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Thread started 06/11/09 9:10am

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Spin Magazine creates Purple Rain covers lp Album/Twilight Singers cover When Doves Cry

http://www.spin.com/artic...-doves-cry

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This is a unique cover as ever by Dulli cool

from Spin magazine:


For this summer's 25th anniversary of Prince's classic movie and album Purple Rain, SPIN is excited to announce the release of Purplish Rain, a tribute album made up of nine tracks commissioned by the editors of SPIN.

One very special note: Among the nine songs is a version of "When Doves Cry" performed by the Twilight Singers, featuring Apollonia, who costarred with Prince in the movie, and Greg Dulli -- check out SPIN.com's exclusive stream of the track below!

The entire album will be available as a free download for SPIN magazine readers and subscribers via SPIN.com starting June 23.

Purplish Rain was produced to accompany the July cover story, an oral history of Purple Rain, for which contributing writer Brian Raftery spoke to most of the key people involved in the creation of the movie and album.

While being interviewed for the cover story, Apollonia mentioned that she had performed Prince songs with Greg Dulli, the ex-Afghan Whigs frontman who's also recorded with Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins. She then contacted Dulli about covering a Prince track for SPIN's tribute.

"It was a fun challenge," says Dulli. "I can guarantee you that what we do sounds nothing like what you expect. The only thing you'll recognize is the lyrics."

Hear the song below, and check out the full tracklist for Purplish Rain:

1. "Let's Go Crazy" RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS
2. "Take Me With U" SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
3. "The Beautiful Ones" FOL CHEN
4. "Computer Blue" OF MONTREAL
5. "Darling Nikki" CHAIRLIFT
6. "When Doves Cry" THE TWILIGHT SINGERS
7. "I Would Die 4 U" MARIACHI EL BRONX
8. "Baby I'm a Star" CRAIG WEDREN
9. "Purple Rain" LAVENDER DIAMOND
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Reply #1 posted 06/11/09 9:15am

Trickology

Ha, look at the writer's last name. smile

http://www.billboard.com/...3658.story

From Billboard:

une 11, 2009 11:41 AM ET
David J. Prince, N.Y.
SPIN magazine is going crazy with its July issue, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" with a comprehensive oral history of the film and album and a free downloadable tribute that features nine bands doing song-for-song covers of the record's classic tracks.

Dubbed "Purplish Rain," the nine song tribute album boasts a real coup: Apollonia, the one-time Prince protege who starred in the film, contributes a cover of "When Doves Cry" that she recorded with Greg Dulli and his band, the Twilight Singers. Other cover versions on the album include Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings doing "Take Me With You," Of Montreal's take on "Computer Blue," a punk-mariachi version of "I Would Die 4 U" and Lavender Diamond's rendition of the title track.

The Apollonia/Dulli duet is currently streaming at SPIN.com, and the full downloadable album will be available when the magazine hits the streets on June 23. The album download is free, but a clue from the magazine article will be required for access.

"We approached a bunch of bands, and we got nine who were really into it," Doug Brod, SPIN's Editor-in-Chief told Billbaord.com. "All these bands did it for free - they paid for all of their recording time and they mastered all the tracks themselves." Unlike several other Prince cover records that have run afoul of The Artist's wishes, SPIN cleared all of the tracks and are covering the royalty expenses.

The 10-page oral history was compiled and written by Brian Raftery, who spoke to most of the key participants in the original project, including Wendy and Lisa, other members of the Revolution and the Time, Rob Cavallo (the film's producer and Prince's manager at the time), director Albert Magnoli, and the original screenplay writer William Blynn.

"We did a full court press to get Prince himself involved," said Brod. "He's a pretty tough guy to get a hold of, and he doesn't dwell much on nostalgia."
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Reply #2 posted 06/11/09 9:19am

Shorty

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Trickology said:

Ha, look at the writer's last name. smile

http://www.billboard.com/...3658.story

From Billboard:

une 11, 2009 11:41 AM ET
David J. Prince, N.Y.
SPIN magazine is going crazy with its July issue, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" with a comprehensive oral history of the film and album and a free downloadable tribute that features nine bands doing song-for-song covers of the record's classic tracks.

Dubbed "Purplish Rain," the nine song tribute album boasts a real coup: Apollonia, the one-time Prince protege who starred in the film, contributes a cover of "When Doves Cry" that she recorded with Greg Dulli and his band, the Twilight Singers. Other cover versions on the album include Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings doing "Take Me With You," Of Montreal's take on "Computer Blue," a punk-mariachi version of "I Would Die 4 U" and Lavender Diamond's rendition of the title track.

The Apollonia/Dulli duet is currently streaming at SPIN.com, and the full downloadable album will be available when the magazine hits the streets on June 23. The album download is free, but a clue from the magazine article will be required for access.

"We approached a bunch of bands, and we got nine who were really into it," Doug Brod, SPIN's Editor-in-Chief told Billbaord.com. "All these bands did it for free - they paid for all of their recording time and they mastered all the tracks themselves." Unlike several other Prince cover records that have run afoul of The Artist's wishes, SPIN cleared all of the tracks and are covering the royalty expenses.

The 10-page oral history was compiled and written by Brian Raftery, who spoke to most of the key participants in the original project, including Wendy and Lisa, other members of the Revolution and the Time, Rob Cavallo (the film's producer and Prince's manager at the time), director Albert Magnoli, and the original screenplay writer William Blynn.

"We did a full court press to get Prince himself involved," said Brod. "He's a pretty tough guy to get a hold of, and he doesn't dwell much on nostalgia."

wow...sounds pretty cool. ON one hand I understand prince's POV not getting involved BUT on the other hand I don't understand it and wish he would get involved in something like this.
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #3 posted 06/11/09 9:31am

TwiliteKid

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Awesome! I'm nearly as big a Greg Dulli fan as I am of Prince. My username is taken from a song on the Twilight Singers' first album.
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Reply #4 posted 06/11/09 9:55am

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TwiliteKid said:

Awesome! I'm nearly as big a Greg Dulli fan as I am of Prince. My username is taken from a song on the Twilight Singers' first album.



Did you go to the link cool It's cool Spin has figured out the royalty situation. I don't know how the Prince loyalist crowd can hate on this.
It seems to me they got a mixture of alot of acts who decided to show their love to Purple Rain. Isnt it funny that Sign O The Times is never really covered cept maybe The Cross and a few others. It seems to me that Sign o The Times is overlooked because people think the best publicity is to cover Purple Rain tracks. Which I think could be a mistake if Purple Rain keeps being the focus. I think it would be cool to see different cover albums of Prince. Maybe Mojo magazine could recreate Sign o the Times.

Magazines could make it anniversary type thing. Who wouldnt love that? Especially if it's credible magazines.

Sign O The Times
LoveSexy
DirtyMind
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P.S. Not a fan of Spin Magazine but props to them for doing something original.
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Reply #5 posted 06/11/09 10:12am

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The Whigs/Dulli are big Prince freaks (in the good way lol). They have done many many live Prince cvovers (Housequake, Doves, etc.). If you can find it, check out there ep Live Howlin Wolf for how they mix in Housequake with Jump Around and their own song. Dullli is a soul man at heart and is one of the musicians who does Prince music justice (cover version wise).
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Reply #6 posted 06/11/09 10:59am

Anxiety

SHARON JONES DOING TAKE ME WITH U?!?!?! OMFG!!!! excited
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Reply #7 posted 06/11/09 11:06am

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Anxiety said:

SHARON JONES DOING TAKE ME WITH U?!?!?! OMFG!!!! excited


excited

AND AND... Of Montreal covering Computer Blue?!?!
omfg
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Reply #8 posted 06/11/09 11:26am

Anxiety

contrapposto said:

Anxiety said:

SHARON JONES DOING TAKE ME WITH U?!?!?! OMFG!!!! excited


excited

AND AND... Of Montreal covering Computer Blue?!?!
omfg




I WANT IT NOW!!!
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Reply #9 posted 06/11/09 11:45am

polkadotbliss

cool-i want this.....fave cover has to be Controversy by Hefner-folk usually can't cover Prince
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Reply #10 posted 06/11/09 11:52am

conciousone

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Im a huge Of Montreal fan. Kevin Barnes should do "Computer Blue" SOME justice smile
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Reply #11 posted 06/11/09 12:45pm

Giovanni777

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contrapposto said:

Anxiety said:

SHARON JONES DOING TAKE ME WITH U?!?!?! OMFG!!!! excited


excited

AND AND... Of Montreal covering Computer Blue?!?!
omfg


WOW 2 both! On the indie stations, they always refer 2 David Bowie when discussing Of Montreal, but they never mention Prince.
"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #12 posted 06/11/09 1:16pm

Trickology

contrapposto said:

Anxiety said:

SHARON JONES DOING TAKE ME WITH U?!?!?! OMFG!!!! excited


excited

AND AND... Of Montreal covering Computer Blue?!?!
omfg


I keep hearing to check out Of Montreal. Someday I will flip through the discography cool
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Reply #13 posted 06/11/09 1:18pm

Freekclaassen

I'm a big of Montreal fan as well and this is great news! they have covered 4 Purple Rain songs live, of which the latest is Computer Blue. Based on that live recording we're in for a treat, of Montreal makes the music I would have liked Prince to make.
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Reply #14 posted 06/11/09 2:00pm

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Of Montreal is definitely a band worth checking out. There is a lot of Prince influence on their new album, Skeletal Lamping, which has become one of my favorite albums ever. Also interesting, I saw them live in Boston in April, and their opener, Sugar and Gold, put on a fantastic show. The best part was the strong Prince influence in their sound, stage moves, and appearance. As soon as the frontman got into things full-swing, I thought it was as close as I would ever get to seeing classic Prince live. The similarities were fun and surprising. Check them out live if you get the chance.
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Reply #15 posted 06/11/09 2:30pm

Cinnie

Anxiety said:

contrapposto said:



excited

AND AND... Of Montreal covering Computer Blue?!?!
omfg




I WANT IT NOW!!!

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Reply #16 posted 06/11/09 2:55pm

Meloh9

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Apollonia did vocals for twilight singers before so I'm not surprised, however I will be surprised if Prince doesn't have this pulled.
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Reply #17 posted 06/11/09 3:24pm

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This might be worth picking up that mag. Cool.


[Edited 6/11/09 15:27pm]
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Reply #18 posted 06/11/09 3:29pm

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Nice Apples.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #19 posted 06/11/09 4:37pm

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I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I've never heard of any of the artists/bands who are doing the covers. boxed Still, I would love to hear this, as Purple Rain is my favorite Prince album. However, I'm not gonna subscribe to the mag just to get the music...so I hope it'll be available through other means...lurking
‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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Reply #20 posted 06/11/09 4:38pm

Anxiety

bluefish said:

I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I've never heard of any of the artists/bands who are doing the covers. boxed Still, I would love to hear this, as Purple Rain is my favorite Prince album. However, I'm not gonna subscribe to the mag just to get the music...so I hope it'll be available through other means...lurking


you've heard chairlift's song, you just don't know the name of the band. it's on tons of commercials, tv shows, etc. it's one of those inescapable perky alterna-pop songs that's everywhere all the time.
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Reply #21 posted 06/11/09 4:41pm

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Anxiety said:

bluefish said:

I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I've never heard of any of the artists/bands who are doing the covers. boxed Still, I would love to hear this, as Purple Rain is my favorite Prince album. However, I'm not gonna subscribe to the mag just to get the music...so I hope it'll be available through other means...lurking


you've heard chairlift's song, you just don't know the name of the band. it's on tons of commercials, tv shows, etc. it's one of those inescapable perky alterna-pop songs that's everywhere all the time.


What's the name of the track, and which commercial is it featured in?
‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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Reply #22 posted 06/11/09 4:43pm

Anxiety

bluefish said:

Anxiety said:



you've heard chairlift's song, you just don't know the name of the band. it's on tons of commercials, tv shows, etc. it's one of those inescapable perky alterna-pop songs that's everywhere all the time.


What's the name of the track, and which commercial is it featured in?




i'm pretty sure it's AT LEAST on an iTunes commercial, but i swear i've heard it used several other times as background music.
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Reply #23 posted 06/11/09 5:02pm

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i'm pretty sure it's AT LEAST on an iTunes commercial, but i swear i've heard it used several other times as background music.


Oh, yeah, I think I have heard that on an iTunes ad before...the song doesn't do much of anything for me, to be honest. Pretty bland, IMO. Let's hope the band's take on "Darling Nikki" is a lot more engaging!

I'm off to YouTube to check out the other contributors!
‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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Reply #24 posted 06/11/09 5:07pm

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This might be worth picking up that mag. Cool.


[Edited 6/11/09 15:27pm]

pretty cool
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Reply #25 posted 06/11/09 5:26pm

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Anxiety said:

SHARON JONES DOING TAKE ME WITH U?!?!?! OMFG!!!! excited




that's what i was thinking!!! biggrin
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #26 posted 06/11/09 6:18pm

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i haven't bought a Spin mag since i was in high school... but i guess i'll have to pick this one up... should be pretty good (or at least interesting) considering the bands.
Change it one more time..
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Reply #27 posted 06/11/09 6:32pm

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So is so so rather mundane. I'm not to sure if they would be able to do songs such Housequake or Little Red Corvrete
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Reply #28 posted 06/11/09 6:40pm

darkfunky2002

IT WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY! Remember that Scandinavian tribute set. It was awsome.
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Reply #29 posted 06/11/09 6:49pm

Anxiety

darkfunky2002 said:

IT WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY! Remember that Scandinavian tribute set. It was awsome.


that saw the light of day. i own a copy.

and the SPIN tribute will see the light of day. i doubt the company that publishes the magazine is trembling at the thought of prince's legal team. there ARE entities in the world scarier and more litigious than prince, believe it or not. lol
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