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Thread started 09/08/15 8:05pm

PurpleSkipper5
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1. Million $ Show (featuring Judith Hill) HITnRUN phase one

Now the intro was cool for the recent concerts. But here imo it doesn't work as much. But if you're viewing it as a remix album with a couple new songs attached to it, then it isn't that bad.

Now, the track itself.... is pretty cool! I like this song, it's fun! Even though it has it's cheesy moments ("there's enough seats for everybody! Come on you guys!")

But if it had it's own opening, and if the song went different places instead of repeating itself a little bit at the end, and if it was a bit longer; then I think it'd have potential to be awesome!

But with the track the way it is,
MILLION $ SHOW, yay or nay?
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Reply #1 posted 09/08/15 8:17pm

terrig

PurpleSkipper58 said:

Now the intro was cool for the recent concerts. But here imo it doesn't work as much. But if you're viewing it as a remix album with a couple new songs attached to it, then it isn't that bad. Now, the track itself.... is pretty cool! I like this song, it's fun! Even though it has it's cheesy moments ("there's enough seats for everybody! Come on you guys!") But if it had it's own opening, and if the song went different places instead of repeating itself a little bit at the end, and if it was a bit longer; then I think it'd have potential to be awesome! But with the track the way it is, MILLION $ SHOW, yay or nay?



This is the only track on HNR that sticks out as a sore thumb to me. Nay.

It's an unabashed Beyonce clone. Its fun, but I keep expecting Beyonces verse lololol

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Reply #2 posted 09/08/15 8:26pm

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Worst opening track on any Prince album......period. The edit of the older songs in the beginning is completely unnecessary and not very well done imo. Josh did a nice job on the rest of the album though, whatever that input may have been.

[Edited 9/8/15 20:27pm]

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Reply #3 posted 09/08/15 8:33pm

trax

Its ok. I don't hate it but I don't love it. I can deal with this one but it feels like it should have been on Judiths album instead of Prince's.

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Reply #4 posted 09/08/15 8:33pm

RJOrion

it does kind of remind me of single ladies a little bit...i do like the rhythm guitar on MILLION $ SHOW, if nothing else

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Reply #5 posted 09/08/15 8:36pm

bluegangsta

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I think it's great. One of my favourites from th album, actually.

With that said, I can think of a few ways that it'd better.

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Reply #6 posted 09/08/15 8:50pm

sovembol

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it does kind of remind me of single ladies a little bit...i do like the rhythm guitar on MILLION $ SHOW, if nothing else

Ha ha.. that rhythm guitar you've heard before.... "Lavaux"

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Reply #7 posted 09/09/15 4:11am

tab32792

The intro isn't even new lol. Go check your Nude tour bootlegs. Part of it is from the intro.
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Reply #8 posted 09/09/15 4:14am

Harps

leadline said:

Worst opening track on any Prince album......period. The edit of the older songs in the beginning is completely unnecessary and not very well done imo. Josh did a nice job on the rest of the album though, whatever that input may have been.

[Edited 9/8/15 20:27pm]

Surely that particular accolade goes to Planet Earth...................

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Reply #9 posted 09/09/15 4:19am

darkroman

If Stare had been added, this would have helped make the old samples a little more relevant, as obviously Stare includes Kiss, so the old samples would have felt a little more connected. I've added Stare to the version I listen too and it fits very well in this context.

Cheers.

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Reply #10 posted 09/09/15 4:30am

thedance

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I like Million $ Show, its ok.. wink

this song is at least better than the awful "Stare" song imo... cool

the energy in the first 3 tracks is fantastic...

What about your girls' & boys' own memory..:



I remember when we had the concert opener snippet only and everyone here were so excited about "Million $ Show".

Don't U remember this, or have you forgotten already??

All this complaining haha, ok of course its fine.. with different opinions.

But I believe u all should give this new album a chance, it is rather solid after a few listenings imho... music

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Reply #11 posted 09/09/15 4:40am

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sovembol said:

RJOrion said:

it does kind of remind me of single ladies a little bit...i do like the rhythm guitar on MILLION $ SHOW, if nothing else

Ha ha.. that rhythm guitar you've heard before.... "Lavaux"

The guitar from Beginning Endlessly is sampled somewhere on this album

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Reply #12 posted 09/09/15 10:07am

Beekbeek

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Can anybody try their best to post the lyrics? A few places they are very hard to understand. I'm pretty sure there is a Prince version of this song. It's about going to a Prince & 3eg concert, then it seems like the rap is cut short. Judith Hill is excellent on this, but possibly Tidal will have a Prince version in the future. Kinda like how Liv Warfield sang The Unexpected or Wow & then Prince's version appeared on PE.

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Reply #13 posted 09/09/15 10:13am

SignOthetimes1
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my fav song on the album.

it's simple and catchy and NOT over produced

like the rest of the album bar June.

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Reply #14 posted 09/09/15 10:25am

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I like it. Good for erobics.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #15 posted 09/09/15 10:30am

2freaky4church
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I do notice there is zero spiritual lyrics. Is he still a JW?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #16 posted 09/09/15 9:03pm

emesem

The only actual decent "song" on the album. (I consider X's and O's a remix of a far superior original).

I've cut out the first 30 secs but other than that this SOUNDS like Prince. (reminds me of Cant Stop This Feeling I Got).

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Reply #17 posted 09/09/15 9:42pm

dualboot

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I'm thinking of cutting of the oud songs intro.
They downgrade the album start a bit for me.
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Reply #18 posted 09/09/15 11:34pm

jayspud

emesem said:

The only actual decent "song" on the album. (I consider X's and O's a remix of a far superior original).

I've cut out the first 30 secs but other than that this SOUNDS like Prince. (reminds me of Cant Stop This Feeling I Got).

Interesting, I just read a review where Can't stop This feeling I got was also mentioned as being similar. In a way it serves the same function in setting up the mood for the beginning of the album, almost a pre-album song. Love the energy of it and the sense of getting ready to get to that concert!

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Reply #19 posted 09/10/15 6:55am

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Prince releasing that track is the musical equivalent of an old embarrassing uncle trying to dance at a wedding.

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Reply #20 posted 09/10/15 6:56am

luvsexy4all

dont mention this anymore ..and itll go away

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Reply #21 posted 09/10/15 7:21am

dodger

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Prince releasing that track is the musical equivalent of an old embarrassing uncle trying to dance at a wedding.

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My 9 year old daughter loves it, she was singing 'welcome to the mill-million dollar show' all day yesterday. And maybe also cuz he sounds like a Disney character when he says 'no running come on guys'

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Reply #22 posted 09/10/15 7:32am

iZsaZsa

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It's a great intro! Just like I'm walking into this album, and I know what I'm about to get. It reminds my of the Hey Ya video! excited
What?
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Reply #23 posted 09/10/15 11:52am

MendesCity

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Even this one is growing on me - I give up, I'm a stan! razz

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Reply #24 posted 09/10/15 12:26pm

funkomatic

It's not a great song, but they put enough effort into it to make it work.
Btw: The high falsetto parts are Prince's, I'd say. This is nice!
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Reply #25 posted 09/10/15 1:31pm

irreverence

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It really does leave me completely cold when Prince on his own albums has another person sing lead. When his own voice comes in, the song suddenly comes to life. A boring kind of life, but better

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Reply #26 posted 09/10/15 1:45pm

LillianLaughs

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I tried to imagine another of the songs as the opener, but I couldn't.

But it's still way too cheesy.

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Reply #27 posted 09/11/15 6:20am

stpaisios

When 'shut this down' enters the party...it makes you forget 'million & show'.

[Edited 9/11/15 6:21am]

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Reply #28 posted 09/15/15 7:53am

leadline

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Much different version of this song played at the baltimare rally 4 peace concert that I attended. It was played over the PA at the beginning of the show, Prince harmonized vocals were everyone on the track straight from the beginning, I defeinitly prefer that version, whatever it was.

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Reply #29 posted 09/15/15 9:43am

VelvetKittyKat

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Treated as just an intro, it's okay.

Lyrics are shit, tho. That seems to be the real theme with this album.


So as an intro, it at least tells you to brace yourself for an album full of shit lyrics.

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