Back cover: "A friend recently found his teen-age daughter in the bedroom playing the album 'Purple Rain' backward, like her pals at high school, in order to hear the secretive coded message Prince had left there. She was shaken to hear Prince say, 'Hello, how are you? I'm fine, 'cause I know that the Lord is coming soon, coming, coming soon.'" (Newsweek, April 29, 1985).
"Beginning with the Beatles, there have been indications that rock stars hide messages in their recordings. Why do they do it? But even more important, what are those messages doing to you, the listener?"