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Thread started 12/04/17 4:08pm

LaurenceNoonan

Best Prince Album Cover, Collection Cover, Ep Cover, Maxi and Single Cover?

Best Album Cover: Controversy.
Best Collection Cover: The Hits 1.
Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience.
Best Maxi Single Cover: Letitgo.
Best Singles Cover: Little Red Corvette.
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Reply #1 posted 12/04/17 4:22pm

BoraBora

LaurenceNoonan said:

Best Album Cover: Controversy. Best Collection Cover: The Hits 1. Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience. Best Maxi Single Cover: Letitgo Best Singles Cover: My Name Is Prince

Best Album Cover: LOVESEXY




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Reply #2 posted 12/04/17 4:31pm

LaurenceNoonan

BoraBora said:



LaurenceNoonan said:


Best Album Cover: Controversy. Best Collection Cover: The Hits 1. Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience. Best Maxi Single Cover: Letitgo Best Singles Cover: My Name Is Prince



Best Album Cover: LOVESEXY






Yes! 😂
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Reply #3 posted 12/04/17 5:21pm

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Best album cover: Sign O' The Times

Best single cover: If I Was Your Girlfriend

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Reply #4 posted 12/04/17 6:44pm

LaurenceNoonan

214 said:

Best album cover: Sign O' The Times


Best single cover: If I Was Your Girlfriend


I'm guessing your a fan of the Sign 'O' Times era and it's great songs
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Reply #5 posted 12/04/17 7:38pm

TrivialPursuit

Best Album Cover: The Rainbow Children - not my favorite album by far, but it's a beautiful cover
Best Collection Cover: The Hits/The B-Sides (those Ritts photos are primo)
Best EP Cover: The Beautiful Experience
Best Maxi Single Cover: "Gett Off" - hand drawn
Best Single Cover: "I Would Die 4 U" for the b-side photo

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Reply #6 posted 12/04/17 7:43pm

214

LaurenceNoonan said:

214 said:

Best album cover: Sign O' The Times

Best single cover: If I Was Your Girlfriend

I'm guessing your a fan of the Sign 'O' Times era and it's great songs

Yep, but i really love that cover from IIWYG, Prince in a very freflective kind of gesture.

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Reply #7 posted 12/04/17 8:00pm

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Best album cover: Sign o the Times
- closely followed by Around the World in a Day, 1999, and MPLSound
Best collection cover: The Hits/B-sides
Best Maxi-Single Cover: Gett Off
Best EP cover: no opinion
Best single cover: Little Red Corvette
- closely followed by Sign o the Times, Black Sweat, and Supercute
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #8 posted 12/05/17 9:17am

LaurenceNoonan

TrivialPursuit said:

Best Album Cover: The Rainbow Children - not my favorite album by far, but it's a beautiful cover
Best Collection Cover: The Hits/The B-Sides (those Ritts photos are primo)
Best EP Cover: The Beautiful Experience
Best Maxi Single Cover: "Gett Off" - hand drawn
Best Single Cover: "I Would Die 4 U" for the b-side photo



The B-Side Cover to "I Would Die 4 U" is a nice photo of prince during the Purple Rain era and Yeah the "Rainbow Children" is nice too
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Reply #9 posted 12/05/17 9:18am

LaurenceNoonan

214 said:



LaurenceNoonan said:


214 said:

Best album cover: Sign O' The Times


Best single cover: If I Was Your Girlfriend



I'm guessing your a fan of the Sign 'O' Times era and it's great songs

Yep, but i really love that cover from IIWYG, Prince in a very freflective kind of gesture.



It is a cool photo.
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Reply #10 posted 12/05/17 9:23am

LaurenceNoonan

controversy99 said:

Best album cover: Sign o the Times
- closely followed by Around the World in a Day, 1999, and MPLSound
Best collection cover: The Hits/B-sides
Best Maxi-Single Cover: Gett Off
Best EP cover: no opinion
Best single cover: Little Red Corvette
- closely followed by Sign o the Times, Black Sweat, and Supercute


Nice biggrin
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Reply #11 posted 12/05/17 9:39am

NorthC

The best album cover is Around the World In a Day because it illustrates the songs-with a little twist. We see a ladder, a woman with a raspberry beret (and the costume from the video), a tamborine... Prince disguised as Dr. Fink holding a little ladder... Most album covers are just a photo of the artist, this one actually shows you the songs.
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Reply #12 posted 12/05/17 9:50am

NorthC

As for singles, that's impossible to say because, especially in the early years, singles often had different covers in different countries.
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Reply #13 posted 12/05/17 12:25pm

TrivialPursuit

NorthC said:

The best album cover is Around the World In a Day because it illustrates the songs-with a little twist. We see a ladder, a woman with a raspberry beret (and the costume from the video), a tamborine... Prince disguised as Dr. Fink holding a little ladder... Most album covers are just a photo of the artist, this one actually shows you the songs.


That is Dr. Fink, it's not Prince in disguise. Every Revolution member is represented there, as well as Sheila E. But I agree with your assessment. It was his first real conceptual album cover. Others hinted at things (Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999), but ATWIAD really gave you a literal and mental picture of what was inside. But even with that, no one knew what was in store on that record until we all played it.

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"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince |
http://bit.ly/unboxingprince
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Reply #14 posted 12/05/17 12:26pm

TrivialPursuit

LaurenceNoonan said:


The B-Side Cover to "I Would Die 4 U" is a nice photo of prince during the Purple Rain era and Yeah the "Rainbow Children" is nice too


I was so enamored with that cover when it came out. There are a few outtakes from that photo session that are equally nice. Plus it seems Prince in bare feet became a pretty rare thing, although we did see it on occasion.


"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince |
http://bit.ly/unboxingprince
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Reply #15 posted 12/05/17 1:17pm

LaurenceNoonan

TrivialPursuit said:



LaurenceNoonan said:



The B-Side Cover to "I Would Die 4 U" is a nice photo of prince during the Purple Rain era and Yeah the "Rainbow Children" is nice too


I was so enamored with that cover when it came out. There are a few outtakes from that photo session that are equally nice. Plus it seems Prince in bare feet became a pretty rare thing, although we did see it on occasion.




Your right about the "Bare Feet" thing and Another Lonely Christmas has to be my favourite B-Side from the Purple Rain Era look and song wise
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Reply #16 posted 12/05/17 1:19pm

LaurenceNoonan

NorthC said:

The best album cover is Around the World In a Day because it illustrates the songs-with a little twist. We see a ladder, a woman with a raspberry beret (and the costume from the video), a tamborine... Prince disguised as Dr. Fink holding a little ladder... Most album covers are just a photo of the artist, this one actually shows you the songs.


I never looked at it like that and Prince had blonde hair at the time so it was Prince with Blue Cloud suit.
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Reply #17 posted 12/05/17 2:29pm

RJOrion

Best Prince Album Cover = Lotusflow3r

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Reply #18 posted 12/06/17 11:56am

LaurenceNoonan

RJOrion said:

Best Prince Album Cover = Lotusflow3r

I do like the way it looks.

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Reply #19 posted 12/07/17 12:12am

LRCdancer88

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I agree with you guys! I wish I could choose one with a photograph of Prince on the cover but I think this one is the most creative and most fun to look at imo!

TrivialPursuit said:

NorthC said:

The best album cover is Around the World In a Day because it illustrates the songs-with a little twist. We see a ladder, a woman with a raspberry beret (and the costume from the video), a tamborine... Prince disguised as Dr. Fink holding a little ladder... Most album covers are just a photo of the artist, this one actually shows you the songs.


That is Dr. Fink, it's not Prince in disguise. Every Revolution member is represented there, as well as Sheila E. But I agree with your assessment. It was his first real conceptual album cover. Others hinted at things (Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999), but ATWIAD really gave you a literal and mental picture of what was inside. But even with that, no one knew what was in store on that record until we all played it.

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Admission is easy, just say you believe and come to this place in your heart... <3
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Reply #20 posted 12/07/17 3:00am

JorisE73

The Black Album - because it is like a unknown black hole to that freaky album.

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Reply #21 posted 12/07/17 3:11am

EmmaMcG

I don't know what most of his single covers were like because I don't have any but my favourite album covers are Purple Rain (used to have a poster of that on my wall) and Batman.
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Reply #22 posted 12/07/17 5:07pm

partyup77

LaurenceNoonan said:

Best Album Cover: Controversy. Best Collection Cover: The Hits 1. Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience. Best Maxi Single Cover: Letitgo Best Singles Cover: My Name Is Prince

Best Album Cover: SOTT

Best Collection Cover: 4Ever

Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience

Best Maxi Single Cover: Scandalous Sex Suite

Best Singles Cover: Let's Work

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Reply #23 posted 12/08/17 3:16am

Se7en

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LaurenceNoonan said:

NorthC said:
The best album cover is Around the World In a Day because it illustrates the songs-with a little twist. We see a ladder, a woman with a raspberry beret (and the costume from the video), a tamborine... Prince disguised as Dr. Fink holding a little ladder... Most album covers are just a photo of the artist, this one actually shows you the songs.
I never looked at it like that and Prince had blonde hair at the time so it was Prince with Blue Cloud suit.


I didn't know about Prince bleaching his hair blonde back then until just after he died.

When I think of him with blonde hair, I wonder what effect he was going for. Maybe photos will surface someday.

If he was going for "as far away from the Purple Rain look" as possible, blonde hair and ATWIAD would've done a pretty good job.

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Reply #24 posted 12/08/17 5:28am

partyup77

JorisE73 said:

The Black Album - because it is like a unknown black hole to that freaky album.

F Yeah!!!

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Reply #25 posted 12/10/17 5:29pm

LaurenceNoonan

partyup77 said:



LaurenceNoonan said:


Best Album Cover: Controversy. Best Collection Cover: The Hits 1. Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience. Best Maxi Single Cover: Letitgo Best Singles Cover: My Name Is Prince


Best Album Cover: SOTT


Best Collection Cover: 4Ever


Best Ep Cover: The Beautiful Experience


Best Maxi Single Cover: Scandalous Sex Suite


Best Singles Cover: Let's Work


I can agree with all and "Let's Work." Is a great pic of P during "Controversy."
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