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brainchild

Aretha Franklin "Nothing Compares 2 U" produced by Andre 3000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufH-jEh8rU

[Edited 10/20/14 13:31pm]

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Reply #1 posted 10/20/14 1:29pm

Dandroppedadim
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wow! she still got chops, not sure about the arrangement (doesn't quite swing enough?). Nice though and it's FREE!

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Reply #2 posted 10/20/14 1:58pm

Papaj

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Butchery.
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Reply #3 posted 10/20/14 2:42pm

ludwig

The cover photo is so obviously photoshopped. Horrible.

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Reply #4 posted 10/20/14 4:08pm

Ego101

Sounds great to me..

Modern sounding ie: too clean for my tastes.... but, it proves that the real deal will always shine in any light.

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Reply #5 posted 10/20/14 5:46pm

Revolution

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Terrible, but i've never been a fan of hers.

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Reply #6 posted 10/20/14 9:25pm

kenkamken

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I don't understand, odd arrangement
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #7 posted 10/20/14 9:27pm

SoulAlive

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I like this arrangement.Kinda makes me wish that Aretha had done a full-fledged jazz album.That would have been so much more interesting!

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Reply #8 posted 10/20/14 10:00pm

treehouse

Yikes. What was that?


Vocals sound pitched up, from being sped up. Of all the things to shooby-doo-bop on.

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Reply #9 posted 10/20/14 10:01pm

robertgeorge

This sounds like something from the Idlewild soundtrack. I really like Aretha Franklin and Outkast (both Andre 300 and Big Boi). Unfortunately I can't stand this version, luckily it is forgetable. Certainly it is below the Prince Rosie,Sinead, or the Family version. I am interested what everybody else thinks. It just seems to be all jazz and no soul. Jazzy does not mean it should have no soul. A wasted opportunity.

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Reply #10 posted 10/21/14 12:23am

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how disappointing, there's not any sensuality in this version.

Instead a too fast running jazzy version... not my taste at all.

Damn I had hopes for a great Aretha-album....

How disappointed I am... her voice sounds like shit running that fast.. sad

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Reply #11 posted 10/21/14 3:26am

Aerogram

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You'll like this much better once you imagine what would have happened had she picked Purple Rain.

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Reply #12 posted 10/21/14 4:26am

deebee

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I like the idea of doing something different with it and even giving it some kind of jazzy spin, but something about it just doesn't quite work for me - almost like it's a first take and they'll play around and get it just right after a bit. All sounds a bit hurried and flippant. (It's supposed to be a heartbroken torch song!)

And then I can't help but compare it to an imagined version by 1970s Aretha, where she's sitting at the piano, reflecting on lost love.....

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
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Reply #13 posted 10/21/14 5:01am

BlackSweat86

Interesting take. Not that bad.

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Reply #14 posted 10/21/14 5:50am

FunkDr

awful ! did they even bother looking at the lyrics to understand the sentiment and emotion of this song before coming up with that ridiculous arrangement ?

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Reply #15 posted 10/21/14 6:00am

Graycap23

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hmmm

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Reply #16 posted 10/21/14 6:27am

thesoulbrother

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No. Some things don't need to be remade. I don't care who you are! Aretha was better off making an album of originals with someone who could complement her voice.

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Reply #17 posted 10/21/14 6:57am

nosajd

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That cover photo is horrendous, I can't believe everyone involved agreed to that cover photo (1st time using Photoshop?), nevermind the actual song:-? It seems a bit to upbeat for such a sad sounding song but the overall sound isn't that bad. It certainly isn't great or very memorable, but a decent effort.

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Reply #18 posted 10/21/14 8:24am

dgil72

thesoulbrother said:

No. Some things don't need to be remade. I don't care who you are! Aretha was better off making an album of originals with someone who could complement her voice.

I don't think it's that bad, And do like the twist she put on it, Avoiding a "usuall" cover version.

But overall i agree with the fact she was better off "making an album of originals with someone who could complement her voice".


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Reply #19 posted 10/21/14 9:22am

Chas

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This is an example of having great songwriting, a great singer, and a great producer, but it just misses the mark. This is so not a jazzy upbeat tune. If Andre really wanted to do a Prince song with Aretha, there are a thousand others he could've chosen and done up like this, then knock it outta the park. But this is just wrong. I sounds to me like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

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Reply #20 posted 10/21/14 9:23am

Graycap23

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Chas said:

This is an example of having great songwriting, a great singer, and a great producer, but it just misses the mark. This is so not a jazzy upbeat tune. If Andre really wanted to do a Prince song with Aretha, there are a thousand others he could've chosen and done up like this, then knock it outta the park. But this is just wrong. I sounds to me like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Either that....or he had 10 minutes 2 work.

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Reply #21 posted 10/21/14 9:34am

terrig

wow, that was all kinds of n. o.

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Reply #22 posted 10/21/14 10:29am

funkyhead

oh my sweet Lawd..NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WT MUTH F WAS THAT? Lets just hope P got a lot of money for it!!

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Reply #23 posted 10/21/14 10:47pm

Scarfo

I give this rendition cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" 2 Big Thumbs Down! Way Down.

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Reply #24 posted 10/21/14 10:57pm

dandan

That arrangement choice is mind boggling neutral

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #25 posted 10/21/14 11:11pm

SoulAlive

It would have been really easy for Andre to use the same,predictable arrangement that we heard on other versions of this song.I like the fact that he went in a whole new direction.That's what makes it the most interesting song on Aretha's album lol I generally hate the idea of covers albums,but if you're gonna do it,at least bring something new and interesting to the songs.I think Andre did exactly that.

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Reply #26 posted 10/21/14 11:21pm

dandan

SoulAlive said:

It would have been really easy for Andre to use the same,predictable arrangement that we heard on other versions of this song.I like the fact that he went in a whole new direction.That's what makes it the most interesting song on Aretha's album lol I generally hate the idea of covers albums,but if you're gonna do it,at least bring something new and interesting to the songs.I think Andre did exactly that.


Yeah but it sounds shit, simple as that. I don't care how 'different' something is - if it isn't good, it isn't good.

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Reply #27 posted 10/22/14 12:17am

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I kinda liked it. boxed I like the upbeatedness to it.


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Reply #28 posted 10/27/14 2:40pm

Noodled24

What a fucking car crash of a song.

Weird for the sake of being weird.

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Reply #29 posted 10/27/14 3:04pm

Aerogram

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I'm a lifelong Aretha fan and I couldn't get through this song.

André 0000!

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