Controversy

Prince


This is a reissue of Prince's 1981 fourth studio album. We have it on Black vinyl.
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color Black
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Legacy Recordings
pressing location Noiseland
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1981

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


Released in October 1981, Controversy captures Prince’s evolving worldview, and brings his songs out of the bedroom and onto the dancefloor and into the streets to protest the political tension that would come to define the era. "We need a new breed — leaders, stand up, organize," Prince proclaims on "Sexuality," setting forth a new mission statement: that the personal (and sexual) is also political, and that the quickest route to liberation is to "let your body be free." When Controversy was released, The New York Times declared that "Prince’s black-white synthesis isn’t just a picture of what could be, it’s a prophecy."

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Controversy

Prince

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