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Reply #30 posted 08/27/16 9:25pm

teach49

I liked THIS tribute:

http://www.newyorker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CoverStory-Staake-PurpleRain-879x1200-1461274109.jpg

No words.

No, but really, the best way to do a musical tribute?...

Let him sing; there's so much live footage to show so let us see it. Let some of those who knew him tell a few stories. Let artists he wrote for sing the songs he wrote for them.

That I would watch.

[Edited 8/27/16 21:26pm]

[Edited 8/27/16 21:26pm]

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Reply #31 posted 08/27/16 9:27pm

avajane

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Honestly, I think it would just be nice if all the associated artists put their differences aside and we just got ONE solid tribute. I'm echoing what I've said in another thread. I think it's a bit irritating that there are SO MANY "tributes". It's just messy. I went to the one in L.A (even though shortly after attending I realized it was too soon for me) and was a bit dissapointed. I tried to stay positive about it because I knew it was done for him, but is was kinda...meh. The ones that tore it up were the NPG and Stevie Wonder (for the few bars of PR that he was able to sing-someone was whispering the words to him while he sang. Not fussing, I was just confused). Cassandra was amazing. There was also some guy (I don't remember his name) that performed and was reading off of his Ipad most of the time. He had great energy, but how in the HELL do you not know the lyrics to 'Baby I'm a Star' or "DMSR"?
Like, what!???...Also, I don't understand how the same 10 songs are the only ones being performed over and over again...

I want to see the Revolution but I don't have the means to go.

I think it's symbloc of the number of friends Prince had throughout the years and how he would cut ties with them only to start again with another group or protege.
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Reply #32 posted 08/27/16 9:33pm

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Tributes whose only made by A-list pop musicians who knew nothing about him but Purple Rain & When Doves Cry? yeah i hate them.

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Reply #33 posted 08/27/16 9:34pm

PeteSilas

i'm a musician who plays many Prince songs and I hate most of the tributes. there have been some excellent ones but the one thing I keep saying is that the best way to pay tribute to Prince is to raise your own game and to be more like he was, a maverick, a true professional, a perfectionist. I may do a cover of Purple Rain but I still maintain that those things are what Prince was all about, the best way to honor him is to shoot for excellence with a fearlessness rarely seen in pop music.

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Reply #34 posted 08/27/16 9:41pm

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i rather listen to this than these celebrity tributes anytime lol

http://castijes.tumblr.com/

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Reply #35 posted 08/27/16 9:44pm

PeteSilas

joeycocopuffs said:

i rather listen to this than these celebrity tributes anytime lol

like the guy said in coming to america "he good"

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Reply #36 posted 08/27/16 9:45pm

scs2000

I have hated every one I have seen done by a "major" star even before Prince was gone.

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Reply #37 posted 08/27/16 9:47pm

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avajane said:

HeavenMustBNear said:

Honestly, I think it would just be nice if all the associated artists put their differences aside and we just got ONE solid tribute. I'm echoing what I've said in another thread. I think it's a bit irritating that there are SO MANY "tributes". It's just messy. I went to the one in L.A (even though shortly after attending I realized it was too soon for me) and was a bit dissapointed. I tried to stay positive about it because I knew it was done for him, but is was kinda...meh. The ones that tore it up were the NPG and Stevie Wonder (for the few bars of PR that he was able to sing-someone was whispering the words to him while he sang. Not fussing, I was just confused). Cassandra was amazing. There was also some guy (I don't remember his name) that performed and was reading off of his Ipad most of the time. He had great energy, but how in the HELL do you not know the lyrics to 'Baby I'm a Star' or "DMSR"?
Like, what!???...Also, I don't understand how the same 10 songs are the only ones being performed over and over again...

I want to see the Revolution but I don't have the means to go.

I think it's symbloc of the number of friends Prince had throughout the years and how he would cut ties with them only to start again with another group or protege.



I mean, he made amends with a lot of the artists he has worked with in the past. There were also many artists he'd worked with that he did keep in contact with but not many people knew about it. For example, he was still helping out Tamar after her album was shelved. A bunch of people gave him a lot of mess about it claiming , "he's on to the next one" when he was the one that got her the gig with Tyler Perry. I personally think that his artists not being able to come together to do a solid tribute is because 1. Obviously they are all musicians in their own right and have shows to do themselves (well, some). 2. There are a lot of hurt feelings between these associated artists. Not all, but some. I think it has very little to do with the fact that P stopped working with some of them. Even if that was the case, after all he's done, they could take time to honor the person they were able to create great music with. He changed a lot of their lives.
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Reply #38 posted 08/27/16 9:52pm

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PeteSilas said:



joeycocopuffs said:


i rather listen to this than these celebrity tributes anytime lol





like the guy said in coming to america "he good"


eek eek eek eek eek eek eek

But he ain't no Sexual Chocolate talk to the hand
[Edited 8/27/16 21:54pm]
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Reply #39 posted 08/27/16 10:09pm

bonatoc

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Jesus.

This guy makes the MIDI file sound like The Revolution.

And what's with the roadster around 2'08?

Only the internet...

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Reply #40 posted 08/27/16 11:12pm

PeteSilas

HeavenMustBNear said:

PeteSilas said:

like the guy said in coming to america "he good"

eek eek eek eek eek eek eek But he ain't no Sexual Chocolate talk to the hand [Edited 8/27/16 21:54pm]

he's no randy watson from jackson heights, i admit, but he good.

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Reply #41 posted 08/27/16 11:14pm

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Yes, I generally don't like them.

I did like the Carnegie Hall Music of Prince tribute. THAT was a real tribute to the art of Prince music.
I generally don't care for non-Prince associate artists doing his music. Anyone from his band(s) I can get with.

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Reply #42 posted 08/27/16 11:22pm

PeteSilas

bonatoc said:

Jesus.

This guy makes the MIDI file sound like The Revolution.

And what's with the roadster around 2'08?

Only the internet...

that was they best part, it was as cryptic as prince because it didn't make any fucking sense, don't it got you wondering?

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Reply #43 posted 08/28/16 1:06am

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Me too. Yes... Like my own coz it's personal and like artwork but music... too difficult to hear others ...

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Reply #44 posted 08/28/16 11:58am

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CalhounSq said:

PurpleDiamonds1 said:

Have not liked any tributes so far to me VH1 and BET were not good, with the exception of the BET ending with Sheila E and Mayte etc was done nice and I felt as good as a tribute could get.
Oh but they bring on the tears and it really makes you miss Prince that much more.
I did see a sax video by Eric Leeds?? Done as a Trib oh that was sweet but swear the sax was crying too...

What did VH1 do?

Hahaha.. Can't believe I really typed that! I meant Billboard...
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Reply #45 posted 08/28/16 12:38pm

bonatoc

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Fdeluxe doing NC2U, with the AOA string ensemble sticking to Clare Fischer's arrangements,
was delicate and sensible.

[Edited 8/28/16 12:41pm]

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 #46 posted 08/28/16 1:07pm

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joeycocopuffs said:

i rather listen to this than these celebrity tributes anytime lol

I PAUSED 'DOLPHIN' TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT

Fckin worth it

But yeah, I'm kinda sick of the tributes now, especially those organised by celebrities. Just let the guy rest now. It's like having him die over and over again. I thought the minnesota state fair tribute was fair enough though, he was a huge part of Minnesota and practically put them on the music map. The amount of tourism Minneapolis probably has Prince to thank for must be staggering.

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Reply #47 posted 08/29/16 1:53am

joeycocopuffs

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bonatoc said:

As for the tributes before SKipper's passing,
there is this crazy japanese who replicated the Lovesexy tour,
brass bed and all. Anyone remembers his name?
Can't find his video on YT.

I think you're referring to Yasuyuki Okamura (岡村靖幸) aka japanese prince



(lovesexy stage replica starts @ 2:10) vv

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Reply #48 posted 08/29/16 2:21am

pupa1

Really don't like all this tributes, none..the goods and the bads...none can even get closer to him..more I see them like a way to gain some money or success back.

If anybody wants to do an appropriate tribute has to play his own music, not Prince's one and give the money to the charity he was supporting

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Reply #49 posted 08/29/16 5:07am

1Sasha

If a band wants to include a Prince song in its act: fine with me. I know the Academy Awards will feature both Prince and Bowie in its "In Memoriam" section in 2017 - that is, if someone there remembers to include them - they do tend to leave out people every year. Maybe the Emmys next month will salute them - they both did appear on TV from time to time. But any other official tributes - short of naming a building after him or something similar - should be over. He was such a class act - I hate seeing anything average or not the best as a tribute to him. That is why I am uncomfortable with the October concert: if they haven't booked acts at his level or very close to it ... it will just look like a money grab. JMO

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Reply #50 posted 08/29/16 5:33am

LBrent

I'm done with the tributes, as much as I understand that they're just trying to mourn him in their own way.

I can't hear Purple Rain sung one more time. Ugh

And the ones singing Nothing Compares To You, for crying out loud PLEASE SING THE CORRECT LYRICS LIKE P WROTE THEM!!!!!

"It's been 7 hours and 13 days..."

Not 15 days, not 17 days...Argh

I realize that the lyrics sung at the BET Awards were specifically changed to reflect how long P's been gone, but the others are simply singing sloppy lyrics and it sets my teeth on edge.
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Reply #51 posted 08/29/16 6:11am

partyup77

I dont care for tributes (by way of people covering his songs) either. I do not like hearing other people sing his songs and have felt this way even while he was alive. However, I am glad the tributes take place. I am much more fond of non-musical tributes such as artwork, purple lights, etc

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Reply #52 posted 08/29/16 9:10am

teach49

LBrent said:

I'm done with the tributes, as much as I understand that they're just trying to mourn him in their own way. I can't hear Purple Rain sung one more time. Ugh And the ones singing Nothing Compares To You, for crying out loud PLEASE SING THE CORRECT LYRICS LIKE P WROTE THEM!!!!!!! "It's been 7 hours and 13 days..." Not 15 days, not 17 days...Argh I realize that the lyrics sung at the BET Awards were specifically changed to reflect how long P's been gone, but the others are simply singing sloppy lyrics and it sets my teeth on edge. [Edited 8/29/16 5:34am]

Oh, yes to this.

Sigh. rolleyes

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Reply #53 posted 08/29/16 10:02am

RodeoSchro

bonatoc said:

Jesus.

This guy makes the MIDI file sound like The Revolution.

And what's with the roadster around 2'08?

Only the internet...



You lasted 2 minutes into that?!? You're a better man than I am!

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Reply #54 posted 08/29/16 10:22am

sunset3121

I can't watch anyone else cover his songs so have not seen many. His own band members are different. For anyone else, I liked the way Adele and Noel G. did it - remember him, play his songs, show his video/picture, dedicate one of your songs to him etc. I'm glad they are all doing something though.

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Reply #55 posted 08/29/16 10:30am

rnljs

Most of them are very awkward. And all I can think when I watch that is how little most of these people know of his music. You can absolutely tell when a musician is a true fan/follower.
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Reply #56 posted 08/29/16 10:45am

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They don't mean that much to me although it's good that P life and work is celebrated of course. But I've never heard someone do justice to his music and it only shows that P was on another level.
There will never be a guitar player for instance who can do justice to the guitar solos of songs like Purple Rain or The Question Of U.
And to be honest, I hope no one will ever try.
I once was at a performance from The Waterboys in 1986, where they did Purple Rain. It was nice but nothing more than that.
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Reply #57 posted 08/29/16 10:48am

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bonatoc said:

Fdeluxe doing NC2U, with the AOA string ensemble sticking to Clare Fischer's arrangements,
was delicate and sensible.


This is beautiful. But it works because they originated the song.

Otherwise, no - I do not want to hear anyone else singing Prince's songs. Maybe someday that will change - but I doubt it.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #58 posted 08/29/16 11:39am

nursev

Yeah this ship has pretty much passed neutral My memorial is remembering Prince as the beautiful man he was and all the joy his music and adventures brought to my life. I probably will always shed a tear when I think of him, but at least I got a chance to exist when he did wink May he rest in peace heart

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Reply #59 posted 08/29/16 2:03pm

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A giant choir did When Dove Cry -- pretty epic, that one.

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