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Thread started 11/28/16 8:50am

dsimp8

Just discovered "Empty Room"

What a song. Would love some background on it if anyone can provide.
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Reply #1 posted 11/28/16 9:07am

yeahronimo

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Always check Princevault:

http://www.princevault.co...Empty_Room

This is not music, this is a trip
No, it's not a drug, it's something more hip
Don't need no reefer, don't need cocaine
Purple music does the same to my brain
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Reply #2 posted 11/28/16 9:33am

NorthC

The video for this was shown prior to the Ultimate Live Experience concerts in 1995 on the video screens in the venue. (Brabanthallen, Den Bosch in my case.) It was a loop with Empty Room, Same December, Zannalee and 18 & Over, all of which were new to us at the time. I wish he'd done this more often, show videos of unreleased songs before a concert! biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 11/28/16 11:04am

Farfunknugin

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NorthC said:

The video for this was shown prior to the Ultimate Live Experience concerts in 1995 on the video screens in the venue. (Brabanthallen, Den Bosch in my case.) It was a loop with Empty Room, Same December, Zannalee and 18 & Over, all of which were new to us at the time. I wish he'd done this more often, show videos of unreleased songs before a concert! biggrin

Its mind blowing how much material he left us while alive. Never be another..

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Reply #4 posted 11/28/16 12:36pm

antonb

I remember watching those and thinking how great Empty Room sounded, booming over the P.A. The beat sounded a bit like Question of U. Those were the days! And the last time he came to my hometown.

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Reply #5 posted 11/28/16 12:40pm

darkroman

The 2013 to 2015 versions are amazing as he ad-libs loads over the track and gets the audience to chant.

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Probably the best known and best loved 'unreleased' track.

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lol

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Reply #6 posted 11/28/16 1:27pm

musicfan77

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What a beautiful song, along with A million miles. 2 top notch songs.

fan for life
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Reply #7 posted 11/28/16 3:28pm

TechnicolorCli
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Discovered it relatively recently myself. The 2009 Montreaux performance kills me. Every time. The guitar solo breaks my heart.
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Reply #8 posted 11/28/16 3:38pm

Dibblekins

Great, great song - and an excellent video, too!

It was apparently written after Susannah Melvoin left him.

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/16 6:19pm

pinkcashmere23

Love this song! I thought the version he did with 3rdeyegirl was great too!

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Reply #10 posted 11/28/16 6:19pm

bsprout

I love this song. My favorite version is the live concert version he played in Zurich in 2011. There used to be a clip of just this performance of Empty Room on YouTube, but as far as I can tell it was taken down over the summer, unfortunately. I would watch it over and over. It's such a beautiful, haunting song, and he performs it here with incredible emotion. I checked it another time and it was still up there, but the video was of the entire Zurich concert, so you really had to search for it. He plays it around the 1 hour mark, I think..not sure. The last time I looked for it I couldn't find it at all (not this version, anyway). If anyone knows where else I can find it, please share. He's wearing all black in it (not white or red like the other concert versions I've seen). I hope this song (and this version) winds up on a future release. I would really like to have it. It's definitely sad that there are so many gems out there that may never see the light of day.
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Reply #11 posted 11/28/16 8:08pm

LBrent

Is this the version you were looking for?

https://vk.com/video-4565803_162747800

Enjoy!

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Reply #12 posted 11/28/16 8:15pm

dance4me3121

pinkcashmere23 said:

Love this song! I thought the version he did with 3rdeyegirl was great too!


I think that's the best version. The one he put out on npgmc was really good too.
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Reply #13 posted 11/29/16 1:03am

paradise000

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Love this song!

My favourite version is the one from Montreux 2009.
It has a stunning heartwrenching guitarsolo. Just amazing.

Also his facial expressions are like he's in another place and time for a moment


The end the clip was cut abrubtly unfortunately.
Empty Room was going into to Elixer after that. I love how these two songs 'melt' together.

Elixer is also up on YT but as an individual track now.
Just watched both yesterday.



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'cause you got to know...how I feel about you babe
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Reply #14 posted 11/29/16 4:50am

bsprout

LBrent said:

Is this the version you were looking for?



https://vk.com/video-4565803_162747800



Enjoy!



Hi LBrent, it's not this one but you're warm 😉
This might've been from the same tour 'cause he's wearing the same thing.
Anyway, I enjoyed watching it. I never get sick of this song.
Thank you!
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Reply #15 posted 11/29/16 4:58am

LBrent

bsprout said:

LBrent said:

Is this the version you were looking for?

https://vk.com/video-4565803_162747800

Enjoy!

Hi LBrent, it's not this one but you're warm 😉 This might've been from the same tour 'cause he's wearing the same thing. Anyway, I enjoyed watching it. I never get sick of this song. Thank you! [Edited 11/29/16 4:52am]

Dammit!

When I saw he was wearing black I got so excited thinking it was the performance you were looking for.

You're welcome, but I'm still sorry it's not the right one.

sad

Hang on, I think this one might be different:

https://youtu.be/gRFhENn5WVg

[Edited 11/29/16 5:07am]

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Reply #16 posted 11/29/16 9:48am

bsprout

LBrent said:

Dammit!



When I saw he was wearing black I got so excited thinking it was the performance you were looking for.



You're welcome, but I'm still sorry it's not the right one.



sad



Hang on, I think this one might be different:



https://youtu.be/gRFhENn5WVg

[Edited 11/29/16 5:07am]

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This isn't it, but thank you so much anyway!
BTW, I just looked for it and I can't find that Zurich 2011 concert video anywhere anymmore 😥 I guess that's how it is with our man Prince. Always keeping us on our toes.
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Reply #17 posted 11/29/16 9:52am

LBrent

bsprout said:

LBrent said:

Dammit!

When I saw he was wearing black I got so excited thinking it was the performance you were looking for.

You're welcome, but I'm still sorry it's not the right one.

sad

Hang on, I think this one might be different:

https://youtu.be/gRFhENn5WVg

[Edited 11/29/16 5:07am]

This isn't it, but thank you so much anyway! BTW, I just looked for it and I can't find that Zurich 2011 concert video anywhere anymmore 😥 I guess that's how it is with our man Prince. Always keeping us on our toes.


Well, mebbe it'll get reposted. Lotsa stuff keeps getting put up, taken down, reposted.

[Edited 11/29/16 9:56am]

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Reply #18 posted 11/29/16 10:12am

2freaky4church
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I do not get it. Don't like it. Give me I'll Do Anything any day.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 11/29/16 11:51am

bsprout

2freaky4church1 said:

I do not get it. Don't like it. Give me I'll Do Anything any day.



I never head this song. I hope the estate will release some of the unreleased stuff soon.
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Reply #20 posted 11/29/16 1:27pm

rogifan

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Love this song! I thought the version he did with 3rdeyegirl was great too!


Ooh I need to find this version. This, Joy In Repetition and The Love We Make are three killer songs. I'd listen to live versions of them any day over something like Cream (I don't know why he loved that song so much).
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #21 posted 11/29/16 1:41pm

anangellooksdo
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I found a 2014 3rd eye girl version (audio) and it's nice but very quiet.
I'll take 2009 anyday. Especially with the great visuals.
I also love how at Montreux he melts right into Elixir. He does a very good job on that song there - very much the consummate entertainer with the pinky sticking out and all.
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Reply #22 posted 11/29/16 3:03pm

dance4me3121

2freaky4church1 said:

I do not get it. Don't like it. Give me I'll Do Anything any day.


I don't know what to say this so I'll just do this.A great other use to do this a lot...darn it where's the "eye roll" emoticon?

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