Prince, Purple Rain [Single] (1984)
I’m getting excited about the new offerings from Prince – will I bet let down in the end? Oh probably, but as a card-carrying paid-in-full Prince fan you’re kinda used to that. No biggie. Still worth the excitement at the time – and then years on you still discover some gems from the albums people instantly discard. In the pre-excitement/lead-up to the brand new material I’ve discovered a few old things I actually forgot I still owned/thought I might have lost/sold/given away…including this – the 12” single of Purple Rain. Worth it for the cover. Worth it for the Ltd Ed Purple Vinyl Pressing. Worth it for the b-side (God). And worth it – goddamn – for that fucking song Purple Rain. It still towers. It still shines. It’s still so bloody glorious init!
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Purple Rain
Sample Track 2: (Side B): God
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