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For You rides on the disco/funk wave of the late 70's. The songs aren't among the most memorable from this golden period, because they lack the groovy touches. Instead, one should look at them as sketches for Prince's later developments. Even though disco influences the album, there are a rock number (I'm Yours), gentle acoustic ballads (Crazy You, So Blue), and an acapella intro (For You). Also notable is Baby, where Prince has made his girl pregnant, but sweet as he is, wants to love and support her.

The album produced one minor hit, Soft & Wet, which in retrospect can be seen as the genesis for his trademark sex style. The record label demanded bigger commercial success from his next effort. A less confident artist would've broken down under the pressure, but not Prince. I Wanna Be Your Lover, from his self-titled follow-up album, brought him to the top of the R&B chart.

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