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Thread started 01/02/22 3:13pm

cfluid

Wall of Berlin Appreciation

Any love for this song? I've always gone back to this one. I like the stylings of the beginning and the lazy sort of rap Prince starts off with and absolutley love the drum focused beat. then it goes into guitar sort of hendrix santana mix for a sort of chorus( could be wrong) but i think it totally works out to be a solid tune. Is this a favorite 2 anyone else?

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Reply #1 posted 01/02/22 4:00pm

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Love this one and Lotusflow3r as a whole. It’s really an enjoyable listen and seems like Prince was in a good place.
"I like to watch."
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Reply #2 posted 01/02/22 4:11pm

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I like the way it starts, but I lose interest when it turns into a rock jam. I'll give it another listen...


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Reply #3 posted 01/03/22 6:01am

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Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.

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Reply #4 posted 01/03/22 6:32am

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GustavoRibas said:

Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.


I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.

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Reply #5 posted 01/03/22 6:45am

Milty2

This song is easily in my Top 10 fave Prince tracks of all time. It's a clever metaphor and that guitar solo is WILD. In fact, I think he's got one other guitar under there too. I listen to it in the car all the time. Love it.

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Reply #6 posted 01/03/22 6:46am

Milty2

GustavoRibas said:

Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.

Yes he did. If he wasn't, he should have been nominated for the production on that.

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Reply #7 posted 01/03/22 7:03am

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Great tune!! Its a wild ride.

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Reply #8 posted 01/03/22 7:12am

jdcxc

Love this Funk/Rock Gem...in my Prince Top 30.

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Reply #9 posted 01/03/22 7:13am

jdcxc

lurker316 said:

GustavoRibas said:

Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.


I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.

Why not? A protest? Lol

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Reply #10 posted 01/03/22 3:05pm

Lostinadream

lurker316 said:



GustavoRibas said:


Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.




I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.


Try the last song of the album = Elixer, forget about Bria and just listen to Prince.... love it!!
Sure I prefer Prince singing the song by himself at Montreux Jazz Festival too, but still...
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Reply #11 posted 01/03/22 3:35pm

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lurker316 said:

GustavoRibas said:

Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.


I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.

It has some moments, specially when Prince tries to bring that Sade vibe

I only dislike those uptempo tracks trying to be hip.

Anyway, too bad that such a special psychedelic album was buried with MPLSound and Bria.

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Reply #12 posted 01/03/22 5:34pm

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lurker316 said:

GustavoRibas said:

Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.


I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.

When PRINCE sang Elixir live it was a knee-weakening experience! lol

"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 #13 posted 01/04/22 3:35am

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ooh I love this one so much! it's a highlight on an album full of great songs.

love the whole Lotusflower album, it's probably his best 'late period' album
for me.

wall of berlin guitar

...the one who will listen when all others will not....
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Reply #14 posted 01/04/22 5:48am

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Lotusflow3r is a great album, I love it.

RIP sad
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Reply #15 posted 01/04/22 5:54am

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Love the song, but hate the lead in on the album. That classy restaurant music, 77 Beverly Park, just throws a wrench into the mix and destroys Lotusflower for me. Luckily I know that when I hit the 'next' button, "Wall of Berlin" is there for me.

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Reply #16 posted 01/05/22 9:51pm

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I’ve said it here before but this would of been a great live track, he could of fleshed this out to be an unbelievable jam piece in a live setting .
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Reply #17 posted 01/06/22 7:19am

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lurker316 said:



GustavoRibas said:


Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.




I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.


I did. Once.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #18 posted 01/06/22 7:20am

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Did he record Wall of Berlin the same day in 2004 as 10 or 11 other songs? which included Back 2 The Lotus, Colonized Mind, Love Like Jazz, Planet Earth, Guitar . See https://www.princevault.c..._Of_Berlin smile


If you're pro human rights, then you should also be very pro freedom from oppression. Anything less is double standards.

Music is the best.
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Reply #19 posted 01/06/22 8:05am

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lurker316 said:

GustavoRibas said:

Love the Lotus Flow3r album as a whole. Prince did some great production work there. Such an underrated album.


I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.

the title track should have been on a Prince album. It's better than some tracks he did put on his own albums at the time.

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Reply #20 posted 01/11/22 5:26pm

jdcxc

Farfunknugin said:

I’ve said it here before but this would of been a great live track, he could of fleshed this out to be an unbelievable jam piece in a live setting .

Very True. In the vein of "Whats My Name"

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Reply #21 posted 01/12/22 2:06pm

emesem

Check out "Immersion" a very cool New Agey track.

onlyforaminute said:

lurker316 said:


I've never listedn to the third disc, Bria Valentina's Elixer.

I did. Once.

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Reply #22 posted 01/12/22 2:09pm

emesem

I dig its playfullness and the organic, striped down production.

cfluid said:

Any love for this song? I've always gone back to this one. I like the stylings of the beginning and the lazy sort of rap Prince starts off with and absolutley love the drum focused beat. then it goes into guitar sort of hendrix santana mix for a sort of chorus( could be wrong) but i think it totally works out to be a solid tune. Is this a favorite 2 anyone else?

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Reply #23 posted 01/13/22 5:15am

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I will be weighing in with my opinion on this track later tonight. Be on the lookout.

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Reply #24 posted 01/22/22 5:06pm

thisisreece

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I will be weighing in with my opinion on this track later tonight. Be on the lookout.


Keeping watch.
Hundalasiliah!
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