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"Eye" No, Alphabet St., Glam Slam, Anna Stesia, Dance On, Lovesexy, When 2R In Love, I Wish U Heaven, Positivity ( LP Version )

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  • Original Release Date: 9 May 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1988 Paisley Park for US and WEA International Inc
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  • Total Length: 45:03
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  • ASIN: B001F62LGE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,909 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So glam, it's absurd 21 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If Sign 'o' the Times was Prince singing about things we all understand and can empathise with-- being in love, being horny and worrying that the world might not last long enough to enjoy it-- then Lovesexy is Prince begging us for 45 minutes of our time, as he now has something extraordinary to tell us, and we certainly haven't heard anything like it before.
It begins with the sound of fire and ends with water. We are welcomed to the New Power Generation (back then, a concept rather than a backing group). We are exhorted to say 'YES!', jerk our bodies 'like a horny pony would', to clap our hands, stomp our feet and chant that 'God is love, love is God'. To dance on, dance on, dance on... It all crystallises on the title track, when what has gone before begins to make some kind of sense: love God, love life, love sex, but know this-- they're all the same thing. 'I wish U love, I wish U heaven' he says, in one of pop's simplest, yet most profound statements of love for another person. Then it ends as bafflingly as it began, with a warning not to 'kiss the beast' and sounding for all the world like a black mass.
Still listening? Probably not. Because this isn't what people want from their pop music, is it? It all sounds like too much hard work? Far from it-- Lovesexy is an album of nine songs that have enough killer tunes for a record more than twice its length. Whether or not you buy into Prince's concept of the spiritual lay, hearing him try to convince you is enormous fun.
The band is the best he ever had, his production was never more sure-footed and as an artist, he was never more creative. Like all the best albums, Lovesexy is filled with wonderful, singable melodies and songs that exhibit a broad emotional range, from the highs of 'Eye No' to the lows of 'Anna Stesia' and beyond.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 18 April 2005
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With this album Prince expertly tackles the most complex of human emotions- love, in just 45 minutes. For example, being deeply in love with someone is analysed in the fantastic 'When 2 R in love' and loneliness is covered in 'Anna Stesia'. He also looks into when love is merely physical with such songs as 'Glam slam'. Not only does love come in for a deep examination but Prince's faith is a continuing theme throughout. Obviously 'I wish U heaven' is concerned with religion but references to god and the like are spread all the way through. Though it has a message to tell it is still catchy and very listenable. It is the perfect CD to unwind to and is uplifting. As mentioned in other reviews originally the songs were all blended together and so there was just one track. However on my copy despite the CD label saying "songs are in a continuous sequence" all the songs are have individual tracks, making it a 9 track album Additionally the inlay helpfully comes with lyrics. Amazingly apart from 'Alphabet St' much of this material has been largely over looked. Nevertheless, despite being released back in 1988 it still sounds fresh today and is a essential addition to any Prince collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prince's last great album 19 May 2000
By A Customer
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This was Prince's last great album, coming at the end of an amazing creative streak encompassing Parade, Dream Factory/Camille/Crystal Ball/Sign o' the Times, The Black Album, and this hastily realeased but lushly brilliant substitute. At the time, it was a let-down from Sign o' the Times, and everyone made sure to get their hands on a copy of the Black Album boot, but in retrospect it clearly belongs to the fertile Sign period, rather than to the decline that began with Batman.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool 18 Aug 2008
A Kid's Review
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This album is highly underrated, as it has some of his best moments! From the funk of "Eye/I No" to the smoothness of "When 2 R In Love", this is not Prince's best. but very good, definately in the top 10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rebirth of the soul 14 Dec 2000
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This is a fantastic album. This is Prince ay his best. The album was recorded very quckly but you can't tell. The use of the studio on this album is absolute genius. There is so much going on on this record that 12 years after its releases im still finding new things. I would recommend headphones when listening to this for the full effect. Each and every song is wonderful. This is Prince's most beautiful album full of multilayered vocals and counter melodies. It is a spiritual experience.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The album that shouldn't have been 24 Feb 2009
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1987. After the success of the "Sign O The Times" album, Prince retired to the studio with the intention of writing a very "black"-sounding album, something dark and funky which people could play in clubs. Rumour has it he was experimenting with drugs at the time, and the resulting product - "The Black Album" is simply superb, as dark and funky as he could have hoped for. However, the story goes that an acquaintance of his heard the album, said "this isn't you," and asked if it was the way he'd wish to be remembered if he died. Finding himself in agreement, he withdrew the album just prior to its release and quickly recorded a replacement which would be its exact opposite - as light, bright and optimistic as he could manage. "Lovesexy" was the result.

I confess that I've never been a huge fan of this album, and from the start the opening track "I No" sounds like a mess, a seemingly huge band all fighting for attention, their individual melody lines clashing and collapsing in a heap. "Alphabet St" is great for its opening two minutes, but the second half, chiefly involving a fairly ugly-sounding rap from Cat Glover, is scruffy. "Glam Slam" is enjoyable for the first half, tremendous for the second, but Prince sounds bored, his vocal almost dirge-like. "Anna Stesia" is probably the best track on the record, a huge, piano-led symphony of a song which just grows and grows until it stops abruptly.

The second half is a little shambolic. "Dance On" is terrible, a choppy synth stabbing away as a mixture of programmed and real drums go into battle over the top, and nobody thought to bring a tune to the party.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Prince
I have quite a few Prince albums but not this one I have enjoyed listening to this on a number of occasions since I received it.
Published 9 months ago by Jannine Chadwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince - Lovesexy
This product was bought to replace an original which was damaged. Have always liked the work of Prince and this is a superb example of his works!!
Highly valued!!
Published 21 months ago by C. M. Casmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Rain Is Wet, Sugar Is Sweet, Clap Your Hands and Stomp Your Feet When...
1. Eye No. 10/10
2. Alphabet St. 10/10
3. Glam Slam. 10/10
4. Anna Stesia. 9/10
5. Dance On. 9/10
6. Lovesexy. 10/10
7. When 2 R In Love. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2008 by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but not the best
For me, four stars translates as "excellent, but not a classic." That said, if Lovesexy is not one of Prince's five best records, it is certainly a top-notch record and one that... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2007 by Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Let it wash over you
This cd has only one track, this was so you had to listen to it, in the way Prince intended.
People should let the experience of the cd, wash over them. Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2002 by Craig Mansfield
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but a mixed bag.
"Lovesexy" is quite an enigmatic album. At first listen, particularly through headphones, it can be very bewildering. Read more
Published on 16 May 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars A great album. Not to be missed.
This album has a very spiritual theme, but don't let that put you off. There are a number of great tracks here with Alphabet Street, Glam Slam, Anna Stesia, I Wish U Heaven and the... Read more
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