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Thread started 01/24/21 3:07pm

hollywood0024

Anyone else wish Prince would have recorded all of the SOTT album in his normal voice?

I love SOTT don't get me wrong but I think it would have been even better with his real voice on all of it and NO "Camille"...
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Reply #1 posted 01/24/21 3:22pm

JayCrawford

Nah, it was perfect
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Reply #2 posted 01/24/21 3:43pm

TwiliteKid

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Nope.
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Reply #3 posted 01/24/21 3:54pm

wilmer

I love the whole Camille concept, so the answer is no. If anything, the inclusion of Camille songs piqued my curiosity even more about all the songs associated with it.
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Reply #4 posted 01/24/21 4:13pm

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No.
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Reply #5 posted 01/24/21 5:15pm

FragileUnderto
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No
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 #6 posted 01/24/21 5:43pm

Phase3

No!!!!
I kinda wish he recorded all of it in his Camille voice
Can you imagine "Adore" with camille on vocals?
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Reply #7 posted 01/24/21 5:53pm

hollywood0024

I think If I Was Your Girlfriend especially would have sounded better in his real voice! Anyone ever heard that song in his real voice?
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Reply #8 posted 01/24/21 6:21pm

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hollywood0024 said:

I think If I Was Your Girlfriend especially would have sounded better in his real voice! Anyone ever heard that song in his real voice?


But that would negate the concept of the song - the ambiguity.

Prince sung it many times live without his voice being modified over the years and those renditions are widely available. There's a truly spellbinding live version on the DVD of the New Years Eve 87 gig that accompanies physical copies of SOTT Super Deluxe and Prince performed it widely on that tour. It resurfaced during the 1997 Jam of the Year tour, the New Power Soul tour in 98 and the various Welcome 2 America tours between 2010-12.
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Reply #9 posted 01/24/21 6:43pm

JayCrawford

hollywood0024 said:

I think If I Was Your Girlfriend especially would have sounded better in his real voice! Anyone ever heard that song in his real voice?


Do you wish Madonna did that song instead. Is that what YOU'RE really trying to say?
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Reply #10 posted 01/24/21 6:45pm

hollywood0024

JayCrawford said:

hollywood0024 said:

I think If I Was Your Girlfriend especially would have sounded better in his real voice! Anyone ever heard that song in his real voice?


Do you wish Madonna did that song instead. Is that what YOU'RE really trying to say?

lol
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Reply #11 posted 01/24/21 7:51pm

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Phase3 said:

Can you imagine "Adore" with camille on vocals?

Not at all lol


But wouldn't be against it
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Reply #12 posted 01/24/21 8:13pm

TrivialPursuit

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hollywood0024 said:

I think If I Was Your Girlfriend especially would have sounded better in his real voice! Anyone ever heard that song in his real voice?


I mean, he did sing in his regular voice on SOTT movie.

But I do think something like "If I Was Your Girlfriend" would've benefited just the same from his regular voice.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #13 posted 01/24/21 9:17pm

FasterThan67

i think it depends on the tracks.

songs like If I Was Your Girlfriend are an absolute NO. that song in particular is arguably Prince at his most genius. the meaning of the song gets much deeper using the Camille voice.

however, i think Strange Relationship is better without the Camille voice. the W&L version we got on the vault disc 1 kicks the album version’s ass, imo

songs like U Got the Look, Housequake, Strange Relationship, and Feel U Up would be just as good without the Camille voice, but they’re so fun with it that i would rather have them with the altered voice.

IIWYG, Shockadelica, Rebirth of the Flesh, Crystal Ball, and Good Love wouldn’t be as good without it. i kinda wish Prince would’ve used the Camille voice on Hot Thing, but i don’t think he was feeling his Camille vibes as he was writing that one.
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Reply #14 posted 01/24/21 10:27pm

TonyVanDam

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Sign 'O' The Times the album is excellent as it is, with Prince and/or Camillie on lead vocals.

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However, I still wish The Prince Estate would release The Dream Factory. THAT was the album that should have been release after Parade.

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Reply #15 posted 01/25/21 1:00am

thebanishedone

you know that all of those songs are out there De Camilliased .

i have it

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Reply #16 posted 01/25/21 2:22am

Ymaginatif

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Absolutely not.

Live versions of 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' without the Camille voice almost inevitably sound flat and boring to me.

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Reply #17 posted 01/25/21 3:08am

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nope - its fine how it was done.

also, dream factory doesnt need to be released.

it was never finished. it was just an idea, that then became SOTT.

crystal ball you could make a case for as being a finished album, as it was submitted, but even that doesnt have artwork. plus i dont really need that as an album. you can make it yourself if you really want to.

i would like camille on vinyl though, as that had a test pressing at least, but hey, who knows if thatll happen.

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Reply #18 posted 01/25/21 11:58am

Dazza

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Nope
Green virgin teenager, or filthy rich yuppy. Pussy cat pussy cat, where for out thou puppy
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Reply #19 posted 01/25/21 12:13pm

nayroo2002

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no

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #20 posted 01/25/21 12:31pm

Empress

Hell no!

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Reply #21 posted 01/25/21 12:38pm

thebanishedone

anybody who is interested in studio versions of Camille songs with normal voice can org note me and we can discuss wink

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Reply #22 posted 01/25/21 12:40pm

nayroo2002

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thebanishedone said:

anybody who is interested in studio versions of Camille songs with normal voice can org note me and we can discuss wink

Wow!

Then you have much more to add to this forum!

You were actualy IN THE STUDIO???

eek eek eek

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #23 posted 01/25/21 1:00pm

thebanishedone

nayroo2002 said:

thebanishedone said:

anybody who is interested in studio versions of Camille songs with normal voice can org note me and we can discuss wink

Wow!

Then you have much more to add to this forum!

You were actualy IN THE STUDIO???

eek eek eek

no,the versions are circulating and i have it

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Reply #24 posted 01/25/21 1:08pm

thebanishedone

Housequake,Shockadelica,U Got The Look and If I Was Your Girlfriend circulate around the web with a normal voice .i'm talking about studio versions wink

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Reply #25 posted 01/25/21 1:09pm

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nayroo2002 said:



thebanishedone said:


anybody who is interested in studio versions of Camille songs with normal voice can org note me and we can discuss wink



Wow!


Then you have much more to add to this forum!


You were actualy IN THE STUDIO???


eek eek eek



Don't get too excited. It's just the Camille songs with the pitch shifted down. As a result the music is also pitched down. It isn't a pleasant listen.
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Reply #26 posted 01/25/21 1:19pm

thebanishedone

VaultCurator said:

nayroo2002 said:

Wow!

Then you have much more to add to this forum!

You were actualy IN THE STUDIO???

eek eek eek

Don't get too excited. It's just the Camille songs with the pitch shifted down. As a result the music is also pitched down. It isn't a pleasant listen.

i agree but it ain't bad at all,let the others judge as well smile

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Reply #27 posted 01/25/21 1:20pm

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With regards to OPs question, the Camille voice really doesn't bother me. I've been listening to these songs for so long now that I'm just used to them sounding that way. I do enjoy the original version of Strange Relationship, so I'd probably enjoy the other songs just as much if they were done in his straight voice.

Having said that, I think using the Camille voice on top of his falsetto was a little overkill. I'd be interested in hearing Cosmic Day without the pitch shift.
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Reply #28 posted 01/25/21 1:28pm

nayroo2002

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VaultCurator said:

nayroo2002 said:

Wow!

Then you have much more to add to this forum!

You were actualy IN THE STUDIO???

eek eek eek

Don't get too excited. It's just the Camille songs with the pitch shifted down. As a result the music is also pitched down. It isn't a pleasant listen.

sorry

being cheeky and rude

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #29 posted 01/25/21 4:16pm

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other ideaz:

Linn drum without flange or phase pedals.

Less distortion on the aggressive guitar solos.

1 album every 3 years.

Shelve Around the World in a Day in '85 to begin two-year build-up for Purple Rain II instead of SOTT in '87.

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gr8thread, interesting topic on how to neuter Prince's aristic inclinations in favor of a more palatable generic by-the-numbers cookie-cutter career.

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