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Thread started 02/09/17 10:12pm

rob1965

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Your top 5 album art work Prince albums?

Don't know if this thread has been started yet, but I'm curious what your ttop 5 of favorite album covers would be. Here's mine:

1. Lotisflow3r / MPLSound / Elixir
2. Sign O' The Times
3. The Rainbow Children
4. Parade
5. Lovesexy.
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Reply #1 posted 02/09/17 10:19pm

kepurplehunter

1).Around The World In A Day

2).Emancipation

3).Plant Earth

4).Crystal Ball

5)Pectreculum?
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Reply #2 posted 02/10/17 3:16am

theplejades

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I was not always happy with the artwork on his albums. Sometimes it looked really cheap. I think with better artwork he could have sold more albums to people who were just casual fans.

My favorites are:

1. Parade

2. Dirty Mind

3. Lovesexy

4. Purple Rain

5. The Rainbow Children

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Reply #3 posted 02/10/17 3:51am

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1. Sign o' the Times

2. The Rainbow Children

3. Around the World in a Day

4. Parade

5. Diamonds & Pearls (more for the innovative cover design than the image itself)

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Reply #4 posted 02/10/17 5:11am

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1. Around the World in a Day

2. Controversy

3. Sign o the Times

4. Lovesexy

5. Rainbow Children

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Reply #5 posted 02/10/17 5:24am

Guitarhero

1. Sign o' the Times

2. Around the World in a Day

3. Parade

4. Lovesexy

5. Purple Rain

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Reply #6 posted 02/10/17 6:03am

postiepaul3

1= Around The World In A Day

2= Sign Of The Times

3= 1999

4= Purple Rain

5= Love Symbol Album

Some of these might change tomorrow wink

[Edited 2/10/17 6:04am]

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Reply #7 posted 02/10/17 6:15am

BoraBora



The most iconic, inspired and controversial is obviously "Lovesexy", so this is my #1 by a mile.

To follow I would say "Around The World In A Day", "Dirty Mind", "The Rainbow Children" and "Sign Of The Time".


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Reply #8 posted 02/10/17 6:26am

NorthC

1. Around the World In a Day
The painting actually illustrates the songs. Image and music go hand in hand. Perfect.
2. Purple Rain
That shot of him on his motorbike perfectly captures his image at the time. Iconic.
3. Lovesexy
Quote from the Dutch book Prince de biografie: "This time he is naked, all he wears is his faith.

4. 1999

Just like ATWIAD, these drawings tell us more about Prince than a photo would.
5. The Black Album
No joke! The music black, both in the sense that it's funky and that it's dark. And it was supposed to be an anonymous release. What better way to do that?
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Reply #9 posted 02/10/17 6:43am

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1) Purple Rain

2) Around the World in a Day

3) Parade

4) Sign of the Times

5) The Black Album ('cos it's like the Batman album but minus the batman sign)

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Reply #10 posted 02/10/17 7:15am

DarkKnight1

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Most of them are pretty bad and Photoshop looking, but here are the first 5 that come to mind.

Purple Rain

Come

Around the World in a day

Batman (Just because I like all things Batman so much)

prince

I will throw in my bottom 5:

Lovesexy. Still traumatizing.

New Power Soul

Emancipation

Rave

AOA

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Reply #11 posted 02/10/17 10:05am

NoOneReally

1. 1999

2. Around the World in a Day

3. For You

4. Chaos & Disorder

5. One Nite Alone

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Reply #12 posted 02/10/17 10:31am

Germanegro

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1999

Around the World in a Day

Parade

Sign o' the Times

Art Official Age

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Reply #13 posted 02/10/17 10:33am

ForceofNature

Sign O' The Times

Purple Rain

Love Symbol Album

Planet Earth

Controversy

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Reply #14 posted 02/10/17 11:20am

glamstar01

1. Sign of the times

2. Lotusflower

3. Parade

4. 3121

5. Around the world in a day

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Reply #15 posted 02/10/17 2:34pm

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1. lovesexy
2. parade
3. the rainbow children
4. chaos and disorder
5. 20ten
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Reply #16 posted 02/10/17 5:20pm

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Most of them, are awful and very cheap looking.

1. Sign O' The Times

2. 1999

3. The Rainbow Children

4. Purple Rain

5. Drity Mind

6. Around The World In A Day

7. Parade

8. The Hits/B Sides

9. Controversy

10. Batman

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Reply #17 posted 02/10/17 7:45pm

RJOrion

1. LOtUSFLOW3R

2. Come

3. Lovesexy

4. Chaos & Disorder

5. Planet Earth

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Reply #18 posted 02/10/17 9:08pm

BT11

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1) The Rainbow Children

2) Sign 'O' The Times

3) Parade

4) Around The World in A Day

5) 3121

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Reply #19 posted 02/10/17 10:23pm

FlyOnTheWall

  1. The Rainbow Children
  2. 1999
  3. Art Official Age
  4. Lovesexy
  5. Hitnrun Phase 2

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Reply #20 posted 02/11/17 1:25am

rob1965

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So far, no one has mentioned the Black Album lol

Seriously: ATWIAD, Lovesexy, Parade, SOTT, Planet Earth, TRC are mentioned most.
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Reply #21 posted 02/11/17 1:51am

NorthC

rob1965 said:

So far, no one has mentioned the Black Album lol

Seriously: ATWIAD, Lovesexy, Parade, SOTT, Planet Earth, TRC are mentioned most.

I did. geek
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Reply #22 posted 02/11/17 3:54am

hyperpessimist

ATWIAD
Parade
black
Dirty Mind
Lovesexy

honorable mention to 1999

... a shame I find most of his post-Lovesexy artwork to be subpar, as I have no particular fixation on his 80s period... Well, I still enjoy the cover artwork to 3121 and Come... Rainbow Children has a nice painting on the cover but the design itself is quite generic... All others... confused

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Reply #23 posted 02/11/17 4:19am

vivifiant

1. Planet Earth (Hologram Version)

2. Love Symbol Album

3. Lovesexy

4. Sign O' The Times

5. For You

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Reply #24 posted 02/11/17 6:49am

rob1965

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NorthC said:

rob1965 said:

So far, no one has mentioned the Black Album lol

Seriously: ATWIAD, Lovesexy, Parade, SOTT, Planet Earth, TRC are mentioned most.

I did. geek


Oh you're right. Sorry for that!!!
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Reply #25 posted 02/11/17 7:56am

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Ignoring the music completely and just looking at them as pieces of 2D art, I'm gonna say these three are by far are the best, but it's actually kind of shocking to see how many poor album sleeves he had:

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