The Purple Love Symbol
These Pages have been designed by :
Jakob Olsen

Welcome to The Purple Music Experience
The welcome-page of The Purple Music Experience A description of ALL The Artist's records. Complete with covers, release dates, chart info, lyrics etc. etc. A COMPLETE collection of The Artist's lyrics. Sorted and in an easy to read form. The links that I find usefull. By no means complete but covering allmost anything you need to know. Information about this site, version history, site map, ME, support, etc. etc. Please send ANY comments to me here. Over 500,000 songs

Get your own free homepage at Geocities

Best viewed with Netscape or Internet Explorer.
I strongly suggest you upgrade to the latest versions.
- Jakob Olsen.


Cover Lovesexy Artists name: Prince
Album title: Lovesexy
Release date: May 10, 1988
No. of tracks: 9
Top chart position: 5


Album notes:

    This album was recorded in seven weeks!!. It was sent out instead of "The Black Album" that was redrawn at the last moment. It is Prince's most religious sounding and personal album, it is a gospel album in every way. It has stories of heaven and hell, of unconditional love and of Lovesexy. Prince defines Lovesexy as "the feeling you get when you fall in love, not with a girl or a boy, but with the heavens above", can you get any more spiritual than that.
    The album is very "produced", and leaves one with the feeling that not a single note hasn't been arranged and planned to be exactly where it is. It is a story or journey through love and god as seen by Prince. It is his gospel.
    Perhaps that is the reason why he released the CD as one long track of 45 minutes. A thing that was annoying at first, but when you get to know the album you would never dream of not hearing it in its full length.
    The album ranges from pop and ballads to funk, but everything is rooted in the gospel tradition and has a lot of strings and horns that are very beautiful. It speaks of love not sex !!.
    Love is God. God is Love. Lovesexy.

Band notes:

    The band features a couple of newcomers and some of the old ones in a perfect blend. Note especially my old favorite Sheila E. as she pounds the hell out of the drums on "Dance On", magnificent:
    Sheila E. : Drums, percussion & vocal.
    Dr. Fink : (computer?) keyboards.
    Cat : Vocal.
    Eric Leeds : Saxophone & vocal.
    Atlanta Bliss : Trumpet & vocal.
    Miko Weaver : Guitar & vocal.
    Boni Boyer : Vocal & Hammond organ.
    Levi Seacer Jr. : Bass & vocal.
    Prince : Whatever !

Chart notes:

    The sales of this album were very affected by the cover featuring Prince in the nude. The Europeans more or less ignored it while the Americans got offended and as a result "Lovesexy" was banned by some stores.
    This made "Lovesexy" Prince's second-best selling album in Europe and one of the worst selling albums in the US. "Lovesexy" reached no.11 on the Pop-charts and no.5 on the R&B-charts.
    Three singles were released from the album with "Alphabet St." reaching no.8 on the pop-chart and no. on the R&B-chart, the only one of the three to make the pop-chart at all. "Glam Slam" reached no.44 on the R&B-chart and "I Wish You Heaven" reached no.18 .

Please send any comments or suggestions to me via E-male and I shall answer or respond to them as soon and nicely as I can.
This site is kindly hosted by Geocities. If you would like to get a free home page at Geocities just click here to go to the Geocities main page.