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andykeen

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WHAT?!?!! The Rainbow Children was largely a Prince recording?

God damn, dont'cha love it when you find out something new....

For me, I had recently found out that The Rainbow Children was largely a solo recording project. This is incredible. I know P is a musical genius..but wow. To me, this album sounds close to a live recording. (I know it isn't, but is kinda there). Now that I know that all instruments (apart from where stated) are Prince has just blown my mind....incredible.

Prince.....please please please record another album that is produced and recorded as good as TRC....Please.


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Reply #1 posted 12/30/11 6:11am

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Well, John Blackwell played drums on 13 of the tracks, and Larry played bass on a couple of tracks, and apart from all the horns, yes, it was pretty much a Prince effort.

Accurate info on TRC and all the other albums can be found here...

http://www.princevault.co...w_Children

and

http://www.princevault.co...iscography just click on an album for all the info you will ever need.

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Reply #2 posted 12/30/11 8:05am

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Hmm.

Then you must have a pirated copy cuz the liner notes tell you all that already!

Prost!

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Reply #3 posted 12/30/11 8:15am

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nayroo2002 said:

Hmm.

Then you must have a pirated copy cuz the liner notes tell you all that already!

Prost!

Maybe he has the download from NPGMC, did that come with the art/liner notes?

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Reply #4 posted 12/30/11 9:14am

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Three JW's in the studio together. Not even God could stop them recording this affront to musicology.

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Reply #5 posted 12/30/11 9:25am

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andykeen said:

God damn, dont'cha love it when you find out something new....

For me, I had recently found out that The Rainbow Children was largely a solo recording project. This is incredible. I know P is a musical genius..but wow. To me, this album sounds close to a live recording. (I know it isn't, but is kinda there). Now that I know that all instruments (apart from where stated) are Prince has just blown my mind....incredible.

Prince.....please please please record another album that is produced and recorded as good as TRC....Please.

That's probably why in my opinion it's the closest to a traditional "Prince" sound to me, I hear Prince 1978-1989 all over this album

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Reply #6 posted 12/30/11 9:46am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

andykeen said:

God damn, dont'cha love it when you find out something new....

For me, I had recently found out that The Rainbow Children was largely a solo recording project. This is incredible. I know P is a musical genius..but wow. To me, this album sounds close to a live recording. (I know it isn't, but is kinda there). Now that I know that all instruments (apart from where stated) are Prince has just blown my mind....incredible.

Prince.....please please please record another album that is produced and recorded as good as TRC....Please.

That's probably why in my opinion it's the closest to a traditional "Prince" sound to me, I hear Prince 1978-1989 all over this album

It's curious: the way I see it, Prince didn't try to sound like 80's Prince in The Rainbow Children (as he did, for example, in Musicology and 3121), but the fact that he was brave and challenging again makes the album a good companion to his best work in the 80's. I think that bravery is what links this album to his 80's work.

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Reply #7 posted 12/30/11 10:11am

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I said it before and Ill say it again, TRC is his 4th turning point classic.

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Reply #8 posted 12/30/11 11:03am

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andykeen said:

God damn, dont'cha love it when you find out something new....

For me, I had recently found out that The Rainbow Children was largely a solo recording project. This is incredible. I know P is a musical genius..but wow. To me, this album sounds close to a live recording. (I know it isn't, but is kinda there). Now that I know that all instruments (apart from where stated) are Prince has just blown my mind....incredible.

Prince.....please please please record another album that is produced and recorded as good as TRC....Please.

That's probably why in my opinion it's the closest to a traditional "Prince" sound to me, I hear Prince 1978-1989 all over this album

hmmm of course you can.

TRC sounds so much like parade or lovsexy or for you or dirty mind

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Reply #9 posted 12/30/11 11:13am

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Whose the female that starts out the song....

"Theres a place I want to go" or something like that???

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Reply #10 posted 12/30/11 11:16am

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Astasheiks said:

Whose the female that starts out the song....

"Theres a place I want to go" or something like that???

the girl from Millenia...his attempt at creating a Destinys Child

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #11 posted 12/30/11 11:22am

jonylawson

rdhull said:

Astasheiks said:

Whose the female that starts out the song....

"Theres a place I want to go" or something like that???

the girl from Millenia...his attempt at creating a Destinys Child

his attempts at creating a destinys child...in a jeehovah styleeeee neutral neutral neutral

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Reply #12 posted 12/30/11 11:25am

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jonylawson said:

rdhull said:

the girl from Millenia...his attempt at creating a Destinys Child

his attempts at creating a destinys child...in a jeehovah styleeeee neutral neutral neutral

ya I guess..I think the main singer is the one who is attempting to release that book My Time In The Purple Rain or something.

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Reply #13 posted 12/30/11 11:26am

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btw Dalek Invasion Earth 2150 was on cable on Monday night.

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Reply #14 posted 12/30/11 12:11pm

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I know right? Isn't that insane? I am floored by that! I think like Chuck D, people seem to get bored at the genius of this man.

I mean, they know he can play all of these instruments, but his ability to produce, arrange, and compose them all at once more than proves his genius. So many people ignore it, but it will stand the test of time. I have no doubt about that, regardless of some of the lyrics, musically wise it's a MASTER PIECE. It's shameful he is ignored the way he is.

But that's due to him as well I guess? lol

Nevertheless! TRC as a whole is SLAMMING!! headbang

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Javi said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

That's probably why in my opinion it's the closest to a traditional "Prince" sound to me, I hear Prince 1978-1989 all over this album

It's curious: the way I see it, Prince didn't try to sound like 80's Prince in The Rainbow Children (as he did, for example, in Musicology and 3121), but the fact that he was brave and challenging again makes the album a good companion to his best work in the 80's. I think that bravery is what links this album to his 80's work.

I don't think he was trying to sound like "80's" Prince, I think that the music of that time is 'Purple Music' a traditional Prince style that you can hear all over Rainbow Children

I never heard 'traditional' Prince 'purple music' in those 2 albums overall.


I agree it was brave and challenging, I can follow it from beginning to end, very cohesive album

And 1 of those album u wish he would have promoted more, like ATWIAD

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Reply #16 posted 12/30/11 3:01pm

jonylawson

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btw Dalek Invasion Earth 2150 was on cable on Monday night.

class technicolour hs never looked so....colorful!!

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Reply #17 posted 01/01/12 11:36am

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rdhull said:

Astasheiks said:

Whose the female that starts out the song....

"Theres a place I want to go" or something like that???

the girl from Millenia...his attempt at creating a Destinys Child

I can't find any info on them; a search comes up with a metal band?

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Reply #18 posted 01/01/12 11:55am

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Astasheiks said:

rdhull said:

the girl from Millenia...his attempt at creating a Destinys Child

I can't find any info on them; a search comes up with a metal band?

http://prince.org/msg/5/303908

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Reply #19 posted 01/01/12 12:27pm

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Am i right in thinking that in the early versions of TRC Prince said fuck in The Last December? i read that somewhere on here ages ago.

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Reply #20 posted 01/01/12 2:29pm

Javi

OldFriends4Sale said:

Javi said:

It's curious: the way I see it, Prince didn't try to sound like 80's Prince in The Rainbow Children (as he did, for example, in Musicology and 3121), but the fact that he was brave and challenging again makes the album a good companion to his best work in the 80's. I think that bravery is what links this album to his 80's work.

I don't think he was trying to sound like "80's" Prince, I think that the music of that time is 'Purple Music' a traditional Prince style that you can hear all over Rainbow Children

I never heard 'traditional' Prince 'purple music' in those 2 albums overall.


I agree it was brave and challenging, I can follow it from beginning to end, very cohesive album

And 1 of those album u wish he would have promoted more, like ATWIAD

I'm with you here. I'll put it this way: when Prince tried to sound like 80's Prince, he made quite forgetable albums (the 2 mentioned); but when he looked ahead and dedided to challenge everything (his fans and himself included), he made an album that can be put side by side with his best 80's work, The Rainbow Children.

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Reply #21 posted 01/01/12 4:45pm

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Javi said:



OldFriends4Sale said:




Javi said:



It's curious: the way I see it, Prince didn't try to sound like 80's Prince in The Rainbow Children (as he did, for example, in Musicology and 3121), but the fact that he was brave and challenging again makes the album a good companion to his best work in the 80's. I think that bravery is what links this album to his 80's work.




I don't think he was trying to sound like "80's" Prince, I think that the music of that time is 'Purple Music' a traditional Prince style that you can hear all over Rainbow Children



I never heard 'traditional' Prince 'purple music' in those 2 albums overall.



I agree it was brave and challenging, I can follow it from beginning to end, very cohesive album



And 1 of those album u wish he would have promoted more, like ATWIAD



I'm with you here. I'll put it this way: when Prince tried to sound like 80's Prince, he made quite forgetable albums (the 2 mentioned); but when he looked ahead and dedided to challenge everything (his fans and himself included), he made an album that can be put side by side with his best 80's work, The Rainbow Children.




Totally agree, The Raimbow Children got me extremely excited. I feel that although Lotusflow3r (the disc) is the best since TRC It comes nowhere near. I really hope P gives us something as daring in 2012.
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Reply #22 posted 01/01/12 8:26pm

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Javi said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I don't think he was trying to sound like "80's" Prince, I think that the music of that time is 'Purple Music' a traditional Prince style that you can hear all over Rainbow Children

I never heard 'traditional' Prince 'purple music' in those 2 albums overall.


I agree it was brave and challenging, I can follow it from beginning to end, very cohesive album

And 1 of those album u wish he would have promoted more, like ATWIAD

I'm with you here. I'll put it this way: when Prince tried to sound like 80's Prince, he made quite forgetable albums (the 2 mentioned); but when he looked ahead and dedided to challenge everything (his fans and himself included), he made an album that can be put side by side with his best 80's work, The Rainbow Children.

Femi Jiya is a big part of the reason The Rainbow Children 'sounds' good, he knows how to record and mix. Compare the album NEWS (without Femi Jiya) and you can hear how poorly recorded and mixed it is in comparison.

As talented as Prince is he ecels when he is surrounded by 'real' talent.... and that includes studio engineers.

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Reply #23 posted 01/02/12 3:56am

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Well, John Blackwell played drums on 13 of the tracks, and Larry played bass on a couple of tracks, and apart from all the horns, yes, it was pretty much a Prince effort.

Accurate info on TRC and all the other albums can be found here...

http://www.princevault.co...w_Children

and

http://www.princevault.co...iscography just click on an album for all the info you will ever need.

I don't understand why Princevault says that, because uncredited on the booklet, Prince is the "assumed" writer of all tracks: all are copyrighted at ASCAP and given proper credit on their ACE (http://www.ascap.com/ace/index.aspx): there's no ambiguity regarding writing credits on this album! eek eek eek

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Reply #24 posted 01/05/12 8:40am

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andykeen said:

God damn, dont'cha love it when you find out something new....

For me, I had recently found out that The Rainbow Children was largely a solo recording project. This is incredible. I know P is a musical genius..but wow. To me, this album sounds close to a live recording. (I know it isn't, but is kinda there). Now that I know that all instruments (apart from where stated) are Prince has just blown my mind....incredible.

Prince.....please please please record another album that is produced and recorded as good as TRC....Please.

No suprise there andykeen, my man can lace a track and put it down, think he can't ... LoL

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Reply #25 posted 01/06/12 1:27pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



Javi said:




OldFriends4Sale said:




That's probably why in my opinion it's the closest to a traditional "Prince" sound to me, I hear Prince 1978-1989 all over this album



It's curious: the way I see it, Prince didn't try to sound like 80's Prince in The Rainbow Children (as he did, for example, in Musicology and 3121), but the fact that he was brave and challenging again makes the album a good companion to his best work in the 80's. I think that bravery is what links this album to his 80's work.




I don't think he was trying to sound like "80's" Prince, I think that the music of that time is 'Purple Music' a traditional Prince style that you can hear all over Rainbow Children



I never heard 'traditional' Prince 'purple music' in those 2 albums overall.



I agree it was brave and challenging, I can follow it from beginning to end, very cohesive album



And 1 of those album u wish he would have promoted more, like ATWIAD



It's true, his most notable work (82-87) is considered purple music. But TRC is right up there with what I feel is his most notable work ( for you and Prince).
TRC is so soulful and organic and not jut straight funk but a mixture. If u notice not many people like the album that are so mixed with different genres, they go for just straight funk.
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