Diamonds and Pearls (Remastered) Prince & The New Power Generation

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  • 1Thunder (2023 Remaster)05:44
  • 2Daddy Pop (2023 Remaster)05:16
  • 3Diamonds and Pearls (2023 Remaster)04:42
  • 4Cream (2023 Remaster)04:12
  • 5Strollin' (2023 Remaster)03:46
  • 6Willing and Able (2023 Remaster)04:59
  • 7Gett Off (2023 Remaster)04:34
  • 8Walk Don't Walk (2023 Remaster)03:05
  • 9Jughead (2023 Remaster)04:56
  • 10Money Don't Matter 2 Night (2023 Remaster)04:48
  • 11Push (2023 Remaster)05:57
  • 12Insatiable (2023 Remaster)06:38
  • 13Live 4 Love (2023 Remaster)06:59
  • Total Runtime01:05:36

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Diamonds and Pearls is the thirteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince, and the first with his new backing band The New Power Generation. It was released on October 1, 1991, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album produced several hit singles, including "Gett Off", "Cream", "Money Don't Matter 2 Night", "Insatiable", and the title track. Dancers Lori Werner (then dancing under the stage name of Lori Elle) and Robia LaMorte, known as "Diamond" and "Pearl" respectively, appeared on the holographic cover (re-pressings of the album are non holographic). Diamond and Pearl also appeared in the music videos for "Cream", "Strollin'", "Gett Off", and the title track, and also participated in Prince's Diamonds and Pearls Tour.

"Prince spent the latter half of the '80s courting the pop audience, and by the time of Graffiti Bridge, he had lost much of his R&B fan base. As a response, he formed the New Power Generation and recorded Diamonds and Pearls, his first record to reconnect with the urban audience since 1999, as well as his first to acknowledge the hip-hop revolution. Although he still has a problem with rap -- "Jughead" is simply embarrassing -- he manages to skillfully reinvent himself as an urban soulman without sacrificing his musical innovation. The New Power Generation is a more skilled band than the Revolution, and they are able to make Prince's funk jazzier, particularly on "Willing and Able," the breezy "Strollin'" and "Walk Don't Walk." It's clear that these subtly textured songs are where his heart is at, but the songs designed to win back his audience -- the slamming dancefloor rallying cry "Gett Off," the sexy T. Rex groove "Cream," the extraordinary Philly soul of the neglected masterpiece "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," and the drippy mainstream ballad "Diamonds and Pearls" -- are all terrific pop singles. However, much of the rest of Diamonds and Pearls is comprised of middling funk and R&B that sounds less like inspired workouts than stylistic exercises. Even with such weak moments, Diamonds and Pearls is a fine record, even though it's only marginally better than Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge." (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG)

Prince, lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Sonny Thompson, vocals & bass
Damon Dickson, vocals & percussion
Rosie Gaines, vocals & keyboards
Michael Bland, drums
Kirk Johnson, vocals & percussion
Tony M, vocals
Levi Seacer, Jr., bass, guitar & vocals
Tommy Barbarella, keyboards

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