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Thread started 01/03/07 11:24pm

doctamario

International Lover

I just got my 20th Prince CD: 1999. The whole CD is awesome, but I particularly would like to devote this to International Lover and to all who appreciate this song.

I totally love his slow songs, and this one ranks up there with the best of them. Another thing I love it for besides it being a slow song is its humor. The Prince International Airlines thing is FUNNY AS HELL. His execution of the narration of that was hella cool. So APPRECIATE.

Btw, does anyone else think that this CD is a really quiet, or is just recent presses of it? I had to turn it waaaay up.
[Edited 1/3/07 23:26pm]
Don't hurt me, I'm a newb. I'm supposed to be stupid.
Reply #1 posted 01/03/07 11:36pm

sexxydancer

Definitely agree.International Lover is outstanding! As 4 volume,I only listen 2 Prince's music turned WAAAY up! wink
Reply #2 posted 01/04/07 12:06am

KoolEaze

Hey Mario, haven´t seen you here in a long time.....

Yes , the volume is kinda low...I always have to turn it waaaay up..

International Lover is a nice song but it´s a bit too funny to be taken seriously as a ballad, IMO....
Reminds me a bit of Do Me Baby when it comes to melodramatic climaxes and weird monologues .
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #3 posted 01/04/07 7:12am

1sexymf

I love International LOver and got 1999 only two years ago. So it's kind of still "new" to me. I don't find the volume to be low, though.
Reply #4 posted 01/04/07 7:14am

wlcm2thdwn

Love that song, it's one of the sexiest things he's ever done, the whole album is great! biggrin
Reply #5 posted 01/04/07 10:03am

SenseOfDoubt

International Lover is a great tune - as is everything on 1999. biggrin One of my fave P ballads (okay, there are lots of "fave ballads")

The volume is okay, I think (at least louder than SOTT wink), but as a whole I miss the "punch" - especially on DMSR --> PRINCE NOW REMASTER YOUR CATALOGUE!!!
Reply #6 posted 01/04/07 10:05am

DanceWme

This song is YUMMY!!!!
Reply #7 posted 01/04/07 10:35am

vainandy

Definately one of his best slow jams. That one back to back with "Do Me Baby" was pure bedroom music.
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #8 posted 01/04/07 12:16pm

hisfan4ever

DanceWme said:

This song is YUMMY!!!!

yes..this song makes me horny for my hubby..just as it did a longggg time ago.. giggle giggle
Because of God..we 2 r 1~~Darren & Suzyn forever
"If we got married...would that be cool?"
Reply #9 posted 01/04/07 12:19pm

DanceWme

hisfan4ever said:

DanceWme said:

This song is YUMMY!!!!

yes..this song makes me horny for my hubby..just as it did a longggg time ago.. giggle giggle

lol
Reply #10 posted 01/04/07 12:30pm

lizlampkin

I love, LOve, LOVE this song! Certainly in my top 5 Prince slow jams.
I couldn't appreciate it when I was a girl, but I understand the song differently as a woman! sexy

I can never decide if SOTT or 1999 is my very favorite Prince cd. They both are sooooo good with different vibes.
Reply #11 posted 01/04/07 12:35pm

nurse

Have always loved this song especially that "floatation device" lol
Reply #12 posted 01/04/07 10:19pm

doctamario

Hey, Kool!
Don't hurt me, I'm a newb. I'm supposed to be stupid.
Reply #13 posted 01/05/07 6:37am

gyro34

This is one of those Prince songs that touch me in a very special way. Every time I listen to it, I drift into this soothing state, and then, I have this lusty grin horny until the end of the song. He's so clever in using the airline metaphor. cool
Reply #14 posted 01/05/07 3:50pm

violectrica

Oh boy. My parents got me "1999" for my 14th birthday. They should have payed attention. I don't think they know what they did.
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
Reply #15 posted 01/05/07 11:34pm

NewPowerSista

"International Lover" remains one of my absolutely favorite Prince songs, maybe even my favorite of all time. The imagery in it just fascinates me. I also think it's just too sexy, even though one of my best friends laughs at him saying "a few turbulents" instead of "a little turbulence" or whatever. I like it so much, I can't even get mad! lol
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Reply #16 posted 01/06/07 5:42am

hotwithyou

lizlampkin said:

I love, LOve, LOVE this song! Certainly in my top 5 Prince slow jams.
I couldn't appreciate it when I was a girl, but I understand the song differently as a woman! sexy

I can never decide if SOTT or 1999 is my very favorite Prince cd. They both are sooooo good with different vibes.

what is scott?
Reply #17 posted 01/06/07 9:24am

KoolEaze

hotwithyou said:

lizlampkin said:

I love, LOve, LOVE this song! Certainly in my top 5 Prince slow jams.
I couldn't appreciate it when I was a girl, but I understand the song differently as a woman! sexy

I can never decide if SOTT or 1999 is my very favorite Prince cd. They both are sooooo good with different vibes.

what is scott?



A commonly used abbreviation among old school fans for Prince´s 1987 album " Sign O the Times".
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




http://kooleasehvac.com/
Reply #18 posted 01/06/07 9:52am

es2v

when 2 r in love has always been the song to make me blush
international lover makes me laugh - the whole tray up... in ... the ... locked...position
Cool, but I'm leavin' my pants on.
Reply #19 posted 01/06/07 2:10pm

cutn

do we agree that Prince did it better than Morris would have?
Reply #20 posted 01/06/07 2:51pm

eyewishuheaven

OH man... years ago I made an all-Prince sex mix tape, 90 minutes, with International Lover at the very end. Then my girl (at the time) and I put it on, and made a deal that neither of us was allowed to (cloud9) until he did, at the end of this song.

I recommend everyone do this immediately. wink
PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
Reply #21 posted 01/06/07 4:04pm

madhouseman

The song was originally intended to be released by Morris and The Time. It was tracked in Studio 2 at Sunset Sound on Thursday, January 14 1982. Prince was very busy working on songs for The Time (in fact The Walk was also being dubbed that same day). Additional songs touched on that week include Colleen,
Gigolos Get Lonely Too, Bold Generation (unreleased song) and Wild and Loose.

Two days later, Morris and Prince were in the studio working on overdubs for International Lover, but according to my sources, Prince didn't seem completely satisfied with Morris' vocals and kept his own.

That may give you a little background about a great song that ALMOST ended up on someone else's album.
My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2017. (https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538105497/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) or go to https://www.facebook.com/...s/10915961
Reply #22 posted 01/06/07 4:36pm

violectrica

eyewishuheaven said:

OH man... years ago I made an all-Prince sex mix tape, 90 minutes, with International Lover at the very end. Then my girl (at the time) and I put it on, and made a deal that neither of us was allowed to (cloud9) until he did, at the end of this song.

I recommend everyone do this immediately. wink

shocked
I have never (and I don't think would ever) been able to do that, with any Prince song. I would feel to weird, like someone else was there. My husband is not as big a fan as I am as well..

Probably the only Prince fan in the world who has not had sex with music on. Music distracts me too much I guess. I wouldn't want my hubby to think I wasn't paying attention to him I guess...
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
Reply #23 posted 01/07/07 2:15am

doctamario

eyewishuheaven said:

OH man... years ago I made an all-Prince sex mix tape, 90 minutes, with International Lover at the very end. Then my girl (at the time) and I put it on, and made a deal that neither of us was allowed to (cloud9) until he did, at the end of this song.

I recommend everyone do this immediately. wink


Dude, u have to post ur playlist.
Don't hurt me, I'm a newb. I'm supposed to be stupid.
Reply #24 posted 01/07/07 6:27pm

sumtymes

doctamario said:

eyewishuheaven said:

OH man... years ago I made an all-Prince sex mix tape, 90 minutes, with International Lover at the very end. Then my girl (at the time) and I put it on, and made a deal that neither of us was allowed to (cloud9) until he did, at the end of this song.

I recommend everyone do this immediately. wink


Dude, u have to post ur playlist.




dude

i agree



do me baby would need 2 top

any prince slow jam list
Reply #25 posted 01/07/07 6:34pm

Illustrator

hotwithyou said:

what is scott?



Reply #26 posted 01/09/07 10:10pm

madhouseman

Illustrator said:

hotwithyou said:

what is scott?





do you know why bagpipe players are always walking around?

They are trying to get away from the noise.
My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2017. (https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538105497/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) or go to https://www.facebook.com/...s/10915961
Reply #27 posted 01/10/07 3:10am

Cheek

International Lover drool

It used to be my favourite song from 1999 (nowadays it's Something In The Water)!

I still love it! smile
Reply #28 posted 01/10/07 3:16am

sexyAuntyFuka

Well i just think the song is riddled with Aviation inconsistencies neutral
[Edited 1/10/07 3:16am]
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Reply #29 posted 01/10/07 4:37am

Genesia

Wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me you bought 19 other Prince CDs before getting 1999? What the hell is wrong with you?!
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #30 posted 01/10/07 5:13am

SANSKER7

The live versions from the 1999 tours were great!
"
First I need a picture of your mother, to verify the fact that there's not another one in the universe so supreme!!"
Reply #31 posted 01/10/07 6:42am

MSMARIE2121

love OMG THE 1999 tour was my first Prince concert, I was 16 and when he performed International Lover...it blew my mind..damn when that brass bed rose up from below the stage and he climbed on it ...well u know the rest..all I could say was..DAAAAAMN.. eek love Boy did I have some wild Prince fantasy dreams after that show...Yeah International Lover is one HELLASEXYASS SLOW JAM.
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Reply #32 posted 01/10/07 7:11am

AURA712

MSMARIE2121 said:

love OMG THE 1999 tour was my first Prince concert, I was 16 and when he performed International Lover...it blew my mind..damn when that brass bed rose up from below the stage and he climbed on it ...well u know the rest..all I could say was..DAAAAAMN.. eek love Boy did I have some wild Prince fantasy dreams after that show...Yeah International Lover is one HELLASEXYASS SLOW JAM.



You are so LUCKY to have seen him on that tour!!!! Me, I was 11 and at home pouting because mom thought I was too young to see someone as risque as P.... neutral

To this day, that song still gives me chills...
Reply #33 posted 01/13/07 2:43pm

doctamario

Genesia said:

Wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me you bought 19 other Prince CDs before getting 1999? What the hell is wrong with you?!


Haha, I'm an equal opportunity Prince collector. I didn't buy everything in the 80's first.
Don't hurt me, I'm a newb. I'm supposed to be stupid.
Reply #34 posted 01/15/07 9:26am

christopheric

Dear! I would like to a Prince Collector; as a newb of music entertainment; a artistic's determine by many great performance's into composition-songs, concert's; we could let many opportunities of involvement from purchasing and being at concerts, but having let many years of without, Now I have, ( I am with collecting many, many of the Artistic' idems ); International Lover; would be the next, adding upon the few, such as: Purple Rain album signtured in gold ink, and framed!!! I am pleased with my area of beginning ( SMILING FACE )...
Christopher C. ( RavenChris8x )
Reply #35 posted 01/15/07 11:06am

Rinluv

One of my top favs on the 1999 album.
Some people think I'm kinda cute
But that don't compute when it comes 2 Y-O-U.
Reply #36 posted 01/15/07 11:20am

Genesia

doctamario said:

Genesia said:

Wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me you bought 19 other Prince CDs before getting 1999? What the hell is wrong with you?!


Haha, I'm an equal opportunity Prince collector. I didn't buy everything in the 80's first.


Honey, 1999 is not simply part of "everything in the 80s." It is his break-out album -- one of the best he's ever done.

I'm going to try and think of a penance for you. You need to atone for this very grave sin. lol
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.

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