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Reply #30 posted 12/24/05 5:27pm

SexyBeautifulO
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The perfect gift for any Prince fan! Thanks so much!!!
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Reply #31 posted 12/24/05 5:29pm

suomynona

excellent work smile
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Reply #32 posted 12/24/05 5:43pm

metalorange

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Wow. I'm so chuffed that one of my questions was chosen. It really is a cool Christmas present! Thanks so much to Alan, 'Nana and the Org.

What great, well-considered responses. I was particularly fascinated to hear that he pretty much feels the same frustrations most of us do about re-masters/vault material, that era of poor quality protege albums, and poor single choices. It's just great to hear someone from the inside of Prince's camp talking honestly and directly.

Great stuff!
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Reply #33 posted 12/24/05 5:45pm

cshadow

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eek WOW eek
SUCK IT UP!
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Reply #34 posted 12/24/05 5:49pm

gsh

Very very good indeed.
His answer to Q20 and his "final thoughts" echo what I'm sure many of us older fans feel.
Kudos.
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Reply #35 posted 12/24/05 5:51pm

coolcat

thumbs up!

Great interview! Thanks Alan and BC!
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Reply #36 posted 12/24/05 6:00pm

CJBabyDaddy

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Very insightful. If this doesn't get the org a Nobel Prize, nothing will. thumbs up!
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Reply #37 posted 12/24/05 6:20pm

Doozer

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eek Wow -- one heck of a read from Alan, a guy whose integrity, honesty and level-headedness is certainly in part responsible for so many things cherished by folks who love the Prince of the past, present and future! Prince should consider himself fortunate to have had Alan at his side for so long and it is definitely obvious that Alan counts his blessings from each and every professional and personal experience he's had.

Makes one jealous in a very good-natured way. Major thanks to the org, 'Nana and Alan for putting so much effort into this -- it was like reading outtakes from The Hits liner notes!

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Reply #38 posted 12/24/05 6:21pm

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This was great!!! Thanks to 'Nana and Mr Leeds!
To GOD be the Glory!
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Reply #39 posted 12/24/05 6:23pm

BSK3478

btw--question #18 is the stuff, man. giggle
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Reply #40 posted 12/24/05 7:01pm

Brendan

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It’s obvious that Alan approached this online contribution -- one that will probably be seen by something like 20,000 people -- with the same care, class, and thoughtfulness that he would have if it were appearing in a magazine with a circulation of 200,000 or in the liner notes of an album destined for sales of 2 million.

That tells me a great deal about Alan’s character and the respect that he has for the music and his fellow music connoisseurs.
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Reply #41 posted 12/24/05 7:11pm

MoonSongs

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'nana ~ what a phenomenal read!!!! Enlightening, intelligent and a rare glimpse inside. Thank you so much to both you and Mr. Leeds. What a great Christmas gift for us!!!! Love you 'nana!!!!! hug
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. --Kahlil Gibran
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Reply #42 posted 12/24/05 7:11pm

andykeen

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Wow, that was a great read, never skiped, just fantastic, thank U Alan, that was just one heck of a read.

But a huge shout out to BC,great job hug

WOW WOW WOW biggrin

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Reply #43 posted 12/24/05 7:14pm

CandaceS

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Wow! This is the best Christmas present I could have asked for! biggrin Many thanks to Alan and everyone involved in making this happen. How awesome, to get such thoughtful and insightful answers from an insider (who's an admitted big fan too!).

Some highlights for me:

"I think Alex Hahn's "Possessed" is the best Prince book of its kind to date. Alex devoted a ton of time and labor to get things as accurate as possible." So there, all you critics! razz

"From a fan's viewpoint, the state of Prince's archive is a travesty." Amen! sad

"...Though no lawyer, I assume his tape archive would be viewed as part of his general estate. On the other hand, anything that was recorded during the years he was under contract to Warner Brothers couldn't technically be released without Warners approval or involvement."
omfg Oh no, if that's true, then forget about hearing anything from the vault, at least as long as he's alive! I can't imagine WB and Prince ever coming to an agreement. Or, as Alan talked about in another answer, that the material would be treated and packaged appropriately.

The answer to Question 20 in its entirety.

P.S. Thanks also for the exclusive pics!

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Reply #44 posted 12/24/05 7:33pm

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and this should be written in the bible of musical truth cuz he told it

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Reply #45 posted 12/24/05 7:49pm

avatarfunk

well done!clapping


a true christmas gift indeed.
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Reply #46 posted 12/24/05 8:32pm

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

oh my goodness...words can't express how i feel about this. HUGE thanx to both alan and 'nana for taking their time to put this together to share with all of us. it's stuff like this that makes me happy to be a prince fan.

hug


I thought the interview was awsome but....this statement floored me! WOW

Thanks for posting this interview.
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Reply #47 posted 12/24/05 8:37pm

speculator3m

" The biggest disappointment of Prince today is that he no longer feels the same way"


That says it all. Lovesexy is the 1 til my day is done! may u live 2 see the dawn:)

thx Alan!
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Reply #48 posted 12/24/05 9:11pm

Yeshua4all

This is absolutely the best and relevant interview that I've ever seen the org produce. Big Ups to everyone involved. It was quite a coup for this "fam forum". Thank You Mr Leeds for your integrity, unreserved (though at all times repectful) candor, and for keeping the fire of a music fan in your heart over these many years of productive professional management. It's so easy to get jaded once inside the business but it seems obvious to me from reading this interview that you have kept the faith my friend. Kudos and again...many thanks

thumbs up!
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Reply #49 posted 12/24/05 9:45pm

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eek Unbelievable! Thanks to all who made this happen, especially Mr. Leeds!
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Reply #50 posted 12/24/05 9:52pm

rozilla

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Wow! How succinct, thoughtful, interesting and heartfelt. I feel that this interview is better then all the books put together, ya know?

Thanks to Mr.Leeds and the org peeps for putting this together.

A liberator, exactly!
Love wins. (Seen on bumpersticker)
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Reply #51 posted 12/24/05 10:21pm

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Excellent Q&A; the best thing I've read on any Prince related website. Alan's insight to Prince's world is so fascinating. And his critique of Prince's last 15 years is on point. Thank you so much for posting this! thumbs up!
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Reply #52 posted 12/24/05 10:29pm

wahclavinet

Incredible! THANK YOU ALAN!!!
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Reply #53 posted 12/24/05 10:55pm

Graycap23

This was an absolutely refreshing response to the questions that we posed. I am very grateful to Alan for spending his time in such a manner. I for one will be printing this out and adding it as a footnote to my Prince books. I'm sure whom ever inherits my books will appreciate the addition.
Take care. -Mg
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Reply #54 posted 12/24/05 10:58pm

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psykosoul said:

fantastic read worship


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The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
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Reply #55 posted 12/24/05 11:48pm

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Excellent interview!
And Prince, before you get angry with Alan for sharing some inside info, just know that it makes me want to go out and buy some more of your music for Christmas gifts! smile

Tim Kaye
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Reply #56 posted 12/24/05 11:56pm

Thumparello

Well done!
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Reply #57 posted 12/25/05 12:55am

GustavoRibas

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(wow, he answered my question smile )
Thanks a lot Alan, for the very detailed replies...it´s great that a person so close to Prince takes some time to write in such a true and detailed way
Thanks the org for making it possible. Merry Xmas to u all.
Peace
Gustavo Ribas
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Reply #58 posted 12/25/05 1:03am

alwayslate

YAY!
That was awesome. Thanks to all who made that possible and to Alan Leeds for agreeing do this.
Fantastic.
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Reply #59 posted 12/25/05 1:21am

katarina

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That was great thumbs up!
Thank you!

/Katarina
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