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Thread started 04/15/10 7:14am

datdude

Prince versions vs those he gave the songs to

ok, if you had to choose songs to go on a definitive box set that wasn't "hits" oriented and one disc was to feature songs prince wrote for other artists but there are also versions of HIM doing the songs, which would you prefer? of course HIS versions would be "cleaned up" from their existing bootleg formats. Case in point, P's 11 min. version of The Dance Electric would sound GREAT cleaned up for such a set.

Nothing Compares to You - Sinead over Rosie & Prince's (feels more haunting)
Shhhh - Tevin over Prince's (sounds less "forced)
Love Thy Will Be Done - Martika's version
100 MPH - Mazarati's version (haven't heard a "clean" P copy)


Other essentials to include (no known Prince versions; at least not that I know of))
Manic Monday - The Bangles
Jaguar - Mavis Staples
Gigolos Get Lonely Too - The Time
The Glamourous Life - Sheila E.
Nasty Girl - Vanity Six
Sex Shooter - Appollonia Six
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Reply #1 posted 04/15/10 7:41am

ernestsewell

datdude said:

Other essentials to include (no known Prince versions; at least not that I know of))
Manic Monday - The Bangles
Jaguar - Mavis Staples
Gigolos Get Lonely Too - The Time
The Glamourous Life - Sheila E.
Nasty Girl - Vanity Six
Sex Shooter - Appollonia Six

Dig more. There's the A6 demo of that song circulating.
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Reply #2 posted 04/15/10 7:48am

datdude

is it better than the Bangles'? hard to be worse
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Reply #3 posted 04/15/10 8:07am

ernestsewell

datdude said:

is it better than the Bangles'? hard to be worse

The song is a good pop song. Nothing wrong with it.

The demo is basically the same thing you hear on The Bangles version, albeit with a few added embellishments from the band. In fact, if you listen to The Bangles version hard enough, you can hear Brenda in the background. Her raspy voice is very distinctive and noticeable under The Bangles. The demo that's out is not as quite as great quality as the released version obviously, but it's the same basic track.

The song was originally intended for Apollonia 6's album (as was "Take Me With U", "17 Days", "The Glamorous Life").
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Reply #4 posted 04/15/10 10:23am

datdude

yeah, i need to dig deeper. my main source is no longer, but thanks for the info. you're quite encyclopedic. thanks. i was aware of those others songs' intended destination, interesting huh. but Brenda can be heard underneath the Bangles hmm.
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Reply #5 posted 04/15/10 11:56am

LadyInWhite

Hot Wit U (Nasty Girl remix) from Rave In2... may be of interest!
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Reply #6 posted 04/15/10 12:47pm

shorttrini

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ernestsewell said:

datdude said:

Other essentials to include (no known Prince versions; at least not that I know of))
Manic Monday - The Bangles
Jaguar - Mavis Staples
Gigolos Get Lonely Too - The Time
The Glamourous Life - Sheila E.
Nasty Girl - Vanity Six
Sex Shooter - Appollonia Six

Dig more. There's the A6 demo of that song circulating.


I heard it on Youtube 2 weeks ago...
"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
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Reply #7 posted 04/15/10 12:50pm

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I'd like to hear the version of Kiss that he gave to Mazarati before they livened it up and he took it back.
I've heard a version (on The Work i think) that was played with accoustic guitar and had a kind of bluesy feel to it but I since heard that that was a fake.
Or is it?
Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
woot!
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Reply #8 posted 04/16/10 8:38am

datdude

LadyInWhite said:

Hot Wit U (Nasty Girl remix) from Rave In2... may be of interest!


but isn't this just a "prince" remix; not another artist?
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Reply #9 posted 04/16/10 9:47am

xlr8r

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muirdo said:

I'd like to hear the version of Kiss that he gave to Mazarati before they livened it up and he took it back.
I've heard a version (on The Work i think) that was played with accoustic guitar and had a kind of bluesy feel to it but I since heard that that was a fake.
Or is it?

No..its real
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Reply #10 posted 04/16/10 4:16pm

motherfunka

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datdude said:

ok, if you had to choose songs to go on a definitive box set that wasn't "hits" oriented and one disc was to feature songs prince wrote for other artists but there are also versions of HIM doing the songs, which would you prefer? of course HIS versions would be "cleaned up" from their existing bootleg formats. Case in point, P's 11 min. version of The Dance Electric would sound GREAT cleaned up for such a set.

Nothing Compares to You - Sinead over Rosie & Prince's (feels more haunting)
Shhhh - Tevin over Prince's (sounds less "forced)
Love Thy Will Be Done - Martika's version
100 MPH - Mazarati's version (haven't heard a "clean" P copy)


Other essentials to include (no known Prince versions; at least not that I know of))
Manic Monday - The Bangles
Jaguar - Mavis Staples
Gigolos Get Lonely Too - The Time
The Glamourous Life - Sheila E.
Nasty Girl - Vanity Six
Sex Shooter - Appollonia Six



There's also a live version from a Parade concert in Holland with Wendy singing. The boot is called Manic Monday.
TRUE BLUE
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Reply #11 posted 04/17/10 11:40am

regcart

Is'nt there a Sex Shooter version featuring Vanity 6?
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Reply #12 posted 04/17/10 11:51am

Wowugotit

Sheena Easton recorded "Jaguar" but it was ultimately rejected by her or her record company.
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Reply #13 posted 04/17/10 3:25pm

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I love his version of Get Blue, Louie Louie just isn't as good a singer as Prince.
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #14 posted 04/17/10 3:43pm

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Sorry but IMO The Time did a wayyyyy better job on Gigolos than Prince. I also like Patti's version of Yo Mister better than Prince's and Chaka's version of I Feel For You is better also.
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Reply #15 posted 04/17/10 3:44pm

minneapolisFun
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Go 2 Youtube.com


Search Prince 100mph

Its there.
You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #16 posted 04/17/10 3:51pm

DesireeNevermi
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minneapolisFunq said:

Go 2 Youtube.com


Search Prince 100mph

Its there.



i forgot about his version. damn...it's close but I think P's version is musically better with Mazarati's version having the better vocals. music
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Reply #17 posted 04/17/10 5:43pm

crokey20

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datdude said:


Nothing Compares to You - Sinead over Rosie & Prince's (feels more haunting)


The Family version over them both
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Reply #18 posted 04/17/10 7:19pm

saafiir

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Martika's version of "Love thy will be done" with Rahsaan Patterson on the back is better than the original one.


cool
I'll die in your arms under the cherry moon...
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Reply #19 posted 04/17/10 10:38pm

minneapolisFun
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DesireeNevermind said:

minneapolisFunq said:

Go 2 Youtube.com


Search Prince 100mph

Its there.



i forgot about his version. damn...it's close but I think P's version is musically better with Mazarati's version having the better vocals. music


eek


Dont b a fam!

Musically they are virtually the same, the Mazarati version is just fine polished and professionally mastered.

the guitar licks thrown in on the Mazarati version are off the hook.
You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #20 posted 04/18/10 12:04pm

kenkamken

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I really like original version of U
Paula Abdul version, not so much
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #21 posted 04/18/10 12:14pm

Dewrede

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saafiir said:

Martika's version of "Love thy will be done" with Rahsaan Patterson on the back is better than the original one.


cool


wrong !
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Reply #22 posted 04/18/10 3:12pm

Hatman

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I actually dig Kid Creole's verion of 'The Sex of It' better than the P version, it has the hilarious "uhhhh....scuse me, but do you think you could cover your...outer extremities, as I am expecting some people to come over to the house....gimme gimme gimme OW!"
Prince's is a little nastier (he says 'bitch' not witch') but I just think the bonus voice over bits push Kid Creole ahead slightly.
Take it - like Clarence said:
"I got a million of them -
all different U know."
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Reply #23 posted 04/19/10 9:42am

datdude

saafiir said:

Martika's version of "Love thy will be done" with Rahsaan Patterson on the back is better than the original one.


cool



hmmm, is that how Rahsaan got started? didn't know he did those background vocals
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Reply #24 posted 04/19/10 9:44am

datdude

crokey20 said:

datdude said:


Nothing Compares to You - Sinead over Rosie & Prince's (feels more haunting)


The Family version over them both


didn't know that was out there. it isn't on their album is it?
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Reply #25 posted 04/19/10 9:44am

datdude

Wowugotit said:

Sheena Easton recorded "Jaguar" but it was ultimately rejected by her or her record company.



REALLY!? eek
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Reply #26 posted 04/19/10 9:44am

Genesia

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Dewrede said:

saafiir said:

Martika's version of "Love thy will be done" with Rahsaan Patterson on the back is better than the original one.


cool


wrong !


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Reply #27 posted 04/19/10 2:48pm

LadyInWhite

datdude said:

LadyInWhite said:

Hot Wit U (Nasty Girl remix) from Rave In2... may be of interest!


but isn't this just a "prince" remix; not another artist?


It's Prince vocals - as (I think) the question is whether he's done it himself. And it's also much better than the earlier Hot Wit U
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Reply #28 posted 04/19/10 3:06pm

Dewrede

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Genesia said:

Dewrede said:



wrong !


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Reply #29 posted 04/19/10 3:12pm

omnithanos

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I prefer the Time's version of Choclate
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