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Thread started 07/29/09 5:09pm

thedance

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Prince and Kate Bush - Why Should I Love U / My Computer - could have been better, don't U think ?

what do you think of the two Prince / Kate Bush songs... ?


As you may already know Kate Bush was mentioned in the Diamonds & Pearls CD-booklet in 1991, Prince & Kate Bush did a song "Why Should I Love You?" on her "Red Shoes" album in 1993, and on Emancipation, they did "My Computer" in 1996,

don't get me wrong, both songs are great imo. - but they could have been much better:



On the "Why Should I Love You?" song - you can't hear Prince's vocals - only the guitar.

And on "My Computer" - you can't hear Kate's vocals - imo: too bad it isn't a duet.



Does anyone know if they actually met each other during recording... ?


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Reply #1 posted 07/29/09 5:16pm

thedance

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I forgot to mention that Prince admires Kate Bush's masterpiece "Hounds Of Love" from 1985, I read it somewhere, can't remember where,

and in 1989 Prince played Kate Bush's song "Love And Anger" from her "The Sensual World" album, in a pre-recorded radio show.. cool

Prince was a DJ on a Minneapolis radio station, as a presenter he was speaking in his low voice ala Bob George/ Tora Tora... I think the bootleg is called WNPG Radio or something, I have this on vinyl somewhere, Prince also played James Brown, INXS, Janet Jackson, Grace Jones, Tracy Chapman, T.C. Ellis, Talking Heads, and others....

From memory. Correct me - if I'm wrong. wink
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Reply #2 posted 07/29/09 8:08pm

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i bought the album with "why should i love u" on it - and i rarely listened to that song - i liked most of the rest of the album better ... it got me into kate bush and i bought a few other albums by her ...

i totally love her voice but ... i admit ... both "duets" are kinda throwaways .... (imo)
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Reply #3 posted 07/29/09 10:12pm

benjaminira

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Are U kidding? U can hear Prince's vocals all up in "Why Should I Love U?"!
If it breaks when it bends, U better not put it in!
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Reply #4 posted 07/30/09 12:22am

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benjaminira said:

Are U kidding? U can hear Prince's vocals all up in "Why Should I Love U?"!


correct! and i love those songs btw....nice to hear he played love and anger..i just really like these albums of Kate (red shoes and sensual world)....
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Reply #5 posted 07/30/09 2:47am

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You're right. I expected something outstanding from them working together. I think Prince kinda over-produced Kate's track. Check out her demo:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...bP-dapt09Q

Didn't prince say he had a duet with Kate in his vaults. Love to hear a proper duet.
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Reply #6 posted 07/30/09 2:55am

NouveauDance

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Prince can't handle working with other artists. He can produce albums for pretty young girls who go along with his idea of what everything should be, but not anyone with something to say of their own.
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Reply #7 posted 07/30/09 3:06am

benjaminira

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Dazza said:

You're right. I expected something outstanding from them working together. I think Prince kinda over-produced Kate's track. Check out her demo:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...bP-dapt09Q

Didn't prince say he had a duet with Kate in his vaults. Love to hear a proper duet.

I just heard the demo! He butchered the song! I thought I liked the released version just fine, but now I love the original!
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Reply #8 posted 07/31/09 10:53am

IstenSzek

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why does everyone always say they can't hear kate on "my computer" ?
she's the distorted computer vocal that runs all the way through it.

ps: i love "my computer", best song on emancipation.
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Reply #9 posted 07/31/09 11:33am

thedance

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^ Well, I can't hear Kate's vocals on My Computer, but maybe I should try to re-listen... biggrin

btw.. I have been listening a lot to Kate Bush lately, she's truly amazing, the whole Hounds Of Love album is beautiful. Lionheart is another fave Kate Bush album.

Kate Bush..... I think I am in love lol... with her music... love2
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Reply #10 posted 07/31/09 5:55pm

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Remember, the final album version (3) is a hybrid of both Kate's original (1) and prince's funked up version (2). So it's hard to pass judgment that prince ruined it.

I wished she had released her original on the album then put prince's version on a b-side, then we would be happy eh?

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Reply #11 posted 07/31/09 8:00pm

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These songs were both fine!
Y'all some tired muthaf*ckas!
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Reply #12 posted 08/05/09 5:57am

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Veeeery interesting reading on the youtube page there...MK
"...and If all of this Love Talk ends with Prince getting married to someone other than me, all I would like to do is give Prince a life size Purple Fabric Cloud Guitar that I made from a vintage bedspread that I used as a Christmas Tree Skirt." Tame, Feb
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Reply #13 posted 08/05/09 8:53am

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connorhawke said:

Veeeery interesting reading on the youtube page there...MK

yeah, I like where he writes: "[Prince] treats people as if he´╗┐ thinks he is actually better than them, like hes royalty or something"
Isn't he tho? Duh. Yeah ok, Prince isn't better than you. rolleyes

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Reply #14 posted 08/06/09 3:36am

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thedance said:

what do you think of the two Prince / Kate Bush songs... ?


Hi y'all,

maybe it was not supposed to be a duet like a Bryan Adams Mel C Baby When You're Gone thing. I see it more like co-productions.
Actually I can hear both very well. In My Computer Kate is very clearly audible from the third refrain and she's indeed in all the lines in this computer vox what's that called... You can easily hear Prince's three tenors choir in the refrain of WSILY? And it's The Man who repeadedly end the song
why should I love why should I love why should I love why should I love
why should I love why should I love why should I love why should I love
why should I love why should I love why should I love why should I love
why should I love why should I love why should I love why should I love

Ever since Kate Bush' album The Red Shoes came out back in the nineties, this duet with Prince 'Why Should I Love You?' is one of my favorite duets and productions with other artists.

Without knowing of the existence of this topic, I was listening to it these days several times. I was about to start a post on it and now I noticed, while Googling, there's already a threat and a demo version from her as well:

Kate Bush - Why Should I Love You (demo) http://www.youtube.com/wa...bP-dapt09Q

This story tells that she'd send Prince her demo version. Full article in http://74.125.77.132/sear...clnk&gl=nl .

There's an interesting discussion on there, on the whereabouts and how this song came to daylight. Especially the "All of..." and "Of all..." difference makes it interesting. The ego has landed...

I enjoyed this demo very much, it's much different, more accoustic.



Prince, on the other hand, really made it
a Prince tune - IMO - with this repeating organ tune throughout the song and these typical
guitar solo and synthesizer stunts.

And then there's the 1996 production of 'My Computer' on Emancipation. How does this co-production relates? I guess this is originally a Prince song, but
Katebushnew.com states this: "While most people say that Kate's voice is hard to make out in the mix, Q magazine described it as "the finest moment" of the album, and a "career highlight" for The Artist."

I would also like to know if Prince ever performed this song live?

The Red Shoes
Stuart Elliott: Drums
Prince: Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Vocals.
Lenny Henry: Vocals
Nigel Hitchcocks: Tenor Saxophone
Neil Sidwell: Trombone
Paul Spong: Trumpet
Steve Sidwell: Trumpet & Flugel Horn
The Trio Bulgarka: Vocals
Kate: Keyboards
Arrangement by Kate and Prince.
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What do you mean it's not in the computer?

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Reply #15 posted 08/07/09 6:19am

LittleNicci

I have to say after listening to the Kate Bush demo and I do rate her very highly Red Shoes was one of only a few albums that i consider every song and don't skip any when I play it and that only happens on a few albums just like PR and like P her songs are the only other songs garranteed to make me cry on listening. But I still perfer the final version that Prince worked his magic on it. When I first got the Kate Bush album I never even knew that P had worked on it and that track was one of my favourites and now I know why. I think its great.
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Reply #16 posted 08/07/09 6:37am

jcurley

Del Palmer (KB's partner at the time) said that they were all disappointed with the outcome of this track-that prince had missed the point and just dominated it
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