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Thread started 09/26/18 1:49pm

FunkyStrange

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PEACH & BLACK PODCAST - Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983 Album Review

The 'Entertainment Advisors' have raided the Peach & Black vault.. and the best they could find is this - our review of Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983. Sourced from the original cassette, hear Rob Esse (MC), Captain, Toejam and Playa rehearse a podcast of this track by track review, guaranteed to be at least 30% better sound quality than any bootleg of this podcast that may be floating around - Enjoy this show! Photo by Allen Beaulieu, Artwork by Reverend

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Reply #1 posted 09/30/18 9:03pm

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Woah guys! Most of you seemed pretty riled with this album. I would look at things differently. This album does something very different to previous Prince releases. This should not be compared to a collection of polished studio songs. Instead, this album can be seen more as a fly on the wall documentary, a snapshot of where Prince was at this time. This lets us explore numerous elements such as his creative process, his piano and vocal skills, and what was on his mind on that day, emotionally and creatively. The listener gets the excitement of peeking behind the curtain for a rawer Prince than ever before captured on record in a stream of consciousness format, which is why judging songs independently from each other doesn’t work here.
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This way of taking Prince albums into new territory might not be to everybody’s taste but how much of what Prince put out ever was? Certainly, it would be disappointing if the next release were another raw piano rehearsal but this was a smart first move, focusing on Prince as an artist, setting the stage - and whetting our appetites - for what’s to come.
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ps. You raise concerns about whether the highest quality version of this rehearsal really is a cassette. It seems that it probably was recorded straight to a cassette. Says Susan Rogers: “He would have me or Don or whoever was around mic the piano and the microphones, just bring it up into the console, send it straight to cassette and just hit record”.

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Reply #2 posted 10/08/18 2:22am

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I enjoy your podcast & agree with what Captain & Playa said on this one.

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Reply #3 posted 10/14/18 5:04am

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Respect your podcast greatly! We have a different point of view in our deep-dive into the same release. Our podcast is The Mountains and the Sea, and our episode reviewing Piano and a Microphone 1983 is out now. Details in my signature line, but you can find us on iTunes, Spreaker, Spotify, etc. Free whereever podcasts are sold!
Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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