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Prince | Piano & a Microphone 1983 | Album Review

NPG, Warner Bros. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The first posthumous record release hailing from the wildly influential Prince, Piano & A Microphone 1983, reveals the tender side of the pop icon’s songwriting and performance abilities.  Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the album

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

Blood Tangent | Column

There’s this scene in Purple Rain (1984) when Prince’s love interest, Apollonia, is in his basement bedroom and switches on the tape player. A warped and lethargic drum beat echoes against what sounds like a woman moaning or crying. “So who’s the lucky girl?” Apollonia