The song most associated with Prince, Purple Rain is an epic power ballad that embodied its creator’s search for transcendence through music.
A wide-ranging work which hit a new level of theatrics, Prince’s “Love Symbol” album signalled major shifts in his life.
With a new band and a jewellery box full of hits, Prince entered the hip-hop era with the ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ album.
Released during a fractious period in his life, ‘The Gold Experience’ remains a vital part of Prince’s treasured body of work.
Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.
Though the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ movie found Prince revisiting his ‘Purple Rain’ era, its soundtrack album offered a path to what lay ahead.
Released after Prince changed his name to the ‘Love Symbol’, the ‘Come’ album stands as a misunderstood highlight from his 90s output.
The result of one of the most controversial periods in Prince’s career, ‘Chaos And Disorder’ sought to put the music industry in its place.
Creating the zeitgeist, Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ era raised the bars for music, cinema and live performance. No one has come close since.
A chart smash and a return to Hollywood credibility, Prince’s ‘Batman’ soundtrack album was another game-changing success.
Built around a concept of his own devising, the ‘Lovesexy’ album envisioned a state in which Prince’s sexual and spiritual desires could coexist.
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