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Thread started 08/02/17 1:04pm

Anthoknee

Prince's best "long" tracks: Appreciation thread

One thing I really dig about Prince is his love for "long" songs that go way past the 5 minute mark, this is my top 10 faves (in a particular order):

10: Purple Music

9: The Glamorous Life

8: Automatic

7: Lady Cab Driver

6: America (12" Version)

5: I Would Die 4 U (Rehearsal Version)

4: A Love Bizarre

3: Crystal Ball

2: Soul Psychodelicide (Any version, they're all long as hell)

1: Extralovable

Honorable mentions: Sexy Dancer (12" Version), Mountains (12" Version), I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3), Sex (Rehearsal Version), Alphabet St. (Rehearsal Version)

So which ones are your faves for best tracks to get lost in?

[Edited 8/4/17 3:55am]

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Reply #1 posted 08/02/17 1:21pm

mdmeridius

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My personal favourites are:
• Do Me Baby
• Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech")
• Purple Rain
• Erotic City
• Anotherloverholenyohead extended
• It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
• I Would Die 4 U
• My Name Is Prince
• Shhh
• Gold
• I Can't Make You Love Me
• Days of Wild
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #2 posted 08/02/17 1:52pm

myoki

Mountains.

My first Prince 12".
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Reply #3 posted 08/02/17 1:54pm

dance4me3121

She's always in my hair is my favorite
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Reply #4 posted 08/02/17 3:00pm

sulls

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I'm just gonna throw this out there because I want it so bad: Take Me With U

"I like to watch."
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Reply #5 posted 08/02/17 3:19pm

BlueShakooo

Let's Go Crazy
She's Always In My Hair
Girl
Mia Bocca (Jill)
101 (Sheena)
Computer Blue
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Reply #6 posted 08/02/17 4:21pm

dance4me3121

sulls said:

I'm just gonna throw this out there because I want it so bad: Take Me With U


It's circulating in near perfect quality isn't it?
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Reply #7 posted 08/02/17 5:32pm

sulls

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dance4me3121 said:

sulls said:

I'm just gonna throw this out there because I want it so bad: Take Me With U


It's circulating in near perfect quality isn't it?


I guess, but I want the REAL macaroni
"I like to watch."
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Reply #8 posted 08/02/17 5:32pm

coldasice

Mountains
I Wish you Heaven
America

Nothing fancy just my faves.
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Reply #9 posted 08/02/17 5:42pm

206Michelle

"We Can F**k" from PR Deluxe
"Computer Blue Hallway Speech" version from PR Deluxe
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #10 posted 08/03/17 11:03am

Anthoknee

206Michelle said:

"We Can F**k" from PR Deluxe "Computer Blue Hallway Speech" version from PR Deluxe

Why did I totally blank on these?! They are both amazing examples of extended tunes that actually go places... cool

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Reply #11 posted 08/03/17 11:41am

peedub

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a love bizarre

mountains

america

i hate u

i wish u heaven

laydown

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Reply #12 posted 08/03/17 11:46am

CoolMF

Erotic City

Rasberry Beret

Kiss

La La La

Shockadelica

I Wish U Heaven

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/17 1:59pm

Poplife88

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Pretty much everything from 81 to 88...with special shout outs to Theives in the Temple, Gett Off, and Come On from the 90s

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #14 posted 08/03/17 2:29pm

TheFman

The 113 min version of Had U that Prince orgnoted me earlier

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Reply #15 posted 08/03/17 2:47pm

TheEnglishGent

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I gotta say that I don't like many extended versions. More often than not I find they become repetitive and could easily be edited down to avoid that. I like a good groove but 6 extra minutes of that same groove with not much happening, not so much.

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Reply #16 posted 08/03/17 3:19pm

leecaldon

mdmeridius said:

My personal favourites are: • Do Me Baby • Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech") • Purple Rain • Erotic City • Anotherloverholenyohead extended • It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night • I Would Die 4 U • My Name Is Prince • Shhh • Gold • I Can't Make You Love Me • Days of Wild

Not aware of extended versions of

Do Me Baby

Purple Rain

It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

Shhh

Gold

I Can't Make U Love Me

Days of Wild

The longest studio versions of these I know are the album tracks.

Wait - is this just a 'songs that are longer than 5 mins thread'? That doesn't make something extended.

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Reply #17 posted 08/03/17 3:25pm

SquirrelMeat

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My favourite extended song (extended, instead of simply a 'longer version') is Thieves In The Temple. Its rare that a reworked/remixed song take the track to another level.

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Reply #18 posted 08/04/17 12:46am

TheEnglishGent

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leecaldon said:

mdmeridius said:

My personal favourites are: • Do Me Baby • Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech") • Purple Rain • Erotic City • Anotherloverholenyohead extended • It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night • I Would Die 4 U • My Name Is Prince • Shhh • Gold • I Can't Make You Love Me • Days of Wild

Not aware of extended versions of

Do Me Baby

Purple Rain

It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

Shhh

Gold

I Can't Make U Love Me

Days of Wild

The longest studio versions of these I know are the album tracks.

Wait - is this just a 'songs that are longer than 5 mins thread'? That doesn't make something extended.

[Edited 8/3/17 15:20pm]

The definition as defined by op is cloudy. Normally we'd call a song extended if it is a longer version of another song but op stated it as songs which are longer than 5 minutes, so that is why we see these songs listed.

RIP sad
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Reply #19 posted 08/04/17 3:52am

Anthoknee

TheEnglishGent said:

leecaldon said:

Not aware of extended versions of

Do Me Baby

Purple Rain

It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

Shhh

Gold

I Can't Make U Love Me

Days of Wild

The longest studio versions of these I know are the album tracks.

Wait - is this just a 'songs that are longer than 5 mins thread'? That doesn't make something extended.

[Edited 8/3/17 15:20pm]

The definition as defined by op is cloudy. Normally we'd call a song extended if it is a longer version of another song but op stated it as songs which are longer than 5 minutes, so that is why we see these songs listed.

My apologies for the vagueness, what I meant by "extended" was long tracks but it COULD include songs for which there are extended versions, as well, hence my original list...I should have just called them "long" tracks....sorry for any confusion

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Reply #20 posted 08/04/17 4:13am

james

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Kiss Extended

Mountains Extended

I Wish You Heaven, Parts 1, 2 and 3... Lovesexy IS the one! smile

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Reply #21 posted 08/04/17 4:38am

biznis

My personal favourites:

She's Always In My Hair [Classic!, the drums at the end are insane]

Hello

Kiss

Sex Me Sex Me Not [the version on Chocolate Factory was extended compared to what we got in NPGMC Year 1] ["Come on Prince don't leave em like that!"]

Paisley Park [the extra guitar is fantastic]

Let's Work

Thieves In The Temple ["Put your foot on the rock!"]

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Reply #22 posted 08/04/17 5:41am

Lovejunky

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S p a c e ~ Universal Love Remix

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/17 6:30am

djdaffy1227

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I don't normally like really long songs, songs that run past 10 minutes usually bore me by the end. That being said, I love all 19 minutes of "The Scandalous Sex Suite"!!!!

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #24 posted 08/04/17 6:36am

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I'm surprised noone mentioned Alexa De Paris. I love the sprawling music and guitar work on that instrumental.

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Reply #25 posted 08/04/17 7:01am

jillybean

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A Love Bizarre and Computer Blue are in my top five P tracks of all time.

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #26 posted 08/04/17 8:32am

Se7en

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myoki said:

Mountains. My first Prince 12".


This one. It's so good that it makes the album version sound like it's missing something.

Another suggestion would be A Love Bizarre . . . on album, a Sheila E. song but we all know it's a Prince song.

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Reply #27 posted 08/04/17 8:40am

POOK

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YEAH ONE DEM NICE BREEZY MUTHA MUTHAS

GOOD GOD!

SPLASH!

OH LAWD

YOU WANNA OPEN YOU HAT WELL OPEN IT UP!

ALFRED DONT DONT IGNORE POOK!


P o o |/,
P o o |\
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Reply #28 posted 08/04/17 9:24am

purplepolitici
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Y'all done forgot maybe his longest (over an hour n 3 mins long) n 1 o my faves, Junk Music! dancing jig

Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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Reply #29 posted 08/04/17 10:27am

gandorb

I normally don't prefer the extended songs but one I do prefer that hasn't been mentioned is the percussive mix of I Could Never Take the Place of Your Mind. It still isn't that long at a little over 8 min but it is such a great version!
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