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Thread started 02/10/16 10:01am

2freaky4church
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The Greatest Romance... is really pretty damned good.

This is a pretty solid ballad. Has different parts, the melodys are really tight. It is commercial but very smooth for the ear. I like it bunches.

Forgive us Prince. Undisputed, you can keep that trash.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 02/10/16 10:02am

2freaky4church
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We need more of this Princie.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 02/10/16 10:37am

herb4

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Love it.

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Reply #3 posted 02/10/16 10:56am

EmmaMcG

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One of the songs that turned me on to Prince.
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Reply #4 posted 02/10/16 11:31am

thedance

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Yes, I love the 8 minutes version a lot.. heart

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Reply #5 posted 02/10/16 11:34am

purplepolitici
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No it's not. Ok at best smile.
Fly like a dove from up above 🕊️
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Reply #6 posted 02/10/16 11:44am

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I do like this track a lot.

But do I like this track better?:

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Reply #7 posted 02/10/16 12:02pm

databank

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I loved to sing it back then when I still knew how to sing. I actually enjoyed singing it alongside listening to it more than listening to it per se. Great track if only for that (but wrong choice of a lead single in the context of 1999) biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 02/10/16 12:07pm

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your body was designed

to respond to mine

in spite of your desire

to mould me...



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and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #9 posted 02/10/16 12:23pm

nyse

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Good song, should have been a bigger hit on r&b radio...
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Reply #10 posted 02/10/16 12:27pm

iZsaZsa

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Love it. love
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Reply #11 posted 02/10/16 12:27pm

iZsaZsa

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music
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Reply #12 posted 02/10/16 1:41pm

MIRvmn

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It's a good song cool
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #13 posted 02/10/16 2:09pm

dodger

Great song. The Jason Nevins remix got played a lot on my local radio station
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Reply #14 posted 02/10/16 2:25pm

funksterr

TGR is crap, to me. Never liked it. However, if I'm playing a lot of Prince songs and it comes on, I perk up like 'WOW! What's that?'. I think it's one of those songs that once you are already playing Prince and listening to weird shit anyway, after awhile, it sounds better to your ears than it really is.

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Reply #15 posted 02/10/16 3:16pm

CharismaDove

I love this song and it's massively underrated. I hate how critically and commercially unsuccessful it was/is.

And despite my love for the Arabian undertones of the original, I REALLY love the Jason Neveans(?) remix. Too catchy cool

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #16 posted 02/10/16 4:32pm

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Beautiful video
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #17 posted 02/10/16 4:46pm

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Great track, real slick ultra cool r'n'b. One of those great examples of Prince locking himself in the studio for a day and coming out with an absolute classic. Started while he was back in america in autumn 98, when most of the Rave album was initially tracked. Rave is quite unique in terms of Prince albums because you've got actually quite a lengthy process of overdubbing and adding guests, pretty much a whole year.

Stuff like So Far So Pleased were actually from mid 98, he was working on tracks like that, Baby Knows, Vavoom alongside New power soul, with what was shaping up to be this really uptempo, happy rock album. So Far So Pleased is a great track, because its so up beat, you cant help but smile at that intro, and some nice drum n bass work from Kirk and Rhonda, they're rock solid on it. I'm not sure when Gwens vocals were added, obviously as 99 closed in, he decided to put together a fall proof commercial album with a lot of guests, huge promo etc.

Vavoom ended up coming out much later on and it got lost amongst the npgmc years, but go put it on through your biggest bassiest speakers and it's just... huge. Such bass!

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Reply #18 posted 02/10/16 5:23pm

datdude

Love this track. Don't get the hate it elicits here. Love Undisputed too! Chuck D is a god!
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Reply #19 posted 02/10/16 5:45pm

FUNKYNESS

I cant think of a more underrated Prince single than this one. Maybe Dinner with Delores.

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Reply #20 posted 02/10/16 5:58pm

jdcxc

FUNKYNESS said:

I cant think of a more underrated Prince single than this one. Maybe Dinner with Delores.



Dinner With Delores is brilliant.
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Reply #21 posted 02/10/16 6:01pm

RumAndRaisin

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jdcxc said:

FUNKYNESS said:

I cant think of a more underrated Prince single than this one. Maybe Dinner with Delores.

Dinner With Delores is brilliant.

have to agree, the video was really cool too. beautiful guitar he uses in that video, like a gretsch white falcon or something?

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Reply #22 posted 02/10/16 6:34pm

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lol

ufoclub said:

I do like this track a lot.

But do I like this track better?:

lol lol

I wasn't ready for that...oh my biggrin

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Reply #23 posted 02/10/16 7:05pm

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Rave in general is fantastic. People here write it off. It deserves reassessment. Beer is good.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #24 posted 02/10/16 10:08pm

trax

Sorry not one I like

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Reply #25 posted 02/10/16 10:19pm

delirious26

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I love it. My dad (only a Purple Rain fan) loves it. He always brings it up as a great track rainbo rainbo

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Reply #26 posted 02/10/16 10:22pm

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Love the song. It definitely grows, its musical appeal and hook are not immediate.
On another note, I've always been puzzled by the title - particularly the "sold" part. And the cd single art had stacks of gold coins.
Is this supposed to be cynical? Are we being "sold" the idea of a great romance, but really there's something else going on? Could it be about his relationship with Mayte, which was over by that point?

There's a dark undercurrent to some of the lyrics:
"this is where you end/and you and I begin..."
"Your body was designed to respond to mine/in spite if your desire to mold me..."

I'm not arguing a point or interpretation here, just want to initiate discussion of the lyrics. They puzzle me!
Any thoughts? Please share. Thanks.
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Reply #27 posted 02/10/16 10:27pm

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datdude said:

Love this track. Don't get the hate it elicits here. Love Undisputed too! Chuck D is a god!

Undisputed's lyrics are priceless biggrin

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Reply #28 posted 02/11/16 2:08am

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KingSausage said:

Rave in general is fantastic. People here write it off. It deserves reassessment. Beer is good.

yes It's a good album and very underrated
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #29 posted 02/11/16 2:08am

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kenkamken said:

Beautiful video

It's a turn on.
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