Emancipation was as expansive an album as anything Prince had ever released. A triple album constituting exactly three hours of music, Emancipation found Prince celebrating the release of music solely on his terms. “This is my most important record,” he proclaimed upon its release. “I’m free and my music is free.” Romance and family are key themes reflecting his recent marriage to back up dancer and muse Mayte Garcia that year. Elsewhere, Prince reflects on technology and sex and offers new, upbeat grooves as well as four unique covers.