FOR YOU - The very first track on any Prince album is a little over a minute long and showcases the astounding vocal range of the then teenage artist. Harmonising with himself, using his voice as melodies and adding a Gospel and church choir like style. Brave for a first track to bare himself like this but then Prince was to be no ordinary performer!
IN LOVE - A Pop Soul track that has very slight hints of Funk. It is essentially a mid tempo ballad. Showing the early talent this guy had for hearing unusual sounds that merge together brilliantly. All tracks here composed, performed, arranged and produced by this teenager on his debut, that in itself is remarkable.
SOFT AND WET - The first introduction to the now famous (or infamous to some) sexual innuendo laden tracks that he composed during his reign. A Disco Funk track with a little Soul, was released as a single on his 20th birthday as the first from this album.
CRAZY YOU - A lovely slow tempo almost Acoustic Soul ballad. As Prince proved with many tracks in his career, less is more sometimes. This is a case in point, a great emotive and easy going track.
JUST AS LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER - The second single and is a funky Pop Disco track with some fabulous assorted instrument solos throughout the epic 6 and a half minutes. Experimentation was never a problem with Prince and this is sheer class.
BABY - An outright Soul/R n' B ballad in the vein of classic early 70s artists of that ilk. Superb vocal range from Prince once again, the master of the emotively powerful ballads.
MY LOVE IS FOREVER - A jaunty, bubbly and bright Pop/R n' B track with a great guitar solo towards the end.
SO BLUE - This has an almost Country style intro but then turns into an Acoustic emotive Soul ballad reaching a crescendo towards the end and ending with a gentle Jazz style outro.
I'M YOURS - First real hearing of the superb guitarist that is Prince. The first real 70s style Classic Rock track from him. Some awesome guitar solos and various vocals make this one of my favourites of all of his work, its just fantastic from such a young guy at the time!