Prince And The Revolution - Parade

Remastered Vinyl LP Record Gatefold Sleeve

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Parade is the eighth studio album by American musician Prince, originally released in March 1986 by Warner Bros. Records.

Undaunted by the criticism previous album Around The World In A Day received, Prince continued to pursue his psychedelic inclinations on Parade, which also functioned as the soundtrack to his second film, “Under The Cherry Moon”. It is the final album to feature his backing band The Revolution. Originally conceived as a double album, Parade has the sprawling feel of a double record, even if it clocks in around 45 minutes.

Prince & the Revolution shift musical moods and textures from song to song. The fluttering psychedelia of "Christopher Tracy's Parade" gives way to the spare, jazzy funk of "New Position", which morphs into the druggy "I Wonder U" - and they're determined not to play it safe, even on the hard funk of "Girls And Boys" and "Mountains," as well as the stunning "Kiss", which hits hard with just a dry guitar, keyboard, drum machine, and layered vocals.

All of the group's musical adventures, even the cabaret-pop of "Venus de Milo" and "Do U Lie?" do nothing to undercut the melodicism of the record, and the amount of ground they cover in 12 songs is truly remarkable.

Parade is bookended by two songs - "Christopher Tracy's Parade" and "Sometimes It Snows In April" - that reference Christopher Tracy, the protagonist from “Under The Cherry Moon”. The latter song is an acoustic ballad with chromatic choruses and sentimental lyrics bidding farewell to Tracy.

For some tastes, it may also be a bit too lyrically cryptic, but Prince's weird religious and sexual metaphors develop into a motif that actually gives the album weight. If it had been expanded to a double album, Parade would have equaled the subsequent “Sign 'o' The Times”, but as it stands, it's astonishingly rewarding.

Check out the singles from the album: “Kiss”; “Mountains”; Anotherloverholenyohead” and “Girls & Boys”.

This remastered LP on 140 gram vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve is pressed in Europe.

 

(075992539517)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Christopher Tracey’s Parade

2:11

A2

New Position

2:20

A3

I Wonder U

1:39

A4

Under The Cherry Moon

2:57

A5

Girls & Boys

5:29

A6

Life Can Be So Nice

3:13

A7

Venus de Milo

1:55

B1

Mountains

3:57

B2

Do U Lie?

2:44

B3

Kiss

3:37

B4

Anotherloverholenyohead

4:00

B5

Sometimes It Snows In April

6:48

SKU 075992539517
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 1-25395 (K1)
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 August 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 31 March 1986
Barcode # 075992539517
Shipping Weight 0.3350kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 140 Gram Vinyl, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre R&B
Genre Funk / Soul
Genre Rock
Genre Synth-Pop
Format VINYL LP

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