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Thread started 04/06/18 9:46pm

206Michelle

Happy 40th birthday to For You!!!

Happy 40th birthday to For You!!! For You was released on April 7, 1978.

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Source: http://princevault.com/in...m:_For_You

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Here's an article about For You album in Billboard:

Prince's Debut Album 'For You' Four Decades Later: Does It Foreshadow a Superstar?

04/06/2018 By Brian Josephs, Billboard (online)

Source: https://www.billboard.com...nniversary

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Reply #1 posted 04/06/18 10:46pm

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Reply #2 posted 04/07/18 1:46am

TrivialPursuit

It's a cute little album, very yacht rock/70's AOR with a heavy dose of R&B.

"Crazy You" is probably my favorite on there, although "Just As Long As We're Together" is solid as fuck.

It's amazing that David Z. was around during this time, and actually gave Prince advice on some things and helped with some production stuff. At one point, Warner was going to list David Rivkin as the executive producer, but they went with Vicari because he had worked with Santana (among others).

Warner had set up a photoshoot for the album cover. Prince balked at that (as much as he balked at Vicari was exec. prod). The guy Prince hired for the cover shoot ended up taking a photo of Prince in his (the photographer's) dark room, only lit by candlelight. That became the cover.

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Reply #3 posted 04/07/18 9:52am

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Reply #4 posted 04/07/18 10:23am

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His finest album up to that point! lol

Just havin' a laugh. I love that record. cool

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Reply #5 posted 04/07/18 10:26am

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Oh my God I am old as shit. Forty years.

It is far from a cute anything. It is a really good album. So Blue is soooooooooo underrated.

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Reply #6 posted 04/07/18 10:30am

TrivialPursuit

eyewishuheaven said:

His finest album up to that point! lol

Just havin' a laugh. I love that record. cool




lol lol Someone on Instagram called it "so prolific".

I was like ....uhhh, that's not that that means. Prolific means characterized by abundant production in a short time. One album isn't an abundant production in a short period. I don't know if the person meant that "For You" itself, the song, was prophetic in that he would end up sharing his whole life with everyone through his music, or they were just a dumbass. LOL They blocked me after the correction.

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Reply #7 posted 04/07/18 11:10am

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Love the album! It is just as diverse as the rest of his career. It really seems constrained at the same time there is this energy underneath that seems to tell of the greatness that will be!

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Reply #8 posted 04/07/18 12:22pm

206Michelle

I just listened to the album from start to finish (which I have not done in at least 6 months). It's a very respectable debut album and clearly showcased Prince's immense musical talent, at the age of 19. If I had to give it a rating versus other artists' debut albums, based solely on a listening test, I give it a 9 out of 10. Compared to the rest of Prince's catalogue, I give it an overall rating of a 6.5.

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There are three songs from For You to which I listen regularly: "Soft and Wet", "For You", and "I'm Yours".

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His strengths on this album are his vocals, multi-instrumental repertoire, and the ability to "do it all" --- sing, play instruments, produce, compose, and write. For You establishes that Prince could create a coherent album of his own material. The album flows; it opens, quite appropriately, with "For You" and ends with the masterful "I'm Yours" and its outstanding guitar work. Prince demonstrates that he can play percussion, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar, among other instruments.

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The advanced nature of the guitar work on "I'm Yours" is, to me, the most impressive aspect of this album because "I'm Yours" remains among the very best of Prince's/prince's studio electric guitar performances in his entire catalogue. "I'm Yours" absolutely is among his top 20 studio electric guitar performances, and this song is from his first album.

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For You establishes that Prince has a GREAT voice, as well as an impressive vocal range. While most of his singing on the album is in his higher register or falsetto, he also displays his lower register on "Soft and Wet" and "Just As Long As We're Together". His voice is clear and has a lush quality to it.

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His composition (of the actual tune of songs) is decent and promising, but there clearly is room for improvement. I feel that his weakness on the album is the songwriting. Overall, the lyrics are pretty average and I think it's fair to describe his songwriting (for lyrics) as an emerging skill. I think that "Baby" has the most best lyrics of any song on For You, and demonstrates that Prince definitely has room for improvement and development in this area. The songwriting on For You showed that Prince could take a lump of clay and form it into a smooth round ball, and with some additional coaching and practice, he had the potential to craft some really nice peices of pottery.

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Overall, For You is a very good first album and a great starting point to his illustrious, legendary 38-year career as a musician.

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Reply #9 posted 04/07/18 12:35pm

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #10 posted 04/07/18 3:50pm

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Imagine if his estate had its shit together enough that they could craft a strategy of releasing deluxe versions of each of his albums during their actual anniversary years?

Imagine it. Then remember the shit show we're dealing with & have always dealt with when it comes to Prince releases.

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Reply #11 posted 04/07/18 4:03pm

PurpleCreme

I love this album! In Love, My Love is Forever, Crazy You, etc... Happy 40th anniversary to the record that started it all.

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Reply #12 posted 04/07/18 5:20pm

Hamad

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I loved the album more when I read about Patrice Rushen's involvement cool

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Reply #13 posted 04/07/18 7:41pm

morningsong

"For You", repeat, repeat and repeat again. That's me.
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Reply #14 posted 04/07/18 10:42pm

Asenath

Thank you for the appreciation. IMO For You never really gets the love it deserves.

My Love is Forever

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Reply #15 posted 04/07/18 11:18pm

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This is nice

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Reply #16 posted 04/08/18 11:03am

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💜 WE were 19..💜
ThankU4 the music Prince💋♾
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Reply #17 posted 04/08/18 11:28am

kae510

Classic Albums ... Masterpiece !!!

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Reply #18 posted 04/08/18 11:30am

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Classic Albums ... Masterpiece !!!

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Reply #19 posted 04/08/18 7:06pm

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It's a great album cool
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Reply #20 posted 04/09/18 10:09am

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We need to put down the Purple Kookaid when people say this is a masterpiece; give me a break. It is a solid album, 3 and a half to four stars.

What is even better is the lustfull amount of outtakes. Those songs in some ways are even better: Make It Through The Storm, We Can Work It Out, Donna, etc.

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Reply #21 posted 04/09/18 11:03am

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2freaky4church1 said:

We need to put down the Purple Kookaid when people say this is a masterpiece; give me a break. It is a solid album, 3 and a half to four stars.

What is even better is the lustfull amount of outtakes. Those songs in some ways are even better: Make It Through The Storm, We Can Work It Out, Donna, etc.

Wouldn't You Love To Love Me love I hope it makes it to the deluxe version if it ever gets released/remastered.

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Reply #22 posted 04/09/18 3:32pm

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OMG! I feel so old, wait....I am!! LOL lol

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I happen to like "For You" -- it's sweet, just like Lil' Princey! heart kisses

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Reply #23 posted 04/09/18 3:44pm

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cloveringold85 said:

OMG! I feel so old, wait....I am!! LOL lol

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I happen to like "For You" -- it's sweet, just like Lil' Princey! heart kisses


For You - Prince inviting the girl on a date

Prince - Prince getting the girl to come over for a drink and talking

Dirty Mind - Prince fucking her

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Reply #24 posted 04/09/18 3:46pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

cloveringold85 said:

OMG! I feel so old, wait....I am!! LOL lol

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I happen to like "For You" -- it's sweet, just like Lil' Princey! heart kisses


For You - Prince inviting the girl on a date

Prince - Prince getting the girl to come over for a drink and talking

Dirty Mind - Prince fucking her

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Ha-ha-ha!! lol

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You got it down pat!! falloff

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Reply #25 posted 04/09/18 4:36pm

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Reply #26 posted 04/09/18 6:53pm

206Michelle

I love this! Where did you find this?

ChocolateBox3121 said:

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Reply #27 posted 04/12/18 1:14am

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206Michelle said:

I love this! Where did you find this?

ChocolateBox3121 said:

It's a design made by Bart Hermans (on facebook) :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/396193007422586/?multi_permalinks=564208387287713&notif_id=1523519946207971&notif_t=group_highlights&ref=notif

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Reply #28 posted 04/12/18 4:18am

PurpleBlackmon

I wish that his first two album had these track listings.

For You - 1978

Side A

01) For You

02) In Love (This is a great Cumbia/reggae sounding Song)

03) Soft And Wet

04) Crazy You

05) We Can Work it Out

06) Just As Long As We're Together (A less Disco And More Funk Version)

Side B

01) Just Another Sucker

02) Baby

03) Rock Me, Lover (The Finished rerecorded and unleaked 1978 version)

04) Make It through The Storm

05) I'm Yours

Prince - 1979

side A

01) I wanna Be Your Lover

02) Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

03) Wouldn't You Love To Love Me

04) Sexy Dancer (The 12" Version)

Side B

01) Do You Want To Ride (Finished With Drums, Claps, Synths, Bass And Electric Guitar)

02) Bambi

03) Thrill You or Kill You

04) I feel For You

05) It's Gonna Be Lonely

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Reply #29 posted 04/13/18 5:18pm

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Excellent debut album and I just love "Crazy You". Impressive that he played all the instruments himself at 19 years old. biggrin

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