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sro100

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Songs Where You Prefer the Unreleased Version?

Just started to dig out some of my very old boots; was shocked hearing "Crystal Ball" unreleased version first time in a long while - I forgot about the break with the "purple underground;" and it got me thinking:

What songs were better before they were "finished" and released?

[Edited 8/5/17 11:46am]

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Reply #1 posted 08/05/17 12:30pm

dopedog

I prefer the lyrics to the original 'Elephants and Flowers'.
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Reply #2 posted 08/05/17 12:43pm

Doozer

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Tick Tick Bang

Can't Stop

Come

Endorphinmachine

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Reply #3 posted 08/05/17 12:44pm

rdhull

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hmmmm....

top of the dome

We Can Fuck

Xtraloveable

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 #4 posted 08/05/17 12:44pm

peedub

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I prefer the Versace experience 'black sweat'.
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Reply #5 posted 08/05/17 12:49pm

rdhull

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peedub said:

I prefer the Versace experience 'black sweat'.

question

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 #6 posted 08/05/17 12:49pm

soladeo1

Papa
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Reply #7 posted 08/05/17 12:53pm

dance4me3121

peedub said:

I prefer the Versace experience 'black sweat'.

I forgot about that one.it has a psychedelic sound to it. I agree with you there.
I actually prefer the unreleased version of "Strange Relationship" better than the SOTT Version but I love both
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Reply #8 posted 08/05/17 1:02pm

novabrkr

Several of them have already been mentioned.

We Can Fuck / We Can Funk (DF version) - yeah, both

Extraloveable

Computer Blue (longer versions)
Around The World In A Day

In A Large Room With No Light

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got

Tick, Tick, Bang
Right The Wrong

Soul Sanctuary (I like the rawer early mix more)

I'm divided between the two versions of "Come" (then again, the electronic one doesn't really even qualify as "an unreleased version", as it was included in a TV special).

I think "Eye No" is sheer greatness, but sometimes I prefer "The Ball", an early form of the song over it.

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Reply #9 posted 08/05/17 1:39pm

todesm

Joy in repetition
Strange relationship
Insatiable
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Reply #10 posted 08/05/17 3:40pm

airth

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I prefer many of the songs he gave to other artists. Jevetta Steele sings Open Book beautifully, but when I hear it with Prince's vocals, it "takes me to another world".

One unreleased song that stands head and shoulders over what was released has to be Old Friends 4 Sale. I just can't listen to the nonsensical lyrics of the released version. The original (before orchestration) ranks as one of his best for me; the remake sits in the bucket of songs I never want to listen to again.

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Reply #11 posted 08/05/17 4:32pm

lust

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Posessed. (No sugar on the released version)
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #12 posted 08/05/17 4:40pm

soladeo1

Doozer said:

Tick Tick Bang

Can't Stop

Come

Endorphinmachine



The 1981 version of Can't Stop... has been released??
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Reply #13 posted 08/05/17 5:27pm

ShockMyWire

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Electric intercourse for me
Definitely Extralovable
Cuz baby you shock my wire with sexual electricity extraordinaire
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Reply #14 posted 08/05/17 5:57pm

TwiliteKid

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soladeo1 said:

Doozer said:

Tick Tick Bang

Can't Stop

Come

Endorphinmachine



The 1981 version of Can't Stop... has been released??


What?
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Reply #15 posted 08/05/17 6:11pm

tritoncin

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Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (Alternative Version)

"America is a continent..."
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Reply #16 posted 08/05/17 6:19pm

gandorb

I could Never Take the Place of Your Man

Extraloveable

Batdance (a couple of versions)

Vicki's Waiting

Dance Electric

Eggplant lol

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Reply #17 posted 08/05/17 8:14pm

christobole

OLD FRIENDS FOR SALE - even though I generally enjoy Fisher's orchestrations, here the orchestration seems to crush this intimate song, with synth lines that are much more eerie and foreboding.

STRANGE RELATIONSHIP - not radically different to the released version, but I prefer the sitar intro, which underlines the, ermm, strangeness.

SOMETHING IN THE WATER - the computer bleeps in the released version seem too disconcerting to me, distracting from the melody (even though that was probably Prince's intent). Also, unfortunately, to convey discord, Prince probably threw out the harmonically warm piano that was found in the unreleased version.

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Reply #18 posted 08/05/17 8:40pm

christobole

airth said:

I prefer many of the songs he gave to other artists. Jevetta Steele sings Open Book beautifully, but when I hear it with Prince's vocals, it "takes me to another world".

One unreleased song that stands head and shoulders over what was released has to be Old Friends 4 Sale. I just can't listen to the nonsensical lyrics of the released version. The original (before orchestration) ranks as one of his best for me; the remake sits in the bucket of songs I never want to listen to again.

Omg - I never even paid attention to the lyrics of this version, since the orchestration is so wrong. These lyrics are absolutely dreadful.

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Reply #19 posted 08/06/17 7:45am

sulls

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Take Me With U. The coda is gorgeous! Extralovable too.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #20 posted 08/06/17 8:57am

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rdhull said:

peedub said:

I prefer the Versace experience 'black sweat'.

question


from the 2006 'versace experience'..it's on bftp 2.0 (maybe elsewhere, too, i dunno).

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Reply #21 posted 08/06/17 9:13am

gandorb

peedub said:

rdhull said:

question


from the 2006 'versace experience'..it's on bftp 2.0 (maybe elsewhere, too, i dunno).

Thanks. I need to check that one out again. Just heard it once, liked it but didn't fully compare it to the studio version, and moved on.

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Reply #22 posted 08/06/17 9:33am

KoolEaze

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christobole said:

OLD FRIENDS FOR SALE - even though I generally enjoy Fisher's orchestrations, here the orchestration seems to crush this intimate song, with synth lines that are much more eerie and foreboding.

STRANGE RELATIONSHIP - not radically different to the released version, but I prefer the sitar intro, which underlines the, ermm, strangeness.

SOMETHING IN THE WATER - the computer bleeps in the released version seem too disconcerting to me, distracting from the melody (even though that was probably Prince's intent). Also, unfortunately, to convey discord, Prince probably threw out the harmonically warm piano that was found in the unreleased version.

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[Edited 8/5/17 20:28pm]

That other version was actually recorded a year after the released version.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #23 posted 08/06/17 9:36am

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peedub said:

I prefer the Versace experience 'black sweat'.

Yes, much better version.

U might not like the taste, but I'm still going to stick your face in this Funk
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Reply #24 posted 08/06/17 10:09am

RodeoSchro

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Crucial

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #25 posted 08/06/17 10:36am

NorthC

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hmmmm....



top of the dome



We Can Fuck


Xtraloveable



Those two for sure! Plus:
Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
Come
Old Friends 4 Sale
Don't ever lose your dreams.
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Reply #26 posted 08/06/17 10:56am

rdhull

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NorthC said:

Old Friends 4 Sale

Yes, this one too, I forgot.

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 #27 posted 08/06/17 1:34pm

highcalonic

Old Friend 4 Sale

Come #1

Endorphine Machine #1

5 Women

Zannalee

Horny Pony

Insatiable

Still Would Stand All Time

Beautiful Strange

Something In The Water

"You can skate around the issue if you like,
But who's gonna get you high in the middle of the night?"
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Reply #28 posted 08/06/17 2:30pm

rob1965

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sro100 said:

Just started to dig out some of my very old boots; was shocked hearing "Crystal Ball" unreleased version first time in a long while - I forgot about the break with the "purple underground;" and it got me thinking:



What songs were better before they were "finished" and released?



[Edited 8/5/17 11:46am]



None.
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #29 posted 08/06/17 2:36pm

erik319

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Wally. The re-recording misses out a whole chunk where he's asking Wally if he can borrow $50. It's awesome.




cool

lol
blah blah blah
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