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Thread started 03/08/17 1:57pm

svenjolly

The Post-Batman Album That Could've Been (Dream Configuration)

I'm a sucker for "what could've been" scenarios with my favorite artists and lost albums, and Prince recorded so much material (or designated older tracks for near-release) following Lovesexy that it saddens me that the result of all that work that we got was a Batman soundtrack and the spotty Graffiti Bridge. I took upon myself to craft a classic "double album" (indulgent, lots of variety but still holds together, both poppy and experimental) combining material from the late '80s, believing something like this would've really put him back in favor critically if not necessarily commercially. I did grant myself a few liberties since several tracks were clearly intended for other artists, but what I came up with is something of an unrealistic ideal Prince album.

1. Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic

2. Elephants & Flowers

3. The Grand Progression

4. The Voice Inside

5. Feel U Up

6. The Question of U

7. We Can Funk

8. American in Paris

9. God is Alive

10. By Alien Means

11. We Got The Power

12. The Dopamine Rush

13. Electric Chair

14. Good Judy Girlfriend

15. Pink Cashmere

16. If I Had a Harem

17. If I Love U 2Nite

18. Moonbeam Levels

19. Joy In Repetition

20. Still Would Stand All Time

21. I Love U in Me

What do y'all think?

[Edited 3/8/17 13:58pm]

[Edited 3/8/17 14:00pm]

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Reply #1 posted 03/08/17 2:49pm

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http://prince.org/msg/7/439501

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #2 posted 03/08/17 4:00pm

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bluegangsta said:

http://prince.org/msg/7/439501


And http://prince.org/msg/7/439626 (current as well)

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #3 posted 03/09/17 5:17pm

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I know there are other threads, but tracklist threads are endless fun.

I tried compiling my list with cohesion and P's personal preference for tracklist in mind. I think that if he were to squeeze in one more 1989 album after Batman, it would be a fusion of Rave and Graffiti Bridge, a sort of colorful, soft-toned rock-pop record, but Moonbeam Levels still wouldn't be on it because fate is unkind.

Prince: Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic (Hypothetical December 1989 release).

DISC 1

  1. The Voice Inside
  2. Melody Cool
  3. Pink Cashmere
  4. Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic
  5. We Can Funk
  6. Joy in Repetition
  7. Still Will Stand All Time
  8. God is Alive, pt. 1

DISC 2

  1. I Can’t Stop this Feeling I Got
  2. If I Had a Harem
  3. Dopamine Rush
  4. Elephants and Flowers
  5. Come Outside & Play
  6. The Line
  7. The Grand Progression
  8. We Got the Power
  9. God is Alive, pt. 2

[Edited 3/9/17 17:17pm]

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