30 yrs ago 2day Prince as Madhouse released his first-ever instrumental album, 8.
On January 21, 1987 Prince, along with Eric Leeds on sax, released his jazz-instrumental project 8 on Paisley Park Records.
All eight tracks were written or co-written by Prince, and all contain him playing most instruments, with Eric Leeds playing saxophone and flute. All tracks are given written numerical names, from One to Eight, while the album is named numerically. The album is the first instrumental album released by Prince under any name. (Prince Vault)