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smokeverbs

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Purple Rain 25th Anniversary Special Tonight on Emancipation Radio!

Tonight at 10pm e.s.t. at http://emancipationradio.com we will broadcast a three hour special that goes deeper than ANY other Purple Rain special. You DO NOT want to miss this!

Work-in-progress versions of classic Purple Rain cuts
The B-Sides / The Extended Versions from the Purple Rain singles
What was Prince working on in June 1984, once the Album was ready for release?

BUT THAT'S JUST THE LEAD-IN TO THE MAIN FEATURE:

We will be airing, complete, the August 3, 1983 concert at First Avenue...
This was Wendy's first show with the Revolution...
The concert includes the first versions of five Purple Rain classics
performed NINE MONTHS before the release of the album, plus definitive versions of seven other songs, including the never-issued "Electric Intercourse".
Prince & the Revolution absolutely burn the house down and you don't want to miss it.

Plus other surprises?

10PM E.S.T. don't be late!
Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #1 posted 06/26/09 9:38am

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Niiiiice - looking forward to hearing it. Thanks
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #2 posted 06/26/09 9:46am

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Great!!! Thanks! biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 06/26/09 10:08am

ernestsewell

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What was Prince working on in June 1984, once the Album was ready for release?


Well we know that he recorded "All Night, All Day" on June 4, 1984 at the Warehouse. We've seen the video, and have documentation. We also know he was rehearsing for the birthday party, playing songs we'd never heard before (or since).

The Family was also rehearsing and recording. He also completed the Apollonia 6 album.
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Reply #4 posted 06/26/09 2:06pm

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Silver Star for you, Ernest, and your documents. Could you sound less interested? "All Day, All Nite" was indeed recorded in early June. If you, and whoever "we" represents have seen it and heard it, then perhaps this show isn't for you. Fair enough, but don't spoil it for those who don't have your "documentation". What would you rather we do?
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Reply #5 posted 06/26/09 2:14pm

ernestsewell

smokeverbs said:

Silver Star for you, Ernest, and your documents. Could you sound less interested? "All Day, All Nite" was indeed recorded in early June. If you, and whoever "we" represents have seen it and heard it, then perhaps this show isn't for you. Fair enough, but don't spoil it for those who don't have your "documentation". What would you rather we do?


It's just conversation, my man. "We" are those who have that delicious video of Prince in the Warehouse rehearsing the birthday show for later that night, and also recording "All Day, All Nite", and doing that silly jig he does. LOVEZ that video.
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Reply #6 posted 06/26/09 2:48pm

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I will be listening! music
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
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Reply #7 posted 06/26/09 4:13pm

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That's cool, Ernest. I didn't mean any harm either, and I'm not here to beef! You sounded like one of those "You can't show me anything, I'm an expert" type folk. If we've got nothing new to show you, that's totally cool. Nothing we're doing tonight is anything new to me either - but it might be to someone.

I'm just trying to put together something fun that nobody else is doing this week, and I figure not everyone has heard the stuff we've got planned for tonight.

I do have one small decision yet to make about tonight's show tho. Care to help me decide?
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Reply #8 posted 06/26/09 4:56pm

ernestsewell

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You sounded like one of those "You can't show me anything, I'm an expert" type folk.

Not at all.

I do have one small decision yet to make about tonight's show tho. Care to help me decide?

Shoot.
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Reply #9 posted 06/26/09 5:07pm

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ernestsewell said:

smokeverbs said:

You sounded like one of those "You can't show me anything, I'm an expert" type folk.

Not at all.

No offense meant.

I do have one small decision yet to make about tonight's show tho. Care to help me decide?

Shoot.


OK. Re: Computer Blue.
"Hallway Speech" version, which is not the greatest quality (although I think I have the best circulating and longest copy)

or the previous take, which is missing overdubs (and just has the band jamming, where the monologue would be) - I have this in GREAT quality, but it's not quite as exciting.

My thought is to go with sound quality ... but the hallway speech version seems to be everyone's holy grail, if they've never heard it before.

What do you think? I would have done a poll here, but I don't want to draw that much attention to "unofficial" material.
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Reply #10 posted 06/26/09 6:07pm

ernestsewell

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ernestsewell said:


Shoot.


OK. Re: Computer Blue.
"Hallway Speech" version, which is not the greatest quality (although I think I have the best circulating and longest copy)

or the previous take, which is missing overdubs (and just has the band jamming, where the monologue would be) - I have this in GREAT quality, but it's not quite as exciting.

My thought is to go with sound quality ... but the hallway speech version seems to be everyone's holy grail, if they've never heard it before.

What do you think? I would have done a poll here, but I don't want to draw that much attention to "unofficial" material.


IMO, I love the stripped down version that came out in recent years. There's something more funky and raw about it. Yeah, it's missing the hallway speech, but the basic groove of the song is so much less polished and is almost like listening them to do the original take of it in the Warehouse, pre-overdubs. Not all the trinkets on the show have to be the final or whatever versions. I think that one (wasn't it on the 30 years of Unreleased Funk set too?) really shows Prince and The Revolution just being who they were - awesome musicians.

PS It's "EDT" not "EST". Eastern DAYLIGHT Time right now. We're not in Eastern STANDARD Time right now. wink
[Edited 6/26/09 18:07pm]
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Reply #11 posted 06/26/09 6:23pm

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Suprise everyone and go with the 84' b-day show.... Or any cuts from the old Mojo tapes that he used to do in the day.

Will be listening for whatever you surprise us with.

Thanks!
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First I need a picture of your mother, to verify the fact that there's not another one in the universe so supreme!!"
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Reply #12 posted 06/26/09 6:27pm

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Ernest: Aha @ EDT, you're right! Ha, didn't really think about that.
Yeah, I agree with you, the one from 30 years of is the one. The actual hallway speech is so muddy anyway. I might see how good my copy of the warehouse version is tho, I do love the rawness and jam of it. Thanks for your input!

Sansker: Unfortunately, I don't have access to all my Mojo archives right now, as I lost a hard drive recently and I have to re-digitize all of it. sad

Half an hour till the show! Hope to see you folks there.

http://emancipationradio.com
direct link for media players: http://208.79.238.78:9022/
[Edited 6/26/09 18:29pm]
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Reply #13 posted 06/26/09 7:13pm

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yea! it's on! Everybody tune in!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin
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Reply #14 posted 06/26/09 7:28pm

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Extended version of Beautiful Ones right now. After 25 years, my goodness its been that long???

Still get goosebumps.

Listen!
Love wins. (Seen on bumpersticker)
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Reply #16 posted 06/26/09 7:43pm

ernestsewell

Not sure if it's the stream quality, but I am not sure if this was the version of "Computer Blue" I was thinking of. Hard to tell. Still a fab song.
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Reply #17 posted 06/26/09 7:46pm

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OMG! Computer Blue...
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Reply #18 posted 06/26/09 7:46pm

ernestsewell

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nutty

OMG! Computer Blue...


This song is a total ear fuck.

And a certain DJ Detroit Butcher should be on his AIM, but he ain't.
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Reply #19 posted 06/26/09 8:05pm

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"All Day, All Night" way cool... cool

party dancing jig HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY PURPLE RAIN!!!
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Reply #20 posted 06/26/09 8:51pm

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He sounds loose and relaxed when he speaks, its refreshing, ya know?
Love wins. (Seen on bumpersticker)
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Reply #21 posted 06/26/09 9:14pm

ernestsewell

OMG HE IS NOT PLAYING ANOTHER LONELY CHRISTMAS!!!!
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Reply #22 posted 06/26/09 11:34pm

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Thanks for tuning in and hanging with us tonight folks! The show was plagued with technical difficulties and dropouts, but we stuck with it till the end. I hope you all enjoyed it.

I'll be back with more special Prince & Prince related shows like this one, digging deep into the catalog, in the future. I did have my aim on, but I might have had it set to "list only" - I'll fix that in the future too.

Ernest: Yeah, I was going to include the 30 Years V of Computer Blue but in the end the rawness of the Warehouse version wins for me.
[Edited 6/26/09 23:37pm]
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Reply #23 posted 06/27/09 6:42am

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I'm very much looking forward to it!! Thanks for sharing this info!!!!~
~Karebear~


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Reply #24 posted 06/27/09 7:14am

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smokeverbs said:

Thanks for tuning in and hanging with us tonight folks! The show was plagued with technical difficulties and dropouts, but we stuck with it till the end. I hope you all enjoyed it.

I'll be back with more special Prince & Prince related shows like this one, digging deep into the catalog, in the future. I did have my aim on, but I might have had it set to "list only" - I'll fix that in the future too.

Ernest: Yeah, I was going to include the 30 Years V of Computer Blue but in the end the rawness of the Warehouse version wins for me.
[Edited 6/26/09 23:37pm]


Thank you, thank you!!
Can't wait for the next one!! Great show!! biggrin
Help others get ahead. You will always stand
taller with someone else on your shoulders.
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Reply #25 posted 06/27/09 3:13pm

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Wow!!!!! that was a show thank u.headbang

P music sounds just as good 25 yrs later
First Ave concert was rocking Loved me some Computer Blue
Purple Rain was a master piece.

U kicked ass with the tribute to Michael thumbs up!

Glad I caught ur show great job rose rose

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Reply #26 posted 06/27/09 3:48pm

ernestsewell

Change your microphone, or just don't get so close to it. Your voice was biting a bit most of the time.
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Reply #27 posted 06/27/09 9:02pm

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...i was 7yrs old when the movie came out...young..tender..innocent...young..
...mzsexybaby'I STILL REMEMBER>>>WHAT P>R...MADE ME DO TO THE TWINZ!" sexy
..She's Just A Baby..but she's my lady..my loveR..my only friend!..true love that will last!..PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND..WHAT SHE SEES IN AN OLDER MAN..they never stop 2 think that maybe i'm what she's looking 4..THEY NEVER TAKE THE TIME..2 look in her mind
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Reply #28 posted 06/27/09 9:04pm

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...they were irish...they were dumb..they didn't know how to kiss kiss...when it was all over..purple rain showed "us" how to kiss kiss
...mzsexybaby sexy
..She's Just A Baby..but she's my lady..my loveR..my only friend!..true love that will last!..PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND..WHAT SHE SEES IN AN OLDER MAN..they never stop 2 think that maybe i'm what she's looking 4..THEY NEVER TAKE THE TIME..2 look in her mind
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Reply #29 posted 06/28/09 3:21am

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ernestsewell said:

Change your microphone, or just don't get so close to it. Your voice was biting a bit most of the time.


Yep, I usually don't use a mic, as my Friday nite shows are usually a non-stop mix. Switched it out 3/4s of the way through. Thanks again, folks.
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