by Prince


Lovesexy is the tenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. The album was released on May 10, 1988, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album was recorded in just seven weeks, from mid-December 1987 to late January 1988, at Prince’s new Paisley Park Studios, and most of the album is a solo effort from Prince, with a few exceptions. The lyrical themes of the record include positivity, self-improvement, spirituality, and God. Despite being critically acclaimed, Lovesexy only reached number 11 on the Billboard 200, Prince’s first album since 1981’s Controversy not to crack the top 10; however, it reached number one in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. It spawned three singles: “Alphabet St."—which became a worldwide top-10 hit in the spring of 1988—and the follow-up singles “Glam Slam” and “I Wish U Heaven”, both of which failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, it was Prince’s least successful album in the United States since 1980. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in December 1988. Lovesexy was accompanied by the Lovesexy Tour, of which the September 9th Dortmund show in Germany was released on video cassette and LaserDisc. The tour was also televised (with a short delay for editorial purposes) on several European channels, with the broadcast containing various alternate camera shots in place of the ones used in the officially released video, which was released a year later in 1989.


  1. Eye No
  2. Alphabet St.
  3. Glam Slam
  4. Anna Stesia
  5. Dance On
  6. Lovesexy
  7. When 2 R In Love
  8. I Wish U Heaven
  9. Positivity

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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Stereo
Label Legacy
Catalog Number 19439904001
Notes Hype sticker on shrink-wrap: Lovesexy “Lovesexy was a mind trip, like a psychedelic movie” -PRINCE features “Alphabet St.” and “Glam Slam” Issued with printed glossy inner sleeve. Printed on labels and spine as “PRINCE LOVESEXY” “Eye” in track title A1 and printed in all lyrics on the inner sleeve is represented by a stylized “👁” eye symbol. Side A: Total Timing 21:29 Side B: Total Timing 23:32 Songs are in a continuous sequence “Vinyl Made In France” on barcode sticker on shrink-wrap. ℗ 1988 & © 1988, 2023 NPG Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment for the U.S.A. and Warner Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company, for the world outside the U.S.A. In runouts, “[MPO logo]® 23 303XXX” is stamped, rest is etched.
Discogs URL Prince - Lovesexy