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Thread started 05/27/16 11:17pm

SoftSkarlettLo
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Is "Insatiable" an underrated gem?

The song "Insatiable" from the "Diamonds & Pearls" album - is this one of Prince's well known ballads or an underrated gem?

It's one of my fave 1990s Prince song and it always sound fresh on the CD and when performed live.

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Reply #1 posted 05/27/16 11:57pm

Wolfie87

SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

The song "Insatiable" from the "Diamonds & Pearls" album - is this one of Prince's well known ballads or an underrated gem?

It's one of my fave 1990s Prince song and it always sound fresh on the CD and when performed live.

Now you listen to Insatiable on D&P Beginnings and you'll see how he blows most artist of the earth with his vocal performance on that recording.

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[Edited 5/27/16 23:57pm]

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Reply #2 posted 05/28/16 12:26am

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I think it's regarded as a really good song and one of the highlights of Diamonds and Pearls, at least among Prince fans. I don't think many casual music listeners know it, however.
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Reply #3 posted 05/28/16 12:33am

suomynona

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Is water wet?

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Reply #4 posted 05/28/16 1:52am

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I loved the song in its day. But even me being the Prince geek that I was back then....I still sometimes have confused it with Scandalous throughput the years.
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Reply #5 posted 05/28/16 1:53am

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I loved the song in its day. But even me being the Prince geek that I was back then....I still sometimes have confused it with Scandalous throughout the years.
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Reply #6 posted 05/28/16 1:54am

todesm

The version on d&p beginnings is definitely in my top 5.
Much less love for the released one.
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Reply #7 posted 05/28/16 1:59am

RODSERLING

This is the only song I skip from the album. Sounds like a rip-off from Scandalous. He made tons of songs like that.

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Reply #8 posted 05/28/16 2:48am

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Moonbeam said:

I think it's regarded as a really good song and one of the highlights of Diamonds and Pearls, at least among Prince fans. I don't think many casual music listeners know it, however.


yeah this, have always loved this song



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Reply #9 posted 05/28/16 3:27am

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Nope. I think it's highly rated. And rightly so.
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Reply #10 posted 05/28/16 5:10am

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I rate it even higher than Scandalous tbh. Especially the unreleased longer version.

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Reply #11 posted 05/28/16 6:54am

AnnaStesia91

Great ballad. I love looking at live versions.
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Reply #12 posted 05/28/16 7:25am

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heart heart

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Reply #13 posted 05/28/16 7:30am

RiotPaisley

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Is water wet?




Hahah. Yes!!!

Insatiable is one of my favorites as well.
His voice is great.
Surprise, surprise.
Another treat. Another trick.
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Reply #14 posted 05/28/16 9:13am

ufoclub

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It was the senior song for the graduation party of my younger brother's high school back in 1993.

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Reply #15 posted 05/28/16 10:30am

Aerogram

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ufoclub said:

It was the senior song for the graduation party of my younger brother's high school back in 1993.

What high school did he go to, Horny High?

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Reply #16 posted 05/28/16 12:35pm

Charm4ever

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ufoclub said:

It was the senior song for the graduation party of my younger brother's high school back in 1993.

What high school did he go to, Horny High?

OMG@Aerogram! so funny lol

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Reply #17 posted 05/28/16 12:58pm

RJOrion

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Reply #18 posted 05/28/16 3:15pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

The song "Insatiable" from the "Diamonds & Pearls" album - is this one of Prince's well known ballads or an underrated gem?

It's one of my fave 1990s Prince song and it always sound fresh on the CD and when performed live.


I don't think it's underrated, because I don't think it's that great. I mean, it could possibly make a top 10 list, but it'd be near the bottom. There are more than are better, for me.

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Reply #19 posted 05/28/16 3:45pm

ufoclub

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Aerogram said:

ufoclub said:

It was the senior song for the graduation party of my younger brother's high school back in 1993.

What high school did he go to, Horny High?

He went to a charter school that was on the "Eastside" of Austin. cool

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Reply #20 posted 05/28/16 3:50pm

steakfinger

I love Insatiable. I think it is just as good as Scandalous. Completely equal in terms of song quality. My ONLY beef with it is in the recording, and it's a very minor beef. That being the fake keyboard horns sounding too close to real but so obviously fake in a really bad way. It takes me out of the song every time, but I love the song so much. I realize that actual horns weren't a thing on that record and that's cool, but literally any other instrument playing those notes would've been perfect. I'll show my (FAKE ASS LIMP-WRISTED SAMPLED HORNS) if you show your (FAKE ASS LIMP-WRISTED SAMPLED HORNS). As I said, it's a minor complaint and so dependent on personal preference that the folks who even noticed are certain to be an extremely small minority. Insatiable is fantastic.

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Reply #21 posted 05/28/16 3:54pm

paulludvig

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I love Insatiable. I think it is just as good as Scandalous. Completely equal in terms of song quality. My ONLY beef with it is in the recording, and it's a very minor beef. That being the fake keyboard horns sounding too close to real but so obviously fake in a really bad way. It takes me out of the song every time, but I love the song so much. I realize that actual horns weren't a thing on that record and that's cool, but literally any other instrument playing those notes would've been perfect. I'll show my (FAKE ASS LIMP-WRISTED SAMPLED HORNS) if you show your (FAKE ASS LIMP-WRISTED SAMPLED HORNS). As I said, it's a minor complaint and so dependent on personal preference that the folks who even noticed are certain to be an extremely small minority. Insatiable is fantastic.

You should track down the version from D&P Beginnings. No FAKE ASS LIMP-WRISTED SAMPLED HORNS biggrin

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Reply #22 posted 05/28/16 4:00pm

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I love the NPG band sound of the original version (think willing and Able or when the Lights Go Down). but I think he got it spot on with the vocal edits - there's a lot of needless parts, the final edit makes for a punchier song. (as it's the same vocal recording used on the album version).

[Edited 5/28/16 16:01pm]

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Reply #23 posted 05/28/16 4:27pm

paulludvig

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I love the NPG band sound of the original version (think willing and Able or when the Lights Go Down). but I think he got it spot on with the vocal edits - there's a lot of needless parts, the final edit makes for a punchier song. (as it's the same vocal recording used on the album version).

[Edited 5/28/16 16:01pm]

Is the original version a band recording? It's mostly piano and vocals, and I think it's Prince on piano. I suppose it could be Michael B on drums.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #24 posted 05/28/16 8:16pm

ufoclub

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paulludvig said:

Dandroppedadime said:

I love the NPG band sound of the original version (think willing and Able or when the Lights Go Down). but I think he got it spot on with the vocal edits - there's a lot of needless parts, the final edit makes for a punchier song. (as it's the same vocal recording used on the album version).

[Edited 5/28/16 16:01pm]

Is the original version a band recording? It's mostly piano and vocals, and I think it's Prince on piano. I suppose it could be Michael B on drums.

I think the originals we recently heard are Prince's demos he brought to the band to then add to and develop and edit. Guessing it's all Prince on those for the most part, including drums.

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Reply #25 posted 05/28/16 9:03pm

sumtymes

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Is water wet?




Exactly
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Reply #26 posted 05/28/16 10:04pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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SO underrated.

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Reply #27 posted 05/28/16 11:07pm

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masterpiece

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Reply #28 posted 05/28/16 11:15pm

coltrane3

Love it! My favorite off of Diamonds and Pearls. Infintely better than the song "Diamonds and Pearls".

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Reply #29 posted 05/29/16 11:20am

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I think Insatiable ranks up there as one of his top five ballads, not the album version but the extended version. To me, these are Prince's greatest ballads. Often my ranking of each song changes within the top five but International Lover is always #1 (but that's another thread).

International Lover

Do Me, Baby

The Beautiful Ones (Extended)

Adore

Insatiable (Extended)

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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