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Thread started 10/06/14 2:19pm

nirforward

Best Guitar Solos - Revisited?

So, does any of PE's solos crack the top 10 prince guitar solos list?

Also, can we tell which ones are Prince's and which are Donna's?

My offhand top 10 is - in no particular order -

Let's go Crazy

Gold

I could never take the place of your man

Gold

Shes always in my hair (extended)

The Ride (alhtough not the CB version necessarily)

Purple Rain

The Question of U

Joy in Repetition

When u were mine

right now I dont think any of PEs solos can top these but i like the one on "Another Love" best, wonder if its Prince.

On a side note Dez's solo on LRC is also pretty great.

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Reply #1 posted 10/06/14 2:30pm

Noodled24

The title track is right up there with the best of them.

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Reply #2 posted 10/06/14 3:01pm

rudeboy4711

I will have to have another listen of AOA but my top 10 are(Off the top of my head since there are a lot to choose from):
1. Computer Blue (14 min version)
2. Shhh
3. Purple Rain
4. The Question of U
5. Joy in Repetition
6. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
7. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
8. Scandalous Sex Suite (The Rapture)
9. Dolphin
10. Boom
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Reply #3 posted 10/06/14 3:08pm

nirforward

rudeboy4711 said:

I will have to have another listen of AOA but my top 10 are(Off the top of my head since there are a lot to choose from): 1. Computer Blue (14 min version) 2. Shhh 3. Purple Rain 4. The Question of U 5. Joy in Repetition 6. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? 7. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man 8. Scandalous Sex Suite (The Rapture) 9. Dolphin 10. Boom

Wow, Dolphin...amazing solo!

Geez, there are so many vintage solos. Hes really amazing eek

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Reply #4 posted 10/06/14 5:26pm

jackmitz

"Witness" has some SICK guitar work, though it's buried in the mix.

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Reply #5 posted 10/06/14 7:06pm

pureTsexy

From an album standpoint.. Purple Rain, Computer Blue (full version),Joy in Repetition

From a Live standpoint..Purple Rain 1985 Atlanta GA, Purple Rain 1985 Syracuse, The Cross Sign O the Times Movie.

(Yes, I know Purple Rain album version actually is live, but it's still on an album)
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Reply #6 posted 10/06/14 9:15pm

williamb610

Guitar Solos

Witness

Rock Hard In a Funky Place

Scandalous Sex Suite

Batdance

Alexa De Paris

Lady Cab Driver

777-9311

Some of the songs on Minneapolis Genius/94 East

Let's Go Crazy

I Could Never Take the Place...

The Question Of U

Purple Rain

She's Always In My Hair

Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry

Clockin' The Jizz

The solos on Plectrum, outside of the title track, Fixurlifeup, and Whitecaps, don't really do it for me, yet.

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[Edited 10/6/14 21:20pm]

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Reply #7 posted 10/07/14 10:22am

joyinrepetitio
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Batdance is a quick, yet funky hard solo.
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Reply #8 posted 10/07/14 1:55pm

nopdaddy

Paisley Park as well

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Reply #9 posted 10/07/14 1:57pm

SquirrelMeat

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The end solo on Another Love is off the chain.

All time favourite is the solo at the end of Mavis' Time Waits 4 No One.

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Reply #10 posted 10/10/14 6:58pm

JoshuaWho

I see no mention of Bambi so far

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Reply #11 posted 10/10/14 8:29pm

nopdaddy

Oh yes
Bambi for sure. Studio and Tokyo too
Bad ass !!
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Reply #12 posted 10/10/14 8:39pm

alandail

no mention of While My Guitar Gently Weeps?

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Reply #13 posted 10/10/14 8:40pm

datdude

SquirrelMeat said:

The end solo on Another Love is off the chain.

All time favourite is the solo at the end of Mavis' Time Waits 4 No One.

Yessir, I just posted elsewhere that the Another Love guitar solo is instantly top 5 for me. its THAT good!

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Reply #14 posted 10/10/14 8:56pm

TrevorAyer

honestly i can't remember any of the guitar solos on pe .. i know its supposed to be guitar rock n all but prince has never been known for memorable solos .. pr was great .. lets go crazy is just all fluff and not much substance .. lrc was a real solo with hook but that was dez .. my kinda prince guitar is like what i was jamming today .. the feline rehearsal .. the man goes off on guitar pretty good during that ...

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Reply #15 posted 10/11/14 12:45am

ForbiddenFruit

no mention of

just my imagination

crimson and clover

the holy river

???

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Reply #16 posted 10/11/14 7:24am

jasminejoey

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The (guitar synth) solo in 1+1+1 is 3 is one of his sickest, accompanied by his own tight rhythm playing.

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Reply #17 posted 10/11/14 9:22am

JoshuaWho

You are sleeping on the diversity and range of Prince guitar skills if you are not digging the solo on Xogenous (from the Xpectation album for those lightweights who dont know or havent heard it). If yo didnt think Prince could play real jazz, go cue up this bit of guitar artistry.

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Reply #18 posted 10/11/14 9:27am

JoshuaWho

The greatest Prince solo has to be While My Guiat GEntly Weeps fromthe ROck n Roll Hall of Fame performance. Right after that, I like Bambi from the UNdertaker movie - I have the japanese laserdisc which has digital sound and it is my fav air guitar workout.

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Reply #19 posted 10/11/14 1:41pm

wouldntulove2l
oveme

For me in no particular order:

Just my imagination

Joy in repetition

Purple rain

Computer blue

Alexis de paris

The love we make

The ride

God (insturmental)

Dreamer

Santana Medley

Why U wana treat me so bad

That's actually 11. There's nothing on PE that comes even close. sad

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #20 posted 10/11/14 5:28pm

bonatoc

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jackmitz said:

"Witness" has some SICK guitar work, though it's buried in the mix.


Buried in the mix? You need to get the homemade deluxe version, mastered from vynil.
And then crank your speakers.

Then thou shalt see the light.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #21 posted 10/11/14 5:35pm

bonatoc

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I assume everyone refers to "Just My Imagination", the Netherlands '88 aftershow?

It must be one of his greatest out-of-body experiences, no doubt.

But there are a bunch of "Shh" live versions out there that are insane.

I think we should distinguish live solos from studio solos.

Because if we take the live road, then there's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and tons of "The Cross" and "Purple Rain" solos that obliterate anything he's ever done on record.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #22 posted 10/11/14 7:40pm

ilo

Kiss and Sexy MF.
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Reply #23 posted 10/11/14 7:46pm

bonatoc

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ilo said:

Kiss and Sexy MF.


How nasty of you. Neither are from Prince.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #24 posted 10/11/14 8:01pm

Scarfo

The best Prince guitar solos...

Something In the Water Does Not Compute (the 1984 Birthday Rehearsal Concert)

Joy In Repetetion

Purple Rain

Computer Blue (extended corridor version 11:59)

Sexy Dancer extended version (it's brief, but GODLY)

Let's Go Crazy

Empty Room (Montreux Jazz Fest)

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Reply #25 posted 10/11/14 11:16pm

Toofunkyinhere

Just to add a few: Morning Papers, Live 4 Love, I Will, 5 Women, I Wish U Heaven, Shhh

We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #26 posted 10/12/14 7:44am

wouldntulove2l
oveme

Toofunkyinhere said:

Just to add a few: Morning Papers, Live 4 Love, I Will, 5 Women, I Wish U Heaven, Shhh

The Shhh guitar solo from Coahella is amazing. In my opinion, his best preformance of the song ... especially the ending.

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #27 posted 10/12/14 3:32pm

paulludvig

bonatoc said:

ilo said:

Kiss and Sexy MF.


How nasty of you. Neither are from Prince.

I think Kiss is..?

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #28 posted 10/12/14 4:49pm

williamb610

I forgot about "Poor Goo" and the brief but wicked solo in Gett Off!

That is all!

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BOOM!!!!!!

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Reply #29 posted 10/13/14 7:25am

bonatoc

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paulludvig said:

bonatoc said:


How nasty of you. Neither are from Prince.

I think Kiss is..?


It's probably Wendy. Not because of the video. At least the first half.

I agree it's maybe him on the second half, with the wah-wah.

But it does not sound like his type of playing. Wendy's solo on Waterfall is pretty impressive, even for a fuzz tone. And you can hear how much she knows her axe on every Parade Tour recording.

Don't forget that it's her on the rythm guitar on Irresistible Bitch and Possessed, on the 1985 Syracuse live.

I don't buy this myth of him re-recording every session of every song by himself after the Revolution is out of the studio. There are Prince alone-in-the-studio recordings, and genuine Revolution recordings. The same goes for the NPG.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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