Prince is Prince's second album. It was Prince's first platinum album and featured his first major hit single, "I Wanna Be Your Lover". Like For You, it features a mixture of funk, disco and rock.
The album features similar instrumentation to his debut. One notable new instrument is the Yamaha CP-70 piano. It was Prince's first album partially produced at his home studio, starting a tradition that would continue on many subsequent releases.
This was also the first album that was supported with a full concert tour and the first album to have promotional videos.
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The Band Live
Prince In The Studio
Prince was recorded between April and June 1979 at Alpha and Hollywood Sound studios. Due to studio costs, the album was partly mixed at Prince's home studio.
This era is poorly documented so most equipment is assumed. Microphones taken from Gary Brandt's preferred microphone placements.
Amps were recorded through a Neumann U87 and DI
|Pianos and Keyboards|
Drums were recorded with the following microphones - Kick Drum: Shure SM7; Snare: Shure SM57; Toms: Shure SM57; Overheads: AKG C414
- Brown, Jake (2010) Prince 'in the Studio' 1975 - 1995
- Recording Engineer Producer (1981)