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Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

by Various Artists

Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound by Various Artists

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Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

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Label: Numero Group
The Numero Group excels in the netherworld of private pressings and unreleased studio tapes, and Purple Snow marks some of its best work to date. It includes early sessions by Alexander O'Neal, Prince (via 94 East and the Lewis Connection) and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Mind & Matter) as well as obscurities by Aura, the Stylle Band, and Quiet Storm. The key word in the title is "forecasting." By chronicling the scene's late '70s origins, Purple Snow mostly consists of scratchy and primitive-sounding disco, not the sharp-tuned synth-funk that Minneapolis became renowned for.

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The Numero Group excels in the netherworld of private pressings and unreleased studio tapes, and Purple Snow marks some of its best work to date. It includes early sessions by Alexander O'Neal, Prince (via 94 East and the Lewis Connection) and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Mind & Matter) as well as obscurities by Aura, the Stylle Band, and Quiet Storm. The key word in the title is "forecasting." By chronicling the scene's late '70s origins, Purple Snow mostly consists of scratchy and primitive-sounding disco, not the sharp-tuned synth-funk that Minneapolis became renowned for.

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About This Album

The Numero Group excels in the netherworld of private pressings and unreleased studio tapes, and Purple Snow marks some of its best work to date. It includes early sessions by Alexander O'Neal, Prince (via 94 East and the Lewis Connection) and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Mind & Matter) as well as obscurities by Aura, the Stylle Band, and Quiet Storm. The key word in the title is "forecasting." By chronicling the scene's late '70s origins, Purple Snow mostly consists of scratchy and primitive-sounding disco, not the sharp-tuned synth-funk that Minneapolis became renowned for.