Reissued in 2017! Watershed 1984 single, off the “Purple Rain” soundtrack. Backed by non-album B-side “17 Days”.
Limited twelve inch vinyl repressing of this single lifted from the funk/R&B singer/songwriter’s 1984 album Purple Rain. Combining a mesmerizing hook with strikingly sparse production dominated by synths, electronic drums and spellbinding vocals, Prince scored his first #1 hit with this instant and enduring classic. Includes one of Prince’s best-loved B-sides: “17 Days.” Known for his marathon shows, he delivered countless historic performances such as the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show. Enchanting the modern era, he headlined festivals such as Coachella and Montreux Jazz Festival, in addition to selling out arenas and stadiums everywhere. Along the way, he collaborated with everyone from Michael Jackson, James Brown, Beyoncé and Amy Winehouse to Tom Petty, Madonna and Mary J. Blige. In 2016, Prince passed, but his spirit continues to shine in the hearts and minds of fans worldwide. President Barack Obama lauded his legacy as his music blared from every corner of the globe.