TimeLife Records brings us a moment in time when Prince was at his finest.
Limited Edition Purple Vinyl Edition
The sudden passing of musical genius and pop music icon Prince left millions of fans shocked with sadness. However, the Purple One still lives in the music and films he left behind, and will forever be in the minds and hearts of music lovers and players for many years to come. He reached the highest peaks of rock stardom and, unlike most, stayed at the top..
Now, TimeLife Records brings us a moment in time when Prince was at his finest. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility), he stars with several other classic rockers on the track “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” A severely underrated guitarist, he shows his chops in a grand fashion among peers like Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Steve Winwood, and more.
Also included on this limited-edition vinyl release are renditions of rock classics from all different genres. Cream takes on “Sunshine of Your Love,” while Green Day performs the Ramones’ classic tune “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Even guitar legend Chuck Berry joins Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band on a scathing rendition of “Johnny B. Goode.”
Other artists include Metallica (“Iron Man”), James Taylor (“Woodstock”), Al Greene (“A Change Is Gonna Come”), and several jams between the likes of Mick Jagger, Petty, Jeff Lynne, and more. If you are a true rock ’n’ roll fan, no matter the subgenre, this vinyl is a must have.
But be vigilant in your purchase. This album is only enjoying a limited run, so get it while you can. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Live: Volume One is available through TimeLife’s website. A+ | Marc Farr