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Original 7ven Condensate Album (Now Available!), Interview and Song Tracks Discussion

[Use this thread to discuss the Album, interview and individual tracks - thread links to be added - luv4u]

Interview with Dr.Funkenberry http://prince.org/msg/5/369091

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Reply #1 posted 10/18/11 10:12am

jazzz

Hi fellow orgers,

I wish I could hear the CD and watch the docu.

Since I'm in Europe, I cannot buy the limited CD/DVD.

Is there someone in the US who can buy 1 (of 2) copies for me? Of course I will pay the buying price + s&h! Please PM me...

Thanks in advance!

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Reply #2 posted 10/18/11 10:44am

cbarnes3121

i downloaded the cd at midnight last night and im loving it my fav song of all on the cd is toast 2 the party girl that sounds is like a updated version of prince song the one u wanna c . it has it prince flavors here and there but this is a really great cd.SICK is awesome song jesse johnson worked the hell out this song.if i was your man is a great song i mean i could go on and on im lovin it to def

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Reply #3 posted 10/18/11 11:23am

funksterr

Condensate - funkier than anything the band has ever done.

#Trendin - a straight up killer Time song. Flawlessly delivered.

Roleplay- is sexier than anything the band has EVER done. Even the tuning of the kick drum is sexy. When the girl yells "That's my shiiit", funk guitarist are just sexual in general, so I'm thinking JJ had to write that part.

Sick is tight. It reminds me a bit of Terence Trent D'Arby. Might be my favorite song on the album.

Strawberry Lake - OMG! Unbelieveable.

Lifestyle - Completely on point. Quite possibly THE best slow song the band has recorded. I know that statement may sound shocking, but it's definitely a track you expect from the band that sings "Giggolos Get Lonely Too"

Faithful - uhm, I can't describe the track. It's throwback in some ways, but then again it's today. Again it's completely flawless. Morris is killing it all over the track.

And You Don't Know Me Now - Jesse and Terry, tight and funky! I guess those 3 man band parts of The Time Reunion shows formed the foundation for this track. Jesse kills it with a solo at the end.

One Step - This WILL ROCK live!!! I can't wait. It might be the BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM! It is too big for me to properly describe right now.

Toast To The Party Girl - If this doesn't sound like old school Dirty Mind Era Time/Prince songs I don't know what does. Yet again it's today, too.

GOHOMETOYOMAN - reminds me of Sometimes I Get Lonely. Just a beautiful, beautiful track.

The whole album is tight as hell, hardcore funk, soul and rock with a modern touch. The DVD is something to be seen. For those who haven't seen it, YOU WILL BE TOUCHED. There are a lot of Prince stories on it, so it's a MUST HAVE instant collector's item for Prince fans. In a lot of ways the fellas have delivered the product so many of us have longed for. In terms of the competition between OG7 and Prince, with this album, I mean they sound like the band in Purple Rain that is straight rockin First Ave, and now as fans we get the pleasure of hearing what they do, but also seeing Prince try to top this.

[Edited 10/18/11 11:26am]

[Edited 10/18/11 11:57am]

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Reply #4 posted 10/18/11 11:26am

Vumiko

The album in HOT. If you don't pick it up you're missin' out on some solid Minneapolis funk, rock and R&B. It's a whole lotta fun and Price should be watchin' his back once again..

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Reply #5 posted 10/18/11 11:27am

lwr001

funksterr said:

Condensate - funkier than anything the band has ever done.

#Trendin - a straight up killer Time song. Flawlessly delivered.

Roleplay- is sexier than anything the band has EVER done. Even the tuning of the kick drum is sexy. When the girl yells "That's my shiiit", funk guitarist are just sexual in general, so I'm thinking JJ had to write that part.

Sick is tight. It reminds me a bit of Terence Trent D'Arby. Might be my favorite song on the album.

Strawberry Lake - OMG! Unbelieveable.

Lifestyle - Completely on point. Quite possibly THE best slow song the band has recorded. I know that statement may sound shocking, but it's definitely a track you expect from the band that sings "Giggolos Get Lonely Too"

Faithful - uhm, I can't describe the track. It's throwback in some ways, but then again it's today. Again it's completely flawless. Morris is killing it all over the track.

And You Don't Know Me Now - Jesse and Terry, tight and funky! I guess those 3 man band parts of The Time Reunion shows formed the foundation for this track. Jesse kills it with a solo at the end.

One Step - This WILL ROCK live!!! I can't wait. It might be the BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM! It is too big for me to properly describe right now.

Toast To The Party Girl - If this doesn't sound like old school Dirty Mind Era Time/Prince songs I don't know what does. Yet again it's today, too.

GOHOMETOYOMAN - reminds me of Sometimes I Get Lonely. Just a beautiful, beautiful track.

The whole album is tight as hell, hardcore funk, soul and rock with a modern touch. The DVD is something to be seen. For those who haven't seen it, YOU WILL BE TOUCHED. There are a lot of Prince stories on it, so it's a MUST HAVE instant collector's item for Prince fans. In a lot of ways the fellas have delivered the product so many of us have longed for. In terms of the competition between OG7 and Prince, with this album, I mean they sound like the band in Purple Rain what is straight rockin First Ave, and now as fans we get the pleasure of hearing Prince try to top this.

[Edited 10/18/11 11:26am]

Thats what I am hoping for; Prince to get inspired by the efforts of the Family and the Time

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Reply #6 posted 10/18/11 11:27am

SoulAlive

I only listened to it one time all the way through,here are my thoughts:

"If I Was Yo Man" has got to be the next single!! GREAT SONG!! I can't get the melody out of my head.

the title track is kicking my ass!!!! headbang

"Lifestyle" is the album's best slow jam (and there are plenty of em')

"Toast To The Party Girl" is an instant classic.

this album gets a thumbs up from me.... it was worth the wait.I'll have a more detailed review later on today.

Gonna watch the documentary tonight when I get home from work.


[Edited 10/18/11 11:29am]

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Reply #7 posted 10/18/11 11:28am

SoulAlive

Vumiko said:

The album in HOT. If you don't pick it up you're missin' out on some solid Minneapolis funk, rock and R&B. It's a whole lotta fun and Price should be watchin' his back once again..

I agree.

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Reply #8 posted 10/18/11 11:29am

HonestMan13

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Listened to 'Condensate' twice on the way into work and I'm loving it!

Standouts for me are Strawberry Lake, #Trendin, Sick, Toast To The Party Girl & Go Home To Yo' Man.

They haven't missed a step in 20 years and this is a great album to remind us all why we loved them so much and why we'll continue to love them.

Prince fans. They'll say something is shit outright, still support it and then somehow blame someone else they had to deal with it.
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Reply #9 posted 10/18/11 11:32am

lwr001

funksterr said:

Condensate - funkier than anything the band has ever done.

#Trendin - a straight up killer Time song. Flawlessly delivered.

Roleplay- is sexier than anything the band has EVER done. Even the tuning of the kick drum is sexy. When the girl yells "That's my shiiit", funk guitarist are just sexual in general, so I'm thinking JJ had to write that part.

Sick is tight. It reminds me a bit of Terence Trent D'Arby. Might be my favorite song on the album.

Strawberry Lake - OMG! Unbelieveable.

Lifestyle - Completely on point. Quite possibly THE best slow song the band has recorded. I know that statement may sound shocking, but it's definitely a track you expect from the band that sings "Giggolos Get Lonely Too"

Faithful - uhm, I can't describe the track. It's throwback in some ways, but then again it's today. Again it's completely flawless. Morris is killing it all over the track.

And You Don't Know Me Now - Jesse and Terry, tight and funky! I guess those 3 man band parts of The Time Reunion shows formed the foundation for this track. Jesse kills it with a solo at the end.

One Step - This WILL ROCK live!!! I can't wait. It might be the BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM! It is too big for me to properly describe right now.

Toast To The Party Girl - If this doesn't sound like old school Dirty Mind Era Time/Prince songs I don't know what does. Yet again it's today, too.

GOHOMETOYOMAN - reminds me of Sometimes I Get Lonely. Just a beautiful, beautiful track.

The whole album is tight as hell, hardcore funk, soul and rock with a modern touch. The DVD is something to be seen. For those who haven't seen it, YOU WILL BE TOUCHED. There are a lot of Prince stories on it, so it's a MUST HAVE instant collector's item for Prince fans. In a lot of ways the fellas have delivered the product so many of us have longed for. In terms of the competition between OG7 and Prince, with this album, I mean they sound like the band in Purple Rain what is straight rockin First Ave, and now as fans we get the pleasure of hearing Prince try to top this.

[Edited 10/18/11 11:26am]

with you on sick being the fav. mine too

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Reply #10 posted 10/18/11 11:36am

jjam

jazzz said:

Hi fellow orgers,

I wish I could hear the CD and watch the docu.

Since I'm in Europe, I cannot buy the limited CD/DVD.

Is there someone in the US who can buy 1 (of 2) copies for me? Of course I will pay the buying price + s&h! Please PM me...

Thanks in advance!

I feel your pain. I'm in the same position. Shame that this exclusive excludes non-US fans from being able to purchase it.

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Reply #11 posted 10/18/11 11:53am

SoulAlive

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Reply #12 posted 10/18/11 11:58am

luv4u

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And it's not available in canada bawl

Edmonton, AB - canada

"hush nubbits" !
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Reply #13 posted 10/18/11 11:58am

SoulAlive

On my way back to work,I was blasting the title track so loud,I think half the town must have heard me lol lol

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Reply #14 posted 10/18/11 12:01pm

funksterr

Oh and the DVD is amazing. So much info in it. They are extremely complimentary of Prince but they pull no punches and tell you the real deal of how things were for them on tour with him. Morris Dy is funny, but you can also FEEL his anger when he discusses how the name change thing has hurt him.

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Reply #15 posted 10/18/11 12:05pm

getxxxx

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jjam said:

jazzz said:

Hi fellow orgers,

I wish I could hear the CD and watch the docu.

Since I'm in Europe, I cannot buy the limited CD/DVD.

Is there someone in the US who can buy 1 (of 2) copies for me? Of course I will pay the buying price + s&h! Please PM me...

Thanks in advance!

I feel your pain. I'm in the same position. Shame that this exclusive excludes non-US fans from being able to purchase it.

small label didnt want to press all those different regions dvds

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #16 posted 10/18/11 12:11pm

L4OATheOrigina
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GHATDAMN MY BOYS ARE BACK!!

strawberry lake is so sly inspired u can tell!

i can't stop cranking #trending in my ride ..THAT BASS FUNK!!

if they come 2 NY my broke ass is going!!

man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #17 posted 10/18/11 12:14pm

SoulAlive

I'm definitely gonna see them in concert!!! This is gonna be an amazing tour.The album kicks ass!!!

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Reply #18 posted 10/18/11 12:25pm

UncleGrandpa

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I've got four Best Buys within 20 miles of my house, I'm sure there will be a copy waiting for me at one of them. I'm on my way, soon to be funkified.

Connie Springer
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Reply #19 posted 10/18/11 12:46pm

getxxxx

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #20 posted 10/18/11 12:49pm

getxxxx

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luv4u said:

Temp sticky cool

And it's not available in canada bawl

wait for someone to upload it to youtube....

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #21 posted 10/18/11 1:09pm

Romeoblu

Got an email from amazon uk this morning telling me my order was delayed and delivery wouldn't be until 8th November. No way I could wait that long so downloaded it from amazon.

Just on my first listen up to Trendin and loving it.

Hope the slow songs don't disappoint.
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Reply #22 posted 10/18/11 1:26pm

Bree8016

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i can't lie, i didn't know how this project would turn out. i'm so happy to hear the positive response to it. sounds like a killer album.

can't wait to listen to it! excited

How can I stand 2 stay where I am? / Poor butterfly who don't understand.

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Reply #23 posted 10/18/11 1:33pm

runawayslave

THe quality of the picture printing in the booklet seems slightly ghetto. It looks like a bootleg.

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Reply #24 posted 10/18/11 1:42pm

SoulAlive

The Original 7ven(The Band Formerly Known As The Time) – Condensate(Recommendation)

(album review by Grown Folks Music)

This is one of those recommendations where in a way I had reviewed the album in my mind before I actually had the album. After vibing to the first single #Trendin a few weeks ago someone on the GFM team hipped me to the snippets of Condensate that had made their way to Amazon. I distinctly remember having two thoughts upon hearing the teaser: 1. This project is great for music and 2. Notice has been served: Musicians are at work here.

My thought behind why Condensate is great for music is that when you listen to the project that’s truly what you find contained within all the tracks music. What do I mean? Well you know how sometimes you can go to a restaurant(fast food) and there might be hamburgers or chicken listed on the menu and after you dine upon said food you question if that’s truly what you had. But then you can go down the street to the local restauranteur(whose employees you have seen standing in line behind you from time to time getting supplies at the store that sells high quality food items) and get the real deal that satisfies and is good for you. The notice that is served is that there really are musicians out there who still respect music and their fans enough to give them good stuff that’s good for them.

As I listened to Condensate I had to keep reminding myself who I was actually listening to and then my inner-voice would kick in and say “This is what songwriting/production/arranging/entertainment sounds like.” Ultimately when you combine all those elements together you are ultimately trying reach that level where you are just simply entertained. Condensate is definitely entertaining: I cannot tell you the last time that I’ve laughed and smiled this much listening to an album of music. I mean between the interplay of Morris Day and Jerome Benton, the skits, the wordplay of the song lyrics… the album feels like you were given an opportunity to literally just hang with the 7ven listen to some stories, music, jokes and just have a great time.

Musically Condensate is everything you would expect from The Band Formerly Known As The Time. I don’t mean in a predictable way or a recycled way. This is all new music with a 2011 sensibility but with all the fire and playing that used to be the standard in music. We know the folks who continue to uphold that standard for music and 7ven of them happen to be in the same band and decided to make a great new recording for lover’s of music. Did I just say band? Yesss!!!

The energy is apparent when Monte Moir, Jellybean Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Jerome Benton, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam and Morris Day come together. You can hear the individuality but the sum of the parts… from Jesse Johnson’s incredible guitar work on cuts like “Sick” and “AYDKMN”, Jellybean’s drum work throughout and the personal fave “If I Was Your Man”, the aforementioned banter between Morris and Jerome plus Morris’ lead vocal/quaterbacking duties calling for solos and hits in a nod to the GFOS, the keyboard work on Monte and Jimmy Jam (a lot of those sounds you won’t find in a box), the bass work of Terry Lewis that locks the grooves in air tight.

Condensate is an album, not that you didn’t know that but the emphasis is on album something you can play from start to finish without skipping tracks. The recording will grab you from the outset: The opening skit into “Strawberry Lake” will have you ready to gas up the car put the disc in the player and hit the highway just to listen while you drive. It’s just that much energy emanating from the speakers that it implores you to want to experience the project uninterrupted in its entirety and sometimes you can only achieve that on a drive. My recommendation here is to pick up a bottle of the 30 year vintage in the form of Condensate out Tuesday October 18th.

Make sure to pickup Condensate right here.

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Reply #25 posted 10/18/11 1:48pm

SoulAlive

listening to "Sick" headbang WOW!!!!

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Reply #26 posted 10/18/11 2:01pm

runawayslave

It is a testament to how smart Jam and Lewis are as producers. There is a little more trend chasing that I like to see from veterans but Flyte Tyme knows how to make it work without completely compromising the identity of the artists. Look at their work with other legends like Chaka and Earth Wind and Fire - "Pure Gold" can pass as a Maurice White masterpiece from the 70s but sounds new enough to make people go buy it (which is what matters most in the music business these days). There is enough Time here to make it as close as you can get to a legit Time album (to be an authentic Time album, Prince has to be involved - and I assume he isnt invovled with this). In the end, it is not the disappointment I expected.

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Reply #27 posted 10/18/11 2:30pm

Vumiko

Quote from Condensate CD booklet liner notes:

"Love to Prince for the lessons & the beginning. To be continued..."

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Reply #28 posted 10/18/11 2:58pm

alexnvrmnd777

I am SO lovin' this shit!!! I haven't even listened to the album yet, but I'm watching the accompanying DVD. It's got a running time of 1 hour and 26 minutes. Schweet. It's a very thorough documentary, and it's a shame they couldn't include any of their previous music (as The Time). That fuckin' Prince.

Speaking of shorty, these guys haven't put an album out in over 20 years, and they can put a project (a great DVD with the music) together like this, but Prince can't?? Just goes to show he doesn't put any thought in his shit. Just puts it out with maybe a video shot for it, a talk show appearance or two (if lucky), and then he's done with it. Way to go, Original 7ven! I hope this isn't the last album/project for you guys, either.

"Bobby Z couldn't fuck wit me on his BEST day!" - Morris E. Day lol

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Reply #29 posted 10/18/11 3:55pm

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funksterr said:

Condensate - funkier than anything the band has ever done.

#Trendin - a straight up killer Time song. Flawlessly delivered.

Roleplay- is sexier than anything the band has EVER done. Even the tuning of the kick drum is sexy. When the girl yells "That's my shiiit", funk guitarist are just sexual in general, so I'm thinking JJ had to write that part.

Sick is tight. It reminds me a bit of Terence Trent D'Arby. Might be my favorite song on the album.

Strawberry Lake - OMG! Unbelieveable.

Lifestyle - Completely on point. Quite possibly THE best slow song the band has recorded. I know that statement may sound shocking, but it's definitely a track you expect from the band that sings "Giggolos Get Lonely Too"

Faithful - uhm, I can't describe the track. It's throwback in some ways, but then again it's today. Again it's completely flawless. Morris is killing it all over the track.

And You Don't Know Me Now - Jesse and Terry, tight and funky! I guess those 3 man band parts of The Time Reunion shows formed the foundation for this track. Jesse kills it with a solo at the end.

One Step - This WILL ROCK live!!! I can't wait. It might be the BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM! It is too big for me to properly describe right now.

Toast To The Party Girl - If this doesn't sound like old school Dirty Mind Era Time/Prince songs I don't know what does. Yet again it's today, too.

GOHOMETOYOMAN - reminds me of Sometimes I Get Lonely. Just a beautiful, beautiful track.

The whole album is tight as hell, hardcore funk, soul and rock with a modern touch. The DVD is something to be seen. For those who haven't seen it, YOU WILL BE TOUCHED. There are a lot of Prince stories on it, so it's a MUST HAVE instant collector's item for Prince fans. In a lot of ways the fellas have delivered the product so many of us have longed for. In terms of the competition between OG7 and Prince, with this album, I mean they sound like the band in Purple Rain that is straight rockin First Ave, and now as fans we get the pleasure of hearing what they do, but also seeing Prince try to top this.

[Edited 10/18/11 11:26am]

[Edited 10/18/11 11:57am]

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