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Thread started 10/29/14 4:53am

psychodelicide

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"A Million Days" - Is Anybody Still Diggin This Song As Much As I Am?

I started listening to this song again just recently, and forgot how much I love it. This is, hands down, the best track off the "Musicology" CD. I especially love the part where Prince sings, "One hundred thousand...million days!". I love how the "One hundred thousand", kind of builds into a crescendo before Prince sings the, "million days!", part of this song. This is a great, great song, and definitely one of my favorites. Love this song, in fact, I'm listening to it again right now. lol I love the guitar work in this song. love love I remember going to the Musicology concert back in 2006, and really hoping that Prince would sing this song (but he didn't). lol

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #1 posted 10/29/14 4:55am

feeluupp

One of his best songs in the last 10 years, song is under rated cuz it comes from an average album imo.

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Reply #2 posted 10/29/14 4:56am

psychodelicide

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feeluupp said:

One of his best songs in the last 10 years, song is under rated cuz it comes from an average album imo.



nod I agree. The other tracks on Musicology don't get me this interested like "A Million Days" does.

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Reply #3 posted 10/29/14 5:05am

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For whatever reason I never really dug this track, this & cinnamon girl were my least fav tracks from the album.

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Reply #4 posted 10/29/14 6:52am

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I like it too

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Reply #5 posted 10/29/14 9:58am

DarlingJo

I love it! One of my favourites off the album.
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Reply #6 posted 10/29/14 2:15pm

Miles

feeluupp said:

One of his best songs in the last 10 years, song is under rated cuz it comes from an average album imo.

It was actually recorded in 1995, according to Prince Vault smile .

Nice song though, whatever.

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Reply #7 posted 10/29/14 3:20pm

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There's a really good song in there spoiled by clunky production and sloppy playing. Not one of Prince's best examples of drumming.
don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #8 posted 10/29/14 3:33pm

Aerogram

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I haven't listened to A Million Days in appromixately 3600 days.

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Reply #9 posted 10/29/14 3:40pm

funkaholic1972

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Love it, one of his best post-2000 songs!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #10 posted 10/29/14 3:47pm

NouveauDance

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It's been a decade of blah to me this song, I never saw the attraction.

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Reply #11 posted 10/29/14 4:05pm

thebanishedone

robertgeorgeakabob said:

There's a really good song in there spoiled by clunky production and sloppy playing. Not one of Prince's best examples of drumming.

Can you elaborate more ? its not like he played offbeat . what about his drumming and production

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Reply #12 posted 10/29/14 4:10pm

thebanishedone

Miles said:

feeluupp said:

One of his best songs in the last 10 years, song is under rated cuz it comes from an average album imo.

It was actually recorded in 1995, according to Prince Vault smile .

Nice song though, whatever.

No way .I bet it was recorded in 2003 or early 2004.I can tel it by the sound of his voice,instruments he used .

Also with a few exceptions Prince didnt use whammy bar until his 2000 recording of Habibi.

You can hear whammy bar work on this song dont you?

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Reply #13 posted 10/29/14 4:21pm

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NouveauDance said:

It's been a decade of blah to me this song, I never saw the attraction.

me either this song is lame

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Reply #14 posted 10/29/14 4:39pm

SoulAlive

Great song
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Reply #15 posted 10/29/14 6:24pm

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I love the fuck outta this song. It has a TGE energy level.
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Reply #16 posted 10/30/14 1:23am

lostangel078

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Also one of my favorite post 2000 Prince joints! Love this track! I been blasting it in the whip since 2004 steadily!
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Reply #17 posted 10/30/14 3:34pm

erik319

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I preferred it when it was called Dolphin.
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Reply #18 posted 10/30/14 4:58pm

dadeepop

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This dude abides.

"The password is what."
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Reply #19 posted 10/30/14 5:14pm

JoshuaWho

It is one of those tracks that makes Musicology one of the most underrated in the catalog. Call My Name is the best song on that album though

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Reply #20 posted 10/30/14 5:31pm

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Kind of unrelated, but I loved when he sang On the Couch at the Atlanta show. Laying on a couch, flipping through the Rolling Stone with him on the cover, and then throwing it out into the audience.

What a badass.

"The password is what."
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Reply #21 posted 10/30/14 7:37pm

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Thanks for your responses, everybody. Glad to see that I'm not the only one who digs this song.

For those of you who don't think that "A Million Days" is the best song on the "Musicology" CD, which song is your favorite?

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #22 posted 10/30/14 7:38pm

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dadeepop said:

Kind of unrelated, but I loved when he sang On the Couch at the Atlanta show. Laying on a couch, flipping through the Rolling Stone with him on the cover, and then throwing it out into the audience.

What a badass.



cool Oh wow, I would have loved to have seen that.

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #23 posted 10/30/14 8:21pm

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psychodelicide said:

dadeepop said:

Kind of unrelated, but I loved when he sang On the Couch at the Atlanta show. Laying on a couch, flipping through the Rolling Stone with him on the cover, and then throwing it out into the audience.

What a badass.



cool Oh wow, I would have loved to have seen that.

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That was maybe my favorite P concert. Front row; The Time surprise opening with a full set (Jerome w/ the mirror? Yay-yas!); being 5ft from where Prince ducked in and out between sets; house lights on for Whole Lotta Love... oh lawd...

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Reply #24 posted 10/31/14 10:30am

psychodelicide

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dadeepop said:

psychodelicide said:



cool Oh wow, I would have loved to have seen that.

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That was maybe my favorite P concert. Front row; The Time surprise opening with a full set (Jerome w/ the mirror? Yay-yas!); being 5ft from where Prince ducked in and out between sets; house lights on for Whole Lotta Love... oh lawd...

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Sounded like an awesome show! The Time's surprise opening act was the icing on the cake. biggrin

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #25 posted 10/31/14 2:58pm

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I like it when he plays "Springsteen".

When U were mine, Dolphin, The Holy River, Little Red Corvette, they all have a vague connection to "Born To Run". Hard to explain, it's in the sequence of chords, the tempo.
They all show how Minneapolis White Rock FM stations influenced him as a teenager.

The only thing I really can't stand in this song is the ridiculous mini-bridge, right before the chorus ad libs. What's the point? He sets a whole atmosphere, and then this ridiculous stuff comes in : it sounds to me like a clown just entered the room, mocked the song, then disappeared.

Even worse is the coda of The Holy River. Instead of fading the song out, we get an hideous instrumental that has nothing to do with the mood, and totally ruins all the gospel before.

If he was a little more humble (and pigs were flying), he would get some training in classical music composition, and would think twice before attempting this kind of stuff.


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