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Thread started 07/03/24 3:28pm

FrankieCoco1

Michael Jackson vs Prince, music released when 20-29 years old

I saw something on Facebook that seemed to suggest how amazing Michael Jackson was to release Off The Wall when 20 (in 1979), Thriller when 25 (in 1983) and Bad when 29 (in 1987). I thought only 3 albums in all that time (albeit quite iconic ones), I wonder how many Prince was involved in during this period.

1978 For You
1979 Prince (+The Rebels)
1980 Dirty Mind
1981 Controversy, The Time
1982 1999, Vanity 6, What Time Is It? (+The Hookers)
1983
1984 Purple Rain+Ice Cream Castle+Apollonia 6+Glamorous Life (+2nd Vanity 6 album)
1985 Around The World In A Day+The Family+Romance 1600
1986 Parade (+Camille) (+The Flesh)
1987 Sign O’ The Timesx2 (was going to be triple album Crystal Ball),+Jill Jones+Madhouse 8+Madhouse 16+Sheila E (+Black album)

Released Prince albums: 9 - one a double album -> 10
Released side project albums (in which Prince was the main contributor): 11
Unreleased Prince/side project albums: 7 (if consider one of the sides of the triple Crystal Ball didn’t make it onto Sign O’ The Times; note most of Camille made it onto Sign or the Black album, but then I’ve not included Dream Factory, any b-sides or several songs given to other artists)

Overall the number of ‘Prince’ albums, in this period, is a staggering 28!

Also saw this old thread about MJ and Prince, which is probably worth a look through, if anyone has the time or inclination.

https://prince.org/msg/8/...?&pg=1
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Reply #1 posted 07/04/24 2:08am

ShellyMcG

I doubt Michael Jackson would be willing to trade his output during this period for Prince's.

And I don't think Prince would trade his for Michael Jackson's either.
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Reply #2 posted 07/04/24 6:57pm

DonRants

Back after a long break away for this board...At first I though not another Prince vs MJ. thread. Haha. I must say nobobdy works like Prince...nobody. The older I get, the more I appreciate Prince...I still love MJs stuff. Frankly I have stopped comparing them I am just happy they were around when I was growing up and it is a pity that they are no longer with us.

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Reply #3 posted 07/05/24 4:03am

ShellyMcG

DonRants said:

Back after a long break away for this board...At first I though not another Prince vs MJ. thread. Haha. I must say nobobdy works like Prince...nobody. The older I get, the more I appreciate Prince...I still love MJs stuff. Frankly I have stopped comparing them I am just happy they were around when I was growing up and it is a pity that they are no longer with us.



As someone who only really started listening to them long after they were both dead, I must admit that comparisons between them kind of confuse me a little. Other than the fact that they both enjoyed their biggest success during the same time period, I don't really understand it. Their music is completely different. Both great in their own ways but different.
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Reply #4 posted 07/05/24 5:37am

Ramzoo

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I much prefer Prince (so prolific) rather than MJ.

Do "Victory" & "The E.T. Story Book" count ? biggrin

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Reply #5 posted 07/05/24 7:03am

leecaldon

Ramzoo said:

I much prefer Prince (so prolific) rather than MJ.

Do "Victory" & "The E.T. Story Book" count ? biggrin

Maybe not, but Triumph should.

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Reply #6 posted 07/12/24 7:06pm

DonRants

Ramzoo said:

I much prefer Prince (so prolific) rather than MJ.

Do "Victory" & "The E.T. Story Book" count ? biggrin

You know MJ wrote a lot of music too. But he only released a few...Prince wanted everything he wrote released immediately...MJ wanted the release of his music to be an event. They had such different approaches to things.

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Reply #7 posted 07/18/24 12:34pm

Vannormal

Stop comparing Prince and Michael Jackson.

The only thing they have in common is the colour of their skin and the fact they both made music, and even that was a difference of universes.

"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 Russell 1872-1972)
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