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Article: How Prince Took ‘Take Me With U’ Back

Check out the article published by Diffuser entitled "How Prince Took ‘Take Me With U’ Back":

http://diffuser.fm/prince...me-with-u/
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Reply #1 posted 01/26/18 5:25am

sulls

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LOVE that song! Wish we had the full length version in studio quality. I love that beautiful coda...

"I like to watch."
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Reply #2 posted 01/26/18 5:44am

jdcxc

One of his best videos...the guitar solo with the Controversy licks!
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Reply #3 posted 01/26/18 5:45am

djThunderfunk

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I might be in the minority here, but, I wish he'd left it on Apollonia's album.

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #4 posted 01/26/18 12:34pm

mdmeridius

djThunderfunk said:

I might be in the minority here, but, I wish he'd left it on Apollonia's album.


Trust me, you’re not the only one. It’s one of Prince’s worst songs IMO.
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #5 posted 01/26/18 12:57pm

sulls

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mdmeridius said:

djThunderfunk said:

I might be in the minority here, but, I wish he'd left it on Apollonia's album.

Trust me, you’re not the only one. It’s one of Prince’s worst songs IMO.

DUDES! hrmph

"I like to watch."
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Reply #6 posted 01/26/18 1:12pm

djThunderfunk

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sulls said:

DUDES! hrmph


I wouldn't say it's "one of Prince's worst songs", but, it's for sure my least favorite on PR. I could do without ever hearing the album version again. Also the TMWU/Raspberry Beret live medley... I hate that.

On Apollonia's album it would have been a highlight. On Purple Rain it's the low point and it's inclusion is the reason for LGC being cut down. Just sayin'...

I do like the live version from the music video.

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #7 posted 01/26/18 6:11pm

EddieC

It's the song I like least from Purple Rain. And I didn't like the pairing with Raspberry Beret most of the time in concert--but that was at least in part because he didn't seem to really commit to either song most of the time. It would have maybe seemed stronger on Apollonia 6, but it wouldn't have been the best track on there, either. Might have been the worst?? Or at least, the least interesting (in that he did similar songs that were just as good or better later in his career).

I'm back to clarify one thing--when I say "Might have been the worst?" I'm talking only about on Purple Rain or Apollonia 6--there were weaker songs before and would be weaker songs later. Oh, and Raspberry Beret isn't weak at all--just the pairing and performances with Take Me With U rarely amounted to much.

[Edited 1/27/18 15:41pm]

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Reply #8 posted 01/27/18 6:44am

Darshy

Lovely little tune.
I guess if u don't get 'romance' then it's gonna be lost on u
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Reply #9 posted 01/27/18 6:56am

novabrkr

Young fans liking the edgier side of Prince more decided to dislike the song back in the day - and never grew out of their pubescent impressions.

Move on, we've seen these comments before. mr.green

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Reply #10 posted 01/28/18 12:18pm

AnnaStesia10

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Kool article Latin, thanks. I always liked this song I am a Prince fan that does prefer his edgier, less mainstream or popular work. But I can remember when the PR soundtrack came out and I played it to death, I never skipped this song and it has a nice arrangement. It is not a fav of mine, but it works on the album and in the movie.
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #11 posted 01/29/18 7:51pm

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a Prince classic, nod

Nevermind the strange hate opinions.. eek eek eek

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #12 posted 01/29/18 7:53pm

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ps.

Take Me With U have this wonderful kind of Beatles pop-psycadelica sound that I just loooove... love


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[Edited 1/29/18 19:54pm]

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Reply #13 posted 01/30/18 12:44pm

jungleluv

My favourite song from the Purple Rain album. On the original album it said - duet with Apollonia, but on the recent deluxe edition it said - performed by Prince and The Revolution. Apples name was taken off the song! If I was her I would be hurt by this snub.

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Reply #14 posted 01/30/18 12:47pm

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I love Apples but, those two singing always made me feel some kind of way. Like how did those vocals make the final cut? But I don't know it's still catchy I guess.

I Just Came To Dance and Shade for Yall
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Reply #15 posted 01/31/18 10:24am

coldasice

mdmeridius said:

djThunderfunk said:

I might be in the minority here, but, I wish he'd left it on Apollonia's album.


Trust me, you’re not the only one. It’s one of Prince’s worst songs IMO.

I agree.
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Reply #16 posted 01/31/18 10:26am

RodeoSchro

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It's my favorite of all Prince songs, ever.

Different strokes for different folks.

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Reply #17 posted 01/31/18 10:27am

coldasice

QueenofPurplePalace said:

I love Apples but, those two singing always made me feel some kind of way. Like how did those vocals make the final cut? But I don't know it's still catchy I guess.


I was hoping they’d hide her vox deep in the mix on the PR remaster
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Reply #18 posted 02/03/18 6:43am

Latin

AnnaStesia10 said:

Kool article Latin, thanks. I always liked this song I am a Prince fan that does prefer his edgier, less mainstream or popular work. But I can remember when the PR soundtrack came out and I played it to death, I never skipped this song and it has a nice arrangement. It is not a fav of mine, but it works on the album and in the movie.

You are very welcome. smile
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Reply #19 posted 02/03/18 6:55am

gandorb

There is a certainly casualness and community vibe to it that alway fondly reminded me of the hippie days. The imperfect vocals even more so. I am sure he did that on purpose, as it really just feels like a group of friends singing together. I guess this is why I get a warm and connected feeling when I hear it, not hate lol .

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Reply #20 posted 02/05/18 3:21pm

madhouseman

I wish they'd have kept it on the A6 album to increase sales on that album. Unfortunately, if they had kept it on there, he probably wouldn't have added Blue Limousine which is a great song. Removing Take Me With U (and then Manic Monday) really cut into the sales potential for the A6 album.

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2017. (https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538105497/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) or go to https://www.facebook.com/...s/10915961
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Reply #21 posted 02/09/18 8:18am

RodeoSchro

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If you listen to "Take Me With U" on headphones, you can hear Prince's "robot" voice very clearly in the last verse. His "robot" voice is a deep voice he generally buries in harmony mixes. It's like a monotone.

I can hear it most plainly on the lines "Drive me crazy, drive me all night, just don't break up the connection".

You can also hear that voice a lot if you listen closely to "Erotic City".

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Reply #22 posted 03/22/18 11:25pm

Latin

jdcxc said:

One of his best videos...the guitar solo with the Controversy licks!

yes
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