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Thread started 03/25/20 8:30am

GiggityGoo

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Your dream Super Deluxe Edition release order?

I was on another music forum the other day, and the topic of "which Prince 'golden era' SDE I want next" came up. ('Golden Era' covers 1980 through 1989.) So I was wondering, you Orgers you, what is your dream release schedule of remaining Super Deluxe Editions? Here's mine:

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1) Sign 'O' The Times

2) Lovesexy (with The Black Album as a "bonus")

3) Around The World In A Day

4) Batman

5) Dirty Mind

6) Parade

7) Controversy

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I know a lot of you are going to have an aneurysm over my low ranking of "Parade". Musically it's a wonderfully diverse set of songs... but it's just never connected with me. Although I was very well aware of Prince from "1999" on, I didn't get Purple Fever until the summer of 1987, when a friend sat me down and made me listen to most of "Sign 'O' The Times". And I was hooked.

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So don't take my low ranking as some sort of hatred. Or judgment! So many fans take this stuff personally. It's just not one of my faves.

[Edited 3/25/20 9:22am]

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Reply #1 posted 03/25/20 8:45am

mediumdry

My order would be:

-Around The World In A Day

-Parade

-Black Album

-The Rainbow Children

-Dirty Mind

-Exodus

-The Dawn (a mix of Come, Chaos & Disorder, Gold Experience & that era)

-The Vault (Old Friends 4 Sale)

-Sign Of The Times (not sure there's much to this after a proper Parade one..)

And I'd love to see superdeluxe sets of things he tried but never *really* did, an acoustic album like the Truth, but then acoustic. A piano album like One Nite Alone, but then just piano... fill it with studio, rehearsal, live, whatever recordings with just acoustic guitar or piano.

Actually, would love a superdeluxe version of the Truth...

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Reply #2 posted 03/25/20 9:24am

GiggityGoo

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mediumdry said:

My order would be:

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-The Dawn (a mix of Come, Chaos & Disorder, Gold Experience & that era)

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Okay, getting off my original topic for a second: I would *love* to see an actual track listing from the depths of The Vault for the mythical "Dawn" album/experience. Was it ever really planned out? Was it just something he was thinking-out-loud about? I'm very curious as to how "real" this project really was.

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Reply #3 posted 03/25/20 9:31am

soladeo1

After:

1. PURPLE RAIN, and

2. 1999

I woud like to see:

3. DIRTY MIND

4. CONTROVERSRY

5. PARADE

6. SIGN 'O THE TIMES

7. PRINCE

8. FOR YOU

9. ATWIAD, and

10. LOVESEXY

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Reply #4 posted 03/25/20 9:49am

Resolution

I just want hit n run 3, 4, and 5.

The stuff he was doing before he transitioned is much more interesting to me. Besides, it would be reflective of who he was at that time making it deeply connective material.

Don't get me wrong, love the old stuff and I understand why they prioritise it as those albums were big sellers in the day, but it would be nice to get a balance of brand new material vs old!

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Reply #5 posted 03/25/20 10:43am

Poplife88

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SIGN O THE TIMES!! and it better also have the concert movie on Blu Ray chocked full of extras

Then

Parade

Dirty Mind

Controversy

The Black Album/Lovesexy

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #6 posted 03/25/20 11:05am

Farfunknugin

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Resolution said:

I just want hit n run 3, 4, and 5.

The stuff he was doing before he transitioned is much more interesting to me. Besides, it would be reflective of who he was at that time making it deeply connective material.

Don't get me wrong, love the old stuff and I understand why they prioritise it as those albums were big sellers in the day, but it would be nice to get a balance of brand new material vs old!

Right same here. black is the new black etc. I'd also like to hear a configuration of Welcome 2 America which was in the works at some point.

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Reply #7 posted 03/25/20 12:42pm

DarkKnight1

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prince
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Reply #8 posted 03/25/20 1:12pm

WhisperingDand
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The OCD in me would really prefer chronological, like I always do with art. I mean I guess it's irrelevant now since they already skipped ahead to 1999, but this jumping back and forth between eras isn't really my bag.... and I include stuff like The Time and Vanity 6 albums as part of that chronology....

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Reply #9 posted 03/25/20 2:22pm

SantanaMaitrey
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Forget all the remastered albums. I don't give a shit about those. Just give us Camille, The Flesh, The Dream Factory, Rave (original 1989 version). That's what I want. And I don't want to buy albums I already own to get that. In other words: start a Prince: From the Vault Series, just like Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series.
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Reply #10 posted 03/25/20 3:28pm

GiggityGoo

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SantanaMaitreya said:

Forget all the remastered albums. I don't give a shit about those. Just give us Camille, The Flesh, The Dream Factory, Rave (original 1989 version). That's what I want. And I don't want to buy albums I already own to get that. In other words: start a Prince: From the Vault Series, just like Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series.

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Although I disagree with forgetting the remastered albums, I am all for you "From The Vault" idea. That would be great. Especially Camille.

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Reply #11 posted 03/25/20 5:19pm

slyjackson

1. Sign O' The Times

2. Parade

3. Dirty Mind

4. Around The World In A Day

5. Controversy

6. Dream Factory

7. Camile

8. Come

9. Diamond And Pearls

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Reply #12 posted 03/25/20 11:39pm

Vannormal

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Dream Factory + Camille + Crystal Ball + Sign O' The Times as ONE package.

+ the full story (with the very important and interesting 'The Revolution' break up that went prior to it etc) that lead to this amazing inimitable creative era.

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[Edited 3/25/20 23:46pm]

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #13 posted 03/25/20 11:40pm

Vannormal

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Any 'Super Deluxe' version would be fine to me.

Only :

less mono versions, edit versions;

these are easy to put up for a free download or streaming.

More demo's (if they exist),

and early configurations if so.

More live shows, some reheasals if possible - could be very interesting...

Better alternative artwork.

Less unuseful 'glorifying' words by those who haven't worked with him.

Why not a small documentary included by those engeneers/ band members who worked with him; song-to-song stories.

No need for 5 different versions releases imho.

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #14 posted 03/26/20 7:54am

aalloca

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I would like to see 2 streams of goods:

online Springsteen nugs type archival live release each week

Then:

Parade

Dirty Mind

Controversy

I would like to see

a format similar to 1999 but with 2 -3 more discs of alt takes and outtakes, and blu ray which presents all the goods audio and video in one spot similar to the Yes and XTC sets available.

Music is the best...
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Reply #15 posted 03/26/20 9:14am

SquirrelMeat76

Sign 'O' The Times - with the Camille record, all b-sides, extended versions. Outtakes disc, and live recording of a show in Europe '87

Around The World In A Day

Parade

For You

Dirty Mind

[Edited 3/26/20 9:14am]

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Reply #16 posted 03/26/20 9:19am

jaawwnn

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1) For You
2) Prince

3) Dirty Mind

4) The Time or Controversy

etc.

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Reply #17 posted 03/26/20 10:38am

Strive

If we are dreaming of a Super Deluxe Edition, this would be mine.

Disc 1: 3121
Disc 2: Milk & Honey (Prince vocals)

Disc 3: Planet Earth
Disc 4: LOTUSFLOW3R
Disc 5: MPLSoUND
Disc 6: Elixer (Prince vocals)
Disc 7: B-sides, demos & unreleased songs from that period

Disc 8, 9, 10: The raw 3 & a half hour recording session from November 19, 2004.


A three and a half hour recording session with Michael B. and Sonny T. at Paisley Park Studios yields 3121, From The Lotus..., ...Back 2 The Lotus, Colonized Mind, Love Like Jazz, Planet Earth, Guitar, Wall Of Berlin and Shameless and two or three other unknown titles.

Free the music, fire Michael Howe
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Reply #18 posted 03/26/20 12:48pm

VaultCurator

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Sign O' The Times
Out of everything that remains unreleased I primarily want as many 1986 out-takes as possible. Dream Factory, Camille, Crystal Ball, and a lot of the non-LP tracks like We Can Funk ‘86, Data Bank, Crucial, Wally. Should any of this early content spill onto the end of Parade SDE then that would become a priority too.

The Black Album
Mainly to hear what Prince was recording throughout 1987 when Paisley Park first opened.

NPG Exodus
I love all the material that was shelved for this project. Proud Mary, Super Hero / Outa Space, Mad, Slave, Acknowledge Me, Funky Design, Love ... Thy Will Be Done, Funky, It Takes 3! Give me everything!

Purple Rain
For a definitive box set with the missing pieces like Wednesday, Electric Intercourse (anything but the version that was on the previous release), the First Avenue concert material.

Batman
To hear all the Rave era material that was shelved when Batman came around. I’m also curious to hear ‘Anna Waiting’.

Come
I would have chosen The Gold Experience, but given it’s legal standing Come would be able to provide all of the unheard out-takes from The Dawn 93 / The Beautiful Experience era.

The Chocolate Invasion
I much prefer all the ‘High’ era tracks than ‘The Rainbow Children’. If there are any other upbeat and R&B style tracks from this era then I want to hear them.

Lotusflow3r
I’ve really began to warm to both Lotusflow3r & MPLSound so an expanded box of these two albums would make for an interesting listen.

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Reply #19 posted 03/26/20 5:14pm

Mikado

Would really like a Prince set. The tracklist for that album went through a lot of changes and we've never heard a lot of the songs from that era (I've always wondered what Darling Marie sounds like, for example). Throw in the sessions from The Rebels and I'd say that would be an amazing boxset.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #20 posted 03/26/20 5:30pm

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The only remaster super deluxe I think needs one is sign of the times. After that have the guts to release a straight up BOOTLEG. Outtakes from all different eras stuck on a four cd set , blast from the past, rare gems style . And whatch that take off. A whole set of stuff that nobody has. I mean really it’s not that hard to do. Just my honest opinion. Lmao!!!
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Reply #21 posted 03/27/20 4:37am

jn2

SantanaMaitreya said:

Forget all the remastered albums. I don't give a shit about those. Just give us Camille, The Flesh, The Dream Factory, Rave (original 1989 version). That's what I want. And I don't want to buy albums I already own to get that. In other words: start a Prince: From the Vault Series, just like Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series.

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Reply #22 posted 03/27/20 8:00am

udo

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My order?

All of it!

Can I pay with BTC? lol

I mean: why do they stretch things out over such a long time?

I might not have that time.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #23 posted 03/28/20 12:53pm

SoulAlive

Dirty Mind is my second favorite Prince album so I would like them to do something really special with it.Same with Controversy.

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Reply #24 posted 03/28/20 12:56pm

SoulAlive

regarding Controversy: I know that the 'Second Coming' film was never completed,but a few shows were filmed.Take all the existing footage and create a concert film and include the DVD in the set.

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Reply #25 posted 03/28/20 3:09pm

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Sign O The Times:

Disc 1: The Album (Remastered)

Disc 2: 7" Edits and B-Sides

Disc 3: Camilie Deluxe

Discs 4&5: Unreleased Material

Discs 6&7: Live recording

DVD/Blu-Ray: Concert movie or possibly something else

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Reply #26 posted 03/28/20 11:20pm

mynameisnotsus
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Reissue in Pairs

For You and Prince
Dirty Mind and Controversy
ATWIAD and Parade
SOTT and Lovesexy

I'm sure I say it every time it comes up but the estate can take alot of lessons from the right way to do it by looking at Bob Dylans releases. Start a Bootleg series - Dylan is up to volume 15. He's released whole tour box sets and complete studio recording sessions and they are amazing releases.
[Edited 3/29/20 4:20am]
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Reply #27 posted 03/29/20 2:28pm

slyjackson

AaronReturn2005 said:

Sign O The Times:

Disc 1: The Album (Remastered)

Disc 2: 7" Edits and B-Sides

Disc 3: Camilie Deluxe

Discs 4&5: Unreleased Material

Discs 6&7: Live recording

DVD/Blu-Ray: Concert movie or possibly something else

I have never undestood what's the fascination with the edits versions, they are unnecesary.

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Reply #28 posted 03/30/20 12:49am

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slyjackson said:

AaronReturn2005 said:

Sign O The Times:

Disc 1: The Album (Remastered)

Disc 2: 7" Edits and B-Sides

Disc 3: Camilie Deluxe

Discs 4&5: Unreleased Material

Discs 6&7: Live recording

DVD/Blu-Ray: Concert movie or possibly something else

I have never undestood what's the fascination with the edits versions, they are unnecesary.

Everything that is related to Prince & officially released, I need to get it. I can admit though that the different versions (on 1999 SDE) of Let's Pretend We're Married, Automatic (mono, video, edit) might be boring...

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Reply #29 posted 03/30/20 5:08am

NouveauDance

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Everything before Batman should take precedence imo, although I expect at least D&P to come before, say, For You for example. Personally I would like ATWIAD next. Other than that, I have no great wishes and really no expectations other than 1 SDE per year with other stuff inbetween like Originals & Piano. As long as they keep the train rolling, I'm happy to snap up whatever comes.

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