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Thread started 04/06/12 9:32pm

jonylawson

Does anyone have this review of PARADE??? if so please make an old man happy and post it

i had it framed back in the UK

Out of ANY prince review i have ever read it is without doubt the best

"'Last Night A Record Changed My Life': Jill's princely pageant - How mid - '80s Prince did it for Jill Scott." Mojo Magazine [United Kingdom] (March 2002), page 30, by Lois Wilson

and i cant find it............even on the net

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Reply #1 posted 04/06/12 11:46pm

dothejump

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This one maybe:

http://prince.org/msg/5001/9034?pr

[Edited 4/6/12 23:46pm]

Formerly known as Parade @ HQ and formerly proud owner of www.paradetour.com
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Reply #2 posted 04/07/12 5:28am

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dothejump said:

This one maybe:

http://prince.org/msg/5001/9034?pr

[Edited 4/6/12 23:46pm]

I have a feeling I posted that back in the day. Very cool review.

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Reply #3 posted 04/07/12 7:40am

PurpleJedi

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cool

Parade definitely changed my view on Prince.

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By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #4 posted 04/07/12 12:50pm

jonylawson

mynameisnotsusan said:

dothejump said:

This one maybe:

http://prince.org/msg/5001/9034?pr

[Edited 4/6/12 23:46pm]

I have a feeling I posted that back in the day. Very cool review.

thats it..thanks!

i framed that review and had it in my toilet back in the uk!

id love to find a link to it

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Reply #5 posted 04/07/12 3:01pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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"'Last Night A Record Changed My Life': Jill's princely pageant - How mid - '80s Prince did it for Jill Scott."
Mojo Magazine [United Kingdom] (March 2002), page 30, by Lois Wilson



‘It’s the clearest definition of creative freedom I have ever heard. I was 16 and went to see the film Under The Cherry Moon and fell in love. The soundtrack went from rock to computerized blues to jazz to pop and classical. I grew up listening to jazz and blues, to Ella Fitzgerald and Hendrix and, sure, I loved Bach and Mozart. But prince came along and amalgamated them all. The writing was so descriptive and colourful. I used to stay up and listen to the album over and over again on headphones. When everyone else was outside playing and running on a Saturday afternoon, I’d be locked in my bedroom or sat on my porch listening to the LP, and I’d be immediately transported away from all the problems in my neighbourhood to the French Riviera, where the film was set.

Prince uses so many different vocal tones and that was a real beginning for me. His voice would change to accommodate the story, the lyrics – something I choose to do with my music. Any poet, singer, writer wants to live in the moment of each and every song and this is the method by which to do it. He switches Anotherloverholenyohead to a song like Do U Lie (sings), ‘When I lie awake at night in my boudoir’ and automatically the sun comes out, the rays shine through the window, the room becomes light. The track Christopher Tracey’s Parade taught me a new sense of rhythm. Using a computer he created a different heart rhythm. You don’t listen to that song, you fall inside it and become it. He added car sounds – I mean, who did that in those days? And he sings like he never planned a thing, like they play the music and he’s not sure how it’s going to go he just opens his mouth and starts to sing. It doesn’t feel rehearsed but fresh, full of life.

It’s a classic album and lyrically an inspiration. He’s capable of being a very personal writer but he’s also very skilled. When you listen to the music the picture is always clear, the imagination is provoked – that’s the kind of writer I want to be. Like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, he makes forever music.

The instrumentation is wonderful. He had a computer create the sound but didn’t falsify it by pretending it’s another instrument. He chose to play a computer as itself! His guitar – how he would go from being rock and out there and strong and immediately change the sound to sensitive and loving and soft – that is brilliance. I don’t know if the music was a genuine reflection of a part of his life or a fictional creation, but quite honestly I don’t care because I feel it regardless. I feel blessed just listening to this record.’

love2love2love2love2love2love2love2

Parade is also D'angelo's favorite Prince album which was based on his "Voodoo" album...

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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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