Prince’s fourth full-length album, which he wrote, produced, and played most the instruments on. (André Cymone gets co-writing credit on “Do Me Baby” on some later versions, but is not credited here – plus backing vocals for Wendy & Lisa, Bobby Z for Drums and Lisa and Fink for keys on some tracks).

I love the headlines in the Controversy Daily on the cover: “President Declares Uptown New U.S. Capitol” / “Tourist Invasion of Uptown Fails, 89 Beheaded.”

The song Annie Christian references the murder of John Lennon as well as a series of murders in Atlanta targeting black children, for which Wayne Williams was ultimately convicted. The title track asks “Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay? . . . Do I believe in God? Do I believe in me?”

My copy via a record fair at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, MA