NME (Magazine) - 9/25/93, p.19Ranked #19
in NME's list of the "50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s".
Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he album featured fresh turns of minimalist funk. Prince isn't known for his subtlety, but PARADE proves perhaps he should be."
Original score composed by Princce & The Revolution.
Engineers include: Susan Rogers, Peggy Mac, Coke Johnson.
Principally recorded at Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Composer: Clare Fischer.
Personnel: Prince (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, background vocals); Wendy Melvoin (vocals, guitar, percussion); Lisa Coleman (vocals, sitar, keyboards); Sheila E. (vocals, drums, cowbells, background vocals); Mazarati, Sandra Francisco, Susannah Melvoin, Brownmark (vocals); Mico Weaver (guitar); Assa Drori, Don Palmer, Harold Wolf, Pamela Gates, Pat Johnson , Mari Tsumura-Botnick, Bill Hybel, Karen Jones , Eddie Green , Henry Ferber, Oscar Chasow, Irma Neumann, William Hymanson, Betty Moor, Francine Walsh, Isabelle Daskoff, Sheldon Sanov, Janice Gower, Ronald Clark (violin); Jorge Moraga, Meyer Bello, Alan DeVeritch, Carol Mukagawa, David Stock, Margot MacLaine, Norman Forrest, Pamela Goldsmith, Allan Harshman (viola); Ray Kelly, Fred Seykoura, Ray Kramer (cello); Dick Mitchell, Donald Ashworth, Gene Cipriano, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo, Jon Clarke, James Kanter, Bob Tricarico (woodwinds); Eric Leeds (saxophone, horns); Atlanta Bliss, Larry Ford, Ray Brown , Rich Cooper , Bob Findley (trumpet); James Thatcher, Joe Myer, Marni Johnson , Calvin Smith , Brian O'Connor (French horn); Garnett Brown, Morris Repass, Bill Watrous, Charles Loper (trombone); Dr. Fink (keyboards); Jonathan Melvoin, Bobby Z (drums); Brent Fischer (timpani, percussion); Jon Malvoin (percussion).
Recording information: Monterey Sound (04/1985-12/1985); Paisley park (04/1985-12/1985); Sunset sound (04/1985-12/1985).
Photographer: Jeff Katz.
Arranger: David Z. .
Another soundtrack that fared more favourably than the movie, 'Under The Cherry Moon', from which it came, this was also the record that marked Prince's return to the live arena. The record itself came with a high camp video and guaranteed hit in the shape of 'Kiss' (which a collaboration of Tom Jones and the Art Of Noise would later cover), a delightfully funky little number around which the world threatened to dance. Elsewhere, both 'Girls And Boys' and 'Anotherloverholenyohead' charted. While the lifting strains of 'Sometimes It Snows In April' rounded off a wonderfully whole album, nothing could quite save the film.