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Reply #60 posted 09/18/14 9:05am

donnyenglish

This reminds me of LotusFlower/MPLS Sound. Lotus Flower was the more traditional Prince record aimed at his fans and MPLS was supposed to be more radio friendly. It ended up working for me and I consider that set to be very good.

The PE/AOA set is taking a similar approach, but his critical mistake is that it appears that he took it too far with the vocals on PE and the production on AOA.

We will get 6 great songs out of this colective effort but we won't get two great CD's. There just is no way given that we've heard a chunk of both CD's and nothing is overwhelming and some of it is underwhelming.

The Purple Rain Remaster will be targetted towards the folks stuck in the 1980's, so this is a three headed monster. I'm assuming that WB intends the PR remaster to be the crown jewel of the 3 releases, but let's hope they don't mess that up by not giving us what we want.

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Reply #61 posted 09/18/14 9:17am

TheEnglishGent

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donnyenglish said:

This reminds me of LotusFlower/MPLS Sound.

That's exactly what I was hoping for when the dual release was announced, loved both of those CD's.

RIP sad
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Reply #62 posted 09/18/14 9:21am

murph

TheEnglishGent said:

murph said:

I think it's less about the youth and more about catering to the R&B/soul audience, but on his own terms...

I also think that people are going a little too THE SKY IS FALLING route with Art Official Age....I would be much more alarmed with the 3rdeyegirl project at this point given that Prince sings backup on a good number of the songs.....

You know what's funny? If I played a non obsessive Prince fan who isn't pining away for a Revolution reunion "U Know" and then this "FunkNRoll" remix they would be able to seperate one from the other...I know to a lot of the folks on this site they sound the same....But it's obvious which one would get a thumbs up and which one would get you laughed out the room....

I certainly don't want a revolution reunion and U Know and Funknroll only sound the same in as much as they both sound not very good. I've liked almost everything up to this point, it's not like I'm a hater of new stuff. Fixurlifeup, RnR Affair, Screwdriver, Groovy Potential, loved loads of the new stuff. Enjoyed 20Ten and all the past albums.

I'm hoping they grow on me. U know didn't sound as terrible on the 2nd listen but still waiting for the album to listen to it more.

"U Know" is a very cool, slick Prince song...The remix to "FunkNRoll" is on some bullshit...lol

I can tell how folks take in R&B/hip-hop by the reactions to both of those songs...I think some folks need to have a better grasp of certain genres of music in order to judge one from the other...It's like thinking that all of today's rock sounds the same...

As for the other Prince joints u named? "Fixurlifeup" is a VERY mediocre exercise that sounds much better live...The original "RnR Love Affiar" is boring as shit...(I LOVE the remix though....That deserves a wide commercial release)...I like "Screwdriver"...it's a fun song and LOVE "Groovy Potential"...

Good post though....

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Reply #63 posted 09/18/14 9:23am

Graycap23

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I could care less what others think of Prince's output.

I can't wait 2 get both of his new projects.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #64 posted 09/18/14 9:26am

2020

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Graycap23 said:

I could care less what others think of Prince's output.


I can't wait 2 get both of his new projects.


As always perfectly said...great to have ya back GC!
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #65 posted 09/18/14 9:30am

Genesia

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Didn't he already do this on The Black Album? It's just a remake of Dead On It.

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Reply #66 posted 09/18/14 9:31am

Thirdeye

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Well reading all the reviews thought was gonna be the next jughead .......I like it ,I have been less than enthusiastic about the 3EG releases ,but AOA is sounding good 2 me smile

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Reply #67 posted 09/18/14 9:35am

leadline

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Not a fan of the song in general, but this version to me is easier to listen to than the original.

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Reply #68 posted 09/18/14 9:38am

TheEnglishGent

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murph said:

TheEnglishGent said:

I certainly don't want a revolution reunion and U Know and Funknroll only sound the same in as much as they both sound not very good. I've liked almost everything up to this point, it's not like I'm a hater of new stuff. Fixurlifeup, RnR Affair, Screwdriver, Groovy Potential, loved loads of the new stuff. Enjoyed 20Ten and all the past albums.

I'm hoping they grow on me. U know didn't sound as terrible on the 2nd listen but still waiting for the album to listen to it more.

"U Know" is a very cool, slick Prince song...The remix to "FunkNRoll" is on some bullshit...lol

I can tell how folks take in R&B/hip-hop by the reactions to both of those songs...I think some folks need to have a better grasp of certain genres of music in order to judge one from the other...It's like thinking that all of today's rock sounds the same...

As for the other Prince joints u named? "Fixurlifeup" is a VERY mediocre exercise that sounds much better live...The original "RnR Love Affiar" is boring as shit...(I LOVE the remix though....That deserves a wide commercial release)...I like "Screwdriver"...it's a fun song and LOVE "Groovy Potential"...

Good post though....

Well that's a relief. lol

RIP sad
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Reply #69 posted 09/18/14 9:39am

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2020 said:

Graycap23 said:

I could care less what others think of Prince's output.

I can't wait 2 get both of his new projects.

As always perfectly said...great to have ya back GC!

Thanks.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #70 posted 09/18/14 9:54am

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Rebeljuice said:



TheEnglishGent said:




thebiscuit said:


Are these opinions based on the whole song or the 30s sample? Just curious...



I said mine was based on the snippet and I'm willing to reserve judgement. But then again, if it smells like a turd I don't need to sniff it more to know I ain't gonna spread it on my toast.



falloff don't set yourself up for one of those 180 degree changes of opinion like the ball-sucking U Know episode with Kingsausage. smile



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Reply #71 posted 09/18/14 9:58am

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Absolutely disgraceful. Embarrassing production (what is this, dated Timbaland?!), trying way, way too hard to be young and "hip.
He can't even get kiddy, computer music right.
Somebody erase Joshua.

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Reply #72 posted 09/18/14 10:00am

EroticDreamer

Bought the preorder:

After several listens, it's Prince.

I do think it's lacks something from the 1:30 to 2:37 mark. Another instrument or ??, as the song loses it's momentum during that time.

A remix could bring it...

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Reply #73 posted 09/18/14 10:07am

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This is why I didn't preorder AOA, I knew it was going to blow.

Now Plectrum Electrum sounds like the real deal.

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Reply #74 posted 09/18/14 10:09am

murph

Farfunknugin said:

This is why I didn't preorder AOA, I knew it was going to blow.

Now Plectrum Electrum sounds like the real deal.

lol....

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Reply #75 posted 09/18/14 10:10am

TheEnglishGent

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EroticDreamer said:

Bought the preorder:


After several listens, it's Prince.


I do think it's lacks something from the 1:30 to 2:37 mark. Another instrument or ??, as the song loses it's momentum during that time.


A remix could bring it...


This is the remix!
RIP sad
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Reply #76 posted 09/18/14 10:14am

tatocorcu

I have only listened to the preview but to me, this is awful... Thankfully we also get the original version in Plectrumelectrum. I'll come back after I listen to the whole song a few times, but I'm not feeling this one at all...
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Reply #77 posted 09/18/14 10:19am

EroticDreamer

TheEnglishGent said:

EroticDreamer said:

Bought the preorder:

After several listens, it's Prince.

I do think it's lacks something from the 1:30 to 2:37 mark. Another instrument or ??, as the song loses it's momentum during that time.

A remix could bring it...

This is the remix!

Thanks. stoned

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Reply #78 posted 09/18/14 10:38am

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Wondering though why no release yet on iTunes or through the WB Prince Store page (as part of the pre-order)?

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Reply #79 posted 09/18/14 10:51am

TheEnglishGent

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EroticDreamer said:



TheEnglishGent said:


EroticDreamer said:

Bought the preorder:


After several listens, it's Prince.


I do think it's lacks something from the 1:30 to 2:37 mark. Another instrument or ??, as the song loses it's momentum during that time.


A remix could bring it...



This is the remix!


Thanks. stoned


Is the suggestion I'm stoned?!

Original was leaked a while back and is awesome. This is the joshified version.
RIP sad
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Reply #80 posted 09/18/14 10:56am

TheGhostlyNun

After downloading from Amazon UK and after a few listens, I rather like it. Feel free to peel my scrotum for saying such a thing, but there you are.

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Reply #81 posted 09/18/14 10:56am

Romeoblu

This sucks the life and funk out of the original.

I'm not very often disappointed but this is a massive let down. This will be a big blot on what what was otherwise shaping up to be a great album.
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Reply #82 posted 09/18/14 11:01am

BlackandRising

After listening to the FUNKNROLL sample, i opted to purchase Jessie Ware's newly available "Say You Love Me" from iTunes.

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Reply #83 posted 09/18/14 11:03am

BlackandRising

Graycap23 said:

I could care less what others think of Prince's output.

I can't wait 2 get both of his new projects.

You mean "I COULDN'T care less"...

Could care less implies that you do care somewhat; I get the distinct feeling that you do not! wink

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Reply #84 posted 09/18/14 11:03am

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One reviewer gave it five stars. lol I much prefer the radio version.

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Reply #85 posted 09/18/14 11:11am

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ThirdStrike said:

Wondering though why no release yet on iTunes or through the WB Prince Store page (as part of the pre-order)?



Just more Princean joined up thinking and promotion. Didn't they film a video for this? Wouldn't u preview that, get a bit of hype and then release. And cross all platforms? Maybe not WB's idea then.
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #86 posted 09/18/14 11:14am

flinty

Just listened to it, and what a heart sinker....

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Reply #87 posted 09/18/14 11:17am

Graycap23

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BlackandRising said:

Graycap23 said:

I could care less what others think of Prince's output.

I can't wait 2 get both of his new projects.

You mean "I COULDN'T care less"...

Could care less implies that you do care somewhat; I get the distinct feeling that you do not! wink

Either way.............I need those cd's, pronto.

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Reply #88 posted 09/18/14 11:28am

TheEnglishGent

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TheGhostlyNun said:

After downloading from Amazon UK and after a few listens, I rather like it. Feel free to peel my scrotum for saying such a thing, but there you are.

That's good to hear. Did you listen to the sample before downloading? Just wondering if you had any thoughts on sample before hearing the whole thing?

RIP sad
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Reply #89 posted 09/18/14 11:32am

KingSausage

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I'm looking forward to listening to this tonight and saying how much rotten ape cock the song eats, and then two days later saying how much I dig it. I'll keep y'all posted.
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