How often do we hear people bemoan the world outside of our purple community’s inability to move beyond Purple Rain when it comes to Prince? But is it a fair criticism? Because here we are 37 years after its release and the vinyl album is sitting at number 5 on the billboard chart! Surely that must be a good thing, and something for all True Funk Soldiers to celebrate.
PURPLE RAIN VINYL 1984 UK RELEASE
Whether this chart appearance stems from existing Purple Fam replacing their record collection (so many people that ditched vinyl for CD’s back in the day are now finding their way back to the pure thrill of hearing that needle drop) or is new people just discovering Prince’s genius, it can only be a good thing!
PURPLE RAIN 2017 REMASTERED RELEASE
Hopefully, we will be seeing Prince on the charts again at the end of the month when Welcome 2 America finally drops. Just do not call it a comeback!