First-ever pressing of Chaos and Disorder on purple vinyl!
Long out-of-print as physical products, Chaos and Disorder and Emancipation, two pivotal Prince albums from 1996, are each being made available on LP for the first time in more than 20 years, and new purple vinyl pressings (1LP and 6LP) mark their premiere on the format.
1996 was a pivotal year for Prince, who (in addition to Girl 6, the soundtrack album for Spike Lee's film) released Chaos and Disorder (his final album of new material for Warner Bros.) and Emancipation, a triple disc three-hour musical extravaganza celebrating Prince's full psychic, spiritual, emotional and creative liberation.
Released in July 1996, Chaos and Disorder is a taut 39 minutes of dexterous guitar and simple but addictive pop melodies. Personal, professional, creative, spiritual and sexual freedoms were key tenets of his mission as a producer, arranger, composer and performer. 1996 was a key year in that quest, which saw him release one of his loosest, shortest, most carefree albums as well as one of his most precise and expansive.
Chaos and Disorder came with a rare disclaimer penned by Prince (then known as the unpronounceable "love symbol"): "Originally intended 4 private use only, this compilation serves as the last original material recorded by (The Artist) 4 Warner Bros. Records."
"Someone told me that Van Halen did their first record in a week," Prince told the Los Angeles Times of the album's quick creation. "That's what we were going for-spontaneity, seeing how fast and hard we could thrash it out." Chaos and Disorder proved Prince's enduring connecting to his global audience of listeners. Even without promotion, the album reached No. 14 in the U.K. and No. 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts while the album's only single, "Dinner With Delores," hit the Top 40 charts in the U.K. (the only country where it was released).
|1. Chaos and Disorder|
|2. I Like it There|
|3. Dinner with Delores|
|4. The Same December|
|5. Right the Wrong|
|2. I Rock, Therefore I Am|
|3. Into the Light|
|4. I Will|
|5. Dig U Better Dead|
|6. Had U|