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Thread started 06/30/17 7:28pm

cfluid

Sleep Around

I love this song always have since 1st listen. I was pleased and surprised when he performed it on the Oprah Winfrey show! He slid in2 the crowd and got mobbed, my favorite part. My only complaint is the 7:42 length on the album, very unnecessary. Not sure if there were any other performances of this song, but i did appreciate Prince choosing 2 do this one. His song choices on certain live appearances sometimes made me think that he was actually aware of what we as fans liked and wanted 2 see.

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Reply #1 posted 06/30/17 8:00pm

luvgirl

Love this song as well. headbang
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Reply #2 posted 06/30/17 8:19pm

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I love the Oprah performance, and that he put "Opraahh" into it. I wonder if he did two performances, because that 'Oprah' shot and some others look very close up. It's a bit like the glamour shot, then the regular shots. (I remember TLC joking about this when they were making "Diggin' On You" video.)

I've always said, and it's probably not a huge revelation, that Prince extended a lot of those songs for the sake of the 60 minute time on each disk. There are tag endings on a lot of songs, and things like "Sleep Around", "New World", and "Joint 2 Joint" that he was adding parts to them for the sake of the time gag.

All that aside, it is a good song. I did edit it down a bit on my end, and kept the best bits, and good flow to it. I like it better. It gets a bit droning at points. "We Gets Up" does too.

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Reply #3 posted 06/30/17 11:32pm

SoulAlive

This song would have been a perfect first single from Emancipation music

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Reply #4 posted 07/01/17 5:14am

Cloudbuster

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Fave song on the album. music

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Reply #5 posted 07/01/17 5:40am

manabean84

Love this song. One of my favs on this album!

I'm not a human
I am a dove
I'm your conscious
I am love
All I really need is to know that
You believe
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Reply #6 posted 07/01/17 7:44am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

This song would have been a perfect first single from Emancipation music




i always thought that, too...
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Reply #7 posted 07/01/17 11:23am

teiemka

RJOrion said:

SoulAlive said:

This song would have been a perfect first single from Emancipation music




i always thought that, too...


Definitely much better than BBGW, again one of those Prince WTF moments.
You battle your record label for 5 years and then after your emancipation your first single is a cover. shrug
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Reply #8 posted 07/02/17 5:35am

brassneck

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teiemka said:

RJOrion said:
i always thought that, too...
Definitely much better than BBGW, again one of those Prince WTF moments. You battle your record label for 5 years and then after your emancipation your first single is a cover. shrug [Edited 7/1/17 11:23am]


Right. A crazily misguided decision. "Sleep Around" would have kicked the whole project off with so much more momentum than a syrupy ballad.

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Reply #9 posted 07/02/17 12:00pm

cfluid

its funny, 2 see others shared similar ideas about this, because my wife and i also thought at the time Sleep Around would have made an awesome/obvious single. Either that or Somebody's Somebody. I never ever listen 2 BBGW.

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Reply #10 posted 07/02/17 12:20pm

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This is one of the Emancipation tracks that I've never particularly cared for.

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Reply #11 posted 07/02/17 12:25pm

jimmy3121

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This is one of the Emancipation tracks that I've never particularly cared for.

+1...I overall liked the Emancipation album but never felt Sleep Around.

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Reply #12 posted 07/02/17 4:21pm

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Love this one, and that instrumental part in the middle, with the full horns, gives me chills.

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Reply #13 posted 07/03/17 6:26am

thedoorkeeper

I've never thought it was too long a song.
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Reply #14 posted 07/03/17 7:01am

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Sad lost opportunity for a single: it could have moved the clubs crowds in Summer '97 nod

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Reply #15 posted 07/03/17 9:07am

OrangeClock

databank said:

Sad lost opportunity for a single: it could have moved the clubs crowds in Summer '97 nod

seriously! should've been the lead single of the album

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Reply #16 posted 07/03/17 9:17am

BoraBora



One of the real "saving grace" of the entire 3CD set.



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Reply #17 posted 07/03/17 1:21pm

dodger

I thought it sounded good on Oprah and a single with an edit and remixes would have done well.
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I think after his success with The Most Beautiful Girl In The World he went for similar sound and production with Betcha By Golly Wow
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Reply #18 posted 07/04/17 7:27pm

CaptnCrunchSoy
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Love that song. The "Opraaahh" shot was an insert. Not sure if it was taken from a second performance but my guess is that he missed it the first time and they just shot that particular part after the audience left and inserted into the performance.

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Reply #19 posted 07/05/17 9:30am

CAL3

Lazy but listenable album track (and yes, indulgently long, like so much of 'Emacipation'). Hit single? Don't kid yourselves, that ship had sailed for P at that point.

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The song DID make a nice addition to the Jam of the Year tour set list.

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Reply #20 posted 07/05/17 5:02pm

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CAL3 said:

Lazy but listenable album track (and yes, indulgently long, like so much of 'Emacipation'). Hit single? Don't kid yourselves, that ship had sailed for P at that point.

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The song DID make a nice addition to the Jam of the Year tour set list.


GTFO with "lazy." It's catchy as hell. I'll give you long, but a single edit would have fixed that. The hit single ship certainly had not sailed. It was only one year out from "I Hate U," which hit #12 in the US. Had he chosen more wisely to kick off the Emancipation era with a proper single it might have gained a bit more traction as a project. When I saw Prince on the JOTY tour in '97 the crowd went nuts when he played that song.

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Reply #21 posted 07/06/17 7:21am

cfluid

brassneck said:

CAL3 said:

Lazy but listenable album track (and yes, indulgently long, like so much of 'Emacipation'). Hit single? Don't kid yourselves, that ship had sailed for P at that point.

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The song DID make a nice addition to the Jam of the Year tour set list.


GTFO with "lazy." It's catchy as hell. I'll give you long, but a single edit would have fixed that. The hit single ship certainly had not sailed. It was only one year out from "I Hate U," which hit #12 in the US. Had he chosen more wisely to kick off the Emancipation era with a proper single it might have gained a bit more traction as a project. When I saw Prince on the JOTY tour in '97 the crowd went nuts when he played that song.

Yeah some "fans" kill me with that lazy description when it comes 2 some of Prince's work, when actually he proved 2 b the antithesis of the word. Made it look ez is more like it! Sleep Around had life and style and just maybe simple enough 4 the masses 2 consume!

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