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Thread started 07/28/17 7:47am

GaryMF

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Possessed: diff versions

So happy to have Posesssed on Pr Deluxe finally, after hearing the 1985 Irrisitible Bitch/Possessed medley back in the day.

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Im not sure it's the same version in the movie scene, but I just discovered a different version on YouTube which is even better than the one on PR Deluxe.

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dont want to link to it, but it's the best studio version I've heard! He calls out Bobby Z and talks about p*ssy etc.

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So how many versions are there??

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Reply #1 posted 07/28/17 7:56am

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You can't do much better than checking princevault.com


http://princevault.com/in...=Possessed

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Reply #2 posted 07/28/17 9:25am

GaryMF

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TheEnglishGent said:


You can't do much better than checking princevault.com




http://princevault.com/in...=Possessed


Cool. I guess the version I just found is the actual 1983 Warehouse version. I like t better.
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Reply #3 posted 07/28/17 2:34pm

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Actually, people talk about an instrumental version too. So there are at least 3 versions and PVault only lists 2, the 3 being:

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1. 83 Warehouse version (which I discovered today and like better.... funkier synths)

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2. 84 Version on PR Deluxe (labelled as 83 version) with new "Oriental" type keyboard in back (as described by Peach and Black)

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3. Instrumental version (whihc I assume is just #1 or #2 without vocals, but maybe not) and was prob used in the film scene?

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I also have a boot with some rehearsal versions. Interestingly, he starts it using the same "cough.... Hurt me!" cue that he uses on Love and Sex on the PR Deluxe version. He keeps stopping them trying to get the rhythm and bass right.

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Reply #4 posted 07/28/17 2:39pm

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Yeah, the Warehouse version is awesome and easily surpasses the one on PR Deluxe, IMO.
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Reply #5 posted 07/28/17 3:58pm

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Glad to have both, the version that's on PRD makes more sense on there than the earlier version would.

I'm sure an official release of it will come some day.
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Reply #6 posted 07/28/17 5:51pm

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GaryMF said:

Actually, people talk about an instrumental version too. So there are at least 3 versions and PVault only lists 2, the 3 being:


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1. 83 Warehouse version (which I discovered today and like better.... funkier synths)


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2. 84 Version on PR Deluxe (labelled as 83 version) with new "Oriental" type keyboard in back (as described by Peach and Black)


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3. Instrumental version (whihc I assume is just #1 or #2 without vocals, but maybe not) and was prob used in the film scene?


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I also have a boot with some rehearsal versions. Interestingly, he starts it using the same "cough.... Hurt me!" cue that he uses on Love and Sex on the PR Deluxe version. He keeps stopping them trying to get the rhythm and bass right.




An instrumental version of the 84 recording is circulating.
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Reply #7 posted 07/28/17 6:00pm

GaryMF

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droppingdishes said:

GaryMF said:

Actually, people talk about an instrumental version too. So there are at least 3 versions and PVault only lists 2, the 3 being:

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1. 83 Warehouse version (which I discovered today and like better.... funkier synths)

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2. 84 Version on PR Deluxe (labelled as 83 version) with new "Oriental" type keyboard in back (as described by Peach and Black)

.

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3. Instrumental version (whihc I assume is just #1 or #2 without vocals, but maybe not) and was prob used in the film scene?

..

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I also have a boot with some rehearsal versions. Interestingly, he starts it using the same "cough.... Hurt me!" cue that he uses on Love and Sex on the PR Deluxe version. He keeps stopping them trying to get the rhythm and bass right.

An instrumental version of the 84 recording is circulating.

Is that what's used in the movie?

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Reply #8 posted 07/28/17 8:52pm

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Yeah, the Warehouse version is awesome and easily surpasses the one on PR Deluxe, IMO.



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You can really here the desperation in this version, so much better!
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Reply #9 posted 07/30/17 7:39am

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I'm probably wrong but I find it extremely hard to believe that the 83 version is a warehouse band recording: it sounds very much like a solo recording (possibly 1999 era) to me. I wonder if the "Possessive" jam version that leaked some months isn't the warehouse recording instead.

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Reply #10 posted 07/30/17 7:55am

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Huh, intriuging, for some reason I had long thought that the instrumental version was similar to the 1983 "warehouse" rendition, but listening back it's clearly just an instrumental of the released version. Possibly that's why I really liked the released version (morseso than the 83 one) and found it quite interesting and innovative, as I wasn't aware (or had forgotten) that it was identical musically to a version we had previously.

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Reply #11 posted 07/30/17 8:16am

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Huh, intriuging, for some reason I had long thought that the instrumental version was similar to the 1983 "warehouse" rendition, but listening back it's clearly just an instrumental of the released version. Possibly that's why I really liked the released version (morseso than the 83 one) and found it quite interesting and innovative, as I wasn't aware (or had forgotten) that it was identical musically to a version we had previously.

Is the instrumental just the released version minus vocals? Or is there some additoinal track to make up for the lack of vocals

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Reply #12 posted 07/30/17 12:04pm

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GaryMF said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Huh, intriuging, for some reason I had long thought that the instrumental version was similar to the 1983 "warehouse" rendition, but listening back it's clearly just an instrumental of the released version. Possibly that's why I really liked the released version (morseso than the 83 one) and found it quite interesting and innovative, as I wasn't aware (or had forgotten) that it was identical musically to a version we had previously.

Is the instrumental just the released version minus vocals? Or is there some additoinal track to make up for the lack of vocals

Good question. I think it's just the released version without vocals as you say, can't hear anything additional in the mix and if there is it's subtle enough that it's not easy to pick up on. Still a pretty cool listen though actually, as I alluded to I really enjoy the weird, slightly spooky arrangement of this version of Possessed so it's quite nice to be able to focus on listening to it without the 'distraction' of the vocals.

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Reply #13 posted 07/30/17 1:34pm

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

GaryMF said:

Is the instrumental just the released version minus vocals? Or is there some additoinal track to make up for the lack of vocals

Good question. I think it's just the released version without vocals as you say, can't hear anything additional in the mix and if there is it's subtle enough that it's not easy to pick up on. Still a pretty cool listen though actually, as I alluded to I really enjoy the weird, slightly spooky arrangement of this version of Possessed so it's quite nice to be able to focus on listening to it without the 'distraction' of the vocals.

Hmmm. don't the verses sound a bit "empty" without a lead?

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I keep meaning to go the movie and listen tot hat scene to see which version is used in the background (Released or warehouse version). The warehouse version has more synths which I like smile

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Reply #14 posted 07/30/17 1:51pm

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GaryMF said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Good question. I think it's just the released version without vocals as you say, can't hear anything additional in the mix and if there is it's subtle enough that it's not easy to pick up on. Still a pretty cool listen though actually, as I alluded to I really enjoy the weird, slightly spooky arrangement of this version of Possessed so it's quite nice to be able to focus on listening to it without the 'distraction' of the vocals.

Hmmm. don't the verses sound a bit "empty" without a lead?

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I keep meaning to go the movie and listen tot hat scene to see which version is used in the background (Released or warehouse version). The warehouse version has more synths which I like smile

Oh yeah for sure, it's clearly unfinished so to speak, and it's not something I'd return to regularly, but it's a cool curiosity for sure. I really like the warehouse version as well but I feel like the 84 version had Prince going out of his electro-funk comfort zone a little bit and producing something a bit more avant-garde and sinister and I perhaps dig it more because of that.

I just watched the scene from the movie and it's definitely the instrumental of the 1984 version that's playing.

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Reply #15 posted 07/30/17 2:44pm

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

GaryMF said:

Hmmm. don't the verses sound a bit "empty" without a lead?

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I keep meaning to go the movie and listen tot hat scene to see which version is used in the background (Released or warehouse version). The warehouse version has more synths which I like smile

Oh yeah for sure, it's clearly unfinished so to speak, and it's not something I'd return to regularly, but it's a cool curiosity for sure. I really like the warehouse version as well but I feel like the 84 version had Prince going out of his electro-funk comfort zone a little bit and producing something a bit more avant-garde and sinister and I perhaps dig it more because of that.

I just watched the scene from the movie and it's definitely the instrumental of the 1984 version that's playing.

Thanks. Saved me the trouble smile

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I like both versions but I love the 80s oberheim synths sounds so I prefer the Warehouse version.

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I actually bought a synthesizer in 86 after seeing the Purple Rain tour and tried and tried to get the FAT sound but i dind't realize then it was the analog Oberheim sound that you cant' really get from a digital synth (mine was an Ensoniq ESQ1)

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