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Prince | Mary Don’t You Weep | Single Review

Warner Bros.

The posthumous single from the late and great Prince, “Mary Don’t You Weep,” reveals a side of the iconic multi-instrumentalist and producer. The track comes from a vaulted Prince album entitled Piano and Microphone 1983 and features just those two things. It’s bluesy and soulful, illustrating a vulnerability contrasting the glamour apparent throughout the performer’s extensive career. At the same time, it’s a testament to Prince’s technical abilities, as he expertly handles the full dynamic range of the piano, giving appropriate vivacity to the religiously tinged lyrical content. “Mary Don’t You Weep” lends the listener’s ear to an exciting sample of passion and vigor from Prince.

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