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TrivialPursuit

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It All Started Thirty-Nine Years Ago: April 7, 1978

April 7 marks the 39th anniversary of the release of For You.

It's around the time that I heard of him. More with "I Wanna Be Your Lover", but "Soft and Wet" was sorta on my radar.

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Share your thoughts on this debut album.

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[Edited 4/7/17 8:59am]

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #1 posted 04/06/17 3:56pm

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"I Wanna Be Your Lover" is the first Prince song I ever heard on the radio. I remember wondering at the time if it was Sylvester... lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 04/06/17 4:05pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

April 7 marks the 39th anniversary of the release of For You as well as the "Soft and Wet" single.

It's around the time that I heard of him. More with "I Wanna Be Your Lover", but "Soft and Wet" was sorta on my radar.

Prince-For_You-Frontal.jpg

Share your thoughts on this debut album.



Sorry to be that guy, but wouldn't that be 1978?
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Reply #3 posted 04/06/17 4:05pm

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heart fallinluv

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Reply #4 posted 04/06/17 4:13pm

Adorecream

There is a great video on Youtube by Nightchild ethereal about it. He is known as Jayspud here.

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Reply #5 posted 04/06/17 4:20pm

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SomeSoldier said:

TrivialPursuit said:

April 7 marks the 39th anniversary of the release of For You as well as the "Soft and Wet" single.

It's around the time that I heard of him. More with "I Wanna Be Your Lover", but "Soft and Wet" was sorta on my radar.

Prince-For_You-Frontal.jpg

Share your thoughts on this debut album.

Sorry to be that guy, but wouldn't that be 1978?


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Reply #6 posted 04/06/17 4:21pm

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SomeSoldier said:

TrivialPursuit said:

April 7 marks the 39th anniversary of the release of For You as well as the "Soft and Wet" single.

It's around the time that I heard of him. More with "I Wanna Be Your Lover", but "Soft and Wet" was sorta on my radar.

Prince-For_You-Frontal.jpg

Share your thoughts on this debut album.

Sorry to be that guy, but wouldn't that be 1978?

hah! 1979?

Must'va got that from reading Prince: The Story Behind Every Album Music Icons Collector's Edition... lol


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Reply #7 posted 04/06/17 4:30pm

Asenath0607

My first Prince purchase was actually his second album and after that I decided I needed For You. Initially I felt that For You couldn't compare to Prince; but it eventually was able to hold it's own. During my time in the military, the keeper of my vinyls fell down on the job and my Prince collection was no more. After April this was the first purchase that I made in an attempt to rebuild what was lost. My Love is Forever was always my favorite. I don't know anything about overdubs, sound being too polished, etc, all I know is that this is when I fell in love with Prince so this album has a special place in my heart and is one that I can't really listen to without becoming a tad bit sad. And I like to think of this as the "true Prince"; not the persona/celebrity that later became known as "Prince".

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Reply #8 posted 04/06/17 4:31pm

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yep 39 years ago tomorrow. but according to what i read the first single did not come out for 2 months...

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Being a die-hard libertarian,
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Reply #9 posted 04/06/17 4:33pm

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Asenath0607 said:

My first Prince purchase was actually his second album and after that I decided I needed For You. Initially I felt that For You couldn't compare to Prince; but it eventually was able to hold it's own. During my time in the military, the keeper of my vinyls fell down on the job and my Prince collection was no more. After April this was the first purchase that I made in an attempt to rebuild what was lost. My Love is Forever was always my favorite. I don't know anything about overdubs, sound being too polished, etc, all I know is that this is when I fell in love with Prince so this album has a special place in my heart and is one that I can't really listen to without becoming a tad bit sad. And I like to think of this as the "true Prince"; not the persona/celebrity that later became known as "Prince".

mine too! and that was May 88...so tons of stuff... and magazines and posters too! all gone....

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #10 posted 04/06/17 4:50pm

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I had to sneak and buy my Prince cassette and keep it hidden. Ah, those were the days.

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Reply #11 posted 04/06/17 4:59pm

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morningsong said:

I had to sneak and buy my Prince cassette and keep it hidden. Ah, those were the days.

no no no!

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Reply #12 posted 04/06/17 5:29pm

morningsong

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

morningsong said:

I had to sneak and buy my Prince cassette and keep it hidden. Ah, those were the days.

no no no!



Hey, my grandmother drowned my cassette tapes when she found them. Luckily she didn't know much about cassette tapes. I came from a pretty strict background.

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Reply #13 posted 04/06/17 6:49pm

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I had no idea Prince's first album "For You" came out 39 years ago. Who would have ever thought in their wildest dreams that he would become an icon, a musical genius and a rock and roll legend!!!

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Reply #14 posted 04/06/17 6:57pm

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"I Wanna Be Your Lover" is the first Prince song I ever heard on the radio. I remember wondering at the time if it was Sylvester... lol

I can totally see that. Loved Sylvester. Used to sing at the Elephant Walk on Castro St when I lived nearby.

Brand new boogie without the hero.
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Reply #15 posted 04/07/17 12:40am

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"For You"... deep love from me.. heart

"For you", is brilliant soft-pop-rock-disco, hitting the disco wave in the late 70s.

Also the "Prince" LP (79), this album sounds the same, covering those genres.

I'm a huge fan, of the 2 first albums.. music love

And ok it is not a secret.. what followed with "Dirty Mind" in 1980 up to 1988 with "Lovesexy" was even better, even more original.

It seems now the 2 first albums were more easy, but I loove the "disco" production a lot.

That long string of (is it 9 or even 10 with the Black Album), well that string of original albums just kept being different (each time of a release), and completely brilliant.

Prince was a huge genius. worship

Ps) My first album was "1999", then "Purple Rain" and "ATWIAD", then I did go back and found these 2 first albums, (and Controversy), wow I was amazed, the music is maybe more "innocent" (1978-79), still very funky.

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Reply #16 posted 04/07/17 12:47am

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Sylvester?

I love 3 tracks (discohits) by Sylvester...:

1. Do You Wanna Funk (feat. Patrick Cowley)
2. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) huge hit...
3. Dance (Disco Heat) "hypnotic" disco: covered by Prince in 2010, at Roskilde Festival in Denmark afaik/ by memory, hope I remeber this right?

Ohterwise I don't know much about Sylvester (maybe a bit off topic too?)

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Reply #17 posted 04/07/17 7:41am

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Adorecream said:

There is a great video on Youtube by Nightchild ethereal about it. He is known as Jayspud here.

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cool
Thank you for posting this Adorecream. Love this guy, he has a great voice too. Lots of insights and points you can go back to because he gives the times. Interesting about the first extended jam ever being on this record.

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Reply #18 posted 04/07/17 7:43am

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damn it i could not find my for you cd this morning!

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #19 posted 04/07/17 8:28am

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what I hear on this one, I still hear in echoes on many songs/albums throught his career

I think every fan, new or old, should always refresh themselves on Prince's beginnings.
These songs, in the simplest way, you can hear throught his recordings throught his career

songs like Tangerine, She Loves Me 4 Me, When 2 R in Love, Kiss, hearken back to these demos and the first albums

I like to sit back and listen to my Early years Prince playlist,

1. For You

2. In Love

3. Soft And Wet

4. Crazy You

5. Just As Long As We're Together

6. Baby

7. My Love Is Forever

8. So Blue

9. I'm Yours

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #20 posted 04/07/17 8:46am

NorthC

^ Oh yeah! Everything that made him "Prince" was already there on the first LP. He just needed to develop it.
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Reply #21 posted 04/07/17 8:48am

NorthC

thedance said:

Sylvester?

I love 3 tracks (discohits) by Sylvester...:

1. Do You Wanna Funk (feat. Patrick Cowley)
2. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) huge hit...
3. Dance (Disco Heat) "hypnotic" disco: covered by Prince in 2010, at Roskilde Festival in Denmark afaik/ by memory, hope I remeber this right?

Ohterwise I don't know much about Sylvester (maybe a bit off topic too?)

[Edited 4/7/17 0:47am]


Yes, Prince also covered Disco Heat in Arnhem later that year.
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Reply #22 posted 04/07/17 8:59am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

yep 39 years ago tomorrow. but according to what i read the first single did not come out for 2 months...


I"m curious where is the source on that? I have a spreadsheet with a grid layout, of all of Prince's releases. Months across the top, days down the side, and squares filled in with albums or singles, etc. I have "Soft and Wet" as the same day as the album. I think I got that from Wikipedia long ago. Hmmm, but PrinceVault does say it was June 7 (BIRTHDAY) when it was released. Maybe I should update my spreadsheet then.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #23 posted 04/07/17 8:59am

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Sylvester was the bomb. Trailblazer one-of-a-kind amazing artist. Taken too soon. If I knew who s/he was, Prince certainly did. rose

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Reply #24 posted 04/07/17 9:37am

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TrivialPursuit said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

yep 39 years ago tomorrow. but according to what i read the first single did not come out for 2 months...


I"m curious where is the source on that? I have a spreadsheet with a grid layout, of all of Prince's releases. Months across the top, days down the side, and squares filled in with albums or singles, etc. I have "Soft and Wet" as the same day as the album. I think I got that from Wikipedia long ago. Hmmm, but PrinceVault does say it was June 7 (BIRTHDAY) when it was released. Maybe I should update my spreadsheet then.

I got it from Pvault too... which is odd because normally the single comes out first and then the album....

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #25 posted 04/07/17 10:46am

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NorthC said:

^ Oh yeah! Everything that made him "Prince" was already there on the first LP. He just needed to develop it.

It is interesting to hear/see that development. especially from song 2 song 2 song 2 song

For You - (Darling Nikki)ending - I Wonder U - Adore - When 2 R in Love - Scandelous

and a song inside this period or outside that fits a development

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #26 posted 04/07/17 10:53am

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Listening to it now. I have to get my stereo hooked up again and dig out my original vinyl.

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Reply #27 posted 04/07/17 11:36am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I"m curious where is the source on that? I have a spreadsheet with a grid layout, of all of Prince's releases. Months across the top, days down the side, and squares filled in with albums or singles, etc. I have "Soft and Wet" as the same day as the album. I think I got that from Wikipedia long ago. Hmmm, but PrinceVault does say it was June 7 (BIRTHDAY) when it was released. Maybe I should update my spreadsheet then.

I got it from Pvault too... which is odd because normally the single comes out first and then the album....


Agreed. I almost wonder if they just sorta put it out thinking it might not do much or they were frustrated with his overspending and time consumption on it, but something caught on and they said "Hey, let's get a single out for this kid". But even in the late 70s, albums first wasn't necessarily the M.O. in a campaign.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #28 posted 04/07/17 12:03pm

pdiddy2011

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Sylvester?

I love 3 tracks (discohits) by Sylvester...:

1. Do You Wanna Funk (feat. Patrick Cowley)
2. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) huge hit...
3. Dance (Disco Heat) "hypnotic" disco: covered by Prince in 2010, at Roskilde Festival in Denmark afaik/ by memory, hope I remeber this right?

Ohterwise I don't know much about Sylvester (maybe a bit off topic too?)

[Edited 4/7/17 0:47am]

As soon as you get the chance, go listen to Sylvester's live version (8:04) of "You are my Friend". That is one powerful, heartfelt song.

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Reply #29 posted 04/07/17 12:05pm

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pdiddy2011 said:

thedance said:

Sylvester?

I love 3 tracks (discohits) by Sylvester...:

1. Do You Wanna Funk (feat. Patrick Cowley)
2. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) huge hit...
3. Dance (Disco Heat) "hypnotic" disco: covered by Prince in 2010, at Roskilde Festival in Denmark afaik/ by memory, hope I remeber this right?

Ohterwise I don't know much about Sylvester (maybe a bit off topic too?)

[Edited 4/7/17 0:47am]

As soon as you get the chance, go listen to Sylvester's live version (8:04) of "You are my Friend". That is one powerful, heartfelt song.

with Martha Walsh and the other singer?

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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