Prince (w/ Miles Davis & Friends), Crucial (1990)
I don’t know if it really is Crucial – time will tell I guess. But I had to pick it up. Hadn’t ever seen a vinyl copy, but have read, often, about the Prince/Miles Davis jam and have heard some of the songs, and as ever with Prince some of the versions of the song escaped out into the world in slightly different versions. I haven’t yet heard this LP but I had to get it. Had to have it. That said it was a tough call. I hovered, for longer than I ever have. I hope it’s worth it. Well, worth it for the novelty and the hope of discovering something slightly interesting…most things that were never officially unreleased that then find their way out into the world somehow serve only to remind you why they were never officially unreleased. But I’m a Prince fan (and a Miles fan too of course) and it feels, in some odd sense, like a “Souvenir” for this tragic year.
Sample Track: Crucial
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