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Thread started 01/25/18 1:47am

bwaaatch

The Get Down / Purple Rain

This is one of those 'Hey, isn't this song a bit like that song' threads.

i just heard 'The Get Down' from the recent Second Coming boot (rehearsal). Nothing in the discussion on that release made this connection: http://prince.org/msg/7/449528

But the chords, the feel, the melody, the echo vocals and maybe even some of the lyrics sounds quite a lot like Purple Rain to me.

Do we have a prototype here, one year before the legendary First Av recording in August 1983?

Someone on this board http://prince.org/msg/7/450639 suggests it is not in the Tudahl book.

Anyone with me here? Any more info?

[Edited 1/25/18 3:52am]

[Edited 1/25/18 3:53am]

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Reply #1 posted 01/25/18 2:51am

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bwaaatch said:

This is one of thos 'Hey, isn't this song a bit like that song' threads.



i just heard 'The Get Down' from the recent Second Coming boot (rehearsal). Nothing in the discussion on that release made this connection: http://prince.org/msg/7/449528



But the chords, the feel, the melody and maybe even some of the lyrics sounds quite a lot like Purple Rain to me.



Do we have a prototype here, one year before the legendary First Av recording in August 1983?


Someone on this board http://prince.org/msg/7/450639 suggests in not in the Tudahl book.



Anyone with me here? Any more info?


I have not read the studio sessions so maybe someone else can chime in but it appears that PR was being worked on a few years before the film came out.
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Reply #2 posted 01/25/18 5:22am

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While I wouldn't go as far as connecting it with 'Purple Rain' (the song or project, other than Lisa riffing on her OBXa with a similar patch), there is a fair likelihood that this is a jam/rehearsal performance for an as-yet undocumented 1983 studio recording.

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