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Thread started 03/27/07 4:02pm

DreamyPopRoyal
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The Beautiful Ones and A Million Days

Absolutely love both of these days. I've often classified them together simply on the grounds that both of them start a little bit slow and end with a very passionate Prince, passion being with a capital "P".

The Beautiful Ones is simply amazing. Behind Purple Rain, it's my favorite song on the soundtrack. The lyrics are fairly simple, easy enough to understand, but that doesn't take away from the effect the song has. This song is definitely worthy of a live performance, but Prince already figured that out by using it in the movie. Definitely one of my favorite performances in the movie (well, actually they're all great). I've watched the performance a couple of extra times just because he really gets into the act and you can't help going crazy for him. I especially love the instrumental build-up to back Prince's passionate pleas.

A Million Days is definitely my favorite one of Musicology. It grabbed me right away and kept my attention throughout. It's format is out of the ordinary, but that's part of its charm. Its appeal lies in Prince speaking from the heart (just the same as in TB1's) and begging for his love to return to him. The lyrics are simple, just as I noted above, but there's one line in this song that I love above all others. You're the perfect picture of what love should look like and I wanna be your frame. Sappy, I know, but who doesn't love Prince sappy?

For some reasons, I feel they belong together in the same category, others I don't. I thought it'd just be an interesting thread idea.
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Reply #1 posted 03/27/07 4:14pm

theodore

Both of these songs r just magnificent.
I love everything about them, from the vocals, 2 the lyrics.
They r just incredible.
And The Beautiful 1s was the song that got me hooked
2 Purple Rain. A Million Days was the song that kept
playing in my head after I heard Musicology.

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Reply #2 posted 03/27/07 4:17pm

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theodore said:

Both of these songs r just magnificent.
I love everything about them, from the vocals, 2 the lyrics.
They r just incredible.
And The Beautiful 1s was the song that got me hooked
2 Purple Rain. A Million Days was the song that kept
playing in my head after I heard Musicology.

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Yeah, i guess they are. Phew, I've never used the word 'magnificant' to deserve a Prince song b4. Not that it's not unheard of, I'm just more accustomed to saying amazing and incredible.

A Million Days definitely was the song that stuck in my head the most out of all the tracks on Musicology.
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Reply #3 posted 03/27/07 5:01pm

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Listen if ur a recent fan, or near life-time 1. U dont know Prince best performance and remastereing of 'The Beautiful Ones' 1993 Act1/2 concert.

Its like 100 times more emotional and loud than the original, 1 of my best tracks.

Check it out, u won't be disappointed.

Sam 8)
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Reply #4 posted 03/27/07 5:03pm

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sambluedolphin said:

Listen if ur a recent fan, or near life-time 1. U dont know Prince best performance and remastereing of 'The Beautiful Ones' 1993 Act1/2 concert.

Its like 100 times more emotional and loud than the original, 1 of my best tracks.

Check it out, u won't be disappointed.

Sam 8)


thanx for the tip.

I've been in this world for 7 weeks now, so I'm still roughly new.
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Reply #5 posted 03/27/07 5:08pm

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the beat to the Beautiful Ones is so SICK.The drums, the lil sound effects, the synths, the hard ass guitar riffs at the end, everything! A true masterpiece.

baby, baby, baaaby!!!!
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Reply #6 posted 03/27/07 5:11pm

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KingTaharqa said:

the beat to the Beautiful Ones is so SICK.The drums, the lil sound effects, the synths, the hard ass guitar riffs at the end, everything! A true masterpiece.

baby, baby, baaaby!!!!


I love the mix of instruments he used in that song and the way he built to the moment where nothing but "passion" escaped his lips.
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Reply #7 posted 03/27/07 5:31pm

LexNevermind

There was a girl group from '88 called Sweet Obsession and they had a hit called "Being in Love Aint easy", check it out and you will find that it sounds exactly like "The Beautiful Ones"....Get ready to be shocked...
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Reply #8 posted 03/27/07 6:10pm

wlcm2thdwn

the beautiful ones is wonderful, but his performance of it is what blew my mind in Purple rain, Awesome!
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Reply #9 posted 03/27/07 6:12pm

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wlcm2thdwn said:

the beautiful ones is wonderful, but his performance of it is what blew my mind in Purple rain, Awesome!


That was the first time I heard it and fell in love with it on the spot.

Love that performance!
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Reply #10 posted 03/27/07 11:29pm

sexxydancer

Both songz r amazing.Love them!
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Reply #11 posted 03/28/07 7:55am

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Nobody really seems to care about "A Million Days", though, just because there are more comments on "The Beautiful Ones".

I still can't get over how overly passionate he was in that song.

But if you think about it, there's a big difference between the 20 years between them.

In "The Beautiful Ones", Prince sounds like a love-crazed teenager (he's 25 or so at the time, but sounds pretty darn close), but in "A Million Days", he's a bit more mature about the whole thing and doesn't "lose his mind" until the last 30 seconds or so of the song.

Very strange... but I just made that comparison now.
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Reply #12 posted 03/28/07 10:50am

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DreamyPopRoyalty said:

Nobody really seems to care about "A Million Days", though, just because there are more comments on "The Beautiful Ones".

I still can't get over how overly passionate he was in that song.

But if you think about it, there's a big difference between the 20 years between them.

In "The Beautiful Ones", Prince sounds like a love-crazed teenager (he's 25 or so at the time, but sounds pretty darn close), but in "A Million Days", he's a bit more mature about the whole thing and doesn't "lose his mind" until the last 30 seconds or so of the song.

Very strange... but I just made that comparison now.


Well, U said it Urself... 20 years.

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