independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Tue 11th Dec 2018 9:35am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > MY Prince Anthology 1994 - 2010
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 11/23/18 9:24am

Dazza

avatar

MY Prince Anthology 1994 - 2010

So, I was pretty infuriated by the lack of thought put into the ANTHOLOGY compilation. There were some pretty bizarre inclusions - Strays of the World, P Control, We March, Emancipation, Chelsea Rogers, 3rd Eye, 4ever, Future Soul Song, Ur Gonna C Me!....and some pretty glaring omissions (The Holy River, TMBGITW etc).


There some lovely choices like I Love U, But I don't trust you anymore and some inspired ones - Ol' Skool Company but I thought the older songs from Crystal Ball didn't really fit and weren't representative of the period (1994-2010 for me - 1993 and 1994 seem to be ignored).


With the clear lack of care and attention by NPG Records, I decided to put together a more worthy compilation - I obviously have too much time on my hands!


So, here's the follow up to Prince 4ever. This also has 40 tracks and was SOOO difficult to edit; I tried to include a song from every album (except NEWS obvs) and even included songs that i'm not fond of like Guitar, as it was a single; and Future Baby Mama (Grammy). I also incuded an 'NPG' song - The One, as it was clearly a Prince album.


Bubbling under are: Dolphin, Race, Chaos & Disorder, Supercute, Da Bang, Right Back Here In My Arms, Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/ Wife, I Hate U (sorry - I can't bear it - really dated and misogynistic these days), Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful, A Million Days, Reflection, Come On, The One U Wanna C, So Far, So Pleased, Man 'O' War, Don't Play Me, Welcome 2 The Dawn. So here is my wish list.......


1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
2. Lovesign
3. Acknowledge Me
4. Letitgo
5. Dark
6. Gold
7. I Like It There
8. Dinner with Delores
9. The Truth
10. The Love We Make
11. The Holy River
12. Somebody's Somebody
13. My Computer
14. Goodbye
15. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
16. The One [Edit]
17. I Love U, But I Dont Trust U Anymore
18. One Song [Edit]
19. Peace [Edit]
20. When Eye Lay My Hands On U
21. Empty Room
22. Avalanche
23. She Spoke 2 Me
24. Xpedition
25. The Work
26. She Loves Me 4 Me
27. U Make My Sun Shine
28. Call My Name
29. Cinnamon Girl
30. Fury
31. Guitar
32. Dreamer
33. F.U.N.K.
34. Ol' Skool Company
35. Black Sweat
36. Love
37. Future Baby Mama
38. Sticky Like Glue
39. Colonized Mind
40. Last December [Edit]

Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 11/23/18 9:50am

romeo77090

avatar

That list is the “Real” Anthology. I would definitely purchase it, even though I already own all of the songs on cd. Your Anthology is near perfect!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 11/23/18 11:35am

antonb

You lost me when you called I hate u. Dated.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 11/23/18 2:25pm

Guitarhero

avatar

antonb said:

You lost me when you called I hate u. Dated.

lol That means all 80's, 70's, 60;s, 50,s music is all dated.

Miss my wife Julita rose
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 11/23/18 4:07pm

RODSERLING

Nice but way too long,no Musicology, boring songs such as I love You but I don t Trust you etc.( Éven thé title IS too long), the Truth,TGRES (seriously ?), When I lay etc.,, Xpedition, future Baby mama...
.
Just like the "true" anthology, people go to sleep before the end.
.
If thé goal IS to make people intérested, 1 CD lenght IS largely enough.
.
I would rather Say :
.
1.Loose
2.Papa
3. TMBGITW
4. I hâte U
5. Gold
6. Pussy Control
7. Thé Love WE Make
8. Holy River
9. FaceDown
10. Acknowledge Me
11. Lovesign
12. She loves Me 4 me
13. Last Décember
14. Musicology
15. Call My name
16. Black sweat
17. Love
18. Laydown
.
I think It s too long too...It deserves better réflection to select only great tracks that âged well, along with some hits from that Era .
.
10 great tracks would me more effective than 40 songs I think.
.
Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It.
.
TMBGITW, Musicology, Call my name, Holy River and Blacksweat impacted thé charts so It has to bé on It too.
.
There are two songs left, that has to bé easy listening and enjoyable... Laydown and Pussy Control?
.
Then, thèse 10 tracks gives the casual listener thé impression Prince Really made something signifiicant After 1993, and gives thé curiosity to listen more.
[Edited 11/23/18 16:18pm]
[Edited 11/23/18 16:22pm]
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 11/23/18 5:44pm

thedoorkeeper

Why does Anthology only go up to 2010?
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 11/24/18 7:36am

Dazza

avatar

Guitarhero said:



antonb said:


You lost me when you called I hate u. Dated.

lol That means all 80's, 70's, 60;s, 50,s music is all dated.



Only Eye Hate U - never liked it. It was dated in 1995
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 11/24/18 7:39am

Dazza

avatar

RODSERLING said:

Nice but way too long,no Musicology, boring songs such as I love You but I don t Trust you etc.( Éven thé title IS too long), the Truth,TGRES (seriously ?), When I lay etc.,, Xpedition, future Baby mama...
.
Just like the "true" anthology, people go to sleep before the end.
.
If thé goal IS to make people intérested, 1 CD lenght IS largely enough.
.
I would rather Say :
.
1.Loose
2.Papa
3. TMBGITW
4. I hâte U
5. Gold
6. Pussy Control
7. Thé Love WE Make
8. Holy River
9. FaceDown
10. Acknowledge Me
11. Lovesign
12. She loves Me 4 me
13. Last Décember
14. Musicology
15. Call My name
16. Black sweat
17. Love
18. Laydown
.
I think It s too long too...It deserves better réflection to select only great tracks that âged well, along with some hits from that Era .
.
10 great tracks would me more effective than 40 songs I think.
.
Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It.
.
TMBGITW, Musicology, Call my name, Holy River and Blacksweat impacted thé charts so It has to bé on It too.
.
There are two songs left, that has to bé easy listening and enjoyable... Laydown and Pussy Control?
.
Then, thèse 10 tracks gives the casual listener thé impression Prince Really made something signifiicant After 1993, and gives thé curiosity to listen more.
[Edited 11/23/18 16:18pm]
[Edited 11/23/18 16:22pm]


Nice list, but it’s so subjective isn’t it. I’d never have P control on any compilation. I like Loose! But it’s a pretty cheesy attempt at a club track IMO
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 11/24/18 8:36am

1725topp

RODSERLING said:

Nice but way too long,no Musicology, boring songs such as I love You but I don t Trust you etc.( Éven thé title IS too long), the Truth,TGRES (seriously ?), When I lay etc.,, Xpedition, future Baby mama... . Just like the "true" anthology, people go to sleep before the end. . If thé goal IS to make people intérested, 1 CD lenght IS largely enough. . I would rather Say : . 1.Loose 2.Papa 3. TMBGITW 4. I hâte U 5. Gold 6. Pussy Control 7. Thé Love WE Make 8. Holy River 9. FaceDown 10. Acknowledge Me 11. Lovesign 12. She loves Me 4 me 13. Last Décember 14. Musicology 15. Call My name 16. Black sweat 17. Love 18. Laydown . I think It s too long too...It deserves better réflection to select only great tracks that âged well, along with some hits from that Era . . 10 great tracks would me more effective than 40 songs I think. . Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It. . TMBGITW, Musicology, Call my name, Holy River and Blacksweat impacted thé charts so It has to bé on It too. . There are two songs left, that has to bé easy listening and enjoyable... Laydown and Pussy Control? . Then, thèse 10 tracks gives the casual listener thé impression Prince Really made something signifiicant After 1993, and gives thé curiosity to listen more. [Edited 11/23/18 16:18pm] [Edited 11/23/18 16:22pm]

*

Generally, an anthology is something different than a greatest hits collection. As such, an anthology, which seeks to be more far-reaching or more encompassing, will always have more songs than a greatest hits project/collection, which is usually seeking to be narrow and not definitive or complete. Of course, maybe some folks will not know that distinction, but that's not the compiler's fault but more the fault of the person who doesn't know the definition of "anthology". As such, a greatest hits collection would/should only consists of the "best-selling" songs of the artist's entire career or of a specific period of the artist's career if, again, the compilation is focusing on a certain period whereas a collection attempting to provide a definitive or complete notion of that particular period will be more encompassing.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 11/24/18 8:53am

pinkcashmere23

Nice mix! In place of Guitar and Cinnamon Girl,I'd add Cause and Effect and Future Soul Song.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 11/24/18 9:16pm

RODSERLING

1725topp said:



RODSERLING said:


Nice but way too long,no Musicology, boring songs such as I love You but I don t Trust you etc.( Éven thé title IS too long), the Truth,TGRES (seriously ?), When I lay etc.,, Xpedition, future Baby mama... . Just like the "true" anthology, people go to sleep before the end. . If thé goal IS to make people intérested, 1 CD lenght IS largely enough. . I would rather Say : . 1.Loose 2.Papa 3. TMBGITW 4. I hâte U 5. Gold 6. Pussy Control 7. Thé Love WE Make 8. Holy River 9. FaceDown 10. Acknowledge Me 11. Lovesign 12. She loves Me 4 me 13. Last Décember 14. Musicology 15. Call My name 16. Black sweat 17. Love 18. Laydown . I think It s too long too...It deserves better réflection to select only great tracks that âged well, along with some hits from that Era . . 10 great tracks would me more effective than 40 songs I think. . Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It. . TMBGITW, Musicology, Call my name, Holy River and Blacksweat impacted thé charts so It has to bé on It too. . There are two songs left, that has to bé easy listening and enjoyable... Laydown and Pussy Control? . Then, thèse 10 tracks gives the casual listener thé impression Prince Really made something signifiicant After 1993, and gives thé curiosity to listen more. [Edited 11/23/18 16:18pm] [Edited 11/23/18 16:22pm]

*


Generally, an anthology is something different than a greatest hits collection. As such, an anthology, which seeks to be more far-reaching or more encompassing, will always have more songs than a greatest hits project/collection, which is usually seeking to be narrow and not definitive or complete. Of course, maybe some folks will not know that distinction, but that's not the compiler's fault but more the fault of the person who doesn't know the definition of "anthology". As such, a greatest hits collection would/should only consists of the "best-selling" songs of the artist's entire career or of a specific period of the artist's career if, again, the compilation is focusing on a certain period whereas a collection attempting to provide a definitive or complete notion of that particular period will be more encompassing.



An anthology IS mostly made of hit singles, or alternateur, live etc. Versions of It...That s the rule.
.
Prince 1994/2010 carreer IS so forgotten and hard top justify that It s a commercial and artistic suicide to put a 30/40 tracks compilation.
.
Proof of that IS that thé actual compilation IS a flop on streaming services.
[Edited 11/24/18 21:18pm]
[Edited 11/24/18 21:19pm]
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 11/25/18 1:44am

dodger

Dazza said:

RODSERLING said:

Nice but way too long,no Musicology, boring songs such as I love You but I don t Trust you etc.( Éven thé title IS too long), the Truth,TGRES (seriously ?), When I lay etc.,, Xpedition, future Baby mama...
.
Just like the "true" anthology, people go to sleep before the end.
.
If thé goal IS to make people intérested, 1 CD lenght IS largely enough.
.
I would rather Say :
.
1.Loose
2.Papa
3. TMBGITW
4. I hâte U
5. Gold
6. Pussy Control
7. Thé Love WE Make
8. Holy River
9. FaceDown
10. Acknowledge Me
11. Lovesign
12. She loves Me 4 me
13. Last Décember
14. Musicology
15. Call My name
16. Black sweat
17. Love
18. Laydown
.
I think It s too long too...It deserves better réflection to select only great tracks that âged well, along with some hits from that Era .
.
10 great tracks would me more effective than 40 songs I think.
.
Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It.
.
TMBGITW, Musicology, Call my name, Holy River and Blacksweat impacted thé charts so It has to bé on It too.
.
There are two songs left, that has to bé easy listening and enjoyable... Laydown and Pussy Control?
.
Then, thèse 10 tracks gives the casual listener thé impression Prince Really made something signifiicant After 1993, and gives thé curiosity to listen more.
[Edited 11/23/18 16:18pm]
[Edited 11/23/18 16:22pm]


Nice list, but it’s so subjective isn’t it. I’d never have P control on any compilation. I like Loose! But it’s a pretty cheesy attempt at a club track IMO


Yes totally subjective.
Personally I'd include I Hate U as it's one of my favourite P tracks.
I also would not include P.Control - is that 'easy listening!'

If you want 2 tracks from Come; Papa and Loose would be surprising choices for a compilation. I'd probably go for Space and Letitgo.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 11/27/18 2:13pm

namepeace

I'd include these in any anthology of any size.

Dark

endorphinmachine

Interactive

I Like It There

Emancipation

Come On (imo, holds up better than many of his mid/late-90's songs)

One Nite Alone

Muse 2 The Pharaoh

1+1+1=3

Black Sweat

Future Soul Song

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 11/27/18 2:15pm

namepeace

Dazza said:

So, I was pretty infuriated by the lack of thought put into the ANTHOLOGY compilation. There were some pretty bizarre inclusions - Strays of the World, P Control, We March, Emancipation, Chelsea Rogers, 3rd Eye, 4ever, Future Soul Song, Ur Gonna C Me!....and some pretty glaring omissions (The Holy River, TMBGITW etc).



I don't see either "Emancipation" or "Future Soul Song" as bizarre choices. Both were among his better songs of the period. I'd take either over "The Holy River." Still, reasonable minds can differ.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 11/27/18 2:18pm

namepeace

RODSERLING said:

Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It.

Again, reasonable minds can disagree, but "TLWM" is the only one I'd consider a masterpiece of these 3, and while maybe the most moving of the songs on Emancipation, I'd still take the title track over it for the bassline alone.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 11/27/18 3:42pm

RODSERLING

Why americans are fan of slow répétitive rnb pièces of crap such as Insatiable, Future soul song, or thé whole D Angelo carreer, etc. IS beyond me.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 11/27/18 3:47pm

RODSERLING

namepeace said:



RODSERLING said:


Gold, Last Décember and Love WE Make are his masterpieces from that Era so It has to bé on It.


Again, reasonable minds can disagree, but "TLWM" is the only one I'd consider a masterpiece of these 3, and while maybe the most moving of the songs on Emancipation, I'd still take the title track over it for the bassline alone.



Émancipation IS great. But IS It for thé casual listener the first Time hearing It?
From experiences, I know many people have problems with his falsetto voice, except for Kiss.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 11/28/18 6:26am

dave1dmarx

I still like this comp, which covers almost the same era:

32217667348_e34a6252b0_o.jpg

42955655874_8655dd1cbd_o.jpg

41863707990_882fdd4d15_o.jpg

[Edited 11/28/18 6:26am]

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 11/28/18 7:08am

jaawwnn

avatar

An official compilation that isn't just a playlist is long overdue but it definitely needs to stretch from 1994 onwards, from right after The Hits 1 and 2.

[Edited 11/28/18 7:09am]

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 11/28/18 8:26am

dave1dmarx

jaawwnn said:

An official compilation that isn't just a playlist is long overdue but it definitely needs to stretch from 1994 onwards, from right after The Hits 1 and 2.

[Edited 11/28/18 7:09am]

I'd prefer two new compilations with the dividing point being pre- and post-WB. Once he left Warners, he became more free to follow his muse without any interfering from the record company. This was both good and bad (Emancipation has a brilliant album hidden within once one does some judicious pruning), but nevertheless the change is evident.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > MY Prince Anthology 1994 - 2010