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Thread started 10/08/23 1:17am

Vannormal

Prince & Beatles songs

Was listening to this 10min+ version of Prince performing ''Come Together'' (September 22nd 2007).

A nice guitar heavy driven funked up version, with a cool stripped down long melodic break.

''Turn of the Television, ain't nuthin' on''...

He made the song his by turning it into a positive rant having the crowd chant ''Come Together'' while preachin' some positiveness.

Nice take.

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Did Prince ever played other Beatles songs live?

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #1 posted 10/08/23 2:15am

Boydie

He did the “Long and winding road” at a London 02 show - it is amazing!
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Reply #2 posted 10/08/23 2:43am

trickyjoe7777

I remain absolutely convince that in the early 2000s I read a very short piece in either the NME or Melody Mker that claimed Prince was considering his next album to be one of Beatles covers. My memory of it is so clear but I've never been able to track it down at all so am never sure if I've invented a memory

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Reply #3 posted 10/08/23 3:26am

dodger07

With A Little Help From My Friends at The Conga Room with Michael and Sonny in 2009
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/23 6:31am

Ndorphinmachin
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trickyjoe7777 said:

I remain absolutely convince that in the early 2000s I read a very short piece in either the NME or Melody Mker that claimed Prince was considering his next album to be one of Beatles covers. My memory of it is so clear but I've never been able to track it down at all so am never sure if I've invented a memory



I don't remember where I read it, but I remember this too.
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Reply #5 posted 10/08/23 12:47pm

NoSwan

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps counts?
[Edited 10/8/23 12:49pm]
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Reply #6 posted 10/08/23 1:23pm

IanRG

Ndorphinmachina said:

trickyjoe7777 said:

I remain absolutely convince that in the early 2000s I read a very short piece in either the NME or Melody Mker that claimed Prince was considering his next album to be one of Beatles covers. My memory of it is so clear but I've never been able to track it down at all so am never sure if I've invented a memory

I don't remember where I read it, but I remember this too.


Perhaps all you are remembering was a discussion here 10 years ago where thedance spread a rumour that they heard that Prince was doing a Beatles cover album in 2004. No evidence or support or source was ever found back then either.

It made no sense back then as the only link cited was Prince doing While my guitar gently weeps. This song was only performed by the surviving 2004 Hall of Fame inductees because fellow inductee, George Harrison died in 2001.

It beggars belief that people who know Prince as well as we think we do would think that Prince would release a whole album of nothing but covers of any other artist.

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Reply #7 posted 10/08/23 1:57pm

jazzz

Day Tripper was recorded for the unreleased MC Flash/Margie Cox album.
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Reply #8 posted 10/08/23 2:11pm

Vannormal

NoSwan said:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps counts? [Edited 10/8/23 12:49pm]

Yes and no, it counts because he played one hell of a solo live over it and stole the show. wink)))

But it remaisn a George H. song.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #9 posted 10/08/23 2:12pm

Vannormal

Boydie said:

He did the “Long and winding road” at a London 02 show - it is amazing!

Gotta look it up, thanks.

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Reply #10 posted 10/08/23 2:13pm

Vannormal

dodger07 said:

With A Little Help From My Friends at The Conga Room with Michael and Sonny in 2009

True, as you mention it, I remember that recording.

Will look it up. thx

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Reply #11 posted 10/08/23 2:16pm

Vannormal

jazzz said:

Day Tripper was recorded for the unreleased MC Flash/Margie Cox album. [Edited 10/8/23 13:59pm]

Wow, didn't know that. Thx

Found Xtra info on PrinceVault.

(Damn) It has Tony M rappin' over it...

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #12 posted 10/08/23 9:17pm

lurker316

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Boydie said:

He did the “Long and winding road” at a London 02 show - it is amazing!


Didn't he have Elton John join him on stage to sing that song?



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Reply #13 posted 10/08/23 11:49pm

Boydie

Yes, on one night I think

It is not hard to find on YouTube confused

I am pretty sure that doesn’t count as giving away a secret cache of bootleg Prince material biggrin
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Reply #14 posted 10/09/23 12:52am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

if he ever recorded this, im 50/50 on how good it might actually be.

but i be curious to hear it.

beatles songs i could imagine being a good fit for prince -

taxman

helter skelter

here comes the sun

i want you

[Edited 10/9/23 0:54am]

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Reply #15 posted 10/09/23 2:38am

EnglishGent2

lurker316 said:

Boydie said:

He did the “Long and winding road” at a London 02 show - it is amazing!


Didn't he have Elton John join him on stage to sing that song?




Yes, on 13th September.

I was there for that one. And for the Come Together performance in the am on the 22nd.

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Reply #16 posted 10/09/23 5:15am

dodger07

I always wondered if he'd ever cover Let It Be after he said in an NME interview in 96 it was one of the greatest songs ever written.

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Reply #17 posted 10/09/23 9:34am

leecaldon

Vannormal said:

NoSwan said:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps counts? [Edited 10/8/23 12:49pm]

Yes and no, it counts because he played one hell of a solo live over it and stole the show. wink)))

But it remaisn a George H. song.

It's a Beatles song, not a George Harrision (I mean, he wrote it, but it's a Beatles track).

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Reply #18 posted 10/09/23 9:42am

leecaldon

IanRG said:

Ndorphinmachina said:

trickyjoe7777 said: I don't remember where I read it, but I remember this too.


Perhaps all you are remembering was a discussion here 10 years ago where thedance spread a rumour that they heard that Prince was doing a Beatles cover album in 2004. No evidence or support or source was ever found back then either.

It made no sense back then as the only link cited was Prince doing While my guitar gently weeps. This song was only performed by the surviving 2004 Hall of Fame inductees because fellow inductee, George Harrison died in 2001.

It beggars belief that people who know Prince as well as we think we do would think that Prince would release a whole album of nothing but covers of any other artist.

There was a report around the 3121 Las Vegas dates that he did a private show of mainly Beatles covers in front of some people that could have made it happen (like the head of Apple Records) and talk of Beatles-related Prince project.

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Reply #19 posted 10/09/23 1:06pm

funkbabyandthe
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Looks like he did with a little help from my friends too

https://princevault.com/i...My_Friends
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Reply #20 posted 10/09/23 2:46pm

FrankieCoco1

leecaldon said:



IanRG said:




Ndorphinmachina said:


trickyjoe7777 said: I don't remember where I read it, but I remember this too.


Perhaps all you are remembering was a discussion here 10 years ago where thedance spread a rumour that they heard that Prince was doing a Beatles cover album in 2004. No evidence or support or source was ever found back then either.

It made no sense back then as the only link cited was Prince doing While my guitar gently weeps. This song was only performed by the surviving 2004 Hall of Fame inductees because fellow inductee, George Harrison died in 2001.

It beggars belief that people who know Prince as well as we think we do would think that Prince would release a whole album of nothing but covers of any other artist.




There was a report around the 3121 Las Vegas dates that he did a private show of mainly Beatles covers in front of some people that could have made it happen (like the head of Apple Records) and talk of Beatles-related Prince project.



Try this old org thread (the link in it doesn’t work properly though):

https://prince.org/msg/7/...?&pg=1
There may or may not be something coming!
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Reply #21 posted 10/10/23 3:38am

leecaldon

FrankieCoco1 said:

leecaldon said:

There was a report around the 3121 Las Vegas dates that he did a private show of mainly Beatles covers in front of some people that could have made it happen (like the head of Apple Records) and talk of Beatles-related Prince project.

Try this old org thread (the link in it doesn’t work properly though): https://prince.org/msg/7/...?&pg=1

That's the one.

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Reply #22 posted 10/10/23 11:59am

Vannormal

dodger07 said:

I always wondered if he'd ever cover Let It Be after he said in an NME interview in 96 it was one of the greatest songs ever written.

As if he wanted to try his own with something like 'The Holy River' imo

Always had to think about that.

(I also read that interview.)

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Reply #23 posted 10/10/23 1:44pm

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Gold was his attempt at a Beatles ish anthem
The ending is a bit like hey jude
If you listen to dark, the bridge is quite Beatles sounding to me too

Holy river is more Springsteen than Beatles
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Reply #24 posted 10/10/23 4:40pm

Ndorphinmachin
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IanRG said:



Ndorphinmachina said:


trickyjoe7777 said:

I remain absolutely convince that in the early 2000s I read a very short piece in either the NME or Melody Mker that claimed Prince was considering his next album to be one of Beatles covers. My memory of it is so clear but I've never been able to track it down at all so am never sure if I've invented a memory



I don't remember where I read it, but I remember this too.


Perhaps all you are remembering was a discussion here 10 years ago where thedance spread a rumour that they heard that Prince was doing a Beatles cover album in 2004. No evidence or support or source was ever found back then either.

It made no sense back then as the only link cited was Prince doing While my guitar gently weeps. This song was only performed by the surviving 2004 Hall of Fame inductees because fellow inductee, George Harrison died in 2001.

It beggars belief that people who know Prince as well as we think we do would think that Prince would release a whole album of nothing but covers of any other artist.



No, it was more than just a thread on the org. Someone else posted the link.

It amazes me you think Prince wouldn't cover entire albums by other artists, just out of boredom over a weekend. He did plenty of covers live. Circa 3121, if he thought he could get a big push from some industry bigwigs, that's all the more reason.
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Reply #25 posted 10/10/23 7:37pm

IanRG

Ndorphinmachina said:

IanRG said:


Perhaps all you are remembering was a discussion here 10 years ago where thedance spread a rumour that they heard that Prince was doing a Beatles cover album in 2004. No evidence or support or source was ever found back then either.

It made no sense back then as the only link cited was Prince doing While my guitar gently weeps. This song was only performed by the surviving 2004 Hall of Fame inductees because fellow inductee, George Harrison died in 2001.

It beggars belief that people who know Prince as well as we think we do would think that Prince would release a whole album of nothing but covers of any other artist.

No, it was more than just a thread on the org. Someone else posted the link. It amazes me you think Prince wouldn't cover entire albums by other artists, just out of boredom over a weekend. He did plenty of covers live. Circa 3121, if he thought he could get a big push from some industry bigwigs, that's all the more reason.


A link to a rumour is just that, and nothing more than that. A rumoured link is less than that.

There is no link in the 2013 thread except to dead photobucket links to pictures from While My Guitar Gently Weaps and, I assume, a Beatles discography. In the total lack any support for the claim, the thread moved on to discuss other things with thedance specifically stating they cannot find the source of the rumour and asking if anyone else knows - the response to that question was nothing but tumbleweeds rolling by in the distance.

I don't know why you think it is amazing that Prince never did what he demonstably never did. Doing selective covers live is very far from recording entire albums that we know nothing of despite unsubstantiated, unsupported and unproven long dismissed rumours that he all but released them.

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Reply #26 posted 10/11/23 9:38am

Vannormal

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

Gold was his attempt at a Beatles ish anthem The ending is a bit like hey jude If you listen to dark, the bridge is quite Beatles sounding to me too Holy river is more Springsteen than Beatles [Edited 10/10/23 13:44pm]

Exactly. 'Gold', not 'The Holy River'.

My mistake. wink

thanks

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Reply #27 posted 10/13/23 10:38am

jazzz

Vannormal said:



jazzz said:


Day Tripper was recorded for the unreleased MC Flash/Margie Cox album. [Edited 10/8/23 13:59pm]

Wow, didn't know that. Thx


Found Xtra info on PrinceVault.


(Damn) It has Tony M rappin' over it...


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