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Reply #240 posted 08/20/13 4:26am

tatocorcu

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tatocorcu said:




MrMoops said:




The Hornheadz thank you!!


For those of you curious, this is another 10 horn arrangement.


One pass with muted brass and woodwinds and the other with a standard 5 peice, mostly playing off of each other but sometimes together. (I had almost forgotten about this tune, glad it came out)



Do you remember when it was recorded?



It was middle of 2012, but that's not necessarily any indication of when he recorded the basics.


I have to say, I like everything about this song, but those horns, sir, they are something else... Absolutely beautiful!
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Reply #241 posted 08/20/13 6:47am

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When you wake with Prince singing the line "Groovy Potential" in your head you know it's gonna b a great day music
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #242 posted 08/20/13 7:41am

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surprized at the reactions...one of the tracks he shouldve decided to vault

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Reply #243 posted 08/20/13 8:26am

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luvsexy4all said:

surprized at the reactions...one of the tracks he shouldve decided to vault

I'm actually surprized that so many seem to dislike it. I'm not in awe about Prince output in recent years. It doesn't hold my attention longer than a view listenings.

But this track has something catchy. I like it a lot. Different folks like different strokes and that on itself never ceases to amaze me.

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Reply #244 posted 08/20/13 1:28pm

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luvsexy4all said:

surprized at the reactions...one of the tracks he shouldve decided to vault

As I said previously in this thread, so many here missed out on the brilliance of the 'Lotusflow3r' album, but then praise this.

I mean, I like some aspects, like the interplay between the guitar and horns, but this is essentially a demo with demo-like title and unfinished semi-raw vocals.

As I and some others have said, I think he's releasing tracks that were "abandoned" from album projects...

Songs that he's recently released that sound like finished pieces (that should be on an album) are 'Rock & Roll Love Affair', 'Screwdriver', and 'FixUrLifeUp'... the rest sound like throwaways.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #245 posted 08/20/13 3:56pm

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2020 said:

When you wake with Prince singing the line "Groovy Potential" in your head you know it's gonna b a great day music

Gotta agree with this.

It's a totally enjoyable song. I won't say it's brilliant. But it is no way cringe-inducing (I'm looking at you "Screwdriver").

The instrumental performances and vocal delivery are great. The main area where it could be better is the verses, which don't say much and are a little boring. But the hook is pretty cool, simple, but effective. And the section from 2:31 to 3:28 or so is great.

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Reply #246 posted 08/20/13 4:23pm

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Great song, laidback -- it "breathes". A lot of Prince songs suffer from being asphixiated in over production. With a few exception, Prince's stuff of late seems to escape that curse. This song could use a bit more structure, but it has the right sound.

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Reply #247 posted 08/20/13 5:17pm

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Reply #248 posted 08/21/13 11:24am

datdude

Giovanni777 said:

luvsexy4all said:

surprized at the reactions...one of the tracks he shouldve decided to vault

As I said previously in this thread, so many here missed out on the brilliance of the 'Lotusflow3r' album, but then praise this.

I mean, I like some aspects, like the interplay between the guitar and horns, but this is essentially a demo with demo-like title and unfinished semi-raw vocals.

As I and some others have said, I think he's releasing tracks that were "abandoned" from album projects...

Songs that he's recently released that sound like finished pieces (that should be on an album) are 'Rock & Roll Love Affair', 'Screwdriver', and 'FixUrLifeUp'... the rest sound like throwaways.

if you peruse the posts on any given thread on the Org, you'll likely to find SOMETHING that captures your sentiment. so yeah, this! best part is the last 30 secs or so! poor Lotus....

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Reply #249 posted 08/23/13 5:46pm

arinaur

I love this song!
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Reply #250 posted 08/23/13 7:11pm

free0001

'Groovy Potential' is a 4-Star Prince song in my esteemed estimation. It's definitely grown on me, I get it now.

This seems to be one of those, Prince-goes-into-the-studio-at-1AM-by himself-after-hearing-a-groove-in-a-dream type of cut. One of the cuts that he creates, fully solo. The mad scientist in the music lab type cut.

Playing with his friends is cool, but this is the Prince that I really dig....

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Reply #251 posted 08/23/13 10:07pm

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free0001 said:

'Groovy Potential' is a 4-Star Prince song in my esteemed estimation. It's definitely grown on me, I get it now.



This seems to be one of those, Prince-goes-into-the-studio-at-1AM-by himself-after-hearing-a-groove-in-a-dream type of cut. One of the cuts that he creates, fully solo. The mad scientist in the music lab type cut.



Playing with his friends is cool, but this is the Prince that I really dig....



I agree. Except for the fact that it has a horn section on it.
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Reply #252 posted 08/24/13 11:59am

free0001

errant said:

free0001 said:

'Groovy Potential' is a 4-Star Prince song in my esteemed estimation. It's definitely grown on me, I get it now.

This seems to be one of those, Prince-goes-into-the-studio-at-1AM-by himself-after-hearing-a-groove-in-a-dream type of cut. One of the cuts that he creates, fully solo. The mad scientist in the music lab type cut.

Playing with his friends is cool, but this is the Prince that I really dig....

I agree. Except for the fact that it has a horn section on it.

Well, I have to return the favor and agree with you as well.

The horns are ok, but prevent this song from being even better. Sometimes he uses horns where I would prefer that he used strings or some other innovative sound.

Which is what I miss most with Prince... the innovation. Which is very hard to maintain.

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Reply #253 posted 08/24/13 4:25pm

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free0001 said:



errant said:


free0001 said:

'Groovy Potential' is a 4-Star Prince song in my esteemed estimation. It's definitely grown on me, I get it now.



This seems to be one of those, Prince-goes-into-the-studio-at-1AM-by himself-after-hearing-a-groove-in-a-dream type of cut. One of the cuts that he creates, fully solo. The mad scientist in the music lab type cut.



Playing with his friends is cool, but this is the Prince that I really dig....



I agree. Except for the fact that it has a horn section on it.



Well, I have to return the favor and agree with you as well.



The horns are ok, but prevent this song from being even better. Sometimes he uses horns where I would prefer that he used strings or some other innovative sound.



Which is what I miss most with Prince... the innovation. Which is very hard to maintain.




He has a tendency to overuse horns in the last decade and use them in the cheesiest way possible. I think on this track he uses them to great effect by not overdoing it.
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Reply #254 posted 08/24/13 7:21pm

free0001

errant said:

free0001 said:

Well, I have to return the favor and agree with you as well.

The horns are ok, but prevent this song from being even better. Sometimes he uses horns where I would prefer that he used strings or some other innovative sound.

Which is what I miss most with Prince... the innovation. Which is very hard to maintain.

He has a tendency to overuse horns in the last decade and use them in the cheesiest way possible. I think on this track he uses them to great effect by not overdoing it.

At the end of the day, I think the horns are fine and work well, that's why I gave the song '4 stars'. I enjoy this cut more than I have any of his releases since '2010'.

But I should complain less. I really appreciate what Prince brings to the table. A category unto himself, but I digress....

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Reply #255 posted 08/25/13 8:07am

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The horns are one of the best things about this track. The breakdown at 2:40 is cool, complete with a classic P high note on vox. Like the way it kicks it up at 3:16...

There's something not right about the way his vox were recorded... kind of thin, light, and not up in the mix. I'm not referring to the effected voice tracks.

Wow at 5:35... now that's tight.

Like I said before, it's a nice breezy track.

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[Edited 8/26/13 5:46am]

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Reply #256 posted 08/25/13 8:31pm

brookinz

This song has a good groove to it. I dig the horns, I dig it all!

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Reply #257 posted 08/26/13 7:21am

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Reply #258 posted 08/26/13 2:34pm

free0001

Giovanni777 said:

The horns are one of the best things about this track. The breakdown at 2:40 is cool, complete with a classic P high note on vox. Like the way it kicks it up at 3:16...

There's something not right about the way his vox were recorded... kind of thin, light, and not up in the mix. I'm not referring to the effected voice tracks.

Wow at 5:35... now that's tight.

Like I said before, it's a nice breezy track.

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[Edited 8/26/13 5:46am]

Aiight, admit it G7....it's growing on you LOL

Personally, it took a few listens for me to fully 'realize' this cut. But I am slower than the average...

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Reply #259 posted 08/28/13 8:06am

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I like this track, and the new Extralovable. They sound easy breezy, and not like they are trying so hard (ala Screwdriver & FULU).

His songwriting is iffy these days, and funky love songs showcase his talents better than generic rock. Hey, I will still buy the 3rdEyeGirl album, though, if U'r reading!
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Reply #260 posted 08/29/13 12:51am

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NDRU said:

I like this track, and the new Extralovable. They sound easy breezy, and not like they are trying so hard (ala Screwdriver & FULU). His songwriting is iffy these days, and funky love songs showcase his talents better than generic rock. Hey, I will still buy the 3rdEyeGirl album, though, if U'r reading!

yeahthat

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #261 posted 08/29/13 8:49am

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NDRU said:

I like this track, and the new Extralovable. They sound easy breezy, and not like they are trying so hard (ala Screwdriver & FULU). His songwriting is iffy these days, and funky love songs showcase his talents better than generic rock. Hey, I will still buy the 3rdEyeGirl album, though, if U'r reading!

yeahthat

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #262 posted 08/30/13 4:00pm

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I'm late to the party. lol This song ambles along smoothly and has a very warm sound. I like the finger snaps. While the lyrics are a little predictable, the music has nice mood shifts that feel like a narrative to me and kind of like a living thing, if that makes sense! I'm also curious who's playing what aside from the horns...

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Reply #263 posted 08/31/13 12:27pm

free0001

...still (potentially) groovy, 8teen days from zero.....

This one is definitely a 'grower' my fellow Org-anisms

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Reply #264 posted 09/02/13 9:22am

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Lyrics are rather predictable, but it's still pretty groovy indeed. Production is very nice. "Eh eh eh". lol "Y'all wanna get down?" dancing jig Would'a paid 89 cents for it. thumbs up! ohgoon

Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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Reply #265 posted 09/07/13 12:37am

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Surprisingly SiriusXM has been playing "Groovy Potential" on their jam band channel.

http://www.dogstarradio.c...amp;eampm=

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Reply #266 posted 09/15/13 3:33am

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Stranger said:

Just listened to the short clip and this sounds very good!

I wanna hear more. Bought it on 3rdeyegirl but still waiting on that download email...

Stranger

I'm still waiting for that download email too, I came on the org to ask if anyone else is having the same problem?

I have this problem too. Any solutions known??

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Reply #267 posted 09/15/13 8:21pm

elvis5555

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< yes, check your spam, junk email, it will b there

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Stranger said:


Just listened to the short clip and this sounds very good!



I wanna hear more. Bought it on 3rdeyegirl but still waiting on that download email...



Stranger





I'm still waiting for that download email too, I came on the org to ask if anyone else is having the same problem?



I have this problem too. Any solutions known??

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Reply #268 posted 10/06/13 3:47am

BLADECMC

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tasmaniandevil said:

< yes, check your spam, junk email, it will b there

UnpronounceableSymbol said:

I'm still waiting for that download email too, I came on the org to ask if anyone else is having the same problem?

I have this problem too. Any solutions known??

Same here... bought 2 songs on the 27th Sep and still no email to download... I went through my Spam as well... nothing... onthe 3rdeyegirl account page it says the order was fufilled !!

Anyone know how to contact them ?

Product SKU Price Quantity Total
Groovy Potential - Groovy Potential
Fulfilled Sep 27
NPGM020 $0.88 1 $0.88
Extraloveable Reloaded
Fulfilled Sep 27
NPGM009 $0.88 1 $0.88

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