For You is the debut album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on April 7, 1978, by Warner Bros. Prince started recording in September 1977 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he had previously made a demo recording. Friend and producer David Rivkin (later known as David Z) provided advice and engineering assistance.
On his debut album, For You, Prince shows exceptional skill for arranging and performing mainstream urban R&B and funk, but his songwriting remains conventional. Only on the mildly racy "Soft and Wet" does he demonstrate a personal touch, but the song is still more of a promise than a fulfillment. While For You isn't a bad record, it is merely a pleasant one, and it offers very little indication of his staggering talents.
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For You" is Prince's debut album, released on April 7, 1978, two months shy of his 20th birthday, and bearing the classic tag, "Written, composed, performed, and recorded by Prince. It is generally regarded as a promising but somewhat insubstantial early effort. The album sold 430,000 copies in the . and 983,000 copies worldwide. A ballad "Crazy You" is followed by "Just as Long as We're Together," another disco track which ends in a musical coda showcasing Prince's musical prowess. Side 2 opens with "Baby," a ballad about an unplanned child, but not in a negative light. A portion of the music from this track was later reused on the 1995 hit, "I Hate . .A light pop-disco number follows, "My Love Is Forever.
For You (Prince album). For You is the debut studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on April 7, 1978 by Warner Bros. The album bore the soon-to-be classic tag "produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Prince", as it featured him writing all the songs and playing all 27 instruments on the record. The album was intended to establish Prince as an artist and to prove his merits; it was produced to the point of spending triple the allotted budget. Because of this, his next album would have to have some hits to recoup the somewhat lackluster release.
Features Song Lyrics for Prince's For You album. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). Prince - For You Album Lyrics. 1. About Prince - For You Lyrics. 2. Just As Long As We're Together Lyrics.
For You is the first full-length studio album by Prince, and the first Prince-related release of any kind. The album was released when Prince was 19 years old, in April 1978, receiving international release later based on his success in the years that followed. The album sessions took place at Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, USA, from 1 October 1977 to 22 December 1977, before overdubs and mixing were done in early January 1978 at Sound Labs, Los Angeles, CA, USA. While Warner Bros. An early configuration of the album contains a different sequence and including the unreleased tracks Make It Through The Storm (here titled We'll Make It Through The Storm) and Amber Eyes.
Released April 7, 1978.
|A3||Soft And Wet|
|A5||Just As Long As We're Together|
|B2||My Love Is Forever|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Duplicated By – Allied Record Company
NotesIssued with a white cassette shell with "AR" on both sides (for Allied Record Company). The insert does not have a barcode. Issued in a standard J-card case with a black hinge piece that has a Warner Bros. "W" logo in the bottom right corner.
℗ © 1978 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: none
- Pressing Plant ID (Cassette shell, both sides): AR
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