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Prince Strips Down: Parade

Davitt Sigerson, Rolling Stone, 24 April 1986

WHO BUT PRINCE fills us today with the kind of anticipation we once reserved for new work by Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones? Happily, following the commercial and creative letdown of Around the World in a Day (cleverly presented as his Personal Statement record), Parade: Music from "Under the Cherry Moon" bears the weight of intense hope and scrutiny as lightly as its maker wears the satin capes he favours.

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