Prince The Rainbow Children 1 CD Compact Disc Sony Legacy Re-Issue 2020

Prince The Rainbow Children 1 CD Compact Disc Sony Legacy Re-Issue 2020

Sony Legacy

£11.99


As the world greeted the promise of a new millennium, even Prince was experiencing a great sense of transformation. In 2000, he announced the reclamation of his birth name after seven years as an unpronounceable symbol. In 2001, after a period of study and debate with his friend and mentor Larry Graham (former bassist for Sly and The Family Stone), Prince converted to the Jehovah’s Witness faith. These transformations bore fruit with the release of The Rainbow Children at the end of 2001. Billed as “controversial” in its press materials for its open spiritual message, the jazz-inspired record was Prince’s first fully independent release, issued without any major label backing. One of its songs, “The Work, Pt. 1,” was released by Prince as a free download on the file-sharing service Napster; this move, along with direct-to-consumer stream and download options on the NPG Music Club, made Prince a digital music visionary. The Rainbow Children is a continued favorite among Prince’s most fervent admirers due to its complex musical narrative, its use of live drums and a full horn section, and the striking album art by artist Cbabi Bayoc, which still hangs in the hallowed halls of Paisley Park today. The CD has long been out of print and the original vinyl was incredibly limited and copies fetch hundreds of dollars. The new CD comes in a Digipak with 16 page booklet.

  1. Rainbow Children
  2. Muse 2 the Pharaoh
  3. Digital Garden
  4. The Work Pt 1
  5. Everywhere
  6. The Sensual Everafter
  7. Mellow
  8. 1+1+1 is 3
  9. Deconstruction
  10. Wedding Feast
  11. She Loves Me 4 Me
  12. Family Name
  13. The Everlasting Now
  14. Last December
  15. Last December (Reprise)