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Thread started 10/04/17 11:34am

tmcjb

What song has Prince's best piano performance?

What song do you think contains Prince's best piano performance? I've been obsessed with "Condition of the Heart" recently, it's fantastic.

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Reply #1 posted 10/04/17 11:38am

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Is the piano playing on "Case Of U" his own? If so, that's some pretty accompaniment.

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Reply #2 posted 10/04/17 11:46am

Genesia

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Condition of the Heart.

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Reply #3 posted 10/04/17 1:03pm

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tmcjb said:

What song do you think contains Prince's best piano performance? I've been obsessed with "Condition of the Heart" recently, it's fantastic.

that's a good one but in terms of a cohesive melding of a great song and pianistic skills, i'd say that avalanche is better.

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Reply #4 posted 10/04/17 3:06pm

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The released version, and many live versions of "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?".
The piano solo on "Under The Cherry Moon" is phenomenal. So much with so little.
On the Rhodes, there's "Money Don't Matter 2night" and "And God Created Woman".
"3 Chains O' Gold"?
"Another Lonely Christmas".
"Do Me Baby".
Of course, "Venus De Milo". Such dynamics.

But also the ’88 Dortmund medley.

Or maybe an Honest Man, from the opening credits of UTCM, but the orchestra plays a big part here.

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Reply #5 posted 10/04/17 3:31pm

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Joy In Repetition



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Reply #6 posted 10/04/17 3:45pm

Musze

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CatB said:



Joy In Repetition



There's a performance of this from the Oakland P&M Show that is out of this world.

Another underrated one is the 3121 version of The Dance. That bridge.

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Reply #7 posted 10/04/17 6:16pm

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tmcjb said:

What song do you think contains Prince's best piano performance? I've been obsessed with "Condition of the Heart" recently, it's fantastic.



First song I thought of - wish he had played it on the P&M tour.
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Reply #8 posted 10/04/17 7:52pm

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I would say The Dance.
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Reply #9 posted 10/04/17 8:26pm

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bonatoc said:

Of course, "Venus De Milo". Such dynamics.

Yes! I always wished that song was longer.

"Arboretum" from One Nite Alone (and his Purple Pick of the Week on Tidal) is another beautiful piano instrumental.

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Reply #10 posted 10/04/17 11:15pm

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An Honest Man
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Reply #11 posted 10/05/17 1:32am

CherryMoon57

Condition Of The Heart / Venus De Milo / One Night Alone / Have A Heart / Arboretum / Avalanche

Each of these tracks gives me chills. Prince's piano playing style was just mind-blowing.




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Reply #12 posted 10/05/17 4:20am

fishwillbite

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Under the Cherry Moon. Very cool piano playing
PIPS! Eurgh...
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Reply #13 posted 10/05/17 6:41am

paulludvig

CherryMoon57 said:

Condition Of The Heart / Venus De Milo / One Night Alone / Have A Heart / Arboretum / Avalanche

Each of these tracks gives me chills. Prince's piano playing style was just mind-blowing.




Good list!

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #14 posted 10/05/17 6:37pm

coldasice

tmcjb said:

What song do you think contains Prince's best piano performance? I've been obsessed with "Condition of the Heart" recently, it's fantastic.


That song in the vault
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Reply #15 posted 10/06/17 4:08am

stpaisios

The Dance

I Love U, But I don't Trust U Anymore

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Diamnonds & Pearls

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Reply #16 posted 10/06/17 4:32am

RJOrion

When We're Dancing Close And Slow
Condition Of The Heart
Still Waiting
Arboretum
Venus De Milo
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Reply #17 posted 10/06/17 9:14am

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spookEElectric said:

An Honest Man


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(Under The Cherry Moon movie version, that is)

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Reply #18 posted 10/06/17 9:22am

RJOrion

Leaving For New York
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Reply #19 posted 10/07/17 2:25pm

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I think that the piano in "Let's Have a Baby" is gorgeous.

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Reply #20 posted 10/07/17 2:32pm

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RJOrion said:

Leaving For New York


Great shout, if unreleased stuff counts.
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Reply #21 posted 10/07/17 6:38pm

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Condition of the Heart, Venus de Milo, It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night and Sexy Dancer deserve to be on the list. And what used to be called the 'Loring Park' sessions are tour-de-force.
[Edited 10/7/17 21:33pm]
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