I No - Prince - Lovesexy
Label: Paisley Park - 9 25720-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop •
Lovesexy is the tenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. The album was recorded in just seven weeks, from mid-December to late Januaryat Prince's new Paisley Park Studiosand most of the album is a solo effort from Prince, with a few exceptions.
The lyrical themes of the record include positivity, self-improvement, This Is The Way - Stephen Cummings - Senso / This Wonderful Life (CD, Album, Album), and God.
It spawned three singles; " Alphabet St. Subsequently, it was Prince's least successful album in the United States since Lovesexy was accompanied by the critically acclaimed Lovesexy Tourof which the September 9th Dortmund show in Germany was released on video cassette and LaserDisc. It was also televised with a short delay for editorial purposes on several European channels, with the broadcast containing various alternate camera shots in place of the ones used in the officially released video, which was I No - Prince - Lovesexy a year later in Sheila E.
Similarly, early CD copies of Lovesexy have the entire album in sequence as a single track, though some later editions have it as nine separate tracks. I No - Prince - Lovesexy theme of the album is the struggle between good and evil. God and Satanvirtue and sin although, with the Gemini character that he developed inthese "sides" may also represent "ego and alter-ego"the perennial themes of Prince's work, mix as Prince climaxes to "Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above" in the song "Anna Stesia".
Prince refers to Lovesexy as a gospel album. Next I No - Prince - Lovesexy " Glam Slam ", a busy dance track which features Prince's full band. It speaks to the uplifting interlude between Prince and a woman, and how, when he fell down, she lifted him. It also praises the woman's love and sense of humanity. The song ends with an almost classical music string solo performed on keyboard.
Ending side one of the vinyl release is "Anna Stesia", a heartfelt confessional number divulging various sins of the flesh, and ends with Prince promising to dedicate his life and music to God. Side two opens with the machine gun-like pace of "Dance On", which lambastes negative aspects of society, somewhat akin to " Sign O' the Times ".
The title track I No - Prince - Lovesexydescribed by Prince as "The feeling you get when you fall in love This leads into, "When 2 R in Love", a sex-infused ballad recorded during the sessions for the untitled black album. Next is the almost sparse, but uplifting " I Wish U Heaven ", I No - Prince - Lovesexy says that no matter what controversy or opposition one may bring, the end result is still wishing your enemy the best.
It follows a Biblical proverb about "blessing those that curse you, loving those that hate you, for Children 2006 - George Acosta - A State Of Mind heaps hot coals on their heads".
The last track is "Positivity", which echoes the theme of "Dance On". It extols the virtues of staying positive, while asking the listener to examine examples of negativity and negative aspects of the world; overlooking the I No - Prince - Lovesexy thrill and pushing toward being positive throughout it. The song continuously asks the question "Have you had your plus sign today? The song ends with sounds of water rushing and a river over keyboard chords. This final song was later given to Mavis Staples for her album, The Voice.
The cover based on a photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino caused some controversy upon release as it depicts Prince in the nude. Lovesexy was Prince's least successful album sincefailing to break the top 10, being certified Gold and spending just 21 weeks on the US Billboard While " Alphabet St.
The situation in the United Kingdom was more positive, where the album debuted at number 1 and all the singles became top 40 hits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to I No - Prince - Lovesexy sources.
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