YEAR : 1986 / Paisley Park. SIGNATURES : Dr Fink / Prince / Lisa Coleman / Wendy Melvoin / Brown Mark / Bobby Z. ALBUM : Prince & The Revolution Girls and Boys. RECORD CONDITION : Scratches / A few Heavy / No Cracks / Wear / Very Good +. POSTER : Original / Gently Worn / Was hung on wall / Intact / Slight Creasing / Surface Wear / Acceptable.BAND : Prince and the Revolution. SONGS : Under the Cherry Moon / Girls and Boys / Erotic City / Warner Brothers / Movie Soundtrack.
Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation.A multi-instrumentalist who was considered a guitar virtuoso, he was well known for his eclectic work across multiple genres, flamboyant and androgynous persona, and wide vocal range which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. "Purple Rain" is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released on June 25, 1984, by Warner Bros. The soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name, it is the first album where his band the Revolution is billed. Purple Rain was musically denser than Prince's previous albums, emphasizing full band performances, and multiple layers of guitars, keyboards, electronic synthesizer effects, drum machines, and other instruments. Prince on lead vocals, guitar, and piano. Wendy Melvoin on guitar and vocals. Brown Mark on bass guitar and vocals.
Lisa Coleman on keyboards, piano, and vocals. Matt "Doctor" Fink on keyboards and vocals. Prince did not want to see his band anymore and The Revolution were not happy with Prince's decision to include new band members.
Wendy Melvoin remembers Prince rehearsing with all his new selections, and ignoring The Revolution by not looking at them. Brownmark, Wendy and Lisa threatened to quit. At one point, Prince dispatched Bobby Z. To the airport and literally caught Melvoin and Coleman before they boarded. Eventually all three were convinced to ride it out.He turned down a much more lucrative gig as bassist for Stevie Nicks, who was going on tour at that time. But as the tour ended, on the final night in Yokohama, Japan, Prince smashed up all of his guitars after a final encore of "Purple Rain". Wendy looked round at the other members and she whispered (and they agreed), It's over! Shortly after the Parade Tour in October 1986, after all the tension between Prince, Wendy Melvoin, and Coleman due to his relationship with Susannah Melvoin, Prince invited Wendy Melvoin and Coleman to dinner at his rented Beverly Hills home and fired them both. Unhappy with their lack of credit and creativity, Wendy & Lisa went on to perform as a duo. Susannah ended up leaving the Revolution too, following a breakup with Prince, and performed for a time with Wendy & Lisa as a backup singer in their band.
He then called Bobby Z. To tell him that he was being replaced by Sheila E, although he was kept on payroll for quite a few years after the fact, honoring Z's contract. Bobby Z released a solo album in 1989. Brownmark was asked to stay but quit. Although he said it was "partly out of loyalty to the others" and also because he was "unhappy with the direction of Prince's music at the time".
Matt Fink remained with Prince until 1991, when similar to the exit of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis from The Time, Matt Fink told Prince he wasn't available for two dates at the Rock in Rio festival, as he was busy producing for another band at the time, and found himself replaced by Tommy Barbarella. However, Fink also stated in a 2001 interview that he was tired of being in the band. When Prince filmed Graffiti Bridge, Prince wanted Fink to "rehearse the band" and was told that there wasn't really anywhere in the movie for him.After the ensuing Nude Tour, essentially a greatest hits-type tour, Fink left for a career writing music for video games, and working at K-Tel Records, based out of Minneapolis. Unlike his bandmates Fink did not immediately release any solo material, an album not being released until 2001. We warrantee and represent that the goods are as described in the above listing. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
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