Sunday, 24 April 2016

Purple Reign - The Story of Prince

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd April 2016

First broadcast 18th & 25th January 2003, Mica Paris tells the story of Prince.

She examines Prince's best releases of the 1980s, from the controversial funk rock of Dirty Mind to the breakthrough success of 1999 and the epoch-defining Sign o the Times.

The programme also explores Prince's work as a producer for such artists as Sinead O'Connor, The Bangles and Alicia Keys.

She explores the mystery of the most famous non-release of 1987, the Black Album and at the meaning of his favourite word of 1988, Lovesexy.

She also considers the souring of his relationship with Warner Brothers in the 1990s when he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and went on the road with "slave" scrawled on his face.

The programme features contributions from Chaka Khan, Alexander O'Neal, George Clinton and ex-member of The Time, Jimmy Jam, plus members of The Revolution.

Prince - Dance To The Music Of The World [Castle]
Prince - Controversy [Unknown]
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner Bros]
Prince - Head [Warner Bros]
Prince - Alphabet Street [Paisley Park Records]
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times [Warner Bros]
Prince - U Got The Look [Warner Bros]
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend [Paisley Park]
Bob Seger - House Behind A House [Capitol]
Sinéad O’Connor - Nothing Compares To U [Virgin]
The Bangles - Manic Monday [Island Music]
The Revolution - Baby I'm A Star [Music Plus/Polygram Int Mus]
Prince - Purple Rain [Universal]
Prince - 1999 [Warner]
Prince - Little Red Corvette [Na]
Prince - D.M.S.R. [WEA]
Prince - Lady Cab Driver [Warner Bros]
Madhouse - Three [Paisley Park]
Prince - Kiss [Warner]
Miles Davis & His Band - Venus De Milo [Capitol Jazz]
Prince - Girls And Boys [Warner Bros]
Prince - I Wonder You [Warner]
Miles Davis & His Band - Venus De Milo [Capitol Jazz]
Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World [Warner Bros]
Prince - Gett Off [Warner Bros]
Prince - Eye (Picture) Hate You [Warner Bros]
Prince & The New Power Generation - Sexy MF [Paisley Park]
Prince - Batdance [Warner]
Prince - 7 [Warner Bros]
Prince - Tick, Tick, Bang [Music Direct]

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