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Reply #30 posted 11/26/18 10:38pm

robertgeorge

Partyman
Anotherloverholenyohead
when doves cry
America
Lovesign
Thieves in the temple
i hate U
Zanalee
Violet the organ grinder
empty room
paisley park
raspberry beret
daisy chain
Mountains

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Reply #31 posted 11/26/18 11:34pm

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Face Down, cuz its fucking badass.

And Betcha By Golly Wow because it's beautifully shot.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Emancipation era.
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Reply #32 posted 11/26/18 11:52pm

Sydney

Kiss & When Doves Cry

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Reply #33 posted 11/27/18 4:18am

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America

Take Me With U

Willing and Able
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Reply #34 posted 11/27/18 7:28am

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Sexuality

U Got The Look

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Reply #35 posted 11/27/18 8:05am

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4 the Tears in Your Eyes - I love the simplicity of this live recording. The stark beautiful black and white and the simple fade transitions between Prince, Wendy and Lisa. Perhaps his most elegant video and in total harmony with the performance itself.

Cinnamon Girl - artsy and with a great, daring narrative. It's been described as tasteless but I don't think it is at all, in fact it's one of the few times Prince got this sort of thing absolutely right. An underrated video in my opinion, to a very underrated song.

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Reply #36 posted 11/27/18 1:15pm

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Automatic - I want the image of him standing at that mic on a WALL COVERING MURAL razz

Mountains - It makes me so happy.

Now if you would of ask the sexiest - Lil Red Corvette/When Does Cry/TGR

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Reply #37 posted 11/27/18 1:28pm

JZA725

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Alphabet St.

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Reply #38 posted 11/28/18 6:20am

dave1dmarx

America- the live version is one of the most exciting things he ever did

Kiss - Prince was never cooler than in this video

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Reply #39 posted 11/28/18 8:45am

donnyenglish

Non-live Videos

1. Dolphin

2. Cinnamon Girl

Honorable Mention: Sexy MF and I Wish U Heaven

Live Videos

1. America

2. 4 The Tears in Your Eyes

Honorable Mention: Anotherloverholenyohead and Take Me With U

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Reply #40 posted 11/28/18 9:03am

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I really can´t just narrow it down to just two , even if his videos were not really his forté.

My favorites are, in no particular order:

1. Automatic

2. Raspberry Beret

3.Cinnamon Girl

4.Partyman

5. Kiss

6. Mountains

7. I Wish U Heaven (Wonderful song, and a wonderful video).

But I also like Empty Room, Same December and Violet the Organ Grinder a lot.

And that long, live performance video of I Would Die 4 U .

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Reply #41 posted 11/28/18 9:13am

KoolEaze

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TrivialPursuit said:

sro100 said:

What are your Top 2 Favorite Prince Music Videos and Why?

1. Mine would be "Face Down" because, for me, it represents prince at his absolute coolest, not-giving-a-fuck. Shame it was never given a larger platform until now.


I'm from the buckle of the bible belt, and I saw "Face Down" everywhere. Hell, he performed it on the premiere episode of Chris Rock's show on HBO. That's saying something especially since he had "3 hours of love, lust, and liberty" to choose from.

It's sort of tough because the vast majority of Prince videos are just performance videos. No real concepts or anything unique. Even the videos from Purple Rain felt obligatory to the movie or the tour, nothing new. Ones before that were solely performance videos. "America" stands out as a transitionary period. He was past PR, filming and working on UTCM, but had already completed ATWIAD by the time the PR tour ended. His short hair and camel-hair overcoat lent to the pending UTCM era stuff, yet he was still wearing his lacy black pants probably worn on the PR tour. "Batdance" is certainly something different, to that point, that we'd not seen before. Movie promo tie-in yes, but with that and "Partyman", he really enveloped the Gemini character; almost an extension of Spooky Electric's inherent evil. After that, with the video albums and hour-long video specials airing in Japan or the UK, it's hard to pull one song out of those and call it a video. But, all that said...

My top two would be:
"Gold" - yes, pulled from a special but also a singular video unto itself; I chose it if not merely for the middle-aged man's face in the audience when Prince breaks into his solo.

"Willing And Able" - simply for the live arrangement of an otherwise C+ song on Diamonds and Pearls.

Honorable mentions to:

Anotherloverholenyohead

Batdance

America

Raspberry Beret (and the Hulk wig)

I Wish U Heaven (either version)

Paisley Park (either version, and at least for going outside to film something different)

Cinnamon Girl

Are there really two videos for Paisley Park? I only know the one with the kids and teenagers hanging out at a playground, and that video looks extremely cheap. I´ve looked it up on Princvault and there´s only one video for that song. Was Prince even involved in the making of it?

Probably my least favorite music video in general. lol

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Reply #42 posted 11/28/18 11:02am

sro100

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donnyenglish said:

Non-live Videos

1. Dolphin

2. Cinnamon Girl

Honorable Mention: Sexy MF and I Wish U Heaven

Live Videos

1. America

2. 4 The Tears in Your Eyes

Honorable Mention: Anotherloverholenyohead and Take Me With U

Dolphin. As I grew up in MPLS I would frequent the NPG store in Uptown.

It was such a big deal (to me!) when they were premiering the "Dolphin" video there; I could be wrong but I think it was $5?? and you go in plush area and they put on the video. It was like seeing the burning bush or something.

BTW, my avatar is a copy I made of their business card.

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Reply #43 posted 11/28/18 11:34am

thisisreece

KoolEaze said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I'm from the buckle of the bible belt, and I saw "Face Down" everywhere. Hell, he performed it on the premiere episode of Chris Rock's show on HBO. That's saying something especially since he had "3 hours of love, lust, and liberty" to choose from.

It's sort of tough because the vast majority of Prince videos are just performance videos. No real concepts or anything unique. Even the videos from Purple Rain felt obligatory to the movie or the tour, nothing new. Ones before that were solely performance videos. "America" stands out as a transitionary period. He was past PR, filming and working on UTCM, but had already completed ATWIAD by the time the PR tour ended. His short hair and camel-hair overcoat lent to the pending UTCM era stuff, yet he was still wearing his lacy black pants probably worn on the PR tour. "Batdance" is certainly something different, to that point, that we'd not seen before. Movie promo tie-in yes, but with that and "Partyman", he really enveloped the Gemini character; almost an extension of Spooky Electric's inherent evil. After that, with the video albums and hour-long video specials airing in Japan or the UK, it's hard to pull one song out of those and call it a video. But, all that said...

My top two would be:
"Gold" - yes, pulled from a special but also a singular video unto itself; I chose it if not merely for the middle-aged man's face in the audience when Prince breaks into his solo.

"Willing And Able" - simply for the live arrangement of an otherwise C+ song on Diamonds and Pearls.

Honorable mentions to:

Anotherloverholenyohead

Batdance

America

Raspberry Beret (and the Hulk wig)

I Wish U Heaven (either version)

Paisley Park (either version, and at least for going outside to film something different)

Cinnamon Girl

Are there really two videos for Paisley Park? I only know the one with the kids and teenagers hanging out at a playground, and that video looks extremely cheap. I´ve looked it up on Princvault and there´s only one video for that song. Was Prince even involved in the making of it?

Probably my least favorite music video in general. lol

Probably my 3rd favourite. Love the strange, psychedelic vibe. It's happy but it has a really offbeat, more sinister undercurrent. Another video that is perfectly suited to the song.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #44 posted 11/28/18 12:28pm

dave1dmarx

KoolEaze said:

Are there really two videos for Paisley Park?

Two slightly different edits of the same video.

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Reply #45 posted 11/28/18 12:44pm

TrivialPursuit

KoolEaze said:

Are there really two videos for Paisley Park? I only know the one with the kids and teenagers hanging out at a playground, and that video looks extremely cheap. I´ve looked it up on Princvault and there´s only one video for that song. Was Prince even involved in the making of it?

Probably my least favorite music video in general. lol


There are two versions, different edits of the same playground scenes. Same with "I Wish U Heaven", and if memory serves, the coloring and saturation are different on the earlier edit.

There is a nice DVD-R set out there of a lot of videos. It's either that set or something else where someone has put the two videos side by side and played them in sync, so you can see what the changes are in them. Pretty cool of whoever to do that. There is also an easter egg on the 1st disk that has the band version of "I Wanna Be Your Lover".

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Reply #46 posted 11/28/18 2:42pm

KoolEaze

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TrivialPursuit said:

KoolEaze said:

Are there really two videos for Paisley Park? I only know the one with the kids and teenagers hanging out at a playground, and that video looks extremely cheap. I´ve looked it up on Princvault and there´s only one video for that song. Was Prince even involved in the making of it?

Probably my least favorite music video in general. lol


There are two versions, different edits of the same playground scenes. Same with "I Wish U Heaven", and if memory serves, the coloring and saturation are different on the earlier edit.

There is a nice DVD-R set out there of a lot of videos. It's either that set or something else where someone has put the two videos side by side and played them in sync, so you can see what the changes are in them. Pretty cool of whoever to do that. There is also an easter egg on the 1st disk that has the band version of "I Wanna Be Your Lover".

That is some really interesting info. I didn´t know that and didn´t see it mentioned on Princevault.

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Reply #47 posted 11/28/18 2:46pm

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Only 2?! hmmm

When Doves Cry

Automatic

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Reply #48 posted 11/28/18 3:52pm

TrivialPursuit

KoolEaze said:

That is some really interesting info. I didn´t know that and didn´t see it mentioned on Princevault.


Let me state that the earlier versions of those videos are not official releases, to my knowledge. They probably leaked or were possibly on a VHS tape or something played in the NPG stores or Glam Slam. Just a guess. Both sets of videos are not totally dissimilar. Most of the shots are the same. There are just some different edits here and there. With IWUH, there are different things floating by (eg: less) or perhaps the words are different. I seem to remember some of the coloring being really different; the apples were almost blue-green. The "Paisley Park" video is unremarkable either way, IMO.

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Reply #49 posted 11/28/18 4:56pm

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Visually Speaking, Kiss and The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

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Reply #50 posted 11/28/18 7:36pm

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Well, day after tomorrow I guess there will be about 4 more videos out there to choose from. Just another reason to love Fridays even more. (If you can't tell, I am pretty stoked tonight about my purple paisley seahorse getting to swim here on the Org!) Having a Happy Day!!!

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Reply #51 posted 11/28/18 10:00pm

sro100

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klick2me said:

Visually Speaking, Kiss and The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

I remember watching the big TRL premiere and him explaining the video that was shown wasn't completed. I wasn't even aware their was a finished product until I saw it on his You Tube Channel.

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Reply #52 posted 11/29/18 4:32am

donnyenglish

sro100 said:



donnyenglish said:


Non-live Videos


1. Dolphin


2. Cinnamon Girl


Honorable Mention: Sexy MF and I Wish U Heaven



Live Videos


1. America


2. 4 The Tears in Your Eyes


Honorable Mention: Anotherloverholenyohead and Take Me With U





Dolphin. As I grew up in MPLS I would frequent the NPG store in Uptown.



It was such a big deal (to me!) when they were premiering the "Dolphin" video there; I could be wrong but I think it was $5?? and you go in plush area and they put on the video. It was like seeing the burning bush or something.



BTW, my avatar is a copy I made of their business card.



I went up there too. Bought some purple rain condoms at the store.
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Reply #53 posted 11/29/18 6:44am

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My favorite right now is Girls & Boys

That movie showed the potential for 'more' from Prince & the Revolution and members

I could see that video as part of the Under the Cherry Moon movie, instead of the scene that was used.
That video show a lot of options and maturity. It was top quality.

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #54 posted 11/29/18 9:25am

sro100

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donnyenglish said:

sro100 said:

Dolphin. As I grew up in MPLS I would frequent the NPG store in Uptown.

It was such a big deal (to me!) when they were premiering the "Dolphin" video there; I could be wrong but I think it was $5?? and you go in plush area and they put on the video. It was like seeing the burning bush or something.

BTW, my avatar is a copy I made of their business card.

I went up there too. Bought some purple rain condoms at the store.

I missed that one. But I did get some pretty "rare" stuff like a huge butterfly promo thing for TMBGITW and a Neo Manifesto poster, an NPG watch, etc. and I kept their card for many many years until it just stopped being.

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Reply #55 posted 11/29/18 3:40pm

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1. Purple Rain 2. KISS

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Reply #56 posted 11/30/18 3:17pm

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I Wish U Heaven
Mountains

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Reply #57 posted 11/30/18 6:48pm

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America-the energy is off the charts

Raspberry Beret-perfectly fits the song
We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #58 posted 12/05/18 10:08am

NorthC

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Partyman
Anotherloverholenyohead
when doves cry
America
Lovesign
Thieves in the temple
i hate U
Zanalee
Violet the organ grinder
empty room
paisley park
raspberry beret
daisy chain
Mountains


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The question was: favourite two. Where did you learn to count? confuse wink
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Reply #59 posted 12/05/18 10:47am

robertgeorge

NorthC said:

robertgeorge said:

Partyman
Anotherloverholenyohead
when doves cry
America
Lovesign
Thieves in the temple
i hate U
Zanalee
Violet the organ grinder
empty room
paisley park
raspberry beret
daisy chain
Mountains

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The question was: favourite two. Where did you learn to count? confuse wink

The same place you learnt to tell jokes and make posts worth reading (based on this comment). I didn't want to narrow it down, so listed some I liked. I guess captain obvious wasn't around to explain it so I have to do the heavy lifting. If pressed I would say America and Anotherloverholenyohead for the live videos and Partyman and when doves cry for the video style videos. Too many hits.

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