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Thread started 04/17/17 6:19pm

luvsexy4all

Black is the New Black + NPGQ completed albums

it says in "Chapter and Verse " book they were completed

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Reply #1 posted 04/17/17 6:35pm

luvsexy4all

also an emancipation track called " Slow Candle Burning" is mentioned

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Reply #2 posted 04/17/17 6:56pm

bluegangsta

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NPGQ albums? Like Big City that was supposed to come out around AOA and PE?

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Reply #3 posted 04/17/17 6:58pm

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bluegangsta said:

NPGQ albums? Like Big City that was supposed to come out around AOA and PE?

it says an NPGQ album was made

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Reply #4 posted 04/17/17 7:03pm

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luvsexy4all said:

bluegangsta said:

NPGQ albums? Like Big City that was supposed to come out around AOA and PE?

it says an NPGQ album was made

Well, obviously...

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Reply #5 posted 04/17/17 7:04pm

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luvsexy4all said:

also an emancipation track called " Slow Candle Burning" is mentioned



slowly candle burns,

where they learn hypnosis?
how they keep me under for so long?

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #6 posted 04/17/17 7:04pm

SomeSoldier

Didn't some of the NPGQ tracks end up on Phase 2? I could swear Big City was going to be in it...
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Reply #7 posted 04/17/17 7:06pm

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SomeSoldier said:

Didn't some of the NPGQ tracks end up on Phase 2? I could swear Big City was going to be in it...



isn't NPGQ yet another project? i think Big City was supposed to be on an NPG album,
but NPGQ seems to have been some instrumental jazz thing, no?

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #8 posted 04/17/17 7:15pm

motherfunka

IstenSzek said:

SomeSoldier said:

Didn't some of the NPGQ tracks end up on Phase 2? I could swear Big City was going to be in it...



isn't NPGQ yet another project? i think Big City was supposed to be on an NPG album,
but NPGQ seems to have been some instrumental jazz thing, no?

Correct. Recorded August 10, 2014 at Paisley Park and was open to the public.

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Reply #9 posted 04/17/17 7:16pm

SomeSoldier

IstenSzek said:



SomeSoldier said:


Didn't some of the NPGQ tracks end up on Phase 2? I could swear Big City was going to be in it...



isn't NPGQ yet another project? i think Big City was supposed to be on an NPG album,
but NPGQ seems to have been some instrumental jazz thing, no?


Maybe you're right, I don't know. If so, I hope we get to hear it.
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Reply #10 posted 04/17/17 7:19pm

SquirrelMeat

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Reality...we fans think in albums and eras....in the studio it always much more fluid and didn't become a 'thing' until it nailed on as a release.

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Reply #11 posted 04/17/17 8:05pm

IstenSzek

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motherfunka said:

IstenSzek said:



isn't NPGQ yet another project? i think Big City was supposed to be on an NPG album,
but NPGQ seems to have been some instrumental jazz thing, no?

Correct. Recorded August 10, 2014 at Paisley Park and was open to the public.


cool

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #12 posted 04/17/17 8:19pm

SteveWask

Slowly Candle Burns was a early title for Slave!

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Reply #13 posted 04/18/17 5:07am

jcurley

What's npgq
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Reply #14 posted 04/18/17 6:58am

BartVanHemelen

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luvsexy4all said:

bluegangsta said:

NPGQ albums? Like Big City that was supposed to come out around AOA and PE?

it says an NPGQ album was made

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And it got shelved because Prince was upset that Blackwell got sick of waiting and went on tour with D'Angelo.

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Reply #15 posted 04/18/17 7:24am

dodger

In a Dr Funkenberry podcast with Adrian Cruthfield they said Black Is The New Black was more like an EP of 6/7 songs, incl Ruff Enuff, that he was going to put on Tidal.

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IIRC Revelation came from the NPGQ sessions but at the AOA/PE release party it was instrumental stuff they were playing.

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Reply #16 posted 04/23/17 10:05am

luvsexy4all

that book also says there is a recording of the full Family album with Prince vocals

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Reply #17 posted 04/23/17 10:59am

PurpleDiamonds
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Hope we get to hear this too
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Reply #18 posted 04/23/17 11:54am

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dodger said:

In a Dr Funkenberry podcast with Adrian Cruthfield they said Black Is The New Black was more like an EP of 6/7 songs, incl Ruff Enuff, that he was going to put on Tidal.


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IIRC Revelation came from the NPGQ sessions but at the AOA/PE release party it was instrumental stuff they were playing.


No, Black is the new Black is a album not a ep They knew of 8 tracks that was completed. They said prince might have done more tracks himself.The ep was separate
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Reply #19 posted 04/25/17 2:26pm

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I always got the impression that the NPGQ material was recorded as part of the Phase 2 work, over a couple of years.

The Black is the new black work was seperate and unfinished.

According to one of the more senior and knowlegable tour guides at PP, he said the last material being recorded (and studio A remains set up in situ) was definately for a jazz album, with the players behind Ruff Enuff.

The studio was set up with the piano, drums and his old floor standing bass guitar. The 12 string was also in the side room I think.

The guide said with some confidence that it was logged as 'not completed' and did not expect a 'last album in the can' release.

He could be wrong, but he seemed both knowlegable and always admitted if he didn't know the answer to some of the questions.

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Reply #20 posted 04/25/17 2:36pm

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Reply #21 posted 04/25/17 3:11pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

I always got the impression that the NPGQ material was recorded as part of the Phase 2 work, over a couple of years.

The Black is the new black work was seperate and unfinished.

According to one of the more senior and knowlegable tour guides at PP, he said the last material being recorded (and studio A remains set up in situ) was definately for a jazz album, with the players behind Ruff Enuff.

The studio was set up with the piano, drums and his old floor standing bass guitar. The 12 string was also in the side room I think.

The guide said with some confidence that it was logged as 'not completed' and did not expect a 'last album in the can' release.

He could be wrong, but he seemed both knowlegable and always admitted if he didn't know the answer to some of the questions.

That's too bad. sad

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Reply #22 posted 04/25/17 5:46pm

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IstenSzek said:

motherfunka said:

Correct. Recorded August 10, 2014 at Paisley Park and was open to the public.


cool



Double cool cool

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Reply #23 posted 04/25/17 6:36pm

purpleprime

luvsexy4all said:

that book also says there is a recording of the full Family album with Prince vocals

The Screams Of Passion......would be heaven with Prince's vocal's...wonder if there's a Prince version of Manic Monday....

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Reply #24 posted 04/25/17 7:49pm

bluegangsta

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luvsexy4all said:

that book also says there is a recording of the full Family album with Prince vocals

Is this really news to people? eek

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Reply #25 posted 04/26/17 1:43am

darkroman

The next official release was supposed to have been the Piano tour live CD.

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I only hope Prince's plans are kept in place and we do see this released next.

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Reply #26 posted 04/26/17 2:31am

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To be honest, I believe next in line was "Hit'nRun phase III". He released two singles related to this one.

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Reply #27 posted 04/26/17 3:56am

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To be honest, I believe next in line was "Hit'nRun phase III". He released two singles related to this one.

Exactly, although I'm pretty sure the version of Ruff Enuff that was available on Tidal was a demo. I'm sure his own version with vocals was to come out on Phase III. He stated on twitter that song went well with Free Urself. And Free Urself was confirmed to be on Phase III by the man himself.

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Reply #28 posted 04/26/17 4:16am

dodger

Marco81 said:

fabriziovenerandi said:

To be honest, I believe next in line was "Hit'nRun phase III". He released two singles related to this one.

Exactly, although I'm pretty sure the version of Ruff Enuff that was available on Tidal was a demo. I'm sure his own version with vocals was to come out on Phase III. He stated on twitter that song went well with Free Urself. And Free Urself was confirmed to be on Phase III by the man himself.

Of course he changed his mind/plans all the time but he also tweeted there was no plans for a Phase III at one point.

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There was also an instrumental version of Ruff Enuff on Tidal so that could have been intended for Black Is The New Black for all we know.

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The most apt release probably would have been the last Piano & Mic show from Atlanta he said wanted to release and was reportedly getting mixed at the last Paisley party

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Reply #29 posted 04/26/17 5:46am

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purpleprime said:

luvsexy4all said:

that book also says there is a recording of the full Family album with Prince vocals

The Screams Of Passion......would be heaven with Prince's vocal's...wonder if there's a Prince version of Manic Monday....

Yes...there is....in a duet with Apollonia....

The version I have leaves a LOT 2 b desired.

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