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Thread started 11/22/16 8:50pm

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Would you buy an official boxset of his demos (specifically for songs eventually sang by others)

I was just listening to his "we Can Funk", "G-spot" and "the Sex of it". I love his versions.

I would love to have a boxset of his best demo recordings (cleaned up but sounding pretty much the same

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Reply #1 posted 11/22/16 9:30pm

Mintchip

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I would pay for it. 1990s prices. Top dollar. Charge me, please. This, above everything
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Reply #2 posted 11/22/16 10:53pm

dualboot

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Yes, but if it is done properly with context to the era and some info (recording dates and reason use) with it but not tossed all in a hat and not random

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Reply #3 posted 11/22/16 11:20pm

Hanklin

Well, yeah.

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Reply #4 posted 11/22/16 11:38pm

airth

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We Can Funk is, of course, a song by Prince for Prince (with a bit of help from George). I'd certainly pay to get an official release of the earlier, superior version though.

I'd absolutely buy a collection of Prince's guide tracks for other artists. His original version of Open Book is one example of a song that should be out there for everyone to hear. But I think it's going to take a while, quite possibly years, before we see this kind of release.


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Reply #5 posted 11/23/16 12:45am

kpowers

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Reply #6 posted 11/23/16 4:20am

FUNKNROLL

YES.

Would love to hear his original versions of Sheena Easton, Vanity, The Time, Sheila E, Martika...so many others.

Must include all the tracks. Consider naming it "The Prolific Experience" since that's how he wanted to be remembered - as a prolific writer.
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Reply #7 posted 11/23/16 5:59am

bwaaatch

Of course. Debating the merits of two slightly different versions of the same thing a conrnerstone of the human condition!

Great quality would be a must, but If such a set also turned up previously unheard recording, all the better.

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Reply #8 posted 11/23/16 6:24am

antonb

Do you want my bank details?... biggrin
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Reply #9 posted 11/23/16 6:24am

Militant

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Absolutely.

In fact, this is something that the Estate absolutely should do.

A licensing deal with all the artists would be good, so you could have the Prince versions and the released versions on the same set.

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Reply #10 posted 11/23/16 12:44pm

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Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #11 posted 11/23/16 1:08pm

roxy831

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Yes.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #12 posted 11/23/16 2:08pm

funkaholic1972

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

This!!! lol

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #13 posted 11/23/16 3:10pm

leadline

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Most of the stuff in the vault is demos, as Prince said on Arsenio and a few other interviews, he works the song to a certain point then either continues it for a project or puts it in the vault to revisit and finish later. This makes sense to me since halfway through one song he probably had two more in his head that he has to get out.

Diamonds and Pearls beginnings is a testament to just how much if a difference there can be between the completed demo song and the final production version with overdubs, etc. Diamonds and Pearls the song specifically off that boot is a great example of this. Most of the vault cuts we have heard so far, along with probably a large portion that we havent heard, are unfinished song to Prince as he stated in those interviews.

That being said, I would definitely buy an official box set of demos. I would also buy an official box set of the final production of those very same demos (for those that were actually completed)

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #14 posted 11/23/16 6:09pm

roxy831

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

yeahthat

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #15 posted 11/23/16 11:42pm

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Yes. But I would never by the songs if someone else sang them . I want Prince's music unchanged. Clear ,but unchanged
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #16 posted 11/24/16 12:28am

Adorecream

Totally, because most of the bootleg collections have varying qualities of mastering and just hearing Prince versions of Jill Jones songs alone is worth the purchase price.

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Hopefully they would do a decent job and choose good songs, master them well and not like put 6 or 8 songs on a disc (Unless they were like 20 minute long mixes).

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I think we need this, forget all the "Forever" type nonsense where the most known hitz are repackaged again and again. Most buyers of posthumous releases will be hardcore Prince fans anyway.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #17 posted 11/24/16 7:13am

zenarose

YES as long as it is "just Prince" biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 11/24/16 3:02pm

geetee71

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In a heartbeat!

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Reply #19 posted 11/24/16 3:07pm

SpinsterSister

yes, sure would

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Reply #20 posted 11/24/16 3:52pm

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Dumb question.. sorry lol

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nod

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Reply #21 posted 11/24/16 4:27pm

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Mintchip said:

I would pay for it. 1990s prices. Top dollar. Charge me, please. This, above everything

Me too

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Reply #22 posted 11/25/16 6:58am

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purplerabbithole said:

I was just listening to his "we Can Funk", "G-spot" and "the Sex of it". I love his versions.



I would love to have a boxset of his best demo recordings (cleaned up but sounding pretty much the same



Yes please!!
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #23 posted 11/25/16 6:04pm

scorp84

Yes, on the strength of the Vanity 6 & first 2 Time albums alone. All I ask is to keep them tight chronologically and as-is (no added parts).

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Reply #24 posted 11/25/16 6:34pm

lleall

YES

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Reply #25 posted 11/25/16 9:32pm

lust

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You know this is a Prince fan site right?

lol

To be clear, yes, I'd purchase a copy of your proposed collection.
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If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #26 posted 11/26/16 4:46am

databank

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I'll buy anything from the vault. I didn't buy 4ever because I don't wanna pay for what I already have but one song, but I will purchase any future vault release.

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