Warner Bros.
Release date
30 Jul 2007
Running length
1 track
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1 "Eye" No, Alphabet St., Glam Slam, Anna Stesia, Dance On, Lovesexy, When 2R In Love,… 45:03 387

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Lovesexy is the tenth studio album by Prince, released on May 10, 1988. The cover (based on a photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino) caused some controversy upon release as it depicts Prince in the nude. Some record stores refused to stock it or wrapped the album in black, ironically, as Lovesexy was issued as a replacement for the hastily withdrawn Black Album, which had a monochrome black cover.

The Black Album and Lovesexy almost act as companion pieces, sharing the song “When 2 R in Love”, but are nearly opposite in theme. The album was recorded in just seven weeks, from mid-December 1987 to late January 1988, at Prince’s new Paisley Park Records, and most of the album is a solo effort from Prince, with a few exceptions. The opening track, “Eye No”, was recorded with the full band (Miko Weaver on guitar, Levi Seacer, Jr. on bass, Doctor Fink and Boni Boyer on keyboards, Eric Leeds on saxophone, Atlanta Bliss on trumpet and Sheila E. on drums). Sheila E., in fact, plays drums on several tracks and sings backup, along with Boyer. Leeds and Bliss provide horns on most tracks, and Ingrid Chavez provides the intro to “Eye No”. As opposed to the LP release, early CD copies of Lovesexy have the entire album in sequence as a single track, so the album is heard in the context of a continuous sequence, though later editions have it as nine separate tracks.

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  • pogopatterson

    Prince was just being practical subheadbowed. By placing the flower up his bottom he provided it with plenty of fertilizer.

    15 Jul 10:03pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Should have FAR more plays.

    7 Feb 6:29pm Reply
  • rollinwithbolan

    underrated masterpiece

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • journik850

    Some of his best work and one of the most overlooked albums to come out of the 80's. I've heard people voice their dislike for this album despite being Prince fans and I honestly can't understand why, it carries a vibrant as well as energetic sound that makes for an easier listen than a lot of his other material which can border on bland and just completely out of place.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Underrated (one of his very best) and a strange album - in that curious void between Sign 'O' The Times and the NPG... Out of all his '80s albums, with the exception of Sign 'O' The Times, I think this has aged the best.

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    "One of my favorite Prince albums. But I wonder if he left any skid marks after hopping off that flower. Is that an odd thought lol?" -- Not an "odd" thought, just a puerile one.

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Man, my version has the track breaks in the wrong place. I guess it could be worse, I could've had it without any.

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • poppa7

    this is just a great album all the way around!!! i got two albums of this on vinal, one is still closed never been open!!!! went to the lovesexy concert when he came to Dallas in 88!! i loved every minute of it!!!!

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • WonderGirls09

    Glad I have it on CD

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • sletrabf

    Got this on vinyl recently - and wouldn't sell this to anyone ;)

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • mrlee192

    Lovesexy is one wicked track

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • badlife

    this album review by assimilate ( The percussionist that he did a session with Elvin Jones ) 2006.10.12 at 21:08 sorry…,all text is Japanese Word

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • dandyboy73

    I have it too, and thought I had a dodgy copy at first thanks to the 'all songs as one CD track' thing. Still, several hours later on Audacity and that's been sorted out. Still not the same as the vinyl I used to have when it came out but there you go...

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • v_for_violence

    i have this on CD... =/

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Marquisdehulk

    This is definetly one of my favorite Prince albims.

    28 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Zepprocker

    Awsome album! Anna Stesia brilliant track as are the rest. Genius

    7 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Risingson

    I agree. And one of those albums I still love ENTIRELY. I'm one of those strange people who loved the track Lovesexy when I was a child, and still do.

    16 Jun 2007 Reply
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