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Vannormal

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When Doves Cry - version with extra synths & screaming guitar ?

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Just read an interview with Peggy Mccreary on recording (this song) with Prince:

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"I just think it’s where the song took him. I remember when we first did “When Doves Cry,” I didn’t pay much attention to it. It seemed like a big grandiose, overproduced thing. And when I listened to the original one, I see why. We came back the next day and he basically unproduced it—took out all the synths and the screaming guitars. The very last thing he did was take out the bass. He just looked at me and said, “Ain’t nobody going to believe I do this.” And it was a huge hit!"

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That 'lifting off the bass-story' we all know about, but the other instrumentation - like she says it was 'overproduced' by extra synths and 'screaming guitars' - is something I'd like to hear or know more about...

Anyone ?

(I have to admid that I haven't read the "Prince and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 - 1984"...)

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This is what we know from Princevault :

"Basic tracking took place on 1 March 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (some days after Traffic Jam and two days after Love And Sex), as the final track recorded for Purple Rain. Of note is that both the track's ascending synth-string ending and the extended part as it was played on the Purple Rain Tour ae both quite reminiscent of Traffic Jam, recording only days earlier."

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find the full interview here :

https://pitchfork.com/the...originals/

...a very nice interview by the way.

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Reply #1 posted 06/19/19 3:35am

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Another interresting detail about this Take 1 ....in his last french interview (from Schkopi site) Peggy Mccreary about WDC longer version & more produced one !

"Quelle chanson encore totalement inédite voudriez-vous voir sortir ?

Je vous ai déjà parlé de « How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore », mais il y a aussi la première version de « When Doves Cry » avant qu’il n’en fasse une version dépouillée pour que les gens entendent la version originale. Je ne sais pas si elle va sortir. Elle dure longtemps, entre 7 et 9 minutes, mais elle est intéressante."

What song totally new would you like to see release? "I've already talked to you about "How do not you call me more,"
but there's also the first version of "When Doves Cry" before it goes a bare-bones version
for people to hear the original version .
I do not know if she will go out. It lasts a long time, between 7 and 9 minutes, but it is interesting."


Source >

http://www.schkopi.com/in...lEI1afjswY

PS>>Other interrestings info in this interview about for example the long version of "How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore" always in the vault that should be released next/soon....possibly on the big rumoured 1999 DEluxe version later in the months to come by WBR !


[Edited 6/19/19 3:37am]

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Reply #2 posted 06/19/19 3:43am

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love2thenines2003 said:

Another interresting detail about this Take 1 ....in his last french interview (from Schkopi site) Peggy Mccreary about WDC longer version & more produced one !

"Quelle chanson encore totalement inédite voudriez-vous voir sortir ?

Je vous ai déjà parlé de « How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore », mais il y a aussi la première version de « When Doves Cry » avant qu’il n’en fasse une version dépouillée pour que les gens entendent la version originale. Je ne sais pas si elle va sortir. Elle dure longtemps, entre 7 et 9 minutes, mais elle est intéressante."

What song totally new would you like to see release? "I've already talked to you about "How do not you call me more,"
but there's also the first version of "When Doves Cry" before it goes a bare-bones version
for people to hear the original version .
I do not know if she will go out. It lasts a long time, between 7 and 9 minutes, but it is interesting."


Source >

http://www.schkopi.com/in...lEI1afjswY

PS>>Other interrestings info in this interview about for example the long version of "How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore" always in the vault that should be released next/soon....possibly on the big rumoured 1999 DEluxe version later in the months to come by WBR !

[Edited 6/19/19 3:37am]

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Thx. checking it out. smile

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I also like this part :

"Do you remember any material that hasn’t been released?

He came in one time on my birthday. I was like, God, couldn’t he give me my birthday off? Shit! You could always hear him walking through the courtyard because he had those high-heeled boots and he had a certain way of walking. But he was dressed totally different than I had ever seen him: black leather boots, jeans—which he never wore—white t-shirt, and a black leather jacket. We cut a rockabilly song all day long. So we finished up, and I made him a cassette and handed it to him. And he stood there at the door with a little smile on his face and threw the cassette at me and said, “Happy birthday.” And that was my birthday song. I have an unreleased Prince song. To him, that was probably the greatest gift he could have given me—a day in the studio!"

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Reply #3 posted 06/19/19 5:35am

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Didn't see there's another topic on this one.

You can close it down deraest moderators.

smile

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Reply #4 posted 06/19/19 12:40pm

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