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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

Awesome. Shame they didn’t include G-Spot but great looking release nonetheless

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:48 (two months ago) link

This should be a fun one, even to hear mastered versions of the ones I've heard already.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:52 (two months ago) link

My wife and I visited Paisley Park yesterday. While there's no way it could have lived up to expectations, the whole thing seemed particularly bittersweet.

Our tour guide had moved from Tennessee two years ago presumably when Graceland got involved and it seemed she hadn't a particularly passionate fan. She kept blankly saying things like "Yeah...how about that? Isn't that cool?" about whatever item or room she described, which was maddening. There were some basic questions that she didn't seem to know the answers to. That said, the few display cases were great to see -- a cassette demo w/ "Andre Prince Bobby Matt" written on it, the lyrics to "Soft and Wet" handwritten in neat teenage cursive, the Linn (!), an original drawing for the 1999 cover, the "Dreams" notebook that turned into Purple Rain...

A while back I remember reading that they'd only been like 5 or 10% of the way through archiving, cataloging, etc. Also that the tax implications of not having a will meant that the process of turning it into a museum was sped up to generate revenue for the estate. Two years in, it still felt kind of thrown together. There's so much that they didn't cover, I have to think it's still a work in progress that will be built out over time. I hope to get to go back in a few years for a proper tribute.

john. a resident of evanston. (john. a resident of chicago.), Sunday, 5 May 2019 21:26 (two months ago) link

Thanks for sharing that! My partner and I have been considering making the pilgrimage.

We saw Princess (Maya Rudolph's Prince cover band) the other night and while the singers definitely could have put more energy into it it was still a great show. The band was super-tight and they played mostly upbeat stuff from 80-83, including the extended live version of Lady Cab Driver and a really funny version of Cool by Morris Day and the Time.

Fetchboy, Monday, 6 May 2019 18:05 (two months ago) link

Eh. Where's the super deluxe version of the album itself, with b-sides and outtakes and alternate tracks and stuff? The fan-made version of that is awesome. Don't think I need or want a DVD set with duplicate DVDs/blu-rays and commentary and docs.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:54 (two months ago) link

Auro-3D 11.1 mix though!

willem, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:11 (two months ago) link

"I Would Die 4 U" popped up on shuffle while I was driving to work this morning, and I turned it up and just thought, "Not only did nothing sound like this in 1984, nothing sounds like this NOW."

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:38 (two months ago) link

i will prob buy this bc it's one of the greatest concert films of all time

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:55 (two months ago) link

no US version?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:46 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnPX-uI7ivM

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:40 (three weeks ago) link

As much as I love Sheila's percussion, the minimalism of the Glamorous Life demo is really nice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkV-EOvoqiE

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:24 (three weeks ago) link

Bummed this is a Tidal exclusive

flappy bird, Monday, 24 June 2019 17:31 (three weeks ago) link

That was just temporary - out on all platforms today

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:33 (three weeks ago) link

as of friday actually!
i like the boot copy of glamorous life with prince's vocals dialed down a bit, female vox up and the general production more out of control

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:44 (three weeks ago) link

Wow, this is so remarkably un-Princely!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37k0JufZ3iM

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:47 (three weeks ago) link

oh sick! thanks for the heads up

flappy bird, Monday, 24 June 2019 18:05 (three weeks ago) link

Really good piece here based around a new interview with Magnoli.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/prince-batman-at-30-how-film-saved-his-career-1203251356/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 24 June 2019 18:07 (three weeks ago) link

In theory I should love this comp but I basically find it... meh...
Some of the tracks I already knew, some nice, some so-so.
I’m not sure I’ll listen to it a lot.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

It's mostly crap.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

I don't know how much replay value it'll have in the long run, but I'm enjoying it at the moment. His "Love...Thy Will Be Done" effectively renders Martika's unnecessary, for me.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 24 June 2019 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

Worth it for “Make-up” in pure coldwave arrangement, with a listless male voice.

bendy, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 01:07 (three weeks ago) link

Otm. I like the opener, “Blecch Shooter,” which seems to be the same track as the hit but with different vocals.

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 01:14 (three weeks ago) link

Wait, was it a hit? Don’t have chart info handy.

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 01:17 (three weeks ago) link

This is great!

akm, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 04:35 (three weeks ago) link

this comp is the epitome of robbing of dead people. what i heard was abominable crap.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:21 (three weeks ago) link

Watching them work out the choreography for the "When Doves Cry" video in that "Manic Monday" clip is cool as hell though.

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

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:27 (three weeks ago) link

^Can understand the words better on this one too.

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:38 (three weeks ago) link

Wow, I never realised how similar "Manic Monday" and "Money Don't Matter 2 Nite" are.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:53 (three weeks ago) link

here's the aforementioned rougher mix of glamorous life; i much prefer this to the cleaned up one on originals

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:35 (three weeks ago) link

also: twice as long!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

this comp is the epitome of robbing of dead people. what i heard was abominable crap.
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.

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:45 (three weeks ago) link

yeah I do NOT, and I'm surprised I prefer the versions sung by his clients.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:45 (three weeks ago) link

these are really polished demos. If they were low quality, sounded tossed off, sure; but I'm really impressed by how much work Prince put into these pieces (I assume there was no recent overdubbing done).

akm, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:46 (three weeks ago) link

yeah it's clear he wasn't just like "here's an idea for a song" with these recordings — he was like "HERE'S THE WHOLE THING" (for the most part).
if there's a weakness to my ears it's that occasionally his vocals are less stellar than usual. but i think it's an interesting listen overall.

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:54 (three weeks ago) link

most of these are great

"Manic Monday" is the only one that seems demo-y and off to me, Bangles really polished that

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, 25 June 2019 14:57 (three weeks ago) link

it's a good comp and i'm glad it exists. it's in the cultural interest to have original versions of "nothing compares," "glamorous life," "jungle love," and "manic monday" out in the world. and the martika and kenny rogers songs are genuinely revalatory.

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

He dead

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

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

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:23 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link


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