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BartVanHemelen

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OUT NOW: "Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2)"

We're likely to get "Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2) [2020 Remaster]" on Friday 14 August.

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Amazon US already has an entry prepared: https://www.amazon.com/Wi...B08BVWHR65 , so has AMZN DE: https://www.amazon.de/Wit...B08BW9NRYR .

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Previous advance releases / singles / previews:

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"Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1) [2020 Remaster]": https://prince.org/msg/7/463545

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"I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version) [2020 Remaster]": https://prince.org/msg/7/463752

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"Cosmic Day [2020 Remaster]": https://prince.org/msg/7/463938

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INFO: https://www.spin.com/2020...version-2/

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The song is now available:


https://www.youtube.com/w...dyGzM-F9eE

https://open.spotify.com/...HdpaZfTJPL

https://tidal.com/browse/.../151113031


[Edited 8/13/20 9:43am]

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Reply #1 posted 08/12/20 2:36pm

lustmealways

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Oh please.

Can't you see there's already a thread about this? My GOD can you read?

For crying out loud!!!

[Edited 8/12/20 14:37pm]

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Reply #2 posted 08/12/20 2:54pm

Ramzoo

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BartVanHemelen said:

We're likely to get "Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2) [2020 Remaster]" on Friday 14 August.


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Amazon US already has an entry prepared: https://www.amazon.com/Wi...B08BVWHR65 , so has AMZN DE: https://www.amazon.de/Wit...B08BW9NRYR .


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Previous advance releases / singles / previews:


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"Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1) [2020 Remaster]": https://prince.org/msg/7/463545


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"I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version) [2020 Remaster]": https://prince.org/msg/7/463752


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"Cosmic Day [2020 Remaster]": https://prince.org/msg/7/463938


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Reply #3 posted 08/12/20 3:07pm

heymistermusic

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dupe lock

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Reply #4 posted 08/12/20 4:38pm

ForceofNature

Looking forward to hearing this in full fidelity, Witness V1 is my favorite but this has a charm to it

[Edited 8/12/20 16:39pm]

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Reply #5 posted 08/12/20 7:24pm

Phase3

Is this the version when Prince begins the song with "This is the story of 2 childhood sweethearts"?
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Reply #6 posted 08/12/20 9:35pm

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Phase3 said:

Is this the version when Prince begins the song with "This is the story of 2 childhood sweethearts"?


I'm assuming so.
It makes me want to in to my bootleg archive and listen to it lol
Guess I'll just wait till fridsu6
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #7 posted 08/13/20 2:52am

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lustmealways said:

Oh please.

Can't you see there's already a thread about this? My GOD can you read?

For crying out loud!!!

[Edited 8/12/20 14:37pm]

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Reply #8 posted 08/13/20 8:04am

Moonbeam

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It’s now on Spotify in Australia.
Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #9 posted 08/13/20 8:16am

sauko

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Reply #10 posted 08/13/20 8:20am

BartVanHemelen

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Reply #11 posted 08/13/20 8:28am

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Reply #12 posted 08/13/20 8:32am

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Sticky'd and front-paged. 👍🏽

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Reply #13 posted 08/13/20 8:38am

ElGorillos

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^ The YT-link is wrong, and the pitch too?


EG

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Reply #14 posted 08/13/20 8:46am

Militant

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ElGorillos said:

^ The YT-link is wrong, and the pitch too?


EG

Fixed the YT link, oops!

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Reply #15 posted 08/13/20 8:49am

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I like this version a lot! Funky!

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #16 posted 08/13/20 8:55am

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You're the man, Bart! Thank U and thanx to Militant and ElGorillos on the assist! Just listened to the boot yesterday...

[Edited 8/13/20 9:03am]

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Reply #17 posted 08/13/20 9:06am

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I never noticed that it kind of sounds like a precursor to Bob George, which is kind of re-used by Electric Chair. He even sings about an Electric Chair in this version of Witness. It’s cool to hear links between songs.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #18 posted 08/13/20 9:09am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I never noticed that it kind of sounds like a precursor to Bob George, which is kind of re-used by Electric Chair. He even sings about an Electric Chair in this version of Witness. It’s cool to hear links between songs.


i never noticed either, but perhaps that's because the version we had before played too fast?

this one sounds slightly slowed down and makes a lot more sense. i like the song more now cool

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #19 posted 08/13/20 9:10am

wishlish

So this is clearly the Revolution-less version?

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Reply #20 posted 08/13/20 9:14am

BartVanHemelen

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From the press release:

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When Country music artist Deborah Allen asked Prince if he could write a song for her, he decided to rework “Witness 4 The Prosecution” instead. The original song contained contributions from the Revolution, but this re-recorded version is almost exclusively Prince (with the exception of Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss on sax and trumpet respectively), and it includes at least five different Fairlight keyboard tracks and seven layers of Prince’s own background vocals. Prince decided to keep the song, and would instead offer her “Telepathy,” which had been recorded and mixed on the same date.

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Reply #21 posted 08/13/20 9:18am

BartVanHemelen

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Reply #22 posted 08/13/20 9:20am

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I've never heard this version before; was it widely bootlegged? I love it! It has more light than version 1, more fun, funkier, and it even builds somewhere. Is that a steel drum? Into it, very interesting, and might be my favorite of the pre released tracks.

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Reply #23 posted 08/13/20 9:27am

Phase3

Great version and seems a bit slower than the circulating bootleg version.
[Edited 8/13/20 9:28am]
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Reply #24 posted 08/13/20 9:30am

radicalrojo

wow. this sounds almost Lovesexy-esque or Rave '88 to me, with the background vocals especially, maybe even the tone of the guitar. it of course has those similarities to "Bob George" and "Electric Chair" that's been mentioned. but i love how you can see a little where he was turning to, all the way back in October 86. Monotonous beat, that guitar tone, clear vocals. Maybe it's a little "Big Tall Wall" too

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Reply #25 posted 08/13/20 9:31am

thedoorkeeper

It's on Amazon too.
Just got it. biggrin
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Reply #26 posted 08/13/20 9:34am

Romeoblu

I can hear this version going well in a playlist including

Rebirth Of The Flesh
The Ball
Big Tall Wall (probably version 2)
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Reply #27 posted 08/13/20 9:35am

jaawwnn

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That steel drum is woeful lol


Still enjoying the track though. Awesome music

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Reply #28 posted 08/13/20 9:39am

MIRvmn

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I like this version of the song cool
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #29 posted 08/13/20 9:42am

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