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Latin

Article: One Nite Alone… Solo Piano And Voice By Prince

Check out the article published by A Pop Life entitled "One Nite Alone… Solo Piano And Voice By Prince":

http://en.apoplife.nl/one...by-prince/
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Reply #1 posted 10/09/17 3:57am

Lovejunky

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thanks Latin...

It’s a very intimate album, on which Prince,

once again,

shows that he resided in a different universe as apposed to his peers.

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #2 posted 10/09/17 8:12am

kingricefan

One of my favorite Prince albums.

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/17 6:09am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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kingricefan said:

One of my favorite Prince albums.

Mine too. biggrin

How long do you wanna be loved. Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #4 posted 10/10/17 6:15pm

gandorb

Thanks for sharing. This album has rarely received positive press, so it was nice to read it. I agree that it is best in certain moods.
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Reply #5 posted 10/10/17 6:25pm

bsprout

Thanks, Latin. I love this album.
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Reply #6 posted 10/10/17 7:53pm

MIRvmn

Great album cool
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 #7 posted 10/11/17 1:03am

databank

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When the news of Prince having passed hit me, on a sad Friday evening, I played ONA. Spontaneously, that was the Prince record I wanted to hear in that moment.

It's one of those Prince records that stand out in his discography, being quite different from the pack. Few people beyond us the hardcore fans know of its existence and it's a pity. I wonder what reviews would have been if it had received a mainstream release. The general public and critics would probably have received it better than the fans did (it was bashed a lot on the Org at the time).

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Reply #8 posted 10/14/17 10:54am

pinkcashmere23

Thanks Latin.Beautiful album.

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Reply #9 posted 10/14/17 11:04am

purplerabbitho
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Why did the org bash it so much? Why do you think the general public would have been kinder? I like the album but I can see songs like Avalanche and his instrumentals getting some BS from critics due to their presumptions that Prince was funky sex God, not a "serious" musician. I think now after his death it would be received much better by most folks (critics, the public, and hardcore fans) due to people's attitude now that Prince was a gift to music, not to be taken lightly.

databank said:

When the news of Prince having passed hit me, on a sad Friday evening, I played ONA. Spontaneously, that was the Prince record I wanted to hear in that moment.

It's one of those Prince records that stand out in his discography, being quite different from the pack. Few people beyond us the hardcore fans know of its existence and it's a pity. I wonder what reviews would have been if it had received a mainstream release. The general public and critics would probably have received it better than the fans did (it was bashed a lot on the Org at the time).

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Reply #10 posted 10/14/17 7:01pm

gullahgirl

Thanks Latin for posting this! It has been awhile since I played this album. I think I will go listen to this tonight. Still missing our beloved Prince.

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Reply #11 posted 10/14/17 8:12pm

jdcxc

Avalanche and Pearls B4 the Swine are two deep cuts. Profound songwriting.
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Reply #12 posted 10/15/17 12:20pm

databank

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purplerabbithole said:

Why did the org bash it so much? Why do you think the general public would have been kinder? I like the album but I can see songs like Avalanche and his instrumentals getting some BS from critics due to their presumptions that Prince was funky sex God, not a "serious" musician. I think now after his death it would be received much better by most folks (critics, the public, and hardcore fans) due to people's attitude now that Prince was a gift to music, not to be taken lightly.





databank said:


When the news of Prince having passed hit me, on a sad Friday evening, I played ONA. Spontaneously, that was the Prince record I wanted to hear in that moment.


It's one of those Prince records that stand out in his discography, being quite different from the pack. Few people beyond us the hardcore fans know of its existence and it's a pity. I wonder what reviews would have been if it had received a mainstream release. The general public and critics would probably have received it better than the fans did (it was bashed a lot on the Org at the time).




I'm not sure about critics but i think the general public -those who would have known, obviously it wouldn't have been a top 40 hit- would have perceived it as a serious and honest effort by a serious and honest musician. No effects, no sexy attitude, no bravado, just a man, some songs and a piano, and a very intimate record. Idk, I guess all my girlfriends have heard it over the years, and all were pretty impressed though not being fans, it's just a beautiful chilled out record to play late at night. Prince fans, lots of them at least, were too obssessed by the past to evaluate it honestly: I remember lots of people saying it was vastly inferior to the Intimate Moments sessions (utter BS) and just because those rehearsals had been circulating any Prince piano album from 2002 would gave been doomed from the start. Non-fans didn't have this prejudice. They would first and foremost have been surprised, then mist likely impressed. Actually, I found out that non fans were usually pretty receptive when I'd play them something they'd never have thought the Prince they knew from the hits would do.
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Reply #13 posted 10/15/17 1:57pm

anangellooksdo
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I absolutely love this album. Glad it got some more attention.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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