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Thread started 05/25/17 11:20pm

williamb610

Will we ever get the classic Old Friends 4 Sale song?

Alright, estate.

Forget about the version on The Vault album.

Just include this song, Old Friends 4 Sale, the bare bones drum, bass, piano, synthesizer version with the deep lyrics. Maybe on a Parade Deluxe album with All My Dreams on it for sure.

I love it. It's so poignant. Everything P says in it is relevant, especially the "maybe it'll all make sense, when I'm dead" line.

Peace and b wild!

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Reply #1 posted 05/26/17 4:36am

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If we ever get a Parade Deluxe I can't imagine it not being on it.
U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #2 posted 05/26/17 5:09am

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If we ever get a Parade Deluxe I can't imagine it not being on it.

Yes

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Reply #3 posted 05/26/17 5:24am

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He did add more to the original version, right? Strings or was it more? (not the rerecorded version).

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Reply #4 posted 05/26/17 5:24am

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And it'll probably be similar quality to the best of the circulating bootlegs... sad sad sad

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Reply #5 posted 05/26/17 5:43am

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ufoclub said:

He did add more to the original version, right? Strings or was it more? (not the rerecorded version).

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Yes. An instrumental dub of the original 1985 version, with the added strings, is featured in the film.

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[Edited 5/26/17 5:44am]

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Reply #6 posted 05/26/17 5:56am

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Love this song. It's my favorite song on The Vault album.
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Reply #7 posted 05/26/17 7:21am

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Version without the strings and horns and original lyrics is the best, especially sueged into All My Dreams. So sad and endearing. His vulnerability is so felt!

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Reply #8 posted 05/26/17 7:25am

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imprimis said:

ufoclub said:

He did add more to the original version, right? Strings or was it more? (not the rerecorded version).

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Yes. An instrumental dub of the original 1985 version, with the added strings, is featured in the film.


Could you point me to the exact moment in the film? I've never been able to get a solid answer to that question.

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Reply #9 posted 05/26/17 7:49am

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eyewishuheaven said:

imprimis said:

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Yes. An instrumental dub of the original 1985 version, with the added strings, is featured in the film.


Could you point me to the exact moment in the film? I've never been able to get a solid answer to that question.

scene

#26. Junk Music (car race @ the Hippodrome)

#27. Under the Cherry Moon (Christopher & Mary)
#28. Venus de Milo (phone booth)
#29. Old Friends 4 Sale (strings only Tricky confronts Christopher)
#30. Mountains pt 2 (Let's run away, 4 a couple of hours)

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #10 posted 05/26/17 7:56am

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"Two friends of mine got stuck in the snow"

I am worried what WB will release. The Deluxe PR is good, but there is so much more there. 100 songs written for PR (correct?) and we get radio edits. sad

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Reply #11 posted 05/26/17 8:11am

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Rev said:

"Two friends of mine got stuck in the snow"

I am worried what WB will release. The Deluxe PR is good, but there is so much more there. 100 songs written for PR (correct?) and we get radio edits. sad

Predictions on how well the Purple Rain Deluxe will sell and what is Next?

http://prince.org/msg/7/442748

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #12 posted 05/26/17 8:35am

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disc 1
Christopher Tracy's Parade

New Position

I Wonder U
Under the Cherry Moon

Girls & Boys

Life Can Be So Nice

Venus de Milo

Mountains

Do U Lie?

Kiss

Anotherloverholenyohead

Sometimes It Snows In April

disc 2

Girls & Boys (unreleased with strings)

Mountains (extended)

Alexis de Paris

Kiss (extended)

Love or Money

Love or Money (extended)

Anotherloverholenyohead (extended)

disc 3

Little Girl Wendy's Parade

An Honest Man (vocal)
An Honest Man (instrumental from UTCM movie)

I Wonder U (Prince & Wendy vocals equal w/prominent woodwind instruments)

the Question of U (instrumental)

All My Dreams

Mia Bocca (Prince on lead vocals with Jill backing vocals)

God Is Everywhere

Heaven

Old Friends 4 Sale

Neon Telephone

Others Here With Us

It's A Wonderful Day

disc 4

dvd of the videos

Kiss
Mountains

Girls & Boys

Minnesota Music Award show performance

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #13 posted 05/26/17 8:39am

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We already have it.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #14 posted 05/26/17 9:22am

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one of my top 5 Prince songs!!

Lyrical and Musical Masterpiece!!

Spooky and eerie!!

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Reply #15 posted 05/26/17 11:02am

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I first heard this one late 1985 prior to Kiss being released as a promo song for Prince's new upcoming movie

I had this one recorded about 10 times on a Maxwell tape

So I was extremely disappointed when it was never released.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #16 posted 05/26/17 12:21pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

eyewishuheaven said:


Could you point me to the exact moment in the film? I've never been able to get a solid answer to that question.

scene

#26. Junk Music (car race @ the Hippodrome)

#27. Under the Cherry Moon (Christopher & Mary)
#28. Venus de Milo (phone booth)
#29. Old Friends 4 Sale (strings only Tricky confronts Christopher)
#30. Mountains pt 2 (Let's run away, 4 a couple of hours)


Ah, so it's in the apartment in the morning, right?

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Reply #17 posted 05/26/17 2:06pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:


I first heard this one late 1985 prior to Kiss being released as a promo song for Prince's new upcoming movie


I had this one recorded about 10 times on a Maxwell tape



So I was extremely disappointed when it was never released.



I figure it's your favorite Prince song if you chose it for your screenname. Is that the case Sal? If so, is it still your favorite?
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Reply #18 posted 05/26/17 2:14pm

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rdhull said:

We already have it.

Yup, don't wait for the estate.

"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 #19 posted 05/26/17 4:16pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I first heard this one late 1985 prior to Kiss being released as a promo song for Prince's new upcoming movie

I had this one recorded about 10 times on a Maxwell tape

So I was extremely disappointed when it was never released.


Late 85? Wow, down with bootlegs pre-Black Album then? I wasn't aware of boots till early '88. Got "Charade" on vinyl that summer. music

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Reply #20 posted 05/26/17 6:23pm

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williamb610 said:

Alright, estate.

Forget about the version on The Vault album.

Just include this song, Old Friends 4 Sale, the bare bones drum, bass, piano, synthesizer version with the deep lyrics. Maybe on a Parade Deluxe album with All My Dreams on it for sure.

I love it. It's so poignant. Everything P says in it is relevant, especially the "maybe it'll all make sense, when I'm dead" line.

Peace and b wild!

.

the original version with Prince joking at the beginning and the male voice announcing the song title??

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the original verison is the best. hauting. sad. yet very good.

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my "PARADE PLUS" playlist :

C.Tracy's parade

new position

I wonder u

cherry moon

girls & boys

life can be so nice

mountains

do u lie

anotherloverholenyohead EXTENDED version

snows in April

venus de milo

old friends 4 sale

heaven

large room no light

ALL MY DREAMS

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I also had a playlist that included "sex of it" after "dreams"..

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at the risk of repeating what many people already know :

1986 was arguably the most musically creative period of Prince's career.

I'll see you tonight..
in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #21 posted 05/26/17 8:13pm

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anangellooksdown said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I first heard this one late 1985 prior to Kiss being released as a promo song for Prince's new upcoming movie

I had this one recorded about 10 times on a Maxwell tape

So I was extremely disappointed when it was never released.

I figure it's your favorite Prince song if you chose it for your screenname. Is that the case Sal? If so, is it still your favorite?

Yes lol Yes it is still my favorite, unlocks a wonderful time in life

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #22 posted 05/26/17 8:14pm

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djThunderfunk said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I first heard this one late 1985 prior to Kiss being released as a promo song for Prince's new upcoming movie

I had this one recorded about 10 times on a Maxwell tape

So I was extremely disappointed when it was never released.


Late 85? Wow, down with bootlegs pre-Black Album then? I wasn't aware of boots till early '88. Got "Charade" on vinyl that summer. music

That is the question I wish I could get a solid answer on.
Did Prince get this to a dj or two to play as a promo for the movie or was the dj just the huge Prince fan I know he was. I never knew to ask the question back then, because I assumed it would either be on the album or a Bside

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #23 posted 05/26/17 9:51pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

anangellooksdown said:

OldFriends4Sale said: I figure it's your favorite Prince song if you chose it for your screenname. Is that the case Sal? If so, is it still your favorite?

Yes lol Yes it is still my favorite, unlocks a wonderful time in life

I just listened to the original again--it really says a lot about his life at the time...and what affected Prince's life later on IMO. And, yes, that was a wonderful period in a lot of our lives...

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Reply #24 posted 05/26/17 9:58pm

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We already have it.

yeahthat It can be found on the boot called Parade Demos. Pretty much perfect quality.

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Reply #25 posted 05/27/17 1:47am

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rdhull said:

We already have it.

Indeed, the Parade Sessions boot released a few years back sounds gorgeous, I don't think an official release can improve much on sound quality. The circulating version with strings doesn't sound too good, though, and it would anyway make sense to include that one in a Parade Deluxe set.

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Reply #26 posted 05/27/17 6:50am

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purplethunder3121 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Yes lol Yes it is still my favorite, unlocks a wonderful time in life

I just listened to the original again--it really says a lot about his life at the time...and what affected Prince's life later on IMO. And, yes, that was a wonderful period in a lot of our lives...

Yes that is a part of the reason it is a favorite, it is a real response to things happening in his life, and connects the 1984-1985 period. That is why I really like Hello too and the demos. The demos always feel like I'm in a room with him late at night or early morning listening to very intimate events.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #27 posted 05/28/17 4:29pm

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A masterpiece of a song, i hope we can get it in the future in perfect sound quality. The original version is beautiful and haunting at the same time.

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Reply #28 posted 05/29/17 11:23am

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imprimis said:



ufoclub said:


He did add more to the original version, right? Strings or was it more? (not the rerecorded version).



.


Yes. An instrumental dub of the original 1985 version, with the added strings, is featured in the film.


.


[Edited 5/26/17 5:44am]



No what I'm thinking is the original version was worked on with added strings and orchestra... and is on bootleg. In other words if Prince had released it, in 1986, on Parade, it would have had the a strings and such, with the basic piano and tracks as the core underneath. So the one everyone really likes would have always been a bootleg version of an early mix.
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Reply #29 posted 05/29/17 1:01pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

disc 1
Christopher Tracy's Parade

New Position

I Wonder U
Under the Cherry Moon

Girls & Boys

Life Can Be So Nice

Venus de Milo

Mountains

Do U Lie?

Kiss

Anotherloverholenyohead

Sometimes It Snows In April

disc 2

Girls & Boys (unreleased with strings)

Mountains (extended)

Alexis de Paris

Kiss (extended)

Love or Money

Love or Money (extended)

Anotherloverholenyohead (extended)

disc 3

Little Girl Wendy's Parade

An Honest Man (vocal)
An Honest Man (instrumental from UTCM movie)

I Wonder U (Prince & Wendy vocals equal w/prominent woodwind instruments)

the Question of U (instrumental)

All My Dreams

Mia Bocca (Prince on lead vocals with Jill backing vocals)

God Is Everywhere

Heaven

Old Friends 4 Sale

Neon Telephone

Others Here With Us

It's A Wonderful Day

disc 4

dvd of the videos

Kiss
Mountains

Girls & Boys

Minnesota Music Award show performance

^ Wow... excited

Bring it on.... nod woot!

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