Prince 'The Screams of Passion' Handwritten Lyrics
Handwritten and signed draft in pencil of lyrics for 'The Screams of Passion' entirely in Prince's hand.
From the collection of Prince’s assistant tour manager Gwen Leeds, who notes that Prince would frequently hand write song lyrics in a notebook and then ask that they be typed and supplied to his record company for registering and licensing.
This was released as the first single off of the 1985 album The Family, thus becoming the first song credited to the band. It was also the first Prince-related track to feature a string orchestration by Clare Fischer, who would become a frequent collaborator throughout Prince's career.
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