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Thread started 02/13/19 11:41pm

RODSERLING

If Emancipation hadn't the eponym track on it,how would you call it ?

I would call it "Slave". How ironic it would be .
Every CD would be linked to each other by a chain, that you d have to break to listen to it. To create your own emancipation, in a sense.
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Reply #1 posted 02/13/19 11:59pm

McD

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Kitchen Sink
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Reply #2 posted 02/14/19 12:02am

paddypurple

Jam ‘O’ The Year
I can't think of a good signature.
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Reply #3 posted 02/14/19 5:35am

TheFman

'The Trash Can'

[Edited 2/14/19 5:36am]

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Reply #4 posted 02/14/19 6:29am

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Kit And Kaboodle

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Reply #5 posted 02/14/19 7:53am

TheEnglishGent

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The Love We Make

RIP sad
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Reply #6 posted 02/14/19 8:03am

BlueShakooo

Create your favourite single disc.
"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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DarkKnight1

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Mayte

(Insert something clever here)
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Schindlers List

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Mayte

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Reply #10 posted 02/14/19 4:08pm

luvsexy4all

despaerate for a thread

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Reply #11 posted 02/16/19 10:38pm

PeteSilas

kunta breaks free

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #12 posted 02/16/19 10:39pm

SoulAlive

New World

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Reply #13 posted 02/16/19 10:40pm

PeteSilas

RODSERLING said:

I would call it "Slave". How ironic it would be . Every CD would be linked to each other by a chain, that you d have to break to listen to it. To create your own emancipation, in a sense.

slave was a great tune, joiint to joint, the holy river, some great tunes, i don't get it when people hate on it, some forgettable tunes but whats wrong with big white mansion, courtin' time? many others.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #14 posted 02/17/19 9:41am

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RODSERLING said:

I would call it "Slave". How ironic it would be .
Every CD would be linked to each other by a chain, that you d have to break to listen to it. To create your own emancipation, in a sense.


...so it would be a shorter album?

EMACIATION

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"Had to get off the boat so I could walk on water..."
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Reply #15 posted 02/17/19 10:20am

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PeteSilas said:

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Reply #16 posted 02/17/19 10:30am

christobole

How would you call it, if neither Slave nor Emancipation were on it?

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Reply #17 posted 02/18/19 2:38pm

emesem

PLASTIQUE lol

jk....I have warm spot in my heart for Emancipation. 1996 was a great year for me and it takes me back to that time. I think the signature tracks from that album are Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife, Sex in the Summer, Holy River or Lets Have a Baby. Either of them would make a great title track.

Mayte, having poor baby Amir and settling down were what he had most on his mind at this time before tragedy struck. It would be a very different Prince that followed and I suspect he would still be with us had Amir survived.

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Reply #18 posted 02/21/19 1:56am

Bluu

Liberation or Independence

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Freedom and slavery have been recurring themes in a number of songs that Prince wrote throughout his career, starting around 1980 right up to his last album. He did a lot of interviews in 1996 to promote Emancipation and it was evident how happy he was about having been able to create this album in an environment of true artistic freedom. (Emancipation was Prince's first album to be released following the end of his contract with WB, and his third album as prince.) Emancipation was more than just an album concept; it meant something deeply personal to Prince, a point which is driven home by his choice of cover art for the album showing him breaking his chains. Not to mention the man nearly tanked his career battling WB over rights to his future master recordings and to determine his own musical output.

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So if the song "Emancipation" had theoretically been removed from the album, like fans did with the 'Love Symbol' album, I would refer to this release as the Liberation or Independence album as it reflects the symbolic statement made on the cover. I would ditch the usual practice of naming the album after one of its tracks and instead title it based on the intended theme as it marked a new chapter in Prince's career when he was becoming an independent artist.


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Reply #19 posted 02/21/19 2:27am

Bluu

PeteSilas said:

RODSERLING said:

I would call it "Slave". How ironic it would be . Every CD would be linked to each other by a chain, that you d have to break to listen to it. To create your own emancipation, in a sense.

slave was a great tune, joiint to joint, the holy river, some great tunes, i don't get it when people hate on it, some forgettable tunes but whats wrong with big white mansion, courtin' time? many others.

I don't get the hate either. IMO it is on par with any of his albums from the 80s. Different flavor but the quality of the songs are the same. Many great songs to be found! I'd add to your list Curious Child, Sleep Around, Right Back Here In My Arms, Saviour, In This Bed Eye Scream, Human Body, Soul Sanctuary, Damned If Eye Do, Sex In The Summer...I could go on. Wonderful album.

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Reply #20 posted 02/21/19 6:32am

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Bluu said:

PeteSilas said:

slave was a great tune, joiint to joint, the holy river, some great tunes, i don't get it when people hate on it, some forgettable tunes but whats wrong with big white mansion, courtin' time? many others.

I don't get the hate either. IMO it is on par with any of his albums from the 80s. Different flavor but the quality of the songs are the same. Many great songs to be found! I'd add to your list Curious Child, Sleep Around, Right Back Here In My Arms, Saviour, In This Bed Eye Scream, Human Body, Soul Sanctuary, Damned If Eye Do, Sex In The Summer...I could go on. Wonderful album.

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