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Thread started 06/08/19 7:53am

Moonbeam

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Originals Poll

I thought it might be interesting to capture initial fan impressions of the songs on Originals, so I thought I'd start a poll in which we rate each song out of 10. I'll make a running average available via this Google sheet.

And go!


Sex Shooter
Jungle Love
Manic Monday
Noon Rendezvous
Make-Up
100 MPH
You're My Love
Holly Rock
Baby, You're a Trip
The Glamorous Life
Gigolos Get Lonely Too
Love... Thy Will Be Done
Dear Michelangelo
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?
Nothing Compares 2 U

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #1 posted 06/08/19 7:54am

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Reply #2 posted 06/08/19 7:55am

Moonbeam

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I'll get started.

Sex Shooter: 9.5

Jungle Love: 8.5
Manic Monday: 9
Noon Rendezvous: 10
Make-Up: 10
100 MPH: 8.5
You're My Love: 7
Holly Rock: 8
Baby, You're a Trip: 9
The Glamorous Life: 8
Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 9
Love... Thy Will Be Done: 10
Dear Michelangelo: 8.5
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?: 9
Nothing Compares 2 U: 9

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #3 posted 06/08/19 7:55am

Moonbeam

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luv4u said:

cool and stickyfied thumbs up!

highfive

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Reply #4 posted 06/08/19 10:31am

donnyenglish

Sex Shooter 9 (Better than A6 version)

Jungle Love 5 (Prince is not Morris)

Manic Monday 7 (Great, but clearly a guide vocal track)

Noon Rendevous 9 (Stunning)

Make-Up 7 (I never realized how cool the music was. Kinda like Gary Neumann)

100 MPH 7 (much louder than other tracks. Good tune that is overrated to me)

You’re My Love 5 (very interesting and shows versatility. Some cringeworthy vocals, especially near the end but I know he was experimenting)

Holly Rock 8 (gets funky at the end. A surprise because I hated the Sheila E version)

Baby You’re a Trip 9 (could be the best song on the album)

The Glamorous Life 5 (clearly a guide vocal track. Hard to rate this higher when the only thing that is different is the vocals and he clearly is not intending for his vocal track to be final. No passion in the vocals and it makes n otherwise great song sound boring)

Gigolos Get Lonely Too 2 (I never realized how great Morris was until I listened to this version. On one hand it shows Prince’s genius that he could write songs with others in mind and he was not just randomly giving songs away. But, if I am just judging this version, it pales in comparison to Morris’.)

Love Thy Will Be Done 0 (I give it a 0 only because the 1994 NPG Prince vocal version should have been used instead of the sappy 1991 version. The 1994 version is epic and a top 5 Prince song for me. They missed an opportunity here)

Dear Michaelangelo 7 (Just a great song. Another guide track where his vocals lack passion)

Wouldn’t you Love to Love Me 8 (this one is growing on me and a nice surprise.)

Nothing Compares 2 U 9 (I just love this song period. I am not sure how to feel about the added work on it).
[Edited 6/8/19 10:32am]
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Reply #5 posted 06/08/19 10:45am

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Good idea. It would aslo be cool to see a comparison of what you'd rank the associated artist's versions as well.

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Reply #6 posted 06/08/19 10:53am

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Sex Shooter: 8.5
Jungle Love: 8.5
Manic Monday: 9.0
Noon Rendezvous: 9.5
Make-Up: 7.5
100 MPH: 7.5
You're My Love: 7.0
Holly Rock: 6.5
Baby, You're a Trip: 9.0
The Glamorous Life: 8.0
Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 7.0
Love... Thy Will Be Done: 9.5
Dear Michelangelo: 6.5
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?: 7.0
Nothing Compares 2 U: 9.0

[Edited 6/8/19 10:55am]

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Reply #7 posted 06/08/19 1:38pm

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Sex Shooter: 9
Jungle Love: 8
Manic Monday: 8.5
Noon Rendezvous: 9.5
Make-Up: 9
100 MPH: 9
You're My Love: 6.5
Holly Rock: 8
Baby, You're a Trip: 10
The Glamorous Life: 9
Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 9
Love... Thy Will Be Done: 10
Dear Michelangelo: 8
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?: 8
Nothing Compares 2 U: 10
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Reply #8 posted 06/08/19 1:47pm

ThePersian

Sex Shooter 9
Jungle Love 7
Manic Monday 7
Noon Rendezvous 8
Make-Up 3
100 MPH 5
You're My Love 5
Holly Rock 2
Baby, You're a Trip 9
The Glamorous Life 8
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 8
Love... Thy Will Be Done 6
Dear Michelangelo 5
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 6
Nothing Compares 2 U 9
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Reply #9 posted 06/08/19 2:26pm

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Sex Shooter 7
Jungle Love 8
Manic Monday 7
Noon Rendezvous 9
Make-Up 8
100 MPH 8
You're My Love 7
Holly Rock 8
Baby, You're a Trip 10
The Glamorous Life 8
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 8
Love... Thy Will Be Done 9
Dear Michelangelo 8
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 7
Nothing Compares 2 U 8

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Reply #10 posted 06/08/19 3:19pm

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Sex Shooter - 7
Prince's version is easily the best.

Jungle Love - 9
I absolutely love the song but The Time's version is better. I need that guitar solo.

Manic Monday - 7
Never liked The Bangles version but I quite like the Prince one.

Noon Rendezvous - 5
Never liked it. Still don't.

Make Up - 6
Prince's version is better but not my cup of tea.

100MPH - 8
Very good track.

You're My Love - 7
I never even heard the Kenny Rogers version and I don't particularly want to. Prince's version is good enough.

Holly Rock - 8
Another case of me not liking the song originally but really liking the Prince version.

Baby, You're A Trip - 9
Biggest surprise on the album. Never a fan of it before but I absolutely love this version of it.

The Glamorous Life - 8
Just as good as Sheila, and without the annoying drum histrionics.

Gigolos Get Lonely Too - 10
Always loved The Time's version and Prince has a better voice than Morris. So a great song, made better.

Love... Thy Will Be Done - 7
Not really familiar with the Martika version. I've heard it. I prefer Prince's version though.

Dear Michaelangelo - 5
I'm not a fan. It's not bad. But it's not particularly good either.

Wouldn't You Love To Love Me - 7
If not for the awful sound quality, it would get an 8. Very curious inclusion when there are no doubt better quality songs in the vault.

Nothing Compares 2 U - 7
I've always hated the Sinead O'Connor version. Her voice irritates me. The Family did it better but Prince's version seems like the definitive one to me. This is how the song should sound.
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Reply #11 posted 06/08/19 3:33pm

IanRG

Sex Shooter 10
Jungle Love 7
Manic Monday 8
Noon Rendezvous 6
Make-Up 5
100 MPH 9
You're My Love 8
Holly Rock 10
Baby, You're a Trip 9
The Glamorous Life 8
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 7
Love... Thy Will Be Done 9
Dear Michelangelo 5
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 7
Nothing Compares 2 U 9

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Reply #12 posted 06/08/19 3:55pm

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Sex Shooter-T3N
Jungle Love -T3N
Manic Monday -T3N
Noon Rendezvous -T3N
Make-Up -T3N
100 MPH -T3N
You're My Love -T3N
Holly Rock -T3N
Baby, You're a Trip -T3N
The Glamorous Life -T3N
Gigolos Get Lonely Too -T3N
Love... Thy Will Be Done -T3N
Dear Michelangelo -T3N
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? -T3N
Nothing Compares 2 U -T3N

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Reply #13 posted 06/08/19 4:08pm

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Sex Shooter 9
Jungle Love 8
Manic Monday 9
Noon Rendezvous 7
Make-Up 8
100 MPH 9
You're My Love 7
Holly Rock 10
Baby, You're a Trip 6
The Glamorous Life 8
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 9
Love... Thy Will Be Done 8
Dear Michelangelo 8
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 10
Nothing Compares 2 U 7
Nothing Compares 2 U Cinematic Mix 8
[Edited 6/23/19 4:20am]
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Reply #14 posted 06/08/19 5:12pm

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Sex Shooter 8
Jungle Love 9
Manic Monday 9
Noon Rendezvous 6
Make-Up 1
100 MPH 7
You're My Love 6
Holly Rock 5
Baby, You're a Trip 8
The Glamorous Life 8
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 8
Love... Thy Will Be Done 9
Dear Michelangelo 6
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 8
Nothing Compares 2 U 9

RIP sad
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Reply #15 posted 06/08/19 5:34pm

deanm

Sex Shooter 8.5
Jungle Love 8
Manic Monday 8
Noon Rendezvous 9
Make-Up 6
100 MPH 7.5
You're My Love 8
Holly Rock 8.5
Baby, You're a Trip 9
The Glamorous Life 8.5
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 9
Love... Thy Will Be Done 9
Dear Michelangelo 8
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 7
Nothing Compares 2 U 10

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Reply #16 posted 06/08/19 10:32pm

fakir

Sex Shooter (7)

Jungle Love (10)

Manic Monday (8.5)

Noon Renez-Vous (10)

Make-Up (5)

100 MPH (8)

You're My Love (7)

Holly Rock (9)

Baby, You're a Trip (9.5)

The Glamorous Life (7)

Gigolos Get Lonely Too (8)

Love...Thy Will Be Done (10)

Dear Michaelangelo (6)

Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? (7)

Nothing Compares 2 U (10)

[Edited 6/8/19 22:34pm]

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Reply #17 posted 06/08/19 10:50pm

TheGloved1

  • Sex Shooter: 6
  • Prince is more convincing than Apollonia, a somewhat disconcerting realization for me. The song never got the right singer behind it who was willing to give into the song and own the lyrics they were singing. It fades out rather quickly, before any shooting whatsoever.
  • Jungle Love: 8
  • It's a little hard to seperate the song from Morris Day, but this track in particular has always been the one I tried to imagine Prince singing when I first realized he was behind everyone in his scene.
  • Manic Monday: 6.5
  • Wouldv'e been cool to hear a version by 85 Parade era Revolution. Good song that is intended for The Bangles/associated act.
  • Noon Rendezvous: 7
  • I forgot how the song went while writing this, so I looked it up on Youtube real quick only to find a rehearsal presumably from 1984. The Original track gets high marks just for being the basis of such an ethereal gem, streaming from the internet or Heaven for all I know. Lack of that guitar holds the Orignal back from a jump to the illustrious 10-Spot. Go listen to the rehearsal if you haven't. Reminds me of the difference between Electric Intercourse on Purple Rain Deluxe and it's First Ave 83 performance .
  • Make Up: 8.5
  • Prince does own the lyrics, but he don't give in all the way. I dig it
  • 100 MPH: 4
  • Noise isn't always a bad thing, especially when it comes to this guy, but the song is 100 MPH to nowhere as far as my ears are concerned.
  • You're My Love: 7
  • In the same vein of Money Don't Matter 2 Night, it's catchy and builds to a slightly rough vocal delivery at the end.
  • Holly Rock: 9
  • DAMN FUNKY. I'd write more but I gotta dance-
  • Baby You're a Trip: 9
  • Indeed. Shout out to Jill Jones.
  • The Glamorous Life: 6
  • I would've left it off the set. Seriously, The Screams Of Passion could've been here. I'm not letting that omission go! Stick with Sheila's superior version.
  • Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 5
  • I've never heard the version by The Time..guess it's time. Honey babe lol
  • Love Thy Will Be Done: 6.5
  • Interloper, Jay's will be done
  • Dear Michaelangelo: 7?
  • This one is growing in it's designated suite.
  • Wouldn't You Love To Love Me: 8
  • Notwithstanding bootleg quality, I want all versions of this song. What a groove
  • Nothing Compares 2 U: 8.5
  • NC2U is the cautionary cover of the ages. An instance where the Prince version was clearly better than The Family take, yet he let this gem tarnish. Sinead O'Connor utilized the seemingly untapped potential for herself and then some; no amount of backtracking can change the predominant association with her on the song.


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Reply #18 posted 06/09/19 2:22am

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  • Sex Shooter: 8
  • Nice to have this version but too short. I prefer the Vanity 6 guitar version.
  • Jungle Love: 7
  • Would rather just listen to the Time version.
  • Manic Monday: 8
  • I like this version along with the Apollonia 6 one.
  • Noon Rendezvous: 7
  • Better versions elsewhere
  • Make Up: 10
  • I've always liked this song. Like his voice on this.
  • 100 MPH: 9 This and the Mazarati version are great.
  • You're My Love: 9 Underrated.
  • Holly Rock: 9
  • FUNKY
  • Baby You're a Trip: 10
  • Jill.
  • The Glamorous Life: 8
  • The 8 minute version which is more developed and closer to the released Sheila version is better IMO.
  • Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 10
  • Sexy.
  • Love Thy Will Be Done: 7
  • Other prince version is better.
  • Dear Michaelangelo: 9
  • This has more percussion and stuff added from prior leaked version.
  • Wouldn't You Love To Love Me: 7
  • Nothing Compares 2 U: 9
  • Looking forward to the cinematic remix.

I'm glad to have some unheard versions on this. I'll probably make my own version though with some of these tracks.

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Reply #19 posted 06/09/19 6:33am

PURPLEIZED3121

TOP 3:

Dear MichaelAngelo - physcadelic purple rock genius!

Wouldn't u love 2 love me? - absolute pop classis - THIS version should have been released !

MakeUp - stunning, new wave, punk grooves - so of its time & so cool now.

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Reply #20 posted 06/09/19 7:22am

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• Sex Shooter: 9
• Jungle Love: 8
• Manic Monday: 8
• Noon Rendezvous: 10
• Make-Up: 6
• 100 MPH: 7.5
• You’re My Love: 5.5
• Holly Rock: 5.5
• Baby, You’re A Trip: 8
• The Glamorous Life: 10
• Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 9.5
• Love... Thy Will Be Done: 10
• Dear Michaelangelo: 9
• Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?: 9
• NC2U: 7
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #21 posted 06/09/19 11:47am

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Listening now. As soon as it starts with Sex Shooter and Jungle Love you remember just how fun and loose Prince’s music was.

Is that Prince’s vocals on Jungle love? It just shows how close Morris followed Prince’s guide vocals.
Both score a 10

Manic Monday. Another fun airy track. The Bangles do it justice as this one is cool, but the girls do add a nice playful charm to it.
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Reply #22 posted 06/09/19 12:29pm

rnb

Sex Shooter 10
Jungle Love 7
Manic Monday 8
Noon Rendezvous 8 (if I never heard the 1984 bday version this would be scored higher)
Make-Up 10
100 MPH 8
You're My Love 9
Holly Rock 8
Baby, You're a Trip 9
The Glamorous Life 9
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 7
Love... Thy Will Be Done 9
Dear Michelangelo 6
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 10
Nothing Compares 10
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Reply #23 posted 06/09/19 12:33pm

Romeoblu

Sex Shooter 8
Jungle Love 7
Manic Monday 8
Noon Rendezvous 8
Make Up 8
100 mph 9
You're My Love 9
Holly Rock 8
Baby You're a trip 8
The Glamourous Life 8
Gigolos Get Lonely too 8
Love...Thy will be Done 9
Dear Michaelangelo 9
Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me 9
Nothing Compares 2 u 10
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Reply #24 posted 06/09/19 12:36pm

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Absolutely one other best Prince albums to date. It is an instant go-to Prince album from here on in.

The standout and the absolute best on this collection is Baby You're A Trip. If they wanted to release a promotional single to radio, this one is it. It's also probably one of the least dated sounding.
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Reply #25 posted 06/10/19 9:19am

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1) Sex Shooter 9.5

2) Jungle Love 9.5

3) Manic Monday 10

4) Noon Rendezvous 9.5

5) Make-Up 9.5

6) 100 MPH 8.5

7) You're My Love 10

8) Holly Rock 9.5

9) Baby You're A Trip 9.3

10) The Glamorous Life 9

11) Gigolos Get Lonely Too 9.8

12) Love... Thy Will Be Done 10

13) Dear Michaelangelo 8

14) Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? 9.2

15) Nothing Compares 2 U 9.8

Yeah, I'm a "fam", I know music

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Reply #26 posted 06/10/19 11:28am

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Sex Shooter - 9.5
Jungle Love - 10
Manic Monday - 10
Noon Rendezvous - 6
Make-Up - 6
100 MPH - 7
You're My Love - 10
Holly Rock - 8.5
Baby, You're a Trip - 10
The Glamorous Life - 9
Gigolos Get Lonely Too - 9.5
Love... Thy Will Be Done - 10
Dear Michelangelo - 9.5
Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? - 9
Nothing Compares 2 U - 7

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Reply #27 posted 06/10/19 2:48pm

Transformed1

  • Sex Shooter: 7 (wasn't as interesting as I had hoped. My expectations might have been misplaced though.)
  • Jungle Love: 8 (Solid addition to the album. Would like to have all of the Time songs like this in one place.)
  • Manic Monday: 8 (Like a lot, but was expecting better vocals)
  • Noon Rendezvous: 9.5 (Wow! Amazing)
  • Make-Up: 8.5 (Surprised. Wasn't expecting much from this, but it's interesting to hear.)
  • 100 MPH: 6.5 (biggest dissappointment. Sounds so muddy. I love the circulating boot version much more.)
  • You're My Love: 9.5 (Wow. More unexpected stuff like this would be great. Not the world's greatest song, but so unusual for Prince's style.)
  • Holly Rock: 7.5 (a bit disappointed, this version seems pretty flat to me)
  • Baby, You're a Trip: 9 (Had this for ages. It's great. Nice to have extended part, and Jill's backing vocals are nice but unnecessary)
  • The Glamorous Life: 8.5 (Very nice. Would have been more enthusiastic if I hadn't already heard the full length version in great quality last year)
  • Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 9.5 (This is the kind of thing most of us are hoping for, IMO.)
  • Love... Thy Will Be Done: 9 (Very nice. Been circulating for ages though)
  • Dear Michelangelo: 8.5 (I was super excited when this leaked last year, though sound quality was horrible. This one still sounds a little muddy and busy. I like it alot though.)
  • Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?: 7.5 (I'm hoping this one grows on me, as I've heard alot of praise. I always thought the song was decent, but not terribly interesting.)
  • Nothing Compares 2 U: 9.5 (I might have given this one a perfect score of 10 if it was new to this release. Love the song. Love this version. I don't buy into the "fake mix" post production complaints. Very greatful to have this great song in Prince's voice.)

Overall I really liked the whole album. Part of me feels slightly let down because many of these songs I've been wishing to hear Prince's vocal version for decades. With so much anticipation and high expectations, there was no way to meet those expectations. I remember thinking "I've been waiting for 35 years to hear some of these". LOL.

Really hoping for many future volumes to come. There is so much to choose from that we will all never agree on a tracklist. We've got to be greatful for what we got thought.

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Reply #28 posted 06/10/19 2:57pm

Transformed1

Transformed1 said:

  • Sex Shooter: 7 (wasn't as interesting as I had hoped. My expectations might have been misplaced though.)
  • Jungle Love: 8 (Solid addition to the album. Would like to have all of the Time songs like this in one place.)
  • Manic Monday: 8 (Like a lot, but was expecting better vocals)
  • Noon Rendezvous: 9.5 (Wow! Amazing)
  • Make-Up: 8.5 (Surprised. Wasn't expecting much from this, but it's interesting to hear.)
  • 100 MPH: 6.5 (biggest dissappointment. Sounds so muddy. I love the circulating boot version much more.)
  • You're My Love: 9.5 (Wow. More unexpected stuff like this would be great. Not the world's greatest song, but so unusual for Prince's style.)
  • Holly Rock: 7.5 (a bit disappointed, this version seems pretty flat to me)
  • Baby, You're a Trip: 9 (Had this for ages. It's great. Nice to have extended part, and Jill's backing vocals are nice but unnecessary)
  • The Glamorous Life: 8.5 (Very nice. Would have been more enthusiastic if I hadn't already heard the full length version in great quality last year)
  • Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 9.5 (This is the kind of thing most of us are hoping for, IMO.)
  • Love... Thy Will Be Done: 9 (Very nice. Been circulating for ages though)
  • Dear Michelangelo: 8.5 (I was super excited when this leaked last year, though sound quality was horrible. This one still sounds a little muddy and busy. I like it alot though.)
  • Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?: 7.5 (I'm hoping this one grows on me, as I've heard alot of praise. I always thought the song was decent, but not terribly interesting.)
  • Nothing Compares 2 U: 9.5 (I might have given this one a perfect score of 10 if it was new to this release. Love the song. Love this version. I don't buy into the "fake mix" post production complaints. Very greatful to have this great song in Prince's voice.)

Overall I really liked the whole album. Part of me feels slightly let down because many of these songs I've been wishing to hear Prince's vocal version for decades. With so much anticipation and high expectations, there was no way to meet those expectations. I remember thinking "I've been waiting for 35 years to hear some of these". LOL.

Really hoping for many future volumes to come. There is so much to choose from that we will all never agree on a tracklist. We've got to be greatful for what we got thought.

Someone suggested we rate the associated artist versions as well. Great idea.

  • Sex Shooter: 8.5
  • Jungle Love: 8.5
  • Manic Monday: 9
  • Noon Rendezvous: 9
  • Make-Up: 5
  • 100 MPH: 9
  • You're My Love: never heard Kenny's version
  • Holly Rock: 8
  • Baby, You're a Trip: 9.5 (Love all of Jill Jones album)
  • The Glamorous Life: 8.5
  • Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 8
  • Love... Thy Will Be Done: 9.5 (Martika's version is stunning)
  • Dear Michelangelo: 9
  • Wouldn't You Love to Love Me? 7 (Loved that Taja album, though)
  • Nothing Compares 2 U: 10 (The Family version, would give Sinead's version a 7)

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Reply #29 posted 06/10/19 7:52pm

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Here we go:

Sex Shooter: 9
(I'm amazed by how much I enjoy this because I really don't like the Apples 6 version--nothing against them, but I just wasn't feeling it until the Prince vocal.)

Jungle Love: 10
(Prince's chuckle at the beginning starts the track in the right way. The Time version is equally as good, and I enjoy them both for slighly different reasons.)

Manic Monday: 10

Noon Rendezvous: 8
(It's good, but a version with the guitar work from the Birthday Show rehearsal or actual show would be so much better.)

Make-Up: 8

100 MPH: 7

You're My Love: 7
(I enjoy it a 9 level, but I gotta be honest that the song and performance are just too cheesy to rank higher than 7)

Holly Rock: 8
(An improvement over Sheila's version, but not enough to rank it higher than 8.)

Baby, You're a Trip: 9

The Glamorous Life: 10
(This is just a great piece of 80s funky pop, sung by Sheila or Prince, either way is great.)

Gigolos Get Lonely Too: 7
(This song is tied to Morris's personality and persona in my mind. Taking that away takes something away from the song. It's a little more serious with Prince's vocal, but the song title and some of the lyrics benefit from a little Morris Day sheen.)

Love... Thy Will Be Done: 8
(Another one that I unfortunately can't help but compare to the bootleg in my mind. The boot is pitched down just a bit compared to this one, which gives the bootleg a superior emotional impact, at least for me. I want to give it a 10, but it just doesn't quite hit me as strong as I thought it would.)

Dear Michelangelo: 8

Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?: 10
(This is awesome. The driving groove just makes my head bob. It's a way better version than the bootleg I've heard before and better than Taja's version. Sound quality isn't great, but I grew up in the 80s and enjoyed a good mix tape made by a friend or something taped off the radio, so I don't need a crystal clear mix to enjoy music.)

Nothing Compares 2 U: 9

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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