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thebanishedone

Favourite version of How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?

What is your favourite version of How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?

I would say take 2 from 1999 deluxe if i never heard those 1999 tour live versions.

The early live versions where the b section of the song is only Jill Jones Dez and Lisa on back vox and tambourine and Prince add libbing stuff like: Why can't you call me sometime,it's one lousy mother fu.kin dime .So my favourite version is the one where Prince sings and talk about his new girl being a nurse and she wants to give him a full body exemination.Prince there is nothing wrong with your body...Than Prince would say to the audiance :What you think baby,i mean check this body out.And as he continues he finish with :Baby why don't you come to my door,we don't have to do it on the bed,we can do it on the floor.Thats the version from the circulating pro shoot video from the early leg of 1999 tour. On the second leg they did a full band version in the b section(like the b section he did on ONA 2002 tour) but it killed the vibe and intimacy of acappela b section.

So whats your favourite and why ?

BTW i was never too fond of Hits b side version ,simply because Prince was banging too hard on the piano keys. smile

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Reply #1 posted 01/12/21 6:14pm

Phase3

I prefer the version on the hits/b sides.I hate that it fades out and hope we will get to hair the full version some day.
Favorite LIVE version is the Syracuse 1985 version.
I like bits of the version on the 1999 set that was released last year but overall that version is overdone with too much of the repeating of "How come u dont call me" by the lisa and jill.
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Reply #2 posted 01/12/21 9:01pm

MIInsane

Gotta go with the B-Side version. That track is flawless.

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Reply #3 posted 01/12/21 11:40pm

andrewm7

my favorite is the duet version with Alicia Keyes from the LA forum in 2011 smile

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Reply #4 posted 01/13/21 11:50am

Margot

andrewm7 said:

my favorite is the duet version with Alicia Keyes from the LA forum in 2011 smile

Me too. He was on fire that night.

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Reply #5 posted 01/13/21 2:35pm

thebanishedone

Margot said:

andrewm7 said:

my favorite is the duet version with Alicia Keyes from the LA forum in 2011 smile

Me too. He was on fire that night.

she did it with him live in 2002 on ONA tour

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Reply #6 posted 01/13/21 2:52pm

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MIInsane said:

Gotta go with the B-Side version. That track is flawless.


Same nod

Most of the versions of it are cool since it's a good song to start with but the b-side version is a 10/10



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Reply #7 posted 01/13/21 2:56pm

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MIInsane said:

Gotta go with the B-Side version. That track is flawless.



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