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Reply #90 posted 07/25/19 10:08pm

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This is just sad..

Thousands of hours of footage sitting in Iron Mountain we're all waiting to see

and they spend money actually paying people to produce this trash...


It literally ruins the song on the ablum now because I can't unsee this video.

Haters back off, love the song, not a fan of the vid.

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Reply #91 posted 07/25/19 10:19pm

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People are being foolish. The animation was great
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Reply #92 posted 07/25/19 10:23pm

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This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction.

Some of y’all will always complain no matter what
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Reply #93 posted 07/25/19 10:24pm

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feeluupp said:

Ofc they choose the "worst" song on the album... lol


Says you bitchfight




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Reply #94 posted 07/25/19 10:37pm

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lurker316 said:


Would I rather see a completed video from the Vault that Prince himself produced and stored away? of course.

But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy this one too. It's light and fun. I'm glad the estate made it.



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Reply #95 posted 07/26/19 12:11am

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Folks can we just deal with the video, what’s this talk of singles and sales and bringing light to the record WTF is everyone talking about? Prior to death Prince had not had a major hit in over 20 years, yes albums sold here and there but people be real, the Originals is NOT nor is any other new release going to generate hits and sales and new fans and airplay so can we turn the page on that talk.

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Reply #96 posted 07/26/19 1:09am

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I really like this. I especially like the length because while I enjoy the basic groove of the track, the album version goes on far too long for me and I always reach for the skip button. I'll replace the album version with this one and be even happier than I already was with Originals.

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Reply #97 posted 07/26/19 1:42am

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I like it.

Of course it has some flaws and we'd all rather they released X, Y or Z but it's still a nice little video. .

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Surprised to see some comments about it being the worst song on the album but some just love complaining

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Reply #98 posted 07/26/19 5:01am

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Prince playing guitar was really well done. Kudos.

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Reply #99 posted 07/26/19 5:16am

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Should have liased with the producers of Tales from the Tour Bus on this one , now thats some cool animated videos right there!

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Reply #100 posted 07/26/19 6:07am

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AvocadosMax said:

This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction.

Some of y’all will always complain no matter what

Just an opinion, but I don’t want to see “Cartoon Prince” playing a Prince song. I’d actually prefer the out of sync real rehearsal or show footage.
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Reply #101 posted 07/26/19 6:21am

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Reply #102 posted 07/26/19 6:46am

PURPLEIZED3121

Brilliant idea, great animations ...BUT where's Sheila E?!! Is it shade or just stupidity / insensitivity to not include her..unless you include a bood hittng the kick drum & a very brief silhouette!

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Reply #103 posted 07/26/19 7:09am

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I really like it.

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Reply #104 posted 07/26/19 7:18am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Brilliant idea, great animations ...BUT where's Sheila E?!! Is it shade or just stupidity / insensitivity to not include her..unless you include a bood hittng the kick drum & a very brief silhouette!

Huh have you not watched the video?? Or is the animation of her that bad... lol

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Reply #105 posted 07/26/19 7:56am

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DarkKnight1 said:

Im relatively sure that there isnt a single song on the album that would make a significant impact with modern tv, radio or streaming, but I damn sure know this track isnt the best option when choosing a single. Super odd.

I want to circle back on my comment because it has a little more of a negative tone than I wanted to convey. I am a big fan of the album and even the track Holly Rock and video, I just dont think its the best choice for a single. That said, there likely isnt a single in or out of the vault that is going to make an impact on young music fans, unless you put Shawn Mendez or someone like that on it....and I would prefer that not happen (but it would be a good thing for promotion, even if us die hards would be super butthurt). Hell, it would take Purple Rain Part 2 to even make a minor dent on the modern charts. And thats okay. The same goes for virtually every single historically great artist. Living artists like Mccartney, Madonna, Janet, The Stones, etc... fight like hell to chart and promote their albums every avenue possible and most dissapear into the night after a few weeks, so its kinda silly to expect Prince's postumous work to breakthrough to young listeners. There are very rare exceptions, but they are crazy rare. So far, the Estate releases have been lauded by critics and thats about as much as you can expect at the moment.

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Reply #106 posted 07/26/19 10:09am

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After seeing this piece of amatuerish, childish piece of shit, is it any wonder that I have turned my attention back to David Bowie?? More mature, classy, elegant, prolific output from his Estate(Thank You Very Much Iman). David Bowies Legacy is lasting forever, IMO!!!

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Reply #107 posted 07/26/19 10:20am

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PurpleSpirit319 said:

After seeing this piece of amatuerish, childish piece of shit, is it any wonder that I have turned my attention back to David Bowie?? More mature, classy, elegant, prolific output from his Estate(Thank You Very Much Iman). David Bowies Legacy is lasting forever, IMO!!!



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Reply #108 posted 07/26/19 11:11am

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AvocadosMax said:

This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction. Some of y’all will always complain no matter what

Totally agree.


All the other footage being discussed - live footage, rehearsals, whatever - I want to see that in the correct context. Not put into a montage sequence for a promo video. This was a fun take on the promo, I enjoyed it tbh.

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Reply #109 posted 07/26/19 2:08pm

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feeluupp said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Brilliant idea, great animations ...BUT where's Sheila E?!! Is it shade or just stupidity / insensitivity to not include her..unless you include a bood hittng the kick drum & a very brief silhouette!

Huh have you not watched the video?? Or is the animation of her that bad... lol

I was wondering who the chick was supposed to be too, but figured it is Sheila. She did not look like that in '85 - she had short highlighted hair. I guess people are expecting this look??

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Image result for sheila e 1985

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Reply #110 posted 07/26/19 2:26pm

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I don't think it's Sheila E. It doesn't look like her, at all. You have to have permission to use someone's likeness like that. She didn't sign over her face to the Prince estate. This is considered a new track, not a Shiela E. recording. So if they didn't ask her, or if they did she said no (I doubt they consulted her at all, and why would they?), then they can't just recreate her likeness in a video.

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Reply #111 posted 07/26/19 2:35pm

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PurpleSpirit319 said:

After seeing this piece of amatuerish, childish piece of shit, is it any wonder that I have turned my attention back to David Bowie?? More mature, classy, elegant, prolific output from his Estate(Thank You Very Much Iman). David Bowies Legacy is lasting forever, IMO!!!

'Bye Felicia...

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Reply #112 posted 07/26/19 2:39pm

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Why would Sheila be in it? That is not her doing the vocals.

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Reply #113 posted 07/26/19 2:50pm

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leadline said:

Why would Sheila be in it? That is not her doing the vocals.

But Prince(r.i.p.) calls himself Sheila.

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Reply #114 posted 07/26/19 3:15pm

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rdhull said:

Animator: “so which era of Prince do you want included in this video?” Estate: “YES”
lol..but I like the different era's approach though.

Wasn't it more like 3 years worth of eras though, all pre-dating the songs actual recording era look?

All I know is, the Org is more unpredictable than the man himself. Is this video like when there's a super esoteric track on an album that one doesn't easily "get"--like how some people don't "get" Make-Up. Do I need to put this on a loop until I understand why this isn't Gold Experience drip-drop sound FX levels of swiss cheese?


That being said, I mean, I guess if we're just comparing it to other Prince videos and other Prince videos alone, it's, uh.... definitely another one.

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Reply #115 posted 07/26/19 3:37pm

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Some folks have posted this 'official video' on facebook and facebook has taken the sound away lol

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Reply #116 posted 07/26/19 4:56pm

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It's a crap song and a crap production. It's embarrasing

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Reply #117 posted 07/26/19 5:40pm

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violetcrush said:

AvocadosMax said:
This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction. Some of y’all will always complain no matter what
Just an opinion, but I don’t want to see “Cartoon Prince” playing a Prince song. I’d actually prefer the out of sync real rehearsal or show footage.


They should have had Cartoon Prince tickling the 'ole cartoon ivories for Piano & Mic promotion. Old tape schmape when you got Cartoon Prince cycling through Purple Rain outfits every .5 seconds.

And if Comerica really want that ca$h money they might want to think of putting some reigns on the Michael Howe budget to deliver us a season or two of Cartoon Prince: The Animated Series in time for the holiday season.

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Reply #118 posted 07/26/19 5:42pm

SoulAlive

Can’t get this song outta my head.It’s so fun and catchy...a precursor to “Housequake”.I always liked the Sheila E. version,too.
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Reply #119 posted 07/26/19 5:45pm

SoulAlive

“Sheila E’s my name,Hollyrock’s my game
I’m funky as I wanna be
Line up a hundred,swear to God
I’ll rock you til you just can’t see”
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