Thursday, June 29, 2006
Prince - "Purple Rain"
After becoming so (unfortunately) accustomed to the single edit, hearing the full album version, all 8-plus minutes, is a marvel all over again. The string section coda alone is simply gorgeous, and the album version allows Prince to stretch it out - no way can you listen to this and tell me he's not one of our greatest guitarists. This is unquestionably one of his finest moments.