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moussemaker

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Darling Nicki in the Purple Medley

Is there a longer version of this Darling Nikki version available somewhere or did he just record this one line for the Purple Medley?

"She said how'd you like to waste some time and I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind"

4 seconds better than the whole other 10 minutes IMO.

[Edited 5/17/16 11:54am]

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Reply #1 posted 05/17/16 12:15pm

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While this isn't an answer to your question, I'd just like to point out that I like the idea of the Purple Medley. The production makes me wanna hurl, but some moments are actually pretty awesome! I love the Irrestible Bitch/Sexy MF mashup in there and thought 777-9311 and A Love Bizarre blended into each other pretty well.

As for your question, wasn't Prince talking about wanting to rerecord his discog around this time, so there could be WB versions of his albums and his NPG rerecordings? Maybe a rerecorded Darling Nikki is in the vault somewhere.
Purple is the color of my heart,
Bruised from you leaving me.
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Reply #2 posted 05/17/16 12:20pm

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Nivivrus said:

While this isn't an answer to your question, I'd just like to point out that I like the idea of the Purple Medley. The production makes me wanna hurl, but some moments are actually pretty awesome! I love the Irrestible Bitch/Sexy MF mashup in there and thought 777-9311 and A Love Bizarre blended into each other pretty well. As for your question, wasn't Prince talking about wanting to rerecord his discog around this time, so there could be WB versions of his albums and his NPG rerecordings? Maybe a rerecorded Darling Nikki is in the vault somewhere.

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And thankfully that rumor of re-recording everything was before he became a JW -- so the lyrics were unlikely changed -- IF -- a HUGE if -- he re-recorded everything, which is unlikely.

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I can't imagine anyone preferring a new version over the original. I mean, even his most recent re-recordings/mixes weren't as good as the originals.

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Reply #3 posted 05/17/16 12:24pm

KaresB

suomynona said:

Nivivrus said:

While this isn't an answer to your question, I'd just like to point out that I like the idea of the Purple Medley. The production makes me wanna hurl, but some moments are actually pretty awesome! I love the Irrestible Bitch/Sexy MF mashup in there and thought 777-9311 and A Love Bizarre blended into each other pretty well. As for your question, wasn't Prince talking about wanting to rerecord his discog around this time, so there could be WB versions of his albums and his NPG rerecordings? Maybe a rerecorded Darling Nikki is in the vault somewhere.

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And thankfully that rumor of re-recording everything was before he became a JW -- so the lyrics were unlikely changed -- IF -- a HUGE if -- he re-recorded everything, which is unlikely.

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I can't imagine anyone preferring a new version over the original. I mean, even his most recent re-recordings/mixes weren't as good as the originals.


I remember reading an interview with a sound engineer who worked at Paisley that Prince did indeed rerecord his whole back catalog. Still not sure if it's true or not - anyone in the know?

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Reply #4 posted 05/17/16 12:25pm

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If it all sounds like the medley, then I don't want it. razz

I cannot imagine him re-recording entire albums...

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Reply #5 posted 05/17/16 12:30pm

KaresB

moussemaker said:

If it all sounds like the medley, then I don't want it. razz

I cannot imagine him re-recording entire albums...



We're talking about someone who shot music videos for entire unreleased albums only to be locked away in the vault...

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Reply #6 posted 05/17/16 12:30pm

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I've also love the Darling Nikki part!...It would be really great if he did record a full version of it.

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Reply #7 posted 05/17/16 12:30pm

moussemaker

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Yeah, but those videos were for "new" music, not 20 year old albums...

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Reply #8 posted 05/17/16 12:52pm

Nivivrus

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suomynona said:

Nivivrus said:

While this isn't an answer to your question, I'd just like to point out that I like the idea of the Purple Medley. The production makes me wanna hurl, but some moments are actually pretty awesome! I love the Irrestible Bitch/Sexy MF mashup in there and thought 777-9311 and A Love Bizarre blended into each other pretty well. As for your question, wasn't Prince talking about wanting to rerecord his discog around this time, so there could be WB versions of his albums and his NPG rerecordings? Maybe a rerecorded Darling Nikki is in the vault somewhere.

.

And thankfully that rumor of re-recording everything was before he became a JW -- so the lyrics were unlikely changed -- IF -- a HUGE if -- he re-recorded everything, which is unlikely.

.

I can't imagine anyone preferring a new version over the original. I mean, even his most recent re-recordings/mixes weren't as good as the originals.

Yeah, I doubt anyone would prefer a new version of any of his already released output. It's just a curiousity thing for me. And sometimes it is nice to have alternate versions of his released songs when they're songs like the '95 version of Starfish and Coffee. I actually dig that version, though not as much as the original.

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Reply #9 posted 05/17/16 12:56pm

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KaresB said:

suomynona said:

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And thankfully that rumor of re-recording everything was before he became a JW -- so the lyrics were unlikely changed -- IF -- a HUGE if -- he re-recorded everything, which is unlikely.

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I can't imagine anyone preferring a new version over the original. I mean, even his most recent re-recordings/mixes weren't as good as the originals.


I remember reading an interview with a sound engineer who worked at Paisley that Prince did indeed rerecord his whole back catalog. Still not sure if it's true or not - anyone in the know?

I remember reading a note from Prince on his old website alluding to the project being aborted after realizing that while he can physically rerecord his old songs, he can't recapture the in-the-moment inspiration of the originals.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #10 posted 05/17/16 1:01pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I remember reading a note from Prince on his old website alluding to the project being aborted after realizing that while he can physically rerecord his old songs, he can't recapture the in-the-moment inspiration of the originals.

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Now that you mention it, I remember this as well.

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Reply #11 posted 05/17/16 2:26pm

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I feel like I remember hearing/reading band members say that the medley was recorded specifically as is, and that it's not a pieced together medley of other newly/rerecorded material. In other words, there is no newer longer version of "Darling Nikki", where a snip was used for "The Purple Medley". Heck, you can even tell it was recorded by his band as a whole, like any other song the NPG saw, came, and conquered like they always did.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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