Prince LotusFlow3r / MPLSound on 2LP + 2CD
2016 Repress featuring the Dual 2009 Releases Lotusflow3r and MPLSound on LP & CD!
Prince arrived on the scene in the late-70s, and it didn't take long for him to upend the music world with his startling music and arresting demeanor. He rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis of black funk and white rock that served as a blueprint for cutting-edge music in the '80s. He made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone. From the beginning, his music was androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative. His colorful image and revolutionary music made him a figure comparable in paradigm-shifting impact to Little Richard, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and George Clinton.
Prince never shied away from ambitious projects, and 2009's Lotusflower/MPLSound is yet another in a long, illustrious string. The collection builds on the variety evident throughout Prince's career, mixing up rock, funk, R&B, silky-smooth balladry, and left-field genre influences. Lotusflower takes a page from psychedelic rock, and it's a pleasure to hear Prince bring his guitar to the fore and let his Hendrix-influenced playing loom large (right down to the distortion-drenched cover of "Crimson and Clover"). And MPLSound finds the icon looking back to his funk-fueled earlier work, throwing in some falsetto ballads like "U're Gonna C Me."
This deluxe gatefold release features two slabs of vinyl (Lotusflow3r and MPLSound also included on CDs) as well as a poster.