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"A magical mystery tour!"
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A trip through time, place and symbol with a creative royal; magic.

"All the hits"
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Music to make you feel happy

"Sensational Prince"
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A great mix of wonderful Prince classic songs. A lovely way to remember this very talented man

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Personnel: Prince (vocals, various instruments); Wendy, Dez Dickerson (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Boyer (vocals, Hammond organ); Rosie Gaines (vocals, organ); Lisa Coleman (vocals, keyboards); Sheila E. (vocals, drums, percussion); Sheena Easton, Camille, Tony M. (vocals); Levi Seacer Jr. (guitar, bass, background vocals); Miko (guitar, background vocals); Eric Leeds (flute, horns, background vocals); Atlanta Bliss (horns); Matt Fink (keyboards, background vocals); Tommy Barbarella (keyboards); Brown Mark, Sonny T. (bass, background vocals); Bobby Z., Michael B. (drums, percussion); Kirk Johnson, Damon Dickson (percussion, background vocals); Mayte, Mazarati (background vocals).

Engineers include: Gary Brandt, Peggy McCreary, David Leonard.

Producer: Prince.

Compilation producer: Gregg Geller.

Digitally remastered by Keith Blake.

Considerably more streamlined than previous compilations THE HITS 1 and THE HITS 2, the 17 songs that make up THE VERY BEST OF PRINCE offer a nice tour through the Purple One's chart successes for Warner Brothers from 1978 to 1993. Mixed in among chart toppers like the quirky "When Doves Cry," Hendrix-fueled mania of "Let's Go Crazy" and stripped-down funk of "Kiss" are enough brilliant moments to make you wish the guy had focused more on music and less on the identity shifts that characterized most of the '90s.

Starting with the 1979 #1 "I Wanna Be Your Lover," Prince's pop sensibilities and inquisitive nature have found him cleverly bouncing back and forth between the twin poles of sex and spirituality. Whether it's the runaway pledge of faith found in "I Would Die 4 U," sly lasciviousness of "Gett Off" or battle-of-the-sexes throw-down with Sheena Easton on "U Got The Look," this Minneapolis native's way with a hook makes more of an impression in retrospect than his ability to shock. Other highlights include the millennial jam "1999," chilling view of the world "Sign O' The Times," gorgeous "Diamonds And Pearls" and irresistible "Alphabet Street."

What the critics say...

Q (9/01, p.133) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...He really was the exciting new face of popular music....The hits that transformed Prince into a superstar to rival Michael Jackson remain some of the most thrilling in pop history..."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. I Wanna Be Your Lover
  2. 1999
  3. Little Red Corvette
  4. When Doves Cry
  5. Let's Go Crazy
  6. Purple Rain
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Raspberry Beret
  9. Kiss
  10. Sign O' The Times
  11. U Got The Look
  12. Alphabet St.
  13. Thieves In The Temple
  14. Gett Off
  15. Cream
  16. Diamonds And Pearls
  17. Money Don't Matter 2 Night
Release date NZ
July 31st, 2001
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Album Length (Minutes)
73:20
Label
Warner Bros Records
Number of Discs
1
Original Release Year
2001
Box Dimensions (mm)
142x125x10
UPC
9325583010613
Product ID
1534681

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