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Thread started 08/26/16 7:24pm

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Appreciation for the SONG ONLY: "Paisley Park"

Let's express our appreciation for the song "Paisley Park" from the "Around the World in a Day" album.

Please do not say anything that may be interpreted as having to do with the upcoming tour of the venue Paisley Park because the "luv4u" moderator will impose a lock and shut down or delete the thread as she did earlier.

What does everyone think of the song and the song only?

It's a beautiful SONG!
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Reply #1 posted 08/26/16 7:25pm

Dibblekins

Latin said:

Let's express our appreciation for the song "Paisley Park" from the "Around the World in a Day" album. Please do not say anything that may be interpreted as having to do with the upcoming tour of the venue Paisley Park because the "luv4u" moderator will impose a lock and shut down or delete the thread as she did earlier. What does everyone think of the song and the song only? It's a beautiful SONG!

LOL! It is indeed a fabulous SONG! Very psychedelic (and Beatles-esque, no matter how much he tries to deny it)!

[Edited 8/26/16 19:26pm]

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Reply #2 posted 08/26/16 7:41pm

Latin

Thanks for sharing your perspective on the SONG.

Whatever you do, please don't say anything of the past "celebrations" held there because "luv4u" moderator will shut down this dialogue about the SONG & force us all to only discuss the song in the upcoming tour of paisley park thread which is a topic NOT being discussed here whatsoever because this thread is only about the song.Let us all show our love 4 the song only!
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Reply #3 posted 08/26/16 7:58pm

Latin

What does everyone think of the extended version of the SONG "Paisley Park"?

It's awesome!

Please remember not to mention anything else about Paisley Park because of that moderator that may lock or delete this thread about the SONG.
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Reply #4 posted 08/26/16 8:02pm

wishuhvn

Love this song and it's imagery. It's been my internet network name forever smile Love the stories told throughout the song and the part where he sings,

"There is a woman who sits
All alone by the pier
Her husband was naughty
And caused his wife so many tears
He died without knowing forgiveness
And now she is sad, so sad
Maybe she'll come 2 the park
And forgive him
And life won't be so bad
In Paisley Park"

Love that part because I've always feared that would be me, even when it came out when I was 14. Wishuhvn has broken a heart or two and hopefully, I don't pass without forgiveness. Well let's hope that I don't break Mrs. Wishuhvn's heart either smile

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Reply #5 posted 08/26/16 8:04pm

FUNKNROLL

I love it. Seems like it's the most optimistic song in his collection of socially-concious songs? Well, until "Clouds" came along.

1999 was pure 80's latch key kid anxiety. cool

Crystal Ball still makes you believe he could see the future. eek

SOTT tells you that stuff around you is for real going on. neutral

The Future tells you he could see the future. lol

but Paisley Park SONG is an afterlife full of forgivness.

"And life won't be so bad. In Paisley Park."

I've always loved this genre (of his).

Thanks for starting this thread.




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Reply #6 posted 08/26/16 8:19pm

journalism16

I love that song as well. I listened to it the night he passed, and tried my hardest not to cry while watching this and other videos on MTV. biggrin

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Reply #7 posted 08/26/16 8:32pm

eightiesbrat

I love this song! Just listened to the extended version yesterday in fact. I love the message/lyrics as well as the music. It makes me feel good
We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #8 posted 08/26/16 8:33pm

PurpleDiamonds
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Love this song also...
Named my dog Paisley 11 yrs ago, was listening to it when I got him.
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Reply #9 posted 08/26/16 8:48pm

morningsong

Been listening to it all day, smiling.
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Reply #10 posted 08/26/16 9:55pm

IstenSzek

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the extended version with the guitar and the seaguls love

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #11 posted 08/26/16 10:31pm

PeteSilas

it was my favorite on ATIAD, in fact, i am an indian who grew up on mainly black music, so id' never heard no crazy shit like that. great tune, should have been a single but the timing probably wouldn't have worked, it was the era of what? madonna, flock of beagualls. Opened up a whole world for me, i wanted to hear every beatles song, every jimi song, every psychedelic song, changed my life.

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Reply #12 posted 08/27/16 12:11am

thedance

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IstenSzek said:

the extended version with the guitar and the seaguls love

Yes: nod

very psycadelic... big love from me... music

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #13 posted 08/27/16 1:35am

gandorb

Paisley Park is one of his iconic songs to me. It is distinct and beautiful musically and lyricallly. It sure let me know that there was more to his heart than his narcissitic image at the time. It was key, along with Condition of the Heart, to making ATWIAD one of my all time favorites.

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Reply #14 posted 08/27/16 2:02am

Rightly

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yeah
there's a few songs on ATWIAD that makes the album an outstanding classic.
This is one of them.

it was awe-inspiring for me at the time!

small circles, big wheels!
I've got a pretty firm grip on the obvious!
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Reply #15 posted 08/27/16 3:35am

remko

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Its a great song. Very good lyrics. I would say e relatively complex idea told in a very simple an understandable way. I did take that lifetime lease.

Must have been a key song for prince, as he did not name a certain bit of real estate we are not discussing here paisley park as well.

There is a park that is known
4 the face it attracts
Colorful people whose hair
On 1 side is swept back
The smile on their faces
It speaks of profound inner peace
Ask where they're going
They'll tell U nowhere
They've taken a lifetime lease
On Paisley Park
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Reply #16 posted 08/27/16 5:32am

Doozer

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His count-off at the beginning is one of those rare moments on a released track that his "stoned" voice made the cut. Reminds me of how he sounds on the When Doves Scream rehearsal. And that's just the first 10 seconds of the song, and it gets even better from there. Love it from start to finish.
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I *like* the 12" version but don't completely love it. The quick cuts and edits of the "Paisley Park" chants always hug me a bit. But you can't argue with seagulls and cool guitars.
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 #17 posted 08/27/16 7:21am

DarkKnight1

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Love that track. Both Paisley Park and Pop Life are fantastic simple pop tracks on a more complex prince album.
(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #18 posted 08/27/16 7:25am

BillieBalloon

Prince and his dreams, I've always loved it.
Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
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Reply #19 posted 08/27/16 7:56am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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It's such a FEEL GOOD song. biggrin

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #20 posted 08/27/16 11:48am

eyewishuheaven

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One o' my all-time faves.

BUT: I always thought it was dolphins on the 12" version! You guys sure those are seagulls?

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #21 posted 08/27/16 1:15pm

Latin

Was the song ever released as a single somewhere in Europe?
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Reply #22 posted 08/27/16 1:25pm

Latin

It's also perfect that on the album it segue ways to the other best song on the album: "Condition of The Heart"...
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Reply #23 posted 08/27/16 1:48pm

StudioA1992

Wow... what a song!

I was 18 yrs old, just bought ATWIAD and after listening to it, knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. I was going to Paisley Park.

I look at that first of many "colorful people who's hair on one side is swept back" photo in that passport of mine and see all the stamps from ATWI my lifetime and can't believe the life I've had and that I did make it to Paisley Park and I owe it all to Prince.

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Reply #24 posted 08/27/16 2:33pm

bigtimefan

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StudioA1992 said:

Wow... what a song!

I was 18 yrs old, just bought ATWIAD and after listening to it, knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. I was going to Paisley Park.

I look at that first of many "colorful people who's hair on one side is swept back" photo in that passport of mine and see all the stamps from ATWI my lifetime and can't believe the life I've had and that I did make it to Paisley Park and I owe it all to Prince.

So Cool! Good for you! I am one of those that swept my hair back on one side too! When did you make it to PP?

.

Back to topic: Loved this song and the LP when it came out, and to be honest had completely forgotten about it. Amazingly, when I read the above lyrics, I remembered the words and tempo immediately. One of his many songs that really are timeless.....

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
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Reply #25 posted 08/27/16 2:35pm

morningsong

ATWIAD ranks #2 as my most favorite, so there's that.
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Reply #26 posted 08/27/16 4:03pm

PeteSilas

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ATWIAD ranks #2 as my most favorite, so there's that.

interesting, i was just looking a rolling stones record guide for all of his albums, in the 80's, atwiad gets the lowest score for any of the 80's albums. some people didn't like it, Jimmy jam was pretty critical of it along with some critics. I do remember the usa today review lauding it because, well, the white rock critics recalled the psychedelic era with great fondness. Oddly enough, prince, as he did many times, would not give the main group the critics named, the beatles, as an influence. He insisted it was a funky album and it's true. one critic tried to say that ATWiad was more temptations psychedelia than beatles, I don't think that's true. Also, not everything on the album is even that far out, the ladder, Poplife, America,condition of the heart aren't really all that psychedelic are they? Tambourine isn't either.

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Reply #27 posted 08/27/16 4:08pm

morningsong

PeteSilas said:



morningsong said:


ATWIAD ranks #2 as my most favorite, so there's that.

interesting, i was just looking a rolling stones record guide for all of his albums, in the 80's, atwiad gets the lowest score for any of the 80's albums. some people didn't like it, Jimmy jam was pretty critical of it along with some critics. I do remember the usa today review lauding it because, well, the white rock critics recalled the psychedelic era with great fondness. Oddly enough, prince, as he did many times, would not give the main group the critics named, the beatles, as an influence. He insisted it was a funky album and it's true. one critic tried to say that ATWiad was more temptations psychedelia than beatles, I don't think that's true. Also, not everything on the album is even that far out, the ladder, Poplife, America,condition of the heart aren't really all that psychedelic are they? Tambourine isn't either.




I like it because every song on it I fully enjoy on some level. No idea about what the critics are talking about regarding eras and all that.
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Reply #28 posted 08/27/16 4:23pm

PeteSilas

morningsong said:

PeteSilas said:

interesting, i was just looking a rolling stones record guide for all of his albums, in the 80's, atwiad gets the lowest score for any of the 80's albums. some people didn't like it, Jimmy jam was pretty critical of it along with some critics. I do remember the usa today review lauding it because, well, the white rock critics recalled the psychedelic era with great fondness. Oddly enough, prince, as he did many times, would not give the main group the critics named, the beatles, as an influence. He insisted it was a funky album and it's true. one critic tried to say that ATWiad was more temptations psychedelia than beatles, I don't think that's true. Also, not everything on the album is even that far out, the ladder, Poplife, America,condition of the heart aren't really all that psychedelic are they? Tambourine isn't either.

I like it because every song on it I fully enjoy on some level. No idea about what the critics are talking about regarding eras and all that.

some of them raved over it, well, as i said, because they liked the nod towards what they considered white psychedelia. I guess, overall, the public and the critics were very mixed. He lost a ton of the fans from PR on this album, and I believe that's what he wanted.

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Reply #29 posted 08/27/16 4:29pm

morningsong

PeteSilas said:



morningsong said:


PeteSilas said:


interesting, i was just looking a rolling stones record guide for all of his albums, in the 80's, atwiad gets the lowest score for any of the 80's albums. some people didn't like it, Jimmy jam was pretty critical of it along with some critics. I do remember the usa today review lauding it because, well, the white rock critics recalled the psychedelic era with great fondness. Oddly enough, prince, as he did many times, would not give the main group the critics named, the beatles, as an influence. He insisted it was a funky album and it's true. one critic tried to say that ATWiad was more temptations psychedelia than beatles, I don't think that's true. Also, not everything on the album is even that far out, the ladder, Poplife, America,condition of the heart aren't really all that psychedelic are they? Tambourine isn't either.



I like it because every song on it I fully enjoy on some level. No idea about what the critics are talking about regarding eras and all that.

some of them raved over it, well, as i said, because they liked the nod towards what they considered white psychedelia. I guess, overall, the public and the critics were very mixed. He lost a ton of the fans from PR on this album, and I believe that's what he wanted.



He did exactly what I expected him to do with this album and it's why I've been in this for so long, the unpredictible.
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