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Thread started 08/23/17 2:55pm

sro100

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Albums you bought just for one Prince song?

Not official Prince projects like The Time, Vanity 6, etc. but other people's records

Some I can remember for me:

Ready to Wear

Paula Abdul

No Doubt (basically)

Jesse Johnson

Y'all?

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Reply #1 posted 08/23/17 3:07pm

TheFman

bright lights

usa 4 afr

1 800 New Funk

[Edited 8/24/17 5:30am]

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Reply #2 posted 08/23/17 3:14pm

nonamesleft

Larry Graham's Raise Up, was $2, haven't listened to it. Haha.

Bought Janelle Monae's Electric Lady as Prince was a guest. Glad I did, awesome record.

Bought other albums just coz P showed interest in the the artist. Harts and Lianne La Havas to name 2.
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Reply #3 posted 08/23/17 3:26pm

gandorb

nonamesleft said:

Larry Graham's Raise Up, was $2, haven't listened to it. Haha.

Bought Janelle Monae's Electric Lady as Prince was a guest. Glad I did, awesome record.

Bought other albums just coz P showed interest in the the artist. Harts and Lianne La Havas to name 2.


You struck the jackpot with Janelle!
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Reply #4 posted 08/23/17 3:44pm

LeGrinde

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Kenny Rogers album

a Paula Abdul album

Bright Lights Big City

USA for Africa

1 800 New Funk

that Madonna album with the 1 Prince song

I bought The Last Dragon for the one Vanity song. ...

....I'm sure I am forgetting some.

I would have bought the Ani Difranco cd regardless, cuz she is awesome. And I might have bought Kate Bush's Red Shoes album regardless.

[Edited 8/23/17 15:45pm]

I forgot about Dale Bozio and that awful Celine Dion album!

[Edited 8/25/17 11:59am]

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Reply #5 posted 08/23/17 7:46pm

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Breaking rules here, but when I was a new fan, Parade for Sometimes it Snows in April. Was confused by the rest of it at first, but grew to love it wink smile

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Reply #6 posted 08/23/17 10:17pm

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Parade. I heard Anotherloverholeinyourhead and had to get the album. I had forgotten Kiss was on it. Of course, in time I came to appreciate the album in its entirety as well as the movie.

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Reply #7 posted 08/24/17 6:58am

thedoorkeeper

Soundtrack for Happy Feet
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Reply #8 posted 08/24/17 7:12am

djdaffy1227

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We are the World
Bright lights, big city (has become my all time favorite soundtrack!)
Pret-A-Porter

Blank Man
Bamboozled

1-800-NEW-FUNK
Happy Feet
Power of soul: A tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame volume 1 (both black and purple vinyl copies)

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Reply #9 posted 08/24/17 7:28am

alandail

sro100 said:

Not official Prince projects like The Time, Vanity 6, etc. but other people's records

Some I can remember for me:

Ready to Wear

Paula Abdul

No Doubt (basically)

Jesse Johnson

Y'all?

I bought the Paula Abdul abum not knowing it had a Prince song on it.

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Reply #10 posted 08/24/17 7:38am

sexton

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sro100 said:

Jesse Johnson


For the song "Do Yourself A Favor" from Shockadelica?

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Reply #11 posted 08/24/17 7:45am

sexton

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Only the Bright Lights Big City soundtrack and the We Are The World charity album. I didn't care enough about the ones that came out later. Songs like "Purple House" and "The Song Of The Heart" I still don't have to this day.

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Reply #12 posted 08/24/17 8:29am

sro100

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sexton said:

sro100 said:

Jesse Johnson


For the song "Do Yourself A Favor" from Shockadelica?

IIRC, that would be it; I bought it on cassette when it came out.

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Reply #13 posted 08/24/17 11:08am

Genesia

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Pretty sure it would be zero for me.

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Reply #14 posted 08/24/17 11:10am

LonelyStarfish

Rosie gaines' album
Patti labelle's albums (I'm a fan anyway)
Martika's kitchen
Paula abdul - spellbound
Janelle monae - electric lady
Tevin campbell
Chaka khan's albums (fan anyway)
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.

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Reply #15 posted 08/24/17 12:09pm

purplepolitici
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thedoorkeeper said:

Soundtrack for Happy Feet

yes that 1 2...

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Reply #16 posted 08/24/17 2:21pm

RJOrion

Andre Cymone - "AC" (Dance Electric)

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Reply #17 posted 08/24/17 2:33pm

jazzz

van gogh
joe cocker
celine dionne
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Reply #18 posted 08/24/17 2:41pm

kindofblue

just today i finally bought the pret-a-porter soundtrack for 2 euros. and kind of regret it. but, whatever.

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Reply #19 posted 08/24/17 2:54pm

spookEElectric

Kate bush - red shoes
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Reply #20 posted 08/24/17 3:12pm

sro100

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TheFman said:

bright lights

usa 4 afr

1 800 New Funk

[Edited 8/24/17 5:30am]

Yup. I'd have to include 800 NEW FUNK also.

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Reply #21 posted 08/24/17 3:14pm

sro100

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kindofblue said:

just today i finally bought the pret-a-porter soundtrack for 2 euros. and kind of regret it. but, whatever.

Also known as Reday to Wear.

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Reply #22 posted 08/24/17 8:34pm

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Bright lifhts Big City,
& Ready To Wear(?)
Sound Tracks come to mind smile

Just reading others post..

Blank man soundtrack, madonna like a prayer..shhena Easton lover in me.. monie love i. A word ir two... And I'm Sure plenty more.. soyeay confused biggrin
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Reply #23 posted 08/25/17 12:11am

hjd

Nobody bought Lois Lane?

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Reply #24 posted 08/25/17 1:47am

kindofblue

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Nobody bought Lois Lane?

i did. complete waste of money. actually, there's one nice song on the record, if i remember correctly it's the last one on the disc. but no prince connection.

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Reply #25 posted 08/25/17 9:10am

kindofblue

Here in Austria the film plus the soundtrack were called "Pret-a-porter", maybe in the US it was Ready to wear?

I was listening to the full soundtrack just today for the first time and actually really enjoyed it - so i take my comment about regretting it back. The disc is full of nice mid-90s club and pop songs. "Get Wild" is one of the weakest cuts on the disc. That is even more obvious as it is followed by the great "Supermodel Sandwich" by TTD, which is a classic in my book.

sro100 said:

kindofblue said:

just today i finally bought the pret-a-porter soundtrack for 2 euros. and kind of regret it. but, whatever.

Also known as Reday to Wear.

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Reply #26 posted 08/25/17 9:54am

Se7en

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We Are The World album
Blankman soundtrack
Ready To Wear (Pret A Porter) soundtrack
Happy Feet soundtrack
Downloaded 2045: Radical Man from iTunes, so didn't buy the whole album

I'm a Hendrix fan, so I probably would've gotten Power Of Soul anyway, but the driving force was to get Prince's "Purple House".

I'm also a No Doubt fan, so I would've gotten their album anyway, but Waiting Room was a driving force to get that album sooner.

I used to rent the VHS of Sheila E's concert just to have the closing A Love Bizarre with Prince and The Revolution guest-starring. Does that count?

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Reply #27 posted 08/25/17 11:17am

rob1965

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Bright Lights, Big City OST.
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #28 posted 08/25/17 12:12pm

databank

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sro100 said:

Not official Prince projects like The Time, Vanity 6, etc. but other people's records

Some I can remember for me:

Ready to Wear

Paula Abdul

No Doubt (basically)

Jesse Johnson

Y'all?

Most of them with just one Prince song on 'em. I mean I didn't buy Celine Dion because I would have gone to hell for that (I'm petty sure) but hell... Kenny Rogers???!! Louie Louie?!! Yeah, I went pretty low. Actually when after ripping it to MP3 at the dawn of the computer age I tried to resell the Kenny Rogers CD: the guys at the record store laughed at me for listening to such crap (and they didn't buy it, I had to sell it to another record store that would just buy anything for 50 cents) sad

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On the other hand, given that I was 15/16 and yet on my musical journey when I bought most of those in 92-93, I discovered a hell of a lot of cool artists thanks to those songs spreaded on other artists' albums, so in the end beyond the occasional really lame record I ended-up enjoying most of those records, and becoming a fan of quite a few of those artists smile

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Reply #29 posted 08/25/17 1:03pm

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