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Articles by Jason Draper

Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s
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Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s

A challenging mix of sex, politics and religion, Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album contained the seeds of much that would follow in the 80s.

Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation: Matt Davies-Kreye Talks FFAF’s Debut Album
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Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation: Matt Davies-Kreye Talks FFAF’s Debut Album

‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’ ‘still blows my mind’, says Funeral For A Friend frontman Matt Davies-Kreye.

Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution
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Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution

With a brazen new look and outrageously forthright songs, ‘Dirty Mind’ marked a tipping point in the evolution of Prince’s artistic vision.

Why Prince’s “Love Symbol” Album Demands Adoration
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Why Prince’s “Love Symbol” Album Demands Adoration

A wide-ranging work which hit a new level of theatrics, Prince’s “Love Symbol” album signalled major shifts in his life.

Diamonds And Pearls: Behind Prince’s Glittering Start To The 90s
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Diamonds And Pearls: Behind Prince’s Glittering Start To The 90s

With a new band and a jewellery box full of hits, Prince entered the hip-hop era with the ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ album.

The Gold Experience: Behind Prince’s Richest Album Of The 90s
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The Gold Experience: Behind Prince’s Richest Album Of The 90s

Released during a fractious period in his life, ‘The Gold Experience’ remains a vital part of Prince’s treasured body of work.

1. Outside: Inside The Dark Heart Of Bowie’s Most Challenging Album
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1. Outside: Inside The Dark Heart Of Bowie’s Most Challenging Album

Reuniting with Brian Eno for the first time since the 70s, David Bowie created ‘1. Outside’, a complex work in which murder becomes an ‘art’.

The Best: The Story Behind Tina Turner’s Career-Defining Anthem
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The Best: The Story Behind Tina Turner’s Career-Defining Anthem

Tina Turner’s signature hit, The Best has taken on a life of its own. ‘It’s like the song of a generation’, says co-writer Holly Knight.

The Fool And The Scorpion: “I Was Not Holding Back” Says Sharon Corr
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The Fool And The Scorpion: “I Was Not Holding Back” Says Sharon Corr

Written in a state of free-flowing creativity, ‘The Fool And The Scorpion’ is ‘a thorough expression of myself’, Sharon Corr tells Dig!

The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems
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The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems

Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.

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