‘The Family’ Revisited: Leeds, Peterson and Jellybean Look Back
On Aug. 19, 1985, Prince released one of the best albums of his career — but it didn’t have his name on it.
How Prince Used ‘Planet Earth’ to Set Up Some Iconic Shows
'Planet Earth' was far from Prince's best work, but it built up hype for his 21-night stand at the O2 Arena in London.
Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind': A Guide to Every Track
Prince's third album was a clear artistic advancement on its predecessor, exploring adult themes in a daring way.
Prince’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls': A Guide to Every Track
'Diamonds and Pearls' worked as a career reboot for Prince, who was coming off a few underperforming albums.
Prince’s ‘The Gold Experience': A Guide to Every Track
This was the first album released after Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.
When Prince Gave Away ‘International Lover,’ Then Took It Back
Prince originally offered 'International Lover' to his Minneapolis compatriots in the Time.
When Prince Stripped Down for ‘Why the Butterflies’
Prince built something captivating around only one chord and a few lyrics.
When Prince Explored His Gospel Roots on ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’
Prince was part of a long history of performers who covered the classic spiritual 'Mary Don't You Weep.'