Every Tuesday, the Analog Kid blog goes back in time and features some groovy R&B/soul songs from a specific year. Sometimes you’ll hear songs from individual artists, and other times you’ll get an entire full-length classic LP ripped directly from the Analog Kid’s vast vinyl vault. Warning: by R&B/soul, I also mean disco. I could go A Taste Of Honey on your ass at any given moment, so just be ready!

 

lovesexy tour

You may have noticed that I feature a lot of Prince (and Prince-related material) on my Groovy Tuesday posts. There are multiple reasons for this:

1) Prince is a bad-ass (obviously).

2) My Google hits go through the roof on Prince posts.

3) Prince notoriously hates having his music posted on non-authorized sites, so I feel like a bit of a bad-ass myself when I do so.*

After deciding to shelve the release of The Black Album in late 1987, Prince quickly recorded Lovesexy to take its place. “Alphabet St.” became a Top 10 single, but overall Lovesexy didn’t sell nearly as well as its predecessors. Prince also irked a large portion of his fan base when he released the CD version of Lovesexy as one long track, so you actually had to listen to the whole album from the beginning (or blister your finger pushing the manual search button) to get to individual songs.

Any animosity held towards Prince disappeared during the epic Lovesexy tour. My friends Simon and Dave were somehow able to sneak into Reunion Arena for soundcheck when the tour stopped in Dallas in November of 1988. They even managed to get a recording of it, but unfortunately the tape’s sound quality was equivalent to Rerun’s popcorn-enhanced Doobie Brothers bootleg on What’s Happening!!. Their recording may have been awful, but both will still swear that it was one of the best shows either had ever seen. I was still in school down in Austin at the time, and I had to wait ten more years for the chance to finally see Prince live. I am still furious at myself for missing this tour, but at least I’ve seen Prince six times since to help make up for it.

The Lovesexy CD is currently listed as “out of stock” on Amazon, but you can download the album if you want. Guess what, though? It’s still only available as one long track! What are you supposed to do if “Anna Stesia” is your favorite Prince song (like me) and you just want to hear it without skipping through the first three songs? Why, you come to the Analog Kid blog of course. It’s amazing what one can do with no real job, a rare CD, and some quality editing software.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Analog Kid is happy to present to you a copy of Lovesexy with each song properly indexed as its own mp3. Use them together. Use them in peace.

 

Lovesexy

Prince: Lovesexy

Paisley Park Records, 1988

All songs written by Prince

Note from The Analog Kid: I updated all of the songs in this post with higher-quality mp3s on 3/26/2016. Enjoy!

 

1. “Eye Know”

Eye Know

2. “Alphabet St.”

Alphabet St.

3. “Glam Slam”

Glam Slam

4. “Anna Stesia”

Anna Stesia

5. “Dance On”

Dance On

6. “Lovesexy”

Lovesexy

7. “When 2 R In Love”

When 2 R In Love

8. “I Wish You Heaven”

I Wish U Heaven

9. “Positivity”

Positivity

*Disclaimer: I am in no way comparing my relatively miniscule amount of bad-assness to Prince’s legendary level of bad-assness. If the Purple One or one of his minions happen to read this, please don’t sue me. I really am just trying to spread the word to the masses, especially for an album as hard to find as Lovesexy. I will take it down if you ask me to. I will also make you pancakes.

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

 

Prince_ Singles & B-Sides 1

Prince: “Escape” (Prince)

B-side of the 7″ single Glam Slam

Paisley Park Records, 1988

Escape

 

Prince_ Singles & B-Sides 2

Prince: “Scarlet Pussy” (Prince)

B-side of the 12″ single I Wish U Heaven

Paisley Park Records, 1988

Scarlet Pussy

 

Prince_ Singles & B-Sides 1

Prince: “Alphabet St. (this is not music, this is a trip)” (Prince)

From the 12″ single Alphabet St.

Paisley Park Records, 1988

Alphabet St “this is not music, this is a trip”

 

doobies

“What’s Happening!!” (Henry Mancini)

What’s Happening?

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6 responses »

  1. surpriseh says:

    I found a typo! Pretty sure you left something off this list:

    “It’s amazing what one can do with no real job, a rare CD, and some quality editing software.”

  2. I keed, I keed! Thank you for allowing me to slack for a livings, Mrs. Analog Kid. 🙂

  3. surpriseh says:

    YER VELKOM!

  4. Papo says:

    Do u have lovesexy by Prince

    • Well, Papo, at first glance your question seems to be a rather confusing one. Clearly, I DO have “Lovesexy” by Prince (as you can clearly see in the context of the post you are commenting on). But then I understood your sneaky code, and that what you were really asking is if I had “Lovesexy” by by Prince in the same format as my more recent entries on the Analog Kid Blog. Pretty sneaky there, Papo! And if you’ll take another look, you’ll see that I have updated the formatting of this particular post to make it compatible with my more recent output. I hope this updates pleases you, and that U live to see the dawn. And if you still don’t see “Lovesexy” by Prince…well, I can’t really help you.

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