Prince – Let’s Work
1982 Warner Bros. Records – DWBS 50028
Vinyl, 12″, Single, SRC Pressing
A good portion of the world is celebrating a holiday today: the day that His Purple Majesty passed on into the Afterworld, leaving us on our own, three years ago. Hence, this is technically a sombre holiday post. I spent an unconscionable amount of time trying to unscrew the horrible update to WordPress (called Gutenberg), realized there’s a plugin for it, and now I have no time left to say anything of much substance. The dance mix of “Let’s Work” is off the chain on this gem of a 12″ single, and the non-album track “Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)” was released in the UK but failed to chart. If it had been released as a single in the US, do you think he would have titled it “Gotta Stop Messin’ AROUND”? I think he would have. Nobody says “messing about” west of the Greenwich meridian. Hey, now that I’ve rolled back to ‘classic’ WP, maybe you’ll be hearing from me more often?
A Let’s Work (Dance Mix, Long Version) 8:02
B Gotta Stop (Messin’ About) 2:55
Published By – Controversy Music
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince
© 1982, 1981, 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
LINEAGE: Warner Brothers DWBS 50028 vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa cartridge; Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; Audioquest King Cobra cables; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; clicks and pops removed with Click Repair on very light settings, manually auditioning the output; further clicks removed with Adobe Audition 3.0; dithered and resampled using iZotope RX Advanced. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.