Episode 25

#JCsMusicology - Prince (1987 - 1988)


January 6th, 2021

52 mins 44 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

In our Season 3 return of #JCsMusicology, we take a trip through the making of Prince's Lovesexy album.

1987 was a big year for Prince. With the release of Sign O' The Times, the opening of Paisley Park, and the establishment of a new band, he was set to cap the year off with the release of The Black Album. After a drug-induced epiphany and a new acquaintance, Prince cancelled the release, sending thousands of copies for destruction. He then commenced work on its rebuttal and replacement, Lovesexy.

Using rarely heard early versions and unheard session tapes, we explore the makings of Prince's spiritual declaration.

Interview Credits: 07.5 WBLS, MTV Presents Prince, The Electrifying Mojo, Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, VH-1 To 1, CNN Cover Version, BET Talkback, Fast Forward, Larry King, MTV News, NBC Today Show, The View, TROS, BET - Words and Music, CBS Early Show, CNBC, Much More Music, Tavis Smiley and The Biz.

Special Thanks: The heavens above.