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Thread started 01/13/19 6:53am

EekAhBoo

Has anybody heard Raspberry Beret from 1982?

Anybody heard it? I’m really curious about the early version of this song.
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Reply #1 posted 01/13/19 11:47am

jaawwnn

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Have only heard that rehearsal version from late 82/early 83. The basic verse and chrorus are there but not many lyrics, cool version though, breezy. It sounds like the type of thing War on Drugs are aiming for right now imho
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Reply #2 posted 01/15/19 1:54am

paulludvig

Interesting that the arrangement/melody played by the strings on the album version is not part of this early take. Also interesting that the band hasn't completely learned the chords yet.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #3 posted 01/15/19 2:08am

jaawwnn

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paulludvig said:

Interesting that the arrangement/melody played by the strings on the album version is not part of this early take. Also interesting that the band hasn't completely learned the chords yet.

"E!"
I wonder were they learning it on the fly right there.

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Reply #4 posted 01/15/19 2:56am

paulludvig

jaawwnn said:



paulludvig said:


Interesting that the arrangement/melody played by the strings on the album version is not part of this early take. Also interesting that the band hasn't completely learned the chords yet.

"E!"
I wonder were they learning it on the fly right there.



We hear the same in early rehearsals of Purple Rain - Prince calling out spesific chords.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #5 posted 01/15/19 8:34am

PurpleBlackmon

How about the 8 Floppy drives version

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Reply #6 posted 01/15/19 9:00am

RodeoSchro

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PurpleBlackmon said:

How about the 8 Floppy drives version




falloff WTH was that?!?

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #7 posted 01/15/19 9:23am

fen

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PurpleBlackmon said:

How about the 8 Floppy drives version

That’s actually quite cool once you've acclimatise to its harsh sonic qualities. Prince + Arduino biggrin .

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Reply #8 posted 01/15/19 12:43pm

BEAUGARDE

Didn't Lisa add the strings in 83 or 84

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Reply #9 posted 01/18/19 11:26am

ThePersian

PurpleBlackmon said:

How about the 8 Floppy drives version


[youtube:x]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqI7iz77PMU[/youtube:x]



Was there no limit to this man’s genius and ability???
Floppy drives should be added to his list of instruments.
The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.
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Reply #10 posted 01/18/19 6:13pm

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PurpleBlackmon said:

How about the 8 Floppy drives version


[youtube:x]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqI7iz77PMU[/youtube:x]


lol
That’s awesome!!
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Reply #11 posted 01/18/19 6:33pm

sulls

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He would’ve gotten a kick outta this!
"I like to watch."
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Reply #12 posted 01/18/19 8:11pm

bobgeorge77

PurpleBlackmon said:

How about the 8 Floppy drives version


[youtube:x]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqI7iz77PMU[/youtube:x]


That’s pretty cool! But how long until the estate takes it down !!! eek
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Reply #13 posted 01/20/19 6:44am

bonatoc

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Floppy drives covers have been around for quite some time.
Constantly funny.

The undisputed king of the category is this dude.

[Edited 1/20/19 6:47am]

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #14 posted 01/20/19 6:56am

bonatoc

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bobgeorge77 said:

PurpleBlackmon said:

How about the 8 Floppy drives version

That’s pretty cool! But how long until the estate takes it down !!! eek


Hard to say, their logic has lost me
since this landed a year ago
on the official YT channel:

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #15 posted 01/20/19 6:58am

bonatoc

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"Scrub the dishes!" biggrin



Sorry, back on topic.
What were we discussing again?



[Edited 1/20/19 7:01am]

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #16 posted 01/21/19 12:25am

Mikado

I've always been curious what a more Purple Rain-ed version of Raspberry Beret might have sounded like, ditto for the 83-84 versions of She's Always in My Hair.

You can't beat Prince.
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Reply #17 posted 01/21/19 12:58am

love2thenines2
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We need Neversin info about this...it's a serious guy who used to share indeed info from the Vault and collector stuff...thanx in advance if u can Mr Neversin
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Reply #18 posted 01/21/19 1:23am

bonatoc

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Mikado said:

I've always been curious what a more Purple Rain-ed version of Raspberry Beret might have sounded like,
ditto for the 83-84 versions of She's Always in My Hair.


Very, very similar to the released one. The basic tracks are there, the lead vocal sounds final,
the released version seems to "just" have overdubs added, nothing more.
But hardcore fans will have to confirm that.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #19 posted 01/21/19 11:42am

Mikado

bonatoc said:

Mikado said:

I've always been curious what a more Purple Rain-ed version of Raspberry Beret might have sounded like,
ditto for the 83-84 versions of She's Always in My Hair.


Very, very similar to the released one. The basic tracks are there, the lead vocal sounds final,
the released version seems to "just" have overdubs added, nothing more.
But hardcore fans will have to confirm that.

Ah, gotcha. It's probably one of the more Purple Rain oriented 1985 tracks.

You can't beat Prince.
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Reply #20 posted 01/21/19 12:04pm

bonatoc

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Mikado said:

bonatoc said:


Very, very similar to the released one. The basic tracks are there, the lead vocal sounds final,
the released version seems to "just" have overdubs added, nothing more.
But hardcore fans will have to confirm that.

Ah, gotcha. It's probably one of the more Purple Rain oriented 1985 tracks.


I'm still astounded by the fact "Venus de Milo" is dated 1982.
"Strange Relationship" as well. Songs just poured out of him.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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