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Old 12-06-2005, 11:41 AM   #16
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Is there a better pop tune out there than Raspberry Beret? I think not!

I think the main way to illustrate Prince's quality is 17 days which in anyone else's language would be a classic single. Not Prince though, why not just make it a b-side?!
That, and there's Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, 1999, Sign O The Times, Housequake, Take Me With U, I Would Die 4 U, Nothing Compares 2 U, U Got The Look, etc etc
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #17
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I would say my favorite songs by him are "The Cross" and "Take Me With You".
The Cross is incredible. If that hadn't been done by Prince, you'd have heard it on rock stations.

And Bob George from the Black Album is hilarious, yet disturbing at the same time.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:56 AM   #18
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Prince is the man. He doesn't care anymore about being main stream....he just brings the funk.

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I've said this before, but I think Prince is the most gifted musical artist in history. If you ranked people in different categories such as instumental proficiency (he plays so many), songwriting, innovation, singing, variety of style, live performance...this guy just ranks higher on average than anyone else I can think of. He's like Hendrix, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and a few others rolled into one. Throw some Joni Mitchell (a big influence) in there for good measure.

I was privileged to see a Prince after party in Las Vegas a few years back in a small club in Vegas. It was better than the regular concert I had just seen, and 2 of the greatest hours of my life. Sheila E and Larry Graham played...just unbelievable.

I think the most essential Prince recording is Crystal Ball, because it's only when you hear what he DIDN'T bother releasing that you truly appreciate how gifted he is.
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And Bob George from the Black Album is hilarious, yet disturbing at the same time.
yeah... George
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I was privileged to see a Prince after party in Las Vegas a few years back in a small club in Vegas. It was better than the regular concert I had just seen, and 2 of the greatest hours of my life. Sheila E and Larry Graham played...just unbelievable.

I think the most essential Prince recording is Crystal Ball, because it's only when you hear what he DIDN'T bother releasing that you truly appreciate how gifted he is.
Sheila E is so truly gifted I would like to know what she´s doing now.

Never checked out Crystal Ball.. too difficult to get, didn´t he release it only for members of the NPG club online?
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I love that Prince is getting the love up in here. Pop Genius, perfected his style. He has reached pop/funk/soul enlightenment.
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i just heard the song 'controversy' for the first time the other night. how cool is that song! another influence of daft punk revealed.
yeah, prince is pro and class. he's definitely the real deal.
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Sheila E is so truly gifted I would like to know what she´s doing now.

Never checked out Crystal Ball.. too difficult to get, didn´t he release it only for members of the NPG club online?
It was originally only available online and at the Best Buy chain of stores in the U.S., but I think it's a lot easier to get now (and cheaper). Best bet is to get a used copy from an online place like amazon, half.com, ebay, etc. Probably be able to get it for like $20.

Also, in addition to the 3 discs of Outtakes, there's a 4th disc containing an entire new unreleased album called The Truth. There's a lot of acoustic stuff on there, and I think it's one of his greatest efforts. The first title track is all bluesy and just kills me every time.
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i saw him live last year. wow, what a performer. the man is crazy-talented.
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Oh, and Hindu Love Gods' cover of Raspberry Beret is amazing, too. (Warren Zevon backed by REM) Check it out. Yeah.
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It was originally only available online and at the Best Buy chain of stores in the U.S., but I think it's a lot easier to get now (and cheaper). Best bet is to get a used copy from an online place like amazon, half.com, ebay, etc. Probably be able to get it for like $20.

Also, in addition to the 3 discs of Outtakes, there's a 4th disc containing an entire new unreleased album called The Truth. There's a lot of acoustic stuff on there, and I think it's one of his greatest efforts. The first title track is all bluesy and just kills me every time.

Cool thanks.

Hah. I´m actually programming a new song... and guess who I sample for the HORN SECTION.

Dr. Funkenstein is in my house. Killer classic samples from the undisputed heavy weight champion of funk.

One of the best feelings one can have is when you´re producing a song and slowly, slowly, it takes shape.. you carve its style out. That´s as good as sex. No kidding.
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Prince cut a deal with UNI/ Motown a couple of days ago. New single with music video directed by Salma Hayek going on air on Dec 13th (VH1). Don´t ask me if its good or one of his average works.. haven´t heard it as of yet.
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