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scififilmnerd

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New from Scifi: The Journey From Prince to O(+> - a prequel to Prince Vs. Warners - The Fans Lost

The journey from Prince to prince

A prequel to the Prince Vs. Warner Brothers – The Fans Lost blog covering the 1993-1996 era of Prince changing his name to prince, the title of his 1992 album. In these preceding chapters, the prince album and all of Prince’s side-projects with other artists like Carmen Electra, The New Power Generation, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, MPLS and Rosie Gaines from 1991-1993 as well as Prince’s songs for the I’ll Do Anything movie are examined with the stories behind his music, his girlfriends and his dealings with his record company that led to the infamous feud – it’s all here! biggrin

I doubt Prince was ever as prolific and busy as in this era. I hope you'll have fun reading and exploring the blog because it's littered with photos and links to all the YouTube videos from the prince album era. biggrin

And of course, all kinds of comments, criticisms and corrections are welcome - both good and bad. wink

Here's the link:

https://thejourneyfrompri...gspot.com/

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[Edited 12/30/22 12:04pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/30/22 3:59pm

laytonian

Please use more emojis and strange fonts to show how excited you are.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #2 posted 12/31/22 7:19am

mb71

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Cheers Scifi, I've always appreciated your articles. Got this bookmarked.

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Reply #3 posted 12/31/22 2:14pm

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@SciFi,

Thanks for sharing this. I always find your articles very informative and entertaining. Your passion and interest in the subject matter really comes across.


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Reply #4 posted 01/01/23 2:06pm

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Hi Scififilmnerd.

I just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ for all the fantastic work you do. I’m looking forward to reading through this properly as soon as I get a chance.

Have you considered collecting all you articles and chapters together and using them to publish a book? If not, I think you should seriously consider it.

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Reply #5 posted 01/01/23 3:18pm

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mb71 said:

Cheers Scifi, I've always appreciated your articles. Got this bookmarked.


same here. love(d) your previous articles and got this one bookmarked to enjoy soon.

thanks for all the work you put into these!


"if U're lookin' 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard / plant some peace flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards."
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Reply #6 posted 01/02/23 7:05am

dodger07

Thanks for sharing, Scifi.
Always loved your work
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Reply #7 posted 01/03/23 8:38am

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Thanks for doing this. I can't wait to dive in!

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #8 posted 01/03/23 11:21am

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Hey, SF!

Thanks for posting biggrin

The biased opinions should't be included, though.

Just a friendly unbiased opinion smile

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #9 posted 01/05/23 1:12pm

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Just a friendly unbiased opinion smile

There's no choices or decisions or opinions in life that aren't biased. razz

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Reply #10 posted 01/07/23 6:54am

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Known Prince songs from the prince album era that remain unreleased include Gett Off’s Cousin, Boom Box, Letter 4 Miles, Do U Wanna Rock?, Rave Church Style, Check It Out, Baby Doll, the album segues, the original Prince versions of Allegiance, However Much U Want, Johnny, With This Tear, Shhh and Sunday Afternoon, as well as several unreleased remixes of prince album songs. That should suffice for a prince Deluxe Edition bonus CD of Vault tracks.

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[Edited 1/25/23 1:30am]

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Reply #11 posted 01/09/23 1:00pm

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Thanks a lot for the great work U did again, Scifi!

There are two minor errors I noticed in chapter two:

Backing vox on Power from above are by Mavis Staples + Jevetty Steele (to my ears and accordding to princevault biggrin )

The first time you mentioned Monie Love you spelled her Money Love wink

I really appreciate your work!

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Reply #12 posted 01/10/23 1:40am

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kindofblue said:

Thanks a lot for the great work U did again, Scifi!

There are two minor errors I noticed in chapter two:

Backing vox on Power from above are by Mavis Staples + Jevetty Steele (to my ears and accordding to princevault biggrin )

The first time you mentioned Monie Love you spelled her Money Love wink

I really appreciate your work!

Thank you for the kind words and your corrections. It's very appreciated. biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 01/10/23 5:25am

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kindofblue said:

There are two minor errors I noticed in chapter two:

Backing vox on Power from above are by Mavis Staples + Jevetty Steele (to my ears and accordding to princevault biggrin )

Backing vocals on "Power From Above" is not Mavis and Steele. Backing vocals are done by (Prince), Carmen and Patti LaBelle.

Princevault and your ears are wrong for once.

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Reply #14 posted 01/10/23 7:14am

LoveGalore

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kindofblue said:




There are two minor errors I noticed in chapter two:


Backing vox on Power from above are by Mavis Staples + Jevetty Steele (to my ears and accordding to princevault biggrin )






Backing vocals on "Power From Above" is not Mavis and Steele. Backing vocals are done by (Prince), Carmen and Patti LaBelle.



Princevault and your ears are wrong for once.




And yet they've addressed your theory;
It was long believed that Patti LaBelle sang on that track. Karen "K-Dean" Cover, one of the co-writers, has confirmed that Labelle was not involved in Power From Above. The background vocals are sung by Mavis Staples, Jevetta Steele and Prince.
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Reply #15 posted 01/10/23 7:29am

Chastity

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And yet they've addressed your theory; It was long believed that Patti LaBelle sang on that track. Karen "K-Dean" Cover, one of the co-writers, has confirmed that Labelle was not involved in Power From Above. The background vocals are sung by Mavis Staples, Jevetta Steele and Prince.

Oh well. I asked Carmen directly so I don't think it's a "theory".

However, there's a small chance you could be right in case Prince changed the backing vocals later and never told Carmen.

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LoveGalore said:

Chastity said:

Backing vocals on "Power From Above" is not Mavis and Steele. Backing vocals are done by (Prince), Carmen and Patti LaBelle.

Princevault and your ears are wrong for once.

And yet they've addressed your theory; It was long believed that Patti LaBelle sang on that track. Karen "K-Dean" Cover, one of the co-writers, has confirmed that Labelle was not involved in Power From Above. The background vocals are sung by Mavis Staples, Jevetta Steele and Prince.

I believe it, but sometimes Princevault IS wrong - like, they say the 1992 configurations of Rosie Gaines: Concrete Jungle are from 1993, yet they're obviously from 1992 and it says right there on iTunes: "(c) 1992." Maybe it's a typo on Princevault. confused

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Reply #17 posted 01/11/23 5:34am

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Apropos Princevault being wrong... Their entry for the Come EP here http://www.princevault.co...e:_Come_EP isn't quite correct. The track list they list is for a cassette containg "Misc. Come Mixes." Read everything about it - complete with picture thanks to Mace2theO - in the updated "prince's Come singles" section in Chapter One about the Come album on the Prince Vs. WB - The Fans Lost blog right here: https://princevswarners.b...never.html with thanks to Neversin for the actual Come EP info. smile

Also new on the Prince Vs. WB-blog: Quotes from Michael Bland and Ricky Peterson from recent Truth In Rhythm interviews. Check the comments to Chapter four: All that glitters ain't Gold and Chapter five: Slave to the System for details. smile

And there's new quotes from Hans-Martin Buff from a recent Funkatopia interview in the Emancipation chapter. See the comments to that for details. smile

And there's newly added pictures on there, too. smile

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Reply #18 posted 01/12/23 11:04am

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scififilmnerd said:

Apropos Princevault being wrong... Their entry for the Come EP here http://www.princevault.co...e:_Come_EP isn't quite correct. The track list they list is for a cassette containg "Misc. Come Mixes." Read everything about it - complete with picture thanks to Mace2theO - in the updated "prince's Come singles" section in Chapter One about the Come album on the Prince Vs. WB - The Fans Lost blog right here: https://princevswarners.b...never.html with thanks to Neversin for the actual Come EP info. smile




Also new on the Prince Vs. WB-blog: Quotes from Michael Bland and Ricky Peterson from recent Truth In Rhythm interviews. Check the comments to Chapter four: All that glitters ain't Gold and Chapter five: Slave to the System for details. smile



And there's new quotes from Hans-Martin Buff from a recent Funkatopia interview in the Emancipation chapter. See the comments to that for details. smile



And there's newly added pictures on there, too. smile

[Edited 1/12/23 8:09am]



Thanks, Scifi for sharing this new info. Could read about this era all day.
Lets hope these Come remixes leak one day
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Reply #19 posted 01/20/23 10:44am

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Mr.Z brought an early configuration ogf Gold Nigga listed on Princevault to my attention, so now the NPG chapter on the Journey From Prince to prince blog has been updated to bring you the most accurate information possible. smile Link here: https://thejourneyfrompri...n-npg.html

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