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Reply #60 posted 10/14/21 9:31am

Worthee

This is a pre-order. Expected ship date is January 31, 2022.
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Reply #61 posted 10/14/21 9:37am

paisleypark4

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BartVanHemelen said:

KlyphIsBackAgain said:


My point was if WB owned all concert recordings (which is what Bart said) then he wouldn't have been allowed to release the Sign O The Times movie in 87 with another company....which is what he did.... unless he bought those rights back from them in order to do it.

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Sigh... Does everything need to be spoonfed? THEY MADE A DEAL. Warners didn't want to distribute the movie, so Prince was allowed to shop it around.

Right, MCA did that. I believe now MCA is owned by Universal since 1996.

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Reply #62 posted 10/14/21 9:45am

funkbabyandthe
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Looking forward to this but wish the sleeve was a bit better.

More inclined to get the tape.
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Reply #63 posted 10/14/21 9:47am

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Not close to the original but fun.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #64 posted 10/14/21 10:00am

TheEnglishGent

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Had a couple of listens, love it.

RIP sad
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Reply #65 posted 10/14/21 10:00am

darkroman

People are over-using the word, "own".

Sony Legacy do not 'own' any Prince music.

Sony Legacy, like any other label, have paid for a production and distribution licence to phyically and digitally release Prince music.

Their licence is currently shared with Warners and have very clear restrictions.

Having a licence to release and distribute music has nothing to do with publishing.

Anymore can pay for a licence to release music. You just need to ask and be prepared to pay up front a lot of money!


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Reply #66 posted 10/14/21 10:01am

LoveGalore

I think it's awesome because now I can replace "When We're Dancing Close and Slow" with something better on my playlist(s).

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Reply #67 posted 10/14/21 10:16am

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Do Me, Baby is on of my favorite songs on Controversy so it's really nice to hear this demo. I actually prefer this version smile
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Reply #68 posted 10/14/21 10:24am

Nightcrawler

What a nice surprise! I really enjoy it!
Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #69 posted 10/14/21 10:32am

sulls

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Love this version n ordered the vinyl and cassette!
"I like to watch."
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Reply #70 posted 10/14/21 10:36am

rudeboy4711

I really like this demo… so interesting to hear how many elements he kept for the released version.

If the estate chooses to release other one-off singles like this for the 40th anniversary of Controversy I would personally love to hear the following-

Dear Uncle George (original version of Private Joy)
Let’s Rock (original 1979 demo of Let’s Work)
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Reply #71 posted 10/14/21 10:41am

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BartVanHemelen said:

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And again, for the thousandth time: Sony being the exclusive dealer of most of the classic era instead of WBR only applies to the USA. WBR has the rights in the rest of the world.



Honestly, I don't think you've said it a THOUSAND times!!

This makes BART a liar! hammer

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Reply #72 posted 10/14/21 11:03am

seanski

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A seller already has the 7” on eBay for $250. eek
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Reply #73 posted 10/14/21 11:17am

Cinny

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seanski said:

A seller already has the 7” on eBay for $250. eek

"Ships late February." neutral
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Reply #74 posted 10/14/21 11:21am

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Prince - "Do Me, Baby (Demo)" | Official Audio

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"Do Me, Baby (Demo)" | Pre-order now in two limited edition physical formats exclusively from the Official Prince Store - https://store.prince.com/. Available as a special replica cassette single (limited to 1,981 units) and an etched 7” single pressed on purple vinyl. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Prince’s acclaimed Controversy album, originally released on October 14, 1981, The Prince Estate and Warner Records are pleased to present yet another hidden gem from Prince’s storied Paisley Park vault: the previously unheard 1979 solo demo-recording of his quintessential slow-jam “Do Me, Baby.” “Do Me, Baby” is best known as the centerpiece of 1981s Controversy, but Prince first recorded the song years earlier. A demo featuring Prince and his best friend and creative collaborator André Cymone was initially recorded in 1978. Then a year later, Prince fully reimagined the track as a solo recording during the April 1979 recording sessions for Prince at Alpha Studios in North Hollywood, CA, with overdubs added in the same period at Hollywood Sound Records in Hollywood, CA. From that 2" multitrack master tape, a cassette rough mix – recently discovered in Prince’s legendary vault and labeled in the artist’s own handwriting – was rendered but ultimately shelved. This special release of “Do Me, Baby (Demo)” has been newly mixed to match the original demo cassette specs by Prince’s GRAMMY-nominated engineer Chris James, and mastered by Prince’s longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY-winning engineer Bernie Grundman. As was typical with Prince, he revisited the song afresh more than two years later when he created an entirely new solo recording of “Do Me, Baby” at Sunset Sound in June 1981. That master recording was released on October 14, 1981, as the epic final song on Side A of Controversy.

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Reply #75 posted 10/14/21 11:51am

LoveGalore

At first I really wanted the cassette replica but then I thought, what the true fuck am I gonna do with that. Frame a cassette? Pass.

But I do love this release
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Reply #76 posted 10/14/21 11:58am

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LoveGalore said:

At first I really wanted the cassette replica but then I thought, what the true fuck am I gonna do with that. Frame a cassette? Pass. But I do love this release


The release is great, but they aren't maximising sales because they seem to have given up on CD collectors.

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Reply #77 posted 10/14/21 12:03pm

TheKid94

LoveGalore said:

At first I really wanted the cassette replica but then I thought, what the true fuck am I gonna do with that. Frame a cassette? Pass. But I do love this release

Agreed

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Reply #78 posted 10/14/21 12:11pm

steakfinger

I have never liked this song, but this version I dig. A lot.

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Reply #79 posted 10/14/21 12:17pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

LoveGalore said:

At first I really wanted the cassette replica but then I thought, what the true fuck am I gonna do with that. Frame a cassette? Pass. But I do love this release


The release is great, but they aren't maximising sales because they seem to have given up on CD collectors.

Buddy, CD singles haven't been a thing in a loooong time.

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Reply #80 posted 10/14/21 12:21pm

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TwiliteKid said:

SquirrelMeat said:


The release is great, but they aren't maximising sales because they seem to have given up on CD collectors.

Buddy, CD singles haven't been a thing in a loooong time.


CD's still outsell vinyl 8 to 1. Vinyl gets the promotion because they can price gouge.

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Reply #81 posted 10/14/21 12:26pm

SoulAlive

this is a nice surprise

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Reply #82 posted 10/14/21 12:31pm

Dandroppedadim
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I really only listen digitally now, but I guess the CD has died, because in many ways 'we' were only getting them for the pristine digital sound and the booklet/artwork - but now the digital sound is available via streaming or mp3 - so that only leaves the artwork - but that is really catered for by the vinyl now. So I can see why CD is slowly going the way of the dinosaur! (I still buy Prince albums on CD if avialable but no other artists!).

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Reply #83 posted 10/14/21 1:17pm

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steakfinger said:

I have never liked this song, but this version I dig. A lot.


Same here! I have listened to the released version maybe MAYBE ten times in the last 40 years.

Already had this on repeat for about 7 times.

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Reply #84 posted 10/14/21 1:29pm

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LoveGalore said:

At first I really wanted the cassette replica but then I thought, what the true fuck am I gonna do with that. Frame a cassette? Pass.

But I do love this release


I like the idea of this release and being excited for the release, just put the tape and 7” in the cart on the Prince store. Entered all the details, then had second thoughts like yours too. Especially as I wouldn’t see it for about 4 months and it would’ve cost £45 (including shipping to UK) for one song! May be at that price, I’d buy it if it was the actual original tape. 99 pence from Apple it is then (I’ll put it on my Prince filled music player and back up to hard drive). The other 44 quid will go in my super deluxe fund.
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Reply #85 posted 10/14/21 1:32pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

TwiliteKid said:

Buddy, CD singles haven't been a thing in a loooong time.


CD's still outsell vinyl 8 to 1. Vinyl gets the promotion because they can price gouge.

Not anymore...
https://www.nme.com/news/...s-2750644

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Reply #86 posted 10/14/21 1:39pm

BartVanHemelen

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paisleypark4 said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Sigh... Does everything need to be spoonfed? THEY MADE A DEAL. Warners didn't want to distribute the movie, so Prince was allowed to shop it around.

Right, MCA did that. I believe now MCA is owned by Universal since 1996.

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Nope, wrong. Have you tried watching the movie? Or looking up the movie on Wikipedia?

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Reply #87 posted 10/14/21 1:41pm

BartVanHemelen

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SquirrelMeat said:

LoveGalore said:

At first I really wanted the cassette replica but then I thought, what the true fuck am I gonna do with that. Frame a cassette? Pass. But I do love this release


The release is great, but they aren't maximising sales because they seem to have given up on CD collectors.

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Nobody's going to pay $15 (+ at least that much in shipping costs) for a (limited edition) CD.

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Reply #88 posted 10/14/21 1:44pm

masaba

This is a really cool version. Has a really fun vibe. The drum track really works with the vocal style. It sounds so fresh, even though it's very old haha. I see why he made it more theatric later on, but I almost prefer a track like this.
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Reply #89 posted 10/14/21 1:54pm

funkbabyandthe
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ordered the tape.

would like it on vinyl but that design is ugly.im sure they could have done better.

ill wait until the controversy SDE comes out.

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