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Reply #90 posted 11/22/12 1:39am

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Reply #91 posted 11/22/12 9:14am

Orionforever

Ok.. so today is November 22nd.. (Happy Thanksgiving by the way) has any one walked in to the store (when they open tonight) and got a copy of this in the U.S??????

I can't beleive a single would come out on a Thursday.. and on Thanksgiving to boot.

IF you find a store selling them.. Please list the stores name. Thanks.

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Reply #92 posted 11/22/12 9:33am

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Orionforever said:

Ok.. so today is November 22nd.. (Happy Thanksgiving by the way) has any one walked in to the store (when they open tonight) and got a copy of this in the U.S??????

I can't beleive a single would come out on a Thursday.. and on Thanksgiving to boot.

IF you find a store selling them.. Please list the stores name. Thanks.

just in europe - in germany nearly everywhere!!

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Reply #93 posted 11/22/12 10:51am

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ahhh THE VIDEO IS COOLER then i tought! its on ... to

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Reply #94 posted 11/22/12 11:11am

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It's not too bad. It's about the story, not the song. And the lyrics are a lot better than many of his songs. I like the video, too.

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Reply #95 posted 11/22/12 12:44pm

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NDRU said:

It's not too bad. It's about the story, not the song. And the lyrics are a lot better than many of his songs. I like the video, too.

Yep, it's just about the story. He's just announcing he finally settled down and married somebody normal. It's good for him, and good to see he touched down to earth, but with him touching down the earth, I guess the distant magic disappeared. In other words this is what stars collide.

I hope he'll continue making good music, cause for now Prince may have found peace but he is finally over as well. I know he doesn't care, and if he doesn't why would anybody care?

But your observations are correct NDRU.

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Reply #96 posted 11/22/12 12:44pm

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and on the A playlist as of next monday on Radio 2, we will hear it alot more yay!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radi.../playlist/

[Edited 11/22/12 12:45pm]

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Reply #97 posted 11/22/12 3:35pm

Orionforever

OzlemUcucu said:

NDRU said:

It's not too bad. It's about the story, not the song. And the lyrics are a lot better than many of his songs. I like the video, too.

Yep, it's just about the story. He's just announcing he finally settled down and married somebody normal. It's good for him, and good to see he touched down to earth, but with him touching down the earth, I guess the distant magic disappeared. In other words this is what stars collide.

I hope he'll continue making good music, cause for now Prince may have found peace but he is finally over as well. I know he doesn't care, and if he doesn't why would anybody care?

But your observations are correct NDRU.

Ok.. am I missing something??? Prince MARRIED some one??? Who?? Or are you guys saying that in the VIDEO he got married? I have not been able to make the video play.. so I have NO idea what you guys are seeing... And I thought the US release was the 22nd. when is it gonna be released for us??? Why does he always release things over sea's???? I'm confussed.. LOL

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Reply #98 posted 11/22/12 6:20pm

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Well, whatever Prince has gone through in his personal life, I can't say it's helped his output. This is one of the most tragically boring, forgettable songs I have ever heard from him. The trajectory for Prince has gone from groundbreaking and amazing in the 80's to increasingly offensively bad in the 90's to increasingly dull in the 00's. This song is a continuation of that, sadly. Each time I listen to it, I immediately forget it ten seconds after it's over. How sad is it that when you hear a new Prince album these days, you find yourself bored immediately afterward and asking when the next album will be out? The genius has left the building, and he doesn't seem to be coming back.

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Reply #99 posted 11/22/12 11:47pm

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Well, whatever Prince has gone through in his personal life, I can't say it's helped his output. This is one of the most tragically boring, forgettable songs I have ever heard from him. The trajectory for Prince has gone from groundbreaking and amazing in the 80's to increasingly offensively bad in the 90's to increasingly dull in the 00's. This song is a continuation of that, sadly. Each time I listen to it, I immediately forget it ten seconds after it's over. How sad is it that when you hear a new Prince album these days, you find yourself bored immediately afterward and asking when the next album will be out? The genius has left the building, and he doesn't seem to be coming back.

"Rich Friends", "Cause And Effect", "Purple and Gold", "Everybody Loves Me" are all worse songs than Rock N Roll Love Affair. Rock N Roll Love Affair has musicality, which is something the aforementioned songs lacked. What is overlooked about the new song is that Prince is using a more restrained voice. It's good not to hear him sing in falsetto or use stale drum machine beats that are dated. The music is midwestern and the music is him going to back to his roots. The sound is not that far removed from DIRTY MIND as far as the timbre of the music itself. I liked the analog sound of the drums, electric bass, synths and horn backgrounds.

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Reply #100 posted 11/22/12 11:53pm

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What the song is lacking is any kind of personality. It's the kind of song an old band of grandfathers would perform at a wedding. The song is so dull, it's impossible for me to even hate it. It's so restrained that there is just nothing here.

The last Prince song that sounded interesting was Future Soul Song, but IIRC that was written during the Emancipation era.

[Edited 11/22/12 23:56pm]

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Reply #101 posted 11/23/12 9:37am

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What the song is lacking is any kind of personality. It's the kind of song an old band of grandfathers would perform at a wedding. The song is so dull, it's impossible for me to even hate it. It's so restrained that there is just nothing here.



The last Prince song that sounded interesting was Future Soul Song, but IIRC that was written during the Emancipation era.


[Edited 11/22/12 23:56pm]



Restrained is the right word. I wouldn't liken it to a grandpa song because those songs have hooks and choruses. Prince knows what a chorus is, for some reason he didn't use one here. This song will never be my favorite, but I agree with you that there's nothing to hate. And, in fact, I think I could even like it.
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Reply #102 posted 11/24/12 3:57am

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I like it, laid back and chill. Never ceases to amaze me the diversity of music Prince makes.

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Reply #103 posted 11/24/12 10:24am

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Well I really enjoy this song, its simple and easy going. Im surprised about all the negative comments here about this song cuz its really not that bad. Its way better than anything on 20ten 4 instance
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Reply #104 posted 11/25/12 9:29pm

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Where can you buy this in the US?

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Reply #105 posted 11/26/12 12:19am

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Also, people keep saying that the song is about the story? Okay, that's fine, but in that case you need especially good lyrics. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker is more about the story than the music, but it has some of his subtlest, most likeable and deceptively simple lyrics.

What depth is there here?

this kind of love don't come from a prayer

ain't talking rebound, born of despair

yellow sun rising on their bodies in bed

two people in love with nothing but the road ahead

These lyrics typify today's Prince and the simplistic turn he made after TRC. Gone are the double entendres, puzzling metaphors, or any trace of subtext found in his stronger, cleverer work. These lyrics lack all subtlety; the extent of their depth is so limited, you extract all there is the first time 'round. The meaning is simply what it appears to be; nothing more.

Compare that with Dorothy Parker:

Well, I ordered, "Yeah, let me get a fruit cocktail, I ain't too hungry" Dorothy laughed She said, "Sound like a real man to me You kinda cute, you wanna take a bath? Do you wanna, do you wanna? Bath"
I said, "Cool, I'm leavin' my pants on", "What you say?" "'Cuz I'm kinda goin' with someone" She said, "Sound like a real man to me
The juxtaposition of mockery in the original remark of "Sound like a real man to me" with the turn toward sincerity in its repetition is the kind of depth Prince used to be great at conveying.

[Edited 11/26/12 0:22am]

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Reply #106 posted 11/26/12 5:31pm

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The stripped down mix isn't to bad actually, Quite good keeping the guitars and vocals.

I'm not a massive fan of the remixes but I have to say that I'll be playing them for a bit

sweet, that's the kind of shit i like. the real version.

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Reply #107 posted 11/26/12 6:47pm

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mitchturb said:

Where can you buy this in the US?



U can order it from importcds.com
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."


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Reply #108 posted 11/26/12 8:27pm

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little red corevette always sounds sad to me. the saddest. to me this is the flip side, very restrained, but exactly same tone as little red corvette. sad and who knows (what is the out come of this descion).

young and move out west

pay dues to see what is out there

a new couple

who knows what the future holds in this 'love'

if you get little red corvette then i dont need to explain

its sad and scary and sad and possibly optomistic

why i like it

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Reply #109 posted 11/28/12 10:57pm

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Got the 6tr release! razz I must say that I like the Jamie Lewis Club version biggrin

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Reply #110 posted 11/29/12 1:17pm

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PurpleProphet said:

Got the 6tr release! razz I must say that I like the Jamie Lewis Club version biggrin

direct from Purple Music?

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Reply #111 posted 11/29/12 2:34pm

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Love the music video!! Hope Prince releases a full album soon!!

http://www.youtube.com/wa...ata_player
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Reply #112 posted 11/29/12 2:52pm

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"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."


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Reply #113 posted 11/29/12 9:32pm

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DAV123 said:

Not feeling this song not one bit BUT, I'm getting the cd just because......

You know EXACTLY how I'm feeling then..

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Reply #114 posted 11/29/12 9:35pm

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If this is the SINGLE from an upcoming album, I'm going to have to buy some better earplugs. I usually hate all the negativity on this site, but in this case, I think it's needed. We know you can do better, Prince.

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Reply #115 posted 11/29/12 11:54pm

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PurpleKnight said:

Also, people keep saying that the song is about the story? Okay, that's fine, but in that case you need especially good lyrics. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker is more about the story than the music, but it has some of his subtlest, most likeable and deceptively simple lyrics.

What depth is there here?

this kind of love don't come from a prayer

ain't talking rebound, born of despair

yellow sun rising on their bodies in bed

two people in love with nothing but the road ahead

These lyrics typify today's Prince and the simplistic turn he made after TRC. Gone are the double entendres, puzzling metaphors, or any trace of subtext found in his stronger, cleverer work. These lyrics lack all subtlety; the extent of their depth is so limited, you extract all there is the first time 'round. The meaning is simply what it appears to be; nothing more.

Compare that with Dorothy Parker:

Well, I ordered, "Yeah, let me get a fruit cocktail, I ain't too hungry" Dorothy laughed She said, "Sound like a real man to me You kinda cute, you wanna take a bath? Do you wanna, do you wanna? Bath"
I said, "Cool, I'm leavin' my pants on", "What you say?" "'Cuz I'm kinda goin' with someone" She said, "Sound like a real man to me
The juxtaposition of mockery in the original remark of "Sound like a real man to me" with the turn toward sincerity in its repetition is the kind of depth Prince used to be great at conveying.

[Edited 11/26/12 0:22am]

I think his story/lyrics in "Long Gone" (Andy Allo's song that he wrote) has more depth. There you can see that he is still capable of depth in his lyrics. I also think "Elixir" (Bria Valente's song that he wrote) has that sexual storytelling, double entendres and metaphors from days of yore.

For some reason, he gives some of his strongest material to the weakest performers instead of doing them himself nowadays.

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Reply #116 posted 12/01/12 10:44pm

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I still check in on Prince everyonce in a while, and I'll admit I'm not always pleased, but I'm forever indebted to him for introducing me to various types of different music , especially Orchestral music through Claire Fischer. As for the song-meh. But sometimes Prince surprises me. When I'm not looking forward to something I'm PLEASEANTLY surprised by an album and sometimes when I am looking forward to an album I'm dissapointed. And time seems to change my judgement. I loved Diamnonds & Pearls when it came out, but after a couple of years I couldn't be bothered. But I say each to his own. If you like it rock out. If you don't turn it off. C'mon, do you really think Prince cares what we think anyways? Besides, and I know we are not supposed to discuss this type of thing here, but I have...aquired music from "The Vault" and I think he's still sitting on some great stuff. We'll see if it sees the light of day. My friends think he's waiting untill the day when he's physically unable to produce music anymore. Wouldn't it be like Prince to do that? Noone would really care if it was old stuff and it would be Prince's way of saying SUCK ON THIS!lol

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Reply #117 posted 12/02/12 1:33pm

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bigd74 said:

PurpleProphet said:

Got the 6tr release! razz I must say that I like the Jamie Lewis Club version biggrin

direct from Purple Music?

They still have it, however importcds is out of stock. Amazon has a few for sale, so does ebay, but the ones on ebay are overpriced then @purplemusic.ch. Shipping is expensive, but you can cut this down by ordering more products (same cost though). They also have dance 4 me remixes, but you have to search around in order to find it.

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Reply #118 posted 12/02/12 1:36pm

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buist said:

bigd74 said:

direct from Purple Music?

They still have it, however importcds is out of stock. Amazon has a few for sale, so does ebay, but the ones on ebay are overpriced then @purplemusic.ch. Shipping is expensive, but you can cut this down by ordering more products (same cost though). They also have dance 4 me remixes, but you have to search around in order to find it.

Having almost no update from amazon i've just had a dispatch confirmation from amazon. They're the cheapes at the mo, £8.11 compared to the £10.50ish from purplemusic smile

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Reply #119 posted 12/04/12 10:56pm

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Mine Shipped from Amazon.. from seller "marvelio"..

$12.01 with shipping, I'm in the US.. so the price isn't too steep, the song, I'm starting to grow an attachment to, but I did hear the samples of the remix and not a fan of them, then again I wasn't a fan of the "Dance 4 Me" remixes either and I actually love the original version of that song. Hopefully I will physically have it in a few days.

Are the tracklistings the same for the 12" and picture disc.. not that it matters, since I dont have a record player.. but I Do see that you can buy the song and remixes in digital form from the site.

With reminds me, with Superconductor.. I bought digitally from Amazon when it came out.. and then when buying RRLA.. I saw Superconductor available on physical CD so I bought it not even thinking i got sold Twice on the album, but I dont care.. I really like Allo's CD.. and since I was on a spree, I added Larry Graham's new one to the cart and I was able to hear that one on Spotify and enjoyed it.. so.. should be an interesting visit from Fedex in a few days. It sure isn't like the good old days when we knew weeks ahead WHAT day a CD would be in a store.. Go to the store and its THERE (or call ahead and pre-order it) and bring it home.. I sure miss that part of buying a new CD.

And has anyone bought fDeluxe new release "Relit"... Wish I could sample that before buying.. I like Gaslight, but I'm not understanding Paul Peterson's fascination with the 100 different remixes, its like he's not happy with any of the original versions or something.

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