Featuring the debut of Prince's
first band -the Revolution, PURPLE RAIN was a concerted effort to court rock audiences. The results were overwhelmingly positive, spawning two number-1 hits When Doves Cry
and Let's Go Crazy
. The critics raved over the album while its music dominated the airwaves during 1983 and 1984.
Certified at 13 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)