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Thread started 04/03/12 3:51am

BoySimon

Temptation - great song

Oh, my goodness!

Just had ATWIAD on some rotation. God, that's a good album. Tambourine, Raspberry Beret, Pop Life, America, Condition of the Heart....Even the throwaway stuff is good too... but, oh and indeed lawd.... Temptation.

What. A. Chune!

Such indulgent spendour. So many hints at Parade. So much up-own-arseery that makes it a near perfect piece of pop.

I liked this song when I first heard it, back in 88.... I was a Lovesexy starter... had dabbled with Purple Rain and Parade, but had only really bit with SOTT and then Lovesexy had me hook line and .... anyhoo. Temptation: great song. Prince at his most.... egoperfect.

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Reply #1 posted 04/03/12 5:12am

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Yes... I completely agree w you.

the whole album,

and, of course those 12 inch extended vinyls and B-sides:

Raspberry Beret

Paisley Park

the long UK version of Pop Life

America 21+ min

She's Always In My Hair

Hello

Girl

worship

very much underrated, "Around The World In A Day".. what a treassure..

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #2 posted 04/03/12 5:23am

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Best part of the song is when he screams the chorus at about 4:21. For years I thought it was just unintelligible gibberish, it was only in the last couple of years that I realised he was screaming the chorus.

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Reply #3 posted 04/03/12 9:28am

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I've only recently started to appreciate 'Temptation'..For me the only other songs from ATWIAD that I regularly listen to are:

Paisley Park

Raspberry Beret

Pop Life

The Ladder

[Edited 4/3/12 9:29am]

Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spiritually That will last
I've seen the future and it will be..
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Reply #4 posted 04/03/12 11:32am

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Temptation does indeed rock, and has some amazing vocal dynamics as well. Very much under appreciated. I believe that the overly long extented section with him talking to God pretty makes a lot of people tune this song out and ignore it. I know he won't but it would be a great song in concert too. Super funk/rock at it's best.

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Reply #5 posted 04/03/12 11:44am

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PurpleColossus said:

I've only recently started to appreciate 'Temptation'..For me the only other songs from ATWIAD that I regularly listen to are:

Paisley Park

Raspberry Beret

Pop Life

The Ladder

[Edited 4/3/12 9:29am]

"Condition of the Heart" is an amazing song, you may want to give it a few more spins.

"Tambourine" is quite funky and less than three minutes long, surely you can spare three minutes?

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Reply #6 posted 04/03/12 11:47am

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The whole album is excellent. I loved it from the first listen - mostly because it was a 180 from Purple Rain.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #7 posted 04/03/12 12:02pm

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Genesia said:

The whole album is excellent. I loved it from the first listen - mostly because it was a 180 from Purple Rain.

I too really like the album but I was always dubious about the idea that it was a total breakaway from Purple Rain -- not picking on you Genesia BTW, a lot of people will agree with you I'm sure smile . Definitely the imagery and look was a big change but I always felt that musically many of the songs on ATWIAD resemble tracks from Purple Rain:

Pop Life & Raspberry Beret => Take me With You

The Ladder => Purple Rain

America => Baby I'm A Star

Even the title track and Paisley Park followed in the bass-less, Linn driven funk of When Doves Cry, while Temptation was included in the Purple Rain live shows.

Again I really like this album, one of my favorites for sure, but Parade was the album in this era where he jettisoned in a whole direction in my opinion

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Reply #8 posted 04/03/12 12:24pm

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alphachannel said:

Genesia said:

The whole album is excellent. I loved it from the first listen - mostly because it was a 180 from Purple Rain.

I too really like the album but I was always dubious about the idea that it was a total breakaway from Purple Rain -- not picking on you Genesia BTW, a lot of people will agree with you I'm sure smile . Definitely the imagery and look was a big change but I always felt that musically many of the songs on ATWIAD resemble tracks from Purple Rain:

Pop Life & Raspberry Beret => Take me With You

The Ladder => Purple Rain

America => Baby I'm A Star

Even the title track and Paisley Park followed in the bass-less, Linn driven funk of When Doves Cry, while Temptation was included in the Purple Rain live shows.

Again I really like this album, one of my favorites for sure, but Parade was the album in this era where he jettisoned in a whole direction in my opinion

I'm not 100% certain of the timeline but weren't at least some of the tracks from Around the World in a Day recorded around the same time as some of Purple Rain? I believe that Around the World in a Day was completed while he was touring Purple Rain so I can see there being some overlap between the eras.

Still, there are quite a few differences between the two albums. Nearly every song on Purple Rain sounds like a hit single, you were never going to hear "Around the World in a Day," "Condition of the Heart," "The Ladder" or "Temptation" on commercial radio.

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Reply #9 posted 04/03/12 12:34pm

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rialb said:

alphachannel said:

I too really like the album but I was always dubious about the idea that it was a total breakaway from Purple Rain -- not picking on you Genesia BTW, a lot of people will agree with you I'm sure smile . Definitely the imagery and look was a big change but I always felt that musically many of the songs on ATWIAD resemble tracks from Purple Rain:

Pop Life & Raspberry Beret => Take me With You

The Ladder => Purple Rain

America => Baby I'm A Star

Even the title track and Paisley Park followed in the bass-less, Linn driven funk of When Doves Cry, while Temptation was included in the Purple Rain live shows.

Again I really like this album, one of my favorites for sure, but Parade was the album in this era where he jettisoned in a whole direction in my opinion

I'm not 100% certain of the timeline but weren't at least some of the tracks from Around the World in a Day recorded around the same time as some of Purple Rain? I believe that Around the World in a Day was completed while he was touring Purple Rain so I can see there being some overlap between the eras.

Still, there are quite a few differences between the two albums. Nearly every song on Purple Rain sounds like a hit single, you were never going to hear "Around the World in a Day," "Condition of the Heart," "The Ladder" or "Temptation" on commercial radio.

I ain't mad atcha, alphachannel. wink

My understanding is that Around The World In A Day was in the can before Purple Rain was released. (I'm about 97% sure that's what I read in Per Nilsen's book - but I don't have it at work, so I can't look it up at the moment.)

rialb sort of makes my point, though - which is that you were never going to hear much of ATWIAD (forgive the acronym) on the radio. Yes, it has light, poppy songs - and heavier songs - that sort of parallel offerings on Purple Rain. (Personally, I think he wrote Raspberry Beret immediately after they filmed the "barn scene." There's not a doubt in my mind that the lyrics reference it directly.) But from the opening strains, it would sound "weird" to the average Joe who picked up Purple Rain after seeing the movie. How many people were using an oud and darbuka in those days?

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #10 posted 04/03/12 12:47pm

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rialb said:

alphachannel said:

I too really like the album but I was always dubious about the idea that it was a total breakaway from Purple Rain -- not picking on you Genesia BTW, a lot of people will agree with you I'm sure smile . Definitely the imagery and look was a big change but I always felt that musically many of the songs on ATWIAD resemble tracks from Purple Rain:

Pop Life & Raspberry Beret => Take me With You

The Ladder => Purple Rain

America => Baby I'm A Star

Even the title track and Paisley Park followed in the bass-less, Linn driven funk of When Doves Cry, while Temptation was included in the Purple Rain live shows.

Again I really like this album, one of my favorites for sure, but Parade was the album in this era where he jettisoned in a whole direction in my opinion

I'm not 100% certain of the timeline but weren't at least some of the tracks from Around the World in a Day recorded around the same time as some of Purple Rain? I believe that Around the World in a Day was completed while he was touring Purple Rain so I can see there being some overlap between the eras.

Still, there are quite a few differences between the two albums. Nearly every song on Purple Rain sounds like a hit single, you were never going to hear "Around the World in a Day," "Condition of the Heart," "The Ladder" or "Temptation" on commercial radio.

True, the Purple Rain tour was barely over before this album-music was out

the ending of Temptation was previewed on the PR tour, America was previewed on the PR tour, the sounds we hear on Condition of the Heart were used during PR tour song intermissions... God the Dance Electric feels very similar to Cond of the Heart

1.) Around the World in a Day: The track was first written and recorded by David Coleman (Lisa Coleman's brother) in June, 1984, when given two days of studio time as a birthday gift from Prince. Basic tracks for Prince's version were recorded on 16 September, 1984

2.) Paisley Park: Initial tracking took place on 9 March, 1984

3.) Condition of the Heart: Initial tracking took place on 9 October, 1984

4a.) Rasberry Beret: The track was originally recorded in Prince's home studio, Kiowa Trail Home Studio, in Spring/Summer, 1982. Basic tracks for the album version were recorded in August, 1984

4b.) She's Always In My Hair: Initial tracking took place on 30 December, 1983

5.) Tamborine: While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place during Summer/Autumn, 1984

6a.) America: Initial tracking took place on 23 July, 1984

6b.) Girl: Initial tracking took place in Spring-Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years. Prince remixed the track slightly in 1985

7a.) Pop Life: Initial tracking took place on 19 February, 1984 The recording session lasted until around 6:15 am the following morning, 20 February, 1984. Band overdubs were added later the same day. Prince worked on the track further in mid-April 1984, On 28 September 1984, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman oversaw the string overdubs

7b.) Hello:Initial tracking took place on 24 May, 1985

8.) the Ladder: Basic tracks were recorded on 23 December, 1984 (the day before the monologue used in Temptation). Prince taught the song to the band during the soundcheck for the concert that night at the Saint Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN, USA, before the band recorded it the same day

9.) Temptation: Although specific recording dates are not known, the song was recorded during a one-day session in Spring, 1984 Additional work took place on 24 December, 1984 (the day after recording The Ladder),

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #11 posted 04/03/12 12:49pm

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Genesia said:

rialb said:

I'm not 100% certain of the timeline but weren't at least some of the tracks from Around the World in a Day recorded around the same time as some of Purple Rain? I believe that Around the World in a Day was completed while he was touring Purple Rain so I can see there being some overlap between the eras.

Still, there are quite a few differences between the two albums. Nearly every song on Purple Rain sounds like a hit single, you were never going to hear "Around the World in a Day," "Condition of the Heart," "The Ladder" or "Temptation" on commercial radio.

I ain't mad atcha, alphachannel. wink

My understanding is that Around The World In A Day was in the can before Purple Rain was released. (I'm about 97% sure that's what I read in Per Nilsen's book - but I don't have it at work, so I can't look it up at the moment.)

rialb sort of makes my point, though - which is that you were never going to hear much of ATWIAD (forgive the acronym) on the radio. Yes, it has light, poppy songs - and heavier songs - that sort of parallel offerings on Purple Rain. (Personally, I think he wrote Raspberry Beret immediately after they filmed the "barn scene." There's not a doubt in my mind that the lyrics reference it directly.) But from the opening strains, it would sound "weird" to the average Joe who picked up Purple Rain after seeing the movie. How many people were using an oud and darbuka in those days?

I totally agree with this

the Raspberry Beret video cartoon sections feature the motor bike ride into the country to the barn with the horse and the thunder and lighting and lovemaking, which is also referenced in the original PR movie script for that deleted scene

(60) EXT. GLADE AND BARN -- DAWN

as they ride down a leaf-strewn path and
pull to a stop near an old, weathered,
dilapidated BARN. It stands laarge and
silent like a painting. A low THUNDER
rolls across the land...

(61) INT. BARN -- DAWN

DAWN LIGHT burns through the wooden
slats.. STEAM rises from the wet hay
scattered throughout. The air is thick
and damp. It begins to RAIN.

Vanity stands in the middle of the barn,
gazing at the storm. Beads of
perspiration glisten on her forehead.
She turns slowly, watches as Prince
retrieves old blankets from a nearby
stall. Their eyes search one another
out, their breathing becomes short,
expectant. She hesitates a moment, then
pulls off her blouse, discards it to the
moist, dusty floor.


(62) INT. BARN -- DAY

ANOTHER ANGLE


RAIN patters srtongly against the barn.
A deep THUNDER rolls. She's on top of
him, moving deliciously, her body
glowing in the purple, dawn light.
Moist, purple water shadows streak and
course her skin as she moves slowly,
then deliberately against him. He
watches her avidly, his hands firmly on
her thighs, and thrusts into her again
and again...and again.





Built like she was, she had the nerve 2 ask me
If I planned 2 do her any harm
So looka here now, I put her on the back of my bike
Where we go? (Down by) ...Old Man Johnson's farm
So looka here now, overcast days never turned me on
But somethin’ ‘bout the clouds and her mixed
She-e-e-e wasn't 2 bright, but I could tell when she kissed me
She knew how 2 get her kicks

Rain sounds so cool when it hits the barn roof
And the horses wonder who U are
Thunder drowns out what the lightning sees
U feel like a movie star
They say the first time ain't the greatest
But I'll tell ya, if I had the chance 2 do it all again, oh


Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #12 posted 04/03/12 1:38pm

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rialb said:

PurpleColossus said:

I've only recently started to appreciate 'Temptation'..For me the only other songs from ATWIAD that I regularly listen to are:

Paisley Park

Raspberry Beret

Pop Life

The Ladder

[Edited 4/3/12 9:29am]

"Condition of the Heart" is an amazing song, you may want to give it a few more spins.

"Tambourine" is quite funky and less than three minutes long, surely you can spare three minutes?

A lot of people seem to like 'Condition of the Heart'..I always seem to give it another try because of that, heh..

'Tambourine' has alright instrumentals but I always just find myself skipping it.. lol It's defintely my least favorite song on the album.

Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spiritually That will last
I've seen the future and it will be..
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Reply #13 posted 04/03/12 1:49pm

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PurpleColossus said:

rialb said:

"Condition of the Heart" is an amazing song, you may want to give it a few more spins.

"Tambourine" is quite funky and less than three minutes long, surely you can spare three minutes?

A lot of people seem to like 'Condition of the Heart'..I always seem to give it another try because of that, heh..

'Tambourine' has alright instrumentals but I always just find myself skipping it.. lol It's defintely my least favorite song on the album.

Eh, if you don't feel something that's cool but dig the drumming on "Tambourine." It's nothing fantastic but it is nice and funky.

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Reply #14 posted 04/03/12 8:13pm

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One of my favorite. cool

Prince's Sarah
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Reply #15 posted 04/03/12 8:16pm

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rialb said:

Best part of the song is when he screams the chorus at about 4:21.

bow

Around The World In A Day wouldn't be complete without 'Temptation'!

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PurpleColossus said:

rialb said:

"Condition of the Heart" is an amazing song, you may want to give it a few more spins.

"Tambourine" is quite funky and less than three minutes long, surely you can spare three minutes?

A lot of people seem to like 'Condition of the Heart'..I always seem to give it another try because of that, heh..

'Tambourine' has alright instrumentals but I always just find myself skipping it.. lol It's defintely my least favorite song on the album.

I love Tamborine, it's the same kind of masturbatory wildness of Tick Tick Bang

the finger cymbals, everything popped

Now where I come from
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Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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"purplelectricity whenever our bodies touch"

"Temptation" is the source of the word PURPLELECTRICITY -- the word I used 8 years ago 2 name my all Prince tribute party, as I feel it sums up nicely what Prince music does 2 a dancefloor. The party celebrates its 8th Anniversary, 28th Edition on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 in Toronto. http://www.purplelectricity.com

"purplelectricity whenever our bodies touch"
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Reply #18 posted 04/04/12 7:04am

alphastreet

Looooooooove this song OMG! One of his best ever

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and Eddie M's sax just screams Purple Electricity

Eddie & Eric are the only 2 sax players that ever sounded like they played 'Prince music'

Understandable because they were a part of those defining years

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Genesia said:

rialb said:

I'm not 100% certain of the timeline but weren't at least some of the tracks from Around the World in a Day recorded around the same time as some of Purple Rain? I believe that Around the World in a Day was completed while he was touring Purple Rain so I can see there being some overlap between the eras.

Still, there are quite a few differences between the two albums. Nearly every song on Purple Rain sounds like a hit single, you were never going to hear "Around the World in a Day," "Condition of the Heart," "The Ladder" or "Temptation" on commercial radio.

I ain't mad atcha, alphachannel. wink

My understanding is that Around The World In A Day was in the can before Purple Rain was released. (I'm about 97% sure that's what I read in Per Nilsen's book - but I don't have it at work, so I can't look it up at the moment.)

rialb sort of makes my point, though - which is that you were never going to hear much of ATWIAD (forgive the acronym) on the radio. Yes, it has light, poppy songs - and heavier songs - that sort of parallel offerings on Purple Rain. (Personally, I think he wrote Raspberry Beret immediately after they filmed the "barn scene." There's not a doubt in my mind that the lyrics reference it directly.) But from the opening strains, it would sound "weird" to the average Joe who picked up Purple Rain after seeing the movie. How many people were using an oud and darbuka in those days?

I totally agree with you here Genesia & rialb -- not much Top 40 radio material by 1984's standards, and the beginning of the opening track is definitely light years away from PR (sort of like when we heard Let's Go Crazy on a radio release party in '84 -- quite a shift from 1999)

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BoySimon said:

Oh, my goodness!

Just had ATWIAD on some rotation. God, that's a good album. Tambourine, Raspberry Beret, Pop Life, America, Condition of the Heart....Even the throwaway stuff is good too... but, oh and indeed lawd.... Temptation.

What. A. Chune!

Such indulgent spendour. So many hints at Parade. So much up-own-arseery that makes it a near perfect piece of pop.

I liked this song when I first heard it, back in 88.... I was a Lovesexy starter... had dabbled with Purple Rain and Parade, but had only really bit with SOTT and then Lovesexy had me hook line and .... anyhoo. Temptation: great song. Prince at his most.... egoperfect.

The throwaway stuff? On ATWIAD? lol

Is there really throwaway stuff on that album? I think it is one of his best albums...perfect album, perfect b-sides, perfect artwork ( the original, alternate album artwork looked great, too, but the end result is, in my opinion, better).

I wish he would´ve put She´s Always In My Hair on that album though. Maybe instead of Tambourine, which could´ve been released as a b-side.

And that break in Pop Life is a bit annoying sometimes.

Where do you see hints at Parade? Is it the strings, the alternate feel of that album, or the imagery?

I never really saw this album as a drastic change from the Purple Rain material. I think including She´s Always In My Hair on this album would´ve made that album sound a bit more in the same vein as Purple Rain.

There was an article in Uptown years ago where they also said that ATWIAD is not really that different from Purple Rain, and I agree. It is a bit more experimental, sure, but soundwise, I think it´s not that much of a departure from PR.

Temptation is a great song though.

The ending is a bit weird when you listen to the song quite often.

laurarichardson doesn´t care about me sad

" 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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KoolEaze said:

BoySimon said:

Oh, my goodness!

Just had ATWIAD on some rotation. God, that's a good album. Tambourine, Raspberry Beret, Pop Life, America, Condition of the Heart....Even the throwaway stuff is good too... but, oh and indeed lawd.... Temptation.

What. A. Chune!

Such indulgent spendour. So many hints at Parade. So much up-own-arseery that makes it a near perfect piece of pop.

I liked this song when I first heard it, back in 88.... I was a Lovesexy starter... had dabbled with Purple Rain and Parade, but had only really bit with SOTT and then Lovesexy had me hook line and .... anyhoo. Temptation: great song. Prince at his most.... egoperfect.

The throwaway stuff? On ATWIAD? lol

Is there really throwaway stuff on that album? I think it is one of his best albums...perfect album, perfect b-sides, perfect artwork ( the original, alternate album artwork looked great, too, but the end result is, in my opinion, better).

I wish he would´ve put She´s Always In My Hair on that album though. Maybe instead of Tambourine, which could´ve been released as a b-side.

And that break in Pop Life is a bit annoying sometimes.

Where do you see hints at Parade? Is it the strings, the alternate feel of that album, or the imagery?

I never really saw this album as a drastic change from the Purple Rain material. I think including She´s Always In My Hair on this album would´ve made that album sound a bit more in the same vein as Purple Rain.

There was an article in Uptown years ago where they also said that ATWIAD is not really that different from Purple Rain, and I agree. It is a bit more experimental, sure, but soundwise, I think it´s not that much of a departure from PR.

Temptation is a great song though.

The ending is a bit weird when you listen to the song quite often.

lol nothing on that album is throwaway

ATWIAD was the 3rd in a string of best album B sides and long version. perfectly complimenting the album

Actually leave Tamborine, it's only 3min add She's Always in My Hair and give a totally different B side. This album made me greedy.

Yeah a lot of people double up his album from For U on. But ATWIAD stands alone yet is connected to Purple Rain, not Parade. Parade stands alone. But would have been connected to the Dream Factory.

The strings of ATWIAD came in during the Purple Rain era used on Purple Rain/Glamorous Life & Ice Cream Castles.

They used a lot of sound we hear at the beginning of Condition of the Heart throught the Purple Rain tour, and those twangy electric guitar sounds like on Paisley Park are throught Purple Rain.

It would have been cool(er) if he included that ending as a seperate (Bside like piece)

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Who screamed?
Was it U?

Temptation
I'm not talkin' about just ordinary temptation, people
I'm talking
about the kind of temptation that'll make U do things
Oh, oh, temptation
Oh, darling, I can almost taste the wetness between your
temptation, temptation
I'm not talking about any ol' kind of temptation, people,
I'm talkin'
about, I'm talkin' about
sexual temptation
A lover
I need a lover, a lover, I need a
right now
U, I want U
I want U in the worst way
I want U

Oh, silly man, that's not how it works
You have 2 want her 4 the right reasons"

I do!

"U don't, now die!"

No! No!

Let me go, let me go

I'm sorry
I'll be good
This time I promise,
Love is more important than sex
Now I understand
I have 2 go now
I don't know when I'll return

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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OldFriends4Sale said:

Who screamed?
Was it U?

Temptation
I'm not talkin' about just ordinary temptation, people
I'm talking
about the kind of temptation that'll make U do things
Oh, oh, temptation
Oh, darling, I can almost taste the wetness between your
temptation, temptation
I'm not talking about any ol' kind of temptation, people,
I'm talkin'
about, I'm talkin' about
sexual temptation
A lover
I need a lover, a lover, I need a
right now
U, I want U
I want U in the worst way
I want U

Oh, silly man, that's not how it works
You have 2 want her 4 the right reasons"

I do!

"U don't, now die!"

No! No!

Let me go, let me go

I'm sorry
I'll be good
This time I promise,
Love is more important than sex
Now I understand
I have 2 go now
I don't know when I'll return

Carrier Dome Syracuse 3.30.1985

Prince: Am I Qualified?

thunder

Prince: Uhhhhh What's Happening Brotha?

thunder

Prince: Man give me a break I'm just tryhing to have fun with these people

thunder

Prince: I know I said I'd be good but they dig it when I'm bad

THUNDER

Prince: Alright Alright

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #25 posted 04/06/12 8:15am

thedance

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nice pics.. again.

thanks... cool

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #26 posted 04/06/12 11:01am

kinskie

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alphastreet said:

Looooooooove this song OMG! One of his best ever

agreed headbang

"But I've awakened 2 the reality that sometimes is not enough"
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Reply #27 posted 04/16/12 8:02am

BoySimon

Hints at Parade because:

The orchestration

The layers of sound... something in 88 we'd become accustomed to, in 84/85, we weren't but we were about to get introduced to it a year later.

The humour... to 84 Prince has been quite caustic... in 85 began the rush to playful, no more so than on this song.

The theme of the song... it is/hints at themain thrust of Under The Cherry Moon.

The sax... something we'd never heard before, something we would hear an awful lot of...

The piano.. the instrument Christopher plays, the manner of the piano, the ... the ... the ... sensual characteristics of the instrument, the heart and soul of the Christopher Tracy character.

Those are some of the things I noticed that link this song to Parade.

There might be more. There might be less!

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Reply #28 posted 04/16/12 8:18am

Lianachan

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Those were the days when the first Prince song you heard in any year was totally unlike any you'd heard before, from Prince or from anybody else. It lasted another three or four years, which is quite remarkable.

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Reply #29 posted 04/16/12 9:28pm

emesem

Horrid. Pretty the much the worst song he's ever put to vinyl up until that point.

[Edited 4/16/12 21:28pm]

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