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Thread started 08/09/13 12:08am

digitalelectri
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Are these albums classics?: For You and Prince...

My hypothesis is, YES. ABSOLUTELY, YES!

Are they classics, or merely a prodigy flexing his youthful chops?

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Reply #1 posted 08/09/13 12:54am

novabrkr

They are not classics.

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Reply #2 posted 08/09/13 3:47am

thedance

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"Prince" album #2.. is a classic to me.. smile

"For You" isn't a classic, but is great nevertheless..

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Reply #3 posted 08/09/13 3:53am

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^ Agree! Never really got into these albums. They haven't aged very well either, imo.

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Reply #4 posted 08/09/13 3:58am

IstenSzek

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thedance said:

"Prince" album #2.. is a classic to me.. smile

"For You" isn't a classic, but is great nevertheless..

agreed. there are some cool songs on "for you" but i hardly ever listen to

it as a whole.

but "prince" is a classic, imo. good from start to finish and lots of great

songs that fit in well with his setlists to this very day.

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Reply #5 posted 08/09/13 7:25am

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thedance said:

"Prince" album #2.. is a classic to me.. smile

"For You" isn't a classic, but is great nevertheless..

For You is one of my favourites albums, but I agree with this.

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Reply #6 posted 08/09/13 7:40am

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thedance said:

"Prince" album #2.. is a classic to me.. smile

"For You" isn't a classic, but is great nevertheless..

yeahthat

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Reply #7 posted 08/09/13 8:56am

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7roses said:



thedance said:


"Prince" album #2.. is a classic to me.. smile

"For You" isn't a classic, but is great nevertheless..



yeahthat



I've never really got into "for you", but "prince" is one of my favourite albums of all time, so in my eyes it is certainly a classic!
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Reply #8 posted 08/09/13 8:56am

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NouveauDance said:



thedance said:


"Prince" album #2.. is a classic to me.. smile

"For You" isn't a classic, but is great nevertheless..



For You is one of my favourites albums, but I agree with this.




It's classic in the sense it lays down what was to evolve into The Minneapolis Sound. I listened the other day and was quite surprised just how inventive it was.
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Reply #9 posted 08/09/13 10:52am

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What stood out for people with "For You" was "produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince". It inspired other musicians to lock themselves in a room and play all the parts, even though McCartney and Stevie had already been known for recording most of the album themselves, but it took them a decade before they were able to.

If "Songs in the Key of Life" hadn't happened, hard to say if Prince would have been able to pull off "For You" the way he did, or SOTT for that matter.

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Reply #10 posted 08/09/13 1:06pm

MadamGoodnight

They are *to me*. wink

I heart the vocal layering, and harmony. It sounds beautiful. I love it when Prince does his own background.

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Reply #11 posted 08/09/13 3:35pm

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Great introductions to Prince. But Dirty Mind is the first true classic for me.

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Reply #12 posted 08/09/13 4:12pm

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No way.

[Edited 8/9/13 16:12pm]

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Reply #13 posted 08/09/13 5:00pm

hw3004

No...

clas·sic

[klas-ik] Show IPA
adjective Also, classical (for defs 1–5, 8, 10).
1.
of the first or highest quality, class, or rank: a classic piece of work.
Competent works, laying the groundwork for the greater glories that were to come and containing some classic moments....but, as bodies of work, neither (in my opinion!) compare to DM/1999/PR/Parade/SOTT.
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Reply #14 posted 08/09/13 5:28pm

Tremolina

The question is more: does Prince own the master of 'For You', and by next year the master of 'Prince'?

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Reply #15 posted 08/10/13 2:23am

purplesnowlove

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yes! especially prince album

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Reply #16 posted 08/10/13 2:31am

nursev

Prince is my fav album-it is the first album that you really hear prince's vocal ability. It is a classic cd with some of his best songs on it.
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Reply #17 posted 08/10/13 3:29am

funkaholic1972

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"Prince" is a whole lot better and more interesting than "For You", neither are classic though.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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