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Reply #30 posted 07/04/19 6:01am

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Se7en said:

AvocadosMax said:

dodger said: I remember he said on Twitter that it sounded good together with ‘Ruff Enuff’ which is a ‘Black is the New Black’ track. Hopefully Jay Z finds a way to release that one And I never heard about Iris Perez. I’ll have to look that up. Thanks


If you read the articles about Originals, they've mentioned a few times that the Tidal contract is pretty much wrapped up now. Tidal's contract was for 3 albums.

I don't know if Sony (or WB) would choose to work with Tidal again if they're not legally obligated to?


What are the 3? There was P&M and the Originals... What was the 3rd exclusive? PR Deluxe? Anthology?



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Reply #31 posted 07/04/19 10:43am

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lurker316 said:



Se7en said:




AvocadosMax said:


dodger said: I remember he said on Twitter that it sounded good together with ‘Ruff Enuff’ which is a ‘Black is the New Black’ track. Hopefully Jay Z finds a way to release that one And I never heard about Iris Perez. I’ll have to look that up. Thanks


If you read the articles about Originals, they've mentioned a few times that the Tidal contract is pretty much wrapped up now. Tidal's contract was for 3 albums.

I don't know if Sony (or WB) would choose to work with Tidal again if they're not legally obligated to?




What are the 3? There was P&M and the Originals... What was the 3rd exclusive? PR Deluxe? Anthology?




Hit n run 1&2 plus Originals.
RIP sad
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Reply #32 posted 07/12/19 5:46pm

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Free Urself is probably Prince’s last perfect Prince track. At least in terms of tracks be officially released. Some fans like it so much that they say “well this has got to be a lost track from the vault Prince re-recorded!! Sounds so good and fresh” Others don’t like that kinda talk because they think it takes away from Prince’s creativity at an old age. I don’t think so. In fact, I entertain the ideas of ‘this being from an old track and Prince reworked it to fit today’ Perhaps ‘Free Urself’ could be an earlier track than we think it is? I mean at the end of the day, only he and maybe some close to him around that time really knows, but what if something turns up in the vault and they decide to release it? That way we could know. But what is ‘Free Urself’ itself about? One word I can think of is MOTIVATION. Which leads me to believe maybe he wrote the lyrics at least in the mid to late 70s? Though, the line “how did we get here? How did we get this far?” could mean it was later on in his career. Or maybe he changed up the lyrics to fit where he was up until that point. (For example, he wouldn’t sing “i ain’t got no money” if he released ‘Baby I’m a Star’ in lets say 2010 or whatever) Or perhaps it was indeed a new song and he the magic happened so quick. Yet around these last two years of his career it seemed he was looking back (rerecording of ‘If Eye Could Get Your Attention’, P&aM was as I stated before like his memoirs) so that’s why I entertain this idea or theory especially with this song. And with a songwriter and musician as prolific like Prince, the possibilities are endless, as proven with other ‘new’ tracks he released that were actually older songs. What do you think? Are you in some ways in agreement like “oh yeah that makes sense. I could see it,” or whether if you’re going “ok guy you’re really just over-analyzing and over-thinking this entire thing,” let me know

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #33 posted 07/13/19 8:13am

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Have to admit it doesn't do a whole lot for me, its nice enough but just sounds like the next in the long line of middling mid tempo pop rock tracks he'd been releasing ever since So Far, So Pleased - Cinnamon Girl, The One U Wanna C, The Morning After, If Eye Could Get Your Attention, RocknRoll Love Affair, they're all fine but nothing special to my ears, poor relations to When You Were Mine or Take Me With U.
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