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Thread started 06/26/15 1:39pm

pasquerto

This song is a masterpiece

Its an easy phrase to say but if we are looking at the technicals,what is his biggest masterpiece?

Lyrically, musically, composition etc

I want to blurt out Joy in Repetition and 3 Chains but that is coming from someone that doesn't have a musical background.

Thoughts?
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Reply #1 posted 06/26/15 1:43pm

feeluupp

Joy in Repetition

Adore

Crucial

Adonis & Bathsheba

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Reply #2 posted 06/26/15 1:54pm

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pasquerto said:

Its an easy phrase to say but if we are looking at the technicals,what is his biggest masterpiece? Lyrically, musically, composition etc I want to blurt out Joy in Repetition and 3 Chains but that is coming from someone that doesn't have a musical background. Thoughts?

As there is no objective, definitive way to evaluate the quality a work of art I would say that the question u ask cannot be answered. All you gonna get is titles of orgers' favorite songs.

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Reply #3 posted 06/26/15 2:17pm

RJOrion

My Love Is Forever

Condition Of The Heart

Glam Slam (genius synth programming)

Clouds

Sexuality

Do Me Baby

Sweet Baby

And God Created Woman

Its Gonna Be Lonely

Im Yours

etc

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Reply #4 posted 06/26/15 2:22pm

RJOrion

databank said:

pasquerto said:

Its an easy phrase to say but if we are looking at the technicals,what is his biggest masterpiece? Lyrically, musically, composition etc I want to blurt out Joy in Repetition and 3 Chains but that is coming from someone that doesn't have a musical background. Thoughts?

As there is no objective, definitive way to evaluate the quality a work of art I would say that the question u ask cannot be answered. All you gonna get is titles of orgers' favorite songs.

pretty much

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Reply #5 posted 06/26/15 4:42pm

paulludvig

feeluupp said:

Joy in Repetition

Adore

Crucial

Adonis & Bathsheba

I agree with all these choices!

[Edited 6/26/15 16:51pm]

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #6 posted 06/26/15 4:50pm

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He wrote many masterpieces but for me Crystal Ball is my favorite one. It has the funk, the adventure, the sex and religion thing, the Clare Fisher orchestration, it has all that I love about Prince except a Linndrum beat, but in this song I dont miss the Linndrum at all!

Other great ones are If I Was Your Girlfriend, The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker,Come, How Come U Dont Call Me Anymore and Controversy, these songs are all Prince perfection! There are many more though...

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #7 posted 06/26/15 5:13pm

Averett

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So many but I do think Until U're In My Arms Again certainly has earned a place on my personal list angel

A robin sings a masterpiece that lives and dies unheard...
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Reply #8 posted 06/27/15 8:13am

Poplife88

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Beautiful Ones
Power Fantastic
Empty Room
Pop Life
Joy in Repetition
The Love We Make
When The Lights Go Down
Way Back Home & Affirmation III
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We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #9 posted 06/27/15 8:21am

feeluupp

Great songs people mentioned here... Instead we have threads talking about how No More Candy 4 U is a great song... Hahaha oh the Orgers... lol

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Reply #10 posted 06/27/15 8:28am

Poplife88

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How could I forget Sign o the Times, Adore, Computer Blue, & When Doves Cry
We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #11 posted 06/27/15 8:56am

Graycap23

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How much time 4 u have?

I could name at least 50 Prince songs that fit.

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Reply #12 posted 06/27/15 10:24pm

williamb610

Alexa De Paris!

Da Bang!

Scandalous Sex Suite!

SIGN...

I Wish U Heaven (extended)...Take this Beat

La La La...

Question of You

Joy In Repetition

Let's Go Crazy

Shall I keep going...?

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Reply #13 posted 06/28/15 2:12am

Sander

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funkaholic1972 said:

He wrote many masterpieces but for me Crystal Ball is my favorite one. It has the funk, the adventure, the sex and religion thing, the Clare Fisher orchestration, it has all that I love about Prince except a Linndrum beat, but in this song I dont miss the Linndrum at all!

Other great ones are If I Was Your Girlfriend, The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker,Come, How Come U Dont Call Me Anymore and Controversy, these songs are all Prince perfection! There are many more though...

Ha, Crystal ball gets my vote too. Just like you said, it sums up all that is Prince. It's his most fitting signature song. But we're talking masterpiece here, not signature song. As far as perfection, I guess Mountains is hist best studio workout. But then again, we're talking masterpiece: that could also be sung out of tune and poorly recorded. The song that leaves me breathless and has that undefinable masterpiece quality most is the original Old Friends For Sale.

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Reply #14 posted 06/28/15 2:35am

DJTricky

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jughead obviously a masterpiece

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Reply #15 posted 06/28/15 5:33am

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

Old Friends For Sale (original)

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Reply #16 posted 06/28/15 8:01am

jdcxc

If I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND
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Reply #17 posted 06/28/15 8:16am

Poplife88

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jdcxc said:

If I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND


That too...

Aw...there are too many
We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #18 posted 06/28/15 9:23am

BobGeorge909

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Purple & Gold. This song is a compositional heavyweight. Awesome.
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Reply #19 posted 06/28/15 9:31am

Averett

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BobGeorge909 said:

Purple & Gold. This song is a compositional heavyweight. Awesome.

Bask in the glory of them lyrics (if you dare):

the veil of the sky draws open
the roar of the chariots touch down
we r the ones who have now come again
and walk upon water like solid ground
as we approach the throne we won't bow down
this time we won't b denied

raise every voice and let it b known
in the name of the purple and gold

we come in the name of the purple and gold
all of the odds r in r favor
no prediction 2 bold
we r the truth if the truth can b told
long reign the purple and gold

the eyes say ready 4 battle
no need 4 sword in hand
we r all amped up like a rock n roll band
ready 2 celebrate every score
ready 2 fight the elegant war
ready 2 hear the crowd roar

that's what we came 4
and so much more
in the name of the purple and gold


r spirits may b tired
r bodies may b worn
but since this day is r destiny
r history - that's y we must b
4ever strong as the wind that blows the Vikings' horn
in the name of the purple and gold


A robin sings a masterpiece that lives and dies unheard...
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Reply #20 posted 06/28/15 10:59am

luvsexy4all

why hasnt he been given a songwriters hall of fame award?

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Reply #21 posted 06/28/15 11:13am

LittlePurpleYo
da

Averett said:

BobGeorge909 said:

Purple & Gold. This song is a compositional heavyweight. Awesome.

Bask in the glory of them lyrics (if you dare):

the veil of the sky draws open
the roar of the chariots touch down
we r the ones who have now come again
and walk upon water like solid ground
as we approach the throne we won't bow down
this time we won't b denied

raise every voice and let it b known
in the name of the purple and gold

we come in the name of the purple and gold
all of the odds r in r favor
no prediction 2 bold
we r the truth if the truth can b told
long reign the purple and gold

the eyes say ready 4 battle
no need 4 sword in hand
we r all amped up like a rock n roll band
ready 2 celebrate every score
ready 2 fight the elegant war
ready 2 hear the crowd roar

that's what we came 4
and so much more
in the name of the purple and gold


r spirits may b tired
r bodies may b worn
but since this day is r destiny
r history - that's y we must b
4ever strong as the wind that blows the Vikings' horn
in the name of the purple and gold


If the song had been written in 1920, people would be much more impressed by it.

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Reply #22 posted 06/28/15 1:58pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

Train! Masterpiece of bass plucking against his falsetto makes you feel you're literaly at the train station

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Reply #23 posted 06/28/15 5:58pm

thecashb

A Love Bizarre. Cannot get any funkier than that. 12 minutes of pure pleasure. Greatest gift he ever gave.

"Who wrote that"?
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Reply #24 posted 06/28/15 9:14pm

EyeHatechu

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The Dance Adore The Beautiful Ones Alexa De Paris Adonis and Bathsheba Crucial Sax Version Scandalous Sex Suite Le Grind Space Universal Love Dark If I Was Your Girlfriend The ending strings on Purple Rain In All My Dreams Wonderfull Ass isnt a masterpiece but it sure is close Beautiful Strange Noon Rendezvous Screams of Passion (the Family) Condition of the Heart
This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #25 posted 06/29/15 12:42am

Rebeljuice

EyeHatechu said:

The Dance Adore The Beautiful Ones Alexa De Paris Adonis and Bathsheba Crucial Sax Version Scandalous Sex Suite Le Grind Space Universal Love Dark If I Was Your Girlfriend The ending strings on Purple Rain In All My Dreams Wonderfull Ass isnt a masterpiece but it sure is close Beautiful Strange Noon Rendezvous Screams of Passion (the Family) Condition of the Heart

Do you not have any punctuation buttons on your keyboard? biggrin

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Reply #26 posted 06/29/15 3:39pm

EyeHatechu

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Rebeljuice said:

EyeHatechu said:

The Dance Adore The Beautiful Ones Alexa De Paris Adonis and Bathsheba Crucial Sax Version Scandalous Sex Suite Le Grind Space Universal Love Dark If I Was Your Girlfriend The ending strings on Purple Rain In All My Dreams Wonderfull Ass isnt a masterpiece but it sure is close Beautiful Strange Noon Rendezvous Screams of Passion (the Family) Condition of the Heart

Do you not have any punctuation buttons on your keyboard? biggrin

I used a mobile device to post so it didnt record my indentions...

This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #27 posted 07/01/15 7:36am

Mandingo

3 chains of gold

crucial

electric intercourse-D.grant version smile

Honest man-opening scene in UTCM

UNeedAnotherLLUNAHIYourHead

The love we make

Purple Rain-Full unedited

When doves cry

Ballad of dorothy parker

The Cross-the end is ridiculously amazing

Old friends 4 sale

Still Waiting-live version in 80's Atlanta

and best ever has 2 be..

God- Instrumental

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Reply #28 posted 07/01/15 7:38am

Mandingo

Also condition of the heart

the beautiful ones

Call my name

Question of U

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Reply #29 posted 07/01/15 1:53pm

RJOrion

"Welcome 2 The Rat Race (In A Large Room With No Light)"....along with Xtraloveable, its the greatest unreleased Prince song ...sounds like it could have been produced in 1974-1975 by Maurice White, Charles Stepney & Prince...very rare to hear P use Brazilian rhythms like that..should have been on an album for sure

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