Prince (album)

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Prince
Studio album by Prince
Released October 19, 1979
Recorded April–June 1979 at Alpha Studios, Burbank, California
Genre R&B, pop, rock, funk, disco
Length 40:52
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Prince
Prince chronology
For You
(1978)
Prince
(1979)
Dirty Mind
(1980)
Singles from Prince
  1. "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
    Released: August 24, 1979
  2. "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"
    Released: January 23, 1980
  3. "Still Waiting"
    Released: March 25, 1980
  4. "Sexy Dancer"
    Released: 1980 (non-US single)
  5. "Bambi"
    Released: 1980 (non-US single)

Prince is the eponymous second studio album by Prince, released on October 19, 1979. The album was written, produced and performed entirely by Prince, with the only known contribution from another person being "some vocal harmony" added by André Cymone on "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Blender 3/5 stars [3]
Robert Christgau B+ [4]
Entertainment Weekly B− [5]
Q 3/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [8]
PrinceReviews.Com 4/5 stars [9]
Smash Hits 5/10[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Prince

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I Wanna Be Your Lover"   5:49
2. "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"   3:49
3. "Sexy Dancer"   4:18
4. "When We're Dancing Close and Slow"   5:23
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "With You"   4:00
6. "Bambi"   4:22
7. "Still Waiting"   4:12
8. "I Feel for You"   3:24
9. "It's Gonna Be Lonely"   5:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album: Prince". Prince Vault. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Prince > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Prince". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Browne, David (21 September 1990). "Purple Products". Entertainment Weekly (#32). ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Prince CD Album". cduniverse.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Holden, Stephen (3 April 1980). "Prince: Prince". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian David; Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4, revised ed.). Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. 
  9. ^ Johnson, James (11 March 2012). "Prince: Prince". Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 7–20): 31.