prince
emancipation

1996 ***1/2

1. Jam of the Year
2. Right Back Here in My Arms
3. Somebody's Somebody
4. Get Yo Groove On
5. Courtin' Time
6. Betcha By Golly Wow!
7. We Gets Up
8. White Mansion
9. Damned if I Do
10. I Can't Make U Love Me
11. Mr. Happy
12. In This Bed I Scream
13. Sex in the Summer
14. One Kiss at a Time
15. Soul Sanctuary
16. Emale
17. Curious Child
18. Dreamin' About U
19. Joint 2 Joint
20. The Holy River
21. Let's Have a Baby
22. Saviour
23. The Plan
24. Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife
25. Slave
26. New World
27. The Human Body
28. Face Down
29. La, La, La Means I Love U
30. Style
31. Sleep Around
32. Da, Da, Da
33. My Computer
34. One of Us
35. The Love We Make
36. Emancipation

After Prince and Warner Bros.' relationship came to an end, he released Emancipation. His relationship with Warner Bros. had been a rocky one, and this album was designed to show the world that he hadn't lost any of his musical skill or prowess. Emancipation is three discs, clocking in at just a few seconds under three hours. That may seem like a lot to take in at once, so Prince has lovingly designed each disc independently. Each disc has a distinct sound and feel, and if you listen to this album one disc at a time, appreciating each one fully before moving on to the next, you'll be giving Emancipation the proper love and attention it deserves. There really are a lot of lesser-known gems to be found here, most notably the opening track, "Jam of the Year" and Prince's cover of "One of Us," which brings quite an interesting new sound to the familiar hit.


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