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Thread started 05/17/17 3:12pm

soladeo1

The Gold Experience. Prince's Best Album Of The 90s By A Mile.

Discuss.

So many awesome songs. No album since Purple Rain had
a many hook-filled singles. The production is rich and
sonically dynamic.
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Reply #1 posted 05/17/17 3:24pm

runningbear

I prefer Come...though the song Gold has grown on me over the last few years

Come feels a bit more gritty and heartfelt, less over the top

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Reply #2 posted 05/17/17 3:29pm

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Not even near being the best of the 90's imo.

Shhh, TMBGITW, Dolphin, Shy, I Hate U and Gold are the only listenable tracks to my ears. The NPG operator shite and things like P.Control, Endorphine, We march and Now are awful.

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Reply #3 posted 05/17/17 3:32pm

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I agree, Gold Experience is the finest P album in the 90s. nod


Exodus-Come-Gold Experience.... what an amazing trio. heart

the 1993-1995 era...... = worship

ps maybe the doubters / critics should give a listen to the fan-made-bootleg, the 3 cd "The Dawn"..?

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #4 posted 05/17/17 6:21pm

jaawwnn

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I prefer Come myself but yeah, these days I mostly just play The Dawn.
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Reply #5 posted 05/17/17 6:25pm

TrivialPursuit

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thedance said:


Exodus-Come-Gold Experience.... what an amazing trio. heart


YEP!

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #6 posted 05/17/17 6:27pm

luvsexy4all

a couple of track substitutes and yes =its true

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Reply #7 posted 05/17/17 7:10pm

thegamecock

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Not even near being the best of the 90's imo.

Shhh, TMBGITW, Dolphin, Shy, I Hate U and Gold are the only listenable tracks to my ears. The NPG operator shite and things like P.Control, Endorphine, We march and Now are awful.

Original version of EM was an absolute rock monster. I have no idea why he overdubbed the hell out of it for TGE.

P Control was cool at the time.

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Reply #8 posted 05/17/17 7:12pm

thegamecock

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jaawwnn said:

I prefer Come myself but yeah, these days I mostly just play The Dawn.

Ahhhh, The Dawn. Now THAT is a masterpiece...... what the mid 90s shoulda and coulda been......

[Edited 5/17/17 19:12pm]

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Reply #9 posted 05/17/17 7:20pm

chrisslope9

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Mid 90s = Great era for Prince. The Gold Album was wonderful but the versions of those songs that were circulating a year or two before release were even better. He did polish it up a bit too much.

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Reply #10 posted 05/17/17 7:23pm

thegamecock

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chrisslope9 said:

Mid 90s = Great era for Prince. The Gold Album was wonderful but the versions of those songs that were circulating a year or two before release were even better. He did polish it up a bit too much.

Agreed. Same for C&D a year later.

I did enjoy the dubbed up TMBGITW from TGE more than the original version from 94 tho...

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Reply #11 posted 05/17/17 7:28pm

luvsexy4all

has the full 17 track version leaked ???

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Reply #12 posted 05/17/17 7:29pm

MIRvmn

It's definitely one of his best albums of the 90s but I prefer Come smile
Thunder, all through the night
Promise to see Jesus in the morning light
Take my hand, it'll be alright
C'mon save your soul tonight
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Reply #13 posted 05/17/17 11:24pm

coldasice

I usually just consider Come and Gold a double album. It seems the songs were all interchangeable on different configurations. I'm not a fan of the organs, the unpolished leaked versions were better. This time period was amazing though & there were a lot of good memories in 95 (First Paisley Party). Gold will always be special to me.
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Reply #14 posted 05/18/17 12:28am

BoraBora


Yes it is, but even better in the configuration with "Days Of Wild" and the original superior studio take of TMBGITW.

I also agree with who's sayin' "Gold" and "Come" are like a double album.

To some extent I find them the pair "Black Album"+"Lovesexy" of the 90's.


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Reply #15 posted 05/18/17 12:43am

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I too also prefer Come. It's not over produced in the way TGE is. Plus the Come album frankly has aged far better than TGE.

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Reply #16 posted 05/18/17 1:37am

dodger

thedance said:

I agree, Gold Experience is the finest P album in the 90s. nod


Exodus-Come-Gold Experience.... what an amazing trio. heart

the 1993-1995 era..... = worship

ps maybe the doubters / critics should give a listen to the fan-made-bootleg, the 3 cd "The Dawn"..?



This. These were the days for me. Albums, Maxi singles, tv specials, awesome out-takes, tour and aftershow boots. The Dawn covers it all perfectly
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Reply #17 posted 05/18/17 1:41am

BoraBora

dodger said:

thedance said:

I agree, Gold Experience is the finest P album in the 90s. nod


Exodus-Come-Gold Experience.... what an amazing trio. heart

the 1993-1995 era...... = worship

ps maybe the doubters / critics should give a listen to the fan-made-bootleg, the 3 cd "The Dawn"..?

This. These were the days for me. Albums, Maxi singles, tv specials, awesome out-takes, tour and aftershow boots. The Dawn covers it all perfectly



I never understood what's so great in "The Dawn" 3CD fan-made-bootleg and why it is regarder so high here, even looking at it as overall better of the original P releseas.

Yes, it is interested to listen once to some edited versions of songs and to a different tracklist to what we already have, but to me it isn't more of a novelty.


Anyway, each to their own.

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Reply #18 posted 05/18/17 3:27am

RJOrion

TheDigitalGardener said:

Not even near being the best of the 90's imo.


Shhh, TMBGITW, Dolphin, Shy, I Hate U and Gold are the only listenable tracks to my ears. The NPG operator shite and things like P.Control, Endorphine, We march and Now are awful.






exactly...word 4 word
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Reply #19 posted 05/18/17 7:35am

dodger

BoraBora said:



dodger said:


thedance said:

I agree, Gold Experience is the finest P album in the 90s. nod


Exodus-Come-Gold Experience.... what an amazing trio. heart

the 1993-1995 era..... = worship

ps maybe the doubters / critics should give a listen to the fan-made-bootleg, the 3 cd "The Dawn"..?



This. These were the days for me. Albums, Maxi singles, tv specials, awesome out-takes, tour and aftershow boots. The Dawn covers it all perfectly



I never understood what's so great in "The Dawn" 3CD fan-made-bootleg and why it is regarder so high here, even looking at it as overall better of the original P releseas.

Yes, it is interested to listen once to some edited versions of songs and to a different tracklist to what we already have, but to me it isn't more of a novelty.



Anyway, each to their own.



I know it's fan made but I think it's a great compilation (I know databank loves it too!) from that era including out-takes, remixes and sparser earlier versions (and better IMO) of the likes of Gold and EndorphinMachine
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Reply #20 posted 05/18/17 8:20am

Genesia

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Not even near being the best of the 90's imo.

Shhh, TMBGITW, Dolphin, Shy, I Hate U and Gold are the only listenable tracks to my ears. The NPG operator shite and things like P.Control, Endorphine, We march and Now are awful.


I disagree with you about Endorphinmachine, but am in absolute accord on We March, Now, and this album as a whole.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #21 posted 05/18/17 8:34am

peedub

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nope.

i prefer the 'love symbol' album over anything from the decade...then 'come'. then 'exodus' and 'the gold experience' and 'goldnigga' maybe tied for 3rd.

it took me a long time to warm to 'the gold experience' and it's probably my least listened to album to this day; but it's okay...

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Reply #22 posted 05/18/17 8:36am

BoraBora

dodger said:

BoraBora said:



I never understood what's so great in "The Dawn" 3CD fan-made-bootleg and why it is regarder so high here, even looking at it as overall better of the original P releseas.

Yes, it is interested to listen once to some edited versions of songs and to a different tracklist to what we already have, but to me it isn't more of a novelty.


Anyway, each to their own.

I know it's fan made but I think it's a great compilation (I know databank loves it too!) from that era including out-takes, remixes and sparser earlier versions (and better IMO) of the likes of Gold and EndorphinMachine


I listened to it once, appreciating the work.

Anyway, when I want to listen to (for example) "Space" I prefer to go to one of the released version instead of a mash-up of them, and this applies to many tracks on the set: yes, very well made but still mash-up.

As you I also prefer the original "Come" version of "Endorphinemachine" vs. the TGE version.

For "Gold", instead, differently from many other fans, I never had any problem with the TGE released version: I love it so much that any other outtake of it seems empty to my ears.

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Reply #23 posted 05/18/17 8:48am

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TrivialPursuit said:

thedance said:


Exodus-Come-Gold Experience.... what an amazing trio. heart


YEP!

Co-sign.

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Reply #24 posted 05/18/17 9:10am

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Nope, the Truth is.

"2freaky is a complete stud." DJ
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Reply #25 posted 05/18/17 12:18pm

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Endorphinmachine is a classic, I've got the Japanese promo, one of my collection gems!
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Reply #26 posted 05/20/17 10:44am

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The Gold Experience is still in my top 5 of favorite albums by P.
It's definitely a shame it's not more well known...Maybe one day it will be.
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Reply #27 posted 05/20/17 12:01pm

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Agreed,

loved the whole era... the radical change in musical style, the name change, man those were the days.

There's not a bad note on that album and I love how every song builds on the previous one. Definitely a concept album done right. Even the segues don't bother me... After playing the video-game the whole VR concept worked for me.

Come - Gold - emancipation is the trilogy I always think of when it comes to 90's prince. and 90's prince was frkn awesome!

It was not in vain...it was in Minneapolis!
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Reply #28 posted 05/20/17 12:34pm

purplerabbitho
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I agree. I love the Truth.

But I would definitely follow it with the Gold Experience. It is a little to strong on Tommy B keyboards at times but still great songs.

Hears how I like to listen to the nineties Prince...

1.) The Truth

2.) Gold Experience

3.)my compilation of the best songs of Graffiti Bridge and Diamonds and Pearls

3) my own compliation of half of the songs and Emancipation Love Symbol

4.) my own compilation of my favorite songs from Come, and Crystal Ball.

5.) my own compliation of my favorite songs from Crystal Ball, Chaos and Disorder and the Undertaker

2freaky4church1 said:

Nope, the Truth is.

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Reply #29 posted 05/20/17 1:24pm

daKotaGeNesis

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Discuss.

So many awesome songs. No album since Purple Rain had
a many hook-filled singles. The production is rich and
sonically dynamic.

The songs in this album takes me to a whole entire different world. It's even more a plus of you figure out choreography to the songs. The guitar range on few chains on gold is insane and I have heard nothing like it. 7 is a fun song to choreograph. My name is Prince is not only great rapping but hilarious as well. The operator is hilarious. I LOVE the Continental. It's one of my favorite songs although I can't pick just one.
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