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Thread started 01/26/12 2:04pm

aardvark15

Sign 'O' The Times's Question

Why didn't Prince release another single from SOTT after ICNTTPOYM? I mean the album was critically aclaimed and commercially successful so....why didn't he?

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Reply #1 posted 01/26/12 2:20pm

cazzie

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2 words: warner brothers

eye no
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Reply #2 posted 01/26/12 3:02pm

BorisFishpaw

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^wrong

One word... Prince

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Reply #3 posted 01/26/12 3:42pm

GottaLetitgo

Hot Thing was released as the next single. Got some radio play but from what I remember it was a bad edit of the song.

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Reply #4 posted 01/26/12 3:45pm

WinterIsComing

Didnt Prince abandon the project after the European tour?

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Reply #5 posted 01/26/12 3:55pm

aardvark15

GottaLetitgo said:

Hot Thing was released as the next single. Got some radio play but from what I remember it was a bad edit of the song.

Hmm looked it up, it wasn't but it was used as the b-side to ICNTTPOYM

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Reply #6 posted 01/26/12 4:08pm

GottaLetitgo

aardvark15 said:

GottaLetitgo said:

Hot Thing was released as the next single. Got some radio play but from what I remember it was a bad edit of the song.

Hmm looked it up, it wasn't but it was used as the b-side to ICNTTPOYM

Stand corrected. Remember hearing it on Joel Denver's "Future Hits" and not liking how they cut the song up.

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Reply #7 posted 01/26/12 6:49pm

smoothcriminal
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He has a short attention span.

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Reply #8 posted 01/26/12 7:47pm

Mathiwn3

There were actually plans for Ballad of Dorothy Parker to be released as a single in late 1987, but it was eventually abandoned.

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Reply #9 posted 01/26/12 9:33pm

EyeJester7

Mathiwn3 said:

There were actually plans for Ballad of Dorothy Parker to be released as a single in late 1987, but it was eventually abandoned.

Imagine what that would have done???

I think the radio would have had to get use that that! I mean what sounds like 'The Ballad Of Dorthy Parker'??

Nothing really...lol

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Reply #10 posted 01/27/12 12:24am

madhouseman

Because by the time his album comes out and he starts touring, it is usually old history to him and the combination of short attention span and his ability/curse to always come up with new ideas/songs/concepts makes him eager to move on.

Remember when Emancipation (the album he was born to create) was going to be a 3 year project? PSYCH! He got bored with that one too.

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Reply #11 posted 01/27/12 2:00am

SoulAlive

because Prince had already moved on.By the time "ICNTTPOYM" was released,he was already focused on The Black Album and soon after,the Lovesexy sessions.Imo,SOTT is the type of album that could have lasted a year on the charts.There are several songs that could have been released as singles throughout 1988.

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Reply #12 posted 01/27/12 2:13am

NouveauDance

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cazzie said:

2 words: warner brothers

Did you time travel from 1996? Time to wipe the eye-liner off your cheek.

Against better judgement, the SOTT USA tour was canned and replaced with the movie, by which time he'd compiled the Black Album, set to work on Graffiti Bridge mk1, then cancelled TBA and set upon recording Lovesexy starting Dec.87. As usual Prince is jazzed about the latest thing he's cooking and has no time for sitting down and enjoying the meal.

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Reply #13 posted 01/27/12 2:18am

SoulAlive

cazzie said:

2 words: warner brothers

Actually,a Warner Bros. executive said that she wishes that they had more time with the record.They wanted to release more singles throughout 1988 but Prince had other plans.

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Reply #14 posted 01/27/12 1:19pm

daPrettyman

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aardvark15 said:

GottaLetitgo said:

Hot Thing was released as the next single. Got some radio play but from what I remember it was a bad edit of the song.

Hmm looked it up, it wasn't but it was used as the b-side to ICNTTPOYM

It was considered a double A-side single. Both songs charted.

"I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" went to number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Billboard Dance chart.

"Hot Thing" went to number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the r&b chart.

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Reply #15 posted 01/27/12 1:24pm

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SoulAlive said:

cazzie said:

2 words: warner brothers

Actually,a Warner Bros. executive said that she wishes that they had more time with the record.They wanted to release more singles throughout 1988 but Prince had other plans.

Remember, there was talk of releasing the Black album toward the end of 87, but WB continued to push ICNTTPOYM and Hot Thing.

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