Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Purple and "Gold" from Prince

While we're all revisiting the brilliance of Prince and looking for deeper cuts  — not as easy as most would probably like, given today's listening habits and his general absence from the streaming market — I suggest having a listen to "Gold," a corker of an anthem from his successful 1995 album The Gold Experience. He was reportedly very proud of this tune, and rightly so. If it had been released earlier in the mix of singles (it was last), it probably would have fared better than #88 on the Hot 100. I played it for a friend the other day, and he found it "generic," but I find it genius. 

Even at the center of fire, there is cold …

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