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Reply #90 posted 12/31/08 9:55pm

OzlemUcucu

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2008/12/visiting-with-p.html

Tuesday morning, I received the Golden Ticket of journalistic invitations: a summons to Prince's mansion, high atop Mulholland Drive, to hear the new music he'll be releasing sometime after the holidays. At 8 p.m. that evening, I drove my dirty Mazda past the fountain in his courtyard, parked by the limo in the back, and entered his manse. The man himself greeted me in a candelit study, where he was laboring over a laptop with his Web designers, Anthony Malzone and Scott Addison Clay.

The next five hours took me from that room to a car Prince referred to as "Miles Davis," where we listened to one set of songs; into a back room furnished with a round bed, faux-fur carpeting and a plexiglass Rhodes piano, where he played cuts by his new protege, the comely Bria Valente; and into that white limo, where the entirety of "Lotus Flower," the album previewed earlier this month on Indie 103.1, boomed through the speakers as we drove through Hollywood.

Needless to say, it was an amazing experience. After the jump, a few tidbits, including Prince's promise of three albums in 2009 and his thoughts on Proposition 8.

Prince will release not one, but three albums in the new year. He's in final negotiations with "a major retailer" to distribute the music in physical form, and a highly interactive website will also provide an opportunity to buy. He's not working with a record label. "The gatekeepers have to change," he said several times throughout the evening.

He's found his way back to the sound of "When Doves Cry." The first disc, tentatively titled "MPLSOUND," is an electro-flavored solo effort recorded at Paisley Park Studios. Prince experimented with Pro Tools and "new ways of recording" on these trippy, experimental pop songs. One features a Q-Tip rap; another calls a "Funky Congregation" to worship and may become a live set piece.

He's ready to revive the Quiet Storm. "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," he said, introducing Valente's new album, "Elixir." The tracks are chill, with Valente's buttery voice melding with beats by Morris Hayes and Prince's guitar lines. Some are explicitly sexual. "This music is nasty, but it's not dirty," Prince said, explaining how sensual music fits in with his much-discussed faith -- he's a Jehovah's Witness. "There's no profanity. It isn't promoting promiscuity. She's singing about her lover, who could be her partner for life."

He loves his guitar. As the tracks played on Indie 103.1 indicated, "Lotus Flower" is rooted in the instrument. Prince said he refocused on his playing while performing live dates with the singer Tamar Davis in 2006; with the spotlight trained on someone else, he could fall back in love with solos and riffs. "Lotus Flower" is a varied album, featuring cuts recorded over the course of two years, but standout tracks include some heavy rockers -- especially the apocalyptic "Dreamer," which Prince said was partly inspired by the radical black comedian Dick Gregory.

He did not vote for Proposition 8. In fact, he didn't vote at all. "I didn't vote for Obama either," he explained. "Jehovah's Witnesses haven't voted for their whole inception." The controversy over a recent New Yorker "Talk of the Town" item, which Prince feels implied he supported the gay-marriage ban, has upset him. It's the first thing he wanted to discuss when the Web geeks had gone and we were alone. "I have friends that are gay and we study the Bible together," he said. He added that two sides fighting "only benefit the third person" who instigated the fight.


Isnt this old, i read that before, the only news that is there is the journalistic pig that is so lucky. I AM JELOUAS
Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #91 posted 12/31/08 10:07pm

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Jude418 said:

Love the some of my best friends are gay save.




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Not a save. I would be upset too if I was in his shoes and would want to clarify myself.
I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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Reply #92 posted 12/31/08 10:58pm

paulf

I wasn't impressed with the new Prince songs, but i'm exctied about the Valente Cd for sure! Nothin like a girl singing over some Prince tracks!
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Reply #93 posted 12/31/08 11:10pm

Jude418

JayJai said:

Jude418 said:

Love the some of my best friends are gay save.




sad
[Edited 12/31/08 17:14pm]


Not a save. I would be upset too if I was in his shoes and would want to clarify myself.


Not much of a clarification though. Not voting at all is just as bad as voting for Prop 8. We're talking about equal rights for all and thats nothing to be vague about, in my opinion.

Anyway, I only bring it up again because Prince and the journalist did. I'm happy that others here are jazzed for some new music.
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Reply #94 posted 12/31/08 11:42pm

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bleutuna said:[quote]Exciting, but...

The MPLSound thing...I dunno. Someone on this forum posted a link to something on another website, that had an album called MPLSound by a group called ENS. It was primarily musical, was from 2006, and while it definitely had a Prince vibe and feel to it, I wasn't sold on it's legitimacy. Now we see that MPLSound is in fact Prince, but that being said, I wasn't a fan of the other stuff I heard. So if that thing from 2006 is in fact the album we get, then I'll be pretty 'meh' about the whole deal.

Nah! Heard it on Soundclick. I doubt it's the same thing. This "ENS" is more likely a Linn-happy Prince fan production. I bet Prince doesn't even know about it. It just so happens he's using the same name. It definitely has a Prince vibe to it but only because ENS jacked all of Prince's Minneapolis "sounds" (even the "dog" sample from La La La He He He!") Plus the titles of the songs are more in tribute to Prince than anything else!
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Reply #95 posted 01/01/09 12:03am

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I believe it when I see it.
3 albums, sure...

Don't get me wrong: it would be nice, interesting and such.

But after mr P leaving WB he dropped the 1 album a year pace.
We'll see.
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #96 posted 01/01/09 1:09am

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oooohhh eeeemmmmm geeeee !!

2009 is sooooo going to rock!! guitar

Thank you Prince! hug

You are sooooo loved!!! love2
heart Life heart Sexy
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Reply #97 posted 01/01/09 1:16am

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OMFG!! 3(!!) NEW ALBUMS!


RIP 1958-2016 Prince broken RIP 1947-2016 David Bowie

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Reply #98 posted 01/01/09 1:19am

danzakairos

This great news for the new year, and I am excited excited excited thank you Prince, cannot wait to hear your new tunes. heart
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Reply #99 posted 01/01/09 1:37am

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L4OATheOriginal said:

3 new albums huh? and will that mean if he tours..this material will b featured instead of the boring hits? pray


People who constantly complain about the hits are far more boring than the hits they complain about.
Do Bruce Springsteen fans complain about him performing his hits at concerts? OMG, he's singing Born In The USA again. Time to bitch and moan. What about Rolling Stone fans? Do they whine like babies about hearing Satisfaction one more time?
I love to hear Prince perform new music, too. But I also know that Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy are here to stay. The great thing about Prince is that he constantly surprises us. Whether it's covers of Foo Fighters or Radiohead, or performing obscure gems from his own massive catalog, or throwing in something new that no one has ever heard yet, Prince is all over the musical map.
But Purple Rain and his other hits aren't going anywhere. Deal with it or move on.
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Reply #100 posted 01/01/09 2:20am

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Yeeaah, thats my brother right there.
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Reply #101 posted 01/01/09 2:38am

sunlite

All of the people complaining about the hits weren't around from the mid-90's to around 2001 shows. Lots of great intimate gigs and current songs.
From Musicology to the present Prince has been living up to his "legacy artist" Status. You know like The Stones, Stevie Wonder, Bowie. He's now immortalized in the R-N-R Hall Of Fame. Played the Super Bowl. It's a return to a large visibility. So he worked the hits to remind people the great classics they are. If he is indeed putting out multiple albums this year, I imagine that much of it will be rocked at the tour that follows.
Release Yourself
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Reply #102 posted 01/01/09 2:47am

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psychodelicide said:

toots said:

great .....

Like I said before...

I WONT beleive it until I SEE it nod


I'm with ya on that.


Yep, I'd welcome this but I won't get my hopes up until things are a little more concrete
"You know, you're the classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain"
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Reply #103 posted 01/01/09 3:23am

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Graycap23 said:

I love when Prince drops it out of the Blue. Just like it is SUPPOSED 2 be.


Yeah, really out of the blue, Mike. Let's see: pre-album hype by "leaking" tracks to radio, summoning reporters for "exclusive" interviews,... This is STANDARD RECORD COMPANY PR.

Wanna see actual out of the blue? Trent Reznor who posts the word "soon" on his site and then drops a new album unannounced two weeks later, for immediate consumption. He did this TWICE last year. Completely disregarded regular channels, simply put it out. No sucking up to reporters, no hype, just the actual music. THAT is out of the blue. Prince is still doing the same thing he's done always. Go back 10 years and it was EXACTLY the same for Rave.
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Reply #104 posted 01/01/09 3:27am

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asg said:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2008/12/visiting-with-p.html

[...]

He's ready to revive the Quiet Storm. "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," he said, introducing Valente's new album, "Elixir."


Bwahahahaha! Sweet Jebus, he really doesn't have a clue. He thinks he can take on the classic Sade albums? He can't even produce anything that's as good as the protégé albums from the 1980s.

Oh, and FYI: Sade did have a comeback a couple of years ago. The fact that he doesn't remember this, speaks volumes about how successful this "project" is going to be.

Three new albums this year? Yeah sure. How's that Tamar album working out, hm? Remember when that was gonna be da bomb?
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Reply #105 posted 01/01/09 3:31am

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Exciting times. It'll be nice to hear Prince putting out music more frequently again, the gaps between albums seem to be getting longer and longer as he gets older.

Also, quite interested to hear what Prince has been doing with ProTools. And it'll be great to hear Q-Tip again, it's been a while.

I really don't know why Prince needs to have a protogé though. It never ends well!
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Reply #106 posted 01/01/09 3:38am

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[Edited 12/26/09 18:50pm]
..She's Just A Baby..but she's my lady..my loveR..my only friend!..true love that will last!..PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND..WHAT SHE SEES IN AN OLDER MAN..they never stop 2 think that maybe i'm what she's looking 4..THEY NEVER TAKE THE TIME..2 look in her mind
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Reply #107 posted 01/01/09 3:46am

LIBRA

Add to this a new Time CD!

But I'll wait till it's actually released.
Everybody's lookin 4 the ladder, it's in the garage
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Reply #108 posted 01/01/09 3:55am

ian

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mzkqueen03 said:

...lotus...water lily...,used in religious ceremonies....anciently in egypt...2 these day in asia....shall aisia have the power?..the American lotus...white-blue flower....the fruit which is midly sweet...much resembling clover....a fruit that induced a state of dreamy and 4getfulness in those who eat it.....heavy....sheild...like leaves..and showy...solitary flowers...


...a decorative motif...egyptian columns...

...mzsexybaby sexy


... don't be ... afraid to end ... a sentence occasionally ... use a full stop ... it is really helpful ... for anyone reading ...
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Reply #109 posted 01/01/09 4:24am

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shygirl said:

L4OATheOriginal said:

3 new albums huh? and will that mean if he tours..this material will b featured instead of the boring hits? pray


People who constantly complain about the hits are far more boring than the hits they complain about.
Do Bruce Springsteen fans complain about him performing his hits at concerts? OMG, he's singing Born In The USA again. Time to bitch and moan. What about Rolling Stone fans? Do they whine like babies about hearing Satisfaction one more time?
I love to hear Prince perform new music, too. But I also know that Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy are here to stay. The great thing about Prince is that he constantly surprises us. Whether it's covers of Foo Fighters or Radiohead, or performing obscure gems from his own massive catalog, or throwing in something new that no one has ever heard yet, Prince is all over the musical map.
But Purple Rain and his other hits aren't going anywhere. Deal with it or move on.



I totally agree
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Reply #110 posted 01/01/09 4:48am

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BartVanHemelen said:

asg said:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2008/12/visiting-with-p.html

[...]

He's ready to revive the Quiet Storm. "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," he said, introducing Valente's new album, "Elixir."


Bwahahahaha! Sweet Jebus, he really doesn't have a clue. He thinks he can take on the classic Sade albums? He can't even produce anything that's as good as the protégé albums from the 1980s.

Oh, and FYI: Sade did have a comeback a couple of years ago. The fact that he doesn't remember this, speaks volumes about how successful this "project" is going to be.

Three new albums this year? Yeah sure. How's that Tamar album working out, hm? Remember when that was gonna be da bomb?







My first thought was that he was actually indeed talking about the album "Lover`s Rock". I remember reading somewhere that he loved that record.
Maybe, after all, Prince is a tiny little less stupid than you think he is. He might be. You might want to take this point to consideration. Maybe.
Love...thy will b done
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Reply #111 posted 01/01/09 5:03am

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A track with Q-Tip is the best news I've heard in ages. 'The Renaissance' was probably my favourite album of last year. Hopefully Prince listened to it instead of digging out some old Sade shit.
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Reply #112 posted 01/01/09 5:11am

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..She's Just A Baby..but she's my lady..my loveR..my only friend!..true love that will last!..PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND..WHAT SHE SEES IN AN OLDER MAN..they never stop 2 think that maybe i'm what she's looking 4..THEY NEVER TAKE THE TIME..2 look in her mind
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Reply #113 posted 01/01/09 5:21am

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daned said:

psychodelicide said:



I'm with ya on that.


Yep, I'd welcome this but I won't get my hopes up until things are a little more concrete


nod
RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #114 posted 01/01/09 5:21am

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OMFG!! 3(!!) NEW ALBUMS!


falloff I love it when people post funny gifs on a thread. lol
RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #115 posted 01/01/09 5:26am

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Hopefully this will have some good stuff on it.
Dr. Fonta
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Reply #116 posted 01/01/09 5:33am

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..She's Just A Baby..but she's my lady..my loveR..my only friend!..true love that will last!..PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND..WHAT SHE SEES IN AN OLDER MAN..they never stop 2 think that maybe i'm what she's looking 4..THEY NEVER TAKE THE TIME..2 look in her mind
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Reply #117 posted 01/01/09 6:02am

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Cool. Bring it on. Hopefully it turns out as planned.

The 'When Doves Cry' comment is utter hyperbole, no different than the 'best since SOTT' mantra we heard year in year out before.
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Reply #118 posted 01/01/09 6:25am

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3 Albums !!!

Happy Freakin' New Year !!!
Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

~* The only love there is, is the love "we" make *~

www.facebook.com/purplefunklover
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Reply #119 posted 01/01/09 6:30am

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shygirl said:

L4OATheOriginal said:

3 new albums huh? and will that mean if he tours..this material will b featured instead of the boring hits? pray


People who constantly complain about the hits are far more boring than the hits they complain about.
Do Bruce Springsteen fans complain about him performing his hits at concerts? OMG, he's singing Born In The USA again. Time to bitch and moan. What about Rolling Stone fans? Do they whine like babies about hearing Satisfaction one more time?
I love to hear Prince perform new music, too. But I also know that Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy are here to stay. The great thing about Prince is that he constantly surprises us. Whether it's covers of Foo Fighters or Radiohead, or performing obscure gems from his own massive catalog, or throwing in something new that no one has ever heard yet, Prince is all over the musical map.
But Purple Rain and his other hits aren't going anywhere. Deal with it or move on.


nod A hit is called a hit cause it can bring the same excitement it did when it first "hit" and if he stops doin the hits, people are gonna complain jus as well...human beings I tell yuh! sheesh! disbelief
I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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