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Dirty Mind [CD]

Prince Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 1986)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002KLP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Dirty Mind (LP Version) 4:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. When You Were Mine (LP Version) 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Do It All Night (LP Version) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gotta Broken Heart Again (LP Version) 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Uptown (LP Version) 5:320.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Sister (LP Version) 1:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Partyup (LP Version) 4:240.99  Buy MP3 

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On this 1980 tour de force, Prince produced the template for most of his '80s albums: a mixture of lust and longing, synth pop combined with gut bucket rock and roll. Although this was his third CD, Dirty Mind was the one that truly established "When You Were Mine", which still ranks as one of his best songs, ever. The gender- and race-bending Dirty Mind was nasty and freaky--and you could dance to it. Still can. --Amy Linden

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5.0 out of 5 stars Scandalous in 1980... 5 Aug 2001
By MarcusD
Format:Audio CD
Seemingly tired of the implied naughty sexuality of the first two albums Prince went all out to shock on his third, giving listeners an insight into his "Dirty Mind". Prince was clearly not going to be a MOR average artist.
From the suggestive album cover (Prince in bikini briefs against bed springs) he left the listener in no doubt to what the album theme would be...
And this proved the case. Aside from the political statement "Party Up" (Allegedly written by The Time frontman Morris Day), the anti-establishment "Uptown" and the tender ballad "Gotta Broken Heart Again", it was all sex fuelled relations from there on in. The synth-pop title track opens the album with a clear indication of his future manifesto. Sex would play big a big part of Prince's music for years to come yet.
Songs like "Head" (A story of ....) and "Sister" (...) set out to shock from the start. But when the music's this fresh and challenging who was arguing! Well the "Moral Majority" were for one. ;)
It was the Beatle-esque pop perfection of "When You Were Mine" that is my undoubted highlight and arguably his best song to date. It was later covered by Cyndi Lauper.
By very nature of the topics covered Prince limited his potential fanbase here. So although not as big a seller as the former more commercial based album, Prince declared his will to experiment and push boundaries dramatically.
Rough and raw sounding as it is, this remains one of mine and many other Prince fans favourite albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits 3 Nov 2003
By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This really is a 30 minute tour-de-force. It has the lot - ballads, rock, funk work-outs etc and should sound dated given the instrumentation. But these songs are so, so good. By far Prince's most satisfying album - for any other artist this would qualify as a Greatest Hits compilation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars catch me on the right day... 17 Dec 2004
Format:Audio CD
...and I will herald this as one of my favourite albums ever. Certainly it's in my top 2 fave Prince albums.
Let's deal with the cover first shall we? What can I say, it's cheesy and somewhat dated, and the underwear is horrible, but yet despite these factors, it makes me frisky!
Then we get to the first track Dirty Mind, who can resist this naughty gem of perfection. This is the sort of track that I think should be played at weddings instead of that Celine and Mariah type rubbish.
When You Were Mine is a gorgeous little heartbreaker. Do It All Night brings us back to his favourite subject, whilst Gotta Broken Heart Again is another lovely, sad ballad, one of my favourite Prince ballads in fact.
Then we get to the last four tracks, which are all perfect!
Uptown, wow, this never fails to get me dancing, and the lyrics are fantastic.
Head, the best track on the album and a real contender for a top ten slot of all his songs. So sexy lyrically, but the music is equally good. Very funky. A real masterpiece.
Sister is pure filth, a little bit odd, the lyrics being very shocking in parts.
Then, finally, Partyup, another cracking dancey number. Again never fails to get my feet tapping and hips gyrating.
Take his advice people, give some money and buy yourself a Dirty Mind. I'm going back to gazing at the inside cover picture....
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect album 24 Mar 2014
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I'll keep this short, like 'Dirty Mind' itself. I'm fairly parsimonious when it comes to spending money on a particular item, and so spending a fiver on a mere 30 minutes of music would usually be unthinkable. But you'll never find a 30-minute gem this aesthetically perfect by anyone - not by the Beatles, not by Steely Dan, not by anyone. This is the ne plus ultra, and possibly even the sine non qua, of poprockfunk.

The lyrics are wicked, Prince's delivery is infectious and impossibly natural, the whole record was hugely influential, and it's the most fun you can have without laughing. BUY IT NOW, and impress all your friends when you tell them that what they're obviously digging was released in 1980.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Still As Fresh As A Daisy' 13 Jun 2013
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Listening to 'Dirty Mind' today is quite a remarkable experience. What hits you about the album is how fresh it still sounds, how full of passion/aggression the vocals are and how tight, snappy, funky and cool the music is. Ironically, back in 1980, what hit the headlines about the album was its lyrical content and controversial explicit adult content. While its true songs like 'Head' and 'Sister' (in particular) were way outside any of societies acceptable boundaries back in the day, its a shame that whenever an artist breaks new ground his or her's work is usually slated for doing so. In many cases, innovative work like this often gets 'buried' under the weight of criticism and scandal and results in a premature end to a recording career!

So, what exactly have we got here? The simple answer to that is 30 minutes (its not the longest album you will ever buy) of the tightest funk that's bristling with great guitar riffs and which mixes new instruments (synths) with old as if they had always been together. 'Do It All Night' and 'Uptown' were U.K. single releases but were nothing like anything being played on U.K. radio at the time. Production wise the album was as ahead of its time as Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn in 1975 and only the rock tinged, radio friendly 'When You Were Mine' would have had a chance of charting had it been chosen as a single...

So then, to sum up, you can dance to tracks like 'Uptown' and the title track but none of the material here was designed particularly for dancing. A whole lot more is going on here than just another black wannabe trying to move yo' ass!

While Prince went on to make a lot of more successful records than this he rarely made a record anywhere near as good.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, great quality
I've recently started buying second-hand CDs to replace my vinyl and I have no complaints so far. This album is superb, and the quality of the CD is great - no jumps, no... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Donna Wilber
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince Dirty Mind
Good product and speedy service. Loooove this album, think it is one of his very best.
Dirty Mind is the reason I fell in love with Prince in 1981. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Amsterdam30
5.0 out of 5 stars early career peak
Half an hour of music (8 tracks) and nothing by way of reissue around - but continuously inventive and brilliant.
Published 20 months ago by William Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars I am so glad I found this one
I bought this as a audio tape in the 1980s and lost it. It was only the other day I thought about checking amazon for a copy. Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2011 by Bobby Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty but so good
Dirty mind was a hopeful purchase for me, as i did not expect much really. WOW was a amazed when i got it. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2010 by Mr. Sahand Razavi
5.0 out of 5 stars So it begins
The first "proper" Prince album for many, "Dirty Mind" remains a classic. Yes, the sound is dated, falsetto vocals and synths dominant in the mix, but there is much to love... Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2009 by Peter Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Scandalous in 1980
1. Dirty Mind. 10/10
2. When You Were Mine. 10/10
3. Do It All Night. 10/10
4. Gotta Broken Heart Again. 8/10
5. Uptown. 10/10
6. Head. 10/10
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Published on 10 Aug 2008 by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius At Work
I truly adore this album! This represents his Royal Badness at his fithiest and most shocking, and it couldn't be more perfect! Read more
Published on 8 Nov 2004 by Martin Hay
4.0 out of 5 stars long b4 the purple reign!
this is a class introduction to the diminutive genius that is prince rogers nelson.from the opening punk-funk salvo of dirty mind through to the anthemic partyup with lots of peaks... Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2004
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