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Thread started 06/03/14 4:18pm

rusty1

"Empty Room"appreciation

Prince has been singing this classic
Unreleased song a lot on this tour.
It's one of those songs u never get tired of.
such a classic
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Reply #1 posted 06/03/14 4:41pm

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rusty1 said:

Prince has been singing this classic Unreleased song a lot on this tour. It's one of those songs u never get tired of. such a classic

It was released on C-NOTE, but considering that the general public has no idea of the existance of that CD, and that it's long out of print, yeah it is basically de facto unreleased for most people. My pendantry aside, yeah it's great, love the juxtaposition of a haunting piano ballad with blistering guitar work, such a great combination!

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Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #2 posted 06/03/14 5:08pm

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I think Empty Room is one of his best songs. And yeah, it was released on C-Note, but you're right in saying it's basically de facto unreleased. It would be great to have the studio version released on an album.

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Reply #3 posted 06/03/14 5:10pm

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:



rusty1 said:


Prince has been singing this classic Unreleased song a lot on this tour. It's one of those songs u never get tired of. such a classic

It was released on C-NOTE, but considering that the general public has no idea of the existance of that CD, and that it's long out of print, yeah it is basically de facto unreleased for most people. My pendantry aside, yeah it's great, love the juxtaposition of a haunting piano ballad with blistering guitar work, such a great combination!


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Reply #4 posted 06/04/14 5:29am

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There is a circulating original studio version. Also a piano demo-like version from 1992.

Although the recording dates to 1985/6 the song was played over the video screens (with new video) before the 1995 Ultimate Experience concerts.

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Reply #5 posted 06/04/14 6:22am

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Love all the versions of it cool

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Reply #6 posted 06/04/14 6:52am

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I absolutely love the studio version. Simple but dramatic in its delivery, high end instrumentally and vocally with an overdose of reverb to give it a haunting, emotional resonance. Just how I like my Prince tearjerker ballads.
And the line about finding her hair by the bathroom window is one of his genius lyrics.
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Reply #7 posted 06/05/14 10:07am

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:



rusty1 said:


Prince has been singing this classic Unreleased song a lot on this tour. It's one of those songs u never get tired of. such a classic

It was released on C-NOTE, but considering that the general public has no idea of the existance of that CD, and that it's long out of print, yeah it is basically de facto unreleased for most people. My pendantry aside, yeah it's great, love the juxtaposition of a haunting piano ballad with blistering guitar work, such a great combination!




C Note was never on CD, download only
She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #8 posted 06/05/14 3:52pm

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One of my favourite tracks love the low res video circulating somehow the liw quqlity gives it more depth like an old record, also great lyrics
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Reply #9 posted 06/05/14 4:29pm

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bigd74 said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:



rusty1 said:


Prince has been singing this classic Unreleased song a lot on this tour. It's one of those songs u never get tired of. such a classic

It was released on C-NOTE, but considering that the general public has no idea of the existance of that CD, and that it's long out of print, yeah it is basically de facto unreleased for most people. My pendantry aside, yeah it's great, love the juxtaposition of a haunting piano ballad with blistering guitar work, such a great combination!




C Note was never on CD, download only


Aww, I made a mistake while being pedantic about correcting someone else's. That makes me a total dick. sad
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Reply #10 posted 06/14/14 10:18am

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I love Empty Room, though I do not enjoy the C-Note version as much as some of the awesome live performances: London 2002, Tokyo 2002 and NSJ 2011 come to mind.

(Unfortunately,) I only was present at NSJ; almost lost myself when I heard the intro. Absolutely brilliant version.

Any other performances worth checking?

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Reply #11 posted 06/14/14 6:36pm

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

rusty1 said:

Prince has been singing this classic Unreleased song a lot on this tour. It's one of those songs u never get tired of. such a classic

It was released on C-NOTE, but considering that the general public has no idea of the existance of that CD, and that it's long out of print, yeah it is basically de facto unreleased for most people. My pendantry aside, yeah it's great, love the juxtaposition of a haunting piano ballad with blistering guitar work, such a great combination!

Well C-Note is really easy to get, though, even though it's beed been OOP (strange expression for a digital release but what 2 say?) 4 years.

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Reply #12 posted 06/14/14 6:38pm

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KAB said:

There is a circulating original studio version. Also a piano demo-like version from 1992.

Although the recording dates to 1985/6 the song was played over the video screens (with new video) before the 1995 Ultimate Experience concerts.

I'd always thought the video version had been reworked in 94 from the 85 basic tracks but u're right, according to Princevault it's the 1985 version as such. eek eek

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Reply #13 posted 06/15/14 10:58am

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The version played on the screens sounded from that NPG era, the version on The Dawn 4.1, not from 85

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

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Reply #14 posted 06/15/14 7:28pm

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I love it even though the intro reminds me of the theme to "Days of Our Lives."
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