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Reply #30 posted 07/16/21 4:12am

antonb

Thought we might have got a couple of reviews etc by now. Anything! Its feels like an age since this was announced.

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Reply #31 posted 07/16/21 4:22am

dodger

JAYJOE said:

OperatingThetan said:

I note Elisa states in the Rolling Stone article that 'Stand Up B Strong' is 'unfinished' with 'empty production', which is an honest but odd comment when promoting the album. Morris also indicates that 'Check the Record' was unfinished and awaiting Prince to add guitar, which Prince suggests vocally on the track. As 'Born 2 Die' also sounded somewhat empty and incomplete to me, it seems this album is not the finished product many of us initially believed.

I'm hoping for the Prince, Sonny & Michael B version of "Stand Up and B Strong" appears as a B-side to a single as Michael Howe has already found it

Has Howe actually confirmed he's found a version with Michael & Sonny?

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I recall on Podcast Juice Michael B said P asked him to call Dave Pirner to get permission to record SUABS and also being unsure if P knew the lyrics at the time.

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Reply #32 posted 07/16/21 4:29am

Marco81

antonb said:

Thought we might have got a couple of reviews etc by now. Anything! Its feels like an age since this was announced.


There's a short review from Uncut magazine UK floating around...
[Edited 7/16/21 4:29am]
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Reply #33 posted 07/16/21 4:32am

antonb

I think its more like an article, not a review of the songs

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Reply #34 posted 07/16/21 5:58am

JAYJOE

dodger said:

JAYJOE said:

I'm hoping for the Prince, Sonny & Michael B version of "Stand Up and B Strong" appears as a B-side to a single as Michael Howe has already found it

Has Howe actually confirmed he's found a version with Michael & Sonny?

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I recall on Podcast Juice Michael B said P asked him to call Dave Pirner to get permission to record SUABS and also being unsure if P knew the lyrics at the time.

I'm pretty sure I read it in a recent interview, but i'm unable to find it at the moment (maybe on one of those subscription pages that occasionally let you read the full article)

From PRINCEVAULT.......

In a 2021 interview, archivist Michael Howe stated that Prince initially recorded a version of this track in 2007 with Michael Bland (drummer on the Soul Asylum original) and Sonny T. The version included on Welcome 2 America is a re-recording from March 2010 with a different band line-up.

he might have better luck if he was drummin with his Dick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply #35 posted 07/16/21 6:18am

dodger

JAYJOE said:

dodger said:

Has Howe actually confirmed he's found a version with Michael & Sonny?

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I recall on Podcast Juice Michael B said P asked him to call Dave Pirner to get permission to record SUABS and also being unsure if P knew the lyrics at the time.

I'm pretty sure I read it in a recent interview, but i'm unable to find it at the moment (maybe on one of those subscription pages that occasionally let you read the full article)

From PRINCEVAULT.......

In a 2021 interview, archivist Michael Howe stated that Prince initially recorded a version of this track in 2007 with Michael Bland (drummer on the Soul Asylum original) and Sonny T. The version included on Welcome 2 America is a re-recording from March 2010 with a different band line-up.

Thanks, JJ

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Reply #36 posted 07/16/21 6:29am

Empress

Can someone please answer a couple of questions about this release for me?

When I look on Amazon, the delux version (including the blu-ray) seems to come only in the lp version, however, when I read the specs it says it includes 2 lp's and CD versions, as well as the blu-ray. Am I understanding this correctly? If I order the delux, will I get 2 lp's as well as the CD versions and blu-ray? I really don't want the lp's, but I can't see anything available with just the CD's and blu-ray. I'm confused confused

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Reply #37 posted 07/16/21 7:15am

JAYJOE

Empress said:

Can someone please answer a couple of questions about this release for me?

When I look on Amazon, the delux version (including the blu-ray) seems to come only in the lp version, however, when I read the specs it says it includes 2 lp's and CD versions, as well as the blu-ray. Am I understanding this correctly? If I order the delux, will I get 2 lp's as well as the CD versions and blu-ray? I really don't want the lp's, but I can't see anything available with just the CD's and blu-ray. I'm confused confused

I'm afraid the only option for the "Deluxe" set is both LP's and CD's together, However if you are not fussed about the large booklet, faux backstage pass, poster etc. You can get a CD/Blu-ray only version from Japan https://www.cdjapan.co.jp...f1940e2614

he might have better luck if he was drummin with his Dick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply #38 posted 07/16/21 7:26am

Empress

JAYJOE said:

Empress said:

Can someone please answer a couple of questions about this release for me?

When I look on Amazon, the delux version (including the blu-ray) seems to come only in the lp version, however, when I read the specs it says it includes 2 lp's and CD versions, as well as the blu-ray. Am I understanding this correctly? If I order the delux, will I get 2 lp's as well as the CD versions and blu-ray? I really don't want the lp's, but I can't see anything available with just the CD's and blu-ray. I'm confused confused

I'm afraid the only option for the "Deluxe" set is both LP's and CD's together, However if you are not fussed about the large booklet, faux backstage pass, poster etc. You can get a CD/Blu-ray only version from Japan https://www.cdjapan.co.jp...f1940e2614

I thought this was the case, but thank you for confirming. I appreciate it smile

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Reply #39 posted 07/16/21 8:13am

OperatingTheta
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Marco81 said:

antonb said:

Thought we might have got a couple of reviews etc by now. Anything! Its feels like an age since this was announced.


There's a short review from Uncut magazine UK floating around...
[Edited 7/16/21 4:29am]


I have it downloaded, but unsure how to post the picture here? The album is rated 7/10 with a fairly positive review.
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Reply #40 posted 07/16/21 8:39am

SchlomoThaHomo

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Kind of a lazy review. AOA, PE, and the HNR albums were progressive fusion?


"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #41 posted 07/16/21 9:48am

Romeoblu

There is another review in record collector by Jason Draper.

He gave it 4 stars. The picture I saw was too small for me to read.
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Reply #42 posted 07/16/21 10:16am

antonb

oh thanks for that.

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Reply #43 posted 07/16/21 11:20am

Marco81

Also a 4-star review on Mojo magazine
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Reply #44 posted 07/16/21 12:18pm

antonb

nice to see its getting good reviews

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Reply #45 posted 07/16/21 1:00pm

LILpoundCAKE

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Kind of a lazy review. AOA, PE, and the HNR albums were progressive fusion?



you're right, that's a pretty lazy review. you could argue that one could have written that review without even hearing the album at all.

but it's nice to see a prince album getting better than just luke warm reviews, so there is that smile

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Reply #46 posted 07/16/21 1:56pm

Romeoblu

From the little bit of the Mojo review I could read(the picture was annoyingly covered on purpose) it was positive. It does seem to criticize Stand Up and B Strong. It refers to it as soppy ballad and heavily features the back up singers.
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Reply #47 posted 07/16/21 3:06pm

LILpoundCAKE

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Romeoblu said:

From the little bit of the Mojo review I could read(the picture was annoyingly covered on purpose) it was positive. It does seem to criticize Stand Up and B Strong. It refers to it as soppy ballad and heavily features the back up singers. [Edited 7/16/21 13:56pm]


I think we'll find that the whole album heavily features the back up singers nod


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Reply #48 posted 07/17/21 3:36am

Romeoblu

I wonder if Number 23 has had a preview copy yet.

His Sign Deluxe reviews before the release were great
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Reply #49 posted 07/17/21 7:12am

lustmealways

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hey guys remember like 5 years ago when this was announced

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Reply #50 posted 07/17/21 10:02am

LILpoundCAKE

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lustmealways said:

hey guys remember like 5 years ago when this was announced


I remember it well. Back in those day when they announced this, no one had even heard of this thing 'global warming' or 'climate change' yet.

Look how far we've come since touched

And now the album is almost here eek

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Reply #51 posted 07/17/21 10:20am

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LILpoundCAKE said:

I remember it well. Back in those day when they announced this, no one had even heard of this thing 'global warming' or 'climate change' yet.

Look how far we've come since touched

And now the album is almost here eek

you know i'm not #stuckinthe80s, but i think they really dropped the fucking ball here. from the announcement being like 4 months ago lmao to fairly minimal promotion to not going even further with the set, i think they made a mistake here, and i'm excited to listen to it and will purchase the CD.

if the diamonds and pearls set only has 3 vault cd's i am literally going to vomit.

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Reply #52 posted 07/17/21 12:28pm

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lustmealways said:

LILpoundCAKE said:

I remember it well. Back in those day when they announced this, no one had even heard of this thing 'global warming' or 'climate change' yet.

Look how far we've come since touched

And now the album is almost here eek

you know i'm not #stuckinthe80s, but i think they really dropped the fucking ball here. from the announcement being like 4 months ago lmao to fairly minimal promotion to not going even further with the set, i think they made a mistake here, and i'm excited to listen to it and will purchase the CD.

if the diamonds and pearls set only has 3 vault cd's i am literally going to vomit.


the promo campaign up until now was sort of weird and very much concentrated in 1 burst at the very start.

which makes me think they might want to milk this project some more at or after the release date and if so, it might only help them sell marginal extra numbers but it will certainly eat into the time left to release "diamonds & pealrls SDE" later this year.

I do pray that is still on the table and I do pray there will be so many vault songs that we have a whole new little universe of music to swim in. But I won't hold my breath.

This album could have and should have had at least 1 extra bonus disc of era specific vault tracks in a deluxe edition - instead of just some paper and plastic junk. If not now then when will those kind of tracks ever be released? (I was listening to "Only Heaven Knows" on youtube a while back, for example. And what about "Gingerbread Man" etc etc?).

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Reply #53 posted 07/18/21 1:15am

Phase3

Hard to believe this album is finally getting released next week.
I'm very excited,not only for the album but for that sweet Blu-ray concert.Idk which I will get to first
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Reply #54 posted 07/18/21 1:35am

antonb

nope 30th aint it

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Reply #55 posted 07/18/21 5:00am

Number23

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I wonder if Number 23 has had a preview copy yet.

His Sign Deluxe reviews before the release were great

Been told I’m getting it early next week.
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Reply #56 posted 07/18/21 5:01am

Romeoblu

Number23 said:

Romeoblu said:

I wonder if Number 23 has had a preview copy yet.

His Sign Deluxe reviews before the release were great

Been told I’m getting it early next week.


I look forward to reading your thoughts on the album.
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Reply #57 posted 07/18/21 6:31am

love2thenines2
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Iam not so excited by this album and his style ....anyway....iam already waiting for the Super Box of D&P due for release in the end of this year!

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Reply #58 posted 07/18/21 7:41am

muleFunk

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love2thenines2003 said:

Iam not so excited by this album and his style ....anyway....iam already waiting for the Super Box of D&P due for release in the end of this year!

Me too!

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Reply #59 posted 07/18/21 10:57am

Chappers72

lustmealways said:

hey guys remember like 5 years ago when this was announced



Too funny biggrin
I said the same, taylor swift releases surprise on the day albums and it did not affect sales.

4 months is mental
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