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Reply #30 posted 07/22/21 1:17pm

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Reply #31 posted 07/22/21 5:38pm

delirious

From the tracks played in the podcast:

Check the Record pops hard...interesting though that in interviews it has been said there is no guitar solo - that is criminal - this song screams for a guitar solo...may have been part of the unfinished business keeping it in the vault.

Same Page - new appreciation for this song for some reason...

Hot Summer - same take on this song as before - doesn't do much for me - kind of a skipper - not awful but just standard stuff.

1000 Light Years - sounds like it will be fantastic - waiting to hear more.

Rin Tin - definitely different - waiting to hear more but so far interesting...

Yes - upbeat - great vocals and harmonies - can't wait to hear more

"Stand Up and Be Strong" - From what I heard in the background, he has written some new lyrics for it - he is using some verses from the original and then adding some new ones of his own....things like "when they lie to your face put them in their place" - that is definitely not on the Soul Asylum versions that I have heard....

Leaving out the rest but overall it will be interesting to hear this in its entirety - looking forward to it...we need new music now more than ever it seems.

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Reply #32 posted 07/22/21 6:13pm

JoeyCococo

I too am getting excited after hearing the snippets.
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Reply #33 posted 07/22/21 7:54pm

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Reply #34 posted 07/23/21 12:40am

antonb

After listening through a couple of times im drawn to Rin Tin Tin, sounds different to the others, classic Prince.

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Reply #35 posted 07/23/21 7:01am

Marco81

Deluxe "unboxing" video, plus very short snippet of One Day We'll All B Free at the end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzUQss9cE8Y

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Reply #36 posted 07/23/21 8:29am

antonb

Thanks looks the part!
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Reply #37 posted 07/23/21 8:30am

themanfromnept
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Marco81 said:

very short snippet of One Day We'll All B Free at the end:

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Duh. I had imagined a completely different song from the title

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Reply #38 posted 07/23/21 9:26am

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I enjoyed the podcast, enjoyed the snippets and am very much looking forward to the album.

RIP sad
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Reply #39 posted 07/23/21 9:40am

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The snippets sound VERY promising indeed.
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Reply #40 posted 07/23/21 9:41am

antonb

1 week to go
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Reply #41 posted 07/23/21 10:45am

antonb

whoops, no weeks left

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Reply #42 posted 07/24/21 8:10am

Derek880

First episode of the Welcome 2 America podcast was a joy to listen to. No over-hyped stories or talk about who inspired songs or what influence they "provided" from The Revolution. No passive/aggressive anger moments or anything shady. The best part is the humility and the honor felt from being a part of the process from Shelby, Liv, Elisa, Chris and Tal without anyone feeling slighted by any of it. Especially loved hearing Shelby, Liv, and Elisa speak about their experiences. They worked with him longer than The Revolution did, and not once did any of the ladies make the narrrative about them. Very much looking forward to hearing from Morris Hayes on the upcoming episodes.

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Reply #43 posted 07/24/21 8:58am

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Derek880 said:

First episode of the Welcome 2 America podcast was a joy to listen to. No over-hyped stories or talk about who inspired songs or what influence they "provided" from The Revolution. No passive/aggressive anger moments or anything shady. The best part is the humility and the honor felt from being a part of the process from Shelby, Liv, Elisa, Chris and Tal without anyone feeling slighted by any of it. Especially loved hearing Shelby, Liv, and Elisa speak about their experiences. They worked with him longer than The Revolution did, and not once did any of the ladies make the narrrative about them. Very much looking forward to hearing from Morris Hayes on the upcoming episodes.



Agreed. The humility and grace is refreshing. And it's a damn good album to boot.
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Reply #44 posted 07/24/21 2:23pm

bashraka

BartVanHemelen said:



Marco81 said:




vs three lines of useless pathetic ranting.



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Gotta love the insecurity of Prince famz who cannot stand any criticism.



Your insecurity is showing that someone doesn't agree with your criticism of the podcast. Get out of your feelings.
3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #45 posted 07/25/21 12:30pm

olb99

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Prince was familiar with Jack DeJohnette. This warms my heart, somehow.

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Reply #46 posted 07/27/21 5:47am

Marco81

where's the sticky W2A thread? Did anyone insult anyone's cousin?

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Reply #47 posted 07/27/21 6:47am

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Forty minutes of mindnumbingly boring and trivial non-"stories". Told as if these were exciting and worldchanging events. Back-up singers rehearse! People stay in hotels! At one point Andrea Swensson urges them to tell the wild stories from the hotel and there is nothing. Yet everybody sounds incomprehensibly excited.

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And next week: politics! Ooh boy...

I'm not really sure what you were expecting.

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Reply #48 posted 07/27/21 8:59am

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leecaldon said:



BartVanHemelen said:


Forty minutes of mindnumbingly boring and trivial non-"stories". Told as if these were exciting and worldchanging events. Back-up singers rehearse! People stay in hotels! At one point Andrea Swensson urges them to tell the wild stories from the hotel and there is nothing. Yet everybody sounds incomprehensibly excited.


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And next week: politics! Ooh boy...




I'm not really sure what you were expecting.


He's out & out whinger. If he'd done purple rain from 96 onwards he'd call it crap. Bit pathetic but upto 95 he likes & everything after he rates as hot dumpster fire. He not even need to listen it. It's automatic.
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Reply #49 posted 07/27/21 5:59pm

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olb99 said:

Prince was familiar with Jack DeJohnette. This warms my heart, somehow.

Yes, that part was cool. I would love to have listened to that trio jam with Chris Coleman and Tal Winkenfeld too.

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Reply #50 posted 07/28/21 10:46pm

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https://podcasts.apple.co...0530360018

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The Story of Welcome 2 America, Episode 2: What It Means 2 B American

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Prince's longtime music director and keyboardist Morris Hayes joins Andrea Swensson to co-host an episode about the profound and prescient lyrical content on Welcome 2 America, with invaluable additional insights from Prince's former manager Kiran Sharma and his close friend, Dr. Cornel West.

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Reply #51 posted 07/29/21 1:59pm

TrivialPursuit

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Dr. West preachin'! Y'all listen up.

"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 #52 posted 07/31/21 1:11am

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Great story of the Montreux 2009 Hotel. He was in a special place back then.


Observation: I listened to Dr. West a couple of times in interviews and I often hear him do a lot of name dropping and refering to well known people. He appears to enjoy that a lot.
I reckon he is a force on his own enough.



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Reply #53 posted 07/31/21 12:55pm

delirious

Loved Dr. West in Episode 2 - that was fun to listen to...

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Reply #54 posted 08/03/21 6:23pm

funkman88

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what does syconassis word Dr. West keep using describing Prince mean eek ?

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Reply #55 posted 08/03/21 9:01pm

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delirious said:

Loved Dr. West in Episode 2 - that was fun to listen to...


I thought we were gonna have church up in here.

"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 #56 posted 08/05/21 12:29am

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https://podcasts.apple.co...0531045396

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The Story of Welcome 2 America, Episode 3: The Internet is Completely Over

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Engineer Jason Agel and tech expert Anil Dash join co-hosts Andrea Swensson and Shelby J. to discuss Prince's final work on Welcome 2 America in 2010 and his growing skepticism about selling music and retaining ownership over his work in the digital era, which he references in lyrics throughout the album.

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Other platforms: https://prince.lnk.to/podcastPR

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Reply #57 posted 08/07/21 10:06pm

HamsterHuey

The podcasts aren't produced for The Current anymore? I really liked their transcripts of the precious series, but I could not find them on their site for this series.


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Reply #58 posted 08/08/21 3:12pm

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HamsterHuey said:

The podcasts aren't produced for The Current anymore? I really liked their transcripts of the precious series, but I could not find them on their site for this series.



Andrea Swensson left The Current and is now employed by the Estate.

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #59 posted 08/09/21 8:06pm

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after hearing Dr. WEST THEN THE MUSICIANS TALK ABOUT THE ALBUM makes u realize the folks prince worked with werent that bright

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