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Thread started 11/18/16 11:36am

2freaky4church
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Make Moonbeam Levels a single!

Hope the family has their shit together with this Godlike tune we all know and love and want the general public to know what we know. Moonbeam is the greatest song ever, not just from Prince. And it has stunning lyrics. Hoping the idiot critics get it.

Do you all think it could become a hit? It sure deserves it.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 11/18/16 12:32pm

jcurley

2freaky4church1 said:

Hope the family has their shit together with this Godlike tune we all know and love and want the general public to know what we know. Moonbeam is the greatest song ever, not just from Prince. And it has stunning lyrics. Hoping the idiot critics get it.



Do you all think it could become a hit? It sure deserves it.



Agreed. To be honest and I know it sounds awful but I think loads of his tracks could be hits without Prince in the way. God I've listened to so much leaked stuff in the Las few weeks and I feel like a 12 yr again. Can't believe tracks like our destiny, open book even gold nigga. God this stuff is amazing.

They need to start curating properly. Prince must be the first artist to not only after death sustain a reputation but have a chance to start a nee career. Loads of this stuff is better than his hits
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Reply #2 posted 11/18/16 12:48pm

steakfinger

2freaky4church1 said:

Hope the family has their shit together with this Godlike tune we all know and love and want the general public to know what we know. Moonbeam is the greatest song ever, not just from Prince. And it has stunning lyrics. Hoping the idiot critics get it.

Do you all think it could become a hit? It sure deserves it.

The lyrics reflect Prince's approach to everything. He tried to write a novel but he didn't know where to begin? Of course not. He isn't a writer. Kamasutra with the NPG Orchestra? Of course not. He isn't a classical composer and has not raining therein. Jazz albums? Not hardly. Smooth jazz is not jazz. Just because you're really good at a pretty decent handful of song forms and styles doesn't mean you're an expert on EVERY style of music. Nor does it mean you know anything special about politics, religion, literature, and/or art. Arrogance leads to exposing yourself before mastery is acheived because you believe your own press and don't think you have to work at anything anymore. That's the reason for so much personal and artistic failures. Very brave and genius-infused lyrics, indeed. biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 11/18/16 12:49pm

steakfinger

Having said all that, Moonbeam Levels is a fantastic song and should most certainly be the focus. It's a great song, in fact.

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Reply #4 posted 11/18/16 12:54pm

logger

I really like it too but charts wise I do not think it would go anywhere. Not sure if it's hooky/catchy for causual/non-Prince music fans. It might do well just for being new single released since his death.

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Reply #5 posted 11/18/16 1:24pm

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Moonbeam Levels is one of his coolest unreleased tracks ever however its far from being a hit today and quite frankly never had the potential to be a hit.

For us hardcore fans it sure will be nice to finally hear this song in all its glory - bring on 11/22

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #6 posted 11/18/16 1:31pm

feeluupp

Good song but highly over rated here on the Org... From all the amazing songs and out takes from 1982... Moonbeam Levels in my opinion is not that "special".

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Reply #7 posted 11/18/16 1:36pm

jdcxc

"Head" would be the perfect single. It is no longer too dirty for radio/pop audiences and the concert clips are brilliant. Just enough edge to make it interesting.
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Reply #8 posted 11/18/16 1:37pm

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I gave it to a former rock critic and he said it was fantastic.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #9 posted 11/18/16 1:43pm

Ingela

Why? Certainly won't sell.
Induce mass suicides? Thats much more likely.

It's been stashed in the vault under copies of Carmen Electra outtakes and should stay right there where it belongs.
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Reply #10 posted 11/18/16 2:31pm

dbpdexter

I think we as Prince fans are so used to hearing this song and other outtakes that we don't realize or take for granted how good some songs are. Imagine someone who has never heard this song before then imagine how you felt when you heard this song for the first time. I can't speak for anybody else but when I first heard this song it sounded so magical to me and I really think due to him leaving us and the fact that there isn't really any other songs out in this age of music that sounds like this that "Moonbeam Levels" would be a hit and I think this song would turn alot of people on to listening to Prince and becoming fans. I think alot of people don't know Prince does songs like these. They just think of him for PR,Kiss and LRC. I hope they release it as a single because this is one of my favorite songs and listening to the lyrics it's almost like a farewell song. It's also a hard song for me to listen to now. broken

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Reply #11 posted 11/18/16 2:41pm

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The industry has changed for the worst; it wouldn't be a hit in today's market.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #12 posted 11/18/16 3:04pm

Ingela

It wouldn't and could a hit in any market ever! It's just a crap song. Its been buried for good reason.
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Reply #13 posted 11/18/16 3:43pm

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I agree. Why not release it? It's his best outtake, IMO, and a top 5 Prince song overall. Its themes would make for a rather touching single.
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Reply #14 posted 11/18/16 3:49pm

trickster

Ingela said:

It wouldn't and could a hit in any market ever! It's just a crap song. Its been buried for good reason.



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Reply #15 posted 11/18/16 3:52pm

Guitarhero

trickster said:

Ingela said:
It wouldn't and could a hit in any market ever! It's just a crap song. Its been buried for good reason.
Bart ... is this You ?

No just another person who likes to stir shit up and the reason people are leaving the org in there droves.

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Reply #16 posted 11/18/16 4:14pm

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I personally think it's a hit potential and will definitely add it to the Prince4Christmas campaign (along The Cross) if it's released. 🌙

How cool would it be to have 2 Prince songs in the charts! cool

Life Matters
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Reply #17 posted 11/18/16 4:21pm

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If Moonbeam Levels is an Album Only track, they would think about losing too much money as a single. Which is a shame, because they could just do a few multitrack remixes (instrumental, acapella, instrumental version, instrumental reprise...) and it would be great.

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Reply #18 posted 11/18/16 4:23pm

NorthC

Guitarhero said:



trickster said:


Ingela said:
It wouldn't and could a hit in any market ever! It's just a crap song. Its been buried for good reason.

Bart ... is this You ?

No just another person who likes to stir shit up and the reason people are leaving the org in there droves.


No, it's jurt another person telling the truth: no way a Prince song from 1982 could be a hit today. That's just the way it is.
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Reply #19 posted 11/18/16 4:29pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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it looks like it will be sold as a seperate MP3 if so i will buy it and not open the CD when i get it

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Reply #20 posted 11/18/16 5:00pm

Ingela

Guitarhero said:



trickster said:


Ingela said:
It wouldn't and could a hit in any market ever! It's just a crap song. Its been buried for good reason.

Bart ... is this You ?

No just another person who likes to stir shit up and the reason people are leaving the org in there droves.



Oh yeah having an opinion is bad. Must agree with everything.
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Reply #21 posted 11/18/16 5:07pm

Ingela

NorthC said:

Guitarhero said:



trickster said:


Ingela said:
It wouldn't and could a hit in any market ever! It's just a crap song. Its been buried for good reason.

Bart ... is this You ?

No just another person who likes to stir shit up and the reason people are leaving the org in there droves.


No, it's jurt another person telling the truth: no way a Prince song from 1982 could be a hit today. That's just the way it is.


Its a strange track too. I give it major props for being different and arty. Those are good things. But it's just not a track that is everyone's cup of tea. You either love it or hate it. It's not in any way shape or form a pop/rock/soul friendly track. Its it's own thing. Way out there.

People have to at least see that much.
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Reply #22 posted 11/18/16 5:07pm

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It's a great song. It probably wouldn't be a hit. It'd be nice to hold a physical single of it. Next!

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Reply #23 posted 11/18/16 5:23pm

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Ingela said:

NorthC said:


No, it's jurt another person telling the truth: no way a Prince song from 1982 could be a hit today. That's just the way it is.


Its a strange track too. I give it major props for being different and arty. Those are good things. But it's just not a track that is everyone's cup of tea. You either love it or hate it. It's not in any way shape or form a pop/rock/soul friendly track. Its it's own thing. Way out there.

People have to at least see that much.


I don't think it would be a big hit or anything. I just feel it would be a touching tribute as a single.
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Reply #24 posted 11/18/16 5:48pm

Rich

Moonbeam said:

Ingela said:
Its a strange track too. I give it major props for being different and arty. Those are good things. But it's just not a track that is everyone's cup of tea. You either love it or hate it. It's not in any way shape or form a pop/rock/soul friendly track. Its it's own thing. Way out there. People have to at least see that much.
I don't think it would be a big hit or anything. I just feel it would be a touching tribute as a single.

that would be amazing

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Reply #25 posted 11/18/16 6:03pm

Ingela

Does anyone even know what a Moonbeam Level is? And why he wants them?
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Reply #26 posted 11/18/16 6:03pm

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the companies, are not doing cd singles any more, 10 years ago the format was cancelled...

(Ok I believe you mean a download single? but, imo: NOT the same, I need hard copies.... sad )

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Reply #27 posted 11/18/16 6:16pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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Ingela said:

Does anyone even know what a Moonbeam Level is? And why he wants them?

life energy

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Reply #28 posted 11/18/16 6:22pm

Ingela

OnlyNDaUsa said:



Ingela said:


Does anyone even know what a Moonbeam Level is? And why he wants them?


life energy



Ok I guess. But the sun is usually thought of the giver of life. The moon is lit by the sun, so moon beams are just reflections of sun bouncing off the moon.

Poetic though? Yeah whatever.

Its an arty song and I'll give it that.
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Reply #29 posted 11/18/16 11:25pm

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Ingela said:

Does anyone even know what a Moonbeam Level is? And why he wants them?


does any one know how it sounds like when doves cry? or what purple rain is?

moonbeams are rays of moonlight by def.

others they: "A really nice girl, who displays a pretty little shy smile when she's happy."

so what would U like them 2 be?

playing with words, keeping us guessing, leaving space 4 our own interpretation and that little touch of graziness was always a part of what we loved in princes music and lyrics, right? at least IMO it was and is.
the only love there is is the love we make heart
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