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For You [VINYL] [Import]

Prince Vinyl
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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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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  • Vinyl (17 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B00008G16L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,147 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Pressage original 1978 Warner Bros (Original LP Pressing) [K 56 989]

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Underrated! 28 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
Prince's first album is alot different to his others and may sound a little dated to some people. But if you like 70's disco type music then you will probably like it. If youre a prince fan (which you probably are reading this) then you i would adivse you to get this album as it has some real gems.
1. For You.
A great opening song full of soul and done only with vocals. 9/10
2. In Love.
Great catchy disco song with a nice keyboard intro. 9/10
3. Soft and wet.
A classic prince song with a fabulous keyboard solo! One of the albums higlights and one of prince's greatest. 10/10
4. Crazy You.
A nice relaxing acoustic song with soothing vocals. 9/10
5. Just As Long As We're Together.
This is my favourtie song off the album! It starts off with an epic keyboard intro and gets better and better. I just love the bass part at 3 mins 30 sec. Fantastic stuff! 10/10
6. Baby.
Quite a good song but i think one of the albums weak points. Still the vocals are sang with lots of soul tho. 7/10
7. My Love Is Forever.
The worst song on the album i think as i could never get into it. But it is relaxing and has some nice guitar work. 6/10
8. So Blue.
Another acoustic song with a cool intro and good vocals. Not as good as crazy you tho. 8/10
9. I'm Yours.
One of the highlights and the only song to have alot of guitar in it. A fantastic finish to a great album. 10/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All of this and more is for you... 15 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
In 1978 Prince released this; his debut album.
20 years old at the time and playing all his own instruments, his one-man band approach continued throughout much of his entire career. It's just a shame that the album that started it all sometimes goes un-noticed.
'For You' is very 'of-its-time' and beacuse of this it's easily Prince's most dated album, but in many ways it is a flawless debut in every aspect...
Every song is meticulously produced and you can tell Prince spent time trying to perfect the album, which is in fact 'For You's main problem: it lacks the spontaneity of Prince's later albums.
With the main drawbacks out the way, lets focus on the music...
The album opens with the barely 30 second long title track; an acapella piece showcasing Prince's vocals. It's a very unusual track to open an album let alone be the title track, but it has an undeniable charm to it.
As soon as you start getting in to the title cut, 'In Love' pops in...as with much of the album the track is lighthearted, and is an uptempo pop-funk number, more impressive though is the next track 'Soft & Wet', which lead to be his royal badnesses first ever commerical release, it's a stuttering funky pop song with a taster of some of Prince's risque lyrics which would typify his later work.
Similar to 'Soft & Weft' and 'In Love'; 'My Love Is Forever' is a charming upbeat track with a cute hook, it's the catchiest song on the album, and you'll probably be grinning ear-to-ear when you hear it.
The most impressive song on the album, musically, is 'Just As Long As We're Together', a funky disco-flavoured number which concludes with an excellent instrumetal coda.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One for the collector 19 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"For You" is Prince's 1978 debut album. For fans of the hits such as Little Red Corvette, 1999 and Purple Rain, this album will be disapointing. Prince's in-experience is somewhat apparent on this album and it can often sound somewhat cheesy. Every song is a love song and most are rather unappealing until u reach the very last track; "Im Yours", a track which on its own is worth buying the entire album for. Its funky guitar riffs and sheer rock beats will have u finding it positively impossible not to tap ur foot! All in all not one of his best but a hardy attempt for a 19 year old producing, arranging, composing and performing every track on his first album. Fans of Purple Rain, steer clear of this one but its a must for the avid Prince fam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
My personal favourite, this is The Artist's first album: he composed, performed and produced it alone. The title track is a great illustration of his amazing control of pitch. In the groovy 'Just as long as We're Together', he cleverly performs a 'duet' with himself. My favourite is 'Crazy You', capturing the feeling of having just fallen in love. 'So Blue' on the other hand captures the feeling of breaking up. 'I'm Yours' is rock and funk combined with a brilliant instrumental piece towards the end. 'Baby' is a soft ballad about a couple becoming pregnant unexpectedly. This album is a must to really get a feel for his voice. It is sweet and dreamy and each song has a different flavour....all astounding!
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'For You' - Original Release Date: 7 April 1978

Released when he was just 19, Prince's first album is an amazing achievement for someone so young.

Written, recorded, performed and produced almost exclusively by the young prodigy, the album bristles with a meticulously crafted disco-tinged pop-R&B sound.

Rooted very much in the sound of popular soul music at the time, Prince comes off here as an artist very much in the style of Stevie Wonder or Patrice Rushen, two big influences on the young artist at the time.

The album opens with the title track, a sumptuously multi-layered a capella intro, welcoming the listener to Princes' music and life. This leads swiftly into 'In Love' a mid-tempo bouncy Funk number that is actually better crafted than the albums', and Princes', first single, 'Soft & Wet', a playful if lightweight and forgettable pop-Funk number based lyrically around a rather unsubtle innuendo.

The pace slows down for the album highlight, 'Crazy You', an acoustic guitar-led ballad, before picking up again for the straight-up Disco work-out of the 2nd single, 'Just As Long As We're Together'.

The next track, 'Baby', is a very sugary, but highly enjoyable ballad about young love and teenage pregnancy - the vocals are faultless and Prince's trademark multi-tracked harmonies are once again evident. The album moves on with the mid-tempo Disco number 'My Love Is Forever', which is another highlight.

'So Blue' is another slow, acoustic number, in the same vein as 'Crazy You', which makes it slightly superfluous. The closing track 'I'm Yours' is a Santana-esque Funk-Rock number, which hints at Prince's later guitar numbers.

Overall, 'For You' is a solid album.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Prince Brings The Funk and The Afro
In 1978 America was in the midst of the disco craze, which morphed from Funk in the early 70's. Prince's debut album
owes a debt to both these movements, and he also adds a... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Rappers
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 19 months ago by Donna Wilber
5.0 out of 5 stars good
This product was bought for my partner as he is a huge fan, and being a huge fan he enjoyed it very much, and was glad to have it as part of his collection.
Published 20 months ago by Steve M
1.0 out of 5 stars For You? No, Not Really
Released in 1978, this was the debut album by the eighteen year old multi-talented Prince. Although he would go on to produce some genuine world-beating music, this is a... Read more
Published on 17 Sep 2009 by Simon F.
2.0 out of 5 stars Prince's intriguing first album
I was shocked when I first heard this one. After Prince's classic run of albums in the 1980s I started to work my way through his back catalogue and nothing could have prepared me... Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2009 by Peter Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars The Debut of a extremely good artist!
1. For You. 8/10
2. In Love. 10/10
3. Soft and Wet. 10/10
4. Crazy You. 8/10
5. Just As Long As We're Together. 10/10
6. Baby. 9/10
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Published on 17 Aug 2008 by Alex
3.0 out of 5 stars one classic, the rest aint bad either
'Just as long as were together' is worth the stars alone. a forgotten classic for sure. the rest is ok, one for musos to appreciate for sure...
Published on 4 Oct 2003 by jamo
2.0 out of 5 stars Welcome 2 the dawn
As first albums go this is not a real attention grabber and is seen as a toehold into the pop industry rather than an explosive leap into superstardom. Read more
Published on 17 July 2002 by Damian
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