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Thread started 05/14/19 3:01pm

PURPLEIZED3121

Graffiti Bridge - Prince songs only = a killer spiritual album!

Yes, yes I am sure this has been debated to death on here - but so what! I really wish the album was configured as follows. It would complete the spiritual triple of LoveSexy, BatMan OST & Graffiti Bridge. Looking at the 10 solid tracks to make a stand alone album I think it holds up brilliantly & would be on a par with say his 2nd tier albums [1st tier obvs being P. Rain, SOTT, 1999 etc]

I think we are ALL agreed on this!

Track list

Disc 1 PRINCE

  1. Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24)
  2. New Power Generation (3:29) 1
  3. The Question Of U (4:00)
  4. Elephants And Flowers (3:54)
  5. We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28)
  6. Joy In Repetition (4:53)
  7. Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30)
  8. Thieves In The Temple (3:20) 1
  9. Still Would Stand All Time (5:23)
  10. Graffiti Bridge (3:51)

Disc 2 ASSEMBLE YOUR CREW!

  1. Release It [performed by The Time] (3:54) 2
  2. Round And Round [sung by Tevin Campbell] (3:55) 1
  3. Love Machine [performed by The Time and feat. Elisa Fiorillo] (3:34) 3
  4. Shake! [performed by The Time] (4:01) 1
  5. The Latest Fashion [The Time/Prince] (4:02)
  6. Melody Cool [sung by Mavis Staples] (3:39)
  7. New Power Generation (Pt. II) [feat. T.C. Ellis] (2:5

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Reply #1 posted 05/14/19 3:14pm

feeluupp

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Could've been an amazing album minus the filler from the other artists and the other outakes from that era he didn't use...

Just The Question of U, Joy In Reptition, We Can Funk, Thieves In The Temple are great great songs, imagine a few more quality songs and the album would've been one of his "best".

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Reply #2 posted 05/14/19 3:16pm

jfenster

agreed

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Reply #3 posted 05/14/19 3:25pm

fakir

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Yes, yes I am sure this has been debated to death on here - but so what! I really wish the album was configured as follows. It would complete the spiritual triple of LoveSexy, BatMan OST & Graffiti Bridge. Looking at the 10 solid tracks to make a stand alone album I think it holds up brilliantly & would be on a par with say his 2nd tier albums [1st tier obvs being P. Rain, SOTT, 1999 etc]


I think we are ALL agreed on this!


Track list


Disc 1 PRINCE


  1. Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24)

  2. New Power Generation (3:29) 1

  3. The Question Of U (4:00)

  4. Elephants And Flowers (3:54)

  5. We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28)

  6. Joy In Repetition (4:53)

  7. Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30)


  8. Thieves In The Temple (3:20) 1

  9. Still Would Stand All Time (5:23)

  10. Graffiti Bridge (3:51)

Disc 2 ASSEMBLE YOUR CREW!


  1. Release It [performed by The Time] (3:54) 2

  2. Round And Round [sung by Tevin Campbell] (3:55) 1

  3. Love Machine [performed by The Time and feat. Elisa Fiorillo] (3:34) 3

  4. Shake! [performed by The Time] (4:01) 1

  5. The Latest Fashion [The Time/Prince] (4:02)

  6. Melody Cool [sung by Mavis Staples] (3:39)

  7. New Power Generation (Pt. II) [feat. T.C. Ellis] (2:5



One word: Stil would stand all time! Choir, sing please...
The Ignorant asserts,The learned doubts,The wise thinks.

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Reply #4 posted 05/14/19 4:52pm

AvocadosMax

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24)
New Power Generation (3:29) 1
The Question Of U (4:00)
Elephants And Flowers (3:54)
We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28)
Joy In Repetition (4:53)
Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30)
Thieves In The Temple (3:20)

Album ends right there for me. “Still Would Stand All Time” is a snoozefest, fam. And the title track is a joke
[Edited 5/14/19 16:55pm]
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Reply #5 posted 05/14/19 4:59pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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AvocadosMax said:

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24) New Power Generation (3:29) 1 The Question Of U (4:00) Elephants And Flowers (3:54) We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28) Joy In Repetition (4:53) Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30) Thieves In The Temple (3:20) Album ends right there for me. “Still Would Stand All Time” is a snoozefest, fam. And the title track is a joke [Edited 5/14/19 16:55pm]

no way! Still (who's the full singing will it's) Would Stand all Time" is one of his best!

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Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #6 posted 05/14/19 5:04pm

AvocadosMax

OnlyNDaUsa said:



AvocadosMax said:


Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24) New Power Generation (3:29) 1 The Question Of U (4:00) Elephants And Flowers (3:54) We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28) Joy In Repetition (4:53) Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30) Thieves In The Temple (3:20) Album ends right there for me. “Still Would Stand All Time” is a snoozefest, fam. And the title track is a joke [Edited 5/14/19 16:55pm]



no way! Still (who's the full singing will it's) Would Stand all Time" is one of his best!


I’m glad some people like it. I just never could get into it. Never appealed to me, musically or lyrically
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Reply #7 posted 05/14/19 10:05pm

Strive

The early configuration with the original version of Elephants & Flowers was pretty good. There's an amazing album buried somewhere in between Graffiti Bridge and Rave Unto.
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Reply #8 posted 05/15/19 3:49am

RicoN

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I think still would stand all time is terrible, overblown, over religious, over produced. The album is over by that point.

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Reply #9 posted 05/15/19 3:50am

PURPLEIZED3121

played it in sequence as the stand alone Prince album again last night & it's just beautiful & powerful.

Genuinley forgotten how stunning the Prince tracks were.....jesus his multi-layered guitar work on Joy In Repeitition is insane as is the utter beauty of The Q of U.

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Reply #10 posted 05/15/19 3:50am

RicoN

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AvocadosMax said:

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24) New Power Generation (3:29) 1 The Question Of U (4:00) Elephants And Flowers (3:54) We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28) Joy In Repetition (4:53) Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30) Thieves In The Temple (3:20) Album ends right there for me. “Still Would Stand All Time” is a snoozefest, fam. And the title track is a joke [Edited 5/14/19 16:55pm]

Just said exactly the same thing before reading this!

[Edited 5/15/19 3:51am]

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Reply #11 posted 05/15/19 4:45am

jaawwnn

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You can't sell me an album with the title track or New Power Generation on it as a good album. I do agree that the Prince songs were the best on there though; nix disc 2 and add a better title track and "Prince and his gang" track and get back to me.

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Reply #12 posted 05/15/19 4:47am

NouveauDance

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AvocadosMax said:

“Still Would Stand All Time” is a snoozefest, fam.

omfg

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The live versions are probably better (actually just guessing as I'm not super enough in to live stuff to remember), but I love the song. It could use a little oomph on the studio version I will admit. No argument about the limp title track.

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jaawwnn said:

You can't sell me an album with the title track or New Power Generation on it as a good album. I do agree that the Prince songs were the best on there though; nix disc 2 and add a better title track and "Prince and his gang" track and get back to me.

So true. Prince trying to pull the "we're the new kids, so get out of our way gramps" was laughable in 1990.

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[Edited 5/15/19 4:50am]

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Reply #13 posted 05/15/19 4:57am

leecaldon

Still not a great album.

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Reply #14 posted 05/15/19 5:03am

TheFman

  1. Girl of My Dreams

  2. Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
  3. We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton]
  4. The Question Of U (4:00)
  5. Thieves in the Temple (not-existing remix) ---------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Joy In Repetition (4:53)
  2. [something from vault]
  3. [something from vault]
  4. Still Would Stand All Time (5:23)

where 1+2+3 from side A + 1 from side B are the earlier bootlegged versions in clean quality.

THAT would make my killer album that goes in his 5 best list.

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Reply #15 posted 05/15/19 7:12am

lurker316

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The first half of Still Would Stand All Time puts me to sleep, but halfway through it picks up and is amazing.

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Reply #16 posted 05/15/19 7:17am

PURPLEIZED3121

AvocadosMax said:

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24) New Power Generation (3:29) 1 The Question Of U (4:00) Elephants And Flowers (3:54) We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28) Joy In Repetition (4:53) Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30) Thieves In The Temple (3:20) Album ends right there for me. “Still Would Stand All Time” is a snoozefest, fam. And the title track is a joke [Edited 5/14/19 16:55pm]

Still would stand all time....a SNOOZE FEST!!...surely not?! Straight out of church & beautifully sung. How very dare you!

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Reply #17 posted 05/15/19 9:12am

stillwaiting

Isn't there somebody on here that has made this thread worded differently like 5 times, just with a different title? This has been discussed to death. The only thing Prince needed was an album every 3 years, as he was flooding the market. The Time songs would have been better on Pandemonium,

except The Latest Fashion, which was TONS better as My Summertime Thang

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Reply #18 posted 05/15/19 12:28pm

McD

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Prince songs only is an album as good as Lovesexy. Even the worst Prince moment (Tick Tick Bang) beats the associated numbers.

And I’ve always loved the title track.
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Reply #19 posted 05/15/19 12:40pm

rdhull

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stillwaiting said:

Isn't there somebody on here that has made this thread worded differently like 5 times, just with a different title?

You have to consider the author/source.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #20 posted 05/15/19 12:46pm

fabriziovenera
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I hate, hate, hate the mixed beginning of Joy in Repetition

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Reply #21 posted 05/15/19 12:53pm

stillwaiting

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I hate, hate, hate the mixed beginning of Joy in Repetition

And when the estate or Troy stumble upon the Holy Grail of the pristine JIR, they will have a box of TC Ellis Bambi alternates and immediately forget about JIR. Trust me. This.

"If U ever lose some1 dear 2 U, Never say the words they're gone....They'll come back."
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Reply #22 posted 05/15/19 3:05pm

BoraBora



1) Can't Stop This Feeling I Got

2) Thieves In The Temple (Full Lenght Version)

3) The Question Of U

4) Elephants & Flowers

5) The Grand Progression

6) We Can Funk (faded)

7) Joy In Repetition (original drum intro)

8) God Is Alive

9) Still Would Stand On Time

10) New Power Generation (Pt.1 + Pt. 2)

This is how I sequenced GB for my listening pleasure.

And believe me, in this way it is really a listening pleasure, on par with his classic albums.



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Reply #23 posted 05/15/19 3:10pm

radicalrojo

For the life of me, I don’t understand how Pink Cashmere didn’t make it onto the GB record.
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Reply #24 posted 05/15/19 3:12pm

BoraBora

fabriziovenerandi said:

I hate, hate, hate the mixed beginning of Joy in Repetition

Me too, on the same level I hate the CB "Crucial" inglorious fade out and the CB obscene "Last Heart" NPG operator intro.



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Reply #25 posted 05/16/19 4:28am

PURPLEIZED3121

radicalrojo said:

For the life of me, I don’t understand how Pink Cashmere didn’t make it onto the GB record.

didn't realise it was a consideration, regardless it would have not fit in thematically at all IMHO in terms of lyrics & sound.

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Reply #26 posted 05/16/19 5:34am

SquirrelMeat76

Disc 1 PRINCE

  1. Can't Stop This Feeling I Got (4:24)
  2. New Power Generation (3:29) 1
  3. The Question Of U (4:00)
  4. Elephants And Flowers (3:54)
  5. We Can Funk [feat. George Clinton] (5:28)
  6. Joy In Repetition (4:53)
  7. Tick, Tick, Bang (3:30)
  8. Thieves In The Temple (3:20) 1
  9. Still Would Stand All Time (5:23)
  10. Graffiti Bridge (3:51)

Considering the non Prince songs are not very good, this would make it a better album, but apart from Question Of U and Joy In Repetition there's not much there I love.

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Reply #27 posted 05/16/19 6:48am

Milty2

Ugh this would have been Prince's greatest album if it only contained his tracks. This album has the greatest concentration of Prince tracks that I love the most.

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Reply #28 posted 05/16/19 11:18am

Genesia

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falloff @ the idea of Tick Tick Bang being "spiritual." Is there a Sacrament of Splooge that I don't know about?

[Edited 5/16/19 11:19am]

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Reply #29 posted 05/16/19 12:54pm

CAL3

Milty2 said:

Ugh this would have been Prince's greatest album if it only contained his tracks. This album has the greatest concentration of Prince tracks that I love the most.

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They're all his tracks. Just because he had other people sing some of them don't make them someone else's tracks.

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Does anyone NOT consider "Melody Cool" or "Round and Round" Prince tracks? Some collaborative element on some of the tracks, heaven forbid...

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For such a notorious control freak, it's actually pretty cool hearing him delegate and share the spotlight a bit.

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