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what is Princes nw album called. thankyou

christine robertshaw, Monday, 21 June 2004 12:18 (fifteen years ago) link

sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band

RJG (RJG), Monday, 21 June 2004 12:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Musicology. You're welcome.

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 21 June 2004 12:20 (fifteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Yo, while me and Q-Tip were performing 'Vivrant Thing' in Vegas last night...this n-a Prince walked out on the stage, took the guitar from our guitar player and just started rocking! None of us knew he was there until he popped up on the stage...then the n-a vanished like Batman, LOL!

The sound crew said Prince was in the balcony watching the show from the very beginning (The balcony was closed off). Then when 'Vivrant Thing' came out, he just came backstage and walked out on stage.

None of us knew what was happening, then when we finished the show he was gone LOL!

cutty, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:00 (ten years ago) link

that is awesome

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:02 (ten years ago) link

that is Prince!

Marco Damiani, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:05 (ten years ago) link

i guess when prince takes a guitar from you, you let him

cutty, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:07 (ten years ago) link

this n-a

eman, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:16 (ten years ago) link

this n/a

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:19 (ten years ago) link

i wonder what would happen if somebody refused to give prince his guitar.

some know what you dude last summer (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:27 (ten years ago) link

no one's seen tevin campbell in years.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:30 (ten years ago) link

any excuse to post this:

some know what you dude last summer (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:36 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Just another relaxed day at home:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/01/08/prince_ann_500.jpg

And he talks a bit.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 January 2009 18:25 (ten years ago) link

nice. i am anticipating MPLSOUND.

also watch 'em while you can:

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Friday, 9 January 2009 22:32 (ten years ago) link

lol @ the pains taken to avoid his purple majesty's bare cheeks

Et tu, Crut? (The Reverend), Friday, 9 January 2009 23:00 (ten years ago) link

I'm very curious about what he does with ProTools. Could be really interesting.

Matos W.K., Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:42 (ten years ago) link

not like it's the first time, he's been using it since 3121 at least

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:48 (ten years ago) link

earlier i had a crossword clue that was "part of TAFKAP" and even after i had filled in "ARTIST" it still didn't register for a minute

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:55 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Utterly of non-interest to anyone anywhere. Unless you are, you know, alive and breathing:

http://www.thedailyswarm.com/headlines/watch-while-you-can-prince-rehearsal-videos-1984/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 February 2010 19:25 (nine years ago) link

Is Matos sittin' down?

iago g., Monday, 15 February 2010 19:50 (nine years ago) link

Cool. Extended "When Does Cry" and "Erotic City" sound good.

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2010 21:52 (nine years ago) link

http://twitter.com/PRINCE_OFFICIAL/status/8476096110

kshighway (ksh), Monday, 15 February 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

Shhhh, don't tell Prince about the Youtube videos

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2010 22:04 (nine years ago) link

Like his little routine in "17 Days."

Inculcate a spirit of serfdom in children (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 February 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

His James Brown rooted and updated moves were/are always fun to watch plus the extra little hopping and running around stuff here

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

Cave17 Matt C should be checking these videos out also

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:12 (nine years ago) link

Matos, what do you think?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 17:06 (nine years ago) link

oh dear lord. this is fantastic.

I love how he goes through his moves, knowing they're already mastered, and keeps a more critical eye on the band. what a fun loving task master!

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

......aaaaand they're gone

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:19 (nine years ago) link

got to see 5 of them, haha. oh well. hopefully someone capped 'em while they were up

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:20 (nine years ago) link

Damn, I only got to watch "When Doves Cry". I hope these can make their way onto Dailymotion or something.

otto günne (The Reverend), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:34 (nine years ago) link

.....and it's awful:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/features/2010/02/prince-cause-and-effect/index.shtml

man he has so completely and totally lost it.

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

bad wrong false prince

Fetchboy, Friday, 26 February 2010 17:22 (nine years ago) link

wow yeah that is bad

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:31 (nine years ago) link

WTF is Prince using MS Songsmith now?

might seem normal but is actually (snoball), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:35 (nine years ago) link

i want to say "nothing can ever erase the work he did in the 80s" but i somehow wonder if this song is actually capable of erasing the master tape to "if i was your girlfriend"

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:39 (nine years ago) link

With the amount of stuff going on in the background it sounds like he recorded over the top of something. In case anyone is wondering what the reverse bit at ~3:30 is, it's Prince saying "contracts just make you smaller".

might seem normal but is actually (snoball), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:41 (nine years ago) link

the problem with all of prince's stuff from the 90s on is that i think he fundamentally misunderstands what made him great at one time.

he's a great minimalist that thinks he's a maximalist.

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

eh he's done some good minimalist stuff since the 90s - Black Sweat, for ex.

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

but yeah I agree that in general he's better when he's doing less

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

Am I crazy or has Prince benn listening to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=CXCiS2FpmIc&feature=related

mottdeterre, Friday, 26 February 2010 17:47 (nine years ago) link

eh he's done some good minimalist stuff since the 90s - Black Sweat, for ex.

― dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, February 26, 2010 5:44 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

black sweat....and....black sweat...and..um...black sweat ; )

j.k. but yeah that's the only song i've heard in years i thought was GOOD good not just "hey this is pretty good for prince now, i guess"

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:52 (nine years ago) link

i can't listen to this at work but it's probably for the best.

it's funny, i just listened to mplsound again and thought it wasn't that bad (if you have no expectations except for dad-prince).

rinse the lemonade (Jordan), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:58 (nine years ago) link

oh what the fuck

Jack the Dude-Kicker (HI DERE), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

like I could put up with the verse and I could put up with the chorus, but not both together in the same song; that is exactly the wrong thing to do, dude

Jack the Dude-Kicker (HI DERE), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:06 (nine years ago) link

i should do a poll, this song versus his vikings playoff song, which sounded like the work of a slightly deranged lutheran church choir director

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

at least the Vikings playoff song was awesome in its insanity; this is boring, mild-mannered shit that thinks it's shit-hot

Jack the Dude-Kicker (HI DERE), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

replace lutheran w/ witness and you just about summarized prince 2010

I'm so 3000-and-8080 (The Reverend), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

j.k. but yeah that's the only song i've heard in years i thought was GOOD good not just "hey this is pretty good for prince now, i guess"

title tracks of musicology and 3121 were pretty good and stripped down imho. there was some other track on musicology that I liked but I'm blanking on it at the moment... but yeah his hit-to-miss ratio is pretty sad.

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

but yeah some of it like Glamorous Life or the Time, it's so close even little things he came up with

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:57 AM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

even the "somebody bring me a mirror" line in "jungle love"!

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:58 (two months ago) link

and the martika and kenny rogers songs are genuinely revalatory.

Those two really jumped out, yes. The backstory to the "mirror" line was linked to on another Prince thread recently I believe

willem, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:02 (two months ago) link

what exactly is so offensive about this collection? are you 100% against any prince vault releases?

I'm not against things he never got around to releasing, or got distracted and moved onto something else, being released while branded as vault material. This is a bunch of stuff he very specifically never intended the public to hear, and absolutely did not intend to be regarded as the "original" version of these songs, being spruiked with painfully gross lies:

In the spirit of sharing Prince's music with his fans as he wanted, the album will also be available to stream in Master quality via TIDAL's HiFi subscription tier. Members will be able to hear the recordings just as the artist intended the tracks to sound.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:13 (two months ago) link

He dead

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:21 (two months ago) link

that last sentence is just TIDAL hype about their sound quality. Poorly worded IMO but I don't think anyone is going into this album believing that these are songs Prince worked on for himself.

akm, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:23 (two months ago) link

ha well yeah, that's a pretty dumb way of promoting it

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:23 (two months ago) link

but yeah some of it like Glamorous Life or the Time, it's so close even little things he came up with

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

With The Time stuff it's literally his track with Morris singing over it. So yeah.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:40 (two months ago) link

That's what I like most about this, hearing the little details of his playing on the tracks, and how he didn't treat it much/any differently from cutting album tracks.

Also at this point I honestly don't care much about what he would have wanted released (maybe I'll feel differently once they start hitting the bottom of the barrel and releasing terrible Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic c-sides).

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:59 (two months ago) link

I had forgotten how much I love "The Glamorous Life"

Word. Takes me back to a warm safe place

calstars, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:59 (two months ago) link

My favourite track on this is clearly "Love thy Will Be Done" but I already had it...
And the choice of "Manic Monday" as a "single" is dubious since it's a pretty basic demo (and far from the greatness of the "official" version).

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 09:59 (two months ago) link

that last sentence is just TIDAL hype about their sound quality. Poorly worded IMO but I don't think anyone is going into this album believing that these are songs Prince worked on for himself.

I wasn’t even thinking of that last interpretation as a possibility: congratulations, you have lowered my opinion of this hype by defending it

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:13 (two months ago) link

what exactly is so offensive about this collection? are you 100% against any prince vault releases?
maybe i just have a higher tolerance for demos / rough drafts.

i am not 100% against prince vault releases. but this for me just does not hold up. to be honest i have never been such a great prince fan aynways. but when he hit it, he hit it hard (e.g. purple rain live). some of his songs - like on this release - seem to be made for others and some he truly composed for himself. there seems to be a split.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:48 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Oh my gosh...sounds like he'd had three or four books in mind. I cried reading this.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/09/the-book-of-prince

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:54 (five days ago) link

that's a great piece, i miss prince

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:04 (five days ago) link

yeah, that’s a wonderful piece

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:21 (five days ago) link

The idea of mixing his autobiography with a handbook on approaches to music-making may not have ever panned out, but what fascinating framework to organize his insights. Kinda like the David Byrne book, but could have been so much more.

bendy, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:48 (five days ago) link

CD1/LP1&2 (Original Album with 2019 Remaster)
01 1999
02 Little Red Corvette
03 Delirious
04 Let’s Pretend We’re Married
05 D.M.S.R.
06 Automatic
07 Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
08 Free
09 Lady Cab Driver
10 All The Critics Love U In New York
11 International Lover

CD2/LP3&4 (Promo Mixes and B-sides, 2019 Remaster)
01 1999 (7″ Stereo Edit)
02 1999 (7″ Mono Promo-Only Edit)
03 Free (Promo Only Edit
04 How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore
05 Little Red Corvette (7″ Edit)
06 All The Critics Love U In New York (7″ Edit)
07 Lady Cab Driver (7″ Edit)
08 Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix Promo Only Edit)
09 Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)
10 Delirious (7″ Edit)
11 Horny Toad
12 Automatic (7″ Edit)
13 Automatic (Video Version)
14 Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ Edit)
15 Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ Mono Promo Only Edit)
16 Irresistible Bitch
17 Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Video Version)
18 D.M.S.R. (Edit)

CD3/LP5&6 (Vault Tracks Pt 1, recorded between November 1981 and April 1982)
01 Feel U Up
02 Irresistible Bitch
03 Money Don’t Grow On Trees
04 Vagina
05 Rearrange
06 Bold Generation
07 Colleen
08 International Lover (Take 1) [Live In Studio]
09 Turn It Up
10 You’re All I Want
11 Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
12 If It’ll Make U Happy
13 How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? (Take 2)

CD4/LP7&8 (Vault Tracks Pt 2, recorded between April 1982 and January 1983)
01 Possessed (1982 Version)
02 Delirious (Full Length)
03 Purple Music
04 Yah, You Know
05 Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster)
06 No Call U
07 Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
08 Do Yourself A Favor
09 Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
10 Teacher, Teacher
11 Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo)

CD5/LP9&10 (Live In Detroit at Masonic Temple Theater, Masonic Hall (Late Show) – November 30, 1982, Previously Unreleased)
01 Controversy
02 Let’s Work
03 Little Red Corvette
04 Do Me, Baby
05 Head
06 Uptown
07 Lisa’s Keyboard Interlude
08 How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
09 Automatic
10 International Lover
11 1999
12 D.M.S.R.

DVD (Live at The Summit, Houston, TX, – December 29, 1982, Previously Unreleased)
01 Controversy
02 Let’s Work
03 Do Me, Baby
04 D.M.S.R.
05 Keyboard Interlude
06 Piano Improvisation
07 How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
08 Lady Cab Driver
09 Automatic
10 International Lover
11 1999
12 Head

WHY NO I WILL NOT ENJOY THIS.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:15 (five days ago) link

fuck

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:16 (five days ago) link

... man, two discs of vault tracks

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:18 (five days ago) link

blurgh

tylerw, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:18 (five days ago) link

04 Vagina

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:22 (five days ago) link

lots of exciting looking cuts in there

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:35 (five days ago) link

yeah this looks good

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:03 (five days ago) link

holy shit

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:42 (five days ago) link

Someone should totally do a Mark Lewisohn Beatles style triple volume book series, i mean fuck who on earth *wouldn't* read that?

piscesx, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:43 (five days ago) link

Ned something v weird is going on with that link? is it just me?

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:44 (five days ago) link

This is the way I wanted WB to milk me from the get-go!

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:45 (five days ago) link

There were gripes about the Purple Rain remaster being crappy sound-wise (brickwalling, etc). I only listened to the extras disc so i've no idea how bad/good it was.

piscesx, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:57 (five days ago) link

perfectly happy with my OG vinyl copies, but I do want those extras

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:03 (five days ago) link

Moonbeam Levels is great

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:43 (five days ago) link

I pasted it as a joke, but "Vagina" is one of the few tracks in that collection I don't think I've ever heard of before. I mean, you'd think I'd remember!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:48 (five days ago) link

heh

Prince fans rejoice: 10 lps/5 cd/1 DVD 40+ songs (can't wait for y'all to hear "Vagina" haha) excited to hear what i lived w on lo-fi hiss quality for like 3 plus decades. and happy to play this stuff (finally) w/o getting the ("where u get that from???") calls https://t.co/SksRXlLILf

— Questlove from @SongsThatShook Oct 13th @AMC_tv (@questlove) September 10, 2019

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:25 (five days ago) link

Holy shit

What news!

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:34 (five days ago) link

so great but i'm still disappointed the early take of "i could never take the place of your man" isn't on here :(

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:36 (five days ago) link

Whoah!!!

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:37 (five days ago) link

Just finished the New Yorker article. It’s really tremendous. The part that brought tears to my eyes:

“I trust you. Tell them I trust you”

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:43 (four days ago) link

“He once told me that if you ever want to write a hit song, just act as if you’re writing for five-year-olds,” singer Jill Jones, who is featured on the song “1999.”

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 10:38 (four days ago) link

Once, he said, he’d seen one of his former employees on TV saying she thought it was her God-given duty to preserve and protect the unreleased material in his vault. “Now, that sounds like someone I should call the police on,” he told me. “How is that not racist?” People were always casting him—and all black artists—in a helpless role, he said, as if he were incapable of managing himself.

this was hard to read. Because on the one hand he's right about the general pattern of behavior towards black artists, and then on the other hand he is very wrong because he definitely wasn't capable of managing himself. I mean, he didn't even have a will delineating ownership over his work, he routinely made ridiculous business decisions etc.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:48 (four days ago) link

Word on Prince.org is that the employee was S---n Rogers which makes it extra sad, if true.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:08 (four days ago) link

So torn on this 10LP box. Will there be bundles with a t-shirt / pins etc? I've been burned pulling the trigger to soon before and want to wait and see. I don't think Rhino do limited editions, so I'm not sure this will sell out for several years.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:40 (four days ago) link

nyer article was great — though I can't help but think if Prince had lived we might be reading a story by the same writer titled "I Was Hired To Co-Write Prince's Memoir — Here's How It All Fell Apart"

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:50 (four days ago) link

haha I had the same thought

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:58 (four days ago) link

I don't think Rhino do limited editions, so I'm not sure this will sell out for several years.

They may not do numbered limited editions, but you can be sure they've done extensive research on exactly how many copies of this thing they absolutely must press to turn a profit. Don't wait too long, is my advice.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 22:23 (four days ago) link

Pssht, that's what they said about stuff like the Complete Funhouse Sessions, then they went ahead and reissued it anyway.

My favorite part of the New Yorker article might have been Prince negotiating a clause that would allow him to delete his book at any time for any reason.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 22:27 (four days ago) link

They may not do numbered limited editions, but you can be sure they've done extensive research on exactly how many copies of this thing they absolutely must press to turn a profit. Don't wait too long, is my advice.

Hi there -- they do numbered limited editions as desired, believe me. (Says a guy with one of the full Woodstock sets.) They don't always number, certainly.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 23:02 (four days ago) link

of all the things to rerelease, The Versace Experience is up for streaming. dunno if there's anything to recommend but I'll certainly replay as the last time i heard this it was on a bootleg audio cassette

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 September 2019 13:13 (two days ago) link

What? Lolol

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:40 (two days ago) link

yeah, this is a nothingburger of leftover madhouse and npg drippings plus unnecessary noodling over and excerpts from stone cold Gold Experience classics.
There's some vague amusement to be had hearing Prince list famous models' names ("....Stephanie.... Siezemore...")over a pussy control remix ("Chatounette Control" if you wanna check it out) but the only genuine notable keeper is the lovely 45 second instrumental overture to the Kamasutra ballet and even that is just a wicked tease.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 September 2019 18:56 (two days ago) link

so great but i'm still disappointed the early take of "i could never take the place of your man" isn't on here :(

― sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:36 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I had the same thought.

wasn't Do Yourself a Favor already officially released and remastered in the last 3 years? if not, really glad that's coming out, such an amazing song.

flappy bird, Friday, 13 September 2019 20:11 (two days ago) link


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