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the One ~ (the Artist) & the NPG2

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New Power Generation

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Further respite arrives on the leatherette-smooth muzak-ballad the One, although it's airbrushed blandness is hardly a cause for celebration.

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Oh yes I am
I am the one
Don't U look no further, girl
Oh, I am the one
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh
My, my, my little Mayte

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/17 7:23am

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A close buddy of mine (and a pretty serious P fan) - "The One" is his fave track of all time.

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I like it, don't really love it.

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But I liked Mayte's account of creating the video that she shared in her book. And the video itself is one of my fave P vids. The black and white bit with him as a hobo is priceless, the dramatic 'silent movie' facial expressions.

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Reply #2 posted 07/12/17 7:26am

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Love the song and the album

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Reply #3 posted 07/12/17 7:33am

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CAL3 said:

A close buddy of mine (and a pretty serious P fan) - "The One" is his fave track of all time.

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I like it, don't really love it.

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I think the Remix is far superior, I like the nice backing vocals Marva King (assuming its her) adds

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/17 7:54am

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I think the Remix is far superior, I like the nice backing vocals Marva King (assuming its her) adds



Not for me.

I think the Remix take away the magic of the moody groove of the original.

It's not a bad remix as itself, but I find it somewhat "by-the-numbers".


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CAL3 said:

A close buddy of mine (and a pretty serious P fan) - "The One" is his fave track of all time.

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I like it, don't really love it.

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But I liked Mayte's account of creating the video that she shared in her book. And the video itself is one of my fave P vids. The black and white bit with him as a hobo is priceless, the dramatic 'silent movie' facial expressions.

was this song/video the last official thing she worked with the Artist on?

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #6 posted 07/12/17 8:26am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Further respite arrives on the leatherette-smooth muzak-ballad the One, although it's airbrushed blandness is hardly a cause for celebration.

Strange choice of quote - not exactly positive, is it?

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Reply #7 posted 07/12/17 8:31am

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luv4u said:

Love the song and the album

Thank you, I do also. Why do so many people not like this album? The remix from the Ahdio Show is hot, too!

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Reply #8 posted 07/12/17 9:54am

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Among my favourite Prince songs.

Q magazine were highly critical of Prince during this era.
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Reply #9 posted 07/12/17 10:24am

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Always loved this song!

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #10 posted 07/12/17 10:40am

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You are not a fan I take it (judging from the quote you included).

I think it is a pretty melody.

I don't like the album however.

Random choice of song to discuss after Kiss.

[Edited 7/12/17 10:55am]

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purplerabbithole said:

You are not a fan I take it (judging from the quote you included).

I think it is a pretty melody.

I don't like the album however.

Random choice of song to discuss after Kiss.

[Edited 7/12/17 10:55am]

no. That was a controversy move.
post a weirdly poetically slanted quote about the song

and then follow it up with the lyrics the beautiful video and other reviews

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #12 posted 07/12/17 11:23am

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What?

OldFriends4Sale said:

purplerabbithole said:

You are not a fan I take it (judging from the quote you included).

I think it is a pretty melody.

I don't like the album however.

Random choice of song to discuss after Kiss.

[Edited 7/12/17 10:55am]

no. That was a controversy move.
post a weirdly poetically slanted quote about the song

and then follow it up with the lyrics the beautiful video and other reviews

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Reply #13 posted 07/12/17 11:45am

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enjoy the thread as it unfolds

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purplerabbithole said:

What?

OldFriends4Sale said:

no. That was a controversy move.
post a weirdly poetically slanted quote about the song

and then follow it up with the lyrics the beautiful video and other reviews

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #14 posted 07/12/17 11:53am

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purplerabbithole said:

What?

OldFriends4Sale said:

no. That was a controversy move.
post a weirdly poetically slanted quote about the song

and then follow it up with the lyrics the beautiful video and other reviews

OF4S posts threads on various songs and eras about Prince with quotes and pix; he's been doing it long before he became a mod.

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #15 posted 07/12/17 1:53pm

gandorb

Thanks OF4S for all if your song posts. For me, it is one of the best songs from that era. Loved his mash up of the One and Question of U.
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purplethunder3121 said:

purplerabbithole said:

What?

OF4S posts threads on various songs and eras about Prince with quotes and pix; he's been doing it long before he became a mod.


That is true nod

And he does an awesome job too. Puts so much into it with a lot of purple love.

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #17 posted 07/12/17 2:31pm

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File:Theone single.jpg

THE ONE

If U're lookin' 4 the man that will walk away from responsibility
I ain't the one {x3}
And if U're lookin' 4 the brotha that'll treat U like anything but a
queen
I ain't the one

But if U're lookin' 4 a man that'll sweep U off your tired weary feet
Pay your bills, buy U pretty dresses
And take U anywhere U wanna eat
Make love 2 U every night of the week
Oh, don't think it over, girl
Look no further
I am the one
Oh yes I am

If U're lookin' 4 a man that'll make big money
And keep it all 2 himself
I ain't the one
No, no - not me
And if U're lookin' 4 a man that'll have 10 women
And confuse it all with his wealth
Listen here, I ain't that one
No, no no - wait a minute

If U're lookin' 4 a man who can share his dinero (His money)
Buy U half the town (Half the town)
Treat every step U take (Every step)
As if U're walkin', huh, on holy ground (Holy ground)
Place U, place U above all others
When it comes, when it comes 2 the gettin' on down (Down)
Look no further, ooh
Your man's around (He's around)
Oh yes he is

He's standing right here, right here (Right here, right here)
Don't U look no further, girl
He's standing right here, right here

(I am the one) {x2}

If U're lookin' 4 a man that'll make U feel like time has just begun,
ooh
A man that'll make U feel like U're the only thing that ever
mattered
Underneath the sun, underneath the sun, ooh
If U're lookin' 4 somebody
Who will turn your bad day into one long night of fun
Look no further, baby
I'm… I'm the one

Oh yes I am
I am the one
Don't U look no further, girl
Oh, I am the one
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh
My, my, my little Mayte


What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Recording Personnel

Newpower Soul version

  • - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (credited for "all musical instruments and tantrums")
  • Kirk Johnson - drum programming (as "KAJ", credited for "drums, drum and synth programs")
  • Rhonda Smith - fretless bass guitar
  • Rev. Scott - rhythm guitar (credited, but uncertain involvement)
  • Mr. Hayes - keyboards (credited, but uncertain involvement)
  • NPG Orchestra - orchestra

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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OldFriends4Sale said:



File:Theone single.jpg



THE ONE



If U're lookin' 4 the man that will walk away from responsibility
I ain't the one {x3}
And if U're lookin' 4 the brotha that'll treat U like anything but a
queen
I ain't the one

But if U're lookin' 4 a man that'll sweep U off your tired weary feet
Pay your bills, buy U pretty dresses
And take U anywhere U wanna eat
Make love 2 U every night of the week
Oh, don't think it over, girl
Look no further
I am the one
Oh yes I am

If U're lookin' 4 a man that'll make big money
And keep it all 2 himself
I ain't the one
No, no - not me
And if U're lookin' 4 a man that'll have 10 women
And confuse it all with his wealth
Listen here, I ain't that one
No, no no - wait a minute

If U're lookin' 4 a man who can share his dinero (His money)
Buy U half the town (Half the town)
Treat every step U take (Every step)
As if U're walkin', huh, on holy ground (Holy ground)
Place U, place U above all others
When it comes, when it comes 2 the gettin' on down (Down)
Look no further, ooh
Your man's around (He's around)
Oh yes he is

He's standing right here, right here (Right here, right here)
Don't U look no further, girl
He's standing right here, right here

(I am the one) {x2}

If U're lookin' 4 a man that'll make U feel like time has just begun,
ooh
A man that'll make U feel like U're the only thing that ever
mattered
Underneath the sun, underneath the sun, ooh
If U're lookin' 4 somebody
Who will turn your bad day into one long night of fun
Look no further, baby
I'm… I'm the one

Oh yes I am
I am the one
Don't U look no further, girl
Oh, I am the one
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh
My, my, my little Mayte









I won the promo copy of The One from VH1. Recognised the cover above.
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Reply #20 posted 07/12/17 5:52pm

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Thanks for the post and song breakdown.

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Reply #21 posted 07/12/17 6:23pm

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proof he had quality songs in the 90's as the 80's

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Reply #22 posted 07/12/17 6:24pm

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Love the live version where it is over Question of U, from the 21 Nights live package. Along with the live version of 3121 gave me a new appreciation for both songs. It was a powerful and chilling performance for my ears.
if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #23 posted 07/12/17 6:28pm

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gandorb said:

Thanks OF4S for all if your song posts. For me, it is one of the best songs from that era. Loved his mash up of the One and Question of U.

I was going to call it a mashup as well but I thought that was a bit cliche/lowbrow to use but I suppose it is appropriate! I can't recall him doing such a thing with other songs full on but I could have forgotten some stuff.
if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #24 posted 07/12/17 6:45pm

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gandorb said:

Thanks OF4S for all if your song posts. For me, it is one of the best songs from that era. Loved his mash up of the One and Question of U.

U R welcome

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #25 posted 07/12/17 11:02pm

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Here is:


"The One NPG Remix" (official) not "fanmade"!*





^ woot! love worship



*) the song/ remix is official, I believe from a promo cd single (maybe "Come On"?)

BUT, yes of course the video is fanmade (like stated in the beginning of this yt-clip).


Enjoy, great version imho..... biggrin

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #26 posted 07/13/17 12:46am

BoraBora

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I won the promo copy of The One from VH1. Recognised the cover above.




Can I ask U if the edit version is simply a fade-out of the album version or instead it has some unique editing?!?!?!?


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Reply #27 posted 07/13/17 12:50am

BoraBora

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Here is:


"The One NPG Remix" (official) not "fanmade"!*



*) the song/ remix is official, I believe from a promo cd single (maybe "Come On"?)

BUT, yes of course the video is fanmade (like stated in the beginning of this yt-clip).


Enjoy, great version imho..... biggrin




It was included on the limited "Come On" EP sold only via internet by NPG Records (got it together with "The War" CDS back in these days).

After that it was only included in some bootleg release.


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ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

The Artist/New Power Generation

"New Power Soul"
(NPG Records)

There are a couple of nice jams ("Come On," "Mad Sex"), and a sweet buttery soul ballad ("The One"), but ultimately this "Soul" provides more fodder for those who believe the Artist to be in dire need of an editor, producer or someone to separate the weak from the dope.

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By Jim Walsh

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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The One
Directed by: Mayte
Released 1997
From Album: NPG - New Power Soul

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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