Music

The Revolution

Formed 1979. Disbanded 1986.

Founded by Prince

The Revolution

Biography

The Revolution was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band's sound incorporated pop, funk, R&B and hard rock elements. Before their official break-up, The Revolution had released one studio album, two soundtracks, and two videos. The band is known for its many members, varied in race and gender.

The Revolution rose to international fame in the mid-1980s with Purple Rain, selling over 16 million albums in the United States alone. The band achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Purple Rain and Around the World in a Day), six top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won three Grammy Awards. The band officially disbanded in 1986 after the Hit n Run – Parade Tour, which supported Parade, the soundtrack for Under the Cherry Moon.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Parade

    Parade 1986

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Not quite a classic Prince album, but Kiss is a minimalist masterpiece
  2. Review of Purple Rain

    Purple Rain 1984

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    No amount of subsequent weirdness could detract from this achievement.
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