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Thread started 08/10/18 8:56am

2freaky4church
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Holy shit, I'm finally liking Arms of Orion--a bit.

It's no masterpiece but there are worse songs, right? The song is sweet has nice singing, melody. Lyrics are mystical.

He could have worked on the melody more.

This is from the same guy that loves Valotte and Foolish Beat.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #1 posted 08/10/18 9:03am

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the cool thing about The Arms Of Orion is the part in Partyman (the whistling in the music video) music

however the b-side is better than the a-side.. of the cd-single..... cool

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Reply #2 posted 08/10/18 9:30am

TrivialPursuit

I have always loved this song. I learned it on piano in 1990. It has always been my warm-up song when I sit down to play. There is no valid reason the majority of fans should not embrace this as much as any other song from that period. In fact, with the plethora of older material on Graffiti Bridge, more current tunes like music on Batman was a welcomed balance.

"I Love U In Me" is a sexy slow burn that so many people dismiss because of the surgery line or whatever. The simplicity of that song is absolutely stunning. I wrote a song in the mid-90s and used its basic chord structure as the bridge.

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Reply #3 posted 08/10/18 9:46am

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It took me some time too because there is so much much more music of his and most of it much much better. So it kind of gets neglected while it's actually a beautiful little gem. And now that he's "up there" somewhere the lyrics have something comforting.

"Time is space spent with U"
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Reply #4 posted 08/10/18 9:48am

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You "Arms Of Orion" haters are all nuts. This is a great, lovely, melodic song. It's miles better than "Lemon Crush" or "Partyman".

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Reply #5 posted 08/10/18 9:52am

Empress

GiggityGoo said:

You "Arms Of Orion" haters are all nuts. This is a great, lovely, melodic song. It's miles better than "Lemon Crush" or "Partyman".

Agreed! Lemon Crush is funky though.

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Reply #6 posted 08/10/18 3:57pm

kingricefan

I've always liked this song. I like how Prince's and Sheena's vocals blend together.

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Reply #7 posted 08/10/18 4:00pm

robertgeorge

This song is all about the blend of Prince and Sheila's vocals. The way the duet moves from Prince to Sheila to the blend.

Life is too short to hate a delightful song like this.

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Reply #8 posted 08/10/18 4:03pm

kingricefan

robertgeorge said:

This song is all about the blend of Prince and Sheila's vocals. The way the duet moves from Prince to Sheila to the blend.

Life is too short to hate a delightful song like this.

yeahthat

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Reply #9 posted 08/10/18 4:08pm

CyndiGR

I've always loved this song...

TrivialPursuit said:

I have always loved this song. I learned it on piano in 1990. It has always been my warm-up song when I sit down to play. There is no valid reason the majority of fans should not embrace this as much as any other song from that period. In fact, with the plethora of older material on Graffiti Bridge, more current tunes like music on Batman was a welcomed balance.

"I Love U In Me" is a sexy slow burn that so many people dismiss because of the surgery line or whatever. The simplicity of that song is absolutely stunning. I wrote a song in the mid-90s and used its basic chord structure as the bridge.

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Reply #10 posted 08/10/18 4:35pm

rusty1

robertgeorge said:

This song is all about the blend of Prince and Sheila's vocals. The way the duet moves from Prince to Sheila to the blend.



Life is too short to hate a delightful song like this.



U mean Sheena Easton:)
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #11 posted 08/10/18 6:29pm

gandorb

I liked this song for the same reason some Prince fans hated it: The song was an illustration that he could nearly do it all musically, including your typical schmaltzy movie ballad that is a beautiful entry into that genre. Before then, he hadn't made anything this middle of the road that your great grandmother might love. I am glad he gave us this song but even more pleased that it didn't become his norm.

[Edited 8/11/18 6:45am]

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Reply #12 posted 08/10/18 9:29pm

pricetag

The B-side, "I Love U in Me", is worth noting. It's one of the few songs, in his whole catalogue, where he sings in a much lower register.

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Reply #13 posted 08/10/18 10:02pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

It's no masterpiece but there are worse songs, right? The song is sweet has nice singing, melody. Lyrics are mystical.

He could have worked on the melody more.

This is from the same guy that loves Valotte and Foolish Beat.

Valotte is great!

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Reply #14 posted 08/10/18 10:03pm

EddieC

TrivialPursuit said:

I have always loved this song. I learned it on piano in 1990. It has always been my warm-up song when I sit down to play. There is no valid reason the majority of fans should not embrace this as much as any other song from that period. In fact, with the plethora of older material on Graffiti Bridge, more current tunes like music on Batman was a welcomed balance.

"I Love U In Me" is a sexy slow burn that so many people dismiss because of the surgery line or whatever. The simplicity of that song is absolutely stunning. I wrote a song in the mid-90s and used its basic chord structure as the bridge.

Shhh... don't say that out loud. It's bad enough to have listened to other music before you write your own for fear of being influenced--if you admit to anything like this you'll have the estate on you like... well, something that's on something else really tight and/or fast. Whatever... come up with your own similes.

I really like I Love U in Me, though I have to admit that the surgery line throws me--but I do love the fact that even though it simply does not make any sense, the background vocals dig all the way in on it (SURGERY!!!!}. It's stupid and wonderful in equal measure.

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Reply #15 posted 08/10/18 10:12pm

Doalwa

Always loved the song..especially because Prince sings it in his lower register, I wish he would have done that more often.
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Reply #16 posted 08/10/18 11:10pm

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Love this song. My girlfriend used to laugh, because I sang Sheena's parts biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 08/11/18 6:49am

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Not a bad song, but I've never heard this much 'I've always loved this song' on the Org or any other Prince discussion site since now...

I think it is because you all are feigning for the Estate/WB/J Z to release some deluxe and unreleased box sets of things, so u have to grab at what you can until...

lol

#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
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Reply #18 posted 08/11/18 7:58am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Not a bad song, but I've never heard this much 'I've always loved this song' on the Org or any other Prince discussion site since now...

I think it is because you all are feigning for the Estate/WB/J Z to release some deluxe and unreleased box sets of things, so u have to grab at what you can until...

lol


i've found myself revisiting songs i never liked (which are only about half a dozen in prince's entire
released and unreleased catalogue to start with) and it is a bit like discovering new prince music lol

we're in a major drought and we need some 'new' songs, be it from the 80s or the 10s.

as far as 'arms of orion' is concerned, i've found that people who don't like prince music at all, will
warm to this song instantly. perhaps because it sounds a bit more generic and like regular movie
ballad stuff. someone even borrowed (and never returned) my batman album especially for this 1
song.

i used to ask them 'so what did you think of "vicki waiting" or "electric chair"? but they were very,
very vocal about them all being as shit as everything else prince did, except for "arms of orion" lol

needless to say i had to cut this person out of my life falloff

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #19 posted 08/11/18 8:01am

rdhull

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Not a bad song, but I've never heard this much 'I've always loved this song' on the Org or any other Prince discussion site since now...

I think it is because you all are feigning for the Estate/WB/J Z to release some deluxe and unreleased box sets of things, so u have to grab at what you can until...

lol

The general consensus was tht it was mostly hated here and abroad in the purple fandom kingdom. I think because it's a conventional sounding song as well as seemingly corny back then. I admit since he passed I dont mind it and even think it quite a pleasant song.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #20 posted 08/11/18 8:27am

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IstenSzek said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Not a bad song, but I've never heard this much 'I've always loved this song' on the Org or any other Prince discussion site since now...

I think it is because you all are feigning for the Estate/WB/J Z to release some deluxe and unreleased box sets of things, so u have to grab at what you can until...

lol


i've found myself revisiting songs i never liked (which are only about half a dozen in prince's entire
released and unreleased catalogue to start with) and it is a bit like discovering new prince music lol

we're in a major drought and we need some 'new' songs, be it from the 80s or the 10s.

as far as 'arms of orion' is concerned, i've found that people who don't like prince music at all, will
warm to this song instantly. perhaps because it sounds a bit more generic and like regular movie
ballad stuff. someone even borrowed (and never returned) my batman album especially for this 1
song.

i used to ask them 'so what did you think of "vicki waiting" or "electric chair"? but they were very,
very vocal about them all being as shit as everything else prince did, except for "arms of orion" lol

needless to say i had to cut this person out of my life falloff

Yes we are yes we are

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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 #21 posted 08/11/18 8:29am

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rdhull said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Not a bad song, but I've never heard this much 'I've always loved this song' on the Org or any other Prince discussion site since now...

I think it is because you all are feigning for the Estate/WB/J Z to release some deluxe and unreleased box sets of things, so u have to grab at what you can until...

lol

The general consensus was tht it was mostly hated here and abroad in the purple fandom kingdom. I think because it's a conventional sounding song as well as seemingly corny back then. I admit since he passed I dont mind it and even think it quite a pleasant song.

I think I've always been honest about why I like or dislike a song, I think I want to continue with that honesty out of respect.


I hope we don't get a thread where everyone is liking Purple & Gold now lol

#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 #22 posted 08/11/18 8:32am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

rdhull said:

The general consensus was tht it was mostly hated here and abroad in the purple fandom kingdom. I think because it's a conventional sounding song as well as seemingly corny back then. I admit since he passed I dont mind it and even think it quite a pleasant song.

I think I've always been honest about why I like or dislike a song, I think I want to continue with that honesty out of respect.


I hope we don't get a thread where everyone is liking Purple & Gold now lol

Im dishonest because Im liking the song more now? Ive given it the chance and dont automatically change it when it comes on and its a plasant song to me shrug

now jughead

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #23 posted 08/11/18 8:34am

dodger

I don't listen to it much but it's a great attempt at a corny movie style ballad
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Reply #24 posted 08/11/18 9:00am

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Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin

We were HERE, where were you?

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Reply #25 posted 08/11/18 9:00am

gandorb

rdhull said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I think I've always been honest about why I like or dislike a song, I think I want to continue with that honesty out of respect.


I hope we don't get a thread where everyone is liking Purple & Gold now lol

Im dishonest because Im liking the song more now? Ive given it the chance and dont automatically change it when it comes on and its a plasant song to me shrug

now jughead

I agree that it is partly about people listening to some of the songs they rarely listened to in his catalogue while waiting for new releases. I imagine that the rarely listend to stuff is songs that were someof their least favorite Prince songs. They are willing to give it a fresh ear now. I do wonder if some of the negative consensus back them about anything that might not be top notch Prince was also partly due to people not wanted to be demeaned by claiming that they did like it. So many people came and went from the org due to the negativity, and the demeaning tone was probably a factor.

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Reply #26 posted 08/11/18 9:15am

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djThunderfunk said:

Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin

The movie is kind of Disney-ish.

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Reply #27 posted 08/11/18 9:16am

paulludvig

I will never warm to this song. Sounds like a Disney song.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #28 posted 08/11/18 9:23am

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ufoclub said:

djThunderfunk said:

Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin

The movie is kind of Disney-ish.

It is. Thank god Nolan came along.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #29 posted 08/11/18 9:28am

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ufoclub said:

djThunderfunk said:

Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin

The movie is kind of Disney-ish.


Batman is "Disney-ish"? I don't see it.

We were HERE, where were you?

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