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Reply #30 posted 06/01/18 1:35pm

luvsexy4all

alb69 said:

I am hoping for this " Live "

as was presented to WB by Prince in 1995

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_%22Live%22

duh..we have this already

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Reply #31 posted 06/02/18 10:10pm

206Michelle

Rebeljuice said:

If I were WB I would release a reissue of one of his better selling albums along with outtakes. Much like the PR reissue. the problem with the PR reissue was that a) millions of people already own that album. Literally millions. And b) when Prince died, those that didnt have it but were reminded they used to like it, went out and bought it before WB reissued it. And c) because the timing and quality were off.


But an album like 1999 where millions used to own it but probably don't anymore, and because it came before Prince went big time, it may be a good commercial choice. Many will remember owning it and realise they need to own it again, and many will never have owned it but know the title song well enough. Throw in outtakes and possibly a live video and it could be commercially positive.

Obviously, like most, I would prefer something more obscure and unheard, but WB will have to think commercially. If WB are to be successful with Prince's 80s catalogue they have to think the long game. And the first thing is to get Prince back on the radar for the casual listener. So before they can start releasing obscure stuff and unreleased albums, they have to use his more popular stuff to gain traction.

1999 would be my wager. That or SOTT. But personally I would save SOTT for a another day because that can be a very rich and deep release with some great outtakes, Crystal Ball, live shows, the concert movie etc. So i would wait until I have rebuilt the fanbase somewhat before releasing the real juicy stuff.

Lovesexy may be a good option because it didn't sell that well back in the day and I think is probably a lot more accessible today than it may have been back then. Plus there is an awesome live show that really shows off the genius of the man that can accompany it. A little thin on outtakes perhaps, or maybe that just means not many leaked so there could be a little gold mine for us uber fans too. Perhaps release it with TBA too as that album has always been the naughty twin to Lovesexy for me.


TL;DR WB are not going to release obscure unreleased tracks without a known album to back it up. They need to make money and gain traction with new and long lost fans. Relying on us, the hard core fan base for the long game is not a wise financial investment.

[Edited 6/1/18 1:21am]

I'm not sure that Lovesexy would be the best choice for the next release. However, when/if WB re-releases Lovesexy, I would like to see the continuous one-track album, the album split into separate tracks, unreleased material from this era, and a DVD of the Dortmund show. In addition, I hope that there would be lyrics to all of the songs as well as commentary from band members like Sheila E., Dr. Fink, and Cat Glover in order to help explain Prince's mindset when making the album. Because Lovesexy is very much a concept album, it might be helpful for a superfan to provide some interpretation and "break it down" in order to make Lovesexy more accessible to a new generation of fans. I don't think that the album needs to be re-mastered; to me, it sounds good as-is.

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Reply #32 posted 06/03/18 4:47am

leecaldon

luvsexy4all said:

alb69 said:

I am hoping for this " Live "

as was presented to WB by Prince in 1995

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_%22Live%22

duh..we have this already

We do??

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Reply #33 posted 06/03/18 5:24am

PURPLEIZED3121

worst thing about being an avid boot collector is that we have so much already. The estate needs / must work with the fan community. Imagine if the next 2projected releases are what we have already! Give me stuff like 'deliverance' EP any day of the week - that still kicks my ass!

I guess the flip side is that the general public dont have what we have so have yet to discover the gems!

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Reply #34 posted 06/03/18 6:52am

Shockalaka

Out of the releases listed in the OP, I’d be most interested in hearing a good master of the Dream Factory (3rd June 1986 configuration).
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Both Camille and the later Dream Factory configurations are equally great albums, but we’ve heard the bulk of their tracks in Sign 'O the Times already. I’d much rather go for something new and hear a studio-quality master of In A Large Room With No Light from the 3rd June configuration. music
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The rest of those releases don’t interest me much, except for maybe the Controversy documentary + live show release, since the tour was one of my favourites - so I’d again love to hear it in better sound quality.
What was that?

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Reply #35 posted 06/05/18 10:11pm

jcurley

ShaggyDog said:

Dream Factory might not be the most exciting release for us, but it could be the one to generate most interest for casual and non-fans. The music press would no doubt love it and hail it as a lost classic. I'd rather have this released first and then the time taken by WB to really get other projects right and released when they are ready and not rushed.


Well i think the idea that WB could work with bandmates to promote unreleased music. It would make it both retrospective and current as these musicuans were nit given the chance ti go public with music they helped create
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Reply #36 posted 06/05/18 11:26pm

BlueShakooo

I need some surprise-stuff!
The "Deliverance E.P".was that kind of kick that I'd love to get again.
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Reply #37 posted 06/06/18 7:05am

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My money is on Dream Factory
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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Reply #38 posted 06/07/18 1:22pm

luvsexy4all

we can see they will not listen to orgers.....

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Reply #39 posted 06/07/18 3:15pm

luvsexy4all

leecaldon said:

luvsexy4all said:

duh..we have this already

We do??

95 glam slam miami show

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Reply #40 posted 06/08/18 8:09am

leecaldon

luvsexy4all said:

leecaldon said:

We do??

95 glam slam miami show

That's not "Live". It covers tours from 87 to 93, and I don't believe we know the track listing.

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Reply #41 posted 06/08/18 8:24am

databank

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soladeo1 said:

All will be mastered/remastered with fresh artwook, accompanying media campaigns, accompanying videos, et. 1. The Rebels 2. Controversy Live! (with The 2nd Coming documentary) 3. The Time/Vanity 6/Appolonia 6/The Family (All Prince lead Vox) 4. The Camille Album 5. Roadhouse Garden 6. Dream Factory 7. The Flesh 8. The Tora Tora Tora Experience

1. Piano & A Microphone, 1983

lol

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Reply #42 posted 06/08/18 8:29am

Silvertongue7

This thread is now a lot more ironic that it was meant to be. And to think that only a few days ago I had so much hope...
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Reply #43 posted 06/08/18 8:36am

violetcrush

Silvertongue7 said:

This thread is now a lot more ironic that it was meant to be. And to think that only a few days ago I had so much hope...

Alas.....my big hope for the Roadhouse Garden/Dream Factory compilation, including the 1984 1st Ave Birthday Show continiues to be a giant pipe dream hrmph

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Reply #44 posted 06/08/18 8:44am

databank

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leecaldon said:

luvsexy4all said:

95 glam slam miami show

That's not "Live". It covers tours from 87 to 93, and I don't believe we know the track listing.

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_%22Live%22

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_The_Live_Experience

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Reply #45 posted 06/08/18 12:05pm

luvsexy4all

leecaldon said:

luvsexy4all said:

95 glam slam miami show

That's not "Live". It covers tours from 87 to 93, and I don't believe we know the track listing.

damn..i didnt know about this...does WB actually have it in their vault>????

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