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Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Purple Rain, the now-iconic album from Prince & the Revolution. I was 6 years old when this came out and the first time I heard “When Doves Cry” my entire world changed. In fact, that memory is so vivid, that moment so life-altering, I told the story at my first Moth story slam. 
And while Prince has gotten a little crazier over the years and put out some sub-par material, this record is and always will be a touchstone in my life as a music lover. 
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna light some candles and listen to all my Purple Rain-associated vinyl.
(For the record: While “When Doves Cry” holds strong personal meaning for me, “The Beautiful Ones” is the best song on this album and one of the best he’s ever released.)

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Purple Rain, the now-iconic album from Prince & the Revolution. I was 6 years old when this came out and the first time I heard “When Doves Cry” my entire world changed. In fact, that memory is so vivid, that moment so life-altering, I told the story at my first Moth story slam. 

And while Prince has gotten a little crazier over the years and put out some sub-par material, this record is and always will be a touchstone in my life as a music lover. 

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna light some candles and listen to all my Purple Rain-associated vinyl.

(For the record: While “When Doves Cry” holds strong personal meaning for me, “The Beautiful Ones” is the best song on this album and one of the best he’s ever released.)

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If you’re driving with the windows down on a lovely spring day and this comes on the radio, you are required to turn it up and sing along at the top of your lungs.

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