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Thread started 03/08/07 10:57pm

coltrane3

For You is the great overlooked Prince album

This is where it all started, but I can't believe how many people overlook this album. It's good from start to finish. Yes, it's lush and 70s-ish, but it has a distinctive quality and the songs are great.

Whenever I put For You in the top 5 prince albums, some people think I'm crazy.

Your thoughts?
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Reply #1 posted 03/08/07 11:20pm

theodore

It's a nice record.
I won't deny it.
But it's definitely
unremarkable and
there r just better
Prince albums.
I mean, U have
"1999" and "Sign
'o' the Times."
"Parade" and
"Dirty Mind,"
"Lovesexy" as well.

cool
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Reply #2 posted 03/08/07 11:23pm

Cataclizm1

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Great album, I love the song "Baby."
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Reply #3 posted 03/08/07 11:41pm

sexxydancer

Great album.Love it!
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Reply #4 posted 03/09/07 12:05am

P2daP

That's my jam right there! I adore that album!
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Reply #5 posted 03/09/07 1:12am

Cheek

It's a Beautiful album! smile

I'm never tired of listening to it! cloud9

My Love Is Forever is an all time favourite of mine! love2
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Reply #6 posted 03/09/07 1:42am

peterfalconer

The naff 70s production is forgivable - it's just of its time. What gets on my nerves is that the lyrics sound like a rather immature teenager trying to write like a grown-up.

On "Prince", however, it sounds like an average teenager writing about average teenage things - comes across as more genuine, and it's a much more 'natural' album - "For You" was trying too hard in every way. Not that you can blame him - if I'd had a major label deal when I was 18 I'd go mental!
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Reply #7 posted 03/09/07 1:44am

peterfalconer

peterfalconer said:

The naff 70s production is forgivable - it's just of its time. What gets on my nerves is that the lyrics sound like a rather immature teenager trying to write like a grown-up.

On "Prince", however, it sounds like an average teenager writing about average teenage things - comes across as more genuine, and it's a much more 'natural' album - "For You" was trying too hard in every way. Not that you can blame him - if I'd had a major label deal when I was 18 I'd go mental!


That said, I think the arrangement on Soft And Wet is absolutely astonishing. The words aren't too bad, either - interesting how he had a bit of help with that one. Even geniuses need someone to keep them on the right lines now and then. smile
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Reply #8 posted 03/09/07 12:48pm

Patrick1985

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cazy you is one of my all time fav prince songs
Like a Gb Major with a E in the bass
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Reply #9 posted 03/09/07 1:29pm

Ceaser

Yes!
I agree, one album that's has been over looked.
Prince was great from the get go! smile
I'm Yours!
"Be glad you are free, free to change your mind, free to go most anywhere anytime!"
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Reply #10 posted 03/09/07 1:44pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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I love it. It has the 70's sound I grew up with (although I grew up in the 80's, I was just behind the times! lol )

The songs have an innocence and sweetness to them that makes me feel happy that Prince was so talented at a young age. cool
Wanna hear me sing? biggrin www.ChampagneHoneybee.com
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Reply #11 posted 03/09/07 1:46pm

2rinluv

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Of all the Prince albums, For You is in my Ipod in its entirety...'nuff said. Love that album from start to finish.
Prince is a genius, period!
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Reply #12 posted 03/09/07 1:48pm

adorable2

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Yeah its a good album i like to listen to it often. I love Baby and I'm Yours
I'm an org elitist... totally unapproachable.

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Reply #13 posted 03/09/07 2:03pm

prettylies

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I love For You, especially So Blue, Crazy You and Baby. The album reminds me a lot of the Leroy Hutson albums from the same era.
" A mind changed against its will, is of the same opinion still"
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Reply #14 posted 03/09/07 7:56pm

Rinluv

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For You is in my top forvorites list aswell. It's great album, but definately underrated.
Some people think I'm kinda cute
But that don't compute when it comes 2 Y-O-U.
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Reply #15 posted 03/09/07 8:56pm

paisley16

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I agree this album is underrated. I'm Yours is in my top favorite songs, and I love Baby as well- I can't put the whole album in my top 5 though- not with all that came later.
Ask where they're going, they'll tell U – "Nowhere"
They've taken a lifetime lease on Paisley Park ...music
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Reply #16 posted 03/09/07 9:21pm

CalhounSq

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I love every song on the first 2 albums... LOVE THEM exclaim
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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