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  • Audio CD (10 Aug. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Because Music
  • ASIN: B002IYLFBE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,599 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
3CD set - Lotusflow3r / MPLSound / Elixir.

Let's get the bad out of the way first so we can concentrate on the good:

MPLSound - Flacid collection of tepid synth-funk and saccharin ballads. This CD follows the path of Emancipation, Rave, Musicology and 3121 - if you like Prince pushing the auto-pilot button and farting out a dozen tracks he's done a million times before, this is for you, enjoy.

Elixir - Prince written and produced album by then protege Bria Valente, yet another Vanity look-a-like. This laid back collection of Sade-inspired soul is rarely pleasing, often forgettable, but not too much of either to get too excited about either in your hate or love for it. It is what it is, Prince has a new squeeze, his thing is he's going to "make them a star", then the next year they're banished from the royal court to be deposed by that year's muse - at the time of writing that is Andy Allo, successor to Bria, who herself was successor to Tamar - who's slightly superior unreleased album was the source for one of the tracks on Elixir.

Right, that's that... now the good news:

Lotusflow3r - Simply the most cohesive, complete and engaging Prince album since 2001's The Rainbow Children.
The set shows Prince's usual flare for eclecticism, with wacky twists and turns in amongst the usual display of rock, funk and balladry. Prince really pulls it all together here though.

Boom is a pleasing dreamy guitar-led pop piece that never outstays it's welcome as it leads straight into the cover of Crimson and Clover, a Purple Rain-esque take on a classic song that Prince really makes his own, a great version.
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As with a lot of recent Prince releases a certain degree of patience is needed to fully appreciate the content. All the Prince nuts like me love anything he does and his live shows are still the best you will ever see. I do understand that none fans will think it a bit self indulgent but stick with it to understand the musicianship beneath.
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Out of the three, the album Lotus Flower is brilliant:Crimson and Flower, Colonized Mind and 77 Beverley Park (an instrumental...) all have five stars on my playlist. Colonized Mind is an overall favourite, even if that's one where Prince 'tells us something' which can be a tad eyebrow rising on occasion. However, the other Prince album is a waste of space and the third is for one of his cute protegee and is as bland as it gets. Just imagine you are getting a single cd and you will be happy.
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This is a must for all Prince fans, and anyone who likes proper music!
There are hidden gems on this cd, colonized mind is one of the best songs Ive heard for a long time.
Just buy it and you will hear a master at work
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MPL SoundI just had to write in answer to the negative comments on this album.As this has to be one of my favourite Prince CDs of recent years.The first three tracks are fabulous!Great for dancing and funny lyrically.The rest of the album is almost as good especially Valentina and No More Candy 4 U.Listening to Prince as I sit and write this He really knows how to make fantastic music of all kinds and moods.Have albums in double figures all are different and each wonderful.Hardly listen to anything else as no-one else matches his humour and genius.
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When I first received this one I took a look at the discs and thought how is this gonna play. It had an unusual clear black bottom which most discs don't have but all three played great. I'm really into anything by Prince. Some of the stuff on here is his usual standard touch of rock meets pop meets funk meets soul. Very good album. Would never have paid full price but not so bad now it's down in price. Promoting his artist Bria Valentine on the 3rd disc definatly a way of getting her out with his usual MLPS sound. Great
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This is a 3 CD set and for the price it is a gem. Disc 2 on its own is worth the money with some bonus tracks on the other CDs. The guitars are great with some pick out tunes such as $ and Colonised Mind. Don't hesitate purchase this.
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This album continues Prince's great Run of albums since 2001 Rainbow Children.

The album is full of Funk Pop gems great ballads.

In amongst the Linn Drums and keyboards there is some great guitar work. Checkout the solo on Valentina, Pure Santana.

It sounds fresh and alive and vocals are on top form troughout, it does to some degree recall the electro funk work from the 1980's but it certainly isn't a retro sounding album.
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