|Studio album by Prince|
|Released||April 7, 1978|
Record Plant, Sausalito
Sausalito, California, U.S.
|Genre||Pop, rock, funk|
For You is Prince's debut album, released on April 7, 1978, two months shy of his 20th birthday, and bearing the classic tag, "Written, composed, performed, and recorded by Prince. A studio album is an original collection of new tracks by a recording artist Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Record Plant Studios (also known as just " The Record Plant " were three famous Recording studios which were started and run by Gary Kellgren (who Sausalito (from Spanish: sauzalito "small willow grove" from sauce "willow" + collective derivative -al meaning "place The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. Robert Christgau (born April 18 1942) is an American Essayist, Music journalist, and the self-declared "Dean of American Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician Prince is the second album by Prince, released on October 19, 1979. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) " It is generally regarded as a promising but somewhat insubstantial early effort. The album sold 430,000 copies in the U. S. and 983,000 copies worldwide. However, during the period of its release, it only sold 150,000 copies in the U. S. , 430,000 copies worldwide, reached #163 in the U. S. (#21 R&B), and produced the single "Soft and Wet" which peaked at #92 (#12 R&B). " Soft and Wet " was Prince 's first single released from his Debut album, For You.
The album opens with the title track, an a cappella recording which states: "All of this and more is for you. A cappella (Italian or Latin "From the chapel/choir" Music is Vocal music or Singing without instrumental Accompaniment With love, sincerity and deepest care, my life with you I share. " This would foreshadow Prince's career of speaking mostly through his music, rather than conventional interviews. An interview is a conversation between two or more people (the interviewer and the interviewee where Questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from Next is "In Love," a bouncy disco track with the very Princely sexual metaphor: "I just want to bathe in your river. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define " The album's only hit, "Soft and Wet" follows. " Soft and Wet " was Prince 's first single released from his Debut album, For You. The dance track's combination of sexy lyrics and pop-funk music is the direction Prince will follow to produce some of his biggest future hits. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul A ballad "Crazy You" is followed by "Just as Long as We're Together," another disco track which ends in a musical coda showcasing Prince's musical prowess. " Just as Long as We're Together " was Prince 's second single released from his 1978 Debut album, For You. Coda ( Italian for "tail" from the Latin cauda, see below is a term used in Music in a number of different senses primarily to designate
Side 2 opens with "Baby," a ballad about an unplanned child, but not in a negative light. A portion of the music from this track was later reused on the 1995 hit, "I Hate U. " I Hate U " (also spelled Eye Hate U is a song by Prince from his 1995 Album The Gold Experience. . A light pop-disco number follows, "My Love Is Forever. " "So Blue" features Prince on acoustic guitar supplemented by the synthesizer. A steel-string acoustic guitar, is a modern form of Guitar descended from the Classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter louder sound The album closes with "I'm Yours," the album's only rock and roll number featuring blazing guitar solos. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African
The album was clearly intended to establish Prince as an artist and to prove his merits, but it failed to do so. He lists all 23 instruments he plays on the album, though most were different types of synthesizers, and he did receive some help on various tracks. The album was produced to the point of spending triple the allotted budget. Because of this, Prince's next album would have to have some hits to recoup this somewhat lackluster release. Fortunately, that would be the case.
In the 1979 film The Glove, starring Roosevelt Grier and John Saxon, there is a poster ad for the For You album on the wall of the club where Rosey Grier's character first contacts John Saxon's character by phone. John Saxon (born August 5, 1936 was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn New York, the son of Anna ( née Protettore and Antonio
All tracks composed and arranged by Prince; except where noted