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Reply #30 posted 12/01/19 2:10pm

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Purple Music is sublime.
Every version of Possessed is amazing. This one’s brilliant.
Amazing collection.

I get what everyone’s saying about the sound. I don’t think it’s reverb but something is cold and a bit metallic to me. But I’m just stoked to have these in this quality on an official release!
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Reply #31 posted 12/02/19 6:17am

Steelclawz

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Are you kidding me??? NO CALL U is the best track on this entire set.

tOTALLY Agree... just an amazing song

and the lyrics sites got the last part wrong

its ...

It'll B a cold day in the summer

if i call yo ass up on the phone

and to quote prince

"There's Joy in Repition "

Best song on the album... no call u

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Reply #32 posted 12/02/19 6:12pm

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Loving Do Yourself A Favor. It feels like a totally new song in this quality. Its on repeat tonight.

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Reply #33 posted 12/03/19 9:22am

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Part 3 of "Prince: The Story of 1999": https://www.thecurrent.or...r-swensson

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Reply #34 posted 12/03/19 11:49am

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Am I the only one whose "I can't Stop This Feeling" initial screams seem lower than the singer voice and who hears a Moonbeam Levels's drum sound too close to the rest?

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Reply #35 posted 12/04/19 12:24pm

srodaz

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Possessed (1982 Version)
What an absolute treat to finally have this is great quality! It's already been discussed to death due to its prevelance on bootlegs, but I will always regard this as the superior version of the song. This really should have been the lead single.

Delirious (Full Length)
I've always prefered this version, but I don't really think it was essential enough to justify a place on here, esspecially when there are alternate version of other album tracks that would have been much more interesting to hear. I would have been happy with the bootleg we already have in steller quality.

Purple Music
I've never been a huge fan of the song, although that's not to say I don't like it. Hearing it in this quality is certainly nice - I'm rather surprised by the mono drum track, as the bootleg doesn't sound that way (but it's probably been through several thousand filters).

Yah, You Know
The 86 version definitely has more energy with Eric's horns overdubbed, but this is certainly an interesting listen - especially the double-tracked vocal. I'm suspecting this is a new mix.

Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster)
Finally a definitive master of the track. It's obviously not a remix, so it's interesting that the outro has been cut off most bootlegs/ 4Ever.

No Call U
Another rockabilly song - and probably the worst of the batch. It's not bad, but it drags on way too much and is repetitive.

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
I'm really digging this version! It sounds like a gateway between Controversy and 1999.

Do Yourself A Favor
This is one I never really paid attention to on the bootlegs. It has a real early-80s City Pop vibe for me. It's a very enjoyable four minute song that goes for nine.

Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
This has always been a favourite. The quality it a bit strange though - it's increadibly boomy and sounds cassette-sourced.

Teacher, Teacher
I've always considered this a throwaway track. This version doesn't change that.

Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo)
It's certainly an interesting peice. At points, his background vocals seem to perfectly match that of his band at the time!

Nice review and have to say I agree with most of your thoughts. This set was not as good as CD3 but the ones that stood out for me were:

Purple Music (already heard many times in boots but quality seemed much better and enjoyed even more when I put this on the headphones..you can get the added layers which I never picked up on before)

Moonbeam Levels (awesome to get the full track with ending...makes me wonder if it continues?)

Do Yourself a Favor (this was always one of my fav boots and nice to get a clean copy....i actually like the ending)

Teacher, Teacher (I never was a fan of this when released on bootlegs but I really liked this version...most would probably disagree but I think its much better than the later release).

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Reply #36 posted 12/05/19 10:23am

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I never could hear what was different between the two bootleg versions of Purple Music so for me this released version is THE ultimate version and the bootleg versions can be deleted. smile It's got the "time for your morning bath, Sir" lines, so I'm happy. Prince's embarrased "oh no, I don't want to play anymore" amuses me endlessly. lol

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Reply #37 posted 12/05/19 10:56am

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wasitgood4u said:

Purple Music is sublime. Every version of Possessed is amazing. This one’s brilliant. Amazing collection. I get what everyone’s saying about the sound. I don’t think it’s reverb but something is cold and a bit metallic to me. But I’m just stoked to have these in this quality on an official release!

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I do like the two versions of Possessed that have been released, but IMO, by far, the best version is live from Syracuse '85. That's a blow-the-damn-roof-off performance. I watched that one again yesterday because it had been a while. Ended up watching it 3 times.

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Reply #38 posted 12/07/19 11:47pm

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This is a top 5 Prince album if released as is. Everything is a big winner on this disc, and it includes some of his all time great songs in “Moonbeam Levels”, “Purple Music” and “Possessed”, which is far better in this incarnation than any other, IMO. “Do Yourself a Favor”, “Yah, You Know”, “No Call U” would more than hold their own on any Prince album, too. And the extended “Delirious” is excellent!

Love hearing these early versions of “Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got”, and especially “Teacher, Teacher”. I’m in absolute heaven.
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Reply #39 posted 12/08/19 3:42pm

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Possessed (1982 Version) 9/10

Delirious (Full Length) 8/10

Purple Music 10/10

Yah, You Know 7/10

Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster) 9/10

No Call U 6/10

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 8/10

Do Yourself A Favor 10/10

Don’t Let Him Fool Ya 8/10

Teacher, Teacher 7/10

Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo) 8/10





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Reply #40 posted 12/08/19 4:14pm

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Full set?

1,221 on scale of 10

This disc?

9 on scale of 10

Possessed (1982 Version) 9/10

Delirious (Full Length) 9.5/10

Purple Music 10/10

Yah, You Know 6.5/10

Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster) 9/10

No Call U 7/10

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 6/10

Do Yourself A Favor 9.5/10

Don’t Let Him Fool Ya 7/10

Teacher, Teacher 7/10

Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo) 6/10

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Reply #41 posted 12/08/19 10:12pm

LoveGalore

fabriziovenerandi said:

Am I the only one whose "I can't Stop This Feeling" initial screams seem lower than the singer voice and who hears a Moonbeam Levels's drum sound too close to the rest?

You're not the only one. Those harmonies are a crucial part of the hook of the song and they've buried them to almost inaudible levels. Annoying.

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