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Thread started 04/30/08 8:27am

funkyhead

It's pretty obvious that 09 will be a big P. Rain 25th year celebration but does anyone have some real inside info?

so far he has apparently copyrighted the purplerain web address & keeps wheelin out Morris, Sheila in live gigs etc. With it being 25 years next year i expect him to milk the run up to with various activities. So does anyone have a scoop yet?. By the way I predict that there won't be a new CD this year, instead Turn it Loose will be part of the 02 Book and be part of a compliation of live tracks from the dates and amongst a handful of new tracks!.
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Reply #1 posted 04/30/08 8:34am

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Educated guess. Nothing will happen.
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Reply #2 posted 04/30/08 8:51am

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We haven't even gotten into the middle of 2008 yet! lol Slow down and lets see what happens for this remaining year first. With that said, I do hope that something BIG happens next year and that Prince doesn't do his usual squandering of great opportunities with milestones. I won't hold my breath but a man can dream right?
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Reply #3 posted 04/30/08 8:52am

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Marrk said:

Educated guess. Nothing will happen.

Let's pray for a remastered version of the album. It would be nice to have a 2 disc special edition with all of the single masters, an outtake or 2 and maybe an alternate version of some of the songs.
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Reply #4 posted 04/30/08 8:58am

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daPrettyman said:

Marrk said:

Educated guess. Nothing will happen.

Let's pray for a remastered version of the album. It would be nice to have a 2 disc special edition with all of the single masters, an outtake or 2 and maybe an alternate version of some of the songs.

Pray he gets out of JW first and then you may get the Special Edition Purple Rain. nod
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Reply #5 posted 04/30/08 9:08am

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daPrettyman said:

Marrk said:

Educated guess. Nothing will happen.

Let's pray for a remastered version of the album. It would be nice to have a 2 disc special edition with all of the single masters, an outtake or 2 and maybe an alternate version of some of the songs.


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Reply #6 posted 04/30/08 9:14am

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Genesia said:

daPrettyman said:


Let's pray for a remastered version of the album. It would be nice to have a 2 disc special edition with all of the single masters, an outtake or 2 and maybe an alternate version of some of the songs.


flyingpig


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Reply #7 posted 04/30/08 9:16am

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I guess the problem would be that most of us real fans have everything. Why bother to beat a dead horse? The sole reason I would buy the 25 Anni PR CD would be if he included the clear full length versions of Take me with u, Computer Blue and Darling Nikki. I have them all but would prefer a better mix.
The DVD would be intersted with the deleted scenes (such as the fight with Jellybean and the scenes in the trailer that are not in the movie). Which are both not likely so why bother?
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Reply #8 posted 04/30/08 9:54am

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purplecam said:

daPrettyman said:


Let's pray for a remastered version of the album. It would be nice to have a 2 disc special edition with all of the single masters, an outtake or 2 and maybe an alternate version of some of the songs.

Pray he gets out of JW first and then you may get the Special Edition Purple Rain. nod

I don't think the JW thing has anything to do with the reissue of PR. I think he would do it once he retained his masters again.
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Reply #9 posted 04/30/08 9:57am

Tame

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It would be nice to have some anniversary T-shirts made. cool
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Reply #10 posted 04/30/08 9:59am

Tame

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In fact..it would also be nice if the female T-shirts would have a rain drop neck. cool
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Reply #11 posted 04/30/08 10:00am

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daPrettyman said:

purplecam said:


Pray he gets out of JW first and then you may get the Special Edition Purple Rain. nod

I don't think the JW thing has anything to do with the reissue of PR. I think he would do it once he retained his masters again.



Most likely he'd have to retire, die, or be really hard up for cash before this happens. He has a short attention span for promoting current albums, much less Purple Rain.
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Reply #12 posted 04/30/08 10:06am

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hell he can only play 3 songs LOL, he's probably at odds with every other song on the soundtrack.
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Reply #13 posted 04/30/08 10:11am

funkyhead

dreamshaman32 said:

hell he can only play 3 songs LOL, he's probably at odds with every other song on the soundtrack.


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I guess u could say she was religious fiend
found her in a hotel lobby
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in a magazine'!!!!. lol
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Reply #14 posted 04/30/08 10:12am

funkyhead

i wonder if the newer 'dirtied up' lyrics on Loose and the big hints at songs like Erotic city during the keyboard section at the 02's are his road back on the pervy path!.
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Reply #15 posted 04/30/08 10:13am

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dreamshaman32 said:

hell he can only play 3 songs LOL, he's probably at odds with every other song on the soundtrack.



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Reply #16 posted 04/30/08 11:45am

daPrettyman

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ElCapitan said:

daPrettyman said:


I don't think the JW thing has anything to do with the reissue of PR. I think he would do it once he retained his masters again.



Most likely he'd have to retire, die, or be really hard up for cash before this happens. He has a short attention span for promoting current albums, much less Purple Rain.

I feel u on that...however, it's mighty funny that he always manages to do PR in concert. Hell, for the most part, the shows consist of songs from PR along with Raspberry Beret and Kiss.
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Reply #17 posted 04/30/08 11:54am

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purplecam said:

daPrettyman said:


Let's pray for a remastered version of the album. It would be nice to have a 2 disc special edition with all of the single masters, an outtake or 2 and maybe an alternate version of some of the songs.

Pray he gets out of JW first and then you may get the Special Edition Purple Rain. nod

Including the Barnyard scene cool
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Reply #18 posted 04/30/08 12:32pm

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bboy87 said:

purplecam said:


Pray he gets out of JW first and then you may get the Special Edition Purple Rain. nod

Including the Barnyard scene cool


The odds are fairly decent that those scenes could be lost forever. That was pre-dvd and lotsa films weren't archiving deleted scenes back then.
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Reply #19 posted 04/30/08 1:04pm

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Maybe a big, purple work-prison in Minnesota, run by the Web Sheriff guys?
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Reply #20 posted 04/30/08 2:11pm

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Reply #21 posted 04/30/08 2:16pm

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lets's b logical. he dnt do anything 4 tha anniversary of his very 1st album. so wat wuld make us think he's gonna do sumthing 4 tha anniversary of his very first movie?
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Reply #22 posted 04/30/08 2:20pm

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Marrk said:

Educated guess. Nothing will happen.

What are you talking about? I have it on good authority that he will play the hits for the very last time! confused
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Reply #23 posted 04/30/08 2:22pm

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Pray he gets out of JW first and then you may get the Special Edition Purple Rain. nod

there's already a special edition PR. eye hav it.
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Reply #24 posted 04/30/08 2:25pm

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Hmm, looking at the possibilities and non-possibilities...

At a guess, I'd say that the only reason he's copyrighted the Purple Rain name/domain is to put a spanner in the works of WB doing anything relating to it's 25th Anniversary.
Alternatively, it's a bargaining tool where he can say 'You do this my way or I won't let you use the name (and therefore, the project) at all!'. Now, that's a worst case scenario for fans if he really wants that much control over such a project, knowing how he thinks about his current work and past self.

Looking logically, he doesn't celebrate his own birthdays, so why celebrate the birthday of something that he considers to be in his past?

Sadly, I don't think the album/movie is important enough outside of his fan base to warrant a 25th Anniversary release. Sure, I'd love it if it were fully remastered and had an extra disc of remixes/B-sides/out-takes, but I'm not sure how much it could be milked to the public out there. It was hugely popular in its day, but regardless of the music within, the whole movie/album project really was 'of its day'. Or maybe we'd get a Timbaland produced 'Take Me With U (featuring Akon)' and 'When Doves Cry (featuring Fergie)' as extra tracks shake

And the movie was re-released as a special edition as little ago as 2004. Would it really be worth their while to re-issue it yet again when they know that most definitely, only true fans would buy it once more for only a few extra scenes.

Thriller was given a 25th because Michael is trying to edge his way back into the limelight and by co-operating with Sony he was able to attempt to remind people of why he was famous in the first place whilst offering something heading towards 'new'. Thriller is also the greatest selling album of all-time and its profile is such that no other album is looked upon with the same reverance among the masses (not just music lovers), so Sony knew that they'd be able to make at least something out of it.

Personally though, if PR were to get the 2CD treatment, I wouldn't want them to stop there and I'd feel even more depressed at the 'What could have been' scenario that the Prince Ultimate CD set has left.
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