Label: NPG/Redline Entertainment
Art direction: Jeremy Gavin
Illustrator: Cbabi Bayoc
The Rainbow Children was a concept album full of religious themes which centered around the idea of creating a movement which would ultimately forge a utopian society.
It was around this time that the artist once again known as Prince had converted to become a Jehovah’s Witness, and his newfound religious interests were represented. With this noticeable transition, Prince said that he wasn't going to make music as explicit as he once did, which also meant that his live shows were modified accordingly.
Unfortunately for Prince, the response to this comparatively jazzy outing wasn't a particularly warm one, and so it rarely makes it onto top 10 lists. Thankfully, this isn't one of those lists, and we still love the album's vibrant, jazzy cover.