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206Michelle

Albumism: Prince and The Revolution’s ‘Parade’ Turns 35 | Anniversary Retrospective

This is a detailed and informative article that provides useful context about Parade's creation and it's relationship to Under The Cherry Moon, particularly for younger fans like me (I was born later on in 1986) who do not remember or were not alive at the time of Parade's release.


"Prince and The Revolution’s ‘Parade’ Turns 35 | Anniversary Retrospective"

Albumism

March 27, 2021

By Quentin Harrison

Source: https://www.albumism.com/...rospective

"A transportive and imaginative musical paradiso, Parade is where Prince stepped into the full breadth of his abilities to shoulder his dichotomous appetites for uncompromising art and competitive commerce. Further, the album is a rare snapshot of this enigmatic man at his most joyful and curious—traits to gradually recede from his subsequent output. A seminal body of work in need of serious reappraisal, Parade is still waiting for its moment to shine."


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Reply #1 posted 03/30/21 9:30pm

DotsofU

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this was GREAT

Thank you for sharing

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Reply #2 posted 03/31/21 1:43am

Ramzoo

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Such a great album! Will listen 2 it and the Paris concert (my first one). I was wrong thinking that 2day an official announcement would B made for the SDE release. too bad. sad
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Reply #3 posted 03/31/21 3:32am

DarkOK

Nice read - thanks for posting.

Parade is my favourite of his albums. Currently listening to City Lights vol 5.
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Reply #4 posted 03/31/21 7:26am

sulls

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Ah, I remember walking to the local record shop, Sounds Unreal, to get the Kiss single on the day of release. When Parade was released, a friend with a car took me to another town to get it. GOOD TIMES...
"I like to watch."
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Reply #5 posted 03/31/21 7:33am

wilmer

Damn right it's waiting for it's moment to shine.
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Reply #6 posted 04/04/21 1:50am

Ramzoo

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Reply #7 posted 04/04/21 6:22am

muleFunk

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PARADE's moment to shine????

When did it stop shining?

That's a Prince Top 5 album in just about everyone's book.

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Reply #8 posted 04/04/21 6:44am

gandorb

Thanks for sharing this enjoyable article. Parade certainly deserves a reappraisal in the mainstream press for being one of his very best albums. Personally, Parade is one of my favorite and most played albums ever. I never tire of it.
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Reply #9 posted 04/04/21 4:43pm

CAL3

muleFunk said:

PARADE's moment to shine????

When did it stop shining?

That's a Prince Top 5 album in just about everyone's book.

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You must not have read many people's books.

I’ve been informed that my opinion is worth less than those expressed by others here.
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Reply #10 posted 04/04/21 5:21pm

CoolMF

Nice tribute. Still my favorite Prince album. Would love for it to get the SDE treatment just for 12"s and UTCM songs that don't appear on the album, but I gotta feeling that's not the estate's priority anytime soon and, if so, I get it...

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Reply #11 posted 04/04/21 10:54pm

funkbabyandthe
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Still hope it will get the sde treatment this year!
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Reply #12 posted 04/05/21 4:36am

Vannormal

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This album set the fact straight in Prince's oeuvre so far, that he never ever would deliver the same album, sound or concept for the rest of his life.

To me, ATWIAD still was closer to PR.

This album made you forget everything.

I remember when i took the train to school, and on some damn transitor radio (that someone had close to me - too loud), I was happy to hear that Prince cut his hair short,

and released a new single simply called 'Kiss', unlike anything else he had released before.

And then I heard the over modulated first tones of the song...

Those were the 'moments' in my young man's life that changed a great part of me.

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #13 posted 04/05/21 10:35am

emesem

I teared up. I was in HS. Cut class for the day to go buy this and listen to it with my best friends. This brings back so many memories.

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Reply #14 posted 04/06/21 11:34am

FrankieCoco1

Best final 3 songs ending to an album...Kiss, Anotherloverholenyohead, Sometimes It Snows In April.
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