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BartVanHemelen

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Prince Remembered by Three Key Women in His Life

From https://variety.com/2019/...203235532/ :

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McCreary: He came in one night and said “What do you drink?” and I said “Remy Martin, why?” And he said “Order a bottle of Remy Martin a bottle of Asti Spumanti.” I I never let my guard down in the studio — you did not f— up around him, it was devastating if you did — so I said, “No, Prince, I don’t wanna drink.” “Order it!” So we had a couple of drinks and he went to the piano and started playing and we cut this song that I thought was so beautiful — he kept the beat on the pedal of the piano and he had such a gorgeous vocal range, I just loved listening to him sing. I never heard him hit a sour note, never, ever, ever. I remember being buzzed and thinking “Is this song really as good as I think it is?” And I didn’t hear it again until years later when I found it on a CD of Prince’s B-sides — and it was “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” It’s such a great song. The long version is gonna come out soon, we faded it out.

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Reply #1 posted 06/07/19 2:36pm

RodeoSchro

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Awesome, thanks!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #2 posted 06/07/19 3:06pm

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woot! drool excited perhaps as part of the rumoured 1999 reissue? excited drool woot!



and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/19 3:18pm

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Well, honk my hooter! If this happens...geez!!!!

Walking alone in the dark, I see nothing u see
I can be in a park, or flying in the…in the deep sea
I wish u’d hold my hand; then everything could b
There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged
We only want everyday 2 b a Cosmic Day
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Reply #4 posted 06/07/19 3:22pm

kingricefan

Wow! This is the song that made me realize that there was so much more to Prince and his music than partying and dancing. I hope that it will see the light of day sometime soon.

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Reply #5 posted 06/07/19 5:49pm

TrivialPursuit

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IstenSzek said:

perhaps as part of the rumoured 1999 reissue?


It does exist, but it's on indefinite hold.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #6 posted 06/08/19 3:06am

BartVanHemelen

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Why did an admin retitle this thread? It is not supposed to be about the article, but about the specific part of it that I quoted in my first post.

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Reply #7 posted 06/08/19 6:49am

PURPLEIZED3121

BartVanHemelen said:

Why did an admin retitle this thread? It is not supposed to be about the article, but about the specific part of it that I quoted in my first post.

ridiculous for Admin to this...the USP of theboody thread is the extended version of a classic track that I guess very few knew about!

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Reply #8 posted 06/08/19 1:13pm

novabrkr

So there is a female vocal part on "Nothing Compares 2 U"?

Hah, people here kept telling me that I kept imagining things when I stated that there must be. It was just obvious to me and I started really questioning my ability to hear such things.

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Reply #9 posted 06/08/19 8:27pm

Lovejunky

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BartVanHemelen said:

From https://variety.com/2019/...203235532/ :

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McCreary: He came in one night and said “What do you drink?” and I said “Remy Martin, why?” And he said “Order a bottle of Remy Martin a bottle of Asti Spumanti.” I I never let my guard down in the studio — you did not f— up around him, it was devastating if you did — so I said, “No, Prince, I don’t wanna drink.” “Order it!” So we had a couple of drinks and he went to the piano and started playing and we cut this song that I thought was so beautiful — he kept the beat on the pedal of the piano and he had such a gorgeous vocal range, I just loved listening to him sing. I never heard him hit a sour note, never, ever, ever. I remember being buzzed and thinking “Is this song really as good as I think it is?” And I didn’t hear it again until years later when I found it on a CD of Prince’s B-sides — and it was “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” It’s such a great song. The long version is gonna come out soon, we faded it out.

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lol lol lol lol lol

McCreary: There was never a hello or goodbye.

Sometimes I’d come in and they’d say

“he’s gone” — he’d packed everything up and gone to Minneapolis.

He was very spontaneous and he wasn’t communicative.

I couldn’t get a title of a song.

One time he was playing and I said

“Prince, Prince, stop — the record company and the studio need a title”

and he said,

“What’s your middle name?”

“Colleen.”

“Okay, it’s called ‘Colleen.’”

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #10 posted 06/08/19 9:06pm

TrivialPursuit

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BartVanHemelen said:

Why did an admin retitle this thread? It is not supposed to be about the article, but about the specific part of it that I quoted in my first post.


You did it wrong, clearly.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #11 posted 06/09/19 5:37pm

nelcp777

Lovejunky said:



BartVanHemelen said:


From https://variety.com/2019/...203235532/ :


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McCreary: He came in one night and said “What do you drink?” and I said “Remy Martin, why?” And he said “Order a bottle of Remy Martin a bottle of Asti Spumanti.” I I never let my guard down in the studio — you did not f— up around him, it was devastating if you did — so I said, “No, Prince, I don’t wanna drink.” “Order it!” So we had a couple of drinks and he went to the piano and started playing and we cut this song that I thought was so beautiful — he kept the beat on the pedal of the piano and he had such a gorgeous vocal range, I just loved listening to him sing. I never heard him hit a sour note, never, ever, ever. I remember being buzzed and thinking “Is this song really as good as I think it is?” And I didn’t hear it again until years later when I found it on a CD of Prince’s B-sides — and it was “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” It’s such a great song. The long version is gonna come out soon, we faded it out.



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lol lol lol lol lol



McCreary: There was never a hello or goodbye.


Sometimes I’d come in and they’d say


“he’s gone” — he’d packed everything up and gone to Minneapolis.


He was very spontaneous and he wasn’t communicative.


I couldn’t get a title of a song.


One time he was playing and I said


“Prince, Prince, stop — the record company and the studio need a title”


and he said,


“What’s your middle name?”


“Colleen.”


“Okay, it’s called ‘Colleen.’”



Why did the label need a title? Does that mean that WB owns the work?
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Reply #12 posted 06/09/19 9:03pm

Krystalkisses

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I really enjoyed this article. I really appreciated Jill Jones' candor and Susannah Melvoin always gives interesting insight.
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