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What should be on a 1996-2016 "best of" compilation?

Paisley Park should release a 1996-2016 "best of" compilation on double vinyl, single CD, download or streaming collection, etc., as a Part 2 to Warner Brothers' early 1990s singles compilation, to focus people's attention. Prince put out a lot of subpar, bland music in his last decades, but many gems - released as digital downloads, one-off singles, standout tracks on otherwise failed albums - got lost in the shuffle. There are more than enough lost classics for a double vinyl as good as anything he released in the 1980s. What should be on it? I'll keep my list here, will add/edit in coming weeks:



Free Urself

Future Soul Song

Come On

Supercute

Silver Tongue

Somewhere Here On Earth

F.U.N.K.

Beautiful Strange

U Make My Sunshine

The Daisy Chain

Golden Parachute

Revelation

...



People are missing out if they refuse to listen to his songs past 1988 ...



Exactly. That is why we need "best of" Part 2.



I prefer the unreleased music....please



The general public will only care about the 1980s stuff if Paisley Park does not reframe his second half career, focus peoples' attention. Many tracks were released in digital-only formats and aren't even available anymore. I want to hear them from quality vinyl.



let them reissue all those 1996-2010 albums first



Noone will care about those, except hardcore Prince fans who already have them. A Best Of Part 2 might help build interest for Prince's second half career; those re-releases and vault 1996-2016 could follow after that.



Personally I am very interested in hearing the last unreleased album he did with MonoNeon. I am much less interested in the 1983 piano and microphone album or repackaging of tracks that have been out as bootlegs for decades.




I remember Prince was planning the Very Best of 0(+> in response to WB The Very Best of Prince in 2001... I wonder if there was ever a complied tracklist for that unreleased album...



It makes total sense. It is very necessary. As it stands, WB's compilations define Prince's career.



there are already the 'undiscovered prince' playlists on spotify etc. ... once all of that is on streaming services you could bundle a 96-10 best off package from it ...



Paisley Park should not leave it up to Spotify to define Prince's second half career.



The Best Of Part 2 should also not just include "singles", but especially overlooked gems, tracks that fell through the cracks, that had very limited release and promotion, that never got the attention they deserved, maybe even including a few vault tracks, unreleased alternate or long versions, etc.



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Reply #1 posted 06/17/18 10:15am

ladygirl99

3121

Somebody, Somebody

Fury ( I would love to hear the SNL version I like that better than the studio version)

Call My Name

Hot Wit U

Life O the Party

Reflection

Te Amo Corazon

Black Sweat

Beautiful, Love Blessed

The Dance

Future Baby Mama

Dance 4 Me

Crimson and Clover

Sticky Like Glue

Laydown

Way Back Home

June

FunkNRoll

Breakfast Can Wait

WhiteCaps

Million $ Show

This Could B US

1000 X's & 0's

Baltimore

That is a start.

I really hope that people who are his fans of the 80s would be open-minded to listen to some of the songs in the 90s until his last official release as I had. People are missing out if they refuse to listen to his songs passed 1988. There are a lot of songs I revisited to that I since like and appreciated it. I felt bad because I was highly critical of his releases after the 80s and I made my points on here. But gosh I wish I express more appreciation when he was alive.

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Reply #2 posted 06/17/18 10:20am

yello1

I prefer the unreleased music....please

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Reply #3 posted 06/17/18 10:26am

IstenSzek

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yello1 said:

I prefer the unreleased music....please


same here! i guess they might want to do a post WB best off, but seriously, what's the point?

there are already the 'undiscovered prince' playlists on spotify etc. plus, without his post WB
albums on streaming services, how exactly are younger or new fans going to discover prince
in a different light from just a dozen minor 'hits'? if these hits don't connect to albums that
are also available, where can such a package lead anyone?

let them reissue all those 1996-2010 albums first, with lost of outtakes/sessions tracks and
live shows attached to them.

once all of that is on streaming services you could bundle a 96-10 best off package from it.

i just don't want another best off/greatest hits, even if it is a new format biggrin i just want new
music and lots of it. but you could tell, couldn't you lol


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Reply #4 posted 06/17/18 10:32am

yello1

IstenSzek said:

yello1 said:

I prefer the unreleased music....please


same here! i guess they might want to do a post WB best off, but seriously, what's the point?

there are already the 'undiscovered prince' playlists on spotify etc. plus, without his post WB
albums on streaming services, how exactly are younger or new fans going to discover prince
in a different light from just a dozen minor 'hits'? if these hits don't connect to albums that
are also available, where can such a package lead anyone?

let them reissue all those 1996-2010 albums first, with lost of outtakes/sessions tracks and
live shows attached to them.

once all of that is on streaming services you could bundle a 96-10 best off package from it.

i just don't want another best off/greatest hits, even if it is a new format biggrin i just want new
music and lots of it. but you could tell, couldn't you lol


yes wildsign prince ...well said ..and no more ReBootlegs (P&M ´83)

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Reply #5 posted 06/17/18 10:32am

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I remember Prince was planning the Very Best of 0(+> in response to WB The Very Best of Prince in 2001...

I wonder if there was ever a complied tracklist for that unreleased album...

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Reply #6 posted 06/17/18 10:54am

yello1

modified said:

Paisley Park should release a 1996-2016 "best of" compilation on double vinyl, single CD, download or streaming collection, etc., as a Part 2 to Warner Brothers' early 1990s singles compilation, to focus people's attention. Prince put out a lot of subpar, bland music in his last decades, but many gems - released as digital downloads, one-off singles, standout tracks on otherwise failed albums - got lost in the shuffle. There are more than enough lost classics for a double vinyl as good as anything he released in the 1980s. What should be on it? I'll keep my list here, will add/edit in coming weeks:



Free Urself

Supercute

Silver Tongue

Somewhere Here On Earth

F.U.N.K.

Beautiful Strange

...



People are missing out if they refuse to listen to his songs past 1988 ...



Exactly. That is why we need "best of" Part 2.





The general public will only care about the 1980s stuff if Paisley Park does not reframe his second half career, focus peoples' attention. Many tracks were released in digital-only formats and aren't even available anymore. I want to hear them from quality vinyl.



let them reissue all those 1996-2010 albums first



Noone will care about those, except hardcore Prince fans who already have them. A Best Of Part 2 might help build interest for Prince's second half career; those re-releases and vault 1996-2016 could follow after that.



Personally I am very interested in hearing the last unreleased album he did with MonoNeon. I am much less interested in the 1983 piano and microphone album or repackaging of tracks that have been out as bootlegs for decades.


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I would not buy a greatest hits. In fact I have not bought Prince4ever... That music is already available and to choose.. I only have one life and the vaults are full of post 1996 new material ... it's my opinion but I respect yours...In the vaults there are songs as good and better that we heard..THINK ABOUT IT drool3 music headbang excited

heart heart hug

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Reply #7 posted 06/17/18 11:12am

RODSERLING

If there is à greatest Hits from Sony, it has to include TMGITW, or it would be nonsense to release it.
GOLD and I HATE YOU were also top Ten Hits So they absolutely have to clear the rights to that album.
.
Hits from Musicology and 3121 too. There is something to be done and that could be interesting to the général public. I saw back in 2008, in à wreckastow, à Guy looking for a Greatest Hits from Prince. Hé specifically asked me for Musicology and TMBGITW.
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They also could clear the prince version of LOVE THY WILL BE DONE.
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Other than that,BETCHA BY GOLLY, HOLY RIVER and THE GOOD LIFE, were also top 20 Hits.
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Reply #8 posted 06/17/18 8:55pm

coldasice

ladygirl99 said:

3121


Somebody, Somebody


Fury ( I would love to hear the SNL version I like that better than the studio version)


Call My Name


Hot Wit U


Life O the Party


Reflection


Te Amo Corazon


Black Sweat


Beautiful, Love Blessed


The Dance


Future Baby Mama


Dance 4 Me


Crimson and Clover


Sticky Like Glue


Laydown


Way Back Home


June


FunkNRoll


Breakfast Can Wait


WhiteCaps


Million $ Show


This Could B US


1000 X's & 0's


Baltimore



That is a start.


I really hope that people who are his fans of the 80s would be open-minded to listen to some of the songs in the 90s until his last official release as I had. People are missing out if they refuse to listen to his songs passed 1988. There are a lot of songs I revisited to that I since like and appreciated it. I felt bad because I was highly critical of his releases after the 80s and I made my points on here. But gosh I wish I express more appreciation when he was alive.


I like all this stuff, but that would be a commercial nightmare
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Reply #9 posted 06/17/18 8:58pm

ladygirl99

coldasice said:

ladygirl99 said:

3121

Somebody, Somebody

Fury ( I would love to hear the SNL version I like that better than the studio version)

Call My Name

Hot Wit U

Life O the Party

Reflection

Te Amo Corazon

Black Sweat

Beautiful, Love Blessed

The Dance

Future Baby Mama

Dance 4 Me

Crimson and Clover

Sticky Like Glue

Laydown

Way Back Home

June

FunkNRoll

Breakfast Can Wait

WhiteCaps

Million $ Show

This Could B US

1000 X's & 0's

Baltimore

That is a start.

I really hope that people who are his fans of the 80s would be open-minded to listen to some of the songs in the 90s until his last official release as I had. People are missing out if they refuse to listen to his songs passed 1988. There are a lot of songs I revisited to that I since like and appreciated it. I felt bad because I was highly critical of his releases after the 80s and I made my points on here. But gosh I wish I express more appreciation when he was alive.

I like all this stuff, but that would be a commercial nightmare

Care to explain?

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Reply #10 posted 06/17/18 9:04pm

ladygirl99

I think the estate/warner bros should release albums to three key markets: one to the collectors, one to the mass, and to the casual listeners. Someone mentioned on that 1983 Piano and Mic thread that is the way how Bob Dylan's albums are getting released. The estate surely needs some help and ideas.

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Reply #11 posted 06/18/18 3:05am

leecaldon

Golden Parachute should not be on any compilations.

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Reply #12 posted 06/18/18 9:37am

RJOrion

clouds

my medallion

sticky like gluex's face

u know

stare

here

everywhere

time

hypnoparadise

count the days

y should eye do that when eye can do this

silicon

shut this down

groovy potential

golden parachute

my computer

one kiss at a time

breakfast can waitNorth

kamasutra

way back home

this could be us

black muse

white mansion

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Reply #13 posted 06/18/18 10:16am

Strive

Doing a best of post-WB would be super difficult since there's so many songs and certain eras' production doesn't groove together. Plastic production only sounds good when paired with other plastic production.

Here's what I came up with when limited to a single disc.

1) New World (Emancipation)
2) 3121 (3121)
3) Jam Of The Year (Emancipation)
4) What Do U Want Me 2 Do? (Musicology)
5) Tangerine Extended Mix (Rave in2 the Joy Fantastic)
6) So Far So Pleased (Rave in2 the Joy Fantastic)
7) The Work Pt. 1 (The Rainbow Children)
8) In This Bed I Scream (Emancipation)
9) Family Name (The Rainbow Children)
10) S.S.T. (S.S.T.)
11) Groovy Potential (HITNRUN Phase Two)
12) A Million Days (Musicology)
13) Beautiful Strange (Rave in2 the Joy Fantastic)
14) Last December (The Rainbow Children)

Obviously that's missing a ton of stuff. Resolution, F.U.N.K., Hide The Bone, Black Sweat, Dance 4 Me, Sticky Like Glue, etc, etc, etc. But I think it's a pretty good snapshot of what Prince was post WB for people out of the loop.
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Reply #14 posted 06/18/18 11:11am

emesem

They could make some great compilations of that period.

Also think some of the 'unreleased" things that were put out there like "Still the One" and "What If" deserve a proper release.

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Reply #15 posted 07/28/18 10:03pm

Tilikum1983

Emancipation the entire thing, sshh, rave unto yhe joy, if eye was, space, man o war, hit n run 1 and 2 lol a bit more but anything on the other hits cds I think should be excluded I mean how many copies of 1999 does a person really need
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Reply #16 posted 07/29/18 1:03am

Toofunkyinhere

Taking my personal tastes out of consideration, I think it would look something like this:

Betcha by golly wow
Somebody's somebody
Holy river
The one
Greatest romance ever sold
The work
Musicology
Call my name
Black sweat
Song of the heart
Guitar
Dance 4 me
Breakfast can wait
Baltimore
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We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #17 posted 07/29/18 6:48am

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leecaldon said:

Golden Parachute should not be on any compilations.



Why not? Please explain. Am I missing some inside/back story here?



Also think some of the 'unreleased" things that were put out there like "Still the One" and "What If" deserve a proper release.



Exactly. There have been so many "unreleased" tracks in that period; online only releases, one-off singles, albums with concert tickets, other weird releases.

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Reply #18 posted 07/29/18 10:56am

COMPUTERBLUE19
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I think that a 1996-2016 best of compiliation would need to have an older album as a "companion piece". Think something along the lines of MJ HIStory Disc 1.

Over the next few years, the marketplace will be littered with official and unofficial releases, bootlegs and what not. WHile ANOTHER hits reissue would seem redundant, there is always a market for Hits style releases. Using the MJ Disc 1 approach, package the biggest hits of the 1980's over x amount of tracks and make Disc 2 the "new" stuff (new to the casual Prince 1996-2016 material fans anyway). He/WB did this approach with the HITS 1,2,3 and it covered a decent chunk of his work from 78-93.

"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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Reply #19 posted 07/31/18 1:31am

Purplegarden

My first post here biggrin

A basic tracklist of recognisable and catchy songs for those who had never heard them before would be. This would be a 2 disc set, and I would do it mainly chronologically

Disc 1

Somebody's Somebody

The Holy River

The Love we make

The One

Come On

Sun, moon and stars

So far so pleased

Beautiful Strange

She loves me 4 me

Last December

Musicology

Underneath the Cream

Call my name

Cinnamon Girl

Disc 2

SST

Black Sweat

Fury

Te Amo Corazon

Guitar

The one u wanna c

Lion of Judah

Crimson and Clover

Colonized Mind

Dreamer

Ol Skool Company

Future soul song

Sticky like Glue

Anotherlove

Clouds

Breakfast can wait

The Gold Standard

Time

Wayback home

1000 X's and O's

Hardrocklover

Stare

When she comes

2y2d

Free Urself

Nothing too challenging there and enough oddities to keep the hardcore happy.

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #20 posted 07/31/18 7:08am

homesquid

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Limited to 18 songs:

Musicology

The Holy River

So Far So Pleased

The Greatest Romance...

The Work, Pt. 1

Call My Name

Black Sweat

Fury

Te Amo Corazon

Guitar

Dance 4 Me

Chocolate Box

Rock N' Roll Lover Affair

Hard Rock Lover

1000 X's & O's

Breakfast Can Wait

Funk N' Roll

Breakdown

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Reply #21 posted 07/31/18 7:51am

jaawwnn

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A whole pile of alternate versions since 9/10 they tended to be better.

Sarkiness aside I think it'd also help "free" these songs from whatever production method he was stuck on on a lot of these albums.

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Reply #22 posted 07/31/18 7:52am

2freaky4church
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Good Dick and a Job; bet that the shit.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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