Prince – Sign O’ the Times (1987)

Prince was at a crossroads during the creation of what would ultimately end up as "Sign O' the Times". By mid-1986, the "Under the Cherry Moon" film and its soundtrack, "Parade", were ancient history (in his mind). In typical Prince fashion, he was already moving on to his next project or projects as it would … Continue reading Prince – Sign O’ the Times (1987)

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)

"Hello! Hello again!" The immediately recognizable images of female beauty by Peter Phillips are back after taking a couple albums off. The Cars were four successful albums into their career by the time they entered the studio with producer John "Mutt" Lange in 1983. At the time, Lange was mostly known for his production work … Continue reading The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)

Prince & the Revolution – Parade (Music From the Motion Picture “Under the Cherry Moon”) (1986)

Purple Rain was a lightning in a bottle moment for Prince. #1 song. #1 album. #1 movie. All at the same time. Prince was also lightning in a bottle talent, so it would be him if anyone could do it. Unfortunately, neither the film, Under the Cherry Moon nor the film's soundtrack, Parade, would reach #1 status when … Continue reading Prince & the Revolution – Parade (Music From the Motion Picture “Under the Cherry Moon”) (1986)