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Thread started 08/04/12 10:30am

jonasjonas

Reused instrumental figures?

Anyone ever noticed that the piano figure from I Wish You Heaven after jam, Lovesexy Live, and Forever In My Life, Small Club, are the same?

What else has been reused?

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Reply #1 posted 08/04/12 10:50am

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Reply #2 posted 08/04/12 1:40pm

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Guitar line from Rave springs to mind
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Reply #3 posted 08/04/12 1:50pm

thebanishedone

Nice topic. The part of The Last December where the instrumental begins is used from R'n'r is alive and it lives in Minneapolis.Rave melody is used in the Max.horn break down from Sign o The Times are was used on multiple live ocassions.
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Reply #4 posted 08/04/12 5:04pm

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there's a part in one of the parade tour shows where just as it segues into 'When Doves Cry' the drum pattern is the same as 'It' only for maybe a few seconds but its noticable

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Reply #5 posted 08/04/12 5:59pm

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This is an obvious one, but the synth/horns from "My Computer" was recycled for "Musicology."

There are sections of "Strange But True" that sound so familiar to me, but I've never been able to place. Does anybody else know or am I just imagining things?

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Reply #6 posted 08/04/12 6:21pm

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That noise on Private Joy is on Orgasm too.
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Reply #7 posted 08/04/12 6:37pm

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The guitar riff from the Extended Let's Go Crazy was played on a synth and reused in Love Left Love Right

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Reply #8 posted 08/05/12 5:56am

jonasjonas

Here is another example, which is actually not reuse, just tiny tweeking.

Automatic and When Doves Cry - Prince did not need to re-program the Linn Drum a lot.

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Reply #9 posted 08/05/12 6:28am

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The guitar lick in Slave to the system is in High aswell.

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Reply #10 posted 08/05/12 8:22am

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the Love ... Thy Will Be Done intro is used in One Of Us

[Edited 8/5/12 8:22am]

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Reply #11 posted 08/05/12 11:53am

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Sax line in the unreleased version of "We Can Funk" is also used in the unreleased version of "Databank."

Horn line from "Rock Hard in a Funky Place" was used in the extended instrumental part of "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" during the SOTT tour.

"Eye No" borrowed a ton from "The Ball"

As mentioned earlier, guitar line from "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic" appears in the released version of "The Max" and "Soul Psychadelicide"

[Edited 8/5/12 11:53am]

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Reply #12 posted 08/05/12 12:07pm

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Parts of Red Head Stepchild and Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic in We Live To Get Funky

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Reply #13 posted 08/05/12 8:16pm

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Doozer said:

Sax line in the unreleased version of "We Can Funk" is also used in the unreleased version of "Databank."

Horn line from "Rock Hard in a Funky Place" was used in the extended instrumental part of "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" during the SOTT tour.

"Eye No" borrowed a ton from "The Ball"

As mentioned earlier, guitar line from "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic" appears in the released version of "The Max" and "Soul Psychadelicide"

[Edited 8/5/12 11:53am]

"I Know" is a reworked version of "The Ball" fyi.

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Reply #14 posted 08/06/12 3:18am

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xpertluva said:

This is an obvious one, but the synth/horns from "My Computer" was recycled for "Musicology."

There are sections of "Strange But True" that sound so familiar to me, but I've never been able to place. Does anybody else know or am I just imagining things?

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Reply #15 posted 08/06/12 12:32pm

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Spinlight said:

Doozer said:

Sax line in the unreleased version of "We Can Funk" is also used in the unreleased version of "Databank."

Horn line from "Rock Hard in a Funky Place" was used in the extended instrumental part of "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" during the SOTT tour.

"Eye No" borrowed a ton from "The Ball"

As mentioned earlier, guitar line from "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic" appears in the released version of "The Max" and "Soul Psychadelicide"

[Edited 8/5/12 11:53am]

"I Know" is a reworked version of "The Ball" fyi.

Yes - sorry I didn't word that quite right. It was a reworking of the song, but I thought it qualified for this thread. smile

I was just listening to Box O' Chocolates and noticed the horn part of We Can Funk and Databank - have been listening to those songs for y e a r s and just noticed. *duh*

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Reply #16 posted 08/06/12 12:35pm

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There's a whole emancipation motif that i haven't taken the time to transcribe, but it features in Sleep Around most blatantly, and loads of other places, probably from the same album tbh

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Reply #17 posted 08/06/12 5:16pm

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RumAndRaisin said:

The guitar lick in Slave to the system is in High aswell.

The drum track in Slave (from Emancipation) is reused fully intact in Aint No Place Like U.

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Reply #18 posted 08/06/12 5:26pm

ludwig

He reused the verse melody of 1999 in Manic Monday.

The whole groove of Soft and wet is reused in Lolita.

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/12 4:22am

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"This beat is on time, refined, designed..." from Superfunkycalifragisexy is the same melody as the synth break that transitions to the end of Nasty Girl.

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