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A Princely tribute to the Purple one
on 27 November 1999
Has Mr. Hanson turned into the Purple one? Is this an album of lost Prince tapes I wonder? Midnite Vultures takes you back to the mid 80's when Prince was at his peak. The squawking vocals on Debra, could be straight from Sign of the Times, whilst Nicotine and Gravy from Diamonds and Pearls. A fantastic tribute to Prince if ever I heard one.
I can only think this was intentional of Beck, as previous recordings show he has many more facets to his music, than this collection of tracks would have us believe. Mutations being one of the best albums of all time, I eagerly awaited the release of Midnite Vultures rather hoping a for more of the same genius, but alas not so. My recommendation, dust off your old Prince albums, and play those, you can't get better than the original.
Don't be put off, Beck is one of the times great musical talents, buy early albums if you haven't got them already, and try to see him live, his performances will blow you away