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Thread started 05/16/16 3:13pm

Cloreen

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Prince's Last Great Moment Was "Mountains"

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I don't want to bring anyone's head down, I don't want to spoil the party here, but Prince has not written a great song since "Mountains" -- that's thirty years ago!
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I just listened to "Mountains" today and it is monumental. It is mighty. Majestic. MAGNIFICENT! What song since "Mountains" can you say that about? Sure Prince has written many, many fine songs over the past thirty years, but nothing has come close to the masterpiece that is "Mountains."
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"Mountains" - Prince's last masterwork.
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Yeah, "1+1+1=3" is great, "Face Down" is fantastic, "Sign O The Times" is out of this world, "Space" is superb, and "I Wish U Heaven" is wonderful, but Prince was never able to come close to "Mountains" in thirty years. (In all honesty, no musical artist has been able to come close to "Mountains".) It's time to finally admit that from 1986 onwards, Prince never wrote a song better than "Mountains."
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It's only mountains and the sea....
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Come on, sing along to Prince's best.
"There's nothing greater...."

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Reply #1 posted 05/16/16 3:15pm

FunkiestOne

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You are entitled your opinion, but of course he had a lot of great moments and masterworks after 1986. Maybe I would agree none after 2006, but 87-88 were awesome and so were 93-95...plenty of classic jams in there that are better than the song Mountains which I would give a 7.5 out of 10.

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/16 3:17pm

Doozer

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Mountains is my all-time favorite Prince single, but he wrote plenty of equal-to or better-than material afterwards.

Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/16 3:20pm

Cloreen

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Doozer said:

Mountains is my all-time favorite Prince single,

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Yeah, it's Prince at the peak of his powers. Everything was in sync -- his talents, his contributions from band members, his passion, his ambition...

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Reply #4 posted 05/16/16 3:24pm

3rdeyedude

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This song sort of sealed the deal for me. I had never heard anything like it before and have not really since. But I don't agree it was his last great moment.

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Reply #5 posted 05/16/16 3:29pm

peppeken

Wtf?
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Reply #6 posted 05/16/16 3:30pm

tish9311

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Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #7 posted 05/16/16 3:38pm

CherryMoon57

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I agree, it is a wonderful song, although I think he has done loads of other fantastic stuff since then. His style has changed several times though. Some people tend to select and pick what they like out of Prince's music, depending on their mood or personal taste while others (like myself) enjoy the variety of his musical styles !

Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #8 posted 05/16/16 3:50pm

nonames

Cloreen said:

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I don't want to bring anyone's head down, I don't want to spoil the party here, but Prince has not written a great song since "Mountains" -- that's thirty years ago!
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I just listened to "Mountains" today and it is monumental. It is mighty. Majestic. MAGNIFICENT! What song since "Mountains" can you say that about? Sure Prince has written many, many fine songs over the past thirty years, but nothing has come close to the masterpiece that is "Mountains."
.
"Mountains" - Prince's last masterwork.
.
Yeah, "1+1+1=3" is great, "Face Down" is fantastic, "Sign O The Times" is out of this world, "Space" is superb, and "I Wish U Heaven" is wonderful, but Prince was never able to come close to "Mountains" in thirty years. (In all honesty, no musical artist has been able to come close to "Mountains".) It's time to finally admit that from 1986 onwards, Prince never wrote a song better than "Mountains."
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It's only mountains and the sea....
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Come on, sing along to Prince's best.

"There's nothing greater...."


Sorry, didn't quite get it... Do you like Mountains or not?
lol
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Reply #9 posted 05/16/16 4:01pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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Don't get me wrong, I absolutely heart "Mountains" but...



Come on now, you're exaggerating just a bit, don't you think?

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #10 posted 05/16/16 4:07pm

McD

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9 replies and no one gets the joke? (I hope it was intentional)

It reminds me of the Paul McCartney quote: 'Frank Sinatra once said 'Something' was the best song Lennon and McCartney ever wrote. Thanks Frank!'
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Reply #11 posted 05/16/16 4:07pm

stinasings

I love Mountains! It's probably one of my top favorite songs from that period but for me he did alot after that I love. Personally for me there is no peak with him because I honestly enjoy him in every era he was in.
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Reply #12 posted 05/16/16 4:16pm

Iamtheorg

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Turn in your Prince card.

Cloreen said:

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I don't want to bring anyone's head down, I don't want to spoil the party here, but Prince has not written a great song since "Mountains" -- that's thirty years ago!

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Reply #13 posted 05/16/16 4:19pm

Noodled24

Cloreen said:

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I don't want to bring anyone's head down, I don't want to spoil the party here, but Prince has not written a great song since "Mountains" -- that's thirty years ago!
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I just listened to "Mountains" today and it is monumental. It is mighty. Majestic. MAGNIFICENT! What song since "Mountains" can you say that about? Sure Prince has written many, many fine songs over the past thirty years, but nothing has come close to the masterpiece that is "Mountains."
.
"Mountains" - Prince's last masterwork.
.
Yeah, "1+1+1=3" is great, "Face Down" is fantastic, "Sign O The Times" is out of this world, "Space" is superb, and "I Wish U Heaven" is wonderful, but Prince was never able to come close to "Mountains" in thirty years. (In all honesty, no musical artist has been able to come close to "Mountains".) It's time to finally admit that from 1986 onwards, Prince never wrote a song better than "Mountains."
.
It's only mountains and the sea....
.
Come on, sing along to Prince's best.
"There's nothing greater...."


You're entitled to your opinion. Entitled... but wrong.

I would like to draw attention to: Your deliberately troll like thread title... You could have used a title such as "The best Prince song EVER... Mountains". Just an odd thing for a fan to do... just sayin'.

Joy in repitition indeed.

Moderators? "On the one..."

[Edited 5/16/16 16:28pm]

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Reply #14 posted 05/16/16 4:19pm

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No. I'm pretty hard on Prince's later output, but I think songs like The Breakdown and Black Sweat were pretty great. I don't really get the point of posting such a definitive statement on something so subjective. What do you hope to achieve with this thread? lol

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Reply #15 posted 05/16/16 4:25pm

RiotPaisley

Noodled24 said:



Cloreen said:


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I don't want to bring anyone's head down, I don't want to spoil the party here, but Prince has not written a great song since "Mountains" -- that's thirty years ago!
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I just listened to "Mountains" today and it is monumental. It is mighty. Majestic. MAGNIFICENT! What song since "Mountains" can you say that about? Sure Prince has written many, many fine songs over the past thirty years, but nothing has come close to the masterpiece that is "Mountains."
.
"Mountains" - Prince's last masterwork.
.
Yeah, "1+1+1=3" is great, "Face Down" is fantastic, "Sign O The Times" is out of this world, "Space" is superb, and "I Wish U Heaven" is wonderful, but Prince was never able to come close to "Mountains" in thirty years. (In all honesty, no musical artist has been able to come close to "Mountains".) It's time to finally admit that from 1986 onwards, Prince never wrote a song better than "Mountains."
.
It's only mountains and the sea....
.
Come on, sing along to Prince's best.

"There's nothing greater...."




You're entitled to your opinion. Entitled... but wrong.



I would like to draw attention to: Your deliberately troll like thread title... You could have used a little such as "The best Prince song EVER... Mountains". Just an odd thing for a fan to do... just sayin'.

Joy in repitition indeed.



Moderators? "On the one..."





Nothing I have read by Cloreen indicated they are actually a Prince fan. Most of the posts I have seen have been super negative.

Last great Prince song... Lol the next album had If I Was UR Girlfriend.
Surprise, surprise.
Another treat. Another trick.
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Reply #16 posted 05/16/16 4:27pm

CherryMoon57

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Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #17 posted 05/16/16 4:37pm

smoothcriminal
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RiotPaisley said:

Noodled24 said:


You're entitled to your opinion. Entitled... but wrong.

I would like to draw attention to: Your deliberately troll like thread title... You could have used a little such as "The best Prince song EVER... Mountains". Just an odd thing for a fan to do... just sayin'.

Joy in repitition indeed.

Moderators? "On the one..."

Nothing I have read by Cloreen indicated they are actually a Prince fan. Most of the posts I have seen have been super negative. Last great Prince song... Lol the next album had If I Was UR Girlfriend.

Exactly. Sign 'o' the Times is a gold mine of genius work.

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Reply #18 posted 05/16/16 4:52pm

BombFunk

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Cloreen said:

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I don't want to bring anyone's head down, I don't want to spoil the party here, but Prince has not written a great song since "Mountains" -- that's thirty years ago!
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LMAO, your posts are getting more retarded each time I happen to see one. yes

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Reply #19 posted 05/16/16 4:59pm

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This thread is completely preposterous. Mountains is an ok song, but I've never understood the love it gets here. The song glides along in a sweet non-offensive kind of way, but it lacks any bite, urgency, or transcendence.

Check this out ... Mountains was the first single where I thought Prince was slipping a bit. It was just so tame.

Please, please, please can somebody explain to me what you like so much about this song? Lyrics, beat, guitars, vocals, arrangement, what is it?
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #20 posted 05/16/16 5:02pm

purpleaslan

well my favourite musical period is the "Symbol" era.....so i will have to unfortunatley disagree with you.....

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Reply #21 posted 05/16/16 5:24pm

Aerogram

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One of the most pretentious statements I've ever seen in my years on the Org.

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Reply #22 posted 05/16/16 5:28pm

DiscoBallz

gurl bye

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Reply #23 posted 05/16/16 5:56pm

Bdul4c

CherryMoon57 said:

"And this is exactly why doves cry..'' lol

So sexy: freedom Music? too sexy! GOOD GAWD!
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Reply #24 posted 05/16/16 5:58pm

Iamtheorg

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Aerogram said:

One of the most pretentious statements I've ever seen in my years on the Org.

He's trolling. Even in these circumstances.

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Reply #25 posted 05/16/16 6:00pm

Noodled24

controversy99 said:

This thread is completely preposterous. Mountains is an ok song, but I've never understood the love it gets here. The song glides along in a sweet non-offensive kind of way, but it lacks any bite, urgency, or transcendence. Check this out ... Mountains was the first single where I thought Prince was slipping a bit. It was just so tame. Please, please, please can somebody explain to me what you like so much about this song? Lyrics, beat, guitars, vocals, arrangement, what is it?

For me - it's one of the rare times he talks to the band during a studio track. It's always been a joy to behold him playing bandleader on stage. It's kind of rare on records... Without knowing off the top of my head when/how the song was recorded his callouts for the girls to sing, and the guitars and drums gives the impression slash, creates the illusion that it's a live studio cut.

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Reply #26 posted 05/16/16 6:32pm

bluegangsta

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You say it's his last great moment, then go on to list other moments with synonyms about how great they also are.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #27 posted 05/16/16 6:48pm

controversy99

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Noodled24 said:



controversy99 said:


This thread is completely preposterous. Mountains is an ok song, but I've never understood the love it gets here. The song glides along in a sweet non-offensive kind of way, but it lacks any bite, urgency, or transcendence. Check this out ... Mountains was the first single where I thought Prince was slipping a bit. It was just so tame. Please, please, please can somebody explain to me what you like so much about this song? Lyrics, beat, guitars, vocals, arrangement, what is it?


For me - it's one of the rare times he talks to the band during a studio track. It's always been a joy to behold him playing bandleader on stage. It's kind of rare on records... Without knowing off the top of my head when/how the song was recorded his callouts for the girls to sing, and the guitars and drums gives the impression slash, creates the illusion that it's a live studio cut.


That part is cool, good point.
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #28 posted 05/16/16 6:50pm

luvsexy4all

crack thread alert.....

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Reply #29 posted 05/16/16 6:53pm

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No way, IIWYG beats this song in the ass, SOTT, AnnaStesia etc.

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