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Reply #30 posted 08/29/11 8:18am

TheFreakerFant
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thebanishedone said:

thedance said:

please explain what is holywod??

I am danish/ not english..... if it's Hollywood, then I still have no clue what you mean.

imo Sinead's version is the only really great version, I am never getting tired of that.

hollywood-glittery,overproduced,sterile...

That's what I think of P's version, sounds glitzy and hollywood(ised). Sinead has nothing to do with Hollywood as far as I'm aware and it seems to be sung more from the heart.

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Reply #31 posted 08/29/11 10:14am

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aardvark15 said:

KoolEaze said:

Prince´s Nude Tour version of that song is amazing....just him on the piano, no duet, no horns, just a killer performance. Beats ANY other version, IMO, including any other version that Prince did before or after.

My favorite version is the rendition he gave in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the River Plate Stadium.

Thanks for the links Langebleu...in hindsight, I realize more and more how important Steve Fargnoli was for Prince´s career. Too bad they ended up on bad terms.

I love the version on One Nite Alone Live, the saxophone is amazing, And when he does the chorus I almost cry sometimes. The version with Rosie is probably his worst 90's song

I don´t like the version with Rosie either. But have you heard the version I mentioned above?

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Reply #32 posted 08/29/11 12:01pm

thebanishedone

A version by sinead is drawn in those fake strings,but it is an improvement over a version done by the family.prince's version with rosie is simply amazing in my book.i can hear the passion,the strugle,pain and yearning for the girl he loves in prince's version.and the sax solo alone kills sinead's version
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Reply #33 posted 08/29/11 4:14pm

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KoolEaze said:

aardvark15 said:

I love the version on One Nite Alone Live, the saxophone is amazing, And when he does the chorus I almost cry sometimes. The version with Rosie is probably his worst 90's song

I don´t like the version with Rosie either. But have you heard the version I mentioned above?

Love that version too, I wish he released that instead of the duet version, I just wish he added maybe just one more instrument razz

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Reply #34 posted 08/29/11 6:02pm

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langebleu said:

http://www.members.tripod...wihq20.txt

(Edit - inable to fix link - quote from source inserted)

[Edited 8/27/11 15:36pm]

It's a g, not a q, before the 20:

http://www.members.tripod...wihg20.txt

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Reply #35 posted 08/30/11 11:06am

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I remember reading somewhere she heard the version of the Family in a bar or pub, and she could relate to the lyrics because her boyfriend just left her.

But i could be wrong... long time ago.. biggrin

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Reply #36 posted 08/30/11 10:23pm

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

^ I agree I think Sinead captured the raw emotion of the song best, although the live version is quite cool too, its not as moving.

Meloh9 i remember u from somewhere, did you used to be on the PPML?


[Edited 8/28/11 13:12pm]

I don't know, purple people mailing list? is that what it is? I wasn't on that, could be from anything I been posting on the org or a long time. orgnote me before somebody complains.

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Reply #37 posted 08/31/11 4:37am

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Meloh9 said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

^ I agree I think Sinead captured the raw emotion of the song best, although the live version is quite cool too, its not as moving.

Meloh9 i remember u from somewhere, did you used to be on the ]

]PPML?


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I don't know, purple people mailing list? is that what it is? I wasn't on that, could be from anything I been posting on the org or a long time. orgnote me before somebody complains.

^ It stood for Paisley Park Mailing List, it was an early incarnation of what is now the .org (pre 2002). I take it then you weren't around then so I must have seen u since..!

[Edited 8/31/11 14:34pm]

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Reply #38 posted 08/31/11 2:11pm

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incredibleD said:

langebleu said:

http://www.members.tripod...wihq20.txt

(Edit - inable to fix link - quote from source inserted)

[Edited 8/27/11 15:36pm]

It's a g, not a q, before the 20:

http://www.members.tripod...wihg20.txt

Thank you for fixing / spotting that

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Reply #39 posted 08/31/11 2:39pm

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She needs sex!

http://ca.reuters.com/art...R020110831

Maybe Prince can help her out again.

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Reply #40 posted 08/31/11 3:03pm

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1. Sinead's

2. The Family's

3. Prince and Rosie's

When Sinead's version dropped, Prince was an afterthought. No one was digging him anymore (and no one but diehards had ever heard "Nothing Compares...") but of course, I was still waving the flag. We had a clique of five die-hard Prince fans all through elementary school...got separated in junior high and reunited when bused to an all white school for high school. Riding home on the school bus in 10th grade was the first time I heard Sinead's version.

"It's been seven hours..." I stared at the bus speaker like "WHAT THE FUCK!!??" Looked across the bus to my fellow Prince nut friend Tara and she was already staring at me with her jaw on the floor. We stayed staring at each other with HUGE Kool Aid grins for the entire song.

One of the Prince moments I will NEVER forget.

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Reply #41 posted 08/31/11 3:46pm

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WinterIsComing said:

Hello Orgers. I'm a relatively new member of the board and enjoy alot of the topics. I wanted to start my first one about Sinead o'connor and Prince. If this has been covered before, I apologize. I've always wondered how an obscure track from the family's debut album (which I purchased upon it's initial release) made it's way to sinead o'connor. Did the record company or her producer discover this album track? Was sinead a Prince fan who knew of many of his undiscovered gems? From reading the boards I know many of you have alot of information on matters such as this. We all know it became a huge hit for her, and Prince wasn't really happy about it at the time (I think?) Any info you have would be appreciated.

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This is something I never understood about this. Forgive me if this has been addressed further down the thread.

If Prince didn't want Sinead to have the song.... he is the writer, couldn't he just tell her "no"?

I don't understand if someone writes the song... don't you have to get permission from the writer and publisher to reproduce the song?

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Reply #42 posted 08/31/11 5:31pm

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BlackAdder7 said:

she heard it at the barber shop

I thought the Pope played it for her on her trip to the Vatican! lol

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 #43 posted 08/31/11 8:46pm

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BlackAdder7 said:

she heard it at the barber shop

I thought the Pope played it for her on her trip to the Vatican! lol

Fight the real enemy!!!

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Reply #44 posted 09/01/11 3:42am

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kewlschool said:

nursev said:

I prefer Prince and Rosie instead-Sinead's behaviors outweighed the popularity she brought to that song-the lady is crazy.

What no love for the One night alone Live version??

That's a great version-although be it short.

Yup, great version from Prince.

What Sinéad did with the song is good, she really was a great singer at that period. First and second album were very strong allthough the second sounded a bit 2 nice after the angry first wink

And I will always love her 4 what she did with the pope picture...what a statement!!!

Regarding the Family version :I always thought River run dry was a much better song than Nothing

compares 2 U but both were good songs when released.

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Reply #45 posted 09/01/11 6:21am

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Have you all read Sinead's recent "personal ad" looking for a man on Twitter? She's hilarious.

"My shit-uation sexually/affectionately speaking is so dire that inanimate objects are starting to look good as are inappropriate and/or unavailable men and/or inappropriate and/or unavailable fruits and vegetables. I tell you yams are looking like the winners. I actually do know a woman who is a performance artist from America. I have a photo of her being escorted arm in arm by two uk police man onto a plane back home cuz she humped a yam in the middle of her show. I just know that's going to happen to me if I don't take drastic action.

Needless to say what I do for a living makes it hard for me to find men that only want me cuz they like my (legendary) arse. Yet I am in the peak of my sexual prime and way too lovely to be living like a nun. and it's VERY depressing.

So I've been pondering on whether or not I should join some Irish dating agencies. Of course if I did it would end up in papers so I may as well save myself the registration fees. Besides which a friend of mine uses dating agencies and half the men actually have wives.

Am in desperate need of a very sweet sex-starved man.

He must be no younger than 44.

Must be living in Ireland but I don't care if he is from the planet Zog.

Must not be named Brian or Nigel.

Must be blind enough to think I'm gorgeous.

Has to be employed. Am not fussy in what capacity generally but vehicle clampers need not apply.

Leather trouser- wearing gardai, fire-men, rugby players, and Robert Downey-Junior will be given special consideration. As will literally anyone who applies.

I like me a hairy man so buffed and/or waxed need not apply.

No hair gel.

No hair dryer use.

No hair dye

Stubble is a non-negotiable must. Any removal of stubble would be upsetting for me.

No after shave.

Must be very 'snuggly'. Not just wham-bam.

Must be wham-bam.

Has to like his mother.

Has to like his ex and or mother/s of his children.

Has to live in own place.

I must end now as I have a hot date with a banana

Applicants can apply through my secretary at vampyahslayah@yahoo.com"

then she posted this:

"Search called off for now. Suitable man found. Hands down winner. No competition.. Thank you again to the sunday indo..
That position has been filled by an extremely sweet, kind, very respectful, considerate but absolutely FILTHY minded, un-inhibited RUDE sex maniac named John. and no.. I don't mean John Waters."

then this:

"Sadly the chosen winner of the quest for man has revealed pregnant girlfriend. Therefore the campaign is resumed for anyone who is interested in applying... U may do so at @ iamwonderful@me.com

Must have sweet heart and filthy mind."

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