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Thread started 10/14/12 11:59am

jonasjonas

"Best vocal performance by prince"

Just realised this old post, that can no longer be postet on. "Best vocal performance by prince"

"Crucial" and "Adore" are good bets, but the acoustic demo version of "Thieves in the Temple" peakes everything...

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Reply #1 posted 10/14/12 5:51pm

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jonasjonas said:

Just realised this old post, that can no longer be postet on. "Best vocal performance by prince"

"Crucial" and "Adore" are good bets, but the acoustic demo version of "Thieves in the Temple" peakes everything...

I guess it's all subjective to ones tastes... But I like the Thieves In The Temple demo too, and I think that his falsetto on Future Baby Mama (I like the song, sue me!) was greaaat. Actually, his falsetto on his first 2 albums was just so clear and well executted so pretty much any song from those two albums work too. Especially Baby... And Eye Hate U (which reminds me of Baby in wayyyy to many ways.) I like his vocals on She Loves Me 4 Me too, except on the part when he goes "when she calls my name" or something. His voice just sounds hoarse there o_O

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Reply #2 posted 10/14/12 8:25pm

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I'd say Solo.

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Reply #3 posted 10/15/12 12:56am

umfufu1

I still like `I hate U´; does it all for me

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Reply #4 posted 10/15/12 1:05am

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umfufu1 said:

I still like `I hate U´; does it all for me


Agreed!
I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #5 posted 10/15/12 3:52am

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umfufu1 said:

I still like `I hate U´; does it all for me

Agreed!

Yes, I agree with this, too. "I Hate U" has it all - Prince's speaking voice, his normal singing voice, and the falsetto! It is a masterpiece as far as his vocals go ... for me anyway. wink It always gives me goosebumps, especially when listening to it on my headphones. Just brilliant!!

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Reply #6 posted 10/15/12 4:59am

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For You, the album. I think it's perfect. He sounds perfect to me.
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Reply #7 posted 10/15/12 6:09pm

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neowa said:

I'd say Solo.

thumbs up!

One of the best. smile

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Reply #8 posted 10/16/12 9:55am

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neowa said:

I'd say Solo.

Too screechy for me. I'd say Scandalous - amazing!

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Reply #9 posted 10/17/12 10:48am

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jonasjonas said:

Just realised this old post, that can no longer be postet on. "Best vocal performance by prince"

"Crucial" and "Adore" are good bets, but the acoustic demo version of "Thieves in the Temple" peakes everything...

Baby Baby Baby.....What's it gonna Be...

C'mon now! Please play me a song by any other artist in the world with the sweet falsetto.....and the decibals in his screams of passion in tune....only other artists that can come close to that I'm aware of are Freddie Mercury & Steven Tyler....

"The Beautiful Ones always smash the picture. Always. Every time."

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Reply #10 posted 10/17/12 11:08am

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I think both When Doves Cry and The Beautiful Ones have this dramatic tense feeling to it in the vocals that I absolutely love. Even though one of these is a ballad and the other a pop masterpiece (but does a great vocal performance need to be in a ballad?).

The If I Was Your Girlfriend vocals are very inventive, therefore, one of his best, for me!

I adore Adore. I thik it's admirable what he did to the variations of its vocal harmonies and registers, but, at some listens, it seems to me (Sue me, too!) that it's a little bit over the top.

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Reply #11 posted 10/17/12 1:15pm

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The high pitched Kiss, Tamborine and How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore? all show that he's got great vocal abilities and knows how to deliver a falsetto, be it for a tight funk or a emotionally charged soul song.

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
-Im wit u...Ur so cool, evrtg u do is SUCCESS.
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Reply #12 posted 10/17/12 1:22pm

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His version of Love Thy Will Be Done.

Surely the greatest multi layered vocal song ever recored.

Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
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Reply #13 posted 10/17/12 1:59pm

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jonasjonas said:

the acoustic demo version of "Thieves in the Temple"

BEAUTIFUL

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
-Im wit u...Ur so cool, evrtg u do is SUCCESS.
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Reply #14 posted 10/17/12 4:06pm

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All of Prince's ballads are vocal "MasterPieces".Nobody does a ballad like him.Someone mentioned 'FutureBabyMama" .His vocals & background vocals on there we're amazing.The Grammy was well deserved 4 that.

Also his duet "HeLicksher" with his ex Bria from the gold selling album of the same name was astounding.Live it took it to another world....

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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 #15 posted 10/18/12 8:10am

gemari77

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umfufu1 said:

I still like `I hate U´; does it all for me

Agreed!

Dang...when I saw the thread title, that's the first one that came to mind. Glad that there are others who agree.

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Reply #16 posted 10/18/12 9:44am

Empress

I don't know if this is his best, but when I saw Prince perform "Somewhere Here on Earth" on Jay Leno it blew me away. I was mesmerized and I watched that clip over and over again.

Keep in mind it was a live performance too!!!

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Reply #17 posted 10/18/12 9:57am

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I Hate U--because he keeps changing his voice to suit it. This song is a vocal gymnastics test for any singer.

This is my main problem with Prince now--he is really not using his vocals to the top of the mountain.

You look at the 80s concerts and start shaking your head. Vocal schooling at the best, specially the piano sitdowns.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #18 posted 10/18/12 10:00am

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Ah, duhhh, Beautiful Ones, duhhhhh..lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 10/19/12 7:24am

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Damn U is also a pretty fine vocal performance. Especially the 4-octave run down when his "psychedelic shouts" - goosebumps.

And the fabulous rendition of Got A Broken Heart Again on the Aladdin DVD. Yum smile

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Reply #20 posted 12/02/12 2:50am

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neowa said:

I'd say Solo.

Solo is mesmerizingly BEAUTIFUL. One of his best vocal performances 4 sure.

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
-Im wit u...Ur so cool, evrtg u do is SUCCESS.
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Reply #21 posted 12/02/12 4:29am

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I Hate U

Shhh

Purple Rain

These cover it all, in my opinion. The control he has is fucking remarkable. His delivery in Purple Rain is simply mind-blowing; something we tend to overlook because we just know it by heart, but every verse is sung so on-point, it's unbelievable. Especially considering it was sung not only in one take, but live on-stage.

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Reply #22 posted 12/02/12 5:15am

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love his vocals on "the one". the way he uses dynamics to back up his soft, seductive falsetto is beautiful and organic.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #23 posted 12/02/12 5:50am

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2freaky4church1 said:

I Hate U--because he keeps changing his voice to suit it. This song is a vocal gymnastics test for any singer.

^ thumbs up!

"I Hate U" is a fantastic vocal "example"..

what a great song.. heart

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Reply #24 posted 12/02/12 6:12am

Fonkyman

I always loved his voice on Anotherlover.

Damn U, TBO, Adore, Shockadelica, International Lover, When the lights go down, On The Couch, Slow Love, Gotta Broken Heart.. Shit the mans' voice is just shit-hot on so many tunes. No chance at picking a 'best'.

Edit: The Ladder from that soundcheck! And is the funkiest version of Happy Birthday you ever heard from Camden? As Duncan Thickett would say, I think so, I think so.

[Edited 12/2/12 6:18am]

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Reply #25 posted 12/02/12 7:11am

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Yes Anotherlover, well remembered!!! Totally agreed.

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
-Im wit u...Ur so cool, evrtg u do is SUCCESS.
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Reply #26 posted 12/02/12 7:17am

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thedance said:

2freaky4church1 said:

I Hate U--because he keeps changing his voice to suit it. This song is a vocal gymnastics test for any singer.

^ thumbs up!

"I Hate U" is a fantastic vocal "example"..

what a great song.. heart

As for "vocal gymnastics", there're also Kiss, Tamborine, How Come U Don't Call Me, Something in the Water, Solo, what else?

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-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
-Im wit u...Ur so cool, evrtg u do is SUCCESS.
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Reply #27 posted 12/02/12 9:42am

maja2405

i love it when his guitar playing and his voice coalesce mushy

for example LRC at Coachella

i love it when he does acoustic versions so his voice really shines sun

like Do me baby on piano

i love it how his voice conveys his emotion love

for instance IIWYG at Paisley Park

i just love his voice heart ...

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Reply #28 posted 12/02/12 10:24am

data2000

The Live Versions of Damn U, Gotta Broken Heart Again, Extraodinary and Somewhere Here On Earth... Brilliant!

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Reply #29 posted 12/02/12 11:25am

Fonkyman

Don't Play Me. smile

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