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"FOR YOU" 1978 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.
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"SHE'S SO UNUSUAL" 1983 MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING - The opening track of Cyndi's debut album was a cover of The Brains' 1980 underground hit. New Wave Rock Pop, Cyndi explores her vocal range to the hilt with some ear piercing, amazing high notes, which critics' adored later on her career. Great uptempo start to a great album. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN - One of Cyndi's signature tunes and became a feminist anthem and a hit all over the globe. Perfect 80s Pop, with elements of Dance and Rock, and an unbelievably catchy sing along chorus. One of the best and most memorable songs of the 80s decade. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - As a Prince fan I recognised this cover version on first listen. A brilliant 80s Synthpop style track where she kept all of the he/him/his pronouns in the lyrics. A mid tempo ballad that stands on its own and gives Cyndi's album a more mature track amid the hits. TIME AFTER TIME - One of my f