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Reply #30 posted 02/10/21 8:38pm

onlyforaminute

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dodger said:

It's hard to argue with Do Me, Baby, Adore and The Beautiful Ones being in the very top tier.

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Although I'm all about The Hits edit of Do Me, Baby. The album version with the 'I'm so cold, hold me' brings a lump to the back of my shorts

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Personally, I'd have Shhh and I Hate U near the top of my list

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Anyway...

I wouldn't say the greatest. But it made me uncomfortable like SISIA used to. Which says a lot.

Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #31 posted 02/13/21 5:58pm

Graycap23

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I'm not quite sure what 2 call the song "Solo" but if it is a ballad, it is his best one.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #32 posted 02/13/21 6:34pm

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It's among Prince's very best ballads for me, yes. But perhaps the greatest in my estimation would have to be 'Revelation', particularly in terms of later material.
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Reply #33 posted 02/14/21 1:10am

FunkyStrange

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all his best ballads have laser sounds and awful distortion

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Reply #34 posted 02/14/21 4:03am

funkaholic1972

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Far from, IMHO.

Some of his greatest ballads according to me:

- Do Me Baby

- The Beautiful Ones

- How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

- Adore

- The Question Of U

- Joy In Repetition

- eye Love U but eye Don't Trust You Anymore

- Solo

All of these I enjoy more than The Breakdown, I can't stand the distortion.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #35 posted 02/14/21 4:10am

Revolution81

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I wouldn't call it a Ballad, its more a "Lament"...and not a very good one IMO, the lyrics are unrelateable and cheesy

What's the use in half a story, half a dream
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Reply #36 posted 02/14/21 4:22am

jfenster

FunkyStrange said:

all his best ballads have laser sounds and awful distortion


Hi must want everything to soundthesame
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Reply #37 posted 02/14/21 5:29am

NoSwan

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The One!
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Reply #38 posted 02/14/21 7:36am

thisisreece

The lyrics are trite, but the vocal delivery is really impassioned - which is about all it's got going for it. The production of the studio version is really bad.

I remember loving listening to it on an audio boot of the Montreux gig. Recorded with 3rdeyegirl it might have made a very good addition to Plectrumelectrum. But then I remember watching the boot and being very confused by the muted out horn section.
Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #39 posted 02/14/21 8:04am

Margot

I find that I am drawn more to his spirituals:

-Still Would Stand All Time

-The Cross

-The Love We Make

-Love, Thy Will Be Done

Or the FUNKY.

Breakdown is really raw, though. I think he even said that it was like having no protection (emotionally)

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Reply #40 posted 02/14/21 9:09am

nayroo2002

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MattyJam said:

dodger said:
'I'm so cold, hold me' brings a lump to the back of my shorts
It makes you shit yourself?

i can't stop laughing!!!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #41 posted 02/14/21 9:14am

IAdoreWeronika

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nayroo2002 said:



MattyJam said:


dodger said:
'I'm so cold, hold me' brings a lump to the back of my shorts

It makes you shit yourself?

i can't stop laughing!!!


Touching cloth
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Reply #42 posted 02/14/21 9:57am

LoveGalore

Good God no. To be honest, most of his late ballads weren't awesome.

Damn U, Insatiable, Scandalous, DMB, Adore, TBO, SISIA, ILUIM, Shhh, The One,

Prince has some of the best ballads of all time. Breakdown isn't close.
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Reply #43 posted 02/14/21 5:18pm

purplepolitici
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Great vocals/screams. "C there's a door that u can walk thru, where there used 2 be a wall" 2 the end is so Princely n poignant. Beautiful song.
For all time I am with you, you are with me.
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Reply #44 posted 02/14/21 5:22pm

Margot

He cried after singing it @ Montreux 2013. The lyrics seemed to touch a place deep w/in him.

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Reply #45 posted 02/15/21 9:44am

RJOrion

Margot said:


I'm more interested in the lyrics as he is sharing on a deep level.




same here. 100%... probably his most honest and revealing song ever... it sounded like he somehow knew what was coming ...and why
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Reply #46 posted 02/16/21 4:07am

MIRvmn

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It's a good ballad but This could be us and Revelation is much better.
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #47 posted 02/16/21 3:22pm

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Sound- and lyricwise it is a bit of an oddity among his ballads and not really a song that I listen to very often because of its production and the unrelatable lyrics. But of all his later songs this is the one song I´d like to know more about because it obviously meant a lot to him. He spoke about it on the Arsenio Hall show and he had a bit of an emotional reaction while playing it in Montreux. Makes me wonder what or who the song is really about.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #48 posted 02/17/21 12:05am

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To all those complaining about the distortion... When it was first released on 3rdeyegrild.com, it was ACTUALLY distorted. I can't begin to comprehend how/ why it was released like that.

It's an amazing song on an amazing album, but my favourite version is the Montreux performance - there's a lot of passion there.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #49 posted 02/17/21 6:20am

SquirrelMeat

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Overlooked faves...

1. The One

2. Somewhere here on earth

3. Savior

4. Goodbye

5. The love we make

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Reply #50 posted 02/17/21 6:36am

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SquirrelMeat said:

Overlooked faves...

1. The One


2. Somewhere here on earth


3. Savior


4. Goodbye


5. The love we make



Nice choices! I'd add Revelation, Future Soul Song and The One also.
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Reply #51 posted 02/17/21 7:05am

RJOrion

Prince's most underrated slow joint = "When 2 R In Love"


that could be top 5, too
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Reply #52 posted 02/17/21 8:56am

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Pink Cashmere betta.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #53 posted 02/17/21 9:54am

fredmagnus

bluegangsta said:

To all those complaining about the distortion... When it was first released on 3rdeyegrild.com, it was ACTUALLY distorted. I can't begin to comprehend how/ why it was released like that.

It's an amazing song on an amazing album, but my favourite version is the Montreux performance - there's a lot of passion there.



Agreed.

I don't know who was the sound engineer at the time but he just needed to be fired straight away.
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Reply #54 posted 02/18/21 2:01pm

Graycap23

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fredmagnus said:

bluegangsta said:

To all those complaining about the distortion... When it was first released on 3rdeyegrild.com, it was ACTUALLY distorted. I can't begin to comprehend how/ why it was released like that.

It's an amazing song on an amazing album, but my favourite version is the Montreux performance - there's a lot of passion there.

Agreed. I don't know who was the sound engineer at the time but he just needed to be fired straight away.

Was that husband of the 3rd eye girl drummer the engineer?

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #55 posted 02/18/21 2:22pm

Margot

Graycap23 said:

fredmagnus said:

bluegangsta said: Agreed. I don't know who was the sound engineer at the time but he just needed to be fired straight away.

Was that husband of the 3rd eye girl drummer the engineer?

I think you are referring to Josh Welton. I think his title was 'producer'...perhaps there was overlay.

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Reply #56 posted 02/23/21 4:40pm

FunkJam

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Not sure I can decide that, but I'm gonna throw "Scandalous" into the mix!

"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system" - Bruce Lee
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Reply #57 posted 02/23/21 8:35pm

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Good song, but not even close to his greatest ever. I think Adore would be much closer, not sure what his greatest would be.

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Reply #58 posted 02/25/21 11:07am

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The screams at the end nearly ruin it and it's a tad self-conscious sounding throughout. There are quite a few songs I prefer over it from the same album.

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Reply #59 posted 02/27/21 2:56pm

EddieC

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After watching Brittany Howard cover this song, I really think it is a great song. You all should check it out in YouTube. It is the 5th song in this live set: https://m.youtube.com/wat...Kpx4-wlyaQ [Edited 2/9/21 18:38pm] [Edited 2/9/21 18:40pm]

Nice. Thanks for pointing this out.

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