The Vault...Old Friends 4 Sale This left-over compilation of outtakes from Prince's years with Warner Bros. sounds more committed than a lot of his indie releases of recent vintage. Using… The Vault...Old Friends 4 Sale This left-over compilation of outtakes from Prince's years with Warner Bros. sounds more committed than a lot of his indie releases of recent vintage. Using… Prince
Music Review

The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale (1999)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Prince

This left-over compilation of outtakes from Prince's years with Warner Bros. sounds more committed than a lot of his indie releases of recent vintage. Using members of the swinging bands that backed him on Diamonds and Pearls and [Artist Formerly Known as Prince (album title)], Prince teases out leisurely, unforced grooves that shimmer with horny horns, cascading keyboard waterfalls, and on-the-one grit. The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale is a welcome stopgap for long-suffering loyalists.

Originally posted Sep 10, 1999 Published in issue #502 Sep 10, 1999 Order article reprints
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