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Reply #60 posted 07/15/07 4:24pm

paper

sassybritches said:

the only tracks i like are chelsea rodgers and lion of judah. i could avoid skipping planet earth if i felt generous but i think the only two tracks making it to my iPod are the first two mentioned above.

this is the first prince record i won't be buying. i will buy the two songs above from itunes, though, to at least pay for the songs i do like.


Me too I only like 3 tracks 'Guitar' 'Chelsea Rodgers'
and some other track which i don't know the name of
because the crapy cover dosent have the track listings.

Iam glad i got it for £1.40, i would not pay a penny more.
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Reply #61 posted 07/15/07 4:43pm

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As an album designed for the masses it tops (i'll work back ignoring NEWS, TRC, Xpectation etc) 3121, Musicology, Rave, NPS etc. let's see, is it better than TGE or Come? possibly, where am i at '93? it's certainly better than the early npg albums, so now i'm up to Batman. Shit! this could be his best since since Lovesexy. Perhaps i've returned to the org and i'm crazy, but i have my reasons.

this album makes me happy, I like it, really eclectic, lyrically silly on a couple of tracks but that is a minor point and something we all should be used to by now. The production for the most part is great, vast improvement.

Good work P. Keep it up! biggrin
Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #62 posted 07/15/07 4:45pm

sassybritches

Marrk said:

As an album designed for the masses it tops (i'll work back ignoring NEWS, TRC, Xpectation etc) 3121, Musicology, Rave, NPS etc. let's see, is it better than TGE or Come? possibly, where am i at '93? it's certainly better than the early npg albums, so now i'm up to Batman. Shit! this could be his best since since Lovesexy. Perhaps i've returned to the org and i'm crazy, but i have my reasons.

this album makes me happy, I like it, really eclectic, lyrically silly on a couple of tracks but that is a minor point and something we all should be used to by now. The production for the most part is great, vast improvement.

Good work P. Keep it up! biggrin

lol

you are mad! take a breath. relax. go get some air. wink
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Reply #63 posted 07/15/07 4:57pm

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I am sitting in the garden with PE in my headphones .Its almost 2 am ..And i get a flashback 2 the 80`s.I enjoy this record very much .ITS PRINCE !!!!!.Musicoligy some songs are ok .3121 helped me 2 get over a break up especialy the song LOVE :_).But PE is JOY 4 me.Its a album with great melodies .I have a copy and get some with the concerts .But will buy one 2 .Can not wait 2 hear some tunes live from this album.I know this is personal that i am like this album so much .So don`t gibe me a hard time smile
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Reply #64 posted 07/15/07 5:10pm

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Having listened through the songs a few times now and rated them individually on the song threads, I came up with...

Planet Earth - 7
Guitar - 8
SHOE - 7.5
The One U wanna C - 8
FBM - 9
Mr. Goodnight - 6
All The Midnights - 7
Chelsea Rodgers - 9
Lion of Judah - 8
Revelation - 8.5

I guess that's a 7.8/10 which I consider to be very good. I enjoyed it much more than 3121 or Musicology and overall the word I kept coming back to when reviewing individual songs was ENJOY. biggrin
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Reply #65 posted 07/15/07 5:15pm

Cinnie

sassybritches said:

Marrk said:

As an album designed for the masses it tops (i'll work back ignoring NEWS, TRC, Xpectation etc) 3121, Musicology, Rave, NPS etc. let's see, is it better than TGE or Come? possibly, where am i at '93? it's certainly better than the early npg albums, so now i'm up to Batman. Shit! this could be his best since since Lovesexy. Perhaps i've returned to the org and i'm crazy, but i have my reasons.

this album makes me happy, I like it, really eclectic, lyrically silly on a couple of tracks but that is a minor point and something we all should be used to by now. The production for the most part is great, vast improvement.

Good work P. Keep it up! biggrin

lol

you are mad! take a breath. relax. go get some air. wink


It really is that good J***n.
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Reply #66 posted 07/15/07 5:33pm

sassybritches

Cinnie said:

sassybritches said:


lol

you are mad! take a breath. relax. go get some air. wink


It really is that good J***n.

lol

i'ma let you hold on to that derangement if it keeps you happy. wink
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Reply #67 posted 07/15/07 6:50pm

BobGeorge909

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any1 have a scan of the disc?....r there credits?....
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Reply #68 posted 07/15/07 6:52pm

jpav

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onenitealone1970 said:

I am sitting in the garden with PE in my headphones .Its almost 2 am ..And i get a flashback 2 the 80`s.I enjoy this record very much .ITS PRINCE !!!!!.Musicoligy some songs are ok .3121 helped me 2 get over a break up especialy the song LOVE :_).But PE is JOY 4 me.Its a album with great melodies .I have a copy and get some with the concerts .But will buy one 2 .Can not wait 2 hear some tunes live from this album.I know this is personal that i am like this album so much .So don`t gibe me a hard time smile



Totally agree. This album has am amazing mix of all the stuff I love about Prince, and more importantly it has the "feel" of classic Prince. Sounds like some of this stuff could have been laid down during the Parade or SOTT sessions. The songs show a creativity and energy that is undeniable.

I am loving it!
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Reply #69 posted 07/15/07 7:06pm

Marrk

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jpav said:

onenitealone1970 said:

I am sitting in the garden with PE in my headphones .Its almost 2 am ..And i get a flashback 2 the 80`s.I enjoy this record very much .ITS PRINCE !!!!!.Musicoligy some songs are ok .3121 helped me 2 get over a break up especialy the song LOVE :_).But PE is JOY 4 me.Its a album with great melodies .I have a copy and get some with the concerts .But will buy one 2 .Can not wait 2 hear some tunes live from this album.I know this is personal that i am like this album so much .So don`t gibe me a hard time smile



Totally agree. This album has am amazing mix of all the stuff I love about Prince, and more importantly it has the "feel" of classic Prince. Sounds like some of this stuff could have been laid down during the Parade or SOTT sessions. The songs show a creativity and energy that is undeniable.

I am loving it!


woot! i'm also right behind this album for those very reasons you stated, really liking it. Alright it was free with the paper but i'd be happy to pay full price for it. no worries.
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Reply #70 posted 07/15/07 7:11pm

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if down by the river side is included as a bonus track I'll b ecstatic!
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Reply #71 posted 07/15/07 7:17pm

jpav

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Let's have a "knee-jerk" rating of the songs on PE from best to worst...

1. The One U Wanna C
2. Chelsea Rodgers
3. Lion of Judah
4. Future Baby Mama
5. Planet Earth
6. Resolution
7. Guitar
8. Mr Goodnight
9. All the midnites in the world
10. Somewhere Here on Earth
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Reply #72 posted 07/15/07 7:26pm

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Best to worst...

1. Lion of Judah \m/
2. Planet Earth
3. The One U Wanna C
4. Future Baby Mama
5. Somewhere Here on Earth
6. Guitar
7. Mr Goodnight
8. All the midnites in the world
9. Resolution
10. Chelsea Rodgers

Sorry folks, but Chelsea Rogers is just lame.
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Reply #73 posted 07/15/07 8:35pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

any1 have a scan of the disc?....r there credits?....




DITTO!
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Reply #74 posted 07/15/07 9:03pm

2020

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http://entertainment.time...064365.ece

His contemporaries from the Class of 1958 no longer lead the way. Michael Jackson is now widely derided. Head girl Madonna becomes less interesting with every public pronouncement.

So the decision of Prince, still one of the planet’s biggest live draws, to sacrifice his miraculously preserved credibility by giving away this new album with a Sunday tabloid looks mystifying (in every other territory it will be distributed conventionally).

Although The Artist Now Known As Prince Again has long used the internet to distribute surplus material to loyal fanatics, this ten-track set, recorded earlier this year, is not mere filler. Fondly remembered former collaborators Wendy and Lisa even appear on the incongruous though wildly catchy funky-country of The One U Wanna C and the melancholic Lion of Judah, despite its title closer to Fleetwood Mac than anything spiritual.

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Now clearly reconciled to a career in stadia, Prince smears bombastic lead guitar over several tracks, notably the crass eco-ballad of the title track (which unexpectedly resembles Barry Manilow’s Could It Be Magic at one point). Single Guitar borrows from U2’s early fumblings, yet possesses a bouncy charm while the short, sweet All the Midnights In The World is as elegant as Stevie Wonder.

Less effective is the run of the mill R & B of the interminable Future Baby Mama, surely testament that talking women of child-bearing age into bed takes Prince much longer these days. The blatant funk of Chelsea Rodgers certainly moves, though to nowhere in particular, while the supposedly seductive Somewhere Here On Earth returns us to the era that produced the water bed.

This probably won’t persuade anyone to change their newspaper buying habits permanently (only a new set from Sly Stone would ensure that). But nonetheless Planet Earth is too good to be so lightly sold. And, ironically, many copies of Planet Earth will end up right there - in landfill.
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #75 posted 07/15/07 9:40pm

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Best to worst

1. Somewhere Here On Earth
2. Planet Earth
3. The One U Wanna C
4. Lion of Judah
5. Resolution
6. Future Baby Mama
7. All The Midnights In The World
8. Mr. Goodnight
9. Guitar
10. Chelsea Rodgers
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Reply #76 posted 07/15/07 9:41pm

Cinnie

forkupine said:

Best to worst

1. Somewhere Here On Earth
2. Planet Earth
3. The One U Wanna C
4. Lion of Judah
5. Resolution
6. Future Baby Mama
7. All The Midnights In The World
8. Mr. Goodnight
9. Guitar
10. Chelsea Rodgers


weird
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Reply #77 posted 07/15/07 9:50pm

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June7 said:[quote]


After being turned down for the roll as Galatus in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, Prince uses the cover of his latest album 'Planet Earth' to show producers the big big mistake they made! Earthlings beware!
Don't u want to come , 3121. It's gonna be so much fun, 3121. That's where the party be, 3121. Y'all can come if u want to, but u can never leave!
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Reply #78 posted 07/16/07 12:31am

Snap

1. Future Baby Mama
2. Somewhere Here on Earth
3. Resolution
4. Chelsea Rodgers
5. The One U Wanna C

i could really care less about the rest, sorry
and i'm starting to think prince needs to find himself a decent lyricist disbelief
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Reply #79 posted 07/16/07 1:37am

Cheek

Still don't understand the corset. confuse
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Reply #80 posted 07/16/07 2:27am

HollywoodSt

I enjoyed listening to it yesterday. Chelsea Rodgers is fantastic and there's nothing on the album that made my ears bleed. An enjoyable listen which I'm sure will be a grower when I hear it more.
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Reply #81 posted 07/16/07 2:50am

jaypotton

Well seeing as everyone else is reviewing etc I will put in my very short twocents worth...

Planet Earth = 9/10 (epic sounding track that really works for me)
Guitar = 8/10 (yep I really like it, just needs a longer guitar solo at the end)
Somewhere Here On Earth = 8/10 (lovely old school ballad)
The One U Wanna C = 9/10 (just great to hear W&L and that Dream Factory era sound)
Future Baby Mama = 7/10 (another great soul ballad)
Mr. Goodnight = 7/10 (normally cringe at Prince rapping, but this works)
All The Midnights In The World = 0/10 (absolutely awful, the worst song he has ever released alongside Graffiti Bridge)
Chelsea Rodgers = 9/10 (different groove for Prince, luv it)
Lion of Judah = 3/10 (urrrgggh Christian Rock)
Resolution = 3/10 (Christian Rock again!)

Overall = 63/100 = 6.3/10

Have now listend to the album about 8 times so...The album starts really well and by track 6 I was convinced Prince had recorded his best album since TGE and then ATMITW happened! OMG that is quite simply the worst song Prince has ever officially released. It's dreadful! Had it been the only weak track I *might* have forgiven it but then after the wonderful return to form of Chelsea Rogers (restoring my belief in the album) we get two Christian Rock album closers. They're not BAD but they sure ain't that good either!

On my iTunes I have reordered the album and for me this works better in preventing the album for petering out towards the end...


1. Guitar
2. Somewhere Here On Earth
3. The One U Wanna C
4. Future Baby Mama
5. Lion of Judah
6. Mr. Goodnight
7. Chelsea Rodgers
8. Resolution
9. Planet Earth

and then

uzi All The Midnights In The World machinegun
'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #82 posted 07/16/07 3:12am

jaypotton

Marrk said:

As an album designed for the masses it tops (i'll work back ignoring NEWS, TRC, Xpectation etc) 3121, Musicology, Rave, NPS etc. let's see, is it better than TGE or Come? possibly, where am i at '93? it's certainly better than the early npg albums, so now i'm up to Batman. Shit! this could be his best since since Lovesexy. Perhaps i've returned to the org and i'm crazy, but i have my reasons.

this album makes me happy, I like it, really eclectic, lyrically silly on a couple of tracks but that is a minor point and something we all should be used to by now. The production for the most part is great, vast improvement.

Good work P. Keep it up! biggrin


There is absolutely no way that PE is better than TGE, not in this universe!
'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #83 posted 07/16/07 3:50am

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jaypotton said:

uzi All The Midnights In The World machinegun


don't be rediculous lol
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #84 posted 07/16/07 4:07am

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the cd version sounds so much better than the leaked version! the one you wanna see is even better.
"Don't you think one of the charms of marriage is that it makes deception a necessity for both parties?"
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Reply #85 posted 07/16/07 4:29am

JOYJOY

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3NineteeN04 said:[quote]

June7 said:



After being turned down for the roll as Galatus in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, Prince uses the cover of his latest album 'Planet Earth' to show producers the big big mistake they made! Earthlings beware!




fallofffallofffallofffallofffalloff
One minute they want peace……

Then do everything to make it go away. rolleyes
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Reply #86 posted 07/16/07 4:52am

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jaypotton said:

Marrk said:

As an album designed for the masses it tops (i'll work back ignoring NEWS, TRC, Xpectation etc) 3121, Musicology, Rave, NPS etc. let's see, is it better than TGE or Come? possibly, where am i at '93? it's certainly better than the early npg albums, so now i'm up to Batman. Shit! this could be his best since since Lovesexy. Perhaps i've returned to the org and i'm crazy, but i have my reasons.

this album makes me happy, I like it, really eclectic, lyrically silly on a couple of tracks but that is a minor point and something we all should be used to by now. The production for the most part is great, vast improvement.

Good work P. Keep it up! biggrin


There is absolutely no way that PE is better than TGE, not in this universe!


I don't know, the second half of TGE is stellar, but the first half is too bloated, with poor songs like P Control and a poor version of Endorphinmachine, and the lousy song We March. The versions of TMBGITW on that album is not even the best version, the single version is...

However, the Come and Gold material is more interesting to me, but Planet Earth is a nearly perfect, 10 track album. I like Planet Earth's simplistic approach, he covers many styles of music with just 10 tracks. I'll sum it up by saying TGE material is better for a live show, but Planet Earth is a better isolated/artist album.
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Reply #87 posted 07/16/07 4:59am

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1. Planet Earth
2. The One U Wanna C
3. Guitar
4. Future Baby Mama
5. Mr. Goodnight
6. Chelsea Rodgers
7. All The Midnights In The World
8. Lion of Judah
9. Somewhere Here On Earth
10. Resolution
RIP sad
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Reply #88 posted 07/16/07 5:07am

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Now that I've heard the final release (which does have so much nice detail that you couldn't hear in the crappy leak), here's my best to worst:

1. Somehwere Here on Earth 10
I love it when he does sad-but-optimistic. No one does it better.
2. Planet Earth 9
Sounds even better now that I can hear the harmonies in the final release. Cheesy lyrics drag it down a notch.
3. The 1 U Wanna See 9
The best chance he's had at a proper hit in ages.
4. Guitar 8
It's got a scrappy little energy that I love.
5. Future Baby Mama 8
I usually don't like him in this modern R&B mode, but this one works well. I love the way he changes up the rhythm of his singing in the verses.
6. Chelsea Rogers 8
Docked a few points because he's not singing on it. Would've been a stone-cold classic.
7. Lion of Judah 7
I liked this more at first, but now I agree with the orgers who said there's something a little off about it. It just kind of sits there in spots where you want it to stand up and kick your ass (especially considering the weirdly pissy lyrics)
8. All the Midnights 6
Moves a little too far into 70s musical territory for my tastes.
9. Resolution 6
A weak ending. The instrumentation is nice, but the preachy, obvious lyrics combined with a drippy melody just put it too far into the cheese camp.
10. Mr. Goodnight 6
I confess I like it a little better now that I've heard some of the detail in the final version, but it's still just too ordinary coming from Prince. The opening "Hey baby, hey baby" makes me cringe everytime....sounds like a rehearsal take.

Overall, a funny little album to be sure. It's got higher high points than any album since TGE, but it's also got lower low pointsthan Musicology or 3121. While the first half is the most exciting Prince album in 20 years, the second half shows off his uninspired side all too well. Still, I'm happy to have a classic EP on my ipod! wink
[Edited 7/16/07 7:25am]
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Reply #89 posted 07/16/07 5:08am

vivid

Pleasantly surprised! I gave up expecting too much years ago, so maybe that's why - like the fact that it is more guitar based than 3121 - it's also quite upbeat and has some genuine energy going on. All in all, a fun record.
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