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Thread started 06/04/18 3:29am

CherryMoon57

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Prince's covers of other artists - 2003 list update


If you are aware of any other artists' song(s) that Prince had covered SINCE 2003, either in concert or studio (including outtakes), please post them below, along with any other additional info (date, venue, etc) that you may have.

We already have this list: http://prince.org/msg/7/67698 and AFAIK, there hasn't been a comprehensive thread about the topic since then (although I am sure someone will soon let me know if they find one wink ).

Personally, I would like to mention the cover he did of the Waterboys song, 'The Whole Of The Moon', performed at the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London during the 2014 HitNRun tour and again at Paisley Park during the Dance Rally 4 Peace in May 2015. I never got to hear the first performance and I am not sure if there is an available recording of it, but I heard the second and boy, that bass... cool

This is the new list of covers post-2003 (to be updated as and when*):

All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan) (Medley with Best Of You)
All Shook Up (Elvis Presley)

Baby Love (Mother's Finest)

Best Of You (Foo Fighters) (Medley with All Along The Watchtower)
Come Together (The Beatles)

Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells (Lotusflow3r)

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
Down By The Riverside (traditional spiritual - 1760-1770)

Footprints (Wayne Shorter)

Heroes (David Bowie)

It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (Barry White)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Let's Go (The Cars)

Live It Up (The Isley Brothers)

Love Is A Losing Game (Amy Winehouse)

Nine Million Bicycles (Katie Melua)

Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)

Stratus (Billy Cobham)

The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles)

The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys)

Unchain My Heart (Ray Charles)

What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)


*In bold: titles he performed live only;

(the others are the studio recorded titles he officially included on an album)


****EDIT*****

Thanks to all that have started contributing to this thread. As Rioub said, there are already two categories (Live + Studio) for covers on Princevault, so the task I had set out to do will not be necessary after all.

Category:Cover Songs (Liv...ince Vault

Category:Cover Songs - Prince Vault

But please feel free to post in relation to this topic if you wish to do so!

[Edited 6/7/18 2:24am]

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Reply #1 posted 06/04/18 4:01am

soladeo1

Prince covered The Whole Of The Moon??!! Wow!

I guess that makes sense, though..

Regarding the song:

“...instead suggests that its subject is a number of people who inspired Scott, including writer C. S. Lewis and the musician Prince...”
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Reply #2 posted 06/04/18 4:06am

purplerabbitho
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I have heard it. Unfortunately,, it seems to have been taken down. Prince is paying the bass I believe. It was really quite good. He kind of makes it about race a little bit as well--implying that black people were often underestimated. Some people didn't like that Prince sang "I" instead of "U" but with the race angle, it quite works.

soladeo1 said:

Prince covered The Whole Of The Moon??!! Wow! I guess that makes sense, though.. Regarding the song: “...instead suggests that its subject is a number of people who inspired Scott, including writer C. S. Lewis and the musician Prince...”

[Edited 6/4/18 4:07am]

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Reply #3 posted 06/04/18 4:44am

CherryMoon57

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soladeo1 said:

Prince covered The Whole Of The Moon??!! Wow! I guess that makes sense, though.. Regarding the song: “...instead suggests that its subject is a number of people who inspired Scott, including writer C. S. Lewis and the musician Prince...”


I got a bit excited when I originally read that too, but apparently Scott and the band later denied this and said it was just that some aspect of Prince's music had inspired the song... During another interview with Uncut (2013), in which The Waterboys explain the making of TWOTM, Prince's name occurs no less than 11 times, which says more than enough to me... cool

'[...]Scott later defines “Big Music” as “A metaphor for seeing God’s vision in the world.” And the song that brought it to the wider British public is one of the most striking of the Waterboys’ career. “The Whole Of The Moon” is a synth-heavy sonic tribute to Prince, its guitars largely buried deep in the mix. Bowie, The Beatles and crashing brass fanfares are there too, matching Scott’s lyric about reaching “too far, too high”[...].' http://www.uncut.co.uk/fe...moon-23109

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Reply #4 posted 06/04/18 5:11am

CherryMoon57

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[Edited 6/5/18 14:47pm]

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Reply #5 posted 06/05/18 12:03pm

Stimpy

Love is a losing game not on the other list

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Reply #6 posted 06/05/18 12:07pm

Stimpy

Cars, "Lets go."

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Reply #7 posted 06/05/18 12:09pm

Stimpy

Heroes, David Bowie

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Reply #8 posted 06/05/18 1:18pm

luvsexy4all

katie melua's 9 million bicycles....so great

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Reply #9 posted 06/05/18 1:19pm

luvsexy4all

the still unreleased Stones' Angie

[Edited 6/5/18 13:20pm]

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Reply #10 posted 06/05/18 2:57pm

CherryMoon57

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Stimpy said:

Heroes, David Bowie

I've added your titles, thanks Stimpy!

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Reply #11 posted 06/05/18 3:02pm

CherryMoon57

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luvsexy4all said:

katie melua's 9 million bicycles....so great

A beautiful song indeed... I've just added it to the list (now at the top of the thread).

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Reply #12 posted 06/05/18 3:03pm

CherryMoon57

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luvsexy4all said:

the still unreleased Stones' Angie

[Edited 6/5/18 13:20pm]

This title is already in the 2003 list so I will leave it out, thank you anyway.

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Reply #13 posted 06/05/18 9:15pm

206Michelle

Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells (Lotusflow3r)
[Edited 6/5/18 21:20pm]
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #14 posted 06/05/18 9:19pm

206Michelle

Best of You - Foo Fighters (Super Bowl)
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough - MJ (2011 ish)
[Edited 6/5/18 21:23pm]
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #15 posted 06/06/18 1:23am

dodger

With A Little Help From My Friends

Live It Up

Unchain My Heart

[Edited 6/6/18 1:26am]

[Edited 6/6/18 1:29am]

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Reply #16 posted 06/06/18 1:58am

CherryMoon57

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All added, thank you dodger and Michelle!

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Reply #17 posted 06/06/18 2:03am

CherryMoon57

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dodger said:

With A Little Help From My Friends

Live It Up

Unchain My Heart

[Edited 6/6/18 1:26am]

[Edited 6/6/18 1:29am]


According to Princevault, Prince played 'Unchain My heart' twice: the first time in 1988 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, and the last time on 28 February 2016 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland...

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Reply #18 posted 06/06/18 2:41am

dodger

The Sweeter She Is

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Reply #19 posted 06/06/18 6:40am

Rioub

CherryMoon57 said:


We already have this list: http://prince.org/msg/7/67698 and AFAIK, there hasn't been a comprehensive thread about the topic since then (although I am sure someone will soon let me know if they find one wink ).


Wow, it's a long time since I compiled that list. I think it's obsolete now, just go to Prince Vault.

Category:Cover Songs (Liv...ince Vault

Category:Cover Songs - Prince Vault

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Reply #20 posted 06/06/18 7:24am

80tomato

I can't Make You Love Me ...His version is on par with Bonnie Raitts ,..Also his version of the Whole of the Moon is amazing

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Reply #21 posted 06/06/18 7:24am

80tomato

[Edited 6/6/18 7:27am]

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Reply #22 posted 06/06/18 8:43am

SuperHero

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Spanish Castle Magic - the Jimi Hendrix experience (in 2009 at Montreux Jazz Festival)
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Reply #23 posted 06/06/18 11:40am

Astasheiks

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All Shook Up (Elvis Presley) I would have liked to see him cover this. lol When do he cover this? And was a one time thing or like he did it while on tour on several dates?

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Reply #24 posted 06/06/18 2:19pm

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dodger said:

The Sweeter She Is

One of my favorite songs by The Soul Children. My last time seeing him he performed this song in CT. Damn I miss that man sigh

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Reply #25 posted 06/06/18 2:51pm

CherryMoon57

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Rioub said:

CherryMoon57 said:


We already have this list: http://prince.org/msg/7/67698 and AFAIK, there hasn't been a comprehensive thread about the topic since then (although I am sure someone will soon let me know if they find one wink ).


Wow, it's a long time since I compiled that list. I think it's obsolete now, just go to Prince Vault.

Category:Cover Songs (Liv...ince Vault

Category:Cover Songs - Prince Vault

[Edited 6/6/18 6:40am]


Hello biggrin I guess we don't have to do this then!
My bad for not noticing that it was already neatly compiled on Princevault. boxed

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Reply #26 posted 06/07/18 1:26am

LittleProfesso
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Betcha By Golly Wow

Purple House (Hendrix' Red House)

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Reply #27 posted 06/07/18 1:46am

BlueShakooo

There is a list on Princevault.

Category: Cover Songs (Live)

[Edited 6/7/18 1:47am]

"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #28 posted 06/07/18 2:22am

CherryMoon57

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Thanks to all that have started contributing to this thread. As Rioub said above, there are already two categories (Live + Studio) for covers on Princevault, so the task I had set out to do will not be necessary after all.

Category:Cover Songs (Liv...ince Vault

Category:Cover Songs - Prince Vault

But please feel free to post in relation to this topic if you wish to do so!

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