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Thread started 05/16/14 3:56pm

newpower99

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Happy 30th Birthday When Doves Cry

Released May 16, 1984


His biggest hit ever.
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Reply #1 posted 05/16/14 5:17pm

Elle85n09

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/14 6:46pm

EyeHatechu

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cake :^:Where da cake at?
This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/14 11:48pm

LiveToTell86

I bow down to one of the best songs ever recorded!!! cool

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Reply #4 posted 05/17/14 2:32am

thedance

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LiveToTell86 said:

I bow down to one of the best songs ever recorded!!! cool

yeahthat worship


Now where is the remaster.......?

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[Edited 5/17/14 2:33am]

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #5 posted 05/17/14 2:47am

Bambi82

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One of the first songs I can remember loving and begging my dad to play all the time.. Hard to believe it's almost as old as I am! Still a great song.

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #6 posted 05/17/14 4:47am

funkaholic1972

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thedance said:

LiveToTell86 said:

I bow down to one of the best songs ever recorded!!! cool

yeahthat worship


Now where is the remaster.......?

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[Edited 5/17/14 2:33am]

Amen!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #7 posted 05/17/14 6:32am

PATSHEART

It's been a long journey.
I now present unto you an original person, one that is able to rationalize and make decisions that utilize intellectual significance. Yes, this person is on the endangered species list. - Patsheart April 2, 2009
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Reply #8 posted 05/17/14 7:00am

Aerogram

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Reply #9 posted 05/17/14 8:53am

KCOOLMUZIQ

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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 #10 posted 05/17/14 9:17am

eyewishuheaven

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If I had to 'explain' Prince to somebody from another planet using only one song, this would be that song. biggrin

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #11 posted 05/17/14 10:06am

Bambi82

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Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #12 posted 05/17/14 10:10am

Bambi82

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American Music Awards - Favorite Black Single
(Were they serious with that category in 1985? rolleyes )

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Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #13 posted 05/17/14 11:05am

TheGloved1

What a great song!

Prince really went all out on this one, a bona fide classic. It's amazing how succsesful the song was considering it's lyrical content. (at the time) Perhaps that's WHY it's so good. It's a very deep song, also very catchy.

And of course, the yelps and screams of the purple one at the end! Incredible vocal performance. I've seen Prince live only once, but he didn't perform When Doves Cry, so now I've absolutley have to see him again.

Can't beileve it's 30 years old!

My first memories of Prince were of watching its music video, and needless to say, I was stunned.

What does the song mean to all you diehard fans here on the org? Any stories on when you first heard the song?

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Reply #14 posted 05/17/14 2:33pm

Marrk

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eyewishuheaven said:

If I had to 'explain' Prince to somebody from another planet using only one song, this would be that song. biggrin

Aliens couldn't decipher 'When Doves Cry'. It's one of the reasons they don't dare come here. PRINCE CRACKED THE CODE!!!

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Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #15 posted 05/17/14 3:04pm

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Aside from the classical conclusion and the basslessness, nothing I can find intresting in that song. "How can you just leave me standing" is so repetitive it hurts.

EDIT: So I gave WDC another listen minutes ago, the guitar solo at the beginning is also a highlight, it all goes down from there, the lyrics are just not there, it's typical sex allegory that is easily predictable, the only standout line is "Animals strike curious poses, they feel the heat, the heat between you & me"... The chorus is just so lame, "How can you just leave me standing? Maybe you're just like my mother, she's never satisfied"? How can I relate to that? If I ever mention that line to a friend who's not familiar with Prince or the song he'd think that my mother ain't having enough rough sex with my father. The coolest thing after that is the classical instrumentation at the end... Purple Rain the song is a much better song, it should be the one ranked higher on Rolling Stone Best Songs of All time....

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You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha
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Reply #16 posted 05/17/14 4:13pm

StyleandFashio
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This pretty much sums it up!

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

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Reply #17 posted 05/17/14 4:45pm

eyewishuheaven

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StyleandFashion said:

This pretty much sums it up!

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

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Bear in mind that KCOOLMUSIQ would say that about 'Wedding Feast'. lol

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #18 posted 05/19/14 6:12am

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eyewishuheaven said:

StyleandFashion said:

This pretty much sums it up!

Bear in mind that KCOOLMUSIQ would say that about 'Wedding Feast'. lol

[Snip - luv4u]

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Reply #19 posted 05/19/14 7:26am

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

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For once your banner is actually appropriate! wink

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #20 posted 05/19/14 7:37am

rusty1

"When doves cry" was so different that
I listened to it over & over again
when it first hit the air waves..
Just an amazing masterpiece!!
A became a Prince fan at that moment.
Shawny 89 has got no clue what a classic
Song is!!
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #21 posted 05/19/14 7:50am

Genesia

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My initial reaction when it was released --> faint

My reaction 30 years later --> faint

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #22 posted 05/19/14 8:48am

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I was completely mesmerized when I first heard it on the radio. I immediately called the station to request it again. smile

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #23 posted 05/19/14 3:05pm

purplelylly

This is a true story :

I used to have a black 3 legged cat in the eighties and he just loved this song so much that every time the song would finish he would wake up from his "meditative" state and "request" the song to be played again and again , and he used a special sound different from his usual meaw.

I was amazing!We both loved this song so much!

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Reply #24 posted 05/19/14 3:20pm

StyleandFashio
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eyewishuheaven said:

StyleandFashion said:

This pretty much sums it up!

Bear in mind that KCOOLMUSIQ would say that about 'Wedding Feast'. lol

Oh, well...he/she was on point in this case, lol.

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Reply #25 posted 05/19/14 5:29pm

ThePartyman

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I love that he noted this at the show on Saturday in Manchester.

He said something like,"30 Years ago, this month... It was all about this!" then trigged the sample, and did the whole thing.

The crowd went suitably nuts. cool

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Eye like pretty things, and u're just as pretty as u can b...
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Reply #26 posted 05/19/14 5:34pm

Jamzone333

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WOW, watching PR now...nod

"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
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Reply #27 posted 05/19/14 5:37pm

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Bambi82 said:

American Music Awards - Favorite Black Single
(Were they serious with that category in 1985? rolleyes )

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I know [Favorite Black Single]...I got this on a VHS tape..it seems like yesterday! eek

"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
gigglebowfroguitar
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Reply #28 posted 05/19/14 6:52pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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[Edited 5/17/14 10:11am]

I know [Favorite Black Single]...I got this on a VHS tape..it seems like yesterday! eek

Prince looks pissed af about that!!! biggrin

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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