Today is the day. Officially the 30th Anniversary of the one and only PURPLE RAIN. Hey Prince! How about some news about that remaster? Posted by HatrinaHaterwitz in Prince: Music and More (70 comments)
Prince invited the Star Tribune's Jon Bream to Paisley Park to hear a new album (that isn't Plectrum Electrum). Read all about it here, then discuss it here! Posted by stonejunkie73 in Prince: Music and More (344 comments)
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will Honor Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman with the Inaugural Shirley Walker Award at the 29th Film & TV Awards on June 25th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. ---- Congrats Wendy & Lisa!! Posted by Zannaloaf in Associated artists & people (38 comments)
On Saturday, June 28, 2014 the "3rd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life" will be happening at First Avenue, Minneapolis. Tix go on sale on May 9 at Noon (central time). $30.00 general admission tickets available until June 1. On June 1, any remaining general admission tickets will be $50.00. $100.00 VIP tickets include: VIP Reception Hosted By Apollonia, Early Admission, Exclusive Viewing Area, VIP Laminate, Photo Ops. Click on link within thread for further information. Posted by jgreco7 in Associated artists & people (30 comments)
At the time of posting, Prince has beaten out competition from Lennon/McCartney and fellow Minnesotan Bob Dylan to be ranked as the Greatest Songwriter Of All Time. Well done Prince! Now, where's that new album? Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (144 comments)
Prince and Warner Bros have reached a new deal for catalog remasters, a 30th anniversary deluxe digital remaster of Purple Rain, and a new album. Posted by revox in Prince: Music and More (807 comments)
MDean of the Prince Podcast does it again! He scored an interview with Andre Cymone and Andre is pretty awesome, discussing the behind-the-scenes of early Prince days. Andre is an amazing talent on his own, of course, but if you want to hear some of the real deal, you MUST listen to this podcast. I mean, I'm sure you listen to ALL the episodes already anyhow, but this one is definitely not to be missed. Go check it out! Posted by molove in Prince: Music and More (110 comments)
“When Doves Cry takes the cake, not because it's the most obvious choice, but because it's his best composed, arranged, and performed. To this day, there isn't anything that sounds like it. It carries this bizarre, smooth, glassy atmosphere since the bubblegum keyboards are there to accompany such a serious, mature overall sound. You're not quite sure how you're supposed to feel listening to it.
All the little intricate bits and pieces in the track; the main keyboard riff, the adroit guitarwork, the ethereal overdubbing, even the lack of a bassline, work together and gel seamlessly for a totally complete listening experience. It isn't an epic like 3 Chains 'o' Gold, nor a talent show like Computer Blue, it's just an endlessly enjoyable, accessible tune, no matter what instrument it's played on.”—Alguy, 6/10 in the forums
“You are right. I can get so caught up in my frustrations with his flaws that I forget to express the gratitude that I feel for all the great songs that he has recorded.
More than the music I am very, very grateful that Prince has been a fine example of what is possible when you trust your gut and stick to being you. Personally, I have never been one to enjoy sticking out and being different. Despite a life lived, on my part, trying to fit in I still get called eccentric anyway.
Had I embraced my own uniqueness years ago who knows where I would be right now?”—Deadflow3r, 6/10 in the forums
“I think at 42 all of my observations of most things are influenced by my experience and i am very mindful to be careful of sounding like a grouchy old guy. My kids (22,25) have no problem reminding me.
When it comes to Prince's recent output i feel that my response is rooted in where i am, i dont expect urgency nor innovation but i do reserve the right to ignore shit i dont find interesting. I love that he's matured image wise because it would be sad to pitty him for becoming a clown. I honestly dont value what he's recording now but i still feel proud that he's wildly successful as a live act and adjusting wonderfully to being the Icon he is.
If younger people are drawn to his newer work fine, but dont you think its disingenuis to act as if the current musical chapters are comparable to say 1980-1988?. I started listening to JB in high school, too young to know the real JB of the late 60's and early 70's. Back then i knew "Soul Power" was the shit and "Living in America" wasnt. You do know that right?, you do see a distinction between Dirty Mind and Musicology right? you can admit this without making it about us right?.”—dreamshaman32, 6/10 in the forums
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