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Thread started 09/05/21 3:03pm

Phase3

How great is "Another Love"?

This is easily one of my favorite songs of prince's late catalog
I still remember how amazed I was when I heard it for the first time when listening to the Plectrum electrum album.It wasn't until a year ago that I found out it was a cover version
Prince made it a different song and a different experience in my opinion and the SNL version was amazing too
What do you all think of the song?
And remember Prince is "the greatest soul you'll ever know"!!!!!
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Reply #1 posted 09/05/21 3:07pm

funkbabyandthe
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on one hand i love it

one of his best songs of the last decade

that spoken segment in the middle bothers me as its just silly though, its just prince doing 'betrayed lover prince' for the umpteenth time but not that well or convincingly (also, 'the greatest soul youll ever know?' what? lol)

after hearing the original, im amazed at where he took the song, but there is something more moving and original about her version

does make me think though that most of the best prince songs in the last 15 years or so were actually his covers

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Reply #2 posted 09/05/21 6:19pm

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thumbs up!

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #3 posted 09/07/21 12:34pm

steakfinger

As great as it is it's not as good as the original. Perhaps the only good song on that album.

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Reply #4 posted 09/07/21 2:12pm

emesem

This and "What If" are the amoung the very best things he did at the end of his career. Telling that they are covers.

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Reply #5 posted 09/07/21 4:20pm

Phase3

emesem said:

This and "What If" are the amoung the very best things he did at the end of his career. Telling that they are covers.



Way back home,black muse, this could be us stand out at some of his best songs and they weren't covers
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Reply #6 posted 09/08/21 8:09pm

laytonian

Hearing the original by Alice Smith, I can't decide which is best.
Prince really took it in a new direction.

Alice's original:
https://www.youtube.com/w...A4F5P9defI

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #7 posted 09/09/21 6:36am

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emesem said:

This and "What If" are the amoung the very best things he did at the end of his career. Telling that they are covers.


First time that I've seen What If referred to with such praise. What a minute... Hannah?

RIP sad
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Reply #8 posted 09/09/21 7:32am

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steakfinger said:

As great as it is it's not as good as the original. Perhaps the only good song on that album.

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the only good one on alice smiths album or the 3rd eye girl album?

either way, i agree, there is something that the original has that the cover doesnt.

prince made it typically princey, but not in a way that does anything different.

alice smiths original has a tone that makes it much more striking and original.

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Reply #9 posted 09/10/21 3:17pm

emesem

I'm not even religious, yet that song sounds great to me. I have no problem with Hannah's voice.

Jeez compared to Candy on Life of the Party??? Yikes!

TheEnglishGent said:

emesem said:

This and "What If" are the amoung the very best things he did at the end of his career. Telling that they are covers.


First time that I've seen What If referred to with such praise. What a minute... Hannah?

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