- Audio CD (31 Mar 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Wagram
- ASIN: B00008KIY0
- Other Editions: Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,470 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Rainbow children|
|2. Muse 2 the pharaoh|
|3. Digital garden|
|4. Work (part 1)|
|6. Sensual everafter|
|8. 1+1+1 is 3|
|10. Wedding feast|
|11. She loves me 4 me|
|12. Family name|
|13. Everlasting now|
|14. Last December|
With that said I must confess even as a fairly die hard Prince fan it did take me a few plays of this album to start to really enjoy it. I have to agree with other reviewers that "muse 2 the pharaoh" and "mellow" are great tracks and that it is a very funky album, but the first time I heard "digital garden" I was wondering if he genuinely had lost the plot.
If you're not a prince fan or haven't heard anything of his albums then choose one of his more renowned albums before looking at this one.
Those of us who believe prince's music is capable of holding a mirror to your soul will find this a vital addition to the collection but had better be prepared to re-play it a few times to begin to truly appreciate it.
That said, you might be better off buying One Night Alone, the Live 3cd Boxed Set.
Prince always sounds best live and the tracks from the Rainbow Children really come alive during One Night Alone.
If you didn't get a chance to see the tour then this is the next best thing.
If you do buy the Rainbow Children then do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of One Night Alone from Amazon. You'll hear what I mean about life being breathed into the RC tracks.
Real music being played by real people. Funky, jazzy, just down right delicious.
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