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Thread started 09/24/13 2:44pm

Tremolina

Calhoun Square and Days of Wild Should Have Been Included On The Gold Experience

Days of Wild instead of Pussy Control and Calhoun Square instead of Now.

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Reply #1 posted 09/24/13 2:45pm

Tremolina



For sure CS is much better than Now and DOW way better than PC

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Reply #2 posted 09/24/13 2:46pm

Tremolina

And more fitting within the album's concept and sound also. I always thought PC and Now out of touch.

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Reply #3 posted 09/24/13 3:00pm

tatocorcu

I agree with your first post but I'd keep both P Control and Now. We March and Shy, however...
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Reply #4 posted 09/24/13 3:13pm

Tremolina

tatocorcu said:

I agree with your first post but I'd keep both P Control and Now. We March and Shy, however...


I agree We March is a candidate too and I agreed for many years on Shy. But the latter is actually a hidden gem.

Hard to agree on this.

P control has always ruined it for me, so that's a no go for me. Now isn't actually all that bad, but it is certainly not a keeper. Calhoun Square tho, now that is a beauty.

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Reply #5 posted 09/24/13 3:24pm

tatocorcu

Tremolina said:



tatocorcu said:


I agree with your first post but I'd keep both P Control and Now. We March and Shy, however...


I agree We March is a candidate too and I agreed for many years on Shy. But the latter is actually a hidden gem.


Hard to agree on this.


P control has always ruined it for me, so that's a no go for me. Now isn't actually all that bad, but it is certainly not a keeper. Calhoun Square tho, now that is a beauty.


I kind of like Shy, it just doesn't fit in with the rest of the album; plus if he wanted to include a song with that kind of bare sound... Why not Eye Wonder?
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Reply #6 posted 09/24/13 3:24pm

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Agreed. We March and Now ruin it for me.
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Reply #7 posted 09/24/13 3:47pm

Tremolina

tatocorcu said:

Tremolina said:


I agree We March is a candidate too and I agreed for many years on Shy. But the latter is actually a hidden gem.

Hard to agree on this.

P control has always ruined it for me, so that's a no go for me. Now isn't actually all that bad, but it is certainly not a keeper. Calhoun Square tho, now that is a beauty.

I kind of like Shy, it just doesn't fit in with the rest of the album; plus if he wanted to include a song with that kind of bare sound... Why not Eye Wonder?

I have learned to appreciate it as a welcome break, but I agree it seems out of place.

Pussy control however is even more out of place. It wasn't on the 1st configurations either.

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Reply #8 posted 09/24/13 3:48pm

Tremolina

thanks2joniandu said:

Agreed. We March and Now ruin it for me.

Agreed that CS and DOW should have been included?

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Reply #9 posted 09/24/13 3:48pm

funkomatic

Both songs were not thought through completely...
[Edited 9/24/13 15:50pm]
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Reply #10 posted 09/24/13 3:52pm

Tremolina

funkomatic said:

Both songs were not thought through completely... [Edited 9/24/13 15:50pm]

CS and DOW?
If so, how so

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Reply #11 posted 09/24/13 4:09pm

datdude

good song substitutes. but were they from the same "era" at least. i'm not sure.

[Edited 9/24/13 16:23pm]

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Reply #12 posted 09/24/13 4:10pm

SoulAlive

"Days Of Wild","Interactive","Hide The Bone","Ripopgodazippa" and "Acknowledge Me" should have been on The Gold Experience...even if it meant removing a few of the other songs.

I never really liked "P Control" anyway.

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Reply #13 posted 09/24/13 4:11pm

Tremolina

yes both from 93-95

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Reply #14 posted 09/24/13 4:12pm

Tremolina

SoulAlive said:

"Days Of Wild","Interactive","Hide The Bone","Ripopgodazippa" and "Acknowledge Me" should have been on The Gold Experience...even if it meant removing a few of the other songs.

I never really liked "P Control" anyway.



No, no, no only DOW and CS.

None of those others you mention can hold a candle to these 90 classics. Rippopdoidopopop what??? lol

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Reply #15 posted 09/24/13 4:15pm

SoulAlive

Tremolina said:

SoulAlive said:

"Days Of Wild","Interactive","Hide The Bone","Ripopgodazippa" and "Acknowledge Me" should have been on The Gold Experience...even if it meant removing a few of the other songs.

I never really liked "P Control" anyway.



No, no, no only DOW and CS.

None of those others you mention can hold a candle to these 90 classics. Rippopdoidopopop what??? lol

"Ripopgodazippa" is GREAT lol it's nasty,outrageous and fun....the things you expect from Prince (back then).

I wanna call your name,but I don't know what to say

If you're always with me,U never have to call me....touche'

lol love it!!

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Reply #16 posted 09/24/13 4:22pm

thedoorkeeper

I always felt Calhoun Square fit into Chaos & Disorder. Has that stripped down sound.

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Reply #17 posted 09/24/13 4:24pm

IstenSzek

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01. Interactive

02. Days of Wild

03. Endorphinmachine

04. Shhh

05. Acknowledge Me

06. The Most Beautiful Girl

07. Dolphin

08. 319

09. Ripopgodazippa

10. Now

11. Billy Jack Bitch

12. I Hate U

13. Gold

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calhoun sq belongs on Chaos and Disorder

if it has to go somewhere smile it just fits well

with the sound and vibe of that album

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01. Chaos & Disorder

02. I Like It There

03. Dinner With Delores

04. The Same December

05. Calhoun Sq

06. Zanalee

07. Into The Light

08. I Will

09. Da Bang

10. Empty Room

11. Had U

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guitar

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and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #18 posted 09/24/13 4:25pm

thisisreece

I like both Pussy Control and Now, but damn it would have been good to have those on the album.

[Edited 5/28/14 7:19am]

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #19 posted 09/24/13 4:26pm

thedoorkeeper

SoulAlive said:

"Days Of Wild","Interactive","Hide The Bone","Ripopgodazippa" and "Acknowledge Me" should have been on The Gold Experience...even if it meant removing a few of the other songs.

I never really liked "P Control" anyway.

Definitely. All those tunes fit right in.

I've always liked P Control. I wouldn't take it off.

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Reply #20 posted 09/24/13 4:26pm

Controversy

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We march is the only song I do not like on TGE as the rest are great.

DOW would have been the only inclusion 4 me.

I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #21 posted 09/24/13 4:33pm

Tremolina



Oh the rejection Calhoun Square is getting ... cry


Ripgoesmyzippa and acknowledge my bone. That's cool and fun and a`ll, but it's B-side Prince!

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Reply #22 posted 09/24/13 4:42pm

Tremolina

Calhoun Square would have fitted PERFECTLY after Dolphin.



Instead of Now.

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Reply #23 posted 09/24/13 4:43pm

Tremolina



And imagine The Gold Experience starting off with Days of Wild.

Instead of P control.



A no brainer. Totally . biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 09/24/13 4:50pm

Tremolina

Calhoun Square is the third track on the second disc of Prince's 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth under the name ).

Initial tracking took place on 15 June, 1993 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the day after recording versions of The Ride, Poorgoo, Honky Tonk Women, Bambi, Zannalee, The Undertaker andDolphin, which comprised the album The Undertaker, which was ultimately abandoned). The song was not known to have been included on any projects prior to its inclusion on Crystal Ball. Calhoun Square is named after the Calhoun Square shopping district in Minneapolis, MN, USA.



In 2002, Days Of Wild, containing a 2002 live version, was released as a single, initially given to attendees at the final night of the Xenophobia Celebration, before becoming available to purchase online and at shows.

Initial tracking for Prince's studio version (which remains unreleased) took place in late January, 1994. The studio version of the song was premiered at a party at Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA on 16 March, 1994 (along with Hate U, Billy Jack Bitch, Now and a remix of Pope, hours after recording Letitgo). This studio version was included as the sixth track on an untitled early-1994 album (likely an early configuration ofThe Gold Experience).

It was then included as the fourth track (second song) on a March, 1994 configuration of The Gold Experience, and was kept as the fourth track (second song) on a May, 1994 configuration, as well as the seventh track (fifth song) on a 13 October, 1994 configuration. It was removed for the final release, with little explanation. Mayte was quoted as saying Prince had "other plans" for the track, but it is unclear what these plans were.

http://www.princevault.com/index.php/Days_Of_Wild

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Reply #25 posted 09/24/13 4:57pm

SoulAlive

The Gold Experience (May 1994 configuation)--I like this tracklist better than the released album


prince: The Gold Experience (May 1994)
1. NPG Operator (0:11)
2. Interactive (3:03)
3. NPG Operator (0:05)
4. Days Of Wild (3:46)
5. NPG Operator (0:17)
6. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (4:25)
7. NPG Operator (0:20)
8. Now (4:30)
9. Acknowledge Me (5:27)
10. Ripopgodazippa (4:39)
11. NPG Operator (0:17)
12. 319 (3:19)
13. NPG Operator (0:09)
14. Shy (5:03)
15. Billy Jack Bitch (5:31)
16. eye Hate U (5:53)
17. NPG Operator (0:44)
18. Gold (7:22)

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Reply #26 posted 09/24/13 5:02pm

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Why are we cutting tracks?!?! Calhoun Square and Days of Wild can both be added to the album, and it'll still easily fits within the 80 minutes CD time limit.

Now is the bomb!! Cut it and my opinion of the album drops.

For DoW, it all depends on what version would be included. The shorter live versions from that time (with the cursing included) blow the studio versions out of the water. I'd really only want DoW on the album if P had recorded a live version before the album was released and put that live version on there. The studio versions don't have much punch.

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Reply #27 posted 09/24/13 5:52pm

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controversy99 said:

Why are we cutting tracks?!?! Calhoun Square and Days of Wild can both be added to the album, and it'll still easily fits within the 80 minutes CD time limit.

Now is the bomb!! Cut it and my opinion of the album drops.

For DoW, it all depends on what version would be included. The shorter live versions from that time (with the cursing included) blow the studio versions out of the water. I'd really only want DoW on the album if P had recorded a live version before the album was released and put that live version on there. The studio versions don't have much punch.

Totally agree with you about Now ... I absolutely love that song. And okay, Pussy Control is pretty silly, but it's also a lot of fun.

Days of Wild absolutely, definitely should have been on the album. Calhoun Square...I like that song and all, but to me it would have made a great B-side...along with Hide the Bone and Ripopgodazippa and Acknowledge Me.

But then, I don't even mind We March ... especially after hearing the live rehearsal version he put out during the NPGMC Year 1 days ... good stuff.

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Reply #28 posted 09/24/13 6:02pm

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Tremolina said:



Days of Wild instead of Pussy Control and Calhoun Square .

I think the colabs fit just right. You gotta understand how "Now" flows with the rest

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Reply #29 posted 09/24/13 6:07pm

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TIBouTremolina said:[quote]



Days of Wild instead of Pussy Control and Calhoun Square instead of Now.

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As far as "Crystal Ball", the title speaks for itself when talking about Calhoun Square. It's right where it was placed. Imagination.
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