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Reply #180 posted 10/21/16 11:24am

3rdeyeboy

oliviacamron said:

veronikka said:
Only one unreleased song sigh
I need Electric Intercourse beg. but seriously, I'm not giving Warner's a dime, bootleg time cool


Do you steal from all record companies, or just Warner?

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Reply #181 posted 10/21/16 11:25am

skywalker

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Hypothetical:

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You get to choose the next 40 songs for Prince 4ever: Volume 2. What is on it?

[Edited 10/21/16 11:26am]

"New Power slide...."
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Reply #182 posted 10/21/16 11:30am

3rdeyeboy

skywalker said:

Hypothetical:

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You get to choose the next 40 songs for Prince 4ever: Volume 2. What is on it?

[Edited 10/21/16 11:26am]


If I wanted to market it properly, the first track on it, and release to radio would be the song '4ever'. That should be a no brainer.

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Reply #183 posted 10/21/16 11:35am

lollipop2

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Source : DrFunkenberry.com



NPG RECORDS & WARNER BROS. RECORDS ANNOUNCE TWO NEW PRINCE RELEASES, BOTH WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE VAULT


GREATEST HITS COLLECTION PRINCE 4EVER ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 22

REMASTERED, DELUXE VERSION OF PURPLE RAIN DUE IN EARLY 2017
October 21, 2016 (Burbank, CA) - Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist's music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year.

Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and November 25th around the world, Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of Prince's best-loved songs, including the blockbuster hits "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "Sign O' The Times," "Alphabet Street," "Batdance," "Cream," and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."

Prince 4Ever includes "Moonbeam Levels" - a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts.

In addition, early next year will see the release of the much-anticipated remastered, deluxe version ofPurple Rain, plans for which were agreed with Prince before he passed away. The remaster of the classic Purple Rain will arrive with a second album of previously unreleased material. More details will be revealed closer to the release date.

The track-listing for Prince 4Ever is as follows:

1. 1999
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy
5. Raspberry Beret
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
9. Uptown
10. When You Were Mine
11. Head
12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
13. Controversy
14. Let's Work
15. Delirious
16. I Would Die 4 U
17. Take Me With U
18. Paisley Park
19. Pop Life
20. Purple Rain
21. Kiss
22. Sign 'O' The Times
23. Alphabet Street
24. Batdance
25. Thieves In The Temple
26. Cream
27. Mountains
28. Girls & Boys
29. If I Was Your Girlfriend
30. U Got The Look
31. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
32. Glam Slam
33. Moonbeam Levels
34. Diamonds and Pearls
35. Gett Off
36. Sexy MF
37. My Name Is Prince
38. 7
39. Peach
40. Nothing Compares 2 U

why Warner Brothers?

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Reply #184 posted 10/21/16 11:36am

oliviacamron

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3rdeyeboy said:



oliviacamron said:


veronikka said:
Only one unreleased song sigh

I need Electric Intercourse beg. but seriously, I'm not giving Warner's a dime, bootleg time cool


Do you steal from all record companies, or just Warner?


never before , it will be just Warners . If you don't think Warners stole from Prince you are an idiot and this is for U finger troll nana
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #185 posted 10/21/16 11:45am

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As expected, New hits package redundant and unimaginative. I am glad it included Paisley Park, Boys and Girls, and Mountains, songs that deserve more exposure. Disappointed that the R and B hits eye Hate U, Partyman, and Adore didn't make the cut when several non-hits did.


You bring up a good point about Adore. Even though it wasn't actually a single, Adore was very popular on radio. Adore being included could have stimulated more sales of the new Hits compilation.

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Reply #186 posted 10/21/16 11:54am

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oliviacamron said:

3rdeyeboy said:



oliviacamron said:


veronikka said:
Only one unreleased song sigh

I need Electric Intercourse beg. but seriously, I'm not giving Warner's a dime, bootleg time cool


Do you steal from all record companies, or just Warner?


never before , it will be just Warners . If you don't think Warners stole from Prince you are an idiot and this is for U finger troll nana

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If I can buy Moonbeam Levels on its own I most definitely will do. If not, I like u will happily just get it 'somewhere'. In terms of stealing from the estate a possible royalty I would probbo plan to buy a track they release twice to cover the shortfall.
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No one needs another greatest hits! We all have the tracks, casual fans will have bought the others after he left us - and aren't these still available anyway? PR remaster and unreleased materials shoulda come out first. For people that know about marketing etc they sure seem to be doing it badly!
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #187 posted 10/21/16 11:55am

3rdeyeboy

oliviacamron said:

3rdeyeboy said:


Do you steal from all record companies, or just Warner?

never before , it will be just Warners . If you don't think Warners stole from Prince you are an idiot and this is for U finger troll nana


What did Warner steal from Prince? And why would you want to steal this release, when Prince himself recontracted with them out of choice in 2014 and this is the first retrospective release from that deal? nuts

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Reply #188 posted 10/21/16 11:56am

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Ooh! I love this bickering n' arguing! Keep it up! Entertaining!!!!! xD lol
*Lil Jon is my spirit animal*
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Reply #189 posted 10/21/16 11:59am

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WTH? I already have those songs, all of them, and Moonbeam Levels grates on me like nothing else.

Who the hell are they vying for? Hardcore fans will not buy and it's too expensive for casual fans.

Once again, the most brilliant artist of our time will appear to come up short in the sales dept.

Can someone, anyone get it right??? Londell, i'm looking at you.

Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #190 posted 10/21/16 12:00pm

PurpleTrollste
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3rdeyeboy said:



oliviacamron said:


3rdeyeboy said:



Do you steal from all record companies, or just Warner?



never before , it will be just Warners . If you don't think Warners stole from Prince you are an idiot and this is for U finger troll nana


What did Warner steal from Prince? And why would you want to steal this release, when Prince himself recontracted with them out of choice in 2014 and this is the first retrospective release from that deal? nuts


Well they stole from Prince when they didn't give him enough money duh! I mean that's obveous theft right there! No faireness at all.. No sarcasm.... Gosh
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Reply #191 posted 10/21/16 12:17pm

oliviacamron

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PurpleTrollster said:

3rdeyeboy said:



oliviacamron said:


3rdeyeboy said:



Do you steal from all record companies, or just Warner?



never before , it will be just Warners . If you don't think Warners stole from Prince you are an idiot and this is for U finger troll nana


What did Warner steal from Prince? And why would you want to steal this release, when Prince himself recontracted with them out of choice in 2014 and this is the first retrospective release from that deal? nuts


Well they stole from Prince when they didn't give him enough money duh! I mean that's obveous theft right there! No faireness at all.. No sarcasm.... Gosh

I wanna say they stole his life but I know for sure they stole his master's and that's why I signed with them to get them back. Don't act stupid 3rdeyeboy. You know Prince wrote SLAE aka SLAVE on his face.
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #192 posted 10/21/16 12:21pm

rebelenterpris
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skywalker said:

Hypothetical:


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You get to choose the next 40 songs for Prince 4ever: Volume 2. What is on it?

[Edited 10/21/16 11:26am]


Not to derail the thread but since the question was asked...
Prince 4Ever Vol. 2 (hypothetical )
1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
2. Letitgo
3. Space
4. Endorphinmachine
5. I Hate U
6. Shhh!
7. Gold
8. Dinner With Delores
9. Emancipation
10. Betcha By Golly Wow
11. Somebody's Somebody
12. The Holy River
13. The One
14. Come On
15. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
16. The Work Pt. 1
17. Musicology
18. Call My Name
19. Cinnamon Girl
20. A Million Days
21. Black Sweat
22. 3121
23. Fury
24. Guitar
25. Somewhere Here On Earth
26. Future Baby Mama
27. 4Ever
28. Dreamer
29. Chocolate Box
30. Dance 4 Me
31. Beginning Endlessly
32. Future Soul Song
33. The Breakdown
34. Clouds
35. Way Back Home
36. Funk N Roll
37. AnotherLove
38. Baltimore
39. Black Muse
40. Revelation

One thing about this would be they could re-release one of these as a single, cause alot of the general public have never heard many of these.
[Edited 10/21/16 12:36pm]
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Reply #193 posted 10/21/16 12:21pm

darkroman

PurpleTrollster said:

3rdeyeboy said:


What did Warner steal from Prince? And why would you want to steal this release, when Prince himself recontracted with them out of choice in 2014 and this is the first retrospective release from that deal? nuts

Well they stole from Prince when they didn't give him enough money duh! I mean that's obveous theft right there! No faireness at all.. No sarcasm.... Gosh

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Prince got more than enough money from Warners, after all, many contracts are based on industry standard terms.

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The issue Prince had was that he wanted MORE!

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I'd always urge people not to get drawn in Prince's propaganda.

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lol

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Reply #194 posted 10/21/16 12:23pm

rebelenterpris
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But back to the thread... That's why I love the org. Never knew "Gotta Stop (Messin' About) was released in the UK as an A-Side. You learn something new everyday...
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Reply #195 posted 10/21/16 12:26pm

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Revolution said:

WTH? I already have those songs, all of them, and Moonbeam Levels grates on me like nothing else.

Who the hell are they vying for? Hardcore fans will not buy and it's too expensive for casual fans.

Once again, the most brilliant artist of our time will appear to come up short in the sales dept.

Can someone, anyone get it right??? Londell, i'm looking at you.

You are right. The greatest hits were flying off the shelves but I think this release is a little too late. Most people who wanted it already got it. Now if they were to include it with an issue of Rolling Stone and do another Prince issue, it would sell. Right now though, it seems like the hype after his death is over. They could give it away for free with the announcement of a new Prince website though. And the website could have tons of other stuff for sale. Just a thought. This kinda makes me a little sick for some reason.

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Reply #196 posted 10/21/16 12:28pm

3rdeyeboy

Gotta Stop, Paisley Park, Girls & Boys, Peach...all singles in the UK, so worthy of an international greatest hits. They also had Pink Cashmere as a single, but seems to have failed the cut this time round.

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Reply #197 posted 10/21/16 12:31pm

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leadline said:

This also backs up what I speculated earlier in the year in regards to Purple Rain remaining an in tact unaltered album and any extra tracks being put on a 2nd CD. Just makes sense right? Purple Rain is perfect as is, the only difference will be the sound quality, which remains to be seen if it will be better, we all know remasters can be botched to hell.


I'm not excited about the Purple Rain remaster, for this very reason. I only care about Disc 2. music

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Reply #198 posted 10/21/16 12:34pm

Lianachan

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3rdeyeboy said:

Gotta Stop, Paisley Park, Girls & Boys, Peach...all singles in the UK, so worthy of an international greatest hits. They also had Pink Cashmere as a single, but seems to have failed the cut this time round.


Peach and Pink Cashmere were also US singles, weren't they?
A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
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Reply #199 posted 10/21/16 12:35pm

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Oh, look, just in time for Xmas.

Weren't most of those songs already on the other GH albums that Prince did not acknowledge? I ask because it's the only release I did not buy.
They are catering for the public as a whole, those that never bought a single Prince album in their lives and now will be geting this one because he's dead and it's the cool thing to do. Also, it's a great gift for Xmas, for those fans that want to get friends that are not into Prince to get into Prince.
That's why there's only one unreleased song on it; only real fans would be interest in those and this release caters for everyone else, imo.

Anyway, I guess we'll just have to wait for the releases intented for the fans. I'm praying for that jazz album he was working on, the live CD of the Piano & a Microphone tour, the collection of songs from the vault by decade (which they can put out one by one, I'll buy them) and any DVDs/CDs of live shows.

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Reply #200 posted 10/21/16 12:39pm

skywalker

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rebelenterprise said:

skywalker said:

Hypothetical:


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You get to choose the next 40 songs for Prince 4ever: Volume 2. What is on it?

[Edited 10/21/16 11:26am]


Not to derail the thread but since the question was asked...
Prince 4Ever Vol. 2 (hypothetical )
1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
2. Letitgo
3. Space
4. Endorphinmachine
5. I Hate U
6. Shhh!
7. Gold
8. Dinner With Delores
9. Emancipation
10. Betcha By Golly Wow
11. Somebody's Somebody
12. The Holy River
13. The One
14. Come On
15. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
16. The Work Pt. 1
17. Musicology
18. Call My Name
19. Cinnamon Girl
20. A Million Days
21. Black Sweat
22. 3121
23. Fury
24. Guitar
25. Somewhere Here On Earth
26. Future Baby Mama
27. 4Ever
28. Dreamer
29. Chocolate Box
30. Dance 4 Me
31. Beginning Endlessly
32. Future Soul Song
33. The Breakdown
34. Clouds
35. Way Back Home
36. Funk N Roll
37. AnotherLove
38. Baltimore
39. Black Muse
40. Revelation

One thing about this would be they could re-release one of these as a single, cause alot of the general public have never heard many of these.
[Edited 10/21/16 12:36pm]



I like it a lot. Excellent collection!
"New Power slide...."
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Reply #201 posted 10/21/16 12:40pm

theartistirl

Like many of you I have mixed feelings about the release. At least it is better than some of the bootleg releases that are being sold in record shops.

My take is:

  1. Good to see new CD's on the horizon
  2. It is reasonably priced at €16 in Europe, so not unreasonable for 40 hits.
  3. I will buy it just for my colection (I never bought Ultimate or the Best of, because Prince was away from WB when he released these).
  4. Dissapointed it is a hits package, but I understand why they do this. It will be released a month before Christmas
  5. I would much prefer a post Warners Hits album (there is a bootleg one out there for the past few months). I think the world needs to discover these more than songs they know by now. Since he died, WB is making all the money. There must be a market for his owned material. I can't understand why Sony doesn't push Musicology or Rainbow Children is still imposisble to buy. This is a crying shame.
  6. Prince fought for his right to put out music his own way. I would prefer we get vinyl re-issues of his "Independent" releases and accompany this by a "Slave to Piano" NPG records era Hits Package.
  7. I wish they would go after the people selling radio boradcasts in record stores.....
  8. I will truly get excited when Montreaux Box set gets releases (2009 2 shows, 2013 3 Shows).
  9. They can get this right, milk WB for the Money and casual fans, and get the "Fans" with the stuff they know we will buy regardless of marketing and release this independently. (God, Bowie had so much foresight in how he managed his post-death releases)
  10. Let's face it, a Piano Live CD would probably sell to each Orger and the @prince twitter followers. They could shift 100K copies of that without even pushing.
  11. The fans are looking for somethinhg to buy, the family need to get deals set up.
  12. I think Prince was past selling for numbers, so I hope we get some of what we are looking for. Again, use the HIts as a cash cow, to release the stuff the fans require. Prince just wanted to get music out. I can't believe he wanted to have 4 versions of Greatest Hits in the store. I got too many Hits take on a new flavour.
  13. if the number 13 is such a bad luck number, when there's no such thing as luck

I just hope this is a sing of regular Prince music to come. As an afterthought, listening to the live bootlegs is so comfroting as it makes me feel he is alive and I remember those shows as vividely as when I was there. This is why we need more "new" stuff.

p.s. listening to LotusFlow3r while typing this.

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Reply #202 posted 10/21/16 12:41pm

theartistirl

skywalker said:

rebelenterprise said:
Not to derail the thread but since the question was asked... Prince 4Ever Vol. 2 (hypothetical ) 1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World 2. Letitgo 3. Space 4. Endorphinmachine 5. I Hate U 6. Shhh! 7. Gold 8. Dinner With Delores 9. Emancipation 10. Betcha By Golly Wow 11. Somebody's Somebody 12. The Holy River 13. The One 14. Come On 15. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 16. The Work Pt. 1 17. Musicology 18. Call My Name 19. Cinnamon Girl 20. A Million Days 21. Black Sweat 22. 3121 23. Fury 24. Guitar 25. Somewhere Here On Earth 26. Future Baby Mama 27. 4Ever 28. Dreamer 29. Chocolate Box 30. Dance 4 Me 31. Beginning Endlessly 32. Future Soul Song 33. The Breakdown 34. Clouds 35. Way Back Home 36. Funk N Roll 37. AnotherLove 38. Baltimore 39. Black Muse 40. Revelation One thing about this would be they could re-release one of these as a single, cause alot of the general public have never heard many of these. [Edited 10/21/16 12:36pm]
I like it a lot. Excellent collection!

Exactly, could you add the Love we Make (Live from Montreaux 2013) to this list smile

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Reply #203 posted 10/21/16 12:46pm

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According to the photographer, Prince selected the cover image and approved the set before his passing.
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Reply #204 posted 10/21/16 12:47pm

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OperatingThetan said:

According to the photographer, Prince selected the cover image and approved the set before his passing.

He would say that, right?

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Reply #205 posted 10/21/16 12:52pm

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I'm just gonna say this one more time and then I'm done trying to explain stuff: THIS IS NOT AN "ESTATE" RELEASE!!!! This is a WB release. Prince signed a contract with WB several years back. You all know this! While we don't know the details of that contract the contact is still valid!! Him dying does not change that!! The "estate" does not need to sign off on anything nor do the have any say so in these releases UNLESS WB specifically asked them for something that was not a part of the original contract!!
[Edited 10/21/16 12:53pm]
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Reply #206 posted 10/21/16 12:53pm

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Is the CD available for pre order on amazon? I can't find it on there.
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Reply #207 posted 10/21/16 1:01pm

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OperatingThetan said:

According to the photographer, Prince selected the cover image and approved the set before his passing.


This seems unlikely though, considering the track listing. Head?!? Sexy MF? No.

[Edited 10/21/16 13:04pm]

"This is the kind of thread I show people when they say I' m a Prince nut. I just say nope, look here." - TheEnglishGent.
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Reply #208 posted 10/21/16 1:08pm

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dance4me3121 said:

Is the CD available for pre order on amazon? I can't find it on there.

UK Amazon has it for £14.99
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Reply #209 posted 10/21/16 1:16pm

rusty1

Moonbeam Levels is among Prince's best
Unreleased songs ever.
The vibe of the song & his Minneapolis
Sound in full effect.
I don't get the dislike for this gem
BOB4theFUNK
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