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Reply #180 posted 07/23/21 12:07pm

antonb

when she comes, much better than on HITn RUN 2

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Reply #181 posted 07/23/21 12:09pm

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antonb said:

when she comes, much better than on HITn RUN 2

+1

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Reply #182 posted 07/23/21 12:10pm

antonb

rin tin tin! oh yes!

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Reply #183 posted 07/23/21 12:17pm

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antonb said:

when she comes, much better than on HITn RUN 2

So is 1,000 Light Years...wow, very deep to me!

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Reply #184 posted 07/23/21 12:19pm

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the lyrics do seem pretty deep and direct for prince, but I need to wait till the cd arrives and I can read the lyrics. some good one liners though.


If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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Reply #185 posted 07/23/21 12:20pm

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the start of "YES" with the girls going yeahiyeahiheayhiyes, keeps transporting me to "melody cool"

'i've had trials and tribulations, heartaches and pain....survived 'm all baby" etc.

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Reply #186 posted 07/23/21 12:27pm

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ok just finished 1st listen. Really enjoyed it. For me better than 20ten. Not quite up to Lotus Flower but that could change with more listens and time. Well deserved releaseing. A really nice addition to Princes legacy. Dont really have any negatives except wanting certain tracks to go on for longer! Prince could have nailed some of these tracks live. You can imagine him taking them to another level in concert. Going to give it another listen now.

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Reply #187 posted 07/23/21 12:52pm

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the start of "YES" with the girls going yeahiyeahiheayhiyes, keeps transporting me to "melody cool"

It's funny you mention that because the end of 1000 Light Years From Here really reminds me of the end of Still Would Stand All Time. I just wish he didn't bury it so deep in the mix.

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Reply #188 posted 07/23/21 12:52pm

LoveGalore

It isn't his worst album.

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Reply #189 posted 07/23/21 12:54pm

antonb

no not at all. 2nd listen Hot Summer does bring the album down a bit after the first tracks but picks right back up again

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Reply #190 posted 07/23/21 12:54pm

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It's a good album for sure and better than 20Ten, Plectrum and HNR1 but not as good as Lotusflow3r, AOA and HNR2 smile
[Edited 7/23/21 12:55pm]
Welcome 2 The Dawn
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Reply #191 posted 07/23/21 1:01pm

antonb

MIRvmn said:

It's a good album for sure and better than 20Ten, Plectrum and HNR1 but not as good as Lotusflow3r, AOA and HNR2 smile [Edited 7/23/21 12:55pm]

Too early to say for me. The others have had way more play than this

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Reply #192 posted 07/23/21 1:01pm

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MIRvmn said:

It's a good album for sure and better than 20Ten, Plectrum and HNR1 but not as good as Lotusflow3r, AOA and HNR2 smile [Edited 7/23/21 12:55pm]


I would agree with this.

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Reply #193 posted 07/23/21 1:04pm

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Romeoblu said:

Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background. On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo [Edited 7/23/21 11:45am] [Edited 7/23/21 11:46am]


Yea it sounds like the CD was scratched. I pray it's a bad rip from the leaker and not that the Estate sourced it from one of the CDR's they found. The song's too good to sound like that. I can't believe reviewers are calling it a low point. I think it's an absoulte high point. The guitar solo is beautiful.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #194 posted 07/23/21 1:05pm

antonb

i prefer it to HIt N Run 2 already mainly because its more corhesive. And I prefer When she comes on this.

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Reply #195 posted 07/23/21 1:10pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Romeoblu said:

Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background. On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo [Edited 7/23/21 11:45am] [Edited 7/23/21 11:46am]


Yea it sounds like the CD was scratched. I pray it's a bad rip from the leaker and not that the Estate sourced it from one of the CDR's they found. The song's too good to sound like that. I can't believe reviewers are calling it a low point. I think it's an absoulte high point. The guitar solo is beautiful.

THIS. THIS. THIS. And I hope the official release version is pristine.

To me, it's THE highlight of the album. Whatever Prince was living through when he recorded this, he chose it for a reason and I'm inclined to believe it meant something to him.

It sounds like he's singing it to HIMSELF. cry

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #196 posted 07/23/21 1:14pm

antonb

funny isnt it how reviews called it out as abit weak. I love it too

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Reply #197 posted 07/23/21 1:17pm

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antonb said:

i prefer it to HIt N Run 2 already mainly because its more corhesive. And I prefer When she comes on this.


Yes it's a much better version of When she comes
Welcome 2 The Dawn
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Reply #198 posted 07/23/21 1:23pm

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I also love STAND UP AND B STRONG a lot but I can only imagine how amazing the version has to be that he tracked with Michael B and Sonny T. Sort of Lotuslower/Dreamer/WallofBerlin energy eek

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Reply #199 posted 07/23/21 1:26pm

antonb

Im just thinking how he could have taken some of these tunes and taken them to the next level live in concert.

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Reply #200 posted 07/23/21 1:30pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:



Romeoblu said:


Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background. On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo [Edited 7/23/21 11:45am] [Edited 7/23/21 11:46am]


Yea it sounds like the CD was scratched. I pray it's a bad rip from the leaker and not that the Estate sourced it from one of the CDR's they found. The song's too good to sound like that. I can't believe reviewers are calling it a low point. I think it's an absoulte high point. The guitar solo is beautiful.



I'm afraid you can hear similar clicks in the podcast snippet
We Can Funk
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Reply #201 posted 07/23/21 1:48pm

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Musze said:



SchlomoThaHomo said:




Romeoblu said:


Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background. On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo [Edited 7/23/21 11:45am] [Edited 7/23/21 11:46am]


Yea it sounds like the CD was scratched. I pray it's a bad rip from the leaker and not that the Estate sourced it from one of the CDR's they found. The song's too good to sound like that. I can't believe reviewers are calling it a low point. I think it's an absoulte high point. The guitar solo is beautiful.




THIS. THIS. THIS. And I hope the official release version is pristine.



To me, it's THE highlight of the album. Whatever Prince was living through when he recorded this, he chose it for a reason and I'm inclined to believe it meant something to him.



It sounds like he's singing it to HIMSELF. cry



Agreed. It's incredibly poignant and beautiful.

The entire album is cohesive and undeniably strong. 'Yes' gave me a similar feeling to when I first heard Lovesexy when I was 16.
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Reply #202 posted 07/23/21 1:54pm

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Musze said:



SchlomoThaHomo said:




Romeoblu said:


Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background. On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo [Edited 7/23/21 11:45am] [Edited 7/23/21 11:46am]


Yea it sounds like the CD was scratched. I pray it's a bad rip from the leaker and not that the Estate sourced it from one of the CDR's they found. The song's too good to sound like that. I can't believe reviewers are calling it a low point. I think it's an absoulte high point. The guitar solo is beautiful.




THIS. THIS. THIS. And I hope the official release version is pristine.



To me, it's THE highlight of the album. Whatever Prince was living through when he recorded this, he chose it for a reason and I'm inclined to believe it meant something to him.



It sounds like he's singing it to HIMSELF. cry



Yes, the highlight for me so far. I was blown away on first listen. Love the shared vocals and guitar and those lyrics seem close to home for sure.
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Reply #203 posted 07/23/21 1:55pm

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Papaj said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:



Romeoblu said:


Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background. On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo [Edited 7/23/21 11:45am] [Edited 7/23/21 11:46am]


Yea it sounds like the CD was scratched. I pray it's a bad rip from the leaker and not that the Estate sourced it from one of the CDR's they found. The song's too good to sound like that. I can't believe reviewers are calling it a low point. I think it's an absoulte high point. The guitar solo is beautiful.



I'm afraid you can hear similar clicks in the podcast snippet



Well, shit. It looks like we have another Warblegate on our hands. Bummer.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #204 posted 07/23/21 2:00pm

Romeoblu

SchlomoThaHomo said:

Papaj said:



I'm afraid you can hear similar clicks in the podcast snippet



Well, shit. It looks like we have another Warblegate on our hands. Bummer.


You would think they would have the masters for this.

I wonder if Number 23 can confirm if his version has the noise on Stand Up B Strong
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Reply #205 posted 07/23/21 2:13pm

themanfromnept
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After a first listen, Welcome 2 America is a small planned surprise: not sparse songs, but a real album done & finished and then put away, as often in our history. An album that perhaps, once released, would not have ended up in the list of his best, but which is mature, varied, musically interesting and where the singers work much more than I would have expected, even in the songs where Prince puts himself in background.

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The two pieces that Prince had reused for another project also appear here in a completely different guise. One of the two, When She Comes, here is a marvel compared to the modest version that Prince had decided to release. But the other is not joking either.

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Hard to tell the best things at first listen, but 1010 (Rin Tin Tin) is definitely part of the deck. The Stand Up a B Strong cover is a conventional piece that feels weird on a Prince record, but it binds well to more harmonic tracks. And the track that closes the album has a tone/voice of Prince in some places like I've never heard before.

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In short, the Estate did a good job to program it and release it as an album, and - again - we have to thank this little man for his desire to make and make music continuously and then close it in his safe. With this record, from death, the hundred unreleased songs have been abundantly surpassed, step by step revealed until today.

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And perhaps - now that the various Deluxes have gotten rid of the overly mythologized '80s outtake pieces that fans had revered from afar - this album arrives and shows that Prince wasn't alone in them and that the surprises hidden in the vault are much more than you might think.

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Oh yes, the feel is to have an album of Prince in your hands again: and it feels strange and sad and beautiful at the same time.

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Reply #206 posted 07/23/21 2:28pm

Number23

Romeoblu said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:




Well, shit. It looks like we have another Warblegate on our hands. Bummer.


You would think they would have the masters for this.

I wonder if Number 23 can confirm if his version has the noise on Stand Up B Strong

Same noise I’m afraid. Actually thought it was my headphones at first.
[Edited 7/23/21 14:28pm]
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Reply #207 posted 07/23/21 2:29pm

Romeoblu

Overall I hear the inspiration of Sly And The Family Stone on this album more than any other.

In particular on Hot Summer, Check The Record, Yes and One Day we'll all be free.
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Reply #208 posted 07/23/21 2:33pm

Romeoblu

Number23 said:

Romeoblu said:



You would think they would have the masters for this.

I wonder if Number 23 can confirm if his version has the noise on Stand Up B Strong

Same noise I’m afraid. Actually thought it was my headphones at first.
[Edited 7/23/21 14:28pm]



I just listened to it on my stereo through my speakers and didn't notice it nearly as much.

Still it's a shame it's there.
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Reply #209 posted 07/23/21 2:41pm

antonb

i dont hear any issues. Lets just wait for the proper release, until then enjoy!

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