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Emancipation [Explicit Lyrics]

Prince Audio CD
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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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  • Audio CD (9 Feb 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: NPG Records
  • ASIN: B000002UJC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Jam Of The Year
2. Right Back Here In My Arms
3. Somebody's Somebody
4. Get Yo Groove On
5. Courtin' Time
6. Betcha By Golly Wow
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Sex In The Summer
2. One Kiss At A Time
3. Soul Sanctuary
4. Emale
5. Curious Child
6. Dreamin' About U
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Slave
2. New World
3. The Human Body
4. Face Down
5. La, La, La Means I Love You
6. Style
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Product Description

Princes first album after leaving Warner Brothers. Originally released in 1996, this three CD set runs exactly three hours which easily makes it one of the longest albums of all-new original material ever released by a popular artist. Standard triple jewelcase.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fine collection. 24 Nov 1999
Format:Audio CD
The only words to decribe this album are that it is a work of flawed genius, but we have come to expect that from The Artist. The album is spread over 3 CD's, each being exactly 60 minutes in duration, with each CD having it's own style. The first CD has some gems like Somebodys Somebody, Betcha by Golly Wow, I Can't Make You Love Me and In This Bed I Scream. The second CD has more of a sexual theme with tracks such as Sex In The Summer (complete with his then pregnant wifes ultrasound playing in the background), One Kiss At A Time, The Holy River and Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/ Wife (this song was played at The Artists wedding). The third CD on this album is a little odd, with the style ranging from techno through to house, then rap, onto pop and then finishing with gospel! The standout tracks on this final CD are New World, La,La,La Means I Love U, The Love We Make and the fantastic cover of Joan Osbournes' classic song One Of Us. There are a lot of great tracks on this CD, but also there are a few that just don't make it. But Prince fans have learned to appreciate the mans inability to make a completely flawless album. Overall then, I would heartily recommend this album to any Prince fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy this cd!! 16 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is Prince at his most creative, he was madly in love with Mayte and the songs just flowed.
Take it on your holidays, stand on the balcony and play Sex in the summer really loud!
At this price you cant go wrong!!
Just buy it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed 2 Feb 2013
By Edward
Format:Audio CD
I have own this album since it came out, which is now quite a while and from the start it has been a favourite. It is a real shame that it is so overlooked. This is his 'Here my Dear' album and yes there is some blanks, but there are gems. His covers ( Betcha by Golly Wow on disc 1 and LaLa means I love you on the third) are delightful and touching, using the more fragile aspects of his voice. Disc two has three classic ballads that have stood the test of time for me: Soul sanctuary, the Holy River and Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife. The third album has the 'hit' (One of Us) which is not my cup of tea sentiment wise, but a good tune nonetheless (slightly spoiled by not being able to get out of my head the image of that dreadful woman who also sang it). Worth a mention are also Right back here in my Arms on disc 1, and My Computer on 3, both good middle of the road Prince songs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Talent 2 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
After a little while with being less thna enamoured with Warner Bros comes Emancipation. You expect the unexpected with Prince and here it is. 3 CD's, 180 minutes of music, even the odd cover and all the variety and quality you could ask for. The first CD would be the conventional pop album, the second a love tribute to then wife Mayte (check out Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife for confirmation that the man was in LURVE !!) and the third more experimental, and the best in my view. Not one for those with short attention spans but for music lovers this is a must. I rate this as his best album since Sign o'the Times.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all true Prince fans 24 Nov 1999
Format:Audio CD
After owning this album for sometime,and speaking as a true Prince fan ,this is a must for all fans.The variety of songs on this three cd compilation is awesome,from the 1st cd containing classic funk tracks such as Jam of the year with the artist playing some of his wildest guitar solos to a cover of What can i say to make you love me is such the variety.From the second cd containing such tracks as The holy river,and the 3rd containing a recent song from a well known tv advert,The Artist again shows that he is not afraid to experiment,be himself and record the music that he wants to record.After recent disappointing albums by his standards,this truly places The Artist back up there with the gods.,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Emancipation 2 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
I must admit, it's taken me some time to get into this album. It's the volume of material that slowed me down. Three cd's is an awful lot to take in all at once no matter how big a fan you are. But I guess that's Prince for you - music just pours out of him. And for that I am thankful! Emancipation admittedly has it's share of filler but there is some stunning material spread across these three discs. Like many I beleive the album would have benifited from a little quality control and could have been reduced to a truly exceptional single album.
The first disc is the one that sounds most like classic Prince and contains much of the best material. The opening track, "Jam of the Year" has an infectious groove and features some inspired piano playing. "We Gets Up" is as funky as hell - oh how this man can funk! "Damned If Eye Do" is a classic rock number that should please fans of the purple era. My personal favourite, "In This bed Eye Scream", is one of Prince's more personal songs, dealing with the breakdown of his relationship with Revolution member's Lisa and Wendy.
Disc two is basically all ballads. This may sound a little dull but there are some beautiful melodies here. Standout tracks include "Soul Sanctuary" and "Saviour." The third disc is a more up-beat dancey set. "Slave" is a stripped down track with an almost Sign O The Times-like demo quality. "Face Down" is one of Prince's better attempts at Hip Hop. The title track closes the album with a badass funky bass line that will not leave my head.
As mentioned before, three discs is a lot for anyone and therefore this album may not be for the casual listener. But if you're a lover of real music you should take the time to listen because you'll discover some truly amazing song writing here. If you already own a few Prince albums then you're probably already aware of the man's genius and will definitely enjoy much of this set.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Jam of the year album
Just bought the album for 3 CD's the work is good considering he released this with 2 other albums that same year. Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2010 by P-geeza
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth getting.
Emancipation is,for some reason,always available second-hand on amazon's marketplace for absurdly cheap prices-if you like Prince,buy it now! Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2005 by Ted Maul
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent Prince material
The point people seem to miss with Prince is that he isn't interested in releasing commercially successful albums. Read more
Published on 29 Jan 2005 by "highwaytrousers"
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel
1983 was the year I discovered Prince, and a love affair began. I stuck by his side through good times and bad; the 80's were wonderful, the 90's a tad rocky, but I was always... Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2004 by Peter Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, too long though!
This album proves that you can get too much of a good thing. there isn't one song that could be called less than good and most are brilliant but three hours of it gets a bit much. Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars disks one and three 5 star, disk two, 2star
a fantastic collection of songs. Disk one has some classics, Jam of the Year, Get yo groove on and we gets up are just incredible. Disk two just has nothing on it for me. Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars The Man is Back
Don't be put off by the purples one's previous few albums. This truly is Prince at his best and sees him regaining the form he showed on his brilliant early material (Purple Rain,... Read more
Published on 11 Dec 1999
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