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Reply #360 posted 10/04/18 7:26am

skywalker

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

skywalker said:
I think a lot of people do. Imagine listening to a compliation and tacked onto the end guitar solo of "Let's Go Crazy" is the drum intro to "Take Me With U". Jarring, sloppy, and not even the same song. Stop being an ass.
That example is a WAY over exaggeration...

That doesn't mean it's incorrect.

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"Damn" U has a definite ending....and it is not the intro to "Arrogance." Like I said, it's just sloppy.

"New Power slide...."
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Reply #361 posted 10/04/18 10:57am

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skywalker said:



ChocolateBox3121 said:


skywalker said:

I think a lot of people do. Imagine listening to a compliation and tacked onto the end guitar solo of "Let's Go Crazy" is the drum intro to "Take Me With U". Jarring, sloppy, and not even the same song. Stop being an ass.


That example is a WAY over exaggeration...

That doesn't mean it's incorrect.


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"Damn" U has a definite ending....and it is not the intro to "Arrogance." Like I said, it's just sloppy.



It didn’t happen...
So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #362 posted 10/04/18 1:18pm

Nightcrawler

databank said:

I wonder if this obsession we're more and more having with Prince sales and new generations discovering his music has something to do with our own fear of death, or at least our own fear of being old and outdated.


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We're not getting any younger, the vast majority of the hardcore fans here are over 40, we're past our prime, many of us are parents, we're living in a world that's changing so fast that despite the 80's nostalgia that's popular nowadays, the pre-internet world we grew up in now seems like a distant, faded memory, and many of us clearly cannot accept the changes in the music industry: piracy, streams, digital replacing physical, drops in sales... I have friends my age who, at 40, are already beginning to rant about "things not being what they used to" and "kids today...", and many of us might not be able to say who the newest "hot" movie director or musical artist is anymore. Those things are never a good sign.


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We were lucky enough to love and enjoy Prince's music when his career was at its peak, and between official releases and bootlegs we all own incredible collections of Prince music, we could be happy with that. We should be happy with that. No one can take those years away from us. Yet there's an anxiety, and I think the word isn't too strong. What if Prince doesn't appeal to younger audiences, doesn't sell anymore, is about to be forgotten and sink into oblivion, what if the vault is abandonned to rot due to a lack of interest?


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IDK, I'm just guessing but maybe we're in fact afraid that we don't appeal to younger audiences, that we don't sell anymore, that we're about to be forgotten and sink into oblivion, that we will be abandonned to rot due to lack of interest?


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Maybe the question isn't so much whether Prince's music and Estate releases are relevant to our times, but whether we feel relevant to our times.


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Do we? Do you?


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[Edited 10/4/18 1:44am]



Bravo, I completely agree with everything you said there!
Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #363 posted 10/04/18 2:28pm

dustoff

databank said:

I wonder if this obsession we're more and more having with Prince sales and new generations discovering his music has something to do with our own fear of death, or at least our own fear of being old and outdated.

.

We're not getting any younger, the vast majority of the hardcore fans here are over 40, we're past our prime, many of us are parents, we're living in a world that's changing so fast that despite the 80's nostalgia that's popular nowadays, the pre-internet world we grew up in now seems like a distant, faded memory, and many of us clearly cannot accept the changes in the music industry: piracy, streams, digital replacing physical, drops in sales... I have friends my age who, at 40, are already beginning to rant about "things not being what they used to" and "kids today...", and many of us might not be able to say who the newest "hot" movie director or musical artist is anymore. Those things are never a good sign.

.

We were lucky enough to love and enjoy Prince's music when his career was at its peak, and between official releases and bootlegs we all own incredible collections of Prince music, we could be happy with that. We should be happy with that. No one can take those years away from us. Yet there's an anxiety, and I think the word isn't too strong. What if Prince doesn't appeal to younger audiences, doesn't sell anymore, is about to be forgotten and sink into oblivion, what if the vault is abandonned to rot due to a lack of interest?

.

IDK, I'm just guessing but maybe we're in fact afraid that we don't appeal to younger audiences, that we don't sell anymore, that we're about to be forgotten and sink into oblivion, that we will be abandonned to rot due to lack of interest?

.

Maybe the question isn't so much whether Prince's music and Estate releases are relevant to our times, but whether we feel relevant to our times.

.

Do we? Do you?

.


Just saw this. Well said, beautifully written. Rings true to me. Thank you, Databank.

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Reply #364 posted 10/04/18 6:11pm

skywalker

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

skywalker said:



ChocolateBox3121 said:


skywalker said:

I think a lot of people do. Imagine listening to a compliation and tacked onto the end guitar solo of "Let's Go Crazy" is the drum intro to "Take Me With U". Jarring, sloppy, and not even the same song. Stop being an ass.


That example is a WAY over exaggeration...

That doesn't mean it's incorrect.


-


"Damn" U has a definite ending....and it is not the intro to "Arrogance." Like I said, it's just sloppy.



It didn’t happen...


Nope, it's an analogy.
"New Power slide...."
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Reply #365 posted 10/10/18 11:08pm

leecaldon

Vannormal said:

Well,

I listened to the whole Anthology.

It's the worst 'sound' mixed compilation I've ever heard.

(The artwork even sucks, it's basically like a mediocre bootleg...)

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Just a couple of reasons why it's such a damn-bad-lazy-done mix :

Songs were just picked (brutal copied) from excisting releases, and 'glued' after each other.

There is no 'general' mix, no equal mastering of the compilation and certainly no level balances or peak treatments !

Most songs just aren't sequenced at all.

Listen for yourself to the worst transitions between these songs :

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'Emancipation' to 'Black Sweat' (this track has the lowest quality),

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'Call My Name' doesn't even have a fade at the end, just abruptly cut,

same goes for 'Endorphinmachine',

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'Musicology' (why that album transition is on here, i really don't understand),

also 'Ol Skool COmpany', and the lasting silence at the end of 'West', even 14 minutes long... why not have this song as the very last one ?

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'Muse 2 The Pharao''s end is brutal too, and the beginning of 'Somewhere Here On Earth' is lilke all others, just stolen from an album release...

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I think i'm gonna master this compilation for my own use.

Bunch of amateurs. wink

But isn't the point of this is that it's a playlist taking directly from the albums that have just gone online? It's not a compilation album, where you would want to make everything flow. The tracks need to link to their corresponding albums, which they wouldn't if they were edited in some way.

[Edited 10/13/18 15:03pm]

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