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Reply #270 posted 06/07/18 4:49pm

IstenSzek

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SquirrelMeat said:

Even the bootleggers stretched to extra tracks and a jewel case. And that says what? doh!


oh well, at least we got a couple of new piano rehearsals just a few weeks ago smile


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Reply #271 posted 06/07/18 5:03pm

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Initially I didn't like the idea of the release. Something already heard then after listening to the track I put it on repeat. Better quality. Now I'm looking forward to this release and I do like idea that they are not just releasing studio albums and we will get piano rehearsals and more oddities that the hardcores love. Will preorder vinyl and CD. The upgrade in quality got me.
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Reply #272 posted 06/07/18 5:16pm

Dilan

this is f***** sh** just give us hard to get 1981

I'm feeling a bit fammy™
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Reply #273 posted 06/07/18 7:04pm

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In my most humble opinion this would be much more interesting and desirable as the 3rd or 4th disc of a 1999 expanded edition. I know nothing about monetizing an estate,nor, do I know anything about the kind of money that is generated by legacy artists in the current climate but I can't help feeling that they are squandering a great opportunity with a very small window. I hoped and prayed that P.R. deluxe would serve as a prototype for the first 10 albums. Again, in my most humble opinion, if it's money that they are after, it's located in the music that has chart relevance and special memories associated with them. I focus on the first 10 because they sound terrible, it's the holy grail (most prolific)and it's when he ruled the music world. I wish that they would just start aggressively releasing boxsets and be done with it. As far as releasing stuff he was working on before he died, I have Deliverance,nothing to write home about. I haven't posted in quite sometime because it's not the same with him being gone and the floodgates for the bootlegs was was open for awhile. I just felt compelled to comment because I am extremely disappointed. My 2 cents
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Reply #274 posted 06/07/18 7:06pm

EddieC

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Considering that NC2U 7'' Single was $10, $40 for the CD, LP & Photobook is a bargain. lol lol

Yep--I wish I didn't want the photobook. I almost certainly will never use the vinyl, so if the book came with the CD, I'd have a cheaper time of it. I still might just get the CD.

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Reply #275 posted 06/07/18 7:10pm

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I apologize for the double post. I'm having a issues with the typing and posting. Extremely slow
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Reply #276 posted 06/07/18 7:10pm

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djThunderfunk said:

As someone who has collected Prince bootlegs for 30 years I will never complain that I already have material on an official release, nor will such a factor ever keep me from purchasing an official release.

I will share my opinion when when they make questionable choices as to what to release. I will point out when the quality of the release could be better. I will complain when they tinker with or "finish" material. I will be distrustful when they are not clear and honest about the source or posthumous tinkering. I will get bent out of shape if all they release are things we've heard and I don't get to hear the stuff we haven't heard until I'm old and feeble because they think nobody's interested in anything but the 80s.

But no, I won't hold my having already heard something on bootlleg against an official release. That's on me. I cheated and I'm glad I did. I would absolutely NOT trade 3 decades of bootleg enjoyment for the opportunity to hear the official releases fresh. No way. I'd do it all over again. And to be fair, I feel obligated to purchase the official releases if I've enjoyed the bootleg for decades... hopefully with an upgrade in quality.






Excellent post. This is exactly how I feel about this release. BINGO.
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Reply #277 posted 06/07/18 7:12pm

KingSausage

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Phishanga said:

Can't we just accept/try to consider that they are just NOT ready to release stuff we have never heard (IF THERE EVEN IS ANYTHING LEFT THAT IS REALLY GREAT AND WE HAVEN'T HEARD YET). Jeezus MF Christ, the bitching here.




No.
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Reply #278 posted 06/07/18 7:13pm

pricetag

This will be great to have. For me, it was a seminal boot. Listened to it for hours when I was just getting into Prince in the late 80's. It suggested the breadth of the man's talent. There was the released stuff and then there was this--a whole other world of music. Funny how, 30 years later, we may (or may not) finally be on the cusp of venturing into that other world.

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Reply #279 posted 06/07/18 7:14pm

EddieC

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Also, the sound quality bites. There are muddy parts here and there from about the middle of that Mary song that sound like it was sourced from an old cassette tape.

My understanding is that it basically was.

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Reply #280 posted 06/07/18 7:16pm

Moonbeam

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feeluupp said:

This won't sell at all... I bet Rodserling will pop up when it is released and cry about the sales figures... But honestly, this won't surpass more than 70,000 copies in the U.S.

Honestly, I don't know if it will top 20,000. However, I'm happy we're getting this.

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Reply #281 posted 06/07/18 7:18pm

LovePaisley

EddieC said:



steakfinger said:


Also, the sound quality bites. There are muddy parts here and there from about the middle of that Mary song that sound like it was sourced from an old cassette tape.

My understanding is that it basically was.



One article I read... Variety, I think... said Prince had a terrible cold when he recorded that song. That's why it sounds like he's saying boan instead of moan.
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Reply #282 posted 06/07/18 7:45pm

Strive

Seems like tracks 1-7 are going to be a single track on the CD version.



Recorded in 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, MN & engineered by Don Batts, Piano & A Microphone 1983 is a nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano. The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince s creative process as he worked through songs which include 17 Days and Purple Rain (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You, Strange Relationship (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O' The Times album), and International Lover. The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual Mary Don't You Weep, featured during the end credits of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. For fans of Prince s spontaneous live medleys, tracks 1-7 of the album are presented in that same format as they were originally recorded.

1. Medley: 17 Days / Purple Rain / A Case Of You / Mary Don't You Weep / Strange Relationship / International Lover / Wednesday
2. Cold Coffee & Cocaine (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
3. Why The Butterflies (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)

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Reply #283 posted 06/07/18 7:49pm

udo

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luv4u said:

Even though it's a reboot of a boot we'll all get it to add to our collection, right?

Certainly not. The project feels like an insult to the fans.

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I do agree!

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #284 posted 06/07/18 7:49pm

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Well hell's fire, ain't this a bitch? What in the hell happened to the album they announced in April when they released his version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" which I'm assuming was going to be the lead single to an upcoming album to be released on September 28? Is this September 21 release going to be an additional release? I hope so because I sure as hell hope it's not going to replace the September 28 release which led me to believe that the "Nothing Compares 2 U" was an indication of what the rest of the album might be like.

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I realize that in the assbackwards era we live in today, that they would release a slow jam as a lead single (something they would never do back in the day). Considering that they did that with "Electric Intercourse" prior to "Purple Rain Deluxe", I assumed that's what they were doing with the supposed September 28 release. And then when "Purple Rain Deluxe" came out, it was a badass, kickass album all the way through with jams and ass shakers for days. The first Prince album I truly enjoyed thoroughly all the way through since the 1980s (naturally I loved it because it came from the 1980s and had his signature sound all over it which is exactly what I've wanted for ages).

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But a bunch of stripped down piano and microphone rehearsals of mostly previously released songs? Hell, that's not an album, that's simply remixes.....Liberace style remixes at that. Nevermind whether it's been bootlegged for years, that's not my problem with it. My problem is stripped down music is usually BORING. "Oh, it lets the listener hear how creative, talented, and diverse Prince really was."...... Well duh, we all know that already so there's no need to prove it, definitely not with something stripped down and boring.

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This is Prince here, not Liberace. And from 1983 too, an era when Prince was at his absolute BADDEST too. Hell, show how BADASS he was back then. That's what I want. Where's that damn follow-up album to "1999" that Prince bragged about in Rolling Stone magazine that he could have easily released it instead of "Around The World In A Day" and it would have probably been a big hit but he wanted to do something totally different. Go and tear that damn vault up until you find that album and release it. Bring on the badass, kickass ass shaking funk/rock type of tracks that Prince was well known for. That's what I want.

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What pisses me off the most, is if this isn't simply an additional release, then we'll probably have to wait another year for something else and then possibly get screwed over again. I expect some piano and microphone stuff from Tidal so I don't have my hopes up at all concerning that release but this is Warner Brothers here, the label that has the GOOD Prince stuff. And knowing what I know now, considering that Prince was in pain at the end, I see why he resorted to a stripped down piano and microphone tour because he couldn't shake it like he used to. Well hell, I'm 50 now and I can't shake it like I used to either. But I'm not getting any younger either. Give me the stuff I can shake it to while I'm still able to shake it at all.

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Reply #285 posted 06/07/18 7:50pm

poppys

LovePaisley said:

EddieC said:

My understanding is that it basically was.


One article I read... Variety, I think... said Prince had a terrible cold when he recorded that song. That's why it sounds like he's saying boan instead of moan.


That's interesting. Listening to it today I thought to myself, he sounds like he's sick. I kind of like it, he reaches for some things, there's a lower register growl. His piano playing accents those moments, he strikes differently. Martha personalized through her omelettes is - wow.


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Reply #286 posted 06/07/18 8:24pm

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MISSING YOU FOREVER PRINCE!!!

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Reply #287 posted 06/07/18 8:58pm

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seriously what are these idiots doing ?

the first official album release since his death and it is some crappy rehearsal many of us have had for over 2 decades ?

bloody hell.. what morons have they got over there making these decisions?

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Reply #288 posted 06/07/18 9:42pm

Curt

...with friends like these you don't need enemies.

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Reply #289 posted 06/07/18 9:44pm

Asenath

BartVanHemelen said:

IstenSzek said:


what's even more curious is the choice for lead single. that's the song they're going with? neutral

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Because this:

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The live version of “Mary Don’t You Weep" streaming below will feature in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.

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Interesting

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Reply #290 posted 06/07/18 9:46pm

Asenath

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There isnt a single thing that could be released that would please some of you MFers. Purple Rain 2, 1999 remastered with 20 unreleased tracks, etc... Some on here would still bitch. This is a fantastic release. For those of you looking for some kind of radio play resurrection....it is never going to happen. Support this release and hope we are lucky enough to get more.

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Reply #291 posted 06/07/18 11:14pm

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databank said:

As for those controversies regarding titles containing the words Ass, Fuck or Cocaine, I find them rather disturbing from a community of fans who embraced a musician who composed Head, Sister, Gett Off, The Black Album and Darling Nikki, who admired those controversial aspects of his work

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I've always found it ridiculous that the same people who got into Prince as young teens in part via songs like "Erotic City" grew up to be prudes who praised Prince for censoring himself so their kids could enjoy this "safe" music.

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Reply #292 posted 06/07/18 11:15pm

JorisE73

I for one am glad they release this because this will be an upgrade to the bootleg for most of us who don't have acces to what 'elite' traders have.

This could be a step in the right direction to beat the bootleggers.

Maybe this also means that Tidal will release Piano & A Microphone 2016?

I'm only familiar with Intimate Moments Revisited and on that one 17 Days fades in, maybe this one will be complete.
I actually don't mind the tape hiss if that will preserve all the sounds you hear.

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Reply #293 posted 06/07/18 11:24pm

JorisE73

BartVanHemelen said:

databank said:

As for those controversies regarding titles containing the words Ass, Fuck or Cocaine, I find them rather disturbing from a community of fans who embraced a musician who composed Head, Sister, Gett Off, The Black Album and Darling Nikki, who admired those controversial aspects of his work

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I've always found it ridiculous that the same people who got into Prince as young teens in part via songs like "Erotic City" grew up to be prudes who praised Prince for censoring himself so their kids could enjoy this "safe" music.


Yes me too. I have a 5 year old daughter who doesn't care about the lyrics, granted she's Dutch and she probably doesn't understand most of the English words, but she also listens to Doe Maar who have some dubious lyrics (Je loopt je lul achterna, Heroine, Nederwiet) it's not like kids will become serial killers or prostitutes because of some song lyrics. I turned out well even tho I listened to Prince at a young age and Hip Hop which was way more agressive lyrically in the late 80's and early 90's when I was a teen.

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Reply #294 posted 06/07/18 11:36pm

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All these bitchin' opinions.

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JUST BE HAPPY you old bunch of beer-belly +40years old, grey-pubics dyin' purple in yo minds, batman wearin' boxers, stuck 'n the 80's & losing precious purple time on the NET, 'n dustin' off yo Princely collection U barely listen 2, & yo wife and offspring can't touch, tryin' still to unfruitfully convince everyone to turn purple & wear oversized symbol-tees,...

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(just like me in most cases...)

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The only thing I'm concerned about is this :

(imagine) there is one-thousand hours of stuff in there,

with 35minutes a year,

I need to live a mere 1714 years and 3 months longer.

Or, even 60 min release a year,

still I have to get 857 years and 2 months old.

But then again, we already HAVE so much... (which never seems enough).

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Peace to those who feel satisfied (like me).

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Reply #295 posted 06/07/18 11:41pm

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I'm here...where are u?

This release is a joke!

razz lol
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Reply #296 posted 06/07/18 11:53pm

udo

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love2thenines2003 said:

This release is a joke!

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Sure, but how to properly let that be known to the people that do this release?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #297 posted 06/07/18 11:54pm

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udo said:

Sure, but how to properly let that be known to the people that do this release?

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Perhaps write a letter to the court that does the Estate's business?

It does not have to be relevant for the case(s) but it will be admitted to the public record and fairly widely read.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #298 posted 06/07/18 11:59pm

thisisreece

BartVanHemelen said:



databank said:




As for those controversies regarding titles containing the words Ass, Fuck or Cocaine, I find them rather disturbing from a community of fans who embraced a musician who composed Head, Sister, Gett Off, The Black Album and Darling Nikki, who admired those controversial aspects of his work




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I've always found it ridiculous that the same people who got into Prince as young teens in part via songs like "Erotic City" grew up to be prudes who praised Prince for censoring himself so their kids could enjoy this "safe" music.



This. People boast about listening to Prince's music in secret back in the day and having to hide the albums from their parents or whatever (and that was certainly a lot of the appeal), yet now that they're older they want to rub out all of his hard edges. It reminds me of a review I read of 20Ten where the critic said the album goes to show how much Prince has stripped the freakiness from his persona. It's quite sad really.
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Reply #299 posted 06/08/18 12:11am

Vannormal

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JorisE73 said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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I've always found it ridiculous that the same people who got into Prince as young teens in part via songs like "Erotic City" grew up to be prudes who praised Prince for censoring himself so their kids could enjoy this "safe" music.


Yes me too. I have a 5 year old daughter who doesn't care about the lyrics, granted she's Dutch and she probably doesn't understand most of the English words, but she also listens to Doe Maar who have some dubious lyrics (Je loopt je lul achterna, Heroine, Nederwiet) it's not like kids will become serial killers or prostitutes because of some song lyrics. I turned out well even tho I listened to Prince at a young age and Hip Hop which was way more agressive lyrically in the late 80's and early 90's when I was a teen.

I absolutely agree on this.

Beware yourself and others from turning into some old prude purple prune(s).

Parental Advisory?... let me tell you something dearest 'parents':

Stop protecting your kids from dissapointments in life.

They need to realise and know that reality is more then just Disney.

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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