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Thread started 08/24/12 5:13am

batman89

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Official Extended/ Remixes that better originals?

Thoughts on your preferred (officially released, fully endorsed, Paisley stamp of approval, Prince permitted), extended version or remix track? Alternatively, are there any released remixes that differ enough to the degree you feel they actually better the original album arrangements? Obviously this will be highly subjective based on personal preference but it will be interesting to hear your thoughts.

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Reply #1 posted 08/24/12 5:16am

TheQuestionOfS
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I thought the remixes on Rave in2 the Joy Fantastic were much better than Rave Un2. Also the Mustang Mix of TMBGITW. Love that one...

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/12 5:24am

gollygirl

I actually don't like remixes much, I always feel the song is best in its original form.

I have seen Prince live & now I am totally "Purple-ised"
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Reply #3 posted 08/24/12 6:44am

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LRC

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Reply #4 posted 08/24/12 6:47am

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I like the extended versions of "U Got The Look" and "Let's Go Crazy" very much.

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Reply #5 posted 08/24/12 7:06am

Harlepolis

All of the 80's releases are better than their short versions, except Kiss. Whatever he did was just plain unnecessary.

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Reply #6 posted 08/24/12 7:21am

Pointe

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TheQuestionOfSteve said:

I thought the remixes on Rave in2 the Joy Fantastic were much better than Rave Un2. Also the Mustang Mix of TMBGITW. Love that one...



Me too.

The Good Life (Big City Mix)
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Reply #7 posted 08/24/12 8:50am

Efan

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Glam Slam. The extended version is like a hug from a big cheesy ball of love.

Thieves in the Temple is so much better in long form. It kicks ass.

I hate the original version of The Greatest Romance, but I love the Jason Nevins remix.

Oh, and the remix of Come On is killer. That's my jam, and I love it way more than the album version.

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Reply #8 posted 08/24/12 9:27am

renfield

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I have a hard time listening to the edited version of "Erotic City." I need that bass rolling over that long intro. "Let's Go Crazy" is hard to listen to in its shorter from too. Same for the extended intro of "Raspberry Beret," although it gets a little repetitious on the backside.

Also, not necessarily better than the original, but I love the Acoustic and Funky Stuff remixes of "Space."

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Reply #9 posted 08/24/12 10:46am

djThunderfunk

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Let's Go Crazy

Erotic City

La, La, La, He, He, Hee

U Got The Look

I Wish U Heaven

Thieves In The Temple

Gett Off (Extended)

I love most of the old 12" versions, the above are essential, more so than their shorter counterparts.

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Reply #10 posted 08/24/12 11:57am

BigChick

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I really dig the "Letitgo" Sherm Stick remix vocal and the instrumental version. Dark and haunting. I wouldnt replace it with the album version but as a stand alone remix it measures equally up to the album version. The use of the "Dorothy Parker" sample is a killer flip.

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Reply #11 posted 08/24/12 12:15pm

alphachannel

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Officially Released: Sexy Dancer, Let's Work

Unofficially Released: Computer Blue

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Reply #12 posted 08/24/12 12:55pm

Genesia

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The album version of Mountains is okay. The extended is a slice of heaven.
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 #13 posted 08/24/12 12:57pm

robertlove

Harlepolis said:

All of the 80's releases are better than their short versions, except Kiss. Whatever he did was just plain unnecessary.

yeh, I think the Kiss extended isn't all that. I get the idea, but it doesn't seem to work.

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Reply #14 posted 08/24/12 12:59pm

robertlove

Efan said:

Glam Slam. The extended version is like a hug from a big cheesy ball of love.

Thieves in the Temple is so much better in long form. It kicks ass.

I hate the original version of The Greatest Romance, but I love the Jason Nevins remix.

Oh, and the remix of Come On is killer. That's my jam, and I love it way more than the album version.

The extended version of Thieves brings to the song another level.

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Reply #15 posted 08/24/12 1:08pm

robertlove

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I actually don't like remixes much, I always feel the song is best in its original form.

The video mix of Partyman is way better, the song really goes into party time when the second part starts, the bass, Candy. Should have been on the album.

i would die for you is the same, the high voice at the end is heaven.

I wish you heaven, although I like the drums better on the original...the 10 minutes version is heaven....Take this beat, i don't mind....

Let's go crazy is getting really wild in the extended version. The intro of Rasberry beret with the funky guitar beats the original big time.

LRC, the scream at the extended version are actually the highlight of the song.

so...a lot of extended versions beat the original.

i usually think the extended version is the original and the album version is just edited....and who wants edited versions???

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Reply #16 posted 08/24/12 1:29pm

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batman89 said:

Thoughts on your preferred (officially released, fully endorsed, Paisley stamp of approval, Prince permitted), extended version or remix track? Alternatively, are there any released remixes that differ enough to the degree you feel they actually better the original album arrangements? Obviously this will be highly subjective based on personal preference but it will be interesting to hear your thoughts.

[Edited 8/24/12 5:14am]

Since your avatar is Batman, that reminds me that I absolutely love the "Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix)"! cool

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Reply #17 posted 08/24/12 1:32pm

TrevorAyer

i didn't like 'girl' or 'scarlet pussy' till i heard the remixes

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Reply #18 posted 08/24/12 1:53pm

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I don't think any of the songs ya'll mention are actually remixes. I always figured the long versions of Let's Go Crazy or Little Red Corvette were the original versions that were cut short for inclusion on the album.
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Reply #19 posted 08/24/12 2:10pm

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SuperSoulFighter said:

I don't think any of the songs ya'll mention are actually remixes. I always figured the long versions of Let's Go Crazy or Little Red Corvette were the original versions that were cut short for inclusion on the album.

I understand your point when referring to the extended versions. But a lot of the songs posted here actually are remixes. A lot of times will even use the word "mix" in parentheses.

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Reply #20 posted 08/24/12 4:18pm

PurpleMoonwalk

The Hot Thing extended mix is awesome, I much prefer it to the original. Also, the extended version of U Got The Look is pretty good too.

The beautiful ones smash the picture...always, every time.
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Reply #21 posted 08/24/12 5:00pm

avasdad

gett off - housestyle...

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Reply #22 posted 08/24/12 5:09pm

Mya

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The remix to Beautiful Strange, where Prince isn't on guitar


Dare I also say 'The Passion', those background vocals are exceptional drool

You ever seen a black man play guitar with no clothes on? .. I ain’t bullshitting!
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Reply #23 posted 08/24/12 6:06pm

Pointe

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avasdad said:

gett off - housestyle...



Yeah, that's hot!
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Reply #24 posted 08/25/12 3:18am

hsh

Scandalous sex suite
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Reply #25 posted 08/25/12 10:37am

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America

Hello

Raspberry Beret

She's Always In My Hair

Girl

Hot Thing

Prince fans. They'll say something is shit outright, still support it and then somehow blame someone else they had to deal with it.
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Reply #26 posted 08/25/12 10:57am

alandail

a couple that haven't been mentioned

Thieves In The Temple (remix)

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Reply #27 posted 08/25/12 2:52pm

Wontolla

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Let's Work

Let's go Crazy and the unofficial extended version of Computer Blue

Pop Life, Paislet Park and She's Alwais in My Air

Anotherloverholeinyohead

The long version of I Wish U Heaven

The video version of Partyman

Thieves In The Temple

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Reply #28 posted 08/26/12 12:14am

MaxiMPact

I Love the( Push Pull ) remix of Black Sweat and there was a really good remix of Shhhh but its been taken off.........it was pure sex on a stick......I have a few different remixs of Controversy which my best ever Prince song.....

Cheers

PS I wonder if brother Prince is still an active JW and getting his required hours of fied service done every month....mmmmmmmmmm ponderings

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Reply #29 posted 08/27/12 3:26pm

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Good Life (Big City Mix)

She's Always In My Hair

Glam Slam

Gett Off (Housestyle)

I Wish U Heaven (pts 1, 2 and 3)

Scandalous Sex Suite

Let's Work

Face Down

Partyman (Video Version)

Thieves In The Temple

Anotherloverholeinyohead

Hot Thing

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