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TrivialPursuit

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"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - New Director's Cut

RnRHoF director Joel Gallen posted this on what is pr...uTube page, with the following caption:

"17 years after this stunning performance by Prince, I finally had the chance to go in and re-edit it slightly - since there were several shots that were bothering me. I got rid of all the dissolves and made them all cuts, and added lots more close ups of Prince during his solo. I think it's better now. Let me know what you think. Joel."

The closeups of Prince do stand out now, and it seems to highlight Prince during his solo. I still think one of the best moments is when Prince leans back into the audience, and Dhani Harrison has this huge smile on his face, his head bobbing, just enjoying the showmanship that is Prince's performance. Tom Petty seems relatively unaffected, but Jeff Lynne can be seen smiling as well. It's one thing to have Prince on stage playing every known guitar trick (and really, nothing he did on guitar is new, he just did it to a very interesting song, and... well, he's Prince), but it's quite another to do it to a song like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

I like the new edits. They're subtle and it feels more natural and complimentary to the music.

"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 #1 posted 04/28/21 12:02pm

CoolMF

And still not shot of the guitar returning back to Earth at the end of the performance...

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Reply #2 posted 04/28/21 12:49pm

dodger

Yes, agree on the moment he leans back to be caught by his bodyguard. I'm sure it's the first time we've been able to see a couple of the other guys smiling along with Dhani at his showmanship.
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I enjoy his performance even more after Morris Hayes revealed P told him he kept it low key in rehearsal but then went full on Prince on the show
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Reply #3 posted 04/28/21 4:34pm

thebanishedone

Except that little untalented twat Dhanni totally changed his story
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Reply #4 posted 04/28/21 8:20pm

Phase3

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Except that little untalented twat Dhanni totally changed his story

I heard about that.Wonder why he did that??
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Reply #5 posted 04/28/21 10:22pm

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thebanishedone said:

Except that little untalented twat Dhanni totally changed his story


Wait, I didn't hear this.

"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 #6 posted 04/29/21 12:17am

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TrivialPursuit said:



thebanishedone said:


Except that little untalented twat Dhanni totally changed his story


Wait, I didn't hear this.


I think Dhani said prince was being disrespectful and was showing off.Something similar to that
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Reply #7 posted 04/29/21 12:28am

thebanishedone

TrivialPursuit said:



thebanishedone said:


Except that little untalented twat Dhanni totally changed his story


Wait, I didn't hear this.


He said something along tge way that he was laughing because he was embarresed.Maybe it's because he is on stage with music legends and all he does is strum unplugged acoustic .lol
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Reply #8 posted 04/29/21 5:53am

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thebanishedone said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Wait, I didn't hear this.

He said something along tge way that he was laughing because he was embarresed.Maybe it's because he is on stage with music legends and all he does is strum unplugged acoustic .lol

Interesting, I remember him saying very positive things before.

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Reply #9 posted 04/29/21 6:12am

dodger

leecaldon said:

thebanishedone said:

TrivialPursuit said: He said something along tge way that he was laughing because he was embarresed.Maybe it's because he is on stage with music legends and all he does is strum unplugged acoustic .lol

Interesting, I remember him saying very positive things before.

On the night he was smiling and nodding at P and at the end could be heard saying 'where's Prince?" but a few years later...

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Dhani in an interview: "the classic back bend guitar throw, which was a little gratuitous...I was smiling because I was just like...oh man...I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on...I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was..."

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Reply #10 posted 04/29/21 9:28am

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dodger said:



leecaldon said:




thebanishedone said:


TrivialPursuit said: He said something along tge way that he was laughing because he was embarresed.Maybe it's because he is on stage with music legends and all he does is strum unplugged acoustic .lol

Interesting, I remember him saying very positive things before.



On the night he was smiling and nodding at P and at the end could be heard saying 'where's Prince?" but a few years later...


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Dhani in an interview: "the classic back bend guitar throw, which was a little gratuitous...I was smiling because I was just like...oh man...I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on...I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was..."

yap ,and it's interesting that he didn't feel akward strummin his unplugged guitar
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Reply #11 posted 04/29/21 10:46am

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thebanishedone said:

dodger said:

On the night he was smiling and nodding at P and at the end could be heard saying 'where's Prince?" but a few years later...

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Dhani in an interview: "the classic back bend guitar throw, which was a little gratuitous...I was smiling because I was just like...oh man...I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on...I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was..."

yap ,and it's interesting that he didn't feel akward strummin his unplugged guitar


I remember Dhani changing his tune, but the video pretty much says it all. In that moment, on stage, Dhani was in pure awe of Prince and everything Prince was doing.

I always wonder why they chose THIS song to highlight George Harrison, when the album version guitar solo is actually performed by Eric Clapton?

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Reply #12 posted 04/29/21 11:05am

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Se7en said:



thebanishedone said:


dodger said:


On the night he was smiling and nodding at P and at the end could be heard saying 'where's Prince?" but a few years later...


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Dhani in an interview: "the classic back bend guitar throw, which was a little gratuitous...I was smiling because I was just like...oh man...I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on...I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was..."



yap ,and it's interesting that he didn't feel akward strummin his unplugged guitar


I remember Dhani changing his tune, but the video pretty much says it all. In that moment, on stage, Dhani was in pure awe of Prince and everything Prince was doing.

I always wonder why they chose THIS song to highlight George Harrison, when the album version guitar solo is actually performed by Eric Clapton?

i'm glad they did.imagine if they had choosen My Sweet Lord. smile
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Reply #13 posted 04/29/21 11:09am

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dodger said:

leecaldon said:

Interesting, I remember him saying very positive things before.

On the night he was smiling and nodding at P and at the end could be heard saying 'where's Prince?" but a few years later...

.

Dhani in an interview: "the classic back bend guitar throw, which was a little gratuitous...I was smiling because I was just like...oh man...I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on...I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was..."


What a little bitch. It was only awkward to him because where's his career? He's only there before he looks like his father and shares his name. No one is calling him because he's talented or has made even an ounce of difference in the musical landscape of the fucking world.

Tom's like wallpaper anyway. You can't get a read on the guy. Jeff Lynne smiled and obviously appreciated the moment.

And if the back bend is "classic," why is it suddenly "gratuitous?" The little cunt is talking out of both sides of his trust fund mouth.

Se7en was right - he was in pure awe of Prince.

"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 #14 posted 04/29/21 11:25am

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Wait...does it really matter anyway?? The solo is cemented as LEGENDARY! It’s the only evidence I ever need to display to friends how badass Prince was on Guitar. Who give two fucks about what someone as musically irrelevant as Dhani says about it. It speaks for itself. PERIOD!
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Reply #15 posted 04/29/21 11:41am

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Nothing in what Dahni says after the fact alludes to him saying anything bad about Prince or the performance. He's affirmed the fact that he enjoyed the showmanship. He's just commenting on the unexpectedness of the whole thing. Dude is a profesional musician and everyone is saying that he's playing an unplugged guitar? At his father's induction to the hall of fame? Little bitch? Talentless? Cunt? Twat?

Seriously "ladies" & "gentlemen"? That's fuckin' petty

Y'all are way too fuckin' sensitive.

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Bighead said:

Nothing in what Dahni says after the fact alludes to him saying anything bad about Prince or the performance. He's affirmed the fact that he enjoyed the showmanship. He's just commenting on the unexpectedness of the whole thing. Dude is a profesional musician and everyone is saying that he's playing an unplugged guitar? At his father's induction to the hall of fame? Little bitch? Talentless? Cunt? Twat?

Seriously "ladies" & "gentlemen"? That's fuckin' petty.

Y'all are way too fuckin' sensitive.


First, he is a twat for what he said.

Second, no one's over sensitive. Believe me when I say I'm the last person to wear purple tinted glasses when it comes to all things Prince. I'll critique him as quick as I praise him.

I'm not sure what you read, but I read, "I was smiling because I was just like,oh man. I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on. I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was." What's more awkward is his whole persona on stage. It liteally looks like a kid on stage with a big band and trying to act like a real musician. Oh wait...

What the hell is going on is that Dhani knew Prince was going to play the solo. It wasn't some unexpected surprise to see Prince up there. How is that awkward? After rewatching it after my last reply, I realized that even Tom Petty was smiling right at Prince, just after the back bend, as much as Prince was smiling at him. Look at the faces of the organist, or the drummer or anyone else. Smiling or not, they have the same reaction that Dhani had - pure awe.

If he "enjoyed the showmanship," why is he up in his feelings about the back bend? It's such a minor part of it, but now he wants to try and tear up the whole thing for this one tiny element?

I don't know if his guitar was unplugged or not, nor do I care. There's a cord in his guitar. It's clear. Is that cord plugged into an amp? I can't tell, nor do I care to go frame by frame to figure it out.

When it was over, you can see musicians high-fiving each other because the performance was truly all that and a bag of chips. Except for, apparently, Dhani who is just embarrassed by the whole thing.

This sums up Dhani in the grand scheme of it all. And I don't mean the bulldog.



"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 #17 posted 04/29/21 1:20pm

thebanishedone

Bighead said:

Nothing in what Dahni says after the fact alludes to him saying anything bad about Prince or the performance. He's affirmed the fact that he enjoyed the showmanship. He's just commenting on the unexpectedness of the whole thing. Dude is a profesional musician and everyone is saying that he's playing an unplugged guitar? At his father's induction to the hall of fame? Little bitch? Talentless? Cunt? Twat?



Seriously "ladies" & "gentlemen"? That's fuckin' petty





Y'all are way too fuckin' sensitive.


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his guitar had a cable but you tell me do you heae it anywhere in the mix.also the way he strumms and catch chords he looks like an absolute beginner,not a pro at all and TrivialPursuit is 100 % spot on
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Reply #18 posted 04/29/21 1:21pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



dodger said:




leecaldon said:



Interesting, I remember him saying very positive things before.



On the night he was smiling and nodding at P and at the end could be heard saying 'where's Prince?" but a few years later...


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Dhani in an interview: "the classic back bend guitar throw, which was a little gratuitous...I was smiling because I was just like...oh man...I can imagine Tom and Jeff wondering what the hell is going on...I was just kind of laughing at how awkward the whole thing was..."




What a little bitch. It was only awkward to him because where's his career? He's only there before he looks like his father and shares his name. No one is calling him because he's talented or has made even an ounce of difference in the musical landscape of the fucking world.

Tom's like wallpaper anyway. You can't get a read on the guy. Jeff Lynne smiled and obviously appreciated the moment.

And if the back bend is "classic," why is it suddenly "gratuitous?" The little cunt is talking out of both sides of his trust fund mouth.

Se7en was right - he was in pure awe of Prince.


100% agree with you
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Reply #19 posted 04/29/21 1:22pm

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I actually like the original cut of the performance better. This new director's cut is a little too "busy" for me with the zoom in of the guitar and split screens. Still it's cool to see the different shots. I'm glad we have both.
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Reply #20 posted 04/29/21 1:27pm

thebanishedone

I just have seen a couple od Dhiannis music clips.First thing i noticed is he can't sing.second thing is he still can't play guitar.third thing is if Prince didn't do what he did nobody would even talk about that clip that achived a legendary status
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Reply #21 posted 04/29/21 2:04pm

ForceofNature

I dig the neww cut, and I especially like how triggered Dhani's comment makes people here even though I disagree with him lol. It is amusing to see how easily his words sets people off so much as they have here

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Reply #22 posted 04/29/21 2:07pm

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ForceofNature said:

I dig the neww cut, and I especially like how triggered Dhani's comment makes people here even though I disagree with him lol. It is amusing to see how easily his words sets people off to long winded overdramatic text making.


I mean, it's hysterical to me too, that he even said a word. I'm not up in my feelings about it. I can call someone a twat without clutching the pearls or having my knickers in a twist. A twat is a twat is a twat.

Then again, we're not so well adjusted as you, apparently. Congrats! You're everything.

"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 #23 posted 04/29/21 2:10pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I mean, it's hysterical to me too, that he even said a word. I'm not up in my feelings about it. I can call someone a twat without clutching the pearls or having my knickers in a twist. A twat is a twat is a twat.

Then again, we're not so well adjusted as you, apparently. Congrats! You're everything.

Thanks! I may start offering seminars regarding self-adjustment in relation to Dhani Harrison's words in interviews

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Reply #24 posted 04/29/21 2:34pm

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Who gives a shit about what Dahni said or didn't say? His father (who was DEAD btw) was being honored as well that night and also wrote the god damned song to begin with so he's allowed to opine.

Prince destroyed and brought his Guitar God A-Game on a night when, in addition to being honored himself, had to fill Eric Fucking Clapton's shoes on the solo and delivered in spades after respectfully layng back and giving the stage to everyone else for 90% of the song -- including a really good Winwood solo.

Everyone seemed to have fun and the performance was legendary, vaulting Prince into the public consciousness as a top tier axe player and turning millions of heads who didn't know the way we do.

IMO, you kind of have to be a certain kind of petty (no pun intended) to nitpick this thing with celebrity gossip bullshit. Take that shit to Twitter or Reddit.

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Reply #25 posted 04/29/21 3:21pm

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automatic said:

I actually like the original cut of the performance better. This new director's cut is a little too "busy" for me with the zoom in of the guitar and split screens. Still it's cool to see the different shots. I'm glad we have both.
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Nice avatar!
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automatic said:

I actually like the original cut of the performance better. This new director's cut is a little too "busy" for me with the zoom in of the guitar and split screens. Still it's cool to see the different shots. I'm glad we have both.
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Nice avatar!
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Thanks!
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Reply #27 posted 04/29/21 10:45pm

ForceofNature

herb4 said:

Who gives a shit about what Dahni said or didn't say?

Sadly too many Prince orgers who are into finding something to complain about

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Reply #28 posted 04/30/21 3:57am

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CoolMF said:

And still not shot of the guitar returning back to Earth at the end of the performance...

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Let's keep it like that.

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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 #29 posted 04/30/21 4:25am

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herb4 said:

Who gives a shit about what Dahni said or didn't say? His father (who was DEAD btw) was being honored as well that night and also wrote the god damned song to begin with so he's allowed to opine.

Prince destroyed and brought his Guitar God A-Game on a night when, in addition to being honored himself, had to fill Eric Fucking Clapton's shoes on the solo and delivered in spades after respectfully layng back and giving the stage to everyone else for 90% of the song -- including a really good Winwood solo.

Everyone seemed to have fun and the performance was legendary, vaulting Prince into the public consciousness as a top tier axe player and turning millions of heads who didn't know the way we do.

IMO, you kind of have to be a certain kind of petty (no pun intended) to nitpick this thing with celebrity gossip bullshit. Take that shit to Twitter or Reddit.



Without being too random in a walk on role ala the walk-on dude from the movie Airplane, I'd like to officially announce I thought of NipTuck not nitpick when I read that. I'd also like to say that I wish I wasn't so on the fence about Tom Petty and George Harrison's son but I guess im general now that I have a visual in my brain about the performance and haven't even seen the edit tweeks I have to conclude with I don't think any tweeks were necessary. And I almost rewrote that to say twerks and would have been totally able to sleep with it.
I just woke up to Nile Rodgers' "Acoustical" and decided that I want to hear that every day to get me going in the morning.

Correction the song by Nile Rodgers is "ACOUSTISONICS" (my bad) so I'm gonna just pretend that I either wrote lyrics for it or did a remix and named it acoustical. Because I love running my imagination like that.
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