LotusFlow3r

Release date
29 Mar 2009
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
46:49

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 From the Lotus... 2:46 6,492
2 Boom 3:18 6,459
3 The Morning After 2:06 1,900
4 4ever 3:47 6,478
5 Colonized Mind 4:48 6,885
6 Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful 3:52 6,115
7 Love Like Jazz 3:49 5,857
8 77 Beverly Park 3:04 5,531
9 Wall of Berlin 4:16 5,736
10 $ 3:57 5,474
11 Dreamer 5:32 5,771
12 ...Back 2 the Lotus 5:34 4,735

About this album

Left to his own devices, Prince will indulge in his peculiar vice of releasing triple-albums. He celebrated his freedom from Warner with Emancipation, following that with another triple-disc in Crystal Ball, which just happened to be the provisional title of the scrapped three-LP iteration of 1987’s Sign o’ the Times, he had a triple-live set in 2002, and now he’s navigating the rough waters of online distribution and exclusive contracts with big box retailers in 2009 with another triple-disc set called LotusFlow3r. Technically, one of the three discs here isn’t a Prince album: Elixer is the debut of Bria Valente, the latest in a long line of sultry soul protégés. Many of Prince’s hand-picked singers have been largely ignored even by his loyalists since about 1987, so Prince pushes Bria by bundling her record with his own LotusFlow3r and MPLSound, even going so far as to list Elixer first among the three on the back of the CD’s slim cardboard sleeve. This attempt at old-fashioned star-making might have worked if Bria Valente had a smidgeon of star charisma, but she’s merely a pleasantly breathy crooner, slipping easily into Prince’s shimmering, quiet storm production. Her slight personality shifts the spotlight to Prince’s versatility, which is part of the point of the whole set. Each album serves a different function: Elixer is his smooth soul exercise, LotusFlow3r his guitar showcase, and MPLSound a revival of his ’80s funk.

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  • Akayz7

    this is actually quite good, lots of colour and funk all over the place. Very well produced too, Prince was always solid in his production.

    27 May 5:45pm Reply
  • biomorfo

    great album!

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    It was a penny for about a month at Target.... :l

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • benharris16

    Underrated hugely

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • RadiantLotus

    This truely is an amazing album, I agree. A triple cd set, and each is entirely different from the other. I own, have listened to it dozens of times, and wouldn't be without this collection. On "Elixer" with Bria Valente, my fav is "Everytime"; on MPLSound, my fav is "Dance 4 Me"; and, on LotusFlow3r, itself, the entire cd is my fav. Prince is an amazing human-being. If you get the chance, listen to "Solo" on his "Come" CD.

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Echoes917

    The fact that this amazing album has no shouts is a damn shame.

    1 May 2010 Reply

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