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Thread started 06/26/19 7:38am

radici27

Which non-musical Prince offering disappointed you the most?

I don't have an answer, just curious.

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Reply #1 posted 06/26/19 9:48am

Genesia

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Since you started the thread, you should go first.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #2 posted 06/26/19 9:56am

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radici27 said:

Which non-musical Prince offering disappointed you the most?

His last 12 albums by my count.

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Reply #3 posted 06/26/19 10:26am

Mikado

VaultCurator said:

radici27 said:

Which non-musical Prince offering disappointed you the most?

His last 12 albums by my count.


A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #4 posted 06/26/19 11:35am

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"fan" sites

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Reply #5 posted 06/26/19 2:38pm

herb4

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Under the Cherry Moon and, to a lesser extent, Grafitti Bridge since I had very low expectations for that film.

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Reply #6 posted 06/26/19 3:28pm

kingricefan

The Lotusflower website....

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Reply #7 posted 06/26/19 5:01pm

LovePaisley

The 21 Nights book. I'd never seen it and was very psyched to find it last year through inter-library loan.

I was hoping for a window into his life, but what I got instead felt... contrived. Don't get me wrong, beautiful pix and I know designer clothes and 5 star hotels do reflect a part of his life, but nothing in that book showed me the man. If it wasn't going to do that, what was the point?
[Edited 6/26/19 17:02pm]
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #8 posted 06/26/19 7:00pm

radici27

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radici27 said:

Which non-musical Prince offering disappointed you the most?

His last 12 albums by my count.

"non-musical"

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Reply #9 posted 06/26/19 7:07pm

radici27

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The 21 Nights book. I'd never seen it and was very psyched to find it last year through inter-library loan. I was hoping for a window into his life, but what I got instead felt... contrived. Don't get me wrong, beautiful pix and I know designer clothes and 5 star hotels do reflect a part of his life, but nothing in that book showed me the man. If it wasn't going to do that, what was the point? [Edited 6/26/19 17:02pm]

I agree about the book. It's on my shelf and I am selling it at Strand in New York. Like yourself I wanted behind the scenes shots. I hope Randee St. Nicholas' next book is more in line with that approach.

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Reply #10 posted 06/26/19 8:59pm

sro100

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His proselytizing.

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Reply #11 posted 06/27/19 3:55am

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sro100 said:

His proselytizing.

Disappointing indeed.

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Reply #12 posted 06/27/19 8:02am

radici27

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Since you started the thread, you should go first.

The One Nite Alone DVD was pretty bad.

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Reply #13 posted 06/27/19 8:08am

darkroman

The book : Neo Manifesto – Audentes Fortuna Juvat

Very small, very cheap looking and nasty!!!

It could have been great as a large format hardback book.


cool

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Reply #14 posted 06/27/19 11:27am

mdmeridius

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The tambourine.
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #15 posted 06/28/19 4:10am

databank

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Lotusflow3r.com because he abandonned it after a month or so. but what I wanted there was "musical" though, and there was virtually no exclusive music on it for my 77 bucks, hardly 8 or 10 tracks at best.

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Reply #16 posted 06/28/19 5:59am

VaultCurator

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radici27 said:

VaultCurator said:

His last 12 albums by my count.

"non-musical"

clueless Yeah, that was the joke. wink

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Reply #17 posted 06/28/19 6:16am

poppys

radici27 said:

I don't have an answer, just curious.


Which disappointment with Prince thread disappoints you the most? Just curious.

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Reply #18 posted 06/29/19 2:38pm

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radici27 said:



Genesia said:


Since you started the thread, you should go first.





The One Nite Alone DVD was pretty bad.


There was a One Nite Alone DVD?
This was an official release?
I don't see any mention of it on PrinceVault.
[Edited 6/29/19 14:42pm]
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Reply #19 posted 06/30/19 12:54am

databank

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thedoorkeeper said:

radici27 said:



Genesia said:


Since you started the thread, you should go first.





The One Nite Alone DVD was pretty bad.


There was a One Nite Alone DVD?
This was an official release?
I don't see any mention of it on PrinceVault.
[Edited 6/29/19 14:42pm]

It's titled Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas.
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Reply #20 posted 07/01/19 12:34pm

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They're all rooted in his online offerings.

The last full-price NPGMC was where he promised 4 new albums (even provided album titles in the tour booklets for that year) but what we got was ONA and ONA Live! When people complained to the Better Business Bureau, Prince released Xpecation and CNOTE (slang for $100). Not a great customer experience there.

The Musicology Store, around spring 2004 - I bought Slaughterhouse and The Chocolate Invasion (as well as a few other things) that were DRM-protected Windows Media files. Within one year or so, the files were unplayable. I'm not sure if it was the website, the DRM, the license, whatever.

The $77 LotusFlow3r.com . . . this was during the recession, and I had just had my hours cut in half for basically the whole year. I want to say that I knew better, but I was too intrigued to pass this up. Basically $77 resulted in a very shitty T-shirt and ONE song that was not available on the Target 3-CD release.


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Reply #21 posted 07/01/19 3:05pm

kingricefan

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They're all rooted in his online offerings.

The last full-price NPGMC was where he promised 4 new albums (even provided album titles in the tour booklets for that year) but what we got was ONA and ONA Live! When people complained to the Better Business Bureau, Prince released Xpecation and CNOTE (slang for $100). Not a great customer experience there.

The Musicology Store, around spring 2004 - I bought Slaughterhouse and The Chocolate Invasion (as well as a few other things) that were DRM-protected Windows Media files. Within one year or so, the files were unplayable. I'm not sure if it was the website, the DRM, the license, whatever.

The $77 LotusFlow3r.com . . . this was during the recession, and I had just had my hours cut in half for basically the whole year. I want to say that I knew better, but I was too intrigued to pass this up. Basically $77 resulted in a very shitty T-shirt and ONE song that was not available on the Target 3-CD release.


This is why I always burn a CD copy of anything that I download. smile

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Reply #22 posted 07/01/19 5:15pm

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Se7en said:

They're all rooted in his online offerings.

The last full-price NPGMC was where he promised 4 new albums (even provided album titles in the tour booklets for that year) but what we got was ONA and ONA Live! When people complained to the Better Business Bureau, Prince released Xpecation and CNOTE (slang for $100). Not a great customer experience there.

The Musicology Store, around spring 2004 - I bought Slaughterhouse and The Chocolate Invasion (as well as a few other things) that were DRM-protected Windows Media files. Within one year or so, the files were unplayable. I'm not sure if it was the website, the DRM, the license, whatever.

The $77 LotusFlow3r.com . . . this was during the recession, and I had just had my hours cut in half for basically the whole year. I want to say that I knew better, but I was too intrigued to pass this up. Basically $77 resulted in a very shitty T-shirt and ONE song that was not available on the Target 3-CD release.


Ha! I joined Lotusflower.com six months before Prince pulled the plug on it and never even got a t-shirt. razz lol

"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 #23 posted 07/01/19 5:29pm

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I was really disappointed by Graffiti Bridge the movie.

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Reply #24 posted 07/02/19 5:39am

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Se7en said:

They're all rooted in his online offerings.

The last full-price NPGMC was where he promised 4 new albums (even provided album titles in the tour booklets for that year) but what we got was ONA and ONA Live! When people complained to the Better Business Bureau, Prince released Xpecation and CNOTE (slang for $100). Not a great customer experience there.

The Musicology Store, around spring 2004 - I bought Slaughterhouse and The Chocolate Invasion (as well as a few other things) that were DRM-protected Windows Media files. Within one year or so, the files were unplayable. I'm not sure if it was the website, the DRM, the license, whatever.

The $77 LotusFlow3r.com . . . this was during the recession, and I had just had my hours cut in half for basically the whole year. I want to say that I knew better, but I was too intrigued to pass this up. Basically $77 resulted in a very shitty T-shirt and ONE song that was not available on the Target 3-CD release.



NPGMC year 1 was awesome! Until my browser kept crashing during downloads and they wouldn't let me have another attempt to get what I paid for. After that the music club got no more of my money, yet, I still managed to get all the music, even the Lotusflower "extras". When you're trying to get people to pay for music that they can get for free you should offer better customer service. Just sayin'...

That said, I now would be willing to pay for a club membership now, assuming there would be no DRM.

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #25 posted 07/02/19 5:48am

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LovePaisley said:

The 21 Nights book. I'd never seen it and was very psyched to find it last year through inter-library loan. I was hoping for a window into his life, but what I got instead felt... contrived. Don't get me wrong, beautiful pix and I know designer clothes and 5 star hotels do reflect a part of his life, but nothing in that book showed me the man. If it wasn't going to do that, what was the point? [Edited 6/26/19 17:02pm]


This ...

... I was hoping for a good document of that remarkable summer at the O2, shots from the shows, aftershows, back stage etc. "Arty" photos of hotel rooms that could frankly be anywhere was a big disappointment (and don't get me started on the accompanying CD ... removing the kickass guitar solo from Baby Love, WTF?!)

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Reply #26 posted 07/02/19 6:47am

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DaveT said:

LovePaisley said:

The 21 Nights book. I'd never seen it and was very psyched to find it last year through inter-library loan. I was hoping for a window into his life, but what I got instead felt... contrived. Don't get me wrong, beautiful pix and I know designer clothes and 5 star hotels do reflect a part of his life, but nothing in that book showed me the man. If it wasn't going to do that, what was the point? [Edited 6/26/19 17:02pm]


This ...

... I was hoping for a good document of that remarkable summer at the O2, shots from the shows, aftershows, back stage etc. "Arty" photos of hotel rooms that could frankly be anywhere was a big disappointment (and don't get me started on the accompanying CD ... removing the kickass guitar solo from Baby Love, WTF?!)



I feel the same way. I expected some "behind the scenes" pictures . . . backstage, rehearsals, aftershows, etc. What we got was basically a hardcover Glamour Shots collection!

If Prince had sold out and was selling high-end Scotch or Bentleys, these would be the photos for those ads!

I gave my book away. I kept the CD.

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Reply #27 posted 07/02/19 7:00am

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The Lotusflower website....

This is the one for me. After loving NPGMC, this was a missed opportunity. This was pretty much the only Prince offering I didn't purchase in the last 20 years.

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Reply #28 posted 07/02/19 7:50am

RicoN

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I was pretty disappointed with him doing the whole dying thing.

Hamburger, Hot Dog, Root Beer, Pussy
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Reply #29 posted 07/02/19 1:33pm

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^^^Damn, dude^^^

Agree that NPGMC got off to a rip roaring start. The audio shows were great fun and made cool mix tapes. Plus there was actually a lot of music for once. I copied all my shit to CD too so never understood the DRM complaints but, for the most part, the club really delivered until the "4 CD" derail and all the JW censorship going on in the discussion boards.

But just getting 2nd row tickets and roped off access to an aftershow was worth it for me.

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