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Reply #420 posted 07/30/21 9:05am

Ferret

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Yes, how is the blue ray concert? anyone watched it?

And is it worth the extra £137?

eyepop

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Reply #421 posted 07/30/21 9:07am

lion88

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Yes, how is the blue ray concert? anyone watched it?

I watched part of it. First impressions, the sound is great as is the video quality. Sometimes the video is a bit dark, especially the first part of the concert, but I guess it was like that.

The concert itself is a bit underwhelming. Songs are played with long intro's, like let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain which for me takes the energy out of the concert. And the setlist is avarage. It makes me wonder why they choose this concert. After wathcing parts I liked the last part with o.a. Play that funky music the best. Nevertheless great to watch and glad to have it!

[Edited 7/30/21 9:08am]

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Reply #422 posted 07/30/21 9:08am

lion88

Ferret said:

antonb said:

Yes, how is the blue ray concert? anyone watched it?

And is it worth the extra £137?

eyepop

I payed 120 euro. The package is great.

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Reply #423 posted 07/30/21 9:12am

Ferret

lion88 said:

Ferret said:

And is it worth the extra £137?

eyepop

I payed 120 euro. The package is great.

I've bought the CD, I'm not interested in the vinyl and all the other bits. I'd like the Blu-ray though, just seems a bit ridiculous I'd have to spend so much and get lots of stuff I don't really want just to have it!

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Reply #424 posted 07/30/21 9:14am

antonb

lion88 said:

antonb said:

Yes, how is the blue ray concert? anyone watched it?

I watched part of it. First impressions, the sound is great as is the video quality. Sometimes the video is a bit dark, especially the first part of the concert, but I guess it was like that.

The concert itself is a bit underwhelming. Songs are played with long intro's, like let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain which for me takes the energy out of the concert. And the setlist is avarage. It makes me wonder why they choose this concert. After wathcing parts I liked the last part with o.a. Play that funky music the best. Nevertheless great to watch and glad to have it!

[Edited 7/30/21 9:08am]

Thankyou for your comments

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Reply #425 posted 07/30/21 9:23am

PJMcGee

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HMV in sheffield centre , dont have it out on the selves as by mid day. I asked for it and staff said they dont have it. Before looking down at unrapped boxes and said actully we might have it! Just they havent bothered to unwrap it! Come back in the afternoon!



Lucky bastard has an HMV.
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Reply #426 posted 07/30/21 9:26am

lion88

Ferret said:

lion88 said:

I payed 120 euro. The package is great.

I've bought the CD, I'm not interested in the vinyl and all the other bits. I'd like the Blu-ray though, just seems a bit ridiculous I'd have to spend so much and get lots of stuff I don't really want just to have it!

100% understand you. Frustrating it is. it should be a seperate release as welll. Maybe buy the set, make a copy or keep the blu-ray and then sell the rest.

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Reply #427 posted 07/30/21 9:45am

BridgeofGraffi
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Haven't been this impressed and blown away with a Prince album since 3121. What a great record and definitely worth the wait.

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Reply #428 posted 07/30/21 9:53am

lion88

antonb said:

lion88 said:

I watched part of it. First impressions, the sound is great as is the video quality. Sometimes the video is a bit dark, especially the first part of the concert, but I guess it was like that.

The concert itself is a bit underwhelming. Songs are played with long intro's, like let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain which for me takes the energy out of the concert. And the setlist is avarage. It makes me wonder why they choose this concert. After wathcing parts I liked the last part with o.a. Play that funky music the best. Nevertheless great to watch and glad to have it!

[Edited 7/30/21 9:08am]

Thankyou for your comments

the live version of 17 days is great!

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Reply #429 posted 07/30/21 10:00am

master

lion88 said:



antonb said:


Yes, how is the blue ray concert? anyone watched it?




I watched part of it. First impressions, the sound is great as is the video quality. Sometimes the video is a bit dark, especially the first part of the concert, but I guess it was like that.



The concert itself is a bit underwhelming. Songs are played with long intro's, like let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain which for me takes the energy out of the concert. And the setlist is avarage. It makes me wonder why they choose this concert. After wathcing parts I liked the last part with o.a. Play that funky music the best. Nevertheless great to watch and glad to have it!

[Edited 7/30/21 9:08am]


I only had audio but that purple rain is a killer version. If give it another chance.
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Reply #430 posted 07/30/21 10:09am

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Bought it on iTunes (#2 in the album chart) while I wait for my preordered CD from Amazon (got notice for delivery next Friday). Enjoying the album (4/5 stars). Better than expected
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #431 posted 07/30/21 10:33am

lion88

master said:

lion88 said:

I watched part of it. First impressions, the sound is great as is the video quality. Sometimes the video is a bit dark, especially the first part of the concert, but I guess it was like that.

The concert itself is a bit underwhelming. Songs are played with long intro's, like let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain which for me takes the energy out of the concert. And the setlist is avarage. It makes me wonder why they choose this concert. After wathcing parts I liked the last part with o.a. Play that funky music the best. Nevertheless great to watch and glad to have it!

[Edited 7/30/21 9:08am]

I only had audio but that purple rain is a killer version. If give it another chance.

Purple Rain is great. I have to give the blu-ray more time. I enjoy it.

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Reply #432 posted 07/30/21 11:12am

lion88

lion88 said:

master said:

lion88 said: I only had audio but that purple rain is a killer version. If give it another chance.

Purple Rain is great. I have to give the blu-ray more time. I enjoy it.

Prince on bass in the medley Inglewood City, is really realy enjoyable to watch.

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Reply #433 posted 07/30/21 12:14pm

peedub

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Just received/opened my deluxe edition. Haven't listened to the album or watched the bluray yet, but the package is absolutely stunning. Beautiful presentation for this album.

For those wondering, it does include a download code.
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Reply #434 posted 07/30/21 12:16pm

fredmagnus

SchlomoThaHomo said:

Damn sad that “the noises” are there. Gutted-Gate the sequel. The album is too good to have been lazily sourced from an old and slightly damaged CDR. Prince deserves better than that and so do we.


The clicks can be heard on Same Page different book too
eek
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Reply #435 posted 07/30/21 12:22pm

FunkyStrange

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fredmagnus said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:
Damn sad that “the noises” are there. Gutted-Gate the sequel. The album is too good to have been lazily sourced from an old and slightly damaged CDR. Prince deserves better than that and so do we.
The clicks can be heard on Same Page different book too eek

crap, seriously

hard to believe been on the org for over 20 years now!
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Reply #436 posted 07/30/21 12:45pm

Apollo85

This is a good album. Yes, even Hot Summer. Thank you, Prince.

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Reply #437 posted 07/30/21 1:19pm

Blondies1973

Really enjoying it. Stand Up and Be Strong might be my favourite, with Same Page and One Day We Will All Be Free close behind.

There is no album after Gold Experience where I haven’t detested one or a few songs. But here, I’m kind of enjoying the whole lot. Remarkable. But at the same time, the production could be a bit edgier in places.
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Reply #438 posted 07/30/21 1:20pm

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Blondies1973 said:

Really enjoying it. Stand Up and Be Strong might be my favourite, with Same Page and One Day We Will All Be Free close behind. There is no album after Gold Experience where I haven’t detested one or a few songs. But here, I’m kind of enjoying the whole lot. Remarkable. But at the same time, the production could be a bit edgier in places.

U actually like Hot Summer?

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #439 posted 07/30/21 1:25pm

Blondies1973

Graycap23 said:



Blondies1973 said:


Really enjoying it. Stand Up and Be Strong might be my favourite, with Same Page and One Day We Will All Be Free close behind. There is no album after Gold Experience where I haven’t detested one or a few songs. But here, I’m kind of enjoying the whole lot. Remarkable. But at the same time, the production could be a bit edgier in places.

U actually like Hot Summer?



God help me, I do. Lightweight for sure, but it swings.
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Reply #440 posted 07/30/21 2:11pm

Chappers72

Surely music is like wine....we all have different tastes.
I also like Hot Summer...and proud!!
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Reply #441 posted 07/30/21 2:15pm

Graycap23

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Chappers72 said:

Surely music is like wine....we all have different tastes. I also like Hot Summer...and proud!!

People like what they like.

cool

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Reply #442 posted 07/30/21 2:41pm

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For decades prior to 2016 we’ve had the excitement most years of a new album, getting it, looking at the packaging, hearing it for the first time, the ritual if you have one of how and when you listen to it.

I’ve really missed that.

Whether you like, love or loathe the album, hold onto to that old skool feeling because whilst there will be lots more from the vault, this experience, of a new contemporary sounding and largely unknown fully realised album may be very few if it ever happens again.

For the first time since Prince died, I feel transported back to those moments and I’m gonna bleed that feeling dry for all it’s worth.

Don’t lose sight of that.
[Edited 7/30/21 14:42pm]
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #443 posted 07/30/21 2:45pm

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lust said:

For decades prior to 2016 we’ve had the excitement most years of a new album, getting it, looking at the packaging, hearing it for the first time, the ritual if you have one of how and when you listen to it.

I’ve really missed that.

Whether you like, love or loathe the album, hold onto to that old skool feeling because whilst there will be lots more from the vault, this experience, of a new contemporary sounding and largely unknown fully realised album may be very few if it ever happens again.

For the first time since Prince died, I feel transported back to those moments and I’m gonna bleed that feeling dry for all it’s worth.

Don’t lose sight of that.
[Edited 7/30/21 14:42pm]



Amen
[Edited 7/30/21 14:45pm]
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Reply #444 posted 07/30/21 2:47pm

funkbabyandthe
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One good thing about this album is its relaxed
Sounds less over worked and over thought out than a lot of what he was making around this time
That's a diff side of prince that's nice to hear on an album,just him playing loosely with some good musicians.

Maybe that's credit to Mr hayes
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Reply #445 posted 07/30/21 2:52pm

Romeoblu

Sound issues aside I am loving this album.

It makes we really want to hear more from the Vault from 2004 onwards.

I hope the F.U.N.K album is a reality.
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Reply #446 posted 07/30/21 3:57pm

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Check the Record

God damn.

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Reply #447 posted 07/30/21 4:53pm

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Anyhow....for those that care about what I think...I gave it a couple of casual listens at work and a semi proper one when I got home and emptied the dishwasher. Later on I'll get some THC in me and do the headphone thing as is my custom.

It's...good. Not great. Not some Lost Classic like The Critics are Falling Over Themselves to be the First to Write About. If he had dropped this in 2010 or 2011, they'd give it 3 stars and wonder why he didn't play stuff that THEY liked. Now that he's dead, well...Let's all Fall in Line and Speak of his Genious. That one review that gave it one star can fuck right off with thier clickbait.

It fits right in with most of the stuff he did post Rainbow Children and IMO is within the upper tier of that stuff for the most part. It's....FINE... better than I expected and has a few gems on it but, as usual, your mileage is gonna vary depending on your taste. Hot Summer is the biggest clunker but that's OK and it's not terrible but, Jesus Christ, Prince. What's the name of this song again?

I forgot. "Hot" what now. Is it Summer? Or Hot? I can't tell. It's pretty thin.

The album kind of gains steam as it goes and I like the back end where it seems to build steam. 1010 (Rin Tin TIn) is delightfully wierd and I'm glad he included it since i think it's the most challenging track on the album. Agree with others saying they wish he'd delivered more of the vocals but unlike Plectrum Electrum, the women singing don't drag it down and are in fact quite good. Just still, for fans, it makes you wish he was singing but, again, it's all fine and there's not really anything you rush to skip, which is nice. And a little rare tbh.

Personally, Check the Record is the song and the style I'm about and always have been so, thus far, that's the one I keep hitting repeat on. He's doing some occasional tricky guitar work on this album too that comes off as fresh to my ears but real players who know more about that may find it rote or trite. Some of the guitar work took me by surprise in a good way.

One thing I sort of dig about it is that he never really did a 70's soul album and the style is consistent so every song sort of "fits". Closest thing I'd compare it to is 3121 in terms of consistency only with a different overall style (if that makes sense). There's something here for everyone I think.

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Reply #448 posted 07/30/21 6:16pm

Musze

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lust said:

For decades prior to 2016 we’ve had the excitement most years of a new album, getting it, looking at the packaging, hearing it for the first time, the ritual if you have one of how and when you listen to it.

I’ve really missed that.

Whether you like, love or loathe the album, hold onto to that old skool feeling because whilst there will be lots more from the vault, this experience, of a new contemporary sounding and largely unknown fully realised album may be very few if it ever happens again.

For the first time since Prince died, I feel transported back to those moments and I’m gonna bleed that feeling dry for all it’s worth.

Don’t lose sight of that.
[Edited 7/30/21 14:42pm]


This hit me the same way during my first listen. I was transported to the past and had flashes of younger versions of me doing this with numerous Prince albums over the years. It was a great ritual.

By the time his voice came on during STAND UP.... I was like 🥺
I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #449 posted 07/30/21 6:18pm

Musze

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peedub said:

Just received/opened my deluxe edition. Haven't listened to the album or watched the bluray yet, but the package is absolutely stunning. Beautiful presentation for this album.

For those wondering, it does include a download code.


It really is.
I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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