Monday 8pm: Feature LP: Prince and The New Power Generation – Diamonds and Pearls

Diamonds and Pearls is the thirteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince, and the first with his backing band The New Power Generation. It was released on October 1, 1991 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album produced several hit singles, including “Gett Off”, “Cream”, “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”, “Insatiable”, and the title track. Dancers Lori Werner (then dancing under the stage name of Lori Elle) and Robia LaMorte, known as “Diamond” and “Pearl” respectively, appeared on the holographic cover (re-pressings of the album are non-holographic). Diamond and Pearl also appeared in the music videos for “Cream”, “Strollin'”, “Gett Off”, and the title track, and also participated in Prince’s Diamonds and Pearls Tour.

Diamonds and Pearls contains a hybrid of music styles, from the funk of “Daddy Pop”, “Jughead”, and first single “Gett Off”, to some of the more mainstream pop/rock songs Prince had recorded in some time, such as “Cream”, “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” and the title song. “Willing and Able” was used in a video montage during the closing credits of CBS coverage of Super Bowl XXVI.

Singles from Diamonds and Pearls
“Gett Off” Released: June 7, 1991
“Cream” Released: September 9, 1991
“Insatiable” Released: November 4, 1991
“Diamonds and Pearls” Released: November 25, 1991
“Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” Released: March 3, 1992
“Thunder” Released: April 18, 1992 (UK only)

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

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