Prince’s reggae track finds new lifeThursday, May 05, 2016
Since Prince’s death on April 21, there has been renewed interest in the singer/songwriter’s music. Sales of his
albums and singles have shot past the three-million mark.
Seventeen Prince albums have re-entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart. One of them is Love Symbol, which is currently at number 111.
Love Symbol, his 14th album, was released October 13 1992 by Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Among the set’s 18 songs is the reggae track
Blue Light samples Bob Marley’s Is This Love. Musicians who worked on the song include saxophonist Eric Leeds and bassist Michael Koppelman.
Love Symbol peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It has sold over one million copies in the United States and five million copies worldwide.
The songs from the album that did well chart-wise were 7, My Name is Prince, Sexy MF and The Morning Papers.
— Kevin Jackson
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