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Reply #90 posted 06/07/18 6:01am

Silvertongue7

MIRvmn said:

Silvertongue7 said:

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. [Edited 6/7/18 5:53am]

And if they did that, and they started with the unreleased songs that would be ok. But this as the first proper release? I am a prince junkie, I'll consume everything Prince related. And I'm moderately interested in this (a couple of listens before I put it away). So what is the appeal for casual fans or the public at large? None, I would say.

I might be wrong. I'm often wrong. But as of now I am so underwhelmed...

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Reply #91 posted 06/07/18 6:03am

BartVanHemelen

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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?


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I posted a link to Warner Bros. Germany's official announcement. And several other media links.

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Reply #92 posted 06/07/18 6:06am

BartVanHemelen

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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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Reply #93 posted 06/07/18 6:09am

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Anybody found Warner's press release in English yet? Their German site has it in German and contains a quote from Troy Carter. Google translate:

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This raw and intimate recording, which was written on the eve of his world career just before he became an international star, resembles the format of the 'Piano & A Microphone Tour', which ended his career in 2016," explains the Entertainment Advisor to the Prince Estates, Troy Carter . "The Estate is very happy to give the fans a taste of Prince's evolution as a world star and to show how the circle of his career ultimately closed with the tour on the piano."

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Aha: http://www.superdeluxeedi...hone-1983/

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“This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016,” said Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. “The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”

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Also: https://variety.com/2018/...202835703/

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The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12” booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince’s then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen images.

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Hmmm, let's hope the other releases have those liner notes as well.

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[Edited 6/7/18 6:14am]

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Reply #94 posted 06/07/18 6:09am

IstenSzek

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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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eek

thanks for explaining, sometimes i'm an idiot smile


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Reply #95 posted 06/07/18 6:10am

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So... This means the Tidal 2019 release is Piano & Microphone 2016, right?
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Reply #96 posted 06/07/18 6:14am

feeluupp

BartVanHemelen said:

Anybody found Warner's press release in English yet? Their German site has it in German and contains a quote from Troy Carter. Google translate:

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This raw and intimate recording, which was written on the eve of his world career just before he became an international star, resembles the format of the 'Piano & A Microphone Tour', which ended his career in 2016," explains the Entertainment Advisor to the Prince Estates, Troy Carter . "The Estate is very happy to give the fans a taste of Prince's evolution as a world star and to show how the circle of his career ultimately closed with the tour on the piano."

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Yes they posted it on their twitter:

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 #97 posted 06/07/18 6:14am

udo

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From PRINCE FB PAGE:


This September 21st, the timeless Prince back catalogue welcomes a new, special addition - ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’: 9 tracks and 35 minutes of Prince - solo with just a piano and a microphone.

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Whahahaaa!

They do not mention the exact address it was recorded.

They do not mention uncirculating.

They do not mention mastering chain nor mastering engineer.

Stuff like this has been out for decades.

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If they did a release like this every month (with at leasrt 45+ minutes of music instead of 35!) i'd complain less. But with the track record so far I'd not hold my breath for a followup release.

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Reply #98 posted 06/07/18 6:15am

feeluupp

BartVanHemelen said:

Anybody found Warner's press release in English yet? Their German site has it in German and contains a quote from Troy Carter. Google translate:

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This raw and intimate recording, which was written on the eve of his world career just before he became an international star, resembles the format of the 'Piano & A Microphone Tour', which ended his career in 2016," explains the Entertainment Advisor to the Prince Estates, Troy Carter . "The Estate is very happy to give the fans a taste of Prince's evolution as a world star and to show how the circle of his career ultimately closed with the tour on the piano."

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Aha: http://www.superdeluxeedi...hone-1983/

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Also: https://variety.com/2018/...202835703/

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The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12” booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince’s then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen images.

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Hmmm, let's hope the other releases have those liner notes as well.

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[Edited 6/7/18 6:14am]

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.

The private rehearsal recording, captured at Prince’s home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, provides a rare, intimate glimpse into the iconic artist's creative process as he works through songs including “17 Days,” “Purple Rain,” “Strange Relationship,” and “International Lover”.

The performance is a truly unique insight into Prince’s timeless genius. Announced today, June 7th, 2018, on what would have been Prince’s 60th birthday.

Pre-order your copy on CD/LP/Deluxe/Digital:https://lnk.to/PrincePAAM
Listen to ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ from the album right now: https://lnk.to/PrinceMDYW
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Reply #99 posted 06/07/18 6:17am

andrewm7

they certainly can’t be accused of releasing “expected” material. Compared to this the one camera angle video of the Chicago City Winery show is pretty high concept razz
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Reply #100 posted 06/07/18 6:21am

BoraBora



As ever, I will buy it because it's P, even if I have "Eavensdropped In Intimate Moments" from nearly 30 years ago.

Anyway, given "the myth" of the Vault (and also the number of unreleased songs and albums we already have as bootleg) I was expecting something more exciting to be released than a home piano rehearsal.

I also doubt it will rise great interest outside of our P fams.

It is not something the common audience can really appreciate and be attracted to, in my opinion.


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Reply #101 posted 06/07/18 6:21am

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I never would have guessed when I bought this one back in 1988 that I'd be buying an official release 30 years later...







https://www.discogs.com/P...se/6340263



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Reply #102 posted 06/07/18 6:22am

udo

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So in short:

- your interest in this type of music is logged via fakebook and thus now in chinese and other hands, plus zuck shamelessly makes money of of thiswhilel ying about it; this is how stupid the Estate is

- €42.99 for 35 minutes on CD and LP plus a booklet is not cheap

- 35 minutes is too short; eye will (re)release simiar stuff on 80+ minute CDs

- why not give the CD a booklet like the deluxe thing when the pricing is as it is?

- at these prices certainly the market can't bear more than 1 release per year.... (actual manufacturing cost is below €10 in my estimates); so they want a quick buck and do not plan for a future or steady income stream

-... more to follow?

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Reply #103 posted 06/07/18 6:23am

djThunderfunk

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dodger said:

purplerabbithole said:

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 #104 posted 06/07/18 6:24am

BoraBora



On a side note, I was hoping the studio version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" was to be included on the WB september release.

Unfortunately this is not.



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Reply #105 posted 06/07/18 6:28am

mbdtyler

Welp, now we get to wait even longer until more studio material comes out. I can't lie, I'm very underwhelmed and disappointed by this announcement, but oh well. Hopefully everyone else will enjoy it.

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Reply #106 posted 06/07/18 6:29am

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As cool as this release is it’s still of a bit of a head scratcher...tons of unreleased songs in the vault and they choose this?
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Reply #107 posted 06/07/18 6:34am

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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 #108 posted 06/07/18 6:34am

BoraBora



I think this release have to put on a definitive rest the debate on the fact that bootleggers did crimes releasing all these years songs and tracks P never intend to do.

I can see nowhere how P could think of release this piano rehearsal.



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Reply #109 posted 06/07/18 6:40am

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Grateful for this, but wish they had released P&Microphone 2016. That would probably get more sales other than Prince die hard fans and get his music out there to younger generations, even if on the coattails of all the hype behind his death.

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Reply #110 posted 06/07/18 6:42am

feeluupp

So funny how this is almost identical to the boot... What does the estate just "remaster" bootlegs arleady released, add a booklet and make us pay... lol

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Reply #111 posted 06/07/18 6:53am

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Reply #112 posted 06/07/18 6:57am

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i wish the booklet was available with just the CD, and I'm scratching my head as to why they picked this of all things.

But! I've probably listened to Mary Don't You Weep 10 times already and love it, and I'm absolutely excited to get anything!

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Reply #113 posted 06/07/18 7:11am

Kares

djThunderfunk said:

I never would have guessed when I bought this one back in 1988 that I'd be buying an official release 30 years later...


https://www.discogs.com/P...se/6340263



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I never would have guessed that I'd be buying an official release of this 30 years later – with exactly the same bad sound quality.

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Bonkers.

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They are sitting on real treasures. Pristine quality masters of amazing music no-one has ever heard and of course hundreds of songs we grew to love as lo-fi bootlegs. Yet, 2.5 years after his death, they chose to re-release a 35 minute bootleg that not even us diehard fans were ever too excited about. This is what Warners have chosen to kickoff a hopefully long series of vault releases by Prince.
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I'm honestly struggling to find the words... 'Ridiculous' and 'disaster' are understatements.

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Reply #114 posted 06/07/18 7:14am

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dodger said:
We have to wait until September 14th?? Ugh that’s too long. Oh well. At least we all have reasons to make it till September Yes on iTunes listed as 14th Sept release with Mary Don’t You Weep available now

I'LL TAKE IT!! And I'm glad to have it. I'm not complaining. The more of his older and rare material we can get the better. I miss Prince and I miss being excited about getting new Prince albums. I'm glad to see his estate, Warner and even Tidal have found a way to work together. Does anyone know who has the tapes from the vault now? Last I heard they were taken from Paisley Park.

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Reply #115 posted 06/07/18 7:17am

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Does anyone think that this was originally a 5th disc from the PR Deluxe set that they shelved?
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Reply #116 posted 06/07/18 7:19am

djThunderfunk

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Kares said:

djThunderfunk said:

I never would have guessed when I bought this one back in 1988 that I'd be buying an official release 30 years later...


https://www.discogs.com/P...se/6340263



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I never would have guessed that I'd be buying an official release of this 30 years later – with exactly the same bad sound quality.

.

Bonkers.

.

They are sitting on real treasures. Pristine quality masters of amazing music no-one has ever heard and of course hundreds of songs we grew to love as lo-fi bootlegs. Yet, 2.5 years after his death, they chose to re-release a 35 minute bootleg that not even us diehard fans were ever too excited about. This is what Warners have chosen to kickoff a hopefully long series of vault releases by Prince.
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I'm honestly struggling to find the words... 'Ridiculous' and 'disaster' are understatements.

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The vinyl I linked to was NOT good quality... no where near as good as this single that just came out.
Granted, this set has been rehashed on many boots, some with much better quality, maybe even as good as this official release. But not the one I linked to. It sounds bad.

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Reply #117 posted 06/07/18 7:22am

BlueShakooo

Right now I wouldn't be too surprised, if the 2019 release turned out to be The Undertaker from '93.

Or the early Emanicipation-configuration that we all know as Sabotage's "Emancipation, The Secret Chapter".

With a biiiig booklet of course (including previously unseen pictures!!!).

Anyway... I'll buy it.

But, hey Estate-People if you need a consultant for future releases:

I'm willing 2 do the work.

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Reply #118 posted 06/07/18 7:30am

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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?


Amazon says "under exclusive license to Warner Bros." Tidal has it, but so do all the other services. This is the Warner album--the Tidal one is something else.

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Reply #119 posted 06/07/18 7:37am

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I'm good with this and look forward to having it! I think the choice makes perfect sense as a ramp-up for an upcoming Piano & A Microphone 2016 release. This is the kind of stuff I want to see released from the vault - cohesive collections that show Prince's genius. While I'd generally prefer full band recordings to solo piano, I prefer this cohesive release to a random selection of unreleased songs.

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