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Thread started 10/07/17 12:38am

paulludvig

It's gonna be a beautiful night

What do you think about this song? Perhaps not his strongest material from this period? But at the same time a fitting transitional song, don't you think? It features the Revolution, but highlights the members he kept in the band. Leeds and Fink get writing credits. Sheila is given a prominent role. And the guitar you hear throughout the song is played by Miko. It's like Prince is saying "These are the guys I'm going to go forward with"
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Reply #1 posted 10/07/17 12:49am

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paulludvig said:

What do you think about this song? Perhaps not his strongest material from this period? But at the same time a fitting transitional song, don't you think? It features the Revolution, but highlights the members he kept in the band. Leeds and Fink get writing credits. Sheila is given a prominent role. And the guitar you hear throughout the song is played by Miko. It's like Prince is saying "These are the guys I'm going to go forward with"



I have a conflictual relation with it.

Musically it is a fine jam and it is a nice Revolution live testimony (even with the overdubs).

The problem for me is that it was placed in SOTT.

It doesn't fit with all other songs in the album, it is for me the less important of all them (it is the only one I could switch with some outtake of the sessions, first of all JIR) and unfortunately it has the wrong choice mixing to let the crowd fade into the first notes of "Adore".



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Reply #2 posted 10/07/17 1:46am

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I love it I love it I love it I love it

And I think it fits in great on SOTT
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Reply #3 posted 10/07/17 3:01am

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BoraBora said:



paulludvig said:


What do you think about this song? Perhaps not his strongest material from this period? But at the same time a fitting transitional song, don't you think? It features the Revolution, but highlights the members he kept in the band. Leeds and Fink get writing credits. Sheila is given a prominent role. And the guitar you hear throughout the song is played by Miko. It's like Prince is saying "These are the guys I'm going to go forward with"



I have a conflictual relation with it.

Musically it is a fine jam and it is a nice Revolution live testimony (even with the overdubs).

The problem for me is that it was placed in SOTT.


It doesn't fit with all other songs in the album, it is for me the less important of all them (it is the only one I could switch with some outtake of the sessions, first of all JIR) and unfortunately it has the wrong choice mixing to let the crowd fade into the first notes of "Adore".




I was part of the crowd: proud of it!
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Reply #4 posted 10/07/17 4:59am

paulludvig

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paulludvig said:


What do you think about this song? Perhaps not his strongest material from this period? But at the same time a fitting transitional song, don't you think? It features the Revolution, but highlights the members he kept in the band. Leeds and Fink get writing credits. Sheila is given a prominent role. And the guitar you hear throughout the song is played by Miko. It's like Prince is saying "These are the guys I'm going to go forward with"



I have a conflictual relation with it.

Musically it is a fine jam and it is a nice Revolution live testimony (even with the overdubs).

The problem for me is that it was placed in SOTT.


It doesn't fit with all other songs in the album, it is for me the less important of all them (it is the only one I could switch with some outtake of the sessions, first of all JIR) and unfortunately it has the wrong choice mixing to let the crowd fade into the first notes of "Adore".





I agree there are better songs from the period. Interesting that you mention the overdubs. There are so many overduds on this track that you could almost call it a studio track.
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Reply #5 posted 10/07/17 5:00am

paulludvig

Ramzoo said:

BoraBora said:



paulludvig said:


What do you think about this song? Perhaps not his strongest material from this period? But at the same time a fitting transitional song, don't you think? It features the Revolution, but highlights the members he kept in the band. Leeds and Fink get writing credits. Sheila is given a prominent role. And the guitar you hear throughout the song is played by Miko. It's like Prince is saying "These are the guys I'm going to go forward with"



I have a conflictual relation with it.

Musically it is a fine jam and it is a nice Revolution live testimony (even with the overdubs).

The problem for me is that it was placed in SOTT.


It doesn't fit with all other songs in the album, it is for me the less important of all them (it is the only one I could switch with some outtake of the sessions, first of all JIR) and unfortunately it has the wrong choice mixing to let the crowd fade into the first notes of "Adore".




I was part of the crowd: proud of it!


Would have loved to have been there!
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #6 posted 10/07/17 10:01pm

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I'm with jaawwnn. It's absolutely brilliant, as I've said elsewhere. To me, The Cross into IGBABN into Adore is the greatest triple knockout he ever achieved (and even on that album there are other contenders). When you think of the scope of these three songs, it's mind boggling, the progression from spiritual maelstrom to all-out rave to personal celebration. And Beautiful Night is the top of the mountain, the moment it all lets loose and the solo party he's been playing for 70 minutes becomes a free-for-all. It's a celebration and summation of the Revolution and a remarkable piece of studio craftmanship at the same time.

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Reply #7 posted 10/07/17 11:30pm

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To me, it's the major mistep on Sign. It's totally out of place. I've tried over and over to appreciate it in the context of the album, and it's really just a turn in the punch bowl. It's a not to shabby turd of course... Don't get me wrong - it's a neat little jam. But it's just that - a neat little jam should have stayed in the live venue. It really jacks up the flow. I've made mixes and reel to reels that cut that one out. That's just my opinion.

[Edited 10/7/17 23:32pm]

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Reply #8 posted 10/08/17 12:04am

SoulAlive

it's an OK song,but it just feels like filler on the SOTT album.When you consider all the outstanding songs from that period,you have to wonder why Prince chose to put this song on the album.

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Reply #9 posted 10/08/17 3:24am

TheFman

it could have been a decent B-side for one of the singles, but it's very out of place on the album.
Don't get me wrong, i like the jam, but i'd except a song instead.
SOTT is a strange beast, it's a very solid album but actually most of the songs on their own are like just 'good to very good' but not of the level the press describe it.

SOTT - masterpiece (first and last time i use the word)
Sunshine - the most bizarre thing on the album. On itself it's not a 'great' song, yet it's the one i like and listen the most, apart from SOTT.
Housequake - overrated razz
The Cross - I can't stand it
Beautiful night - totally out of place
Adore - just beautiful
Hot Thing + It: nice, good, hot, whatever you want to call it, but not of the quality this album's supposed to be.

Oh damn i'm getting off topic, stopping here

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Reply #10 posted 10/08/17 1:10pm

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different discion 4 those who will discuss the sott movie version

http://prince.org/msg/7/4...6&pg=1

It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night/SOTT Movie

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Try it while you're being strangled
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Reply #11 posted 10/09/17 7:13am

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One of the funkiest jams he ever recorded and it just came out of messing around at a Soundcheck. Genius.
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Reply #12 posted 10/09/17 7:51pm

johnnyribcage

TheFman said:

it could have been a decent B-side for one of the singles, but it's very out of place on the album.
Don't get me wrong, i like the jam, but i'd except a song instead.
SOTT is a strange beast, it's a very solid album but actually most of the songs on their own are like just 'good to very good' but not of the level the press describe it.

SOTT - masterpiece (first and last time i use the word)
Sunshine - the most bizarre thing on the album. On itself it's not a 'great' song, yet it's the one i like and listen the most, apart from SOTT.
Housequake - overrated razz
The Cross - I can't stand it
Beautiful night - totally out of place
Adore - just beautiful
Hot Thing + It: nice, good, hot, whatever you want to call it, but not of the quality this album's supposed to be.

Oh damn i'm getting off topic, stopping here

Play in the Sunshine - not sure "bizarre" is the way I'd describe that one! That's a great track! I find the weird Beatleish backing vocals on Forever In My Life to be a lot more bizarre than Sunshine. I'm with you a little though. To reference the Beatles again, it's kind of White Albumish. I find the White Album to be my favorite for sure, even if it's not technically "their best." The whole is greater than the sum of it's sprawling parts. SOTT is the same thing to me.

But Beautiful Night takes up too much real estate when there could have been a ton of other great tracks from that era. Crystal Ball, Dream Factory, ...shit there were some real winners that got left off in place of this long one.

I won't go as far as saying it's the equivelant of Revolution #9 though... It's a rare occasion where I don't just lift the needle and call it a day when Revolution #9 hits on the White Album. It should have just ended with Cry Baby Cry. I'll generally let Beautiful Night play out when it hits.

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Reply #13 posted 10/09/17 8:01pm

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jaawwnn said:

I love it I love it I love it I love it And I think it fits in great on SOTT

love yeahthat

Brilliant track, especially in the SOTT film, but as well on the album.. woot!

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Reply #14 posted 10/09/17 8:07pm

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I will never, never, NEVER put down any track on the album: Sign O' The Times... eek eek eek

Those are top rated songs from start to end imho: cloud9



Ok:

On the album, Slow Love is perhaps a little weaker than the rest of these masterpiece songs,

However in the SOTT-film Slow Love is amazing, as well, a great sexxy ballad, when played "live".

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Reply #15 posted 10/09/17 8:57pm

lakerlaker52

Album version is really good.

And the film version absolutely smokes it.

I love the Revolution... but that SOTT band, wow.
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Reply #16 posted 10/10/17 12:45am

jaawwnn

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I prefer the album version myself, although I dont really consider it a Revolution vs. Sign o the Times band competition. So much of the track is Prince in the studio as it is, the SOTT band are playing a live version of a recorded track, the revolution are just jamming - way different.
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Reply #17 posted 10/10/17 3:28pm

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The combination of “It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night” and “Six” (SOTT rehearsals etc) is one of the few things in life guaranteed to make me smile. It never fails.

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