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Reply #30 posted 06/26/17 6:28am

BartVanHemelen

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No review in Entertainment Weekly (30 June 2017 issue), but they did put the album as #1 on their "Must" list at the start of the issue.

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Reply #31 posted 06/26/17 6:29am

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Although I like what Rogers wrote and the notes from The Revolution, the liner notes are lacking as far as information. I would like to see details regarding the mastering and the sources used. Sure, information regarding the Prince/Welton 2015 master tells us all we really need to know about disc 1, but, more should be provided for the rest. For disc 2 it would be great to know how/why songs were selected, did they go by the dates on the tapes, the dates Prince handed them over, or the memories of those involved? Were they sourced from multi-tracks, mix-downs, cassette (surely not) or some other source? These details would be great, but, alas, they're nowhere to be found.

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Reply #32 posted 06/26/17 10:23am

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djThunderfunk said:

Although I like what Rogers wrote and the notes from The Revolution, the liner notes are lacking as far as information. I would like to see details regarding the mastering and the sources used. Sure, information regarding the Prince/Welton 2015 master tells us all we really need to know about disc 1, but, more should be provided for the rest. For disc 2 it would be great to know how/why songs were selected, did they go by the dates on the tapes, the dates Prince handed them over, or the memories of those involved? Were they sourced from multi-tracks, mix-downs, cassette (surely not) or some other source? These details would be great, but, alas, they're nowhere to be found.


Great points - Susan's notes are really well done, but more suited for a greatest hits album liner notes and could have been more focused on this package and how/why songs were selected.

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Reply #33 posted 06/26/17 11:33am

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Can anyone who has the 2-cd version let us know if the artwork on the actual discs is the same as on the 3-cd/dvd version (i.e. the "face")?

Thanks!

Just like the white winged dove...
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Reply #34 posted 06/26/17 12:51pm

williamb610

In the liner notes for Computer Blue, Wendy is hilarious, talking about Big Chick! She noticed him wearing "all too familiar jeans".

That shit is funny.

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Reply #35 posted 06/26/17 12:56pm

jungleluv

starkitty said:

Apparently Jill got no credit on the vault songs?

Why am I not surprised? Jill seemed to me to be taken for granted and not given credit 4 stuff. For example; hiding behind the curtains providing backing vocals 4 Vanity 6 on the 1999 tour. Yet she still hung around.

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Reply #36 posted 06/26/17 3:27pm

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How that DVD slips/falls out the case. WTF?

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #37 posted 06/26/17 3:50pm

EddieC

rdhull said:

How that DVD slips/falls out the case. WTF?

It's done it to me 4 times now!!!

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Reply #38 posted 06/26/17 3:57pm

rdhull

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EddieC said:

rdhull said:

How that DVD slips/falls out the case. WTF?

It's done it to me 4 times now!!!

They left that side as open with the booklet..dumb!

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #39 posted 06/26/17 4:52pm

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Nikkie said:

Great review by Pitchfork (10/10) http://pitchfork.com/revi...ition/amp/

that is the most overwritten, grandiloqent piece of garbage I've ever read, Pitchfork have really outdone themselves there!

I don't even disagree with anything in it but reading it is like the opposite of listening to Purple Rain.

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Reply #40 posted 06/26/17 8:59pm

Namelessfan

Reading all the threads and reactions to PR Remastered makes me happy that I am a newbie or casual or reconnected fan because I really like most of it. I don't want to criticize anyone and there are so many excellent reviews but - I'm glad that I am ignorant enough to just enjoy it for what it is.

Damn, people, lighten up!

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Reply #41 posted 06/27/17 10:28am

partyup77

rdhull said:

EddieC said:

It's done it to me 4 times now!!!

They left that side as open with the booklet..dumb!

Yeah, that got on my nerves - I put the DVD and book in a seperate jewel case

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Reply #42 posted 06/27/17 8:25pm

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Reply #43 posted 06/27/17 8:58pm

gandorb

jaawwnn said:



Nikkie said:


Great review by Pitchfork (10/10) http://pitchfork.com/revi...ition/amp/

that is the most overwritten, grandiloqent piece of garbage I've ever read, Pitchfork have really outdone themselves there!

I don't even disagree with anything in it but reading it is like the opposite of listening to Purple Rain.



It's only on the org where almost everything gets completely dismissed. Even a very positive review of PR Deluxe gets labeled garbage even when the poster agrees with the content. disbelief
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Reply #44 posted 06/28/17 8:55am

rld

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5rxp5b_prince-purple-rain-expanded-edition-wtf-wb_music

lol lol lol

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Reply #45 posted 06/28/17 8:58am

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rld said:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5rxp5b_prince-purple-rain-expanded-edition-wtf-wb_music

lol lol lol


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Reply #46 posted 06/28/17 3:20pm

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I'd love to read the liner notes if someone could post them if it wouldn't get them in trouble. Don't have the funds for the release right now. I'd love to see what was written though.

"Why'd I waste my kisses on you baby?" R.I.P. Prince You've finally found your way back home. Well Done.
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Reply #47 posted 06/28/17 8:24pm

AnnaSantana

Love2tha9s said:

I'd love to read the liner notes if someone could post them if it wouldn't get them in trouble. Don't have the funds for the release right now. I'd love to see what was written though.


Same.
Just fun....nothing ethereal.
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Reply #48 posted 06/28/17 9:00pm

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LoriJ said:

Mine arrived today. I haven't been able to listen/ enjoy it yet. I ripped the 3 Cd's to my PC to preserve the originals. Let me tell you WB dropped the ball on this. The Cd's could not be read..unknown title, artist, no track listings. I just finished manually entering them all. It was a labor of love of course, but still! The foil packaging however is absolutely beautiful.

That is what I do with all my Prince CD's now, they get get ripped once and placed back in their covers. Have done this since I went digital in 2008. Part of the reason why my Flexipack cases for TRC and Musicology look new, rather than battered.

Prince - Love4oneanother
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Reply #49 posted 06/29/17 3:39am

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Adorecream said:

LoriJ said:

Mine arrived today. I haven't been able to listen/ enjoy it yet. I ripped the 3 Cd's to my PC to preserve the originals. Let me tell you WB dropped the ball on this. The Cd's could not be read..unknown title, artist, no track listings. I just finished manually entering them all. It was a labor of love of course, but still! The foil packaging however is absolutely beautiful.

That is what I do with all my Prince CD's now, they get get ripped once and placed back in their covers. Have done this since I went digital in 2008. Part of the reason why my Flexipack cases for TRC and Musicology look new, rather than battered.

My CD's are all in very mint condition (Musicology, Planet Earth, TRC....): reason why is that I wash always my hands, hold it carefully when using & don't lend it. Reason on top of that, all my collection is from Japan....(despite of course 20Ten, Crystal Ball, Lotusflower, MPLSound....that were not released in Japan).

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Reply #50 posted 06/30/17 12:54pm

Tokyo

Reviewed on the Cocoa Diaries

http://cocoadiaries.com/m...evolution/

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Reply #51 posted 06/30/17 5:35pm

bilbolives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ITUNES_MUSIC_TOP_10?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Associated Press is reporting that "Purple Rain" is among the top 10 on iTunes.

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Reply #52 posted 07/01/17 9:02am

tmcjb

Question, was the lyrics sheet in the original vinyl pressing as unreadable as it is in this one?

"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #53 posted 07/01/17 10:31am

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tmcjb said:

Question, was the lyrics sheet in the original vinyl pressing as unreadable as it is in this one?


Yes... even lp sized
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Reply #54 posted 07/01/17 3:55pm

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whitesockedfunk said:

Can anyone who has the 2-cd version let us know if the artwork on the actual discs is the same as on the 3-cd/dvd version (i.e. the "face")?

Thanks!

Yes, CD 1 and CD2 are identical in terms of disc artwork between the 2CD and 3CD versions. However, the booklets and digipaks are very different.

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Reply #55 posted 07/01/17 4:35pm

TrivialPursuit

Here's the unboxing video for the 3CD, 2CD, picture disk, vinyl album, and 12" single reissues: http://bit.ly/unboxingprince

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince |
http://bit.ly/unboxingprince
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Reply #56 posted 07/02/17 6:24am

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Not a word about this release in Rolling Stone's 13 July 2017 issue. (Nor in their 29 June 2017 issue.)

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Not a peep about it in Mojo's August 2017 issue.

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Seriously, didn't Warners send this out for review? Are we going to get a bunch of them only in a couple of weeks or so?

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This is really, really odd.

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Reply #57 posted 07/02/17 11:31am

EddieC

BartVanHemelen said:

Not a word about this release in Rolling Stone's 13 July 2017 issue. (Nor in their 29 June 2017 issue.)

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Not a peep about it in Mojo's August 2017 issue.

.

Seriously, didn't Warners send this out for review? Are we going to get a bunch of them only in a couple of weeks or so?

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This is really, really odd.

[Edited 7/2/17 6:34am]

There's a five-star review online from Rolling Stone, that went up 5 days ago. I first saw it because someone posted the link here in another thread (I don't remember where). Now, as to why it's not in the printed edition, I don't know. The printed reviews have been pretty limited the last few issues, if I remember correctly, so maybe they're just scaling back for the print edition.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/review-princes-purple-rain-deluxe-edition-reissues-w489147

[Edited 7/2/17 11:32am]

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Reply #58 posted 07/02/17 9:51pm

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Prince's Classic Finally Expanded

The Deluxe 'Purple Rain' Reissue

http://www.popmatters.com/feature/prince-classic-finally-expanded-the-deluxe-purple-rain-reissue/

Welton’s remaster is a brickwalled disaster, harsh and brutal on the ears. It is undeniably far louder than the original CD pressing, which may make it seem to pop out with more clarity (especially on subpar audio equipment), but Welton destroyed the music’s dynamic range in the process. It’s a huge wasted opportunity.

The new remaster doesn’t even register on the scale when compared to some of the highest quality reissues in recent years like the stunning series from Peter Gabriel, for instance, or the phenomenal new pressing of Radiohead’s OK Computer. The lavish attention to detail and lovingly produced reissues in recent years by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and others all blow Purple Rain out of the water, and it’s not even close. It’s an embarrassment.

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Reply #59 posted 07/03/17 12:37am

jaawwnn

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gandorb said:

jaawwnn said:



Nikkie said:


Great review by Pitchfork (10/10) http://pitchfork.com/revi...ition/amp/

that is the most overwritten, grandiloqent piece of garbage I've ever read, Pitchfork have really outdone themselves there!

I don't even disagree with anything in it but reading it is like the opposite of listening to Purple Rain.



It's only on the org where almost everything gets completely dismissed. Even a very positive review of PR Deluxe gets labeled garbage even when the poster agrees with the content. disbelief

Dismissed? Oh man, if only I was dismissive, then I wouldn't have to wind myself up about stylistic issues in a music review.
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