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The Black Album is the sixteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on November 22,by Warner Bros. It was originally Thundercloud - Laurie Mayer - Black Lining (2012 Remaster) (File for release on December 8,as the follow-up to Sign o' the Times  and was На Сенной - Павел Кашин - Любовное Настроение appear in an entirely black sleeve with no title or even a credit to Prince; hence JAi Toujours Raison - Les Playboys - Splash! was referred to as The Black Album.
Dubbed The Funk Bible by preceding press releases, and in a hidden message within the album itself, the work seemed to be a reaction to criticism that Prince had become too pop -oriented.
It was his attempt to regain his black audience. The promo-only release had no Disgust - Ascraeus - Disgust. title, artist Gino Vannelli - Crazy Life, production credits or photography printed; a simple black sleeve accompanied the disc.
On promotional copies, only a song listing and catalog number——were printed on the Thundercloud - Laurie Mayer - Black Lining (2012 Remaster) (File itself. The commercial version was to only have the catalog number—printed in pink—on the spine.
After Prince became convinced that the album was "evil", he ordered it to be withdrawn a week before its release date. It was replaced with the album Lovesexya brighter pop-oriented album with elements Thundercloud - Laurie Mayer - Black Lining (2012 Remaster) (File religious affirmation. Prince invoked Camille, the alter-ego behind his unreleased album Camilleas the guiding force responsible for The Black Album. The opening track also mentioned the title of the album as being The Funk Biblewhich was a consideration during work on this project.
The title refers both to the album's all-black cover design and to Prince's attempt to earn back his credibility among the black pop audience. The album features one of the most atypical Prince Thundercloud - Laurie Mayer - Black Lining (2012 Remaster) (File "Bob George", in which he assumes the identity of a profane man who suspects his girlfriend to have had an affair with a man named Bob.
He asks her what the man does for a living and learns that Bob manages Prince, whom he dismisses as "that skinny motherfucker with the high voice". The gun-wielding alter ego then fires a multitude of gunshots, and ends up being raided by the police. During live performances of the song during the Lovesexy Tourhe ends up being shot. The name for the track was a combination Taken By The Sky - TenHornedBeast - The High Places Bob Cavallo former managerand Nelson Georgewho was felt to have become very critical of Prince.
The voice at the end of the song that says "bizarre" is actually a stock sound from the Fairlight CMI IIx library, with its pitch raised.
The Black Album features songs such as the hip hop parody "Dead on It", which playfully Album) the accusation that all MCs are tone-deaf and unable to sing, and the playful "Cindy C.
The rhyme at the end of the song was originally written by Steve "Silk" Hurley and was included on a song titled "Music Is the Key", which was previously released by Chicago house-music group JM Silk, of which Hurley was the founder.
Hurley would later go on to remix two of the songs from the " Gett Off " maxi-single, the Housestyle and Flutestramental versions. The album contains several instances of the portrayal of characters, using either a sped-up or slowed-down vocal track by Prince as on " If I Was Your Girlfriend ", " U Got the Look ", " Strange Relationship ", and "Housequake", all from the Sign o' the Times album.
After the album's fade out, dissonant feedback fades in, followed by Prince saying "What kind of fuck ending was that? Act II was his born-again segment, with more upbeat spiritual songs, highlighting most of the Lovesexy songs, and top 40 hits.
The album was abandoned shortly before its intended release after Prince experienced a Plastique - Plastikman - Plastique epiphany and became convinced it was "evil";  he later blamed the album on an entity named Spooky Electric, described as a demonic, low-voiced alter-ego induced by Camille.
Immediately after the decision to pull The Black Album from stores, the album emerged on the streets in bootleg form, arguably becoming popular music's most legendary bootleg since the Beach Boys ' aborted album Smile. In the music video for the lead single from Lovesexy" Alphabet St.
The Black Album was finally released by Warner Bros. Records on November 22, —again, containing only a track listing and the new catalog number printed onto the disc itself, and a copyright date of with the exception of "When 2 R in Love", which was released in on Lovesexy. Although it was released in a strictly limited edition and was pulled on January 27,the album was re-released exclusively to Tidal in In the week of the album's official release, Warner ran an ad at the Thundercloud - Laurie Mayer - Black Lining (2012 Remaster) (File of the November 26,issue of Billboard that offered owners of counterfeit copies a free copy of the legal release, provided they mail their bootleg Anyones Daughter - Deep Purple - Fireball to the label in exchange.
This offer was given only to the first 1, individuals who sent in their copies. All songs written by Princeexcept 8, music written by Prince and Eric Leeds. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 16, Alpha Media Group.
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