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Reply #30 posted 01/26/21 1:26am

mediumdry

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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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It should have been done differently, basically, the music should be slower and pitched down. Prince recorded at a slower speed. (Bob George was treated differently though, there the voice was actually pitch shifted) It's more or less the same way that he recorded the guitar for a track like Hello.

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Prince, for a number of years, was using the studio as an experimental instrument. Lots of tracks have stuff that is sped up, slowed down, backwards or effects being put on backwards, sometimes stuff being put out of phase or put out of time with the way it was recorded (the left and right vocals on Pop Life, for instance).

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It seemed to be at a highpoint around the ATWIAD period and slowly getting less after that, but he loved playing around.

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What I'm saying is, it's very hard to listen to the songs as recorded, as the effects were part of the recordings.

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Reply #31 posted 01/26/21 6:33pm

hollywood0024

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Nah, it was perfect

What do you think of Lovesexy?
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Reply #32 posted 01/26/21 7:39pm

JayCrawford

hollywood0024 said:

JayCrawford said:

Nah, it was perfect

What do you think of Lovesexy?


Trash
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Reply #33 posted 01/26/21 7:55pm

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Sidebar: New P fan me bitd, SOTT was 1 of the 1st joints I bought from P (4 Housequake cuz it was in a scene in Girl 6, y'all no my story, anyways). I recall 4 like 2 minutes thinking this Camille was a whole other person n y r they featured so prominently on Prince's album lol.
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Reply #34 posted 01/27/21 2:27pm

hollywood0024

JayCrawford said:

hollywood0024 said:


What do you think of Lovesexy?


Trash

So, you think EVERYTHING after SOTT was trash?
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Reply #35 posted 01/27/21 3:32pm

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hollywood0024 said:

JayCrawford said:



Trash

So, you think EVERYTHING after SOTT was trash?


Yep. Everything after Sign O'the times was trash.
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Reply #36 posted 01/27/21 3:43pm

hollywood0024

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hollywood0024 said:


So, you think EVERYTHING after SOTT was trash?


Yep. Everything after Sign O'the times was trash.

Do you think Michael Jackson's BAD was trash?
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Reply #37 posted 01/27/21 4:42pm

JayCrawford

hollywood0024 said:

JayCrawford said:



Yep. Everything after Sign O'the times was trash.

Do you think Michael Jackson's BAD was trash?


Absolutely
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Reply #38 posted 01/28/21 10:52am

mediumdry

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hollywood0024 said:
Do you think Michael Jackson's BAD was trash?
Absolutely

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Off the wall was nice, Thriller was mediocre and then he fell off the deep end. I thought that was general consensus...

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Lovesexy is mostly trash, it was the first album I was very disappointed with. After that it's been hit and miss. He did some great stuff, but mostly it was a mixed bag.

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Reply #39 posted 01/29/21 4:34am

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I was 16 when SOTT was released and had no idea about the Camille alter ego. I wondered WTF he was doing with the pitched up vocals on some songs, and to a degree, felt like he was ruining a perfectly good song. Particularly Strange Relationship. So, yeah - at the time, I would prefer to have him record the album in his normal voice. But now, knowing all that we know about the whole Camille-thing.... cool

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Reply #40 posted 01/29/21 8:54am

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The alternate version of Strange Relationship that was bootlegged for years and appears on SOTT SDE is in his normal voice. Well, it might be slightly modulated, but it's not his full Camille vocal.

I prefer it. In fact, to answer the OP's original question, I do wish all of the songs were available in his normal voice.



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Reply #41 posted 01/29/21 4:13pm

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hollywood0024 said:


So, you think EVERYTHING after SOTT was trash?


Like recognizes its own. Leave him be and use your energy elsewhere.

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Reply #42 posted 01/30/21 2:07am

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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?


He's done it live in his real voice, lots of performances, still hits the high but you'll know it as he starts lower, seen him do it a fair bit so hope you'll find some footage
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Reply #43 posted 02/02/21 1:02pm

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Not I.

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Reply #44 posted 02/02/21 3:29pm

RODSERLING

coldcoffeeandcocacola 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?


He's done it live in his real voice, lots of performances, still hits the high but you'll know it as he starts lower, seen him do it a fair bit so hope you'll find some footage


In the movie SOTT.
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Reply #45 posted 02/03/21 9:21am

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Hell, if it was up to me, he would have continued singing every single song in his falsetto like he did on his early albums. Besides the "Minneapolis Sound" of his music, his falsetto defines the Prince "voice" for me. lol

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Reply #46 posted 02/07/21 3:24pm

hollywood0024

Bump
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Reply #47 posted 02/08/21 1:20pm

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Nope - it's exactly how it should have been. It's what makes it so great.

As others have noted, maybe he went a little too far with the voice on Cosmic Day? Hard to judge since he never released that song.


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Reply #48 posted 02/09/21 8:20am

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Absolutely not.

"I think people ought to know that we're anti-fascist, we're anti-violence, we're anti-racist and we're pro-creative. We're against ignorance."
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Reply #49 posted 02/13/21 4:42pm

hollywood0024

Bump
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Reply #50 posted 02/15/21 2:41pm

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hollywood0024 said:

Bump


I thought it was against the rules to bump your own thread like this? I've seen people get pinged for it, but ... now, not so much?

Asking for a friend.

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Reply #51 posted 02/15/21 5:44pm

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Done lost yo mind
Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #52 posted 02/15/21 5:45pm

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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?


All live versions are in his regular voice
Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #53 posted 02/16/21 4:53am

jfenster

Stop trying to change him
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Reply #54 posted 02/16/21 2:00pm

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Fuck no. SOTT is perfect.

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Reply #55 posted 02/17/21 1:32pm

hollywood0024

TrivialPursuit said:



hollywood0024 said:


Bump


I thought it was against the rules to bump your own thread like this? I've seen people get pinged for it, but ... now, not so much?

Asking for a friend.


Didnt know we weren't allowed to bump them up
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Reply #56 posted 02/18/21 3:29am

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N O

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #57 posted 02/18/21 11:32am

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JayCrawford said:

hollywood0024 said:


Do you think Michael Jackson's BAD was trash?


Absolutely


Fuck. So my favorite album of all times is trash. What a miserabile life I'm leading so far...

(Wrong quote, I'm referring to Lovesexy)
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Reply #58 posted 02/18/21 12:58pm

capricorn75

hollywood0024 said:

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"... [Edited 1/24/21 15:16pm] [Edited 1/25/21 10:35am]

Sorry, no.

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Reply #59 posted 02/18/21 1:20pm

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Nah.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."

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