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Reply #60 posted 06/07/18 4:52am

donnyenglish

Are these sessions previously circulating? I feel like I have these already, but maybe this is something new to all of us.
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Reply #61 posted 06/07/18 4:53am

LeGrinde

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So....that sucks.

Guess this isn't the big commercial release intended to wow the masses, ala Purple Rain II, that some on here kept insisting it would be. Instead it is an official release of an old bootleg featuring Prince noodling around on the piano for 45 minutes.

They really misled the fans on this one. Not only is this not in any way an "album" Prince intended or compiled, it's a freakin' rehearsal.

Knowing this, how much better would it have been if it HAD been the full Family album but with Prince singing?

Still, because rehearsals alwasy bored me to death, I never got this old bootleg (Intimate Moments, right?). So, as I preorder this Deluxe version, at least it wil be new to me. Prince is the drug, the Estate has the supply and we'll probably buy whatever they feel like offering

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Reply #62 posted 06/07/18 4:53am

tmcjb

donnyenglish said:

Are these sessions previously circulating? I feel like I have these already, but maybe this is something new to all of us.


Yes, on Purple Rush and also as Intimate Moments.
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Reply #63 posted 06/07/18 4:54am

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Good scoop, Miliant! biggrin

This is not what I was expecting, but I'm not complaining! It is a self-contained recording, which I like, and if it takes time for the estate to sort out the kinks until they can release proper studio projects in the same vein, I'll take rehearsals like this with open arms.

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Reply #64 posted 06/07/18 4:55am

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I'm enjoying "Mary Don't You Weep" despite the hiss and sound issues. I haven't heard this rehearsal before, so I'll be a happy boy come September 21st.

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Reply #65 posted 06/07/18 4:58am

TheFman

This is underwhelming and only proves my earlier point that there's nothing much new to grab anymore in the vault.
Perhaps we dont have these exact rehearsals yet, but those we already have are close enough imo.

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Reply #66 posted 06/07/18 5:02am

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This September 21st, the timeless Prince back catalogue welcomes a new, special addition - ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’: 9 tracks and 35 minutes of pure Prince, simply sitting at a piano and playing. More:

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Reply #67 posted 06/07/18 5:02am

feeluupp

Funny how we know this has very minimum commercial appeal, yet WB are the ones distributing and will "promote" it... But to be honest I bet this release won't even sell more than 60,000 in the U.S.

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Reply #68 posted 06/07/18 5:12am

dodger

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Why don't they just release the Piano and Microphone tour. This is cool. But the downside is that it is just more eighties outtakes (many of them are of already released songs.)

My thoughts also.

Credit where it's due for the rarity aspect but personally there are 1000 other things I'd have liked to have seen before this.

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I'm more looking forward to the non-WB Tidal release next year..

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Reply #69 posted 06/07/18 5:13am

mediumdry

Interesting. It's WB taking the wind out of the sails for tidal/estate, as this is proper Prince "Piano and a Microphone" as opposed to "synthesizer and a microphone" from his last tour.

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I've never heard the bootleg version of this, I was never really interested in rehearsals and live stuff. I'll be listening to this with an open mind. The first single is certainly cool.

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Reply #70 posted 06/07/18 5:13am

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Happy +1

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Reply #71 posted 06/07/18 5:13am

highcalonic

With the addition of the 1982 piano rehearsal (Purple Music and two beautiful instrumentals) that leaks a few weeks ago with a stunning quality, it will be a great set for sure !

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Reply #72 posted 06/07/18 5:15am

dustoff

To whoever from WB or the estate is monitoring this board for fans' reaction:

Thanks! This fan is happy. It might not be the most spectacular artifact from the Vault, but I think this is a good sign that the estate is willing to consider underheralded and unexpected material for release. Of course I'd like to see Parade Deluxe, but I'll also be qute happy to see a series of releases like this one: interesting material presented in a way we haven't already heard. This is something I imagine I'll listen to frequently, if not often. It might be similar (or identical) to what's made the unofficial rounds, but I'm glad that isn't a factor in the decision to release the music: It seems too limiting to refrain from putting out what a few fans consider to be "already out there."

That said, it would go a long way to assuage a lot of fans' anger if such "small batch" releases were to be put out frequently... If this is the only thing we get for another year, it'll be a bit frustrating...

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Reply #73 posted 06/07/18 5:16am

Silvertongue7

The more I think about it, the more disappointed I am. It is a cool curiosity, that's all. Anyway, it's coming out 15 months after Purple Rain Deluxe. SO who know, maybe in December 2019 we will get another disappointing release.

Anyway, there's always bootleggers that we can rely on.

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Reply #74 posted 06/07/18 5:30am

embmmusic

A little concerned about this line from one of the articles: "Seven of the nine track on the album will be presented in the same spontaneous live format as they were originally recorded." So what's going on with the remaining two tracks?

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Reply #75 posted 06/07/18 5:31am

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I got "Intimate Moments" nearly 30 years ago and I gave it a listen a few times and I have over the years heard bits of it here and there... and I will get this...well I will buy it. But I am not excited. But at least it is something I can experience and have it be mostly new,


Like others have said: if the vault has 1000+ songs why release something like this?

I am hopeful that this is just part of what will come out... but damn it fits what Troy Carter said.

But I will say that the packaging looks interesting...


[Edited 6/7/18 5:35am]

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Reply #76 posted 06/07/18 5:32am

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I'm looking forward to this!

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Reply #77 posted 06/07/18 5:39am

partyup77

The order page indicated that the version of Wednesday included on this release is previously unbootlegged. That could be interesting (or not)???

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Reply #78 posted 06/07/18 5:44am

NewpowerScarfo

.....Really? I'm uber underwhelmed.

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Reply #79 posted 06/07/18 5:45am

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I really look forward to getting this in a sound quality that’s straight from the source, and hearing what maybe, possibly, hopefully hasn’t been on the bootleg market... but, that said, why oh why is this not an add-on to a release of 2016 Piano & A Microphone material? THAT would be a great and marketable set imho..
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Reply #80 posted 06/07/18 5:52am

dustoff

kevinpnb said:

I really look forward to getting this in a sound quality that’s straight from the source, and hearing what maybe, possibly, hopefully hasn’t been on the bootleg market... but, that said, why oh why is this not an add-on to a release of 2016 Piano & A Microphone material? THAT would be a great and marketable set imho..


Good idea.

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Reply #81 posted 06/07/18 5:52am

MIRvmn

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The more I think about it, the more disappointed I am. It is a cool curiosity, that's all. Anyway, it's coming out 15 months after Purple Rain Deluxe. SO who know, maybe in December 2019 we will get another disappointing release.


Anyway, there's always bootleggers that we can rely on.


At first I was a bit disappointed but I'm actually looking forward to this release, however the estate and WB should speed up the releases a bit. Give at least 3 albums a year with unreleased songs, rehearsals and live shows.
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Reply #82 posted 06/07/18 5:55am

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databank said:

I expect more "fanmade" crap like NC2U and RG/OD, so anything that hasn't been tinkered with would be welcome


Looking on PrinceVault, I don't see any info on the "tinkering" of the NC2U release, and if it was mentioned here on the org, I missed it. Was it "finished" recently? And if so, in what way and by whom?


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Reply #83 posted 06/07/18 5:55am

jcurley

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Piano & Microphone would also be a fan's only release, but since it was Prince's last tour, it would make more sense than a 35 year old rehearsal.


Yeh but at least he had a back catalogue by 2016
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Reply #84 posted 06/07/18 5:56am

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I was hoping for the rumoured Chicago House album from the late eiighties - Two Turntables & A Microphone, ah well...

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Reply #85 posted 06/07/18 5:56am

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OperatingThetan said:

There was also a rumour that the Estate was considering releasing 'Prince and the Band'. As it's a post-Warners song I assume that would be for the Tidal album release I'm still curious about the rumoured 2008 funk album that included 'Prince and the Band' and 'Turn me Loose'. That would be a great choice for an album release.


Agreed!! I need Turn Me Loose, complete without a DJ talking over it.

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Reply #86 posted 06/07/18 5:58am

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jaawwnn said:

Wait, so is this the Tidal release or is it going to be elsewhere as well?


This!

I thought the Piano Rehearsal was going to be the WB release, this year, and Tidal was releasing something newer, next year.


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Reply #87 posted 06/07/18 6:00am

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djThunderfunk said:

jaawwnn said:

Wait, so is this the Tidal release or is it going to be elsewhere as well?


This!

I thought the Piano Rehearsal was going to be the WB release, this year, and Tidal was releasing something newer, next year.



it is. it's just confusing because there's no mention of WB in any of the official info.

or am i going blind and have i missed it in all the news items?


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Reply #88 posted 06/07/18 6:01am

NewpowerScarfo

I'm sorry, I don't mean to be a buzzkill or Debbie Downer, but we've heard sooooo much about Prince's legendary vaults of unreleased music. When will we start hearing this music? Is this really something fans are suppose to be hyped about? Same ol songs we've heard before in piano rehearsal form?

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Reply #89 posted 06/07/18 6:01am

feeluupp

IstenSzek said:

djThunderfunk said:


This!

I thought the Piano Rehearsal was going to be the WB release, this year, and Tidal was releasing something newer, next year.



it is. it's just confusing because there's no mention of WB in any of the official info.

or am i going blind and have i missed it in all the news items?


I posted it already...

This September 21st, the timeless Prince back catalogue welcomes a new, special addition - ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’: 9 tracks and 35 minutes of pure Prince, simply sitting at a piano and playing. More:

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