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Thread started 03/13/11 12:22am

ShadeoViolet

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If I Was Your Girlfriend :: Is there a better version than the Oprah special?

The topic of the thread says it all.

Rarely do I post on these boards, as I greatly prefer to lurk, but this time I need help. razz

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I am absolutely in LOVE with the version of IIWYGF that Prince performed on her show. It's funkier than the original and the bass guitar just kicks so much ass.

Is there any other live boot floating around that tops this?

Falling leaves will appear to them.. Like slow-motion rain..
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Reply #1 posted 03/13/11 1:19am

Spinlight

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The SOTT movie version.

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Reply #2 posted 03/13/11 4:57am

deebee

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Yeah, the upbeat, funky way he was doing it on Oprah and the Emancipation Day concert is cool. I really like the 'darker', more introverted feel of the SOTT-era version, though. There's a nice live version of it that's very easy to find, credited to Miles Davis and Prince, on account of the fact that it comes, I think, from the 1987 concert at Paisley which Miles guested at (even though he's not on this song). That's my favourite version that I've heard. biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 03/13/11 11:14am

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I'm partial to the one on Budokan, CD 2. I love it.

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Reply #4 posted 03/13/11 11:20am

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Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

The absolute best! headbang

When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #5 posted 03/13/11 11:32am

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Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

I have yet to find that cheap sad

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Reply #6 posted 03/13/11 11:40am

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Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

Yep. That's the really good one. The extra guitar kicks ass.

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Reply #7 posted 03/13/11 11:45am

wonder505

clbrooks said:

Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

Yep. That's the really good one. The extra guitar kicks ass.

The SOTT Version is simply THE BEST!

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Reply #8 posted 03/13/11 12:10pm

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Efan said:

I'm partial to the one on Budokan, CD 2. I love it.

I dont have access to it but I think I have Budokan. Now I'm intrigued to hear it . Tell us why you like that version please E

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Reply #9 posted 03/13/11 12:25pm

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InternationalLover82 said:

Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

I have yet to find that cheap sad

The Canadian version ( 13 $ somethin' )

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otherwise the Brazilian one ( 2.45 $ )

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Reply #10 posted 03/13/11 12:41pm

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xlr8r said:

Efan said:

I'm partial to the one on Budokan, CD 2. I love it.

I dont have access to it but I think I have Budokan. Now I'm intrigued to hear it . Tell us why you like that version please E

In a weird way, it's like IIWYG was enhanced with several elements of its soul roots, but then all of that was run through a sampling of the Shhhh vibe, if that makes any sense. Actually, the song is on Budokan CD 2 and CD 3 (two different nights), and both are great, but the sound is better on CD 2. Anyway, both of the Budokan versions give a little more prominence to the drums, which really brings out the groove. I wanna dance to it. The lead line is slightly sped up, too. And his voice is pitch perfect on it. It always blows me away.

I haven't listened to the Oprah version in ages, so it might be better. Since they're from close to the same time, they might even be pretty much to the same. I'll have to give it another listen.

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Reply #11 posted 03/13/11 12:43pm

CocoRock

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The SOTT movie version.


Purty much. nod
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Reply #12 posted 03/13/11 1:25pm

irreverence

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The SOTT album version.

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Reply #13 posted 03/13/11 1:31pm

Spinlight

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irreverence said:

The SOTT album version.

That is not live.

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Reply #14 posted 03/13/11 6:51pm

xlr8r

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Efan said:

xlr8r said:

I dont have access to it but I think I have Budokan. Now I'm intrigued to hear it . Tell us why you like that version please E

In a weird way, it's like IIWYG was enhanced with several elements of its soul roots, but then all of that was run through a sampling of the Shhhh vibe, if that makes any sense. Actually, the song is on Budokan CD 2 and CD 3 (two different nights), and both are great, but the sound is better on CD 2. Anyway, both of the Budokan versions give a little more prominence to the drums, which really brings out the groove. I wanna dance to it. The lead line is slightly sped up, too. And his voice is pitch perfect on it. It always blows me away.

<----Intrigued

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Reply #15 posted 03/14/11 1:20am

shonenjoe

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Oh, it's just his best song ever.

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Reply #16 posted 03/14/11 1:51am

802

Spinlight said:

irreverence said:

The SOTT album version.

That is not live.

The SOTT Movie Version isn't live either.

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Reply #17 posted 03/14/11 4:41am

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Spinlight said:

irreverence said:

The SOTT album version.

That is not live.

Oops, I only read the headline. But it is still perfect as it is.

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Reply #18 posted 03/14/11 4:57am

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Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

Yup.

Tupac knew that too smile

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Reply #19 posted 03/14/11 9:31am

Spinlight

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802 said:

Spinlight said:

That is not live.

The SOTT Movie Version isn't live either.

It surely is recorded on a soundstage in PP and the exact same arrangement of the song was performed the entire tour.

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Reply #20 posted 03/14/11 9:34pm

ShadeoViolet

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Militant said:

Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

Yup.

Tupac knew that too smile

Strangely intriguing...

Thanks for sharing.

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Reply #21 posted 03/15/11 3:47am

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I have to admit, I rather enjoy the Oprah version as well. It's the version that made me LOVE that song. I've come to appreciate the SOTT movie version as well, but the Oprah version rules!

Prince is GORGEOUS. I'm inspired. GOD is GREAT. Is there anything else to say? lol
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Reply #22 posted 03/15/11 11:48am

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Oprah... razz

[Edited 3/15/11 16:13pm]

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Reply #23 posted 03/15/11 12:46pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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I have to admit, I rather enjoy the Oprah version as well. It's the version that made me LOVE that song. I've come to appreciate the SOTT movie version as well, but the Oprah version rules!

Exactly!!!!! That version is a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #24 posted 03/15/11 12:56pm

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Personally love the SOTT movie version and the "Oprah" version equally. I really wish that version was released. Anywhoo I converted the audio from that performance into an mp3 file for my ipod..for both actually so it's all good.

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Reply #25 posted 03/15/11 3:24pm

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Spinlight said:

The SOTT movie version.

Yup

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