Personnel: Prince (vocals, guitars, Arp string ensemble, piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, bass, drums, percussion).
Recorded at Record Plant, California.
Personnel: Prince (vocals, bass voice, guitar, acoustic guitar, Clavinet, keyboards, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, drums, finger cymbals, wind, background vocals).
Audio Remixer: Tommy Vicari.
Recording information: Record Plant, Sausalito, CA (10/1977-12/1977).
Unknown Contributor Role: Prince.
Signed to a hefty record contract while still in his teens, Prince was only 19 when he wrote, produced and played all the instruments (the album's initial press release listed no less than 23) on his first album FOR YOU, a keyboard-dominated dance record that melds funk, soul and disco. While FOR YOU didn't sell as was well as was expected, "Soft and Wet" did make the singles chart and the lush ballad "Baby" established that besides writing great dance songs, Prince could sing as well as any of his R&B contemporaries. FOR YOU is a portentous roadmap for the direction Prince and popular music would take in the 1980s.