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Reply #30 posted 03/27/23 2:09am

JorisE73

LILpoundCAKE said:

rap said:

Slightly off topic. On Alphabet Street (This Is Not Music, This Is A Trip) what is the incredibly funky/trippy sound you hear from about 6:40 on untill the end, is it his guitar or a synth?


I always thought it was something similar to what he did on "It" with the vocals
being recorded through a guitar input or something like that. So I think it's his
voice, with some effect on it?


Almost the same as onm Shortberry Strawcake.

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Reply #31 posted 03/27/23 3:18am

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JorisE73 said:

LILpoundCAKE said:


I always thought it was something similar to what he did on "It" with the vocals
being recorded through a guitar input or something like that. So I think it's his
voice, with some effect on it?


Almost the same as onm Shortberry Strawcake.

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There is something similar at the end of Daisy Chain

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Reply #32 posted 03/27/23 3:36am

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Reply #33 posted 03/27/23 3:47am

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Glad of this release (mainly 4 "Positivity" & "When 2 R In Love"). Sound is great and it's totally a different listening..
"Money won't buy U happiness but it'll pay 4 the search."
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Reply #34 posted 03/27/23 8:47am

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Ramzoo said:

Glad of this release (mainly 4 "Positivity" & "When 2 R In Love"). Sound is great and it's totally a different listening..

keep in mind ..this is not alternate takes or demos just masters with mixdowns up & down from the multitrack playing......this is a working tape probably for the rehearsal listenings !

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Reply #35 posted 03/27/23 9:17am

LILpoundCAKE

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JorisE73 said:

LILpoundCAKE said:


I always thought it was something similar to what he did on "It" with the vocals
being recorded through a guitar input or something like that. So I think it's his
voice, with some effect on it?


Almost the same as onm Shortberry Strawcake.


Yes! cool

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Reply #36 posted 03/27/23 2:04pm

rap

LILpoundCAKE said:

rap said:

Slightly off topic. On Alphabet Street (This Is Not Music, This Is A Trip) what is the incredibly funky/trippy sound you hear from about 6:40 on untill the end, is it his guitar or a synth?


I always thought it was something similar to what he did on "It" with the vocals
being recorded through a guitar input or something like that. So I think it's his
voice, with some effect on it?

It's funky as hell, and if anyone could come up with something like that from a guitar it would be him!!

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Reply #37 posted 04/07/23 3:48pm

rap

LILpoundCAKE said:

JorisE73 said:


Almost the same as onm Shortberry Strawcake.


Yes! cool

To my untrained ear it sounds like a guitar.

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Reply #38 posted 04/08/23 4:03pm

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I would love to listen to a version of Alphabet Street with a more in-your-face bass. It´s Ida Nielsen´s fave bassline and it´s so hidden in the mix. Prince does some very interesting things there.

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Reply #39 posted 04/09/23 1:35am

johnpiex

GustavoRibas said:

I would love to listen to a version of Alphabet Street with a more in-your-face bass. It´s Ida Nielsen´s fave bassline and it´s so hidden in the mix. Prince does some very interesting things there.



I was thinking the same thing when I listened to this mix. I would love to hear it with the bass part mixed to the fore. I seem to remember an interview with Morris Hayes where he was talking about working on the 2000s era rerecordings, and hearing some crazy things happening with the bass that were buried in a mix of that song, when he pulled out the multitracks. There are a lot of things on this particular mix down that were happening with the rhythm section that I never noticed before because of how dense the final mix was. I feel like the beats/rhythms he came with on Lovesexy were a career high and waaaay underrated.
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Reply #40 posted 04/09/23 7:21am

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GustavoRibas said:

I would love to listen to a version of Alphabet Street with a more in-your-face bass. It´s Ida Nielsen´s fave bassline and it´s so hidden in the mix. Prince does some very interesting things there.


During the live performance of Alaphabet St on Indigo Nights, about 30 seconds into the song he stops it: "On the one."

Then brings each instrument back in, one at a time, starting with the bass. "Josh, just play the bass." This happens at about 0:45. You get to hear a live version of the isolated bass for about 15 seconds before Prince starts layering other instruments on top, starting with the kick drum.

Listening to this live version of Alphabet St's isolated bass line, Prince says, "I got that in my behind. I can't... I can't even stand up straight."

Other than that breakdown to kick start the song, I'm not a fan of this live version. The arrangement is too busy with the horns. It sounds like a comedy country song rather than a funk masterpiece.



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Reply #41 posted 04/09/23 8:33am

donovd

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During the live performance of Alaphabet St on Indigo Nights, about 30 seconds into the song he stops it: "On the one."

Then brings each instrument back in, one at a time, starting with the bass. "Josh, just play the bass." This happens at about 0:45. You get to hear a live version of the isolated bass for about 15 seconds before Prince starts layering other instruments on top, starting with the kick drum.

Listening to this live version of Alphabet St's isolated bass line, Prince says, "I got that in my behind. I can't... I can't even stand up straight."

Other than that breakdown to kick start the song, I'm not a fan of this live version. The arrangement is too busy with the horns. It sounds like a comedy country song rather than a funk masterpiece.




I don't think that's the original bassline, it sounds like the bassline from Hey Mr. Writer by Graham Central Station, which he started including on Alphabet St. in the late 90s.
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Reply #42 posted 04/10/23 9:54am

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You can make a decent extended not-stripped-down Alphabet St. if you combine this leak, the album version, and this is not music, this is a trip.

Pretty good stuff.
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Reply #43 posted 04/10/23 11:12am

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Ok

I have been too quiet on here for too long.

Finally something i need to hear.

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Reply #44 posted 04/10/23 12:35pm

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Reply #45 posted 04/10/23 2:27pm

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donovd said:

lurker316 said:


During the live performance of Alaphabet St on Indigo Nights, about 30 seconds into the song he stops it: "On the one."

Then brings each instrument back in, one at a time, starting with the bass. "Josh, just play the bass." This happens at about 0:45. You get to hear a live version of the isolated bass for about 15 seconds before Prince starts layering other instruments on top, starting with the kick drum.

Listening to this live version of Alphabet St's isolated bass line, Prince says, "I got that in my behind. I can't... I can't even stand up straight."

Other than that breakdown to kick start the song, I'm not a fan of this live version. The arrangement is too busy with the horns. It sounds like a comedy country song rather than a funk masterpiece.



I don't think that's the original bassline, it sounds like the bassline from Hey Mr. Writer by Graham Central Station, which he started including on Alphabet St. in the late 90s.

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- Yes, I still didn´t re-listen to the Indigo Nights version, but I believe Prince´s bass on studio version had more subtle elements

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Reply #46 posted 04/10/23 3:05pm

Marrk

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Oh I love minimalist Prince. What a cool. weird listen. eek lol

[Edited 4/10/23 16:58pm]

[Edited 4/10/23 17:58pm]

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