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Thread started 06/07/22 7:07pm

lustmealways

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coco boys released version v.s. "finished" tracking

which one you like better? the early mixdown that was circulating or the released version on the sott sde.

for what it's worth this is one of his greatest songs and it makes me weep every time i hear it. the released version turned a really, really good song into a literal contendor for one of his all time greats. this is dripping genius through and through i fucking love this song.

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Reply #1 posted 06/07/22 7:55pm

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lustmealways said:

which one you like better? the early mixdown that was circulating or the released version on the sott sde.

for what it's worth this is one of his greatest songs and it makes me weep every time i hear it. the released version turned a really, really good song into a literal contendor for one of his all time greats. this is dripping genius through and through i fucking love this song.

Both mixes are pretty close, with some minor differences of a few additional minor lyrics and ad libs. Overall I like the released version the most as it does feel completed and fully realized.

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Reply #2 posted 06/07/22 8:39pm

LoveGalore

I think he did the spoken word moody gig better on Joy in Repetition.
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/22 11:37pm

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The unreleased version is far superior imo. The "Cocoa Boys" version on SOTT is too busy with the audience overdubs. It may have got a pass if he'd kept the ad-lib horns.

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Reply #4 posted 06/08/22 4:32am

OnlyNDaUsa

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the released version omits/changes much of the story...

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Reply #5 posted 06/08/22 5:22am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

the released version omits/changes much of the story...



yeah, that's a real shame imo. I still like the released version a lot but the unreleased one is a bit more special to me.


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Reply #6 posted 06/08/22 7:37am

RJOrion

The version without the horns and overdubs is WAY better...should have been a hit record
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Reply #7 posted 06/08/22 2:50pm

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RJOrion said:

The version without the horns and overdubs is WAY better...should have been a hit record

I like how Prince 'sang' the horns on the unreleased. (but maybe that was standard as guide?)

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Reply #8 posted 06/09/22 3:10am

christobole

Yes, singing the horn parts gives the unreleased version wonderfully freakish character. More importantly, the audience's noises for the entire duation of the song is massively distracting - while most of it is drowned out by the instrumentation, the HIGH-PITCHED CLAPPING remains audible slightly left of center, sounding nothing like claps, more like crawling insects. IRRITATING!

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Reply #9 posted 06/09/22 1:55pm

FrankieCoco1

I use the guitar bit, after the false fade ending, from the leaked, unreleased version, as my ring tone because it is so funky. I was disappointed with the released version with the crowd noise and real horns but still like it. Not as much as the “skat” leaked one though.

Maybe the next “Originals” could be Prince’s guide skatting horn versions before Eric Leeds/NPG Hornz added the real instruments!
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Reply #10 posted 06/09/22 2:45pm

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i really do think this track is one of his all time greats. as others have said, it contains nearly every SOTT era motif on top of being an extremely unique and engaging composition.

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Reply #11 posted 06/10/22 9:10am

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I would go for the released version. I prefer the real horns on there.
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