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Reply #30 posted 08/09/18 5:45am

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #31 posted 08/09/18 5:47am

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Unreleased version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Lisa Coleman - keyboards and vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin - guitars and vocals
  • Bobby Z. - drums and percussion
  • Brown Mark - bass and vocals
  • Dr. Fink - keyboards
  • Susannah Melvoin - background vocals
  • Eric Leeds - horns
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
  • Sheila E. - background vocals
  • Marie France - French spoken word (credited for "French seduction")
Orchestral Players:
  • Violins - Isabelle Daskoff, Francine Walsh, Mari Botnik, Pam Gates, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Betty Moor, Irma Neumann, Assa Drori, Bill Hymanson, Oscar Chasow, Ron Clark, Henry Ferber, Erne Granat, Ed Green, Bill Hybel, Reggie Hill, Pat Johnson, Don Palmer, Sheldon Sanov, Joe Schonbrun, Terry Schonbrun and Harold Wolf
  • Violas - Pam Goldsmith, Margot Maclaine, Carol Mukagawa, Myer Bello, Alan Deverich, Norman Forrest, Alan Harshman, Jorge Moraga and David Stock
  • Cellos - Jim Arkatoff, Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer and Fred Seykora
  • Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson.
  • Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico
  • Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O'Donnell and Al Vizutti
  • Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous
  • French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O'Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher
  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson
  • Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer
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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #32 posted 08/09/18 5:48am

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New Musical Express
April 12, 1986


Sometimes it pisses down in April

Next up, 'Girls And Boys' is an adolescent 'Lady Marmalade' replete with "sauce" French bits and set to the beat of 'Take Me With U'.

-- Barney Hoskyns

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Reply #33 posted 08/09/18 6:05am

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I remember hearing this on the radio back in 86 right when Parade was released and absolutely loved it. It was better than Kiss imo. I remember thinking it was the 2nd single and going to wreka stow looking for the single and dude behind the counter said it wasn't a single but to just buy the album. I feel in love with the album immediately...but wore the tape deck out rewinding all the time playing G&B over and over. I never understood how it wasn't a single... I really liked Mountains too (still do!). But G&B was the star on that album for me.

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Reply #34 posted 08/09/18 7:25pm

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Thanx for your Prince "deep dive" threads OF4S, I always enjoy them!
Those were the dayz- 😎
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Reply #35 posted 08/09/18 8:15pm

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #36 posted 08/09/18 8:44pm

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One of the funkiest songs ever. But, damn, where did the time go?

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Reply #37 posted 08/09/18 9:40pm

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databank said:

SoulAlive said:

me too.This song had "Top 10 hit" written all over it.

It was very popular in France.

We were trading BU students from France in the 80's. THey said the same thing. biggrin

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Reply #38 posted 08/09/18 9:47pm

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This album is part of a group of albums that are unique in US market.

For me the others would be

Lovesexy

Purple Rain

Controversy - Maybe a reach, but this album was life changer.

Dirty Mind

There are many more!

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Reply #39 posted 08/12/18 3:28am

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Thanks for all your beautiful threads OFFS

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #40 posted 08/12/18 8:48am

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Thanks for all your beautiful threads OFFS

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Reply #41 posted 08/12/18 10:41am

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heart these.

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Reply #42 posted 08/12/18 3:05pm

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Reply #43 posted 08/14/18 12:20pm

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Marie France - French spoken word (credited for "French seduction")

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Marie France is a graduate of fine arts from a Beaux Arts School and of liberal arts from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She has been designing costumes for 27 years, and began her career collaborating with musician-composer Prince, designing his features "Purple Rain" and "Under the Cherry Moon", and his music videos.

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Maybe we can play 2day
Vous ĂȘtes trĂšs belle, girls and boys

Vous étiez de l'autre cÎté de la salle

Vous dansiez si fort je sentais votre parfum

Votre sourire me dit que nous devrions nous parler...

Sur la piste de dance, baby

Fais cet appel pour moi

Oh oui, baby - sexe et repos

Et ne résistez pas

Vous savez que vous aimerez ca, baby, oh ouah

Je vous enlacerai avec mes jambes, baby

Pendant des heures je veux vous Ă©tonner, baby

Fleurs dans votre bain, amour dans vos draps

Faire l'amour, faire l'amour - oĂč nous rencontrerons-nous?

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U were on the other end of the room
U were dancing so hard I could smell your perfume
Your smile tells me that we should talk...
On the dance floor, baby
Make that call 4 me
Oh yes, baby - sex and rest
And U won't resist it
U know U'll like that, baby, oh ow!
I will wrap my legs around U, baby
4 hours and hours I want 2 amaze U, baby
Flowers in your bath, love in your sheets
Make love, make love - where will we meet?

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Reply #44 posted 08/27/18 7:17pm

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Reply #45 posted 08/27/18 7:42pm

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databank said:

SoulAlive said:

nod I agree.Prince made some questionable choices when it comes to singles.

In that case, I wonder if WB isn't responsible? Maybe they felt G&B was too "weird" to catch American audiences? They already weren't hot for Kiss before it became a hit, so maybe they decided from the beginning that if Prince was gonna release that oddity as the first single, they'd follow up with the most radio-friendly song on the record, i.e. Mountains? Then UTCM flopped, Parade didn't sell extraordinarily despite Kiss' success and Prince didn't make a proper tour in the US beyond the short Hit N Run experience, so they decided that Europe was enough for G&B? IDK, obviously Prince was still in a position to force their hand on it if he'd really have wanted to release it in the US, but I suspect they told him they'd rather not and he just let it go. Pure speculation on my part, so don't take it as gospel. I'm sure someone knows how it really happened.

Girls and Boys seems way more radio-friendly to me than Mountains. I mean, Mountains didn't sound at all like anything I was hearing on the radio, and lyrically it's way less general audience friendly. As s simple boy meets girl type song, with some sex, Girls and Boys was way more hit-likely. I'm glad Mountains was a single because if it hadn't been we probably wouldn't have the extended version of the song, but it didn't make sense as a single.

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Reply #46 posted 08/28/18 1:55am

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Movie Star....So divine...

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Reply #47 posted 08/28/18 2:18am

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Talking afterwards is easy, but I'm not so sure G&B would be the giant hit as a second single. Very radio-unusual. 'Hole' is more radio-orientated but the chorus is just a tad too weak.
Mountains suffered from a below-par video (that quality!).
I think that perhaps 'under the cherry moon' in an edited version would have been the best 2nd single.

Well, he screwed up the singles even more on SOTT, but the crown goes to ATWIAD, that was raped from all sides. No singles, different singles in different continents, those video's...

[Edited 8/28/18 2:20am]

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