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jayquan

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PARADE

When I got this on vinyl I only listened to Kiss, Another Lover , Girls & Boys and Mountains. Now its very listenable all the way through. New Position , Life Can Be So Nice even I Wonder You. Any one else feel that this one has aged well?
I know I got to be cooler than that cat you're sittin' with....


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Reply #1 posted 09/04/09 3:33pm

Dave1992

It's probably his second or third best album.


Lots of love for Parade!
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Reply #2 posted 09/04/09 3:37pm

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Yes lots of heart
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Reply #3 posted 09/04/09 3:39pm

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Dave1992 said:

It's probably his second or third best album.


Lots of love for Parade!

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Parade has aged incredibly well.
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Reply #4 posted 09/04/09 3:42pm

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^^ you're right! Parade still holds up today!

i wish "I Wonder U" was longer though; great song.
How can I stand 2 stay where I am? / Poor butterfly who don't understand.
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Reply #5 posted 09/04/09 3:43pm

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NouveauDance said:

Dave1992 said:

It's probably his second or third best album.


Lots of love for Parade!

nod

Parade has aged incredibly well.


I could talk about that album for ages.

The sequencing is so damn great already!
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Reply #6 posted 09/04/09 3:46pm

Azahar

eek U only listened 2 certain tracks.
It's 1 of the albums I've always enjoyed all the way through. Continuity from track 2 track works 4 me. It's my fav period/style 2!

sun Much luv 4 Parade! dancing jig
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Reply #7 posted 09/04/09 4:29pm

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jayquan said:

When I got this on vinyl I only listened to Kiss, Another Lover , Girls & Boys and Mountains. Now its very listenable all the way through. New Position , Life Can Be So Nice even I Wonder You. Any one else feel that this one has aged well?



Yes Yes OH Yes

Timeless, which I think most of Prince early music and any following music with similar feel/sound is.

Its is purple chic
I is Prince music with a parisian funk
A lot of the sounds from that album still haven't been caught up to yet
(same with Purple Rain though)

So much too hear
this album really did make Black & White really colorful

and the B sides and outtakes are bang on as well
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Reply #8 posted 09/04/09 5:14pm

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Azahar said:

eek U only listened 2 certain tracks.

sun Much luv 4 Parade! dancing jig


Yeah , I was 16 at the time , so somethin like "I wonder you" or "Do U Lie" got instantly skipped. As a grown ass man I can apprecaite them a lot better!!
I know I got to be cooler than that cat you're sittin' with....


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Reply #9 posted 09/04/09 8:25pm

Tame

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Love the album...and yes, "New Position," doesn't get talked about that often...What a cool song. cool
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Reply #10 posted 09/05/09 8:43am

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I like almost every song on the cd Parade. Great stuff.
Graffitti bridge I tended to listen only to a select few.
"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #11 posted 09/05/09 10:02am

kanamit

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Top 2 album he ever made, Moutains being one of his top 5 song ever. music
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Reply #12 posted 09/05/09 10:04am

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His best album ever. I'm listening to it now.
Do U Lie?
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Reply #13 posted 09/05/09 10:53am

syble

arrgghh the wendy and lisa influence

- great album, I love it, ive said many times I love its continuity its flow, it works so well as an album in the old sense of the word in that, you used to play a vinyl album all the way through, no shuffle, or party play list, no random selection of eras and genres. i think some of his more recent collections have been more like compilation albums understanding the modern world and mp3 players and ipods, he knows we all select what we want so why bother writing a story like TRC or Parade. it works on lots of levels so well. fabulous music and danceability mixed with BIG songs like mountains. the styling of the video, the movie, the album cover etc a very fine movie sound track. one of his best albums!
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Reply #14 posted 09/05/09 12:09pm

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syble said:

arrgghh the wendy and lisa influence

- great album, I love it, ive said many times I love its continuity its flow, it works so well as an album in the old sense of the word in that, you used to play a vinyl album all the way through, no shuffle, or party play list, no random selection of eras and genres. i think some of his more recent collections have been more like compilation albums understanding the modern world and mp3 players and ipods, he knows we all select what we want so why bother writing a story like TRC or Parade. it works on lots of levels so well. fabulous music and danceability mixed with BIG songs like mountains. the styling of the video, the movie, the album cover etc a very fine movie sound track. one of his best albums!


Well said.
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Reply #15 posted 09/05/09 1:55pm

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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 #16 posted 09/05/09 2:05pm

nurseV

Masterpiece and the cover was nice to look at lol
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Reply #17 posted 09/05/09 2:12pm

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GREAT album indeed! biggrin
I especially like "Do U Lie" and "Under The Cherry Moon" (apart from "Kiss" which is an all-time favourite anyway) wink

Can anyone explain to me what does"I wonder U" mean??? pretzel
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Reply #18 posted 09/06/09 7:53am

Gunsnhalen

Parade is a fantastic album!


Only probem is.....

Like Around The World In A Day it's way to short! i mean WAY to short

Sometimes It Snows In April is in my top 5 Prince song's of all time

Life Can Be So Nice is a pretty jazzy to

Mountains is funky and sweet

Kiss is well Kiss lol

Venus De Milo is a great bluesy instrumental

Under The Cherry Moon is another jazzy piece love it

Anotherloverholeinmyhead Rock's out!


Just a great album but could have been longer
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Reply #19 posted 09/06/09 8:49am

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NouveauDance said:

Dave1992 said:

It's probably his second or third best album.


Lots of love for Parade!

nod

Parade has aged incredibly well.


Like The Family reelase. This music Prince and Co. mad e in 198 has a timeless sound the way they made it.
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Reply #20 posted 09/06/09 8:52am

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Parade: AMAZING album,

I love every note of this fine work... love2 cool
Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #21 posted 09/06/09 10:32am

NouveauDance

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Dave1992 said:

NouveauDance said:


nod

Parade has aged incredibly well.


I could talk about that album for ages.

The sequencing is so damn great already!

You stole my line. mad lol
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Reply #22 posted 09/06/09 10:38am

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it's a classy piece of work, very theatrical, works so well with the film. hedonistic in all it's flamboyant glory heart
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Reply #23 posted 09/06/09 12:45pm

Dave1992

NouveauDance said:

Dave1992 said:



I could talk about that album for ages.

The sequencing is so damn great already!

You stole my line. mad lol


We shared that line ever since! mad


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Reply #24 posted 09/06/09 9:43pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

Parade is a fantastic album!


Only probem is.....

Like Around The World In A Day it's way to short! i mean WAY to short

Sometimes It Snows In April is in my top 5 Prince song's of all time

Life Can Be So Nice is a pretty jazzy to

Mountains is funky and sweet

Kiss is well Kiss lol

Venus De Milo is a great bluesy instrumental

Under The Cherry Moon is another jazzy piece love it

Anotherloverholeinmyhead Rock's out!


Just a great album but could have been longer



I agree, it is really short, moves along at a quick pace
and the thing that irks me about that, (If I can be irked about this album)
is that there are so many interesting sounds, I have to listen over and over to get it, and back then the headphone qualities I had don't compare 2 what I have now, and I hear stuff I didn't in 1986

Life Can Be So Nice seems similar 2 In a Large Room With No Light
that hectic rendition feel

the outtakes have to be listened along with this album

Old Friends 4 Sale
Heaven
Other Hear With Us
Honest Man
In All My Dreams

Love or Money
Alexa de Paris

I usually mix in the Family, Mia Bocca and certian Sheila E songs with the Parade era feel
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Reply #25 posted 09/06/09 9:53pm

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porfyrivrohi said:

GREAT album indeed! biggrin
I especially like "Do U Lie" and "Under The Cherry Moon" (apart from "Kiss" which is an all-time favourite anyway) wink

Can anyone explain to me what does"I wonder U" mean??? pretzel


From the way it's sung and the sparse lyrics

I think it's a song about strong desire and yearning for a lover
the lover is away or not available

What scene in the movie was this used and what was going on?


I... how U say
I wonder U, I wonder U?
I... how U say
I wonder U, I wonder U?

I dream of U
4 all time, 4 all time
Though U are far
I wonder U, U're on my mind

I... how U say
I wonder U, I wonder U?
I... how U say
I wonder U, I wonder U?
#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
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Reply #26 posted 09/06/09 10:44pm

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Lots of great memories with this one. I don't know if anyone else has this experience, but this album is really appropriate listening in the car (with good speakers) on a sunny morning.

For some reason I wound up listening to it the most in the morning to noon hours on off days in the car. It just has that airy freshness, crisp sheen, and sunny vibe like a good morning off, with all the promise of the coming day, has.

Anyone else get that?
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Reply #27 posted 09/06/09 10:59pm

L0tusFl0w3r

I Adore Parade smile Especially Under the cherry moon & kiss ...of course smile x
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Reply #28 posted 09/06/09 11:13pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Gunsnhalen said:

Parade is a fantastic album!


Only probem is.....

Like Around The World In A Day it's way to short! i mean WAY to short

Sometimes It Snows In April is in my top 5 Prince song's of all time

Life Can Be So Nice is a pretty jazzy to

Mountains is funky and sweet

Kiss is well Kiss lol

Venus De Milo is a great bluesy instrumental

Under The Cherry Moon is another jazzy piece love it

Anotherloverholeinmyhead Rock's out!


Just a great album but could have been longer



I agree, it is really short, moves along at a quick pace
and the thing that irks me about that, (If I can be irked about this album)
is that there are so many interesting sounds, I have to listen over and over to get it, and back then the headphone qualities I had don't compare 2 what I have now, and I hear stuff I didn't in 1986

Life Can Be So Nice seems similar 2 In a Large Room With No Light
that hectic rendition feel

the outtakes have to be listened along with this album

Old Friends 4 Sale
Heaven
Other Hear With Us
Honest Man
In All My Dreams

Love or Money
Alexa de Paris

I usually mix in the Family, Mia Bocca and certian Sheila E songs with the Parade era feel



That's what i love about it! is the different genres it displays i love that:D

I Have heard Friends for sale not the others you mentioned): i must hear them(:

Sheila E's first album has a very Parade era feel so it could go good with this album(:
Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

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Reply #29 posted 09/07/09 6:47am

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Lots of great memories with this one. I don't know if anyone else has this experience, but this album is really appropriate listening in the car (with good speakers) on a sunny morning.

For some reason I wound up listening to it the most in the morning to noon hours on off days in the car. It just has that airy freshness, crisp sheen, and sunny vibe like a good morning off, with all the promise of the coming day, has.

Anyone else get that?


I absolutely get that. However in the 1980's I always got that from Prince coz he was a Summer releaser. So I always associated his music with better and more optimistic feelings
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