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Reply #60 posted 11/09/21 8:17am

MarshallStacks

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Graycap23 said:

MIRvmn said:

TRC is Prince's best album since the 80s imo and it has aged well smile The music is mind-blowing and very impressive so it's definitely one of my favorite albums.

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Seconded cool

IMO you can hear that a 'new' Prince has awakened and he is more engaged and renewed with the music and soundscape than at any point since Lovesexy, which TRC is the mature 'sequel' to.

Pity his next major release of proper songs was Musicology. Man, was I disappointed at the time with the 'ordinariness' of the music on that album following TRC, Xpectation, C-NOTE and NEWS. But by then he was after the money and some of that Purple Rain 20th anniversary prestige lol.

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Reply #61 posted 11/09/21 8:22am

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MarshallStacks said:

Graycap23 said:

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Seconded cool

IMO you can hear that a 'new' Prince has awakened and he is more engaged and renewed with the music and soundscape than at any point since Lovesexy, which TRC is the mature 'sequel' to.

Pity his next major release of proper songs was Musicology. Man, was I disappointed at the time with the 'ordinariness' of the music on that album following TRC, Xpectation, C-NOTE and NEWS. But by then he was after the money and some of that Purple Rain 20th anniversary prestige lol.

thirded. and agree with your musicology assessment, though i wasnt too into xpectation, c note or news tbh.

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Reply #62 posted 11/09/21 8:50am

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Great tour....

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #63 posted 11/09/21 5:29pm

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"U might say what u mad about?
But u still got ur family name"

A reference to how slavery steals your real last name & gives you a master's name. But that's 'critical race theory' now, so it's banned from many states schools, lol. What a rennaissance man.

No wonder it was one of his lowest sellers. Says more about the world.
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Reply #64 posted 11/10/21 12:57am

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violectrica said:

"U might say what u mad about?
But u still got ur family name"

A reference to how slavery steals your real last name & gives you a master's name. But that's 'critical race theory' now, so it's banned from many states schools, lol. What a rennaissance man.

No wonder it was one of his lowest sellers. Says more about the world.


Agreed! What a courageous statement to make. He could’ve played it safe and made a another “profound vs profane” party record to appeal to his listeners but instead he wrote & sang about his truth, and many others.

To witness some of his white fans get blinded by their own white self centredness & privilege (“he hates white people & he’s no longer inclusive” - which is bullshit & a lazy lie) shows exactly why it was important for him to make that statement.
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Reply #65 posted 11/15/21 2:15pm

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20 years. It seems like only yesterday that I felt profound disappointment at the lyrics and guitar work of Prince for the first time. Such great music on that record ruined (for me, at least), by the lyrics and lead guitar. If I could get a mix minus the vocals and lead guitar I'd be in love.

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Reply #66 posted 11/16/21 12:12am

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steakfinger said:

20 years. It seems like only yesterday that I felt profound disappointment at the lyrics and guitar work of Prince for the first time. Such great music on that record ruined (for me, at least), by the lyrics and lead guitar. If I could get a mix minus the vocals and lead guitar I'd be in love.

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Still showing frustration after 20 years?

You must be a sad individual if you cannot see things in context and/or leave things behind you.

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Sure, I too have shows that were disappointments for various reasons, but do I act like you?

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Reply #67 posted 11/16/21 9:18am

RODSERLING

I never understood that silly assumption by some fans the lyrics were a problem.
English is not my first language, but I think the lyrics are great.
I m trying for a few months to write lyrics, I can't help but being amazed at how easily Prince could write a bunch of great songs.

That's a thing to be a great musician, always finding great melodies.
But that's another thing to write hundred of songs for decades, and always find new original things to speak of.

I m very moved by these lyrics, as I was too with those of W2A.

When I listen to TRC, I always do it religiously reading the booklet, cause I don't wanna miss a thing.
This stuff is really deep.
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Reply #68 posted 11/16/21 10:06am

Milty2

steakfinger said:

20 years. It seems like only yesterday that I felt profound disappointment at the lyrics and guitar work of Prince for the first time. Such great music on that record ruined (for me, at least), by the lyrics and lead guitar. If I could get a mix minus the vocals and lead guitar I'd be in love.

what?

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Reply #69 posted 11/16/21 11:45am

Graycap23

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RODSERLING said:

I never understood that silly assumption by some fans the lyrics were a problem. English is not my first language, but I think the lyrics are great. I m trying for a few months to write lyrics, I can't help but being amazed at how easily Prince could write a bunch of great songs. That's a thing to be a great musician, always finding great melodies. But that's another thing to write hundred of songs for decades, and always find new original things to speak of. I m very moved by these lyrics, as I was too with those of W2A. When I listen to TRC, I always do it religiously reading the booklet, cause I don't wanna miss a thing. This stuff is really deep.

The reality is that those lyrics went over the head of the average listener.......because they simply they don't listen or don't comprehend or don't give a damn.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #70 posted 11/19/21 3:56pm

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I have a 2-part wish lol one, I hope the estate releases the instrumental version of the album, just because the musicianship is fockin awesome & it could stand entirely on its own. And two, the Jehovah’s Witness songs of worship themed album he shelved shortly after TRC.

Shout out to Femi Jiya who did an exceptional job at mixing the album nod truly outstanding work.
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Femi Jiya...ahhhh. I thought I read someone named Joe Lepinski mixed and engineered this awesome sounding album. I return to this album very often. I just love the sound. I agree, he was definitely inspired.
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Reply #71 posted 11/20/21 7:06am

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JoeyCococo said:

Hamad said:
I have a 2-part wish lol one, I hope the estate releases the instrumental version of the album, just because the musicianship is fockin awesome & it could stand entirely on its own. And two, the Jehovah’s Witness songs of worship themed album he shelved shortly after TRC. Shout out to Femi Jiya who did an exceptional job at mixing the album nod truly outstanding work. [Edited 10/20/21 3:00am]
Femi Jiya...ahhhh. I thought I read someone named Joe Lepinski mixed and engineered this awesome sounding album. I return to this album very often. I just love the sound. I agree, he was definitely inspired.

Name pops up earlier :

https://prince.org/msg/7/149651

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Reply #72 posted 11/20/21 8:04am

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I call it the Brainblow Chitlins.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #73 posted 11/21/21 8:50am

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TRC was definately one of his more interesting later albums, and one of his best musically in my opinion. The musicianship was awesome, the concepts were different and the sound of this album was much better than anything he did in the 5 years before TRC. The low voice was a bit weird, as were many of the lyrics on this album. It showed that Prince still had some passion and fire in him, although less carnal/free and more spiritual/dogmatic. And the live shows were excellent, one of his very best bands ever on that tour. cool

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #74 posted 11/22/21 12:14pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

And the live shows were excellent, one of his very best bands ever on that tour. cool

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That but also it was a concept based show.

Not per se a purely greatest hits one. (although we got to hear hits)

This was before his shows became boring.

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