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Encyclopedia > Parade (album)
Parade
Album cover
Album by Prince
Released March 31, 1986
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop, Rock, Funk
Length 42:18
Label Paisley Park
Producer(s) Prince
Professional reviews
  • Allmusic.com 4.5/5
Prince chronology
Around the World in a Day
(1985)
Parade
(1986)
Sign 'O' the Times
(1987)

Parade: Music from the Motion Picture "Under the Cherry Moon" was Prince's 1986 follow-up to Around the World in a Day and the soundtrack to his second film. The album sees Prince further diversifying musically, adding orchestrations to his music and presenting a very European feel. Even though the single "Kiss" was a number one hit, the album as a whole was not well-received in the U.S. Europe, however, embraced the album and for the first time in Prince's career, European album sales eclipsed that of the U.S. This was Prince's final album with The Revolution, although the unreleased Dream Factory was also slated to be a "Revolution" album. Image File history File links Prince and the Revolution Parade (1986) This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Genres of Cuban music and other popular music A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... Around The World In A Day was Princes 1985 follow-up to Purple Rain. ... Sign O the Times was Princes 1986 follow-up to Parade his first solo album since splitting with The Revolution. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... Around The World In A Day was Princes 1985 follow-up to Purple Rain. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This article is about the continent. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The Revolution was Princes backing band in the late 1970s through the mid-80s. ... Dream Factory is an unreleased album by Prince and The Revolution from 1986. ...


The first four tracks were actually recorded in sequence with Prince laying down the drumtrack to all four in order simply from memory. They can almost be considered a suite, having a very European feel and unnusual instrumentation. "Girls & Boys" is the first funk track on the album. It features an unusual duck-like keyboard sound, Eric Leeds on saxophone and a French monologue. It's also notable for the first known case pseudo-rapping by Prince. "Life Can Be So Nice" features drums by Sheila E. and cuts suddenly to the serene instrumental "Venus de Milo". In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting. ... Girls & Boys is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... Eric Leeds is an American jazz musician who specializes in the saxophone and other woodwind and brass instruments. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... A monologue is a speech by one person directly addressing an audience, or a poem in the form of the thoughts or speech of a single individual . ... Rappers of the hip-hop group Kid n Play sold millions of records with their positive lyrics. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957), better known as Sheila E., is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ...


Side 2 starts with the lush "Mountains" and leads into the very unusual "Do U Lie?", sounding like a something from a classic French street crooner. Next is the minimalist funk track "Kiss", the album's biggest (and arguably, Prince's biggest) hit. It immidiately leads into "Anotherloverholenyohead", a funky dance track. The album finishes with the sad ballad, "Sometimes It Snows in April" which has become a fan-favorite. Mountains is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... Bing Crosby crooning to a girl. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... Anotherloverholenyohead is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ...

  • no.2 R&B-chart
  • no.3 Pop-chart

Contents


Track listing

  1. "Christopher Tracy's Parade"
  2. "New Position"
  3. "I Wonder U"
  4. "Under the Cherry Moon"
  5. "Girls & Boys"
  6. "Life Can Be So Nice"
  7. "Venus de Milo"
  8. "Mountains"
  9. "Do U Lie?"
  10. "Kiss"
  11. "Anotherloverholenyohead"
  12. "Sometimes It Snows in April"

Girls & Boys is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... Mountains is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... Anotherloverholenyohead is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ...

Singles and Hot 100 Chart Placings

"Kiss"
"Kiss"
  • "Kiss" (#1 US, #1 R&B, #6 UK)
  1. "Kiss"
  2. "Love or $"








The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Image File history File links Prince & The Revolution Kiss single 1986 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Prince & The Revolution Kiss single 1986 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ...

"Mountains"
"Mountains"
  1. "Mountains"
  2. "Alexa de Paris"







Image File history File links Prince_mountains. ... Image File history File links Prince_mountains. ... Mountains is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ...

"Girls & Boys"
"Girls & Boys"
  1. "Girls & Boys"
  2. "Under the Cherry Moon"
  3. "Erotic City" (12" Single)
  4. "She's Always in My Hair" (double 7" Single)
  5. "17 Days" (double 7" Single)




Image File history File links Prince_GB_single. ... Image File history File links Prince_GB_single. ... Girls & Boys is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... Erotic City is a song by the musician Prince, released as the B-side to the 1984 single Lets Go Crazy. The experimental number relies on a strong bass line and a simple but inticing keyboard riff. ... Single sleeve of When Doves Cry/17 Days single by Prince 17 Days is arguably the most famous of musician Princes B-sides. ...

"Anotherlover-holenyohead"
"Anotherlover-
holenyohead"
  1. "Anotherloverholenyohead"
  2. "Girls & Boys" (US)
  3. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (UK)






Image File history File links Prince_Anotherlover_single. ... Image File history File links Prince_Anotherlover_single. ... Anotherloverholenyohead is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ... I Wanna Be Your Lover is Princes first big hit, getting him frequent R&B airplay and chart success. ...


Trivia

  • "Chistopher Tracy's Parade" was originally called "Little Girl Wendy's Parade" (perhaps before it was intended to be in the movie?) and the earlier song is referenced in the song "Kiss".
  • "New Position" was pulled from Prince's vault and reworked from the 1982 version.
  • The album is Prince's first to use a full orchestra, featuring orchestrations arranged by jazz composer Clare Fischer.
  • Unreleased songs from the Parade sessions include "Old Friends 4 Sale", "All My Dreams" and "Others Here with Us". Another unused song, "Neon Telephone" was given to Paisley Park recording artists 3 O'Clock.
  • The song "Kiss" was a demo given to the band Mazarati. After hearing their reworking of the song, Prince took it back, made a few changes and had an instant hit. Prince kept Mazarati's backing vocals and they were credited on the album.

Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... An orchestra is a musical ensemble used most often in classical music. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Composer/arranger/pianist Clare Fischer was born on October 22th, 1928 in Durand, MI. His parents were of German, French, Irish-Scot and English backgrounds. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... Mazarati was a R&B band formed in the late 1980s by former Prince and the Revolution bassist Brown Mark. ...

External links

  • Parade lyrics

  Results from FactBites:
 
PRINCE IN PRINT (2556 words)
Like Purple Rain, the new album is a soundtrack (for the forthcoming Under the Cherry Moon) and is preceded by the stunning "Kiss." The single has been mistaken as a return to the music of his Dirty Mind period.
On Parade, all sounds -- snippets of guitar, horn, percussion, voice -- are treated equally, erasing the line between "basic track" and "sweetening." Prince has achieved the effect of a full groove using only the elements essential to a listener's understanding -- and so has devised a funk completed only by the listener's response.
Still, the bulk of "Parade" is listenable and enjoyable, a confirmation of Prince's place as a superior melodist, arranger and player as well as a celebration of his creativity.
Jesusfreakhideout.com: Go Fish, "Parade" Review (468 words)
Parade opens with an interesting yet misleading string arrangement before the bass-laden and funky pop sound of "Alright" enters in.
The highlight of the album is actually the untitled hidden track about a kid burning a lady bug with a magnifying glass.
Parade is a decent pop album but tends to fall a little short in lyrical depth or complex arrangements.
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