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Prince: Piano & a Microphone 1983 — revelatory listen from a colossal talent

Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 21 September 2018

THE RECORDINGS on this posthumous Prince album weren't originally intended for release. But they capture Prince Rogers Nelson at the peak of his powers, alone at his home studio piano, feeling his way into songs including future classic 'Purple Rain'. 

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