Prince, For You (1978)
I’m not in a rush to hear this – all over again – or anything but I was pretty chuffed about some of the Prince albums being reissued on vinyl. This is the only one of his original albums (the debut) that I never owned on vinyl. I was pretty quick to have the CD of this though, it was one of the first Prince albums I heard. I liked it instantly – but it’s not so much a case of listening to it and believing it’s particularly great, more a case of it being the starting point; this teenager sleeping in the studio and making this album by working around the clock. The birth of the legend. I was always gonna get hold of a copy of this a.s.a.f.p and the opportunity presented itself this weekend just been – DJing at Real Groovy and they pay you in vouchers. It’s win/win. No, really. But I only had a few minutes to find what I wanted – as I needed a ride too. So it seemed timely to grab this, even though I don’t need to play it anytime soon. I don’t feel like listening to a lot of Prince these days. I guess I carry so much of it in my head. Still, a quirky and interesting debut. And worth it. Nice to have it. I’ll probably start replacing some of my worn copies of the other early albums too.
Sample Tracks: Soft and Wet
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