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Reply #150 posted 08/17/18 12:58pm

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Kares said:

fabriziovenerandi said:

The Antology does not have nothing from "The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale" too.

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That's on Warner and was already up on the streaming services.

Well, TGE and Chaos and Disorder are WB too.

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Reply #151 posted 08/17/18 1:51pm

rogifan

OK, who approved this wording on iTunes? I thought these artists ‘about’ like pages were supposed to be fact based not full of personal opinions. mad

https://itunes.apple.com/...1421530791

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums, wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince showed remarkable stylistic growth and musical diversity, constantly experimenting with different sounds, textures, and genres. Occasionally, his music was inconsistent, in part because of his eclecticism, but his experiments frequently succeeded; no other contemporary artist blended so many diverse styles into a cohesive whole.

Prince's first two albums were solid, if unremarkable, late-'70s funk-pop. With 1980's Dirty Mind, he recorded his first masterpiece, a one-man tour de force of sex and music; it was hard funk, catchy Beatlesque melodies, sweet soul ballads, and rocking guitar pop, all at once. The follow-up, Controversy, was more of the same, but 1999 was brilliant. The album was a monster hit, selling over three million copies, but it was nothing compared to 1984's Purple Rain.

Purple Rain made Prince a superstar; it eventually sold over ten million copies in the U.S. and spent 24 weeks at number one. Partially recorded with his touring band, the Revolution, the record featured the most pop-oriented music he has ever made. Instead of continuing in this accessible direction, he veered off into the bizarre psycho-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day, which nevertheless sold over two million copies. In 1986, he released the even stranger Parade, which was in its own way as ambitious and intricate as any art rock of the '60s; however, no art rock was ever grounded with a hit as brilliant as the spare funk of "Kiss."

By 1987, Prince's ambitions were growing by leaps and bounds, resulting in the sprawling masterpiece Sign 'O' the Times. Prince was set to release the hard funk of The Black Album by the end of the year, but he withdrew it just before its release, deciding it was too dark and immoral. Instead, he released the confused Lovesexy in 1988, which was a commercial disaster. With the soundtrack to 1989's Batman he returned to the top of the charts, even if the album was essentially a recap of everything he had done before. The following year he released Graffiti Bridge (the sequel to Purple Rain), which turned out to be a considerable commercial disappointment.
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Reply #152 posted 08/17/18 1:57pm

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And Apple STILL don’t have his GREATEST ALBUM...his masterpiece: HitNrun Phase One
Smh
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Reply #153 posted 08/17/18 1:59pm

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rogifan said:

OK, who approved this wording on iTunes? I thought these artists ‘about’ like pages were supposed to be fact based not full of personal opinions. mad

https://itunes.apple.com/...1421530791

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums, wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince showed remarkable stylistic growth and musical diversity, constantly experimenting with different sounds, textures, and genres. Occasionally, his music was inconsistent, in part because of his eclecticism, but his experiments frequently succeeded; no other contemporary artist blended so many diverse styles into a cohesive whole.

Prince's first two albums were solid, if unremarkable, late-'70s funk-pop. With 1980's Dirty Mind, he recorded his first masterpiece, a one-man tour de force of sex and music; it was hard funk, catchy Beatlesque melodies, sweet soul ballads, and rocking guitar pop, all at once. The follow-up, Controversy, was more of the same, but 1999 was brilliant. The album was a monster hit, selling over three million copies, but it was nothing compared to 1984's Purple Rain.

Purple Rain made Prince a superstar; it eventually sold over ten million copies in the U.S. and spent 24 weeks at number one. Partially recorded with his touring band, the Revolution, the record featured the most pop-oriented music he has ever made. Instead of continuing in this accessible direction, he veered off into the bizarre psycho-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day, which nevertheless sold over two million copies. In 1986, he released the even stranger Parade, which was in its own way as ambitious and intricate as any art rock of the '60s; however, no art rock was ever grounded with a hit as brilliant as the spare funk of "Kiss."

By 1987, Prince's ambitions were growing by leaps and bounds, resulting in the sprawling masterpiece Sign 'O' the Times. Prince was set to release the hard funk of The Black Album by the end of the year, but he withdrew it just before its release, deciding it was too dark and immoral. Instead, he released the confused Lovesexy in 1988, which was a commercial disaster. With the soundtrack to 1989's Batman he returned to the top of the charts, even if the album was essentially a recap of everything he had done before. The following year he released Graffiti Bridge (the sequel to Purple Rain), which turned out to be a considerable commercial disappointment.
[Edited 8/17/18 13:51pm]

That comes from the allmusic.com biography, a lot of streaming sites use that in lieu of writing their own.
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Reply #154 posted 08/17/18 2:02pm

kirkc

Am I missing something? I thought the albums were available for download not just the Anthology collection?

"C U in the purple rain"

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Reply #155 posted 08/17/18 2:11pm

rogifan

PurpleSkipper58 said:

And Apple STILL don’t have his GREATEST ALBUM...his masterpiece: HitNrun Phase One
Smh
[Edited 8/17/18 13:57pm]

Um it’s there: https://itunes.apple.com/...1038360262
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Reply #156 posted 08/17/18 2:13pm

rogifan

jaawwnn said:

rogifan said:

OK, who approved this wording on iTunes? I thought these artists ‘about’ like pages were supposed to be fact based not full of personal opinions. mad

https://itunes.apple.com/...1421530791

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums, wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince showed remarkable stylistic growth and musical diversity, constantly experimenting with different sounds, textures, and genres. Occasionally, his music was inconsistent, in part because of his eclecticism, but his experiments frequently succeeded; no other contemporary artist blended so many diverse styles into a cohesive whole.

Prince's first two albums were solid, if unremarkable, late-'70s funk-pop. With 1980's Dirty Mind, he recorded his first masterpiece, a one-man tour de force of sex and music; it was hard funk, catchy Beatlesque melodies, sweet soul ballads, and rocking guitar pop, all at once. The follow-up, Controversy, was more of the same, but 1999 was brilliant. The album was a monster hit, selling over three million copies, but it was nothing compared to 1984's Purple Rain.

Purple Rain made Prince a superstar; it eventually sold over ten million copies in the U.S. and spent 24 weeks at number one. Partially recorded with his touring band, the Revolution, the record featured the most pop-oriented music he has ever made. Instead of continuing in this accessible direction, he veered off into the bizarre psycho-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day, which nevertheless sold over two million copies. In 1986, he released the even stranger Parade, which was in its own way as ambitious and intricate as any art rock of the '60s; however, no art rock was ever grounded with a hit as brilliant as the spare funk of "Kiss."

By 1987, Prince's ambitions were growing by leaps and bounds, resulting in the sprawling masterpiece Sign 'O' the Times. Prince was set to release the hard funk of The Black Album by the end of the year, but he withdrew it just before its release, deciding it was too dark and immoral. Instead, he released the confused Lovesexy in 1988, which was a commercial disaster. With the soundtrack to 1989's Batman he returned to the top of the charts, even if the album was essentially a recap of everything he had done before. The following year he released Graffiti Bridge (the sequel to Purple Rain), which turned out to be a considerable commercial disappointment.
[Edited 8/17/18 13:51pm]

That comes from the allmusic.com biography, a lot of streaming sites use that in lieu of writing their own.

Ah ok. I didn’t know allmusic.com biographies included editorializing.
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Reply #157 posted 08/17/18 2:26pm

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I switch from Tidal to Spotify and this happens... I'll definitely not regret my decision now confused

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Reply #158 posted 08/17/18 2:30pm

rogifan

OK this showed up in my Twitter feed. Not sure what I think about it. At least they’re using the Twitter feature where an account can promote a tweet but you never actually see it on their twitter page as something they’ve tweeted. So when you go to @prince this ‘ad’ doesn’t show up. The last tweet you see is the last thing he tweeted.

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Reply #159 posted 08/17/18 2:47pm

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TwiliteKid said:

databank said:

I'd like to know where that came from. An alternative cover art sanctionned by Prince or more nonsense by the estate? Maybe if someone is in touch with Steve Parke you could ask him (I'd assume he was behind this artwork?).

How is a vastly improved versoin of the art we've seen for years "nonsense"?

And does it really matter if Prince approved it at this point?

For years? It's been what? 3 years?

But yeah well we can maybe have better covers for most Prince albums by hiring contemporary artists, can't we? I'm sure someone can come up with a much better cover art for 1999.

Now is that the point?

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Reply #160 posted 08/17/18 2:48pm

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rogifan said:

PurpleSkipper58 said:
And Apple STILL don’t have his GREATEST ALBUM...his masterpiece: HitNrun Phase One Smh [Edited 8/17/18 13:57pm]
Um it’s there: https://itunes.apple.com/...1038360262


You can buy it there from the iTunes Store, but it's not available for streaming in Apple Music.

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Reply #161 posted 08/17/18 2:51pm

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Doozer said:



rogifan said:


PurpleSkipper58 said:
And Apple STILL don’t have his GREATEST ALBUM...his masterpiece: HitNrun Phase One Smh [Edited 8/17/18 13:57pm]

Um it’s there: https://itunes.apple.com/...1038360262


You can buy it there from the iTunes Store, but it's not available for streaming in Apple Music.


Weird. I know it was there at one point because I listened to it.
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Reply #162 posted 08/17/18 2:53pm

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IstenSzek said:

djThunderfunk said:


Thanks, Doozer!

Is this new? I could swear I've seen this cover before.



the previous one is a bit more of a close up (same picture) and the colours are more pink/reddish.
also the prince is in the left bottom corner in the previous one. but they are very similar. i think i'm
liking this one more since the picture is beter resolution and the colours are a bit more real.



Previous artwork, for comparison:

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Reply #163 posted 08/17/18 3:12pm

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databank said:

TwiliteKid said:

How is a vastly improved versoin of the art we've seen for years "nonsense"?

And does it really matter if Prince approved it at this point?

For years? It's been what? 3 years?

But yeah well we can maybe have better covers for most Prince albums by hiring contemporary artists, can't we? I'm sure someone can come up with a much better cover art for 1999.

Now is that the point?

That image has been floating around for a lot longer than 3 years - I'm sure it was featured in Uptown shortly after The Truth was released. And what you're suggesting isn't quite the same thing - I'd bet Steve Parke did this new version as well as the original.

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Reply #164 posted 08/17/18 3:22pm

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WTF are they thinking starting the anthology with Emancipation?! A lot of folks will start this, and immediatly think "huh, guess I haven't been missing anything."

THOSE KIRKY J DRUMS, still so painful after all these years.

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Reply #165 posted 08/17/18 3:23pm

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MendesCity said:

WTF are they thinking starting the anthology with Emancipation?! A lof of folks will start this, and be like "huh, guess I haven't been missing anything."

THOSE KIRKY J DRUMS, still so painful after all these years.


there are some great picks in that list but yes, the sequencing and the dubioius inclusions
don't make this a 'come explore my back catalogue' kind of playlist neutral

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Reply #166 posted 08/17/18 3:25pm

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that anthology is exactly why i hope they won't just compile 'albums' from random vault tracks.

let's pray that prince 'completed' a lot of albums that are sequenced.

because that playlist, oh boy confused

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Reply #167 posted 08/17/18 3:40pm

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TwiliteKid said:

lastdecember said:

I’m not sure that is on the way, the anthology is the only thing for sale now on Apple outside of what was there all the albums are for streaming. Not sure if the deal allows physical CDs releases

They're certainly ALLOWED to release CDs, but that doesn't mean they will bother for the older titles. Steaming is the future, folks.


Welcome to the present. Streaming isn't a replacement for CDs, it's a replacement for radio. Just sayin'...

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Reply #168 posted 08/17/18 5:26pm

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Kares said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince Rebuffed In Italian Plagiarism Case

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/269635/prince-rebuffed-in-italian-plagiarism-case

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And you're quoting me this article because?... smile

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Seriously, I know my English isn't perfect but why is it so hard to understand from my post that I'm talking about the initial delay in releasing TGE back in 1994-95, not about the current deal and digital releases? smile
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I was merely speculating that the Italian case could've been the real reason behind the delay in releasing TGE before late 1995, while Prince was publicly blaming WB instead and asking fans to petition WB to "free the Gold Experience".

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So your calling Prince a liar and a deceiver!?

disbelief


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 #169 posted 08/17/18 5:41pm

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Listened to at least part of it on the old Spotify on my way home. Some of them were songs I had not listened to but 1 or 2 times. Not my fav compilation, but I was excited to see more music going out there to the world.

Maybe they need one of us to help them with the next streaming release?????

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Reply #170 posted 08/17/18 5:50pm

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The graphic you posted is a hot-mess mashup of the original front and back cover art.

Doozer said:

IstenSzek said:


the previous one is a bit more of a close up (same picture) and the colours are more pink/reddish.
also the prince is in the left bottom corner in the previous one. but they are very similar. i think i'm
liking this one more since the picture is beter resolution and the colours are a bit more real.



Previous artwork, for comparison:

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Reply #171 posted 08/17/18 6:22pm

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PurpleSkipper58 said:

And Apple STILL don’t have his GREATEST ALBUM...his masterpiece: HitNrun Phase One Smh [Edited 8/17/18 13:57pm]

Good joke.

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Reply #172 posted 08/17/18 6:32pm

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Doozer said:

djThunderfunk said:

New cover for The Truth? Anybody able to post?



truth.png


It's the original picture, but retouched and formatted for the digital release as the original file has been lost (or at least, not found).


[Edited 8/17/18 18:43pm]

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Reply #173 posted 08/17/18 7:42pm

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Sam Jennings said Sony has used the correct album art that he did for these NPGMC releases.

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Reply #174 posted 08/17/18 9:24pm

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Doozer said:

Listening to Anthology out of curiosity…

The end of The Work Pt. 1 includes what I'd consider the segue into or the beginning of "Everywhere" with the slowed-down-voice narration. Should've ended the song before that…really weird flow into "Call My Name" with that segue present.

I understand that the way TRC is tracked, that spoken word portion is in fact part of the end of The Work Pt. 1, but on the album, the flow is fine. As a single track on Anthology, it should've been handled differently IMHO.

On a similar note "Damn U" on prince ends with the intro to "Arrogance." Ugh. Who is responsible for this?

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Reply #175 posted 08/17/18 11:17pm

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skywalker said:

Doozer said:

Listening to Anthology out of curiosity…

The end of The Work Pt. 1 includes what I'd consider the segue into or the beginning of "Everywhere" with the slowed-down-voice narration. Should've ended the song before that…really weird flow into "Call My Name" with that segue present.

I understand that the way TRC is tracked, that spoken word portion is in fact part of the end of The Work Pt. 1, but on the album, the flow is fine. As a single track on Anthology, it should've been handled differently IMHO.

On a similar note "Damn U" on prince ends with the intro to "Arrogance." Ugh. Who is responsible for this?

U people look to complain about EVERY SINGLE detail about EVERYTHING. My God! just listen to the song. Who cares about an intro or a segue..disbelief

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 #176 posted 08/18/18 12:59am

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Doozer said:

IstenSzek said:


the previous one is a bit more of a close up (same picture) and the colours are more pink/reddish.
also the prince is in the left bottom corner in the previous one. but they are very similar. i think i'm
liking this one more since the picture is beter resolution and the colours are a bit more real.



Previous artwork, for comparison:

6935b6c4423edeb8439454816752d119.512x512x1.jpg

This is bootleg art.

[Edited 8/18/18 1:05am]

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Reply #177 posted 08/18/18 1:04am

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TwiliteKid said:

databank said:

For years? It's been what? 3 years?

But yeah well we can maybe have better covers for most Prince albums by hiring contemporary artists, can't we? I'm sure someone can come up with a much better cover art for 1999.

Now is that the point?

That image has been floating around for a lot longer than 3 years - I'm sure it was featured in Uptown shortly after The Truth was released. And what you're suggesting isn't quite the same thing - I'd bet Steve Parke did this new version as well as the original.

The only known official artwork for The Truth is the one that appeared on Tidal about 3 years ago. There was also a cassette promo before the CB release, that would qualify for official I guess but on cassette (portrait as opposed to square LP/CD) format. The problem is that this original cassette picture has been tinkered with by bootleggers to fit CD format. So IDK. I think only Steve Parke can sort it out.

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Reply #178 posted 08/18/18 1:30am

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The useless of such releases 4 us fans.....but in th eyes of The Estate we are peanuts....the main point to rush is the General public......not excited by the Future my friends....not at all !!

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Reply #179 posted 08/18/18 2:09am

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love2thenines2003 said:

The useless of such releases 4 us fans.....but in th eyes of The Estate we are peanuts....the main point to rush is the General public......not excited by the Future my friends....not at all !!

Speak for yourself...i love i can stream all those albums now

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