Label: Warner Bros.
Art direction: Jeff Farmakes (The Ad Company)
Photographer: Joe Giannetti
There's no better place to start than at the beginning.
Prince's debut feature-length album was a low-key affair, which didn't initially receive widespread recognition but allowed for a view into the mind of an ambitious, then 19-year-old Prince, displaying the foundations from which he would continue to flourish.
Arguably, this album is a comparatively tepid offering considering his full body of work to date, but we all have to start somewhere, and this was it for Prince. On it, he was at full command of almost all aspects of the album's sounds, as through the rest of his career.
The cover of For You is a fleeting, trailing image of him that focuses more on his piercing gaze than the fashion that has later come to characterize him.