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Thread started 02/17/21 11:35am

carlitoz

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Was Prince working on a specific new album when he passed?

Sorry if this is already common knowledge, but I was wondering if in any interviews or posts before his death he mentioned a new project planned. I do know he would be recording all the time, but I’m curious if something specific was in the works. I don’t know, a HITNRUN phase 3 or something.
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Reply #1 posted 02/17/21 11:42am

OperatingTheta
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To my awareness it was Black is the New Black and a new MPLS sound album featuring a full orchestra. Also a live album of one or both of his final Piano & Microphone shows in Atlanta.
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Reply #2 posted 02/17/21 11:56am

RJOrion

"new MPLS sound album featuring a full orchestra"

^^^^^^^

LMAO...WTF?

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Reply #3 posted 02/17/21 11:59am

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RJOrion said:

"new MPLS sound album featuring a full orchestra"




^^^^^




LMAO...WTF?


No joke. Prince said that he and Michael B. Nelson were working on arrangements with horns and orchestra and that would be the new Minneapolis sound. Baltimore gives us an idea of that sound. Unfortunately, he didn't live long enough to develop it.
[Edited 2/17/21 12:00pm]
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Reply #4 posted 02/17/21 12:16pm

Rimshottbob

I believe this 'new sound' he found was recording, say, a guitar solo for a song, and then removing the guitar from the track, and orchestrating what the guitar played, and using that in the track, such as is evidenced in Balitmore.

Man I love that song. It gets a rough time round here, but I think it's fantastic.

And so yes, this was mentioned as something Prince was working on near the end, as well as an instrumental album, by what were they called? NPGQ? The jazzy quartet/orchestra thing, I forget their name lol !

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Reply #5 posted 02/17/21 12:45pm

LoveGalore

SantanaMaitreya said:

RJOrion said:

"new MPLS sound album featuring a full orchestra"




^^^^^




LMAO...WTF?


No joke. Prince said that he and Michael B. Nelson were working on arrangements with horns and orchestra and that would be the new Minneapolis sound. Baltimore gives us an idea of that sound. Unfortunately, he didn't live long enough to develop it.
[Edited 2/17/21 12:00pm]


Who knows what he even really meant since that was the process with NPG Horns always. Remember when Prince checked MBN on the Billy Jack Bitch guide track.
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Reply #6 posted 02/17/21 6:13pm

Margot

Was MonoNeon playing bass w/P? I seem to remember he was around @ that time.

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Reply #7 posted 02/17/21 7:04pm

Purplegarden

I remember a video leaked from Paisley Park in March 2016 and you could see Studio A and some funky music playing. I suspected it was Hit n Run Phase 3.

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My understanding was any or all of these were coming out or in the works

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1. Hit n Run Phase 3 and possibly up to Phase 5 (Mainly new recordings and workings of old vault tracks).

2. The Michael B Nelson Horns/Orchestra album

3. Another 3EG album

4. Live set of the Piano and Microphone tour

5. Black is the New Black - New Prince solo set of funk styled music

6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.

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Reply #8 posted 02/17/21 11:19pm

CandaceS

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Purplegarden said:

I remember a video leaked from Paisley Park in March 2016 and you could see Studio A and some funky music playing. I suspected it was Hit n Run Phase 3.

.

My understanding was any or all of these were coming out or in the works

.

1. Hit n Run Phase 3 and possibly up to Phase 5 (Mainly new recordings and workings of old vault tracks).

2. The Michael B Nelson Horns/Orchestra album

3. Another 3EG album

4. Live set of the Piano and Microphone tour

5. Black is the New Black - New Prince solo set of funk styled music

6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.


Will "Black is the New Black" or ANY of those EVER see the light of day?! pout

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #9 posted 02/18/21 2:24am

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Purplegarden said:

6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.

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Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.

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Reply #10 posted 02/18/21 2:36am

funkbabyandthe
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her last album was superb.

im sure there will be a few gems in these albums but im not expecting any full length album masterpieces.

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Reply #11 posted 02/18/21 3:30am

leecaldon

BartVanHemelen said:

Purplegarden said:

6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.

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Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.

She said he could be a 'judgemental asshole'?

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Reply #12 posted 02/18/21 3:55am

funkbabyandthe
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funny cos her last album is great

shame prince didnt take more pointers from her.

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Reply #13 posted 02/18/21 5:08am

jdcxc

BartVanHemelen said:

Purplegarden said:

6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.

.

Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.


This site is getting Trumpian with its Prince Disinfo. 😂 She has spoken adoringly of Prince...

“That time in my life, knowing him, was so surreal and special. It didn’t hit me for a long time, the reality of his passing. He’s very missed. I also wish that I could have sent him this new album, because I feel like that’s what he was always wanting me to do: make something that I was really proud of.”

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Reply #14 posted 02/18/21 5:38am

JorisE73

Purplegarden said:

I remember a video leaked from Paisley Park in March 2016 and you could see Studio A and some funky music playing. I suspected it was Hit n Run Phase 3.

.

My understanding was any or all of these were coming out or in the works

.

1. Hit n Run Phase 3 and possibly up to Phase 5 (Mainly new recordings and workings of old vault tracks).

2. The Michael B Nelson Horns/Orchestra album

3. Another 3EG album

4. Live set of the Piano and Microphone tour

5. Black is the New Black - New Prince solo set of funk styled music

6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.


NPGQ was in the works or completed.

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Reply #15 posted 02/18/21 7:42am

RJOrion

BartVanHemelen said:



Purplegarden said:



6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.



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Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.




i think thats complete bullshit...provide a link (like u normally do) of Miss LaHavas saying that and i will apologize to you in this forum
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Reply #16 posted 02/18/21 8:17am

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

funny cos her last album is great

shame prince didnt take more pointers from her.


That's a strange comment. What pointers could a near 40 year veteran in the music industry, an undisputed icon, take from someone in their mid-20's who, at the time, had only been in the biz for a couple of minutes?

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Reply #17 posted 02/18/21 11:54am

IAdoreWeronika

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BartVanHemelen said:



Purplegarden said:



6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.



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Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because = Comment deleted - l'ange bleu moderator - can be a very judgemental asshole.


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Reply #18 posted 02/18/21 11:56am

IAdoreWeronika

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RJOrion said:

BartVanHemelen said:



Purplegarden said:



6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.



.


Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.




i think thats complete bullshit...provide a link (like u normally do) of Miss LaHavas saying that and i will apologize to you in this forum

Still waiting bart?
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Reply #19 posted 02/18/21 12:30pm

Milty2

Jeez people are uptight in this place. Christ.

Back to the question of the thread....yes I've always wondered that too. Personally, I had the thought that Prince was looking for a sound the last few years of his life. He may have just been doing what was interesting him at the moment but there were wild swings in styles: 3rdEyeGirl, Hit and Run I (electronic and then more organic Hit and Run II), the NPG big band format and Piano and A Microphone. Then we was messing with Mono Neon and co. towards the end.

If there is anything that is complete however, I hope the Estate does release it. Sometimes I feel like the Vault material is kind of moot since so much has been bootlegged for so many years.

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Reply #20 posted 02/18/21 2:58pm

lavendardrumma
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Rimshottbob said:

I believe this 'new sound' he found was recording, say, a guitar solo for a song, and then removing the guitar from the track, and orchestrating what the guitar played, and using that in the track, such as is evidenced in Balitmore.



This sums it up, and he said it would change how he made music from then on, and he planned to release a lot of material that way. What he meant by it, beyond Baltimore, we don't really know though. He could have always made a guide track for the orchestration, so there had to have been something deeper going on. He had to know he could have any instrument transcribed into orchestrated notation, and he had to have done it in the past (maybe with Parade?) but I guess something about finding a partner that unlocked something creatively for him helped.

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Reply #21 posted 02/18/21 10:12pm

Graycap23

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When was Prince NOT working on a new album?

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #22 posted 02/19/21 7:35am

funkbabyandthe
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TheBigBang said:



funkbabyandthebabysitters said:


funny cos her last album is great


shame prince didnt take more pointers from her.




That's a strange comment. What pointers could a near 40 year veteran in the music industry, an undisputed icon, take from someone in their mid-20's who, at the time, had only been in the biz for a couple of minutes?



You think older artists cant be inspired by younger artists? Or older artists shouldnt be produced by younger ones? neutral
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Reply #23 posted 02/19/21 12:06pm

nayroo2002

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Graycap23 said:

When was Prince NOT working on a new album?

Exactly! cool

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #24 posted 02/20/21 7:37am

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I bet Prince was that prolific there'll be a "Black is the New Orange" album in there and also "Black is the New Wack"

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Reply #25 posted 02/20/21 12:22pm

dodger

BartVanHemelen said:



Purplegarden said:



6. New Protege albums? - Judith Hill, Ida, Joshua Welton, Liane Lahavas and Paloma Ayana.



.


Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.



LOL
Even from the grave he triggers you and you still hate him with a passion. Yet you trawl the internet every waking hour seeking news you can re-post all over. Quite strange and sad
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You hate him because you love him, but you can’t love him because you hate him..
LOL
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Reply #26 posted 02/27/21 6:50pm

tclifton

He was working on a jazz project with MonoNeon. I heard some of it at Paisley during a tour last year.

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Reply #27 posted 03/03/21 11:06am

CandaceS

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dodger said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Lianne La Havas? LOL. She sent him some songs to get his reaction, but she said in an interview that she didn't even sent all of her music because Prince could be a very judgemental asshole.

LOL Even from the grave he triggers you and you still hate him with a passion. Yet you trawl the internet every waking hour seeking news you can re-post all over. Quite strange and sad . You hate him because you love him, but you can’t love him because you hate him.. LOL


Goodness, I only see what he posts here. Where else is he posting?

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