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Reply #120 posted 09/10/21 6:53pm

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Poplife88 said:

Cindy said:

Lurker, I love that you gave another listen to one of your albums.


Please give another listen to Old Friends 4 Sale. My favourites are (in order) When the Lights Go Down, 5 Women, Extraordinary, Old Friends 4 Sale.


I rate my first 3 song favourites all a 10/10. Thanks for allowing me to chime in.

Old Friends 4 Sale is THE most underrated Prince album out there imo. It's become one of my absolute faves of the 90s. When the Lights Go Down love 5 Women, She Spoke 2 Me, and Extraordinary are all top tunes. The title track loses some of its umph with the new lyrics, but is still great.


Me too. It's just a fun summer album, and the musicianship is top-shelf. They don't all have to be masterpieces.

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Reply #121 posted 09/10/21 11:00pm

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More of an anthology than an "album" proper really, but OF4S was great, yeah.

[Edited 9/10/21 23:00pm]

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Reply #122 posted 09/11/21 4:08pm

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I think we've all erased from our memory the one that seems to be truly banished by everyone:

1999 The New Master

- fine, not an album per se, but... what a major misfire. Only surpassed in my personal scale of horribleness by Kamasutra...

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Reply #123 posted 09/11/21 8:27pm

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hyperpessimist said:

I think we've all erased from our memory the one that seems to be truly banished by everyone:

1999 The New Master

- fine, not an album per se, but... what a major misfire. Only surpassed in my personal scale of horribleness by Kamasutra...


Maybe it'll get reissued on vinyl by the Estate lol

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Reply #124 posted 09/11/21 10:49pm

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Milty2 said:

hyperpessimist said:

I think we've all erased from our memory the one that seems to be truly banished by everyone:

1999 The New Master

- fine, not an album per se, but... what a major misfire. Only surpassed in my personal scale of horribleness by Kamasutra...


Maybe it'll get reissued on vinyl by the Estate lol

Maybe Prince erased it! lol

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Reply #125 posted 09/12/21 5:51am

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kewlschool said:

Milty2 said:


Maybe it'll get reissued on vinyl by the Estate lol

Maybe Prince erased it! lol


Hehe I've actually never heard it.

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Reply #126 posted 09/12/21 10:03am

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Milty2 said:

kewlschool said:

Maybe Prince erased it! lol


Hehe I've actually never heard it.


Me neither. The 'Purple Medley' completely put me off any future reinterpretations of his own work (except live stuff of course.)

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Reply #127 posted 09/13/21 12:57am

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eyewishuheaven said:

Milty2 said:


Hehe I've actually never heard it.


Me neither. The 'Purple Medley' completely put me off any future reinterpretations of his own work (except live stuff of course.)

Oh, Purple Medley is a masterpiece compared to this... 1999TNM was a desperate attempt at charting higher than the inevitable WB re-release of the original single, so Prince just gathered everything he could think of that might help sell... and came up with this frankenstein of a release that flopped spectacularly.

From crediting it to "Prince and the Revolution" to having Rosie Gaines scat aimlessly (she'd just had a garage hit), from the Doug E. Fresh rhymes to Larry Graham replacing Dez on vocals, from awkward samples to "dope beatz"... nothing worked sad

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Reply #128 posted 09/13/21 1:50pm

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Purple Medley is a fucking masterpiece next to New Master!

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Reply #129 posted 09/13/21 7:07pm

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Echoing what folks have said about Dirty Mind and 1999. There are songs on both I still like.

And more recently, ART OFFICIAL and Phase One.

time flies.
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Reply #130 posted 09/13/21 9:46pm

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Milty2 said:

kewlschool said:

Maybe Prince erased it! lol


Hehe I've actually never heard it.

Your ears are better for it. It's horrible. It's the Jughead of music singles (but not that interesting).

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Reply #131 posted 09/16/21 9:37am

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Purple Medley is a fucking masterpiece next to New Master!

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Reply #132 posted 09/16/21 5:49pm

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Poplife88 said:

Old Friends 4 Sale is THE most underrated Prince album out there imo. It's become one of my absolute faves of the 90s. When the Lights Go Down love 5 Women, She Spoke 2 Me, and Extraordinary are all top tunes. The title track loses some of its umph with the new lyrics, but is still great.

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- YES! It made me sad because Prince abandoned it to promote Rave Un2 (an album that had some cool songs, but plastic production overall)

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Reply #133 posted 09/17/21 1:50am

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He didn't abandon Old Friends. He never cared much for it to begin with. So it was a pleasant surprise when he started playing songs from it live.
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Reply #134 posted 09/17/21 7:35am

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SantanaMaitreya said:

He didn't abandon Old Friends. He never cared much for it to begin with. So it was a pleasant surprise when he started playing songs from it live.

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True. It was an album he gave to WB as contractual obligation, so he would be a lot more interested in promoting something fresh and free from WB. Ironically, after some time, he played more songs from it than from Rave, you are right.

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Reply #135 posted 09/17/21 10:00am

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His first 2 albums and everything after The Gold Experience (though I at least find Rainbow Children to be interesting).

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