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Thread started 12/14/15 1:16pm

Wolfie87

Adore. Best ballad of the eighties by any artist.

God damn, I keep on listening to Adore at the gym and it still sounds so fresh. The arrangement, the voice, the instruments, THAT sitar!, the lyrics, the climax. It all blends together so well. THIS right here is why I refuse to put his music in the 80's category. And, as I keep repeating, this was made in freaking 1987! It's hard to make something timeless around that time and without being to minimalistic, now that is an achievement by itself. But he did it and boy does it stand the test of time. Take a bow son, take a bow. worship

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Reply #1 posted 12/14/15 1:30pm

TraSoul82

I don't really understand the "of the eighties" portion of the title. eek
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Reply #2 posted 12/14/15 1:40pm

Wolfie87

TraSoul82 said:

I don't really understand the "of the eighties" portion of the title. eek

Best ballad of the 1980's including all artist who were making music from 1980-1989. For instance, I think that "Father Figure" by George Michael is a strong contender. But Adore is just soooooooo good.

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Reply #3 posted 12/14/15 2:43pm

214

It¿s a beautiful ballad, and the end with those choruses, and listend this song in the evening, it is magical.But i haven't listened enough 80's music to claime something like that, perhaps for me that title goes to "Don't Give Up" form Peter Gabriel.

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Reply #4 posted 12/14/15 2:44pm

214

It¿s a beautiful ballad, and the end with those choruses, and listend this song in the evening, it is magical.But i haven't listened enough 80's music to claime something like that, perhaps for me that title goes to "Don't Give Up" form Peter Gabriel.

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Reply #5 posted 12/14/15 2:51pm

terrig

This is THE ballad of all time imo.

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Reply #6 posted 12/14/15 3:30pm

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terrig said:

This is THE ballad of all time imo.


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Reply #7 posted 12/14/15 3:39pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

It's the PERFECT wedding song of ALL time!
eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #8 posted 12/14/15 3:56pm

Wolfie87

214 said:

It¿s a beautiful ballad, and the end with those choruses, and listend this song in the evening, it is magical.But i haven't listened enough 80's music to claime something like that, perhaps for me that title goes to "Don't Give Up" form Peter Gabriel.

It's alright, but not Adore to me. What stands out with Adore compared to other ballads during the time period is that it flows so brilliant throughout the whole song, no unnecessary bridge. Just minor details in some parts. Like one of the climax where he tells her she can do anything to him and then....."Hmmmmm, well maybe not the ride" OMG moment I. Or where he in despair tells her that the angels are looking down and they know "I'm not fucking just for kicks" OMG moment II.

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Reply #9 posted 12/14/15 4:00pm

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Wolfie87 said:

Or where he in despair tells her that the angels are looking down and they know "I'm not fucking just for kicks" OMG moment II.


That must be what makes it the PERFECT wedding song of ALL time.

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Reply #10 posted 12/14/15 4:01pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

It's the PERFECT wedding song of ALL time!

Live he has done it even better. Plus a lot of celebrities has used it 4 their wedding song like Steve Harvey.
eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #11 posted 12/14/15 4:34pm

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MOVE OVER bumpit bumpit ALICIA THIS CHIC DOES IT BETTER wink

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AWEsome!!

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Reply #12 posted 12/14/15 7:18pm

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RosesRred said:

MOVE OVER bumpit bumpit ALICIA THIS CHIC DOES IT BETTER wink

yes cloud9 thumbs up!

AWEsome!!

Interesting. I appreciate the attemp. The significant changing of the arrangement makes for an interesting tune, but it's nowhere near the level of the original. This reworking kind of reminds me of Prince's own reworkings of some classic unreleased songs: Extraloveable and 1000 Hugs & Kisses especially. They get a contemporary twist, but the power of originals are erased by a too laidback arrangement and vocal delivery.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #13 posted 12/14/15 9:15pm

trax

No it is not the best of the 80's. I dont even think it is the best by Prince. To each their own though.

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Reply #14 posted 12/14/15 9:22pm

Toofunkyinhere

That or "Ocean Rain" by Echo and the Bunnymen

We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #15 posted 12/14/15 11:24pm

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utYourHair

the eighties?? Are you kidding me??!!!

Could possibly be the greatest song ever recorded!

I am not joking.

The harmony of the chorus.

The falsetto.

The Lyrics!

His backround voices.

The horns.

THE LYRICS!!

All cimaxing together at the end of the song.

Genius.

Written almost 30 years ago yet still time has not outdated this song.

PURE ROMANCE

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Reply #16 posted 12/15/15 12:40am

Adorecream

Yes, yes, yes to everything here. I love it. A veritable niagara of cascading vocal harmonies and sex on wax mixed with sincere deep love lyrics.

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Part of the reason I call myself Adorecream.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #17 posted 12/15/15 1:02am

Cthulhu

Adore ranks among the stars in the firnament imo.

Ia Ia Cthulhu Fthagn!
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Reply #18 posted 12/15/15 1:08am

Nasalhair

"Adore" is one of the two songs on "SOTT" that I've never liked.

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Reply #19 posted 12/15/15 1:53am

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:
It's the PERFECT wedding song of ALL time!
Live he has done it even better. Plus a lot of celebrities has used it 4 their wedding song like Steve Harvey.

Who?

RIP sad
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Reply #20 posted 12/15/15 4:14am

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Adorecream said:

Yes, yes, yes to everything here. I love it. A veritable niagara of cascading vocal harmonies and sex on wax mixed with sincere deep love lyrics.


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Part of the reason I call myself Adorecream.


Is the second of your username a reference to Cream from D&P?
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #21 posted 12/15/15 5:45am

TraSoul82

Wolfie87 said:



TraSoul82 said:


I don't really understand the "of the eighties" portion of the title. eek


Best ballad of the 1980's including all artist who were making music from 1980-1989. For instance, I think that "Father Figure" by George Michael is a strong contender. But Adore is just sooooo good.



I guess you missed my point. Take out "of the eighties" from the thread title and it makes a lot more sense to me. I adore Adore.
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Reply #22 posted 12/15/15 12:33pm

Wolfie87

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

His backround voices.

The horns.

Forgot to mention those two. Christ, are they great. And correct me if I'm wrong, or is it Prince that are doing the background voices too? So much depth and layers surrounding this song.

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Reply #23 posted 12/16/15 1:30pm

Wolfie87

Oh come on, there are more opinions on this forum isn't there? I would love to talk more about this amazing body of work smile

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Reply #24 posted 12/16/15 2:19pm

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Wolfie87 said:



ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:



His backround voices.


The horns.






Forgot to mention those two. Christ, are they great. And correct me if I'm wrong, or is it Prince that are doing the background voices too? So much depth and layers surrounding this song.


He's the man.

Princevault/Adore

Prince - all vocal and instruments, except where noted
Eric Leeds - saxophone
Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
What?
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Reply #25 posted 12/16/15 2:43pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Wolfie87 said:



ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:



His backround voices.


The horns.






Forgot to mention those two. Christ, are they great. And correct me if I'm wrong, or is it Prince that are doing the background voices too? So much depth and layers surrounding this song.




Yes it's him doing EVERYTHING! All vocals,instruments(except hornz). Eye want to sing this @ my wedding...
eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #26 posted 12/16/15 3:42pm

iZsaZsa

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Wolfie87 said:



ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:



His backround voices.


The horns.






Forgot to mention those two. Christ, are they great. And correct me if I'm wrong, or is it Prince that are doing the background voices too? So much depth and layers surrounding this song.




Yes it's him doing EVERYTHING! All vocals,instruments(except hornz). Eye want to sing this @ my wedding...

You're getting married? smile Congratulations & Best wishes!
What?
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Reply #27 posted 12/16/15 5:08pm

Halen

not better than Michael's The Lady In My Life, but still a great song

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Reply #28 posted 12/16/15 5:11pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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A song that MJ didn't even write or produce..
eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #29 posted 12/16/15 5:34pm

214

Halen said:

not better than Michael's The Lady In My Life, but still a great song

Adore is better than The Lady

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