Album: Prince Sampler

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Prince Sampler

Album details

Released: Late 1984
Length: 51:25
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): North Arm Drive Home Studio, Orono, MN, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Mobile Recording Unit, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA; The Warehouse, St. Louis Park, MN, USA ; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA; Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA

See also

Purple Rain Tour  
Prince Sampler (or simply Sampler) is the first promotional compilation album by Prince, available in late 1984 on cassette in Canada, to be played in stores to promote the Canadian leg of the Purple Rain Tour.

The cassette includes ten tracks taken from Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999 and Purple Rain (Prince had released six albums at that point. His first two albums were not represented on this collection).

Track listing
  • Side one:
  1. When Doves Cry (5:52) 1
  2. I Would Die 4 U (2:57) 1 Single version not labeled as such
  3. Let’s Go Crazy (4:39) 1
  4. The Beautiful Ones (5:15) 1
  5. Purple Rain (8:45) 1
  • Side two:
  1. Dirty Mind (4:11) 2
  2. 1999 (6:22)
  3. Little Red Corvette (4:58)
  4. Private Joy (4:25)
  5. Let’s Work (3:57)

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
2  Written by Prince and Dr. Fink (music)

  • See individual tracks for credits.

  • See individual tracks and respective albums for credits.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information


  • This album was a promotional release, not meant to be distributed to the general public and/or made available for retail.

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