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Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums and wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of ... Read more in Amazon's Prince Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: NPG Records
  • ASIN: B00CZPLXUY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,778 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Prince 's "Planet Earth" cd issued free with the Mail on Sunday in 2007 with cardboard slipcase.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Conolly Gage Esq on 3 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
great album, and proof that Prince can still produce a relevant body of work. To me "Guitar" is brilliant and a brilliant rip of a U2 rift that probably has The Edge turning in his grave, or as I like to think, flattered by the complement. Then switch to "Somewhere Here On Earth" and yet another almost Jazzy vibe altogether...is there another artist who can pull this off. I could go on!! I am off to see him next week at the o2 and cant wait. If you're a Prince fan, missed the Mail on Sunday give away, buy it its worth it. If I hadn't I managed to get a copy I would have gladly parted with cash and would not be disappointed. Ok so I have a copy and its easy to say that, but that's why I am taking the time to do the review.

Enjoy and lets hope he doesn't pack it all in as the rumours have suggested as that would be a great loss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blackmale on 8 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This all hangs upon what YOUR Prince/Symbol/NPG/Christopher catalogue looks like.
Essentially the reason so many people get upset with this and other works by the Purple one is that down the years he has promised so much to so many and then had the balls to deliver. So now any time he serves one sect in the faith of his very broad church everyone else feels left out and cheated. Therefore consider the following:-
If you have Purple Rain/Around the World/Sign o The Times this is for you. If you have Diamonds & Pearls/Love Symbol/Musiciology/Emancipation Disc I, then the tracks Future Baby Mama, Mr. Goodnight and Chelsea Rodgers will set your world alight. The rest may leave you a little cold.
If you even know the Black album exists, then pay 22 bucks for a Japanese import of the disc we all got for free (well almost) after all it's not like you're even gonna break the seal are you!
And lastly if you did buy Batman and STILL play it then buy "Baby One More Time" instead..........by Britney Spears!

There are deliberate echoes of past triumphs, the chorused guitar from Lion of Judah plants you right alongside his highness in the middle of Apollonia's bosom with purple raindrops falling all over the place. Opening chords on Guitar take you as close to When Doves Cry as you can get without using a sampler, and the opener "Planet Earth" is as deeply reflective as Sign o' The Times (the single) but completeley misses the mark - Talking HIV in 1987 was groundbreaking, but the "Environment" twenty years on? Even John McCain does that!
Production is exactly what you'd expect, like no-one else in the world slick, clean and uniquely coloured Purple.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Before I begin I must confess that I'm a big Prince fan and have been since I first heard "When Doves Cry" back in 1984. However, over the last fifteen years or so his albums have been, shall we say, a mixed bag. There have been some fantastic tracks but also an awful lot of dross, and his last album "3121" was pretty dire in my opinion. His last truly worthwhile collection was 1995's "The Gold Experience" ("The Rainbow Children" was impressive, but not exactly commercial or easy to listen to) and before then his last decent album was probably "Lovesexy".

Like many others I bought and binned The Mail on Sunday today but kept the CD, and with some trepidation I put it into the player. You know what? It's actually pretty good! Sure, there are a couple of fairly bland ballads and a pretty tragic stab at rap, but there are also some great songs here. The title track sounds not unlike his unreleased classic "Empty Room", and "Chelsea Rodgers" is an uptempo stomper of a track which will sound tremendous played live or outside on a warm summer day (remember what they were like?) It is also great to hear Wendy & Lisa popping up on two or three tracks as well, and the great man is clearly having a lot of fun with this set of songs.

Are there any classics on here? Not at the first listen, but there are some really enjoyable songs here. If you're looking for a fun album with some solid songs, great guitar work in places, and a return to form from Prince, then buy this one without any worries. After years of duds he's produced something worthwhile at last. Somehow I knew he would.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Wilkinson on 15 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
I recently updated on the little mysterious artist's music buying 3121, musicology and controversially - getting this album for free in the Mail on Sunday! If you missed it, don't worry as amazon aren't asking for too much for it. I was curious to see how he has gone about reinventing himself - we know he can from the gold experience which was made when critics were starting to think he was out of touch and then just wowed them all.

The first track on 'planet earth' is a soulful call to arms about the plight of the world which America is finally waking up to. Nice but who cares? We like Prince because he invented funk. Skip to track two to see him coming back with a bang, 'guitar' has all the excitement and thrill of his most famous tracks from the past and great lyrics - 'I love you baby, but not like I love my guitar!' *cue amazing guitar solo*. Many of the other tracks are slow jazzy numbers that remind me of his earlier work, in particular the ballads from the batman soundtrack. Not to worry though, by the time you get to track 8, Chelsea Rodgers will wake you up in style. Its not just the best song on the album in my opinion, its one of his best tracks ever. A funky, exciting number sure to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.

Enjoy
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