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Thread started 05/25/12 9:01am

ntpoet

Prince! What is your MAIN Problem!

lol Come on Prince! Why won't you do a reunion with the Revolution? You know Bobby almost died right!? Come on. Just do it. Do Let's Go Crazy, Purple Rain, Girls and Boys, and America and then say goodnite and go on home. They are not mad at you. They still love you. sad

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Reply #1 posted 05/25/12 9:02am

rdhull

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ntpoet said:

Why won't you do a reunion with the Revolution? You know Bobby almost died right!?

Oh my..damn

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Reply #2 posted 05/25/12 9:05am

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he has more important things to do. . . like watering & tending to his garden

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Reply #3 posted 05/25/12 10:10am

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Can't see it ever happening coz he'd have to concede that his 80's work was the pinnacle of his creativity and that he is now a nostlgia act. there's an irony there, right?!

I'd be happy with a P and Revolution studio album of new collaborations tied in with a mini tour

Can't help but think that what we'll see is another year or so of W2 hits touring (that'll make 2007-2013 with symbol stage and hits heavy setlists with pretty much the same band)

Prince said himself in his email interview that he enjoys playing with the current line up so my hopes for a change up look unlikely.

The Revolution should just tour as they are and not be put off by Prince's position on this

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Reply #4 posted 05/25/12 10:14am

jpnyc

80spfantwp said:

Can't see it ever happening coz he'd have to concede that his 80's work was the pinnacle of his creativity and that he is now a nostlgia act. there's an irony there, right?!

He conceded that with the set lists on the W2A tour.

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Reply #5 posted 05/25/12 10:16am

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come on prince REUNITE THE NPG BAND FROM 1994-1996 INSTEAD!

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 #6 posted 05/25/12 10:53am

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L4OATheOriginal said:

come on prince REUNITE THE NPG BAND FROM 1994-1996 INSTEAD!

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Reply #7 posted 05/25/12 11:01am

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Why can't the revolution manage on it's own?

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #8 posted 05/25/12 11:05am

Tremolina

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Why can't the revolution manage on it's own?

Because it was always Prince AND the Revolution.

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Reply #9 posted 05/25/12 11:12am

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L4OATheOriginal said:

come on prince REUNITE THE NPG BAND FROM 1994-1996 INSTEAD!

yeahthat Minus the dancer and I kind of like Mr. Blackwell, but I guess we could give him a break smile

I am sooooooooooooo over the Purple Rain era and definitely do not need a Prince and The Revolution tour (no Time/Family/V6/A6/ reunion either). I agree, that doing this type of tour would define/box him in as a nostalgia act and I don't think he could ever come back from that, and IMO he is so much more than PR (but like most artist, they will always be defined by the album that put them on the map, so I get why it would be hard to break away from it) but a Prince and Rev tour hmph!

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Reply #10 posted 05/25/12 12:04pm

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Tremolina said:

Bohemian67 said:

Why can't the revolution manage on it's own?

Because it was always Prince AND the Revolution.

Aha, ok, I see, thanks. .... cool

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Reply #11 posted 05/25/12 12:09pm

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PurpleRayven said:

L4OATheOriginal said:

come on prince REUNITE THE NPG BAND FROM 1994-1996 INSTEAD!

yeahthat Minus the dancer and I kind of like Mr. Blackwell, but I guess we could give him a break smile

I am sooooooooooooo over the Purple Rain era and definitely do not need a Prince and The Revolution tour (no Time/Family/V6/A6/ reunion either). I agree, that doing this type of tour would define/box him in as a nostalgia act and I don't think he could ever come back from that, and IMO he is so much more than PR (but like most artist, they will always be defined by the album that put them on the map, so I get why it would be hard to break away from it) but a Prince and Rev tour hmph!

Prince is already a nostalgia act. He had a residency in Vegas, ffs. His best selling albums these days are catalog albums. Almost the entirety of his setlists live are greatest hits.

Wake up and smell the violets.

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Reply #12 posted 05/25/12 12:25pm

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Absolutely right spin.....princes main problem is he has too much money....he doesnt need to do anything....but, why not do it for the bandmembers?

Why not release stuff for the fans sake?
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #13 posted 05/25/12 12:28pm

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jpnyc said:

80spfantwp said:

Can't see it ever happening coz he'd have to concede that his 80's work was the pinnacle of his creativity and that he is now a nostlgia act. there's an irony there, right?!

He conceded that with the set lists on the W2A tour.

Which is what I was alluding to with the bolded part lol

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Reply #14 posted 05/25/12 12:32pm

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Im looking for something new and inspired from him....this all reeks of a moneygrab to me....which i why i dont understand the refusal to tour with the revolution....what bigg*er moneygrab is there for him?
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #15 posted 05/25/12 12:32pm

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Spinlight said:

Prince is already a nostalgia act. He had a residency in Vegas, ffs. His best selling albums these days are catalog albums. Almost the entirety of his setlists live are greatest hits.Wake up and smell the violets.

Spin is right ( and it pains me to admit it) - I mean Prince being a nostalgia act, not that Spin's right lol

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Reply #16 posted 05/25/12 1:59pm

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Spinlight said:

PurpleRayven said:

yeahthat Minus the dancer and I kind of like Mr. Blackwell, but I guess we could give him a break smile

I am sooooooooooooo over the Purple Rain era and definitely do not need a Prince and The Revolution tour (no Time/Family/V6/A6/ reunion either). I agree, that doing this type of tour would define/box him in as a nostalgia act and I don't think he could ever come back from that, and IMO he is so much more than PR (but like most artist, they will always be defined by the album that put them on the map, so I get why it would be hard to break away from it) but a Prince and Rev tour hmph!

Prince is already a nostalgia act. He had a residency in Vegas, ffs. His best selling albums these days are catalog albums. Almost the entirety of his setlists live are greatest hits.

Wake up and smell the violets.

I guess I will have to be in the minority, cuz I don't view him as a nostalgia act, touring again as Prince and The Revolution would definitely solidify him as such. His 3121 Las Vegas Residency/Musicology tour/albums proved to me that he could be and was more than his 80's music, which is what brought me back into the Prince fold.

Could he announce a "Anything But the Greatest Hits" tour tomorrow and have it be a successful, imo Yes. To me touring with the Revolution would just reek of nostalgia/desperation/greed shrug, so I still say hmph!

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Reply #17 posted 05/25/12 2:06pm

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i mean really he's been doing "the revolution" songs 4 years and still does them. what difference will it make if the revolution is the band? will the songs sound different? no.

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 #18 posted 05/25/12 2:22pm

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PurpleRayven said:

I guess I will have to be in the minority, cuz I don't view him as a nostalgia act,

U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna, all 80's and prior to 80's acts are nostalgia acts. Journey, Van Halen, etc etc etc....

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Reply #19 posted 05/25/12 6:43pm

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rdhull said:

PurpleRayven said:

U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna, all 80's and prior to 80's acts are nostalgia acts. Journey, Van Halen, etc etc etc....

dang it people lol , I refuse to concede that because he still plays his music from the 80's then he should be considered a nostalgic act. He has consistently released new music up until 2010 (some great, some not so great), so my mind won't even let me think about relegating him to nostalgic act status just because he peaked in the 80's sad

Oh well, either way, he is doing fine w/o the 84-86 band and hopefully they are doing fine w/o him

Prince(Madonna & U2) a nostalgic act shocked disbelief faint

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Reply #20 posted 05/25/12 6:45pm

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PurpleRayven said:

Prince(Madonna & U2) a nostalgic act shocked disbelief faint

I learn something new everyday on the org biggrin

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Reply #21 posted 05/25/12 7:27pm

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PurpleRayven said:



PurpleRayven said:



Prince(Madonna & U2) a nostalgic act shocked disbelief faint




I learn something new everyday on the org biggrin


You guys really think 90% of the audience for Prince, U2,Stones, Madonna ,Clapton etc are attending to hear all their new stuff?
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Reply #22 posted 05/25/12 7:41pm

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Reply #23 posted 05/25/12 8:25pm

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rdhull said:

PurpleRayven said:

I learn something new everyday on the org biggrin

You guys really think 90% of the audience for Prince, U2,Stones, Madonna ,Clapton etc are attending to hear all their new stuff?

Even people at Lady Gaga don't wanna hear her new stuff. You know they are waiting for "Just Dance", etc.

All artists that have been around for more than a few years face this problem. People show up at concerts , usually, to hear the artists most best known work.

Problematic for Prince is that, since Purple Rain, a good portion of people at his arena sized shows want to hear that material.

You think in 1988 90% attending the lovesexy tour were more anxious to hear "Eye No" or "Let's Go Crazy"?

[Edited 5/25/12 20:26pm]

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Reply #24 posted 05/25/12 8:33pm

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Prince is too smart to do a reunion with the revolution. He doesnt need to. That was then this is now. The past is over.

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Reply #25 posted 05/25/12 8:48pm

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skywalker said:



rdhull said:


PurpleRayven said:


I learn something new everyday on the org biggrin



You guys really think 90% of the audience for Prince, U2,Stones, Madonna ,Clapton etc are attending to hear all their new stuff?


Even people at Lady Gaga don't wanna hear her new stuff. You know they are waiting for "Just Dance", etc.



All artists that have been around for more than a few years face this problem. People show up at concerts , usually, to hear the artists most best known work.



Problematic for Prince is that, since Purple Rain, a good portion of people at his arena sized shows want to hear that material.



You think in 1988 90% attending the lovesexy tour were more anxious to hear "Eye No" or "Let's Go Crazy"?


[Edited 5/25/12 20:26pm]



Exactly...hell. Folks don't even want to bear deep cuts, bsides, or rarely played deep cuts unless they are die diehards...90% want the hits.
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Reply #26 posted 05/25/12 9:00pm

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rdhull said:

skywalker said:

Even people at Lady Gaga don't wanna hear her new stuff. You know they are waiting for "Just Dance", etc.

All artists that have been around for more than a few years face this problem. People show up at concerts , usually, to hear the artists most best known work.

Problematic for Prince is that, since Purple Rain, a good portion of people at his arena sized shows want to hear that material.

You think in 1988 90% attending the lovesexy tour were more anxious to hear "Eye No" or "Let's Go Crazy"?

[Edited 5/25/12 20:26pm]

Exactly...hell. Folks don't even want to bear deep cuts, bsides, or rarely played deep cuts unless they are die diehards...90% want the hits.

I think Prince mostly does it right.

Play THE big hits/crowd pleasers at the huge arena/festival sized shows.

Save the fan favorites for aftershows/clubs, theater sized venues ( One Nite Alone Tour), or Paisley Park. Win win.

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Reply #27 posted 05/26/12 5:55am

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Yeah, like Prince is ACTUALLY going to look at your posts and then take off and join the revolution/90's NPG again. Leave him be and let him take his own path.

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Reply #28 posted 05/26/12 8:22am

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nyse said:

he has more important things to do. . . like watering & tending to his garden

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Reply #29 posted 05/26/12 8:26am

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Revolution said:

Absolutely right spin.....princes main problem is he has too much money....he doesnt need to do anything....but, why not do it for the bandmembers? Why not release stuff for the fans sake?

Are u his accountant? lol

No one ever has TOO MUCH MONEY.

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