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Reply #60 posted 07/27/14 4:15am

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maybe this was all on livestream but just my recollections....First we were in the smaller room listening to funky covers courtesy of Marcus, John Blackwell and funkky bass. Oz the Great and then an adorable nature film were playing on the walls. Then the big room opened up, and Wow was being played, followed by a song with Hannah on vocals. Then Princ3 and 3rdeyegirl hit the stage, played plectrum electrum. would u believe He asked again "what is plectrumelectrum?" Lets go crazy, Then they played a mostly instrumental version of take me with you as prince encouraged the audience to sing the words. Also then Musicology, and prince and marcus taught us "this is a saxophone" then he pointed at Hannah playing..."that is a drum". Also U got the Look, Ballad of Dorothy Parker......................................................Kandasaurus slayz really does sing and play the keys real, real good. She sang the first time ever i saw your face, a song which had moved me much less in former versions, but her rendition brought me to tears, seriously -- gorgeous voice..................................Then prince announced we were to move back into the small room to listen to some of KAndy's original music, after which we would return here later, but before we go, he just wanted to say "::::kiss guitar lick:::::" and they played kiss and prince did all the moves from the video too.............................................................................................Kandace is a pro. She began and ended with Love got in the way, also playing a song about forbidden fruit and other really cool songs. John Blackwell is amazing as ever on the drums...................................................................................................Then the listening dance party was on -- We'd be listening to Nasty girl and then it would morph into a part of one of the new songs, and then back to nasty girl, etc. So embarassed that i'm almost descriptionless about the song details, but a couple of them reminded me of classic 80sish funkiness, and everything i heard i would buy. more of this could be us was played than i had heard before. All the new lyrics i heard were really intriguing and deep........................................i'm used to listening to speakers that are much smaller than me, so it was great to hear so many prince classics in that big room -- loose!, the work pt. 1, strange but true, extralovable, some unfamiliar cool version of facedown, the greatest romance, 17 days, glamorous life, i feel for you, breakfast can wait,funknroll, black sweat, final song was the breakdown then lights on.................................................................................does anyone know that vintage song played about cooking shoes or something, that was cute! and thanks for playin some james brown!..............................................i had guessed the merch would be some excess mugs they were trying to move, but actually we had a choice of 2 very lovely prince posters. There were also 3rdeyegirl posters and some cute shirts.....................................princeasaurus rulz!

They played Loose!(!), I thought that song would be on some kind of Paisley Park black list. Sounds like a good night, thanks for the report. So you liked the new Prince material... but were the lyrics actually deep and/or intriguing? And do you have any examples? I remember Bream saying that The Gold Standard had even more lyrics about putting your phone anyway, so that comes as a relief.

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Reply #61 posted 07/27/14 5:24am

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Reply #62 posted 07/27/14 6:25am

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that was an amazing party! THANK YOU! a shout out to the incredible staff at Paisley Park. last night/this morning was one of the more memorable evenings i've ever enjoyed at the Park. great music, great crowd all dancing around.

John Blackwell and Marcus and Co. were absofunkolutely fantastic and i'd buy their album in a heartbeat. then prince and the 3RDEYE ladies rocked the house and it was absolutely brilliant hearing the new mixes of old songs, the new songs and and the new mixes and the new album.... i can't wait till it drops! great dance party with a lot of new classics, and OH MY GOD@!!! AT THE VERY END OF THE NIGHT HE PLAYED BREAKDOWN

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but i digress. Kandace was fabulous too and i'd buy her album. in the meantime i bought a tee shirt, which i am wearing, making me a true funk soldier. giggle smile

anyway, another thanks again to the good people of Paisley Park for opening the doors and allowing us in to witness music history in the making. we were blessed. bow

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Reply #63 posted 07/27/14 6:36am

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Setlist

Plectrum Electrum instrumental

Lets Go Crazy

Take Me With You

U've Got the Look

Raspberry Beret (Cassandra was invited to participate)

Musicology

"Paisley Park chant" instrumental jam

Ballad of Dorthy Parker

Nothing Compares to you

Then Kandace was invited to sing "First Time Ever I saw Your Face"

Kiss

End of Prince portion of the show.

Then we all went back into the smaller Love 4 One Another/NPGMC room to here Kance play.

Then....back to the big room with Prince taking over as DJ with Josh Welton on his Mac computer.

They played This Could Be Us and about 5-6 other new Prince songs that were very funky and very modern sounding. It was pretty exciting stuff, I think the Gold Standard amongst others including the new mix of Funk n Roll which got the place dancing.

Tolly

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Reply #64 posted 07/27/14 6:43am

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Wow! So sorry I missed this one. Sounds like a night to remember for sure:
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Reply #65 posted 07/27/14 6:48am

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Also, I was totally surprised that the DJ was allowed to play NAsty Girl and Face Down which were played over the dance party portion of the event. I thought those songs were on the blacklist.

I didn't here Loose being performed but I bailed early (2:00am).

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Reply #66 posted 07/27/14 6:51am

modernFunk

Interesting. Didn't prince say he doesn't understand why people want to revisit the past by looking back on purple rain. Judging by his set list, he sure likes to.



tollyc said:

Setlist


Plectrum Electrum instrumental


Lets Go Crazy


Take Me With You


U've Got the Look


Raspberry Beret (Cassandra was invited to participate)


Musicology


"Paisley Park chant" instrumental jam


Ballad of Dorthy Parker


Nothing Compares to you


Then Kandace was invited to sing "First Time Ever I saw Your Face"


Kiss



End of Prince portion of the show.



Then we all went back into the smaller Love 4 One Another/NPGMC room to here Kance play.



Then....back to the big room with Prince taking over as DJ with Josh Welton on his Mac computer.



They played This Could Be Us and about 5-6 other new Prince songs that were very funky and very modern sounding. It was pretty exciting stuff, I think the Gold Standard amongst others including the new mix of Funk n Roll which got the place dancing.



Tolly

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Reply #67 posted 07/27/14 6:58am

antonb

thanks to everyone for the reports, now can anyone describe the new songs in any kind of detail!

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Reply #68 posted 07/27/14 7:25am

tollyc

No particular Order:

Unexpected ("Wow"): Amazing. Same song as Liv Warfield but killer guitar from P.

This Could be Us: I am feeling this song WAY more than the 15 second snippet. It's a nice song, not sure it's consisered classic material.

Funk n Roll new Mix (Amazing). Yep, could be classic. The place erupted when this one was played over the PA.

Gold Standard was pulsating dance music (kinda reminded me of Nasty Girl)

Some new rap/spoke word song over a DAys of Wild/3121 like groove

He didn't play Another Love, White Caps, etc... like he did previously weeks.

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Reply #69 posted 07/27/14 7:38am

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antonb said:

thanks to everyone for the reports, now can anyone describe the new songs in any kind of detail!




well, i don't even know what some of the new mixes/songs were called. for me, the night all melts into a big old throbbing blur of sound, so i'm actually a terrible reporter of setlists. as far as the new songs i heard, (which i think are new because i recognized a couple of titles as new like this could be us, breakdown) my impression was: excellent, loved them.

it was like hearing a kind of musical monet, a multi-layered, kalaedoscopic chord structure montaged with haunting melodies. the tunes are bluezy, jazzy, quirky all floating over a sometimes snappy, sometimes lullabye beat. sweet shifts from one song into the next. very introspective, yet highly danceable and i would would most definitely have bought that. if only it had been for sale at the merch table. smile :hinthint: lol wink biggrin to sum up: wow. just... wow! highly recommend

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Reply #70 posted 07/27/14 7:42am

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electricberet said:

Wow! So sorry I missed this one. Sounds like a night to remember for sure: . http://blog.thecurrent.or...nniversary



hug you were in my heart. i looked for you. was hoping you'd made it there. we dancing jig missed you bananadance heart

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Reply #71 posted 07/27/14 7:56am

tollyc

Oh yeah...he also played "This is what it Feels Like", the unreleased song with Andy Allo.

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Reply #72 posted 07/27/14 8:22am

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XxAxX said:

electricberet said:

Wow! So sorry I missed this one. Sounds like a night to remember for sure: . http://blog.thecurrent.or...nniversary



hug you were in my heart. i looked for you. was hoping you'd made it there. i saw marge and del, we dancing jig missed you bananadance heart

I was very close to buying a ticket but decided that I just couldn't justify another trip. I did enjoy the Livestream. cool

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Reply #73 posted 07/27/14 8:56am

antonb

thanks for the discription, sounds great

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Reply #74 posted 07/27/14 11:34am

cwemby

I thought the new Prince songs were very R&B/Funk sounding and they are very current sounding as well. Not sure yet about the Plectrum stuff, but I think this new Prince album is gonna be HOT!

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Reply #75 posted 07/27/14 11:45am

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Reply #76 posted 07/27/14 11:47am

stillwaiting

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u people can find negativity eveywhere it seems

Just like some people find too much positivity. There has to be a balance. Not saying that Bart Van Halen complaining about every single thing to oxygen being in the air makes sense, but since Prince has had something like 15 listening parties for an album that we have no evidience of actually exisiting, it is becoming a running joke. He's wide open to criticism on this matter.

Instead of saying everything is wonderful or everything is horrible, it's great to see different viewpoints. If everybody just went around saying everything is wonderful, we would have a boring crappy world to live in.

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Reply #77 posted 07/27/14 1:36pm

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Reply #78 posted 07/27/14 3:07pm

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so it wasn't a Plectrum Electrum party at all it was his solo album. he really can't make his mind up can he

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #79 posted 07/27/14 4:05pm

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tollyc said:

Also, I was totally surprised that the DJ was allowed to play NAsty Girl and Face Down which were played over the dance party portion of the event. I thought those songs were on the blacklist.

I didn't here Loose being performed but I bailed early (2:00am).

thats funny, I asked him to play Nasty Girl , and he totally did lol

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Reply #80 posted 07/27/14 4:11pm

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You're welcome. Yes, I was there. If they have them next time, I'll pick one up for you.

rafael said:

Thanks à lot!!! Were u there? Essence poster i still need.... said:
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Reply #81 posted 07/27/14 8:54pm

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Here's a write-up I posted on Facebook about the new songs:

Thinking about the new songs I heard last night, I'm afraid I can't be more descriptive than most other people who've commented on them before. It's nearly impossible to describe new songs without making shallow comparisons to other similar-sounding songs, which sells the new stuff short in a way. And since different people hear things in different ways, the comments I'm about to make may seem strange or just plain inaccurate once you've heard the songs for yourselves. With that in mind, here are my thoughts.

As most fans know already, Wow is Prince / 3RDEYEGIRL's version of a song that Liv Warfield released under the title The Unexpected. The 3EG version is HEAVY on guitars...somewhat reminiscent of the song Boom from the Lotusflow3r album, but heavier, and more grounded (whereas Boom is more ethereal and trippy). Amazing song... the choruses (well, if you can call one word repeated, a proper chorus, haha) are very anthemic and soaring. I got chills! I am in 100% agreement with Jesse that this song needs to be released ASAP!

The biggest surprise of the new songs for me was AINTTURNINROUND (read "Ain't Turnin' 'Round") -- it's flat-out the heaviest song Prince has ever been associated with! When I say "heavy," I'm talking full-on metal/grunge territory, like Nirvana, Metallica, Megadeth, etc. Absolutely FIERCE! Hannah is on vocals, and the verses are more melodic/poppy in structure than the rest of the song. I loved it, but my main thought was, "Are a majority of Prince's fanbase gonna dig this, or is it going to alienate a lot of them?" I think it's gonna be either "love it" or "hate it," with no in between.

When they played This Could Be Us, it sounded to me as if the mix was different than the snippet that came out a while back, but that could simply be due to the fact that I was finally hearing it on a proper speaker system rather than just through my laptop's internal speakers! Here, it sounded so full, rich and vibrant! Whereas the snippet left me ambivalent, here, I was thinking, "I could really grow to love this tune." Prince's layered vocal harmonies were particularly impressive!

The new remix of FUNKNROLL was astounding! As Jon Bream wrote in his recent Star Tribune article, this version is a lot funkier and "crunchier" than the original. Vibe-wise, I kept thinking of a hybrid of "Black Sweat," "3121," and "Laydown." Like I said, my impressions may seem a bit strange, but just go with me on this, haha. Next to "Wow," this is probably the track I would most like to own ASAP!

I heard one other track, a ballad called The Gold Standard. It was hypnotic and seductive, with a smoldering intensity bringing to mind the likes of "Scandalous" and (to a much lesser degree) "The Beautiful Ones." There were both sung (falsetto) and spoken parts in this song.

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Reply #82 posted 07/27/14 11:29pm

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^ Thanks for the review. Interested to hear Turninround...
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Reply #83 posted 07/27/14 11:49pm

thisisreece

Great write up Bluefish, probably the best description of the songs I've heard yet. Very interested in hearing Aintturninaround.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #84 posted 07/28/14 12:24am

Marco81

bluefish said:

Here's a write-up I posted on Facebook about the new songs:

Thinking about the new songs I heard last night, I'm afraid I can't be more descriptive than most other people who've commented on them before. It's nearly impossible to describe new songs without making shallow comparisons to other similar-sounding songs, which sells the new stuff short in a way. And since different people hear things in different ways, the comments I'm about to make may seem strange or just plain inaccurate once you've heard the songs for yourselves. With that in mind, here are my thoughts.

As most fans know already, Wow is Prince / 3RDEYEGIRL's version of a song that Liv Warfield released under the title The Unexpected. The 3EG version is HEAVY on guitars...somewhat reminiscent of the song Boom from the Lotusflow3r album, but heavier, and more grounded (whereas Boom is more ethereal and trippy). Amazing song... the choruses (well, if you can call one word repeated, a proper chorus, haha) are very anthemic and soaring. I got chills! I am in 100% agreement with Jesse that this song needs to be released ASAP!

The biggest surprise of the new songs for me was AINTTURNINROUND (read "Ain't Turnin' 'Round") -- it's flat-out the heaviest song Prince has ever been associated with! When I say "heavy," I'm talking full-on metal/grunge territory, like Nirvana, Metallica, Megadeth, etc. Absolutely FIERCE! Hannah is on vocals, and the verses are more melodic/poppy in structure than the rest of the song. I loved it, but my main thought was, "Are a majority of Prince's fanbase gonna dig this, or is it going to alienate a lot of them?" I think it's gonna be either "love it" or "hate it," with no in between.

When they played This Could Be Us, it sounded to me as if the mix was different than the snippet that came out a while back, but that could simply be due to the fact that I was finally hearing it on a proper speaker system rather than just through my laptop's internal speakers! Here, it sounded so full, rich and vibrant! Whereas the snippet left me ambivalent, here, I was thinking, "I could really grow to love this tune." Prince's layered vocal harmonies were particularly impressive!

The new remix of FUNKNROLL was astounding! As Jon Bream wrote in his recent Star Tribune article, this version is a lot funkier and "crunchier" than the original. Vibe-wise, I kept thinking of a hybrid of "Black Sweat," "3121," and "Laydown." Like I said, my impressions may seem a bit strange, but just go with me on this, haha. Next to "Wow," this is probably the track I would most like to own ASAP!

I heard one other track, a ballad called The Gold Standard. It was hypnotic and seductive, with a smoldering intensity bringing to mind the likes of "Scandalous" and (to a much lesser degree) "The Beautiful Ones." There were both sung (falsetto) and spoken parts in this song.

[Edited 7/27/14 21:10pm]

Thanks for the descriptions, they do sound good! So does Wow (The Unexpected) end with Prince soloing on guitar? That's what I was wondering after hearing the bootlegged 2/3 mins snippet. As for FunkNRoll, is the new version different from the FunkNRoll remix that was bootlegged?

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Reply #85 posted 07/28/14 12:28am

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Thanks so much bluefish.
This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #86 posted 07/28/14 7:52am

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thumbs up! Thanks for the report, Bluefish.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #87 posted 07/28/14 8:02am

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WHAT A GREAT NIGHT!!! This post is a little late, but I'm just recovering from a no-sleep weekend, getting back to work in Atlanta. All I can say is the new Prince material is pretty amazing. "The Gold Standard" is lovely and "Funk N Roll" (a re-mix?) is insane! Prince is using some new far out galactic drum sounds for his beats- NEVER heard Prince bump like this! Does anyone know the title of the track with Prince rapping on it?-his flow was absolutely sick!!! On the Rock side, "WOW" was also impressive, and gave me a new interest in the 3rdeyegirl album. I was kind of skeptical of some of the newer Prince /3rdeye tunes from catching a few samples online and reading about them on various sites, but HEARING them in real time is beliving! Really, really excited now about this new music. Now....if could we just get a release date!

I haven't been to Paisley in over ten years, so I had no exepections other than to hear some new tunes and grab some merch on the way out. I was simply WISHING that I choose the right night to see a Prince performance. Man, I picked the right night!- a tight, yet fun and flowing show that was another knock out by Prince. Think the performance ran about 45 minutes, but it was very energetic and Prince appeared to be in a playful mood. The biggest surprise was that P started playing so early. Just minutes after we were sent to the larger sound stage, the DJ was playing "Wow". All of a sudden, P and the Girls were on stage! Highlights for me were, "Pectrum Electrum", "Musicology" (so funky, James Brown would have been proud!) "Dorthy Parker", and "Kiss" (yet another arrangment for this classic). I thought 3rdeyegirl was legit- Ida is something serious on bass- no joke, Donna is ripping on guitar, and Hanna held things down quite well on the drums. Believe the hype on these girls (wonder women)- they can play!

Kandace has a nice voice, but man, is it me, or is she a clone of Andy Allo? (her looks not voice). I almost called her Andy when I passed her earlier in the night(crazy). Hopefully her career goes far.

Always good to see /hear John Blackwell. The Jazz group (didn't get their name) started the night strong. Would love to see them again in a small club setting.

Shut out to Paisley Park and Perkins!- Paisley for being still the most magically music filled place on the planet, and to Perkins restraunt for still having some of the best french toast a brother could ask for! (kept me alive enough to make my 6:00am flight back home). Thank you to all the familer faces (Kirky J, Karen, ) and to everyone who could attend. There was a nice crowd. Double shout out to all the ladies for looking good and representing well- yall kept it sexy but classy! To all the Orgers, much love for giving me needed information about the logistics of the event. Maybe I met a few of you and didn't know it. Regardless, thank you again.

Hearing the new material on stage sound system was a blast. As someone else mentioned, hearing tunes like "Loose" or "Strange But True" sounded really alive again. It was a really great night at the Park.

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Reply #88 posted 07/28/14 8:43am

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It was an amazing evening. Free parking in the Paisley lot. Doors opened on time. To see and hear John Blackwell, Andrew Gouche and Marcus Anderson in the Love4OneAnother room was amazing. They were playing as we walked in. Blackwell is an amazing drummer and the others are no slouches either! As they were finishing the last song the doors to the soundstage opened and went right over there. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl started playing within 10 minutes! A Wonderful set. Then back to the smaller room for Kandace Springs with Prince dancing, mixing sound playing percussion at the side of the stage. Then dance party. We got a ticket to turn in for a free poster on the way out. I turned mine in and picked the Essence Fest one and the woman told me I could have the other one too so got two posters and also bought the Hit & Run Tour program. A great night. Loved having live music in both rooms.

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Reply #89 posted 07/28/14 9:09am

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Marco,

Yes, there's a MONSTER solo at the end of "Wow."

I didn't know that a FUNKNROLL remix had been bootlegged (?) eek Are you talking about the studio track that leaked a while back? If so, this mix is completely different. It's more of a dance track -- edgier and funkier.

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