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Best Prince extended versions (A and B sides) of his songs

There are many awesome extended versions of Prince's songs.

Please name your favorites including extended versions of cuts that were either A and B sides.

Here are SOME of the best:

"I Wish U Heaven (part 1, 2 and 3)"

"U Got The Look (Long Look)"

"Love or $"

"God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)"

"Thieves in the Temple"

"Hello"

"Little Red Corvette"

Even "Gett Off (Housestyle remix)" is great!

These are just some of the best.
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Reply #1 posted 09/04/16 2:15pm

TrivialPursuit

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You're on a roll lately.

For me, in no order:

Raspberry Beret (I love the effect on the guitar part)

7 Minutes Mo'Quake

Thieves In The Temple ("I'm holding on, the best that I can...")

Hot Thing (Extended Remix)

Let's Go Crazy (DUH)

Erotic City (a funk workout)

America (he did say "it felt good to play it keep playing it, hopefully it sounds as good")

Shockadelica (everything about it is genius)

I Wish U Heaven (obviously)

Alexa De Paris (not even 6 minutes, but the extra bits are so good)

Little Red Corvette (MAY DAY!)

❤️ or $

Mountains

Paisley Park

Pop Life

Violet The Organ Grinder

Gangsta Glam


...the list can go on. But most of the 80s stuff from 82 (when the remixes really kicked in) to 88 or so, were just golden. It was touch n' go after that, but still plenty of good stuff. Lots of "Batdance" remixes. I love the last 3 songs on the "New Power Generation" maxi single. And the whole "Cream" EP is one long journey of sounds, front to back.


I need to include "A Love Bizarre". The album version is like going to the funk gym. "The Glamorous Life" (Club Edit) is another.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #2 posted 09/04/16 4:11pm

214

Mountains is the beSt of them all, Rasperry Beret is another one.

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Reply #3 posted 09/04/16 5:49pm

VANITYSprisonB
YTCH

U GOT THE LOOK

LETS WORK

MOUNTAINS

Every minute of last night is on my face today....
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Reply #4 posted 09/04/16 6:14pm

endiadj

214 said:

Mountains is the beat of them all, Rasperry Beret is another one.

God, yes to Rasberry Beret! I love the extended version! Pop Life, Little Red Corvette, Erotic City, Mountains, Let's Go Crazy, Alphabet St., The Greatest Romance, She's Always in My Hair (the drums at the end are hyponotizing!) Really, all of them are exceptional.

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Reply #5 posted 09/05/16 12:48am

thedance

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why choose,

I love them all...

From Sexy Dancer (Extended) 1979
all the way to Space (Universal Love Remix) 1994

I donno why he stopped with those extended versions.. ?

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #6 posted 09/05/16 12:53am

NorthC

thedance said:

why choose,

I love them all...

From Sexy Dancer (Extended) 1979
all the way to Space (Universal Love Remix) 1994

I donno why he stopped with those extended versions.. ?


They stopped somewhere around the same time that vinyl was taken over by CDs. That's probably the reason. Have we mentioned Thieves In the Temple yat? That's one of my faves.
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Reply #7 posted 09/05/16 6:48am

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The extended "Paisley Park" is my favorite. All the extra guitar work is just amazing. When I'm trying to explain to non-fans just how incredible Prince's guitar playing can be, I play them the beginning of this extended version.

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Reply #8 posted 09/05/16 3:27pm

nursev

GiggityGoo said:

The extended "Paisley Park" is my favorite. All the extra guitar work is just amazing. When I'm trying to explain to non-fans just how incredible Prince's guitar playing can be, I play them the beginning of this extended version.

Love it and LRC too cool

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Reply #9 posted 09/05/16 6:32pm

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I Wish U Heaven Parts 1,2,3

Little Red Corvette dance mix

Let's Go Crazy dance mix

She's Aways in My Hair 12"

Thieve In The Temple exended

America extended

Mountains extended

Anoterloverholeinyohead extended

TMBGITW mustang mix

Space funky stuff remix

The Good Life big city remix

And of course, the Revolution performed extended version of The Dance Electric.

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Reply #10 posted 09/06/16 7:25pm

Latin

If a new compilation album of Prince's extended versions was to be released this year, would it be a hit or not? Perhaps around the holiday season?
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Reply #11 posted 09/07/16 6:10am

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Latin said:

If a new compilation album of Prince's extended versions was to be released this year, would it be a hit or not? Perhaps around the holiday season?


Well The Ultimate Prince is as close as we'll get to that.

The B's and extendeds are so obviously candidates for bonus material on new reissued multi disc collections of the Warners era albums at least. Crazy that they haven't been already.
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Reply #12 posted 09/07/16 6:11am

Guitarhero

thedance said:

why choose,

I love them all...

From Sexy Dancer (Extended) 1979
all the way to Space (Universal Love Remix) 1994

I donno why he stopped with those extended versions.. ?

yeahthat

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Reply #13 posted 09/07/16 6:36am

mushmackalenta

my Favorite A side is I Wish U Heaven parts 1,2 and 3.

b side Erotic City.
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Reply #14 posted 09/07/16 6:41am

Genesia

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Mountains - hands down.

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Reply #15 posted 09/07/16 12:08pm

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lurking

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Reply #16 posted 09/07/16 6:01pm

DoItAllNight4U

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Guitarhero said:

thedance said:

why choose,

I love them all...

From Sexy Dancer (Extended) 1979
all the way to Space (Universal Love Remix) 1994

I donno why he stopped with those extended versions.. ?

yeahthat

"I was here in the beginning and I'll be here forever more"
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