The Family – The Family

Released:  1985
Label:  Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records

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Notes:

Front cover:  Blasted Warner crest right where the spindle hole is.  Hard to remove but it’s done.

Gatefold:  Again, really nice condition.  The scratches you may be seeing are part of the design so I made no attempt to remove them.  This gatefold is absolutely hilarious, no?  Turns out Prince shot these photos himself (except the black and white photos of Eric and Jellybean).  The captions are likely his too.

Sleeves:  With the exception of the string players and a little guitar, Prince played all the instruments and sang most of the background vocals as was always the case on albums like this. St. Paul and Susannah’s vocals are here as are Eric Leeds’ sax and flute parts. That’s about it, really.

Back cover:  The back has some minor wear and tear but pretty good otherwise.  All cleaned up.

Labels:  Blasted Warner crest right where the spindle hole is.  Hard to remove but it’s done.  By the way, ignore the writing credits.  Prince wrote all the tunes except “River Runs Dry” which really was written by Bobby Z.  His decision to spread the wealth didn’t extend to one tune.  Check out which one he kept for himself.