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Reply #270 posted 09/24/13 2:46am

cindymay

about janelle's record I just read this:

But for all the irrefutable evidence of Monae being within a fingertip of becoming a Beyonce-rivalling, stadium-packing superstar anytime she wants to, The Electric Lady doubles down on her eccentricities rather than lurching further towards the mainstream, creating a glorious, unwieldy opus of futuristic-retro-funk-soul-R&B-pop.

this is what I love the most about her : not givin a fuck about what's popular at the moment and doing the records she wants to do..my dream would have been that she could rival Beyonce doing the great music that she does but apparently it's too much for the masses in 2013...

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Reply #271 posted 09/24/13 2:54am

cindymay

I really hope Janelle won't never put a Robin Thicke move on us...I'm kinda scared about this to be honest.. sad because I guess she is kinda frustrated about being outselled by people with half of her talent, creativity and all in music every time she put out an album music critics go crazy over her..this time the public was a little more awakened but not like it should be for a record like that...

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Reply #272 posted 09/24/13 8:03am

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djThunderfunk said:

limoncello said:

Don't get me wrong, I think Janelle is badass. I just listened to the album again today, though, and I do wonder how much is Prince-inspired/influenced and how much is just straight up Prince. The keyboards in some places and the guitar everywhere sounds just like him. Definitely not his lyrics (way better, IMO) but he's all over this record. I wonder if he's really all over it and just uncredited. Any thoughts?? And again -- love the album and love Janelle so not trashing her. I just think he's more involved than anyone is acknowledging.

I think he plays keys on Q.U.E.E.N., sounds like him to me.

The guitar on the rest of the album is fantastic but I think Kellindo is just that good.

Any other opinions on this?

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Reply #273 posted 09/24/13 10:46am

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Just a heads up, Janelle is playing UK BBC2 tonight at 10pm on the 'Later Live - With Jools Holland' show.

The Pixies are playing too, so I'm definitely going to watch. smile

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Reply #274 posted 09/24/13 3:13pm

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I haven't trawled through the nine pages of comments to see if anyone else has said this before - Prince's singing takes this song to another level.

To me this exemplifies the difference between good and great.

Overall I find Janelle is good but her voice and her sound needs time to getting used to. It doesn't have me hooked like some other new musicians I found. But I like this song a lot and wait for Prince's segment. It blows me away.
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Reply #275 posted 09/24/13 4:40pm

cindymay

Scotsman1999 said:

Just a heads up, Janelle is playing UK BBC2 tonight at 10pm on the 'Later Live - With Jools Holland' show.

The Pixies are playing too, so I'm definitely going to watch. smile

I saw her singing queen and she sounded really great..some people on twitter were thinking she was singing in playback since she sounded exactly like on the record... smile she really is a great live performer...

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Reply #276 posted 09/24/13 4:42pm

cindymay

Superconductor said:

I haven't trawled through the nine pages of comments to see if anyone else has said this before - Prince's singing takes this song to another level. To me this exemplifies the difference between good and great. Overall I find Janelle is good but her voice and her sound needs time to getting used to. It doesn't have me hooked like some other new musicians I found. But I like this song a lot and wait for Prince's segment. It blows me away.

her voice made me fall in love with her the first time I heard it..she has such an angelic voice but also strong and high and versatile..

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Reply #277 posted 09/27/13 8:29am

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This track reminds me of his duet with Madonna in "Lovesong"....It's kind of brooding and almost menacing, which I like. Also, this question has probably been answeeed but who is the other male singer in this song because it ain't Prince....????

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Reply #278 posted 09/27/13 1:32pm

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just saw this thread. i LOVE this track!!! i play it at least twice in the every time i listen to the CD. prince sounds great!

Go to the source: http://www.jw.org/en

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Reply #279 posted 09/27/13 1:38pm

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thanks2joniandu said:

This track reminds me of his duet with Madonna in "Lovesong"....It's kind of brooding and almost menacing, which I like. Also, this question has probably been answeeed but who is the other male singer in this song because it ain't Prince....????

This has been discussed quite a bit in this thread... I brought it up, and still think there's another male's voice in there.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #280 posted 09/27/13 3:27pm

cindymay

Giovanni777 said:

thanks2joniandu said:

This track reminds me of his duet with Madonna in "Lovesong"....It's kind of brooding and almost menacing, which I like. Also, this question has probably been answeeed but who is the other male singer in this song because it ain't Prince....????

This has been discussed quite a bit in this thread... I brought it up, and still think there's another male's voice in there.

there isn't another man it's always prince but with a different "effect"on his voice in some parts for example in the fadeout..but for me is clear it's him by the way..

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Reply #281 posted 09/29/13 7:52am

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I disagree...it's not Prince's vocals throughout the song. There is another male voice used that sounds kind of like P...
I think they got all they could from P and improvised the rest of the song with another male voice. Most people wont know the difference but discriminating ears know the difference....
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Reply #282 posted 09/29/13 12:23pm

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there is definately another male voice on it cool

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #283 posted 09/29/13 4:54pm

cindymay

I have usually an ear that recognize EVERY voice around and I hear Prince in all the track..and sometimes maybe other background vocals added from her people..but in the chorus with her it's still him there..and also in the fadeout, in the initial "love"where do you say it's not him? plus I don't think they would use another voice that sounds like someone in a song with the original singer guesting on it

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Reply #284 posted 09/30/13 1:24pm

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It's obviously Prince throughout, no question about it.
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Reply #285 posted 09/30/13 1:34pm

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2020 said:

I disagree...it's not Prince's vocals throughout the song. There is another male voice used that sounds kind of like P... I think they got all they could from P and improvised the rest of the song with another male voice. Most people wont know the difference but discriminating ears know the difference....

Totally agreed.

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Reply #286 posted 09/30/13 1:41pm

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thanks2joniandu said:

This track reminds me of his duet with Madonna in "Lovesong"....It's kind of brooding and almost menacing, which I like. Also, this question has probably been answeeed but who is the other male singer in this song because it ain't Prince....????

There is no other voice on this track. What is wrong with some of you?

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Reply #287 posted 09/30/13 2:06pm

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purple1968 said:

thanks2joniandu said:

This track reminds me of his duet with Madonna in "Lovesong"....It's kind of brooding and almost menacing, which I like. Also, this question has probably been answeeed but who is the other male singer in this song because it ain't Prince....????

There is no other voice on this track. What is wrong with some of you?


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Reply #288 posted 09/30/13 2:11pm

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purple1968 said:

thanks2joniandu said:

This track reminds me of his duet with Madonna in "Lovesong"....It's kind of brooding and almost menacing, which I like. Also, this question has probably been answeeed but who is the other male singer in this song because it ain't Prince....????

There is no other voice on this track. What is wrong with some of you?

i guess nate wonder and roman irvin are just mentioned as backing vocalists

in the linernotes for fun then?

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Reply #289 posted 10/01/13 6:26am

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IstenSzek said:

purple1968 said:

There is no other voice on this track. What is wrong with some of you?

i guess nate wonder and roman irvin are just mentioned as backing vocalists

in the linernotes for fun then?

Thank you, IstenSzek. yeahthat

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Reply #290 posted 10/01/13 6:48am

cindymay

IstenSzek said:

purple1968 said:

There is no other voice on this track. What is wrong with some of you?

i guess nate wonder and roman irvin are just mentioned as backing vocalists

in the linernotes for fun then?

yes that's what I mean when I said some backing added but they are basically unhearable..I know very well also both roman and nate's voices and what we always hear prominent in the song with her is Prince..it's so clear it's him in the chorus and all..some of you were saying like prince was only in second verse while it's him prominent all over the song , sure not another man..the other 2 are very very in the backgrounds...

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Reply #291 posted 10/01/13 7:13am

cindymay

roman, nate and chuck lightening are also credited for background vocals on primetime with miguel..exactly like they are credited with prince on givin' them what they love..but what U hear prominent on both songs even in the background are miguel on primetime and prince on what they love..

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Reply #292 posted 10/01/13 7:24am

cindymay

indeed nate and chuck are also in the backgrounds of the electric lady with solange..they are basically in every song smile but would you say you hear their voices on that? they are basically unhearable...the background vocals leader is sure solange..like Prince is in the background vocals of what they love and miguel on primetime..

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Reply #293 posted 10/03/13 5:22pm

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Yeah there is another voice.... You can really tell at the end... No biggie though
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Reply #294 posted 10/09/13 12:37pm

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After Daft Punk, Robin Thicke and hits from Bastill, Stromae, Tom Odell and a few othersTHIS one makes the end of 2013 beautiful!!!This one is stuck in my head, I love the vocals and Prince sounds great...better than 3rdeyegirl stuff!
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Reply #295 posted 10/18/13 7:28am

purple1968

IstenSzek said:

purple1968 said:

There is no other voice on this track. What is wrong with some of you?

i guess nate wonder and roman irvin are just mentioned as backing vocalists

in the linernotes for fun then?

I stand corrected as they are listed in the liner notes however, after listening to the song again with headphones on you can barely hear them on the track. The most prominet vocals are Prince and Janelle. I cannot understand why some of you are trying to take the vocal credit away from Prince. Is the song being promoted and listed as a duet between Janelle and the background singers?

Since when does anyone care about the background singers? Some of you need to get off of the board and talk to other fans as no other Prince would care about the background signers. This board is off the chain with silly shit like this.

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Reply #296 posted 10/18/13 7:31am

purple1968

2020 said:

I disagree...it's not Prince's vocals throughout the song. There is another male voice used that sounds kind of like P... I think they got all they could from P and improvised the rest of the song with another male voice. Most people wont know the difference but discriminating ears know the difference....

This bullshit right here. WTF does they got all they could out him even mean. His vocals make the song and duet work. You do not need discriminating ears you just need to have ears to know this.

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I think they got all they could from P and improvised the rest of the song with another male voice

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Reply #297 posted 10/18/13 8:01am

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purple1968 said:

IstenSzek said:

i guess nate wonder and roman irvin are just mentioned as backing vocalists

in the linernotes for fun then?

I stand corrected as they are listed in the liner notes however, after listening to the song again with headphones on you can barely hear them on the track. The most prominet vocals are Prince and Janelle. I cannot understand why some of you are trying to take the vocal credit away from Prince. Is the song being promoted and listed as a duet between Janelle and the background singers?

Since when does anyone care about the background singers? Some of you need to get off of the board and talk to other fans as no other Prince would care about the background signers. This board is off the chain with silly shit like this.

As the first person to notice this, let me at least explain where I'm coming from. It's my life, my love and my job to hear things like this... as an audio engineer, musician, and producer. I listen to every instrument and every voice... I've always been that way, and always will be.

Peace.

~G

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Reply #298 posted 10/18/13 9:45am

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Giovanni777 said:

purple1968 said:

I stand corrected as they are listed in the liner notes however, after listening to the song again with headphones on you can barely hear them on the track. The most prominet vocals are Prince and Janelle. I cannot understand why some of you are trying to take the vocal credit away from Prince. Is the song being promoted and listed as a duet between Janelle and the background singers?

Since when does anyone care about the background singers? Some of you need to get off of the board and talk to other fans as no other Prince would care about the background signers. This board is off the chain with silly shit like this.

As the first person to notice this, let me at least explain where I'm coming from. It's my life, my love and my job to hear things like this... as an audio engineer, musician, and producer. I listen to every instrument and every voice... I've always been that way, and always will be.

Peace.

~G

M & G...2 peas in a pod smile

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