Controversy is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released on October 14, 1981 by Warner Bros. It was produced by Prince, written (with the exception of one track) by him, and he also performed most of the instruments on its recording. Controversy opens with the title track, which raises questions that were being asked about Prince at the time, including his race and sexuality. The song "flirts with blasphemy" by including a chant of The Lord's Prayer.
Controversy (Prince album). Controversy Track listing. All tracks written, composed, and arranged by Prince. Side one. "Controversy" – 7:15.
Controversy emerged in 1981 at a pivotal time not just for Prince, but for America. It's often regarded as a bridge between Dirty Mind and 1999, but it's fascinating record in its own right. On October 9, 1981, just five days before the release of his fourth studio album, Controversy, Prince walked onto the stage of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, faced a crowd of roughly 90,000 predominantly white people (what was then his biggest audience ever) and experienced the kind of vitriolic backlash that would become the stuff of rock legend.
Controversy is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released on October 14, 1981 by Warner Bros. Studio album by. Prince Track listing. All songs written by Prince, except where noted.
Prince – Controversy Album Zip Download (8. 7MB) Songs are compressed with best possible compression by keeping maximum quality possible. Each track has same high quality 320kbps CBR format.
Album Controversy (1981). Bob Mockler, Mick Guzauski, Ross Pallone. Prince "Controversy" (1981) album.
Controversy is Prince’s fourth album. It was released on October 14, 1981. It contains a fabulous mix of thought-provoking questions about life and politics. It also takes the listener on dizzying spiral of wild sexuality mixed with spirituality in the same breath. People who wanted call the album blasphemous were brought to their knees with a funky bass line and screams that woke up all their senses. They all came back, even if they had to listen in secret at night under the covers. In the title track Prince uses the same questions the media asked about his race, religion, nationality, & sexuality to make a point.
Controversy is the fourth full-length studio album by Prince. It was released worldwide in October 1981 (twelve months after his previous album, Dirty Mind). Specific recording dates for most of the album's tracks are not known. The album was completed at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, between 14-23 August 1981.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Published By – Ecnirp Music Inc.
- Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
- Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince
Notes"PROMOTION NOT FOR SALE" printed on labels.
Promo pressing (Capitol Los Angeles) on translucent vinyl (hold up to a bright light and you can see through it)
A - Mono
B - Stereo
Both are an edit of the album version
From the Warner Bros. album BSK 3601 CONTROVERSY
Ecnirp Music Inc.-BMI
℗ 1981 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.
Issued in generic Warner sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): ZCA 1241 DJ
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ZCA 1241S
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A mono): WBS-49808-ZCA-1241-DJ-LW1 ✲
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B stereo): WBS-49808-ZCA-1241-S-LW1 ✲
- Pressing Plant ID (Run-outs, stamped): ✲
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|WS-9012||Prince||Controversy (7", Single)||WEA||WS-9012||Bolivia||1981|
|K 17866 (T)||Prince||Controversy (12")||Warner Bros. Records||K 17866 (T)||UK||1981|
|WBSD-49808||Prince||Controversy (12", Single, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||WBSD-49808||Australia||1987|
|WBS-49808||Prince||Controversy (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||WBS-49808||Guatemala||1981|