In Sheep’s Clothing and friends share classics and rarities from the deep catalog of The Purple One, Prince.
His Royal Badness. The High Priest of Pop. The Artist Formerly Known As. The Purple One. Or our favorite, Skipper. Where to begin with the enigma that is Prince?
The iconic artist redefined pop music, working out all of its soulful and funky facets in an infinite range of genres, from new wave and synth-pop to classical and jazz. He did so while creating an image of himself based on his lyrical approach to the emotional and taboo themes of love and sexuality. He accumulated a groundbreaking catalog that ventured into risque territory that no other mainstream artist explored at the time — or, really, since. He was not only a prodigal musician, recording full complex albums as a teenager, but a virtuoso on innumerable instruments. A notorious studio addict, Prince recorded almost everything himself, which resulted in the artist releasing 39 official full-length records in his lifetime — and that excludes the infinite well that is the “Prince Vault.”