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Thread started 06/01/16 12:05pm

CNickyD

I can't believe I'm just discovering this song!

Hi everyone - so glad I found this group! I'm a Prince fan from way back, but not so much after he left Warner. I stopped listening to the radio in general around that time, and only listened to my CDs. Which is why I'm FLOORED that I'm just discovering "Call My Name". I've been playing it on repeat ever since I first heard it a week ago! I LOVE IT! How many more fantastic ballads did he release that I missed?? It makes me really sad that I'll never see him perform it..

I just can't stop writing songs about you, I love you so much... cry

No-one else could understand you, you're too complex. They say nothing's perfect, but they don't know you...
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Reply #1 posted 06/01/16 12:11pm

suomynona

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CNickyD said:

Hi everyone - so glad I found this group! I'm a Prince fan from way back, but not so much after he left Warner. I stopped listening to the radio in general around that time, and only listened to my CDs. Which is why I'm FLOORED that I'm just discovering "Call My Name". I've been playing it on repeat ever since I first heard it a week ago! I LOVE IT! How many more fantastic ballads did he release that I missed?? It makes me really sad that I'll never see him perform it..


He rarely performed "Call My Name", so if you saw it live, you were one of a lucky few. And even then, it was only just a portion of the song. His best ballad since "Saviour," in my opinion. Has everything I want in a ballad. No stupid lyrics -- passionate vocals -- and at least one incredible guitar solo.

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Reply #2 posted 06/01/16 12:13pm

meagemini2

CNickyD said:

Hi everyone - so glad I found this group! I'm a Prince fan from way back, but not so much after he left Warner. I stopped listening to the radio in general around that time, and only listened to my CDs. Which is why I'm FLOORED that I'm just discovering "Call My Name". I've been playing it on repeat ever since I first heard it a week ago! I LOVE IT! How many more fantastic ballads did he release that I missed?? It makes me really sad that I'll never see him perform it..

I just can't stop writing songs about you, I love you so much... cry

OMGawd - isn't that the best? I am so excited for you as it is one of my top 3 Prince songs of all time. FYI - there is a video for it. I have seen it once. He is sooo cool in it. If I find it, I will let you know. Peace.

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Reply #3 posted 06/01/16 12:43pm

CNickyD

suomynona said:

CNickyD said:

Hi everyone - so glad I found this group! I'm a Prince fan from way back, but not so much after he left Warner. I stopped listening to the radio in general around that time, and only listened to my CDs. Which is why I'm FLOORED that I'm just discovering "Call My Name". I've been playing it on repeat ever since I first heard it a week ago! I LOVE IT! How many more fantastic ballads did he release that I missed?? It makes me really sad that I'll never see him perform it..


He rarely performed "Call My Name", so if you saw it live, you were one of a lucky few. And even then, it was only just a portion of the song. His best ballad since "Saviour," in my opinion. Has everything I want in a ballad. No stupid lyrics -- passionate vocals -- and at least one incredible guitar solo.

What other post-WB ballads do you like, besides "Saviour"? My faves are his oldies:

"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"

"Do Me, Baby"

"International Lover"

"Adore"

"Nothing Compares 2 U"

What else am I missing??

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Reply #4 posted 06/01/16 12:54pm

fmarasco

CNickyD said:

suomynona said:


He rarely performed "Call My Name", so if you saw it live, you were one of a lucky few. And even then, it was only just a portion of the song. His best ballad since "Saviour," in my opinion. Has everything I want in a ballad. No stupid lyrics -- passionate vocals -- and at least one incredible guitar solo.

What other post-WB ballads do you like, besides "Saviour"? My faves are his oldies:

"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"

"Do Me, Baby"

"International Lover"

"Adore"

"Nothing Compares 2 U"

What else am I missing??

UMMV

I love you but I dont trust u anymore rave

She Loves me for me- rainbow children

4ever- lotus flower

u're gonna c me MPLS sound

Here - MPLS sound

walk in the sand- 20ten


U Know- aoa

time- aoa

way back home- aoa

this could be us- aoa

June Hits

r

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Reply #5 posted 06/01/16 1:02pm

Astasheiks

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CNickyD said:

Hi everyone - so glad I found this group! I'm a Prince fan from way back, but not so much after he left Warner. I stopped listening to the radio in general around that time, and only listened to my CDs. Which is why I'm FLOORED that I'm just discovering "Call My Name". I've been playing it on repeat ever since I first heard it a week ago! I LOVE IT! How many more fantastic ballads did he release that I missed?? It makes me really sad that I'll never see him perform it..

I just can't stop writing songs about you, I love you so much... cry

I think it really depends on your love of his voice because there a whole bunch of ballads since Warners time that jam.

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Reply #6 posted 06/01/16 1:03pm

TheEnglishGent

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fmarasco said:

CNickyD said:

What other post-WB ballads do you like, besides "Saviour"? My faves are his oldies:

"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"

"Do Me, Baby"

"International Lover"

"Adore"

"Nothing Compares 2 U"

What else am I missing??

UMMV

I love you but I dont trust u anymore rave

She Loves me for me- rainbow children

4ever- lotus flower

u're gonna c me MPLS sound

Here - MPLS sound

walk in the sand- 20ten


U Know- aoa

time- aoa

way back home- aoa

this could be us- aoa

June Hits

r

How can you mention AOA and not recommend The Breakdown?

RIP sad
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Reply #7 posted 06/01/16 1:04pm

bobgeorge77

I love the list of ballads mentioned above... But please don't forget Revelation..... I love that one... Sad to hear now... Takes on a different meaning 4 me now... But 4 me one of his best...His vocals r so smooth on this one!!
[Edited 6/1/16 13:05pm]
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Reply #8 posted 06/01/16 1:30pm

gilliaj

To the original poster- Check out "The One" from 1998. The closest thing to the songs you mention as favorites.
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Reply #9 posted 06/01/16 2:22pm

pdiddy2011

I Hate U

Insatiable

Mellow (slow groove just for chillin)

Te Amo Corazon

Way Back Home

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Come (slow groove just for chillin)

Pink Cashmere

Shh

Special shout out to The Morning Papers

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Reply #10 posted 06/01/16 2:30pm

Camille2016

gilliaj said:

To the original poster- Check out "The One" from 1998. The closest thing to the songs you mention as favorites.

thumbs up!

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Reply #11 posted 06/01/16 2:31pm

LeeChristmas

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Don't sleep on Welcome 2 The Dawn, the very last song on one of his most overlooked albums, The Truth. It's a very moving, beautiful song.

Lurking since '07
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Reply #12 posted 06/01/16 2:47pm

bobgeorge77

LeeChristmas said:

Don't sleep on Welcome 2 The Dawn, the very last song on one of his most overlooked albums, The Truth. It's a very moving, beautiful song.

Yes...that song is amazing...and so is "Comeback"...and "Goodbye"

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Reply #13 posted 06/01/16 2:56pm

bonatoc

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"Call My Name" is the perfect example of "just when you thought he didn't have it anymore".

This is up there, par with his ’86 and ’87 ballads.

As often, the secret lies in the slowly building and progressive intertwinings of lines.
A pretty unique background of claiming Princes in the back choir.
On being bluesy with uttermost elegance.


[Edited 6/1/16 14:56pm]

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #14 posted 06/01/16 2:58pm

Aerogram

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Among his great ballads since Lovesexy, here are a few essentials in my book -- he wrote so many, these are just the ones that I ended up listening to when they were released and that I revisit, some far more than others. Make sure to play some uptempo stuff if you don't want to end up a teary mess.

Revelation

The Breakdown

Hardrocklover

This Could be Us (AOA)

Crimson and Clover

Colonized

When I Lay My Hands on You

Man O' War

I love but I don't trust you anymore

Circle of Amour

The One

I Can't Make You Love Me

Dinner with Delores

I Hate U

Dark

Joy in Repetition

Scandalous

Empty Room

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Reply #15 posted 06/01/16 3:23pm

tish9311

yes yeahthat

gilliaj said:

To the original poster- Check out "The One" from 1998. The closest thing to the songs you mention as favorites.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #16 posted 06/01/16 3:25pm

tish9311

From the Lovesexy/Black album-When 2 R N Luv

Can you hear me?

Am I the lone one to love this hard to reach song?

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #17 posted 06/01/16 3:47pm

CNickyD

THANK YOU everyone! I subscribed to Tidal just so I could have access to his catalog. I'm going to check out ALL of these songs!
No-one else could understand you, you're too complex. They say nothing's perfect, but they don't know you...
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Reply #18 posted 06/01/16 3:57pm

nlinn

"Slow Love" Sign O' the Times.

Super sexy and mellow..,

You should never underestimate the power of
A kiss on the neck
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Reply #19 posted 06/01/16 4:07pm

3rdeyedude

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You might also like 'Future Baby Mama' from Planet Earth.

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Reply #20 posted 06/01/16 4:45pm

controversy99

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Some interesting responses. I'd put these in 2 categories: great slow jams and other ballads. From Controversy to TGE, every album had 1 or 2 great slow jams plus sometimes a b-side. Do Me Baby, How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore, The Beatiful Ones, Adore, Insatiable, and Shhh are the cream of the crop for me. These are seductive love songs with great vocals or breakup love songs in a similar style. Then you have other ballads, some of which are just as good, but they're not straight up love songs. My favorites of these are Sometimes it Snows in April, The Question of U, Still Would Stand All Time, and Power Fantasic.

With that said, here my favorites post-TGE:

Type 1
Soul Sanctuary
Dreamin' About U
So Dark
Goodbye
Extraordinary
U're Gonna C Me (ONA piano version)
Empty Room
Call My Name
On the Couch
The Dance (3121 version)
The Breakdown
Revelation

Type 2
The Love We Make
Strays of the World
Comeback
Old Friends 4 Sale
Beautiful Strange
Future Soul Song
Way Back Home
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"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #21 posted 06/01/16 4:57pm

RaspBerryGirlF
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On the subject of late period ballads, does anybody else really like Better With Time? The MPLSound album tends to grrr pretty maligned here, and I wouldn't necessarily disagree with that assessment, but I've always enjoyed the ballads on this album. I guess it's not as memorable melodywise as some of the songs being mentioned here and it's a bit "formless" maybe but I always think it's a lovely listen when I put it on.
Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #22 posted 06/01/16 5:11pm

jdcxc

bonatoc said:

"Call My Name" is the perfect example of "just when you thought he didn't have it anymore".

This is up there, par with his ’86 and ’87 ballads.

As often, the secret lies in the slowly building and progressive intertwinings of lines.
A pretty unique background of claiming Princes in the back choir.
On being bluesy with uttermost elegance.


[Edited 6/1/16 14:56pm]



Brilliant song. The kind of song only Prince could write. Love the odd post-911 references in a love song.
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Reply #23 posted 06/01/16 5:16pm

DarlingKris

I'm with you on that! I didn't even hear Call My Name until I heard it on a tribute show that a friend of mine did a few days after he passed. Its one of my favorites

Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #24 posted 06/01/16 5:38pm

kneadfulthings

Aerogram said:

Among his great ballads since Lovesexy, here are a few essentials in my book -- he wrote so many, these are just the ones that I ended up listening to when they were released and that I revisit, some far more than others. Make sure to play some uptempo stuff if you don't want to end up a teary mess.

Revelation

The Breakdown

Hardrocklover

This Could be Us (AOA)

Crimson and Clover

Colonized

When I Lay My Hands on You

Man O' War

I love but I don't trust you anymore

Circle of Amour

The One

I Can't Make You Love Me

Dinner with Delores

I Hate U

Dark

Joy in Repetition

Scandalous

Empty Room

Love all of these

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Reply #25 posted 06/01/16 6:42pm

MendesCity

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Dinner with Dolores is a ballad? eek

[Edited 6/1/16 18:42pm]

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Reply #26 posted 06/01/16 7:08pm

setyrmindphree

bobgeorge77 said:



LeeChristmas said:


Don't sleep on Welcome 2 The Dawn, the very last song on one of his most overlooked albums, The Truth. It's a very moving, beautiful song.



Yes...that song is amazing...and so is "Comeback"...and "Goodbye"


"Goodbye"... Yes, great song!
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Reply #27 posted 06/01/16 7:12pm

setyrmindphree

"Somewhere Here On Earth"
One of my all time favorites
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Reply #28 posted 06/01/16 7:44pm

stinasings

I loved Call My Name! Such a good song they used to play the video on BET all the time. I remember Stokely from Mint Condition was in the video singing background.
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Reply #29 posted 06/01/16 7:59pm

LavenderSky

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Astasheiks said:

CNickyD said:

Hi everyone - so glad I found this group! I'm a Prince fan from way back, but not so much after he left Warner. I stopped listening to the radio in general around that time, and only listened to my CDs. Which is why I'm FLOORED that I'm just discovering "Call My Name". I've been playing it on repeat ever since I first heard it a week ago! I LOVE IT! How many more fantastic ballads did he release that I missed?? It makes me really sad that I'll never see him perform it..

I just can't stop writing songs about you, I love you so much... cry

I think it really depends on your love of his voice because there a whole bunch of ballads since Warners time that jam.

Well said. I had the same thought the other day concerning the different styles of Prince's voice. While not the rule of thumb, the way he decides to sings a track, most likely appeals more to same fans rather than others. Enough variety in his works to please all his fans, so its all good wink

"So here I sit in my lonely room
Lookin' for my sunshine
But all I've got is two cigarettes
And this broken heart of mine
So let the rain come down
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down"
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