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Reply #510 posted 08/03/21 11:02pm

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https://pitchfork.com/rev...2-america/

Fair review. Though its def better than most of his late period albums as a cohesive album.
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Reply #511 posted 08/04/21 4:21am

Vannormal

one2vibe said:

lion88 said:

I really like Running Game (Son of a Slave Master). I noticed it is not appreciated that much in the reviews. I like the relaxed sound and melody.

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I feel ya. I love it as well

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It's a two chord track with another uninspiring two chord chorus.

It's a relaxed sounding track for sure, with it's boring synth line, andlack orf originality in sound.

Very UnPrince if you ask me, very very.

Should've been a b-side imho. A song to forget.

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #512 posted 08/04/21 6:11am

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Princevault lists the show as 160 minutes.

The BluRay is shorter.

What is missing?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #513 posted 08/04/21 6:40am

Marco81

udo said:

Princevault lists the show as 160 minutes.

The BluRay is shorter.

What is missing?

Crowd interludes between encores.

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Reply #514 posted 08/04/21 7:14am

udo

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Crowd interludes between encores.

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Thanks, especially if that is the consensus.

It would mean the BluRay presentation makes the show feel as more 'dense' in entertainment.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #515 posted 08/04/21 7:54am

lion88

Vannormal said:

one2vibe said:

lion88 said: I feel ya. I love it as well

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It's a two chord track with another uninspiring two chord chorus.

It's a relaxed sounding track for sure, with it's boring synth line, andlack orf originality in sound.

Very UnPrince if you ask me, very very.

Should've been a b-side imho. A song to forget.

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Two chords can make a great song. So that is not an argument. Dreams Fleetwood Mac, Use me Bill Withers, Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone. (I searched for it online smile)

The song gives me a summer vibe. It's not my favorite song of the album but I enjoy it. Music is subjective. I can see someone not liking it and understand your argements. For me it does have a Prince sound. A bit like whitcaps (3rdeyegirl)

[Edited 8/4/21 7:56am]

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Reply #516 posted 08/04/21 8:10am

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Just realised I had the same version of Hot Summer that I got in 2010. I know there was another longer version but where would I have got the W2A version from?
"Lisa, i'm gonna give u the brush, and u're gonna paint the side of the train..."
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Reply #517 posted 08/04/21 8:13am

Marco81

tecstar said:

Just realised I had the same version of Hot Summer that I got in 2010. I know there was another longer version but where would I have got the W2A version from?

What are you talking about? It's the exact same version as was available in 2010, apart from a few seconds missing from the outro...There's no longer version.

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Reply #518 posted 08/04/21 9:34am

tecstar

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Marco81 said:



tecstar said:


Just realised I had the same version of Hot Summer that I got in 2010. I know there was another longer version but where would I have got the W2A version from?

What are you talking about? It's the exact same version as was available in 2010, apart from a few seconds missing from the outro...There's no longer version.



This said it it was 3:43 , 11 seconds longer
https://www.princevault.c...Hot_Summer

But the version I had is the same length as W2A 3:32
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Reply #519 posted 08/04/21 10:26am

TrevorAyer

my review : welcome 2 a "meh" rica ...

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Reply #520 posted 08/04/21 8:07pm

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I burned a cd to play in the car with this sequence.I took 1000 Light Years off the end of Black Muse and put it towards the end of the album and also added Cause & Effect. It flows so fucking good and makes the album even greater!


W2A
Running Game
Born 2 Die
Black Muse
1000 Light Years(W2A version)
Cause and Effect
Hot Summer
Stand Up
Check The Record
Same Page
When She Comes
1010
Yes
1000 Light Years (HnRP2 version)
One Day
[Edited 8/4/21 20:08pm]
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Reply #521 posted 08/04/21 10:56pm

TrivialPursuit

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Mindbells9 said:

I burned a cd to play in the car with this sequence.I took 1000 Light Years off the end of Black Muse and put it towards the end of the album and also added Cause & Effect. It flows so fucking good and makes the album even greater! W2A Running Game Born 2 Die Black Muse 1000 Light Years(W2A version) Cause and Effect Hot Summer Stand Up Check The Record Same Page When She Comes 1010 Yes 1000 Light Years (HnRP2 version) One Day [Edited 8/4/21 20:08pm]


Back in the day, I put "Cause and Effect" at the beginning of 20Ten, and put "Hot Summer" somewhere around "Everybody Loves Me" or just before "Laydown," maybe. It seemed to work great. I've not gotten into W2A that much yet to start playing w/ a playlist, just yet.

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Reply #522 posted 08/05/21 12:39am

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"17 Days," from the BluRay, is on YouTube. He incorporates Teena Marie's "Lovergirl" into the song. She died the previous December.

"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 #523 posted 08/05/21 3:43am

Vannormal

lion88 said:

Vannormal said:

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It's a two chord track with another uninspiring two chord chorus.

It's a relaxed sounding track for sure, with it's boring synth line, andlack orf originality in sound.

Very UnPrince if you ask me, very very.

Should've been a b-side imho. A song to forget.

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Two chords can make a great song. So that is not an argument. Dreams Fleetwood Mac, Use me Bill Withers, Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone. (I searched for it online smile)

The song gives me a summer vibe. It's not my favorite song of the album but I enjoy it. Music is subjective. I can see someone not liking it and understand your argements. For me it does have a Prince sound. A bit like whitcaps (3rdeyegirl)

[Edited 8/4/21 7:56am]

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Prince made even better one chord tracks with much more excitement tbh.

And his older two chord tracks were rather brilliant, if not stunningly enjoyable and original in their inventiveness. Uncomparable to anything ton this record so far.

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #524 posted 08/05/21 5:46am

Milty2

TrivialPursuit said:

"17 Days," from the BluRay, is on YouTube. He incorporates Teena Marie's "Lovergirl" into the song. She died the previous December.


It sounds f-Ing incredible. I would have lost my mind if I was there for that.

[Edited 8/5/21 5:46am]

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Reply #525 posted 08/05/21 6:05am

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:

"17 Days," from the BluRay, is on YouTube. He incorporates Teena Marie's "Lovergirl" into the song. She died the previous December.

Fucking hell, how good is that.

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I have this on a boot but never really listened to it and I haven't bothered with the dvd but this is brilliant. Even made me a bit emotional, hitting home I'll never get that high again of seeing him live

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Reply #526 posted 08/05/21 6:18am

Milty2

dodger said:

TrivialPursuit said:

"17 Days," from the BluRay, is on YouTube. He incorporates Teena Marie's "Lovergirl" into the song. She died the previous December.

Fucking hell, how good is that.

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I have this on a boot but never really listened to it and I haven't bothered with the dvd but this is brilliant. Even made me a bit emotional, hitting home I'll never get that high again of seeing him live

I just bluetoothed it through a decent stereo system and cranked it. It's so, so great. I ordered the deluxe box set but I don't have a Blu-ray player, I don't even have a tv but I'm going to have figure this one out.

[Edited 8/5/21 6:18am]

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Reply #527 posted 08/05/21 6:31am

dodger

Milty2 said:

dodger said:

Fucking hell, how good is that.

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I have this on a boot but never really listened to it and I haven't bothered with the dvd but this is brilliant. Even made me a bit emotional, hitting home I'll never get that high again of seeing him live

I just bluetoothed it through a decent stereo system and cranked it. It's so, so great. I ordered the deluxe box set but I don't have a Blu-ray player, I don't even have a tv but I'm going to have figure this one out.

[Edited 8/5/21 6:18am]

. If they put the audio up for sale like they did with the 1999 and SOTT box sets I'd buy it

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Reply #528 posted 08/05/21 7:18am

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There is a PCM track!!!! biggrin

$ mplayer WELCOME\ 2\ AMERICA-\ LIVE\ AT\ THE\ FORUM\ -\ APRIL\ 28\,\ 2011-\ HEVC.mkv
MPlayer SVN-r38302-11 (C) 2000-2021 MPlayer Team
do_connect: could not connect to socket
connect: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing WELCOME 2 AMERICA- LIVE AT THE FORUM - APRIL 28, 2011- HEVC.mkv.
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)

libavformat version 58.76.100 (external)
Mismatching header version 58.73.100
libavformat file format detected.
[lavf] stream 0: video (hevc), -vid 0
[lavf] stream 1: audio (pcm_s24le), -aid 0, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 2: audio (truehd), -aid 1, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 3: audio (ac3), -aid 2, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 4: audio (truehd), -aid 3, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 5: audio (ac3), -aid 4, -alang eng
VIDEO: [HEVC] 1920x1080 0bpp 29.970 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
^C

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #529 posted 08/05/21 7:27am

master

Milty2 said:



dodger said:




TrivialPursuit said:


"17 Days," from the BluRay, is on YouTube. He incorporates Teena Marie's "Lovergirl" into the song. She died the previous December.



Fucking hell, how good is that.


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I have this on a boot but never really listened to it and I haven't bothered with the dvd but this is brilliant. Even made me a bit emotional, hitting home I'll never get that high again of seeing him live



I just bluetoothed it through a decent stereo system and cranked it. It's so, so great. I ordered the deluxe box set but I don't have a Blu-ray player, I don't even have a tv but I'm going to have figure this one out.

[Edited 8/5/21 6:18am]


Blu-ray players r so cheap u can get a Sony 2nd hand from cex for around £20. And they r great
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Reply #530 posted 08/05/21 8:40am

Milty2

master said:

Milty2 said:

I just bluetoothed it through a decent stereo system and cranked it. It's so, so great. I ordered the deluxe box set but I don't have a Blu-ray player, I don't even have a tv but I'm going to have figure this one out.

[Edited 8/5/21 6:18am]

Blu-ray players r so cheap u can get a Sony 2nd hand from cex for around £20. And they r great

I hear you but I can't bare the thought of having two more electronic devices in my house that won't get used a lot. It'll make it's way online someplace.

This performance of 17 Days is the kind of performance that I missed from Prince. I always thought that his official live releases were a teeny bit polite. ONA Live was real cool but it wasn't the same show I saw at the Hammersmith Odeon. That show was delirious but the live release was a little flat for me. I still love it though.

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Reply #531 posted 08/05/21 10:16am

master

Milty2 said:



master said:


Milty2 said:


I just bluetoothed it through a decent stereo system and cranked it. It's so, so great. I ordered the deluxe box set but I don't have a Blu-ray player, I don't even have a tv but I'm going to have figure this one out.


[Edited 8/5/21 6:18am]



Blu-ray players r so cheap u can get a Sony 2nd hand from cex for around £20. And they r great



I hear you but I can't bare the thought of having two more electronic devices in my house that won't get used a lot. It'll make it's way online someplace.


This performance of 17 Days is the kind of performance that I missed from Prince. I always thought that his official live releases were a teeny bit polite. ONA Live was real cool but it wasn't the same show I saw at the Hammersmith Odeon. That show was delirious but the live release was a little flat for me. I still love it though.


I have like a q accoustics soundbar. TV speakers r so poor music. . If u can hook up hifi speakers or something sound is great. Sony Blu-ray player is tiny.
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Reply #532 posted 08/05/21 11:46am

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oh boy am I enjoying that "17 Days" performance eek dancing jig dancing jig dancing jig guitar dancing jig

it also makes me feel sad to see john and prince together on stage sad rip sirs.

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Reply #533 posted 08/05/21 3:26pm

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LILpoundCAKE said:

oh boy am I enjoying that "17 Days" performance eek dancing jig dancing jig dancing jig guitar dancing jig

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Oooh YES!!! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

I also dig that part, those 9 minutes or so, very much.

Did you check Tenea's video for that song?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #534 posted 08/05/21 4:18pm

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After reading all of the glowing reviews I really wanted to like this but..... Lotusflower remains the last official Prince album I can listen to. What can I say? The songs are clearly uninspired and Prince himself didn't consider it worthy of release. I understand the estate needs to make money where they can but I'll wait for the next release.

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Reply #535 posted 08/05/21 11:12pm

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udo said:

There is a PCM track!!!! biggrin

$ mplayer WELCOME\ 2\ AMERICA-\ LIVE\ AT\ THE\ FORUM\ -\ APRIL\ 28\,\ 2011-\ HEVC.mkv
MPlayer SVN-r38302-11 (C) 2000-2021 MPlayer Team
do_connect: could not connect to socket
connect: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing WELCOME 2 AMERICA- LIVE AT THE FORUM - APRIL 28, 2011- HEVC.mkv.
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)

libavformat version 58.76.100 (external)
Mismatching header version 58.73.100
libavformat file format detected.
[lavf] stream 0: video (hevc), -vid 0
[lavf] stream 1: audio (pcm_s24le), -aid 0, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 2: audio (truehd), -aid 1, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 3: audio (ac3), -aid 2, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 4: audio (truehd), -aid 3, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 5: audio (ac3), -aid 4, -alang eng
VIDEO: [HEVC] 1920x1080 0bpp 29.970 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
^C

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If you trust that the MKV file you created (?) reflects what's on the Blu-ray, then this is good news. thumbs up!

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Reply #536 posted 08/06/21 12:57am

Romeoblu

I've had the album for 2 weeks now and I have played it multiple times.

It has grown and grown. This is a very worthy release.

I hope we get more material from the 2004-2016 period.

My ranking for albums recorded in this period

Lotusflower
Art Offical Age
3121
Welcome 2 America
Musicology 8
Planet Earth
Mplsound
Hit n Run 2
20ten
Plectrumelectrum
Hit n Run 1
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Reply #537 posted 08/06/21 8:56am

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This album is definitely growing on me. It flows really well imo. The song that I am SHOCKED I am really diggin is Stand Up and Be Strong. Can't get enough of it.

[Edited 8/6/21 9:01am]

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Reply #538 posted 08/06/21 3:47pm

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Romeoblu said:

I've had the album for 2 weeks now and I have played it multiple times. It has grown and grown. This is a very worthy release. I hope we get more material from the 2004-2016 period. My ranking for albums recorded in this period Lotusflower Art Offical Age 3121 Welcome 2 America Musicology 8 Planet Earth Mplsound Hit n Run 2 20ten Plectrumelectrum Hit n Run 1 [Edited 8/6/21 8:59am]


Yeah, it fits right in there with all those and ranks depending on ones' taste.

I mean...it's fine but at the end of the day it's just another Prince record in the same vein as the ones you listed. Prince albums have been like this for a good while and I've come to expect it.

It DOES flow well and has a pretty high low end as far as clunkers go but, for me, that's 3121 or Musicology again. I'm glad they put it out but I'm just gonna toss it on the pile pretty much.

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Reply #539 posted 08/06/21 7:18pm

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1010 (Rin Tin Tin) has grown on me the last couple of days. The only song that hasn't grown on me is Stand Up and Be Strong.
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