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BartVanHemelen

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"An Emotional Visit to Prince's Paisley Park Museum Three Years After Singer's Death"

https://www.billboard.com...fter-death

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The museum experience has evolved since day one. I took a newer level of VIP tour, The Ultimate Experience, which seemed to focus more on Prince’s craft than just memorabilia. Our group of 15, which included two locals and others from as far away as London, watched a clip of Prince band member Levi Seacer, Jr. discussing how Prince recorded about 70% of “Cream” on his own, overnight, when told that the label thought Diamonds and Pearls needed another single.

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As Tomi went on to play us an early, unmastered version of Prince’s “Rock and Roll Love Affair,” which he later followed up by playing the far more rich, vibrant final to demonstrate how the recording process worked, his reverence for Prince’s work was clear. “I’m a grown-ass man and I’m nervous about touching Prince’s keyboard,” he said as he fumbled with the playback computer.

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When I first visited, part of the VIP experience was the ability to take a photo seated at one of Prince’s pianos, which enraged some fans concerned about the degradation of a precious artifact. Now, photos are taken with the piano in the background; Ultimate Experience tour-goers do get to hold one of Prince’s cloud bass guitars as long as they wear disposable white gloves. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Prince worshipper Tomi hasn’t yet worked up the nerve to hold it himself.

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Reply #1 posted 04/25/19 10:00am

PennyPurple

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Cool article, thanks Bart. It looks like PP has fine tuned some things.

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Reply #2 posted 04/25/19 1:09pm

JudasSmile

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Thanks for the link Bart.

U been bamboozled, hoodwinked, took.
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Reply #3 posted 04/25/19 1:18pm

mantaray31

Thanks Bart, that was a nice article.

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Reply #4 posted 04/25/19 4:03pm

RodeoSchro

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What a GREAT article. Thank you for posting it!

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Reply #5 posted 04/26/19 3:33am

Vannormal

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Nice article indeed. Yhank U!

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I love this bit :

"One Saturday in 2012, when I was an executive at iHeartRadio, Prince called me and started the conversation by saying, “I’ve been thinking about Michael Jackson a lot lately, not because of what happened to him, but because sometimes I think we forget to speak to one another. There’s no real musicians’ union. We can’t do a lockout [referring to a then-battle between the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and mangement].” He continued, “So I love talking to people like you from time to time and helping you appreciate that we're all neighbors. The business vs. art battle is preposterous."

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #6 posted 04/26/19 2:20pm

purplethunder3
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We need more articles like this one... thumbs up!

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #7 posted 04/26/19 3:38pm

pinkcashmere23

Good article. Thanks!

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