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Anna Kocharova, MIA “Russia today”
Hundreds of songs, 39 studio albums, four of which have been released over the past year and a half. Singer Prince (Prince Roger Nelson) was a talented and megapopular, and therefore could afford to be eccentric and unpredictable, for example – to change his stage name to difficult explainable character.
He was incredibly workable for a long time could work in his home studio and on recordings. But the real “magic” occurred on stage, when he went out to the crowd of thousands.
Prince could bring the audience into a frenzy, and then suddenly get to listen to the lyrical composition carefully. This was his magic.
“I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1979)
This first real hit Prince brought him not only fame, but also the respect of music critics. Even then, the journalists spoke about the special “Minneapolis sound”, which is the ancestor of later implicitly declared Prince. It is believed that he was able to stylistically combine several directions: funk, rock, pop, synth-pop and new wave
“Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?”. (1979)
Start of 1980 marked the real take-off in the Prince’s career. The album “Prince” (which included the song “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?”) Was to and from the written, arranged and performed by himself. The number of copies sold has allowed him to assign a certified platinum album
“Purple Rain” (1984)
All of the 1980 Prince followed worked out the recipe for success:. A mix of different styles of music and provocative lyrics have always enjoyed success with the public. On the album “Purple Rain” was first introduced his group “The Revolution”. All songs of the disc included in the same film, which was released in 1984. The style of this album proved to be more diverse than the previous works of Prince. Here he tried to show all the features of the sound group, which now accompanied him.
“Batman” was 11 in a row and again incredibly popular studio album Prince, in where he is actively experimenting with electronic sounds. It was then that the actor has changed, and its appearance, appearing on stage in a more low-key black and white suits.
“Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
In Russia, the popularity of Prince has always been where more moderate than in the United States and Europe. But even those who have never heard the songs in his performance, know exactly smash hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”, which is performed Sinead O’Connor. This composition Prince wrote back in 1985, but it is in the interpretation of O’Connor heartfelt ballad got the desired shade and mood, and was doomed to success.
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