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Thread started 01/20/15 6:16pm

JoshuaWho

Rare/unreleased fan fav song with great popularity that u dont get

For me, this has always been Empty Room. I remember one of the many complaints about Crystal Ball being the omission of this track. I never understood the iconic status it maintains among the purple aficionados.

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Reply #1 posted 01/21/15 12:06am

bluegangsta

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JoshuaWho said:

For me, this has always been Empty Room. I remember one of the many complaints about Crystal Ball being the omission of this track. I never understood the iconic status it maintains among the purple aficionados.

Really? You can't relate to the lyrics at all? To me, it's the perfect articulation of the anguish someone goes to when someone they love very much ends their relationship.

I can't think of too many songs that triumph lyricaly in this manner.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #2 posted 01/21/15 12:47am

imprimis

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'Teacher, Teacher'. Underdeveloped, too loosely formed to be salvaged for revisiting later on; the odd and temperamental W&L adjustments (synth harpsichord placed on top of a flunked Vanity 6 album candidate?) further take an already weak effort away from the coherence a viable track would need. I do not fully understand of the mad obsession with touching up the furthest reaches of Vault tracks during ~85-86 when he already demonstrated himself capable of so coldly and competently laying down outstanding new material as necessary. Well perhaps I do understand the reasons, but my opinions on the matter would be shockingly provocative.

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Reply #3 posted 01/21/15 1:31am

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imprimis said:

but my opinions on the matter would be shockingly provocative.

It wouldn't be anything we haven't heard before.

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Reply #4 posted 01/21/15 4:46am

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I don't get the adulation for Others Here With Us. But that's just me.
She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #5 posted 01/21/15 5:52am

rusty1

Empty room is one of his best unreleased gems..
schoolyard is a horrible song
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BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #6 posted 01/21/15 6:27am

PacManPlus

For me? Electric Intercourse. The Beautiful 1s is MILES ahead of that song. I don't get all of the love for that one.

(don't kill me)

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Reply #7 posted 01/21/15 6:49am

thedoorkeeper

Moonbeam Levels.
Love the title but find the
song itself to be bland.
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Reply #8 posted 01/21/15 8:49am

JoshuaWho

thedoorkeeper said:

Moonbeam Levels. Love the title but find the song itself to be bland.

That is right in there with Empty ROom as a somewhat overrated underground hit.

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Reply #9 posted 01/21/15 6:05pm

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I never understood the praise that "The Grand Progression" gets. I've always found it to be a song that completely bores me to tears.

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Reply #10 posted 01/21/15 6:42pm

JoshuaWho

Mindbells9 said:

I never understood the praise that "The Grand Progression" gets. I've always found it to be a song that completely bores me to tears.

Funny - now that one is right behind the orignial version of "Old Friends 4 Sale" as the best unreleased example of Prince's genius.

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Reply #11 posted 01/21/15 6:48pm

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JoshuaWho said:

thedoorkeeper said:

Moonbeam Levels. Love the title but find the song itself to be bland.

That is right in there with Empty ROom as a somewhat overrated underground hit.

Yup, i concur, when i finally heard Moonbeam Levels i was SO disappointed. again, makes me appreci8 P as an editor. I think the real gems are few and far between and the overrated underwhelmers more common

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Reply #12 posted 01/21/15 7:19pm

rusty1

"Moonbeam levels" is Prince's best unreleased song ever..
That song is the complete essence of his
"Minneapolis Sound"..
I think "rebirth of the flesh" is overrated
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #13 posted 01/21/15 11:47pm

bigd74

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Mindbells9 said:

I never understood the praise that "The Grand Progression" gets. I've always found it to be a song that completely bores me to tears.


Me neither.
She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #14 posted 01/22/15 1:05am

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thedoorkeeper said:

Moonbeam Levels. Love the title but find the song itself to be bland.


Yep, this is my pick also. nod

‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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Reply #15 posted 01/22/15 1:31am

paulludvig

Roudhouse Garden/Our Destiny

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #16 posted 01/22/15 3:17am

warning2all

"Dance with the Devil"
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Reply #17 posted 01/22/15 7:42am

thedoorkeeper

Mindbells9 said:

I never understood the praise that "The Grand Progression" gets. I've always found it to be a song that completely bores me to tears.


I've never listened to The Grand Progression all the way.
Always get bored and shut it off after 2 minutes.
Does it get better?
Am I missing anything?
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Reply #18 posted 01/22/15 8:35am

NouveauDance

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thedoorkeeper said:

Does it get better? Am I missing anything?

No and no. (imo)

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Reply #19 posted 01/22/15 10:14am

luvsexy4all

thedoorkeeper said:

Mindbells9 said:

I never understood the praise that "The Grand Progression" gets. I've always found it to be a song that completely bores me to tears.

I've never listened to The Grand Progression all the way. Always get bored and shut it off after 2 minutes. Does it get better? Am I missing anything?

hell yes

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Reply #20 posted 01/22/15 1:12pm

rusty1

"Moonbeam Levels" Prince's best unreleased song
In my opinion. Lyrically, the arrangement etc
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #21 posted 01/22/15 1:40pm

novabrkr

I'm always surprised how loved "All My Dreams" is.

I don't dislike it or anything, I'm just surprised it's usually included as one of the great outtakes. Considering that it was originally going to be on Parade and that "Christopher Tracy's Parade" is on there too and they're somewhat similar stylistically, I don't get the constant praise "All My Dreams" gets here when "Christopher Tracy's Parade" is hardly ever mentioned as one of the greats. I think "Christoper Tracy's Parade" is a bit more sophisticated musically and not as overly cartoonish.

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Reply #22 posted 01/22/15 1:42pm

paulludvig

A Place in Heaven with Lisa on vocals.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #23 posted 01/23/15 3:07am

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I agree with a few of you guys & gals about Moonbeam Levels. I never find myself wanting to go back and listen to it. I do get Empty Room and the pain and anguish of losing someone. I really dug the live version he released. But most of all the one unreleased outtake I go back to is All My Dreams. I love Prince's adventurous, quirky songs like that. Crystal Ball is in that category also. I love the end of All My Dreams....don't ever lose don't ever lose don't ever lose your dreams. I didn't get cartoonish from it at all. Actually a old Hollywood style vibe is what I got done Prince style.
Love41Another 💜
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Reply #24 posted 01/23/15 3:19am

KingSausage

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You motherfuckers are crazy. These are all masterpieces. How can you diss Moonbeam Levels? Grand Progression? Others Here With Us? Rebirth of the Flesh?

That being said, fuck Dance with the Devil. It's a snooze fest.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #25 posted 01/23/15 7:10am

jillybean

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Moonbeam Levels

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #26 posted 01/23/15 8:29am

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bluefish said:

thedoorkeeper said:

Moonbeam Levels. Love the title but find the song itself to be bland.


Yep, this is my pick also. nod

Same here as well. Never really got into this one..

Liv 4 Luv
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Reply #27 posted 01/23/15 8:32am

rusty1

"Moonbeam Levels" is his best outtake..
Again i don't understand how u guys dislike this
Great song.. This is coming from the same people who think
AOA is a great album..which we know the album is okay at best
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #28 posted 01/23/15 8:38am

rusty1

"Yesterday i tried to write a novel so i didn't know where
To begin..So i laid down in the grass tryin 2 feel
The world turn..
Ah those poetic lyrics
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #29 posted 01/23/15 4:41pm

bonatoc

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Adonis and Bat-Sheeba, or whatever her name is.

Ugh, what a syrupy sticky bucket of slime.
No wonder Susan Rogers raised her eyes.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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