Prince's seminal Purple Rain album is 25 years old. For my 10th birthday, I received a boom box, a Purple Rain cassette, and a friend-filled trip to see the movie in the theater. I have a very deep love for Prince. I am buying this issue of Spin, which commemorates the fact that Purple Rain is now an antique with a (free) eponymous collection of covers, and have almost decided to throw myself a Purple Rain themed birthday party. The End.

{Purplish Rain tracklisting: 1. "Let's Go Crazy" RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS 2. "Take Me With U" SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS 3. "The Beautiful Ones" FOL CHEN 4. "Computer Blue" OF MONTREAL 5. "Darling Nikki" CHAIRLIFT 6. "When Doves Cry" THE TWILIGHT SINGERS 7. "I Would Die 4 U" MARIACHI EL BRONX 8. "Baby I'm a Star" CRAIG WEDREN 9. "Purple Rain" LAVENDER DIAMOND}

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