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Thread started 12/09/04 3:48pm

ekalb101

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How many covers of Purple Rain do you have?

Here's mine so far:

Dream Theater (guitar instramental)
Al Pitrelli, Andy Timmons, Brad Gillis, & John Petrucci (guitar instramental)
Martin Sexton
Randy Crawford
Tori Amos
Foo Fighters
Leanne Rimes
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Reply #1 posted 12/09/04 3:56pm

Anxiety

none! eek


waaaiit...i have that cheesy ass symphonic tribute disc, so i guess i have one cover. ill
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Reply #2 posted 12/09/04 6:47pm

sabaisabai

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Reply #3 posted 12/09/04 8:38pm

squirrelgrease

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I don't have them all, but I can say that the TeddyBears do a great version:

Big Daddy
Chris Hunter
Denice Brooks
The Ink Spots
The Clarks
Lucky Peterson
LeAnn Rimes
The Waterboys
Bob Belden (2 versions)
Shango
Teddybears
Keff McCulloch
Tori Amos
Jason Boland
Billy Bragg
BTE
Classic Metropolitan Orchestra
Randy Crawford
Kenwood Dennard
Diesel Kings
Flying Pickets
Hollies
Chris Hunter
LSO
Marcus Miller
Phish
Jeff Scott-Soto
Martin Sexton
SexyKinkyJazzySmooth
Soundstar Orchestra
Neil Zaza
ZUM Ballet
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Reply #4 posted 12/09/04 10:05pm

PEJ

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I have 33 copies of the album on vinyl. biggrin


0 Covers
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Reply #5 posted 12/09/04 10:45pm

sabaisabai

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PEJ said:

I have 33 copies of the album on vinyl. biggrin


0 Covers


Don't they get dusty?
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Reply #6 posted 12/10/04 2:27am

pill

"niacin" a jazz-fusion-group (Billy Sheehan, John Novello, Dennis Chambers) playin# a fantastic "live-cover" og purple rain
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Reply #7 posted 12/10/04 3:03am

Serious

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A lot nod

Can't remember all, but some that I own and that have not been mentioned yet are:

Amtsrat Fiala
Andi Gabauer & the W. Bruendlinger Band
Darren Bell
the version on the Sampler "The Best Of Prince" (don't know who is the artist who does it hmmm)
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Reply #8 posted 12/10/04 3:38am

jayaredee

There is only one TRUE Purple Rain (and it's the only one i have)
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Reply #9 posted 12/10/04 3:48am

Rhondab

none...I don't like that song.
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Reply #10 posted 12/10/04 4:10am

MrSquiggle

I've got a neat Primus live version biggrin
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Reply #11 posted 12/10/04 4:11am

MrSquiggle

jayaredee said:

There is only one TRUE Purple Rain (and it's the only one i have)


Totally - the Jeff McCulloch version nod
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Reply #12 posted 12/10/04 6:39am

Anxiety

i've heard a rumor over the years that peter murphy did a cover version of purple rain, and it was a bonus track on one of his early solo albums. does anyone know about this or have it? i would LOVE to get my hands on it, or at least hear it.
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Reply #13 posted 12/10/04 6:42am

CalhounSq

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hmm ill
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Reply #14 posted 12/10/04 6:53am

Handclapsfinga
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none.
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Reply #15 posted 12/10/04 7:54am

kisscamille

None! Why would I want a cover of PR?? shrug
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Reply #16 posted 12/10/04 9:16am

vgjelec

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I certainly dig the "punk version " of Guns 'n Roses lol
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Reply #17 posted 12/10/04 10:33am

way2funky

I went and saw the band GB Leighton last week and they did an excellent cover of Purple Rain!
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Reply #18 posted 12/10/04 10:35am

way2funky

MrSquiggle said:

I've got a neat Primus live version biggrin



eek Primus doing Purple Rain? That I would love to hear! When and where was that done? I've been to 5 Primus shows and never heard a mention of them covering Purple Rain. Is it available for download at their website? Any info you can give me on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply #19 posted 12/10/04 11:14am

FunkMistress

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Uh, none. And I had absolutely no idea there were so many.
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Reply #20 posted 12/10/04 11:17am

ekalb101

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Wow, I had no idea there are so many other covers of it out there. I gotta get searchin for 'em. Thanks everyone!

If you're into guitar you'll love the instrimental I have with Al Pitrelli, Andy Timmons, Brad Gillis, and John Petrucci. I'll supply a link to it later today if I get a chance.
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Reply #21 posted 12/10/04 11:27am

thedoorkeeper

The Inkspots version has been a favorite of mine
since I first heard it many years ago.
Don't have a copy myself but their version
sticks in my head like I just heard it yesterday.
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Reply #22 posted 12/10/04 2:04pm

MrSquiggle

The only people I've ever heard really do it justice are Tori Amos and this black comedian guy who did an amazing version retitled 'Zipper Love'.
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Reply #23 posted 12/10/04 2:06pm

OdysseyMiles

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