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Thread started 09/26/12 3:53pm

Efan

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What is the holy grail of live Prince songs?

What would be the ONE song that would be mind-blowing to hear live? The one that would be amazing to witness live and you would practically kill to hear? The one that you would say, if you had the chance, "No, Prince...this, THIS is what your fans are salivating to hear!"

My vote is La, La, La, He, He, Hee (and of course I'm talking about the Highly Explosive mix).

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Reply #1 posted 09/26/12 3:55pm

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Efan said:

What would be the ONE song that would be mind-blowing to hear live? The one that would be amazing to witness live and you would practically kill to hear? The one that you would say, if you had the chance, "No, Prince...this, THIS is what your fans are salivating to hear!"

My vote is La, La, La, He, He, Hee (and of course I'm talking about the Highly Explosive mix).

Too many to mention but one that popped in my head would be Irresistable Bitch with the full horn treatment. Like he did in 93 but a full version.

[Edited 9/26/12 15:56pm]

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Reply #2 posted 09/26/12 4:01pm

bonatoc

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Hello.

With the final and everything.

But Prince esta muerto, accroding to the org.

Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #3 posted 09/26/12 4:07pm

Efan

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Farfunknugin said:

Efan said:

What would be the ONE song that would be mind-blowing to hear live? The one that would be amazing to witness live and you would practically kill to hear? The one that you would say, if you had the chance, "No, Prince...this, THIS is what your fans are salivating to hear!"

My vote is La, La, La, He, He, Hee (and of course I'm talking about the Highly Explosive mix).

Too many to mention but one that popped in my head would be Irresistable Bitch with the full horn treatment. Like he did in 93 but a full version.

[Edited 9/26/12 15:56pm]

I love Irresistible Bitch. Thankfully, there are many live versions of it preserved on boots...the one on From the Soundboard is my favorite.

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Reply #4 posted 09/26/12 4:09pm

UmustB

IN MY HEART

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Reply #5 posted 09/26/12 4:10pm

IstenSzek

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i honestly don't know. there are so many. but lately i've just been dreaming of him

performing "space" again. either with a full band, or that beautiful acoustic version

that is on the space maxi single. acoustic but with the drum backing tape.

drool

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #6 posted 09/26/12 4:14pm

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IstenSzek said:

i honestly don't know. there are so many. but lately i've just been dreaming of him

performing "space" again. either with a full band, or that beautiful acoustic version

that is on the space maxi single. acoustic but with the drum backing tape.

drool

The acoustic version is in my top 10 Prince songs. nod

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Reply #7 posted 09/26/12 4:15pm

LittleBear

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First to pop in my head: Computer Blue

I also like IstenSzek's choice. smile

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Reply #8 posted 09/26/12 5:24pm

errant

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Empty Room was mine. Then I witnessed its live debut at Xenophobia in 2002.

It would probably be Open Book now.

And Witness 4 The Prosecution could probably make me lose my mind. Even in an NPG rendition.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #9 posted 09/26/12 8:10pm

BigChick

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I think "Crystal Ball" would be really interesting to hear if he was faithful to the studio version. "Rockhard in a Funky Place" I would dig as well !

Big Chick

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Reply #10 posted 09/26/12 8:27pm

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Has he ever done a full version of "Sometimes It Snows In April" live? If not, that would be my choice. I loved the ONA tour version, but I want the whole song done that way.

Otherwise, maybe "Into The Light" / "I Will" (if this is cheating, then just "Into The Light"). Maybe not the best song he hasn't done live, but it's the first to come to mind.

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Reply #11 posted 09/26/12 10:28pm

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I'd like to see a full on jam on "Le Grind" opening a stadium concert with muscle.

30 seconds of spooky music with a real harp and banging pots and pans: https://soundcloud.com/uf...-phenomena

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Reply #12 posted 09/27/12 12:13am

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Fortunately I already have a video of it live, but to see him sit down and perform it again, this song at a Prince concert, I would have kittens.

ELECTRIC INTERCOURSE biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

The one and only

Can you hear me baybeeee!!!! I'M SIX FOOT IN THE GRAVE!
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Reply #13 posted 09/27/12 1:15am

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COMPUTER BLUE!!!!
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Reply #14 posted 09/27/12 1:23am

kenkamken

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Condition of the Heart

Alexa de Paris

Van Gogh

F.U.N.K.

The Ball

"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #15 posted 09/27/12 3:50am

dnikkiadore

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Crucial

Open Book

Feel U Up

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Reply #16 posted 09/27/12 3:51am

Cthulhu

Positivity!

Ia Ia Cthulhu Fthagn!
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Reply #17 posted 09/27/12 6:19am

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"Hey Hannigan".

I'm sorry, that will always make me laugh. You probably had to be there.

So in all seriousness, I guess it would be "Wally".

Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #18 posted 09/27/12 7:13am

Stymie

kenkamken said:

Condition of the Heart

Alexa de Paris

Van Gogh

F.U.N.K.

The Ball

For me, that is the holy grail. I would love to hear the entire song live.

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Reply #19 posted 09/27/12 7:48am

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pink cashmere, the whole song, with guitar solo....

sex in the summer would be pretty cool, too.

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Reply #20 posted 09/27/12 9:45am

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Opening with What's My Name last year in the Melkweg got pretty close.
Lady Cab Driver would be cool too...
There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air
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Reply #21 posted 09/27/12 9:48am

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

Has he ever done a full version of "Sometimes It Snows In April" live? If not, that would be my choice. I loved the ONA tour version, but I want the whole song done that way.


In 2010 in Arnhem he did a beautiful version where he actually sang the second verse.


Otherwise, maybe "Into The Light" / "I Will" (if this is cheating, then just "Into The Light"). Maybe not the best song he hasn't done live, but it's the first to come to mind.

There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air
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Reply #22 posted 09/27/12 11:43am

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"Joy In Repetition" for me, I guess. I know he's done it several times, but that's what I'd like to hear live.

The "holy grail" of Prince concerts would be an arena show that wouldn't have "Purple Rain" on the setlist. wink

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Reply #23 posted 09/27/12 12:15pm

Efan

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RodeoSchro said:

"Hey Hannigan".

I'm sorry, that will always make me laugh. You probably had to be there.

So in all seriousness, I guess it would be "Wally".

I wonder if Prince would even remember what "Wally" sounded like at this point. Alternatively, I wonder if he's already used the melody on some other song and just never told us.

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Reply #24 posted 09/27/12 3:57pm

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I love "Joy In Repetition" live but I am really feeling "In a Large Room"...such a jam!
"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
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Reply #25 posted 09/27/12 7:37pm

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

Has he ever done a full version of "Sometimes It Snows In April" live? If not, that would be my choice. I loved the ONA tour version, but I want the whole song done that way.

Otherwise, maybe "Into The Light" / "I Will" (if this is cheating, then just "Into The Light"). Maybe not the best song he hasn't done live, but it's the first to come to mind.

So happy someone mentioned this! I rate Into The Light/ I Will as two of the best songs he has ever recorded! I look at them as one song! And I would go crazy to hear them love! He should jut go head and release them! I would loose it!!!!!!!

I Will contains one of the best guitar solos!

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Reply #26 posted 09/27/12 8:50pm

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The Ladder.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #27 posted 09/28/12 12:43pm

gold31

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I was always curious about how Good Love would sound live.

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Reply #28 posted 09/28/12 2:02pm

novabrkr

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I was always curious about how Good Love would sound live.

Interesting. It could be turned into a more traditional R&B / funky pop song, I guess. The melody is strong enough.

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Reply #29 posted 09/28/12 2:46pm

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gold31 said:

I was always curious about how Good Love would sound live.

Impossible to play live. Straight studio cut.

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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