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Thread started 12/16/19 6:36pm

purplemajesty2
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The Ballad of Dorothy Parker extended version??

I was reading the princevault page and found out an extended version exists planned for the single but was never released. Does anyone know if this is circulating?
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Reply #1 posted 12/16/19 6:59pm

coldasice

No
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Reply #2 posted 12/16/19 7:08pm

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That sucks. hoping for inclusion in sign o the times deluxe.
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Reply #3 posted 12/16/19 9:36pm

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One of my favorite prince songs. Not sure if I want a longer version as I like this one for what is brings in the timespan. Just like a favorite dessert but don,t want to overeat.

the live versions were often more jazzy and longer and it could be based on that.

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Reply #4 posted 12/17/19 3:50am

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Yes an ext. version is in WBR Vault...this was reported by an insider on housequake forum (i forgot his name back then)...and he listened it...sure this one in in the current Vault!
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Reply #5 posted 12/17/19 7:16am

PliablyPurple

This song is perfect as is, but I would still love to hear this. Quest, help a brother out!

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Reply #6 posted 12/17/19 10:17am

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PliablyPurple said:

This song is perfect as is, but I would still love to hear this. Quest, help a brother out!

I wonder what the "corrected" version would have sounded like i.e. the murky sound because of the incomplete console. It is perfect as is, I agree.

That and the sync vox for Forever In My Life

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #7 posted 12/17/19 11:15am

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Years ago some one teased that the Extended version might find it's way to a ep bootleg release.

Something like that

Maybe they were trolling, rumors. But it never happened
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Reply #8 posted 12/17/19 1:40pm

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🙏 this sees the light of day somehow. IIWYG 12" also. I will personally slap the waves out of whatever head that puts out another fake n gets my hopes up 😄🤨
The icing on the fucking cake.
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Reply #9 posted 12/18/19 5:19am

andrewm7

we do have that strange instrumental version of Ballad of Dorothy Parker which is supposedly a remix of let it go

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Reply #10 posted 12/18/19 6:25am

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andrewm7 said:

we do have that strange instrumental version of Ballad of Dorothy Parker which is supposedly a remix of let it go

It's not supposed to be, it is a remix of Letitgo.

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Reply #11 posted 12/18/19 7:47am

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For me this is - I wanted to say thé best song Prince has ever written - but possible of the best songs I personally think he's ever done.

Heard it a million times.

Never get tired of it.

Never liked it live though.

This perfect recorded studio track is too intimate and too fragile to be played live (imho).

Of course it blends in well with the live jazzy arrangements he often did,

but not my cup of tea.

After a while he also played it too often.

And it's one fo those live songs that can be worn out (same happened to Girl 'n Boys).

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Ah, an extended version ? really ? Now that would be thé perfect song (before i die). smile

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Reply #12 posted 12/18/19 2:04pm

jfenster

THERES THE DR FINK ext version

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Reply #13 posted 12/18/19 2:35pm

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jfenster said:

THERES THE DR FINK ext version

eek eek eek eek eek

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #14 posted 12/19/19 9:55am

jfenster

AZStreet said:

jfenster said:

THERES THE DR FINK ext version

eek eek eek eek eek

its a "dj" mix..dont get so excited

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Reply #15 posted 12/19/19 10:18am

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The person in reference that love2thenines2003 mentioned was on a forum with the web-name "tangerine17".

They claimed to be involved with the preperation of the 'Ultimate' release and also

donated photos of his vast collection to be used for the booklet.

According to this person, "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" was slated to be the second single from 'Sign "O" The Times" with a 12" version.

They also mentioned that it had a sax solo from Eric Leeds included.

The single cover, also according to them, was that sideshot photo of Prince in a yellow trenchcoat with the black hat he wore during "Forever In My Life" in the concert movie.

An absolute -couldabeen- dream release for me, personally!

Makes me still wonder why the real second single still carries the (Extended Version) moniker when it really wasn't one...

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Reply #16 posted 12/19/19 12:27pm

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NouveauDance said:

andrewm7 said:

we do have that strange instrumental version of Ballad of Dorothy Parker which is supposedly a remix of let it go

It's not supposed to be, it is a remix of Letitgo.

But then the actual remix sounds a bit like a remixed mashup of BoDP and Letitgo.

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Reply #17 posted 12/19/19 1:42pm

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nayroo2002 said:

The person in reference that love2thenines2003 mentioned was on a forum with the web-name "tangerine17".


They claimed to be involved with the preperation of the 'Ultimate' release and also


donated photos of his vast collection to be used for the booklet.


According to this person, "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" was slated to be the second single from 'Sign "O" The Times" with a 12" version.


They also mentioned that it had a sax solo from Eric Leeds included.


The single cover, also according to them, was that sideshot photo of Prince in a yellow trenchcoat with the black hat he wore during "Forever In My Life" in the concert movie.



An absolute -couldabeen- dream release for me, personally!



Makes me still wonder why the real second single still carries the (Extended Version) moniker when it really wasn't one...




Thanx a lot.well done...this was the Guy Tangerine17....i can confirm now that u brought me back some memories...cool!
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Reply #18 posted 12/19/19 11:03pm

andrewm7

I hope one day we get to hear the Clare Fischer arrangement and the version that Eric worked on cool

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Reply #19 posted 12/20/19 5:38am

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AaronReturn2005 said:

NouveauDance said:

It's not supposed to be, it is a remix of Letitgo.

But then the actual remix sounds a bit like a remixed mashup of BoDP and Letitgo.

It does, intentionally yes.

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