Prince Vault:Today's Feature Article/August 21

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Graffiti Bridge

border The twelfth full-length studio album by Prince, and the companion album to his second dramatic motion picture, Graffiti Bridge, Graffiti Bridge was released worldwide fourteen months after his previous album, Batman. For the first time, Prince included on the album tracks he had written and produced for other artists (also included in the movie).

The album was largely made up of older tracks which had been revived from the vault and reworked for release, and could be considered a "greatest hits" of unreleased material.

Work on a movie script for Graffiti Bridge began in September, 1987, and several songs were mentioned in the script (see Graffiti Bridge for details). The first known configuration of the album was dated 25 September, 1988, however, and a few other configurations are known to have been made in 1989 and 1990 (see below).

Prince did not tour to support the album, although he was close to the end of the Nude Tour when the album was released, and he regularly played a track or two from the album in shows. The album reached number 6 on the US Billboard Pop Chart and number 6 on the US Billboard R&B Chart. A few months after the album's release it was certified gold by the RIAA, indicating 500,000 copies shipped in the USA... >> Read More.

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