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Thread started 07/26/11 10:43pm

FunkiestOne

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Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife appreciation

I know a lot of people aren't into the Emancipation album but this is one pf Prince's all-time best ballads...just below ones like Adore and Do Me Baby. It's just really profound how he realzes that a woman can mean so many different things to a man. Also the music and vocals are excellent. Can u relate 2 my love 4 this song?

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Reply #1 posted 07/27/11 12:13am

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FunkiestOne said:

I know a lot of people aren't into the Emancipation album but this is one pf Prince's all-time best ballads...just below ones like Adore and Do Me Baby. It's just really profound how he realzes that a woman can mean so many different things to a man. Also the music and vocals are excellent. Can u relate 2 my love 4 this song?

i love the song, and personally i dont dislike the album, i just think it WAY to much music for one album, ESPECIALLY if your semi new to prince, lol.. but yes i agree its a wonderful song

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Reply #2 posted 07/27/11 12:14am

Cerebus

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Its on my one CD version of Emancipation. nod

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Reply #3 posted 07/27/11 1:43am

vitriol

I think it's unbearable.

And neither Do me baby nor Adore are for me amongst his best ballads.

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Reply #4 posted 07/27/11 1:43am

thedance

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beautyful, I love this song.

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Reply #5 posted 07/27/11 5:58am

jimmyrogertodd

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vitriol said:

I think it's unbearable.

And neither Do me baby nor Adore are for me amongst his best ballads.

Really??? Wow, then what are his best ballads to you if I may ask???

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Reply #6 posted 07/27/11 7:01am

vitriol

^Contrary to virtually everybody on the planet, Slow Love must be my favourite Prince ballad.

When 2 R In Love comes close. I don't care about lyrics, harmonically it is great.

The much praised Adore is just the average-run-of-the-mill soul ballad for me and the overrated Do Me Baby is a 3 chord twist that anybody and their aunties could've written. Not Princeworthy at all.

But that's MY opinion which, contrary to many here, I don't need anybody to share.

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Reply #7 posted 07/27/11 7:11am

Emancipation89

Definitely a beautiful song...one of my favorite Prince songs of all time <3

I want someone who can be friend/lover/brother/father/husband to me as well cloud9

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Reply #8 posted 07/27/11 7:20am

PenelopePaige

FunkiestOne said:

I know a lot of people aren't into the Emancipation album but this is one pf Prince's all-time best ballads...just below ones like Adore and Do Me Baby. It's just really profound how he realzes that a woman can mean so many different things to a man. Also the music and vocals are excellent. Can u relate 2 my love 4 this song?

LOVE this song! Sometimes I just put it on repeat in my car and listen over and over- love it!

And I'll never understand people not liking Emancipation or thinking it's too much music- so what if it's "too much" I appreciate all the songs! Fantastic album! Fantastic!!!!

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Reply #9 posted 07/27/11 10:28am

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I love this song and the album.

He sings it so well and the lyrics are beautiful.

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Reply #10 posted 07/27/11 10:47am

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Love the song, beautiful and enjoyable.

Love Emancipation too nod

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Reply #11 posted 07/27/11 11:33am

rusty1

adore and do me baby are forever classics. open your eyes to great music

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Reply #12 posted 07/27/11 11:40am

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BEAUTIFUL song! I love it along with the entire Emancipation album.

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Reply #13 posted 07/27/11 12:53pm

kok

yes I love you recognized this song!!! Emancipation is one of my favorite Prince CDs. Disc 2 is romantic, ethereal, lovely, seductive, beautiful, hot and a great mood setter nod as well as a great commentary on the joys of love. I pray I was my husband's Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife. I truly love that song for what it means to me and how Prince felt about Mayte when he wrote it and released it. heart.. did I say I love it? One of my Top Twenty Prince songs since For You sun

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Reply #14 posted 07/27/11 1:52pm

ganesh

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I love this beautiful song, one of my fav...

We make our own way to heaven everyday
"The only Love there is, is the Love we make"
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Reply #15 posted 07/27/11 2:08pm

wonder505

Luuuuuuv this song!!! So beautiful. cool

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Reply #16 posted 07/27/11 2:26pm

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vitriol said:

^Contrary to virtually everybody on the planet, Slow Love must be my favourite Prince ballad.

When 2 R In Love comes close. I don't care about lyrics, harmonically it is great.

The much praised Adore is just the average-run-of-the-mill soul ballad for me and the overrated Do Me Baby is a 3 chord twist that anybody and their aunties could've written. Not Princeworthy at all.

But that's MY opinion which, contrary to many here, I don't need anybody to share

Personal opinion regarding this...

Do Me Baby is maybe "basic" in it's pure form, but the performance and production is not basic at all. I would be very proud of my aunt or a random somebody if they could make something close to that. Not saying I'm not proud of my aunt. She's an amazing hair dresser, and is good at making tasty birthday cakes and such. But seriously? You have a weird sense of humor lol

Adore is a great song imo, but I must admit that it's not often I listen to it. I sometimes think some of the production on Sign of The Time didn't age well. I prefer Electric Intercourse the live version even though it's a more forgettable song objectivly seen. The passionate scream and wonderfull piano however keeps me addicted.

I'm glad I was growing up hearing music instead of reading it. I know too many music "intellectuals" and nerds who only like the music if it looks good on a note sheet. If it looks difficult enough to play, or looks original technically and theoretically, it's in those minds good music. I've never understood that. Often Prince way of making things original is stripping down the music so far it would be an awful crime towards music if it wasn't for his unique way of making it work.

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Reply #17 posted 07/27/11 3:20pm

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a beautiful, lush song. shame prince wrote about love that he wasn't humble enough to sustain.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #18 posted 07/27/11 4:19pm

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rusty1 said:

adore and do me baby are forever classics. open your eyes to great music


You got that right! Classics.

In regards to The aforementioned song it is a very touching song but never one of my favorites off Emancipation. However, I revisited it again a few years back and it is an incredible song with alot of pure emotion. I still love Somebody, Somebody and Holy River.
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Reply #19 posted 07/27/11 4:25pm

Cerebus

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Not a fan of Do Me Baby.

When 2 R In Love used to do something for me, now it really doesn't. It just feels flat.

Slow Love and Adore are two of my all-time favorite Prince tracks, ballad or otherwise.

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Reply #20 posted 07/28/11 12:53am

vitriol

My favourite object to wipe my ass with is the word 'CLASSIC'.

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Reply #21 posted 07/28/11 1:02am

Cerebus

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vitriol said:

My favourite object to wipe my ass with is the word 'CLASSIC'.

Well that just can't be very comfortable.

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Reply #22 posted 07/28/11 7:45am

kok

Cerebus said:

vitriol said:

My favourite object to wipe my ass with is the word 'CLASSIC'.

Well that just can't be very comfortable.

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Was it good 4 U?
Was I what U wanted me 2 B?

If it's not alright...it will B
Because...even when I lose...I win
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Reply #23 posted 07/28/11 12:37pm

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vitriol said:

My favourite object to wipe my ass with is the word 'CLASSIC'.

hehe, that explains your gas can on your avatar/avatar

It's of course a good thing that atleast some of the members are critical towards Prince. Only problem I have with some smart asses on this page is that they're just as quasi intellectual as they say Prince is. A Prince fan is often either sucking his dick no matter what, or they are more critical towards him than any fan of any other artist I know of. It's like they want to upsmart everyone else by explaining how bad his music actually is, but that they every now and then enjoy him for the value of a strip tease.

People don't really have to be on either side.

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Reply #24 posted 07/28/11 12:42pm

veronikka

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Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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