independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Thu 27th Feb 2020 12:36am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Ultimate Prince Songbook
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 10/16/12 4:31pm

dizzidecazz

avatar

Ultimate Prince Songbook

Hi Folks,

Does anyone have the Ultimate Prince Songbook (sheetmusic)? If so, is there anything in it that's not already available elsewhere, namely, are the versions the 12" versions or just rehashed transcriptions from the various collections previously published.

This is the book I'm talking about.

http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Ultimate-Pvg/dp/1617741817/ref=pd_sim_b_1

may display symptoms of sarcasm
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 10/16/12 8:09pm

GaryMF

avatar

dizzidecazz said:

Hi Folks,

Does anyone have the Ultimate Prince Songbook (sheetmusic)? If so, is there anything in it that's not already available elsewhere, namely, are the versions the 12" versions or just rehashed transcriptions from the various collections previously published.

This is the book I'm talking about.

http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Ultimate-Pvg/dp/1617741817/ref=pd_sim_b_1

i don't have it but I looked at in Colony Music before it closed (!) in New York and it looked like the same versions

THese piano books are usually not very clsoe to the record.

In the 80's I had seen Purple Rain "off the record" which was an actual transcription of the album but have not been able to find it again.

rainbow
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 10/29/12 4:37pm

dizzidecazz

avatar

GaryMF said:


In the 80's I had seen Purple Rain "off the record" which was an actual transcription of the album but have not been able to find it again.



If you search the electric Internet for purple rain Japan band score you'll find the same book. There's three on eBay now but I'm on my phone and having trouble with links. It ain't cheap though. I'm sure if you added PDF to the search you'd find a scan of it, really sure.
may display symptoms of sarcasm
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 10/30/12 12:55pm

GaryMF

avatar

dizzidecazz said:

GaryMF said:

In the 80's I had seen Purple Rain "off the record" which was an actual transcription of the album but have not been able to find it again.

If you search the electric Internet for purple rain Japan band score you'll find the same book. There's three on eBay now but I'm on my phone and having trouble with links. It ain't cheap though. I'm sure if you added PDF to the search you'd find a scan of it, really sure.

Thanks!!! unofortunately the notes are in japanese. they are pretty helpful. i used ot have some pdf scans for a few songs but i can't find themnow.

any idea what the english version would be called?

rainbow
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 10/30/12 1:00pm

GaryMF

avatar

GaryMF said:

dizzidecazz said:

GaryMF said: If you search the electric Internet for purple rain Japan band score you'll find the same book. There's three on eBay now but I'm on my phone and having trouble with links. It ain't cheap though. I'm sure if you added PDF to the search you'd find a scan of it, really sure.

Thanks!!! unofortunately the notes are in japanese. they are pretty helpful. i used ot have some pdf scans for a few songs but i can't find themnow.

any idea what the english version would be called?

NEVER MIND.... I FOUND IT. THANK YOU!!!

rainbow
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 10/30/12 1:37pm

vman4639

dizzidecazz said:

Hi Folks,

Does anyone have the Ultimate Prince Songbook (sheetmusic)? If so, is there anything in it that's not already available elsewhere, namely, are the versions the 12" versions or just rehashed transcriptions from the various collections previously published.

This is the book I'm talking about.

http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Ultimate-Pvg/dp/1617741817/ref=pd_sim_b_1

I looked at the book in a Guitar Center - I thought it was greatly over simplified and decided to pass on it. Perhaps it's good to understand the basics of a song - but to me not worth the purchase - better versions on some tab sites out there....

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 10/30/12 4:36pm

dizzidecazz

avatar

Thanks for the info. I'm a bit of a sheet music hoarder so I'll probably end up buying it anyway.

While we're on the subject, there is also this book

Prince Best - Japan Band Score

It is full transcritions of:

I Wanna Be Your Lover

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

1999

Little Red Corvette

Let's Go Crazy

Purple Rain

Rasberry Beret

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Pretty decent transcriptions as far as I can tell, better than the Purple Rain - Off The Record book which has guitars all stripped down to one. I've never seen a scan of it doing the rounds so it's paper only as far as I know.

may display symptoms of sarcasm
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 10/30/12 9:51pm

GaryMF

avatar

interesting. so these are differen transcriptions of purple rain and LGC?

I looked at the pic for LRC and it looks like it's in a different key. Isn't LRC in C (or F)?

dizzidecazz said:

Thanks for the info. I'm a bit of a sheet music hoarder so I'll probably end up buying it anyway.

While we're on the subject, there is also this book

Prince Best - Japan Band Score

It is full transcritions of:

I Wanna Be Your Lover

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

1999

Little Red Corvette

Let's Go Crazy

Purple Rain

Rasberry Beret

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Pretty decent transcriptions as far as I can tell, better than the Purple Rain - Off The Record book which has guitars all stripped down to one. I've never seen a scan of it doing the rounds so it's paper only as far as I know.

rainbow
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 10/31/12 9:50pm

dizzidecazz

avatar

The Prince Best has different transcriptions to what's in the Purple Rain-Off The Record book. I don't have the books in front of me right now but I recall LRC being in G.

If you're after decent guitar only transcriptions, there's a Guitar Tab book of The Very Best Of Prince compilation. They're pretty accurate, but based on the versions on the album, so the single edit of When Doves Cry which fades at the guitar solo so most of it isn't in the song. But what's there seems like the most accurate and detailed published transcriptions.

may display symptoms of sarcasm
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 11/01/12 10:05am

steakfinger

GaryMF said:

interesting. so these are differen transcriptions of purple rain and LGC?

I looked at the pic for LRC and it looks like it's in a different key. Isn't LRC in C (or F)?

dizzidecazz said:

Thanks for the info. I'm a bit of a sheet music hoarder so I'll probably end up buying it anyway.

While we're on the subject, there is also this book

Prince Best - Japan Band Score

It is full transcritions of:

I Wanna Be Your Lover

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

1999

Little Red Corvette

Let's Go Crazy

Purple Rain

Rasberry Beret

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Pretty decent transcriptions as far as I can tell, better than the Purple Rain - Off The Record book which has guitars all stripped down to one. I've never seen a scan of it doing the rounds so it's paper only as far as I know.

It's in D. 1999 is in F.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 11/02/12 11:38am

GaryMF

avatar

steakfinger said:

GaryMF said:

interesting. so these are differen transcriptions of purple rain and LGC?

I looked at the pic for LRC and it looks like it's in a different key. Isn't LRC in C (or F)?

It's in D. 1999 is in F.

Oh yeah I was thinknig of 1999 which is in F

But if LRC is in D, that book shows it in Db

rainbow
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 11/02/12 12:14pm

luvsexy4all

no but i havean italian lyric book with eng/ital lyrics from 78-88

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Ultimate Prince Songbook