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Thread started 06/07/16 3:27pm

dalboy2

Alicia Keys Tribute to Prince

Alicia Keys tribute to Prince


[Edited 6/7/16 15:32pm]
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Reply #1 posted 06/07/16 3:52pm

bigtimefan

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Wow, that was beautiful!

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
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Reply #2 posted 06/07/16 3:58pm

leadline

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Holy sh*t she did Prince proud on this one! What an amazing, flawless, original rendition of this song.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/16 4:02pm

CherryMoon57

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Now, that's what I call a Prince Tribute!

Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #4 posted 06/07/16 4:03pm

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leadline said:

Holy sh*t she did Prince proud on this one! What an amazing, flawless, original rendition of this song.


Yep, that's what happens when you perform a song for (at least) 15 years. We have to wonder how many people around here don't know this...

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Reply #5 posted 06/07/16 4:13pm

Marrk

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Hot! cool

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #6 posted 06/07/16 4:22pm

PurpleDiamonds
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Really nice tribute!
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Reply #7 posted 06/07/16 5:11pm

journalism16

Loved this, I have "Songs In A Minor," and absolutely love that song, but I thought it was an original song from her until I read the book and saw the songwriter was Prince. But she did such a great cover of this song. biggrin
Erin Smith
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Reply #8 posted 06/07/16 5:41pm

Abdul

Stephanie Mills actually covered the song in 1983 first, but I dig Alica's cover more

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Reply #9 posted 06/07/16 6:26pm

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clapping Yeah that was very nice! clapping

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #10 posted 06/07/16 6:46pm

wavesofbliss

she must have done a lot of practice between this version and the first time she covered it. cool

Prince #MUSICIANICONLEGEND
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Reply #11 posted 06/07/16 8:33pm

rogifan

That was really great. Even better is the duet she did with Prince in 2011 at the Forum in LA. Nobody can play this on the piano like Prince could. cool

Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #12 posted 06/07/16 8:44pm

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dalboy2 said:

Alicia Keys tribute to Prince


[Edited 6/7/16 15:32pm]


Very nice... Her rendition of Adore in tribute to Prince at the 2010 BET Awards was cool too

Hopefully she does something on the 26th along with Maxwell
Dance... Let me see you dance
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Reply #13 posted 06/07/16 11:00pm

theartistirl

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Alicia Keys tribute to Prince


[Edited 6/7/16 15:32pm]

just perfect.
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Reply #14 posted 06/08/16 3:56am

MMJas

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Beautiful.
I cannot imagine how she can keep it together and not break down singing it. He had died the previous day. Amazing profissionalism, self control, the lot. All the emotion channelled into the voice.

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Reply #15 posted 06/08/16 4:07am

MattUK

Amazing. Spine tingling. That is how it should be done.

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Reply #16 posted 06/08/16 4:27am

CherryMoon57

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I must be on my 20th listen of this today. What a heavenly performance, I can't get enough of it. cloud9

Open your heart open your mind
A train is leaving all day
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Reply #17 posted 06/08/16 6:28am

keenly

Alicia supports the ethnic cleaning of the Palestinian people. She support a brutal, tyrannical, apartheid state called Israel. EVIL.

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Reply #18 posted 06/08/16 7:03am

Spayne

rogifan said:

That was really great. Even better is the duet she did with Prince in 2011 at the Forum in LA. Nobody can play this on the piano like Prince could. cool

That duet was just bloody brilliant!! Brought a lump to my throa and tear to my eye.

They were just feeding off of each other and loving it. smile

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Reply #19 posted 06/08/16 7:59am

Jon1967

bawl I miss you Prince

Loves her n jack whites 007 jam Another Way To Die n Empire State of Minds a top 10 of mine i love her she rocks. And shes hot as fuck. cool
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Reply #20 posted 06/08/16 8:57am

CNickyD

i can't bring myself to watch this... "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" is my #1 song of Prince's, and no one else can cover it properly.

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Nope, I won't watch it...

No-one else could understand you, you're too complex. They say nothing's perfect, but they don't know you...
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Reply #21 posted 06/08/16 9:56am

2020

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keenly said:

Alicia supports the ethnic cleaning of the Palestinian people. She support a brutal, tyrannical, apartheid state called Israel. EVIL.


How does this even come close to have anything to do with the tribute that she sang? Take your crappy ass politics somewhere else douche bag
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #22 posted 06/08/16 10:15am

Empress

2020 said:

keenly said:

Alicia supports the ethnic cleaning of the Palestinian people. She support a brutal, tyrannical, apartheid state called Israel. EVIL.

How does this even come close to have anything to do with the tribute that she sang? Take your crappy ass politics somewhere else douche bag

Right on!

Alicia did a fantastic job. I never could understand the hate for her on this site. She has tons of talent.

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Reply #23 posted 06/08/16 2:49pm

Sander

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CNickyD said:

i can't bring myself to watch this... "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" is my #1 song of Prince's, and no one else can cover it properly.


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Nope, I won't watch it...


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P stopped many people from covering his songs, but he let this one slip by. Alicia appeared to have talent, but her touching this song has always rubbed me the wrong way. The production on the studio version was outdated the year it came out and her phrasing on this video is all kinds of wrong. All those papa's instead of mama is annoying as well. It's a quintessential Prince song, if you cover it, change it completely or don't even bother.
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Reply #24 posted 06/08/16 3:07pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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That's really nice. biggrin

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #25 posted 06/09/16 1:07am

MMJas

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Sander said:

CNickyD said:

i can't bring myself to watch this... "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" is my #1 song of Prince's, and no one else can cover it properly.

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Nope, I won't watch it...

. P stopped many people from covering his songs, but he let this one slip by. Alicia appeared to have talent, but her touching this song has always rubbed me the wrong way. The production on the studio version was outdated the year it came out and her phrasing on this video is all kinds of wrong. All those papa's instead of mama is annoying as well. It's a quintessential Prince song, if you cover it, change it completely or don't even bother. . [Edited 6/8/16 14:53pm]

It always bothers me people changing the lyrics to fit the gender. There's just no need. We know the original, we get it, we get the feeling of it, don't change it cause it kinda disrupts the flow.

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Reply #26 posted 06/09/16 1:38pm

FlexiTime

That was nicely done but makes me realise how much more I really prefer the original one.

Her story about Prince having to give his permission for use of his songs. Err..how did Tom Jones get away with that terrible version of Kiss? Thankfully I think it has been erased from most people's memories.
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Reply #27 posted 06/09/16 1:59pm

terrig

dalboy2 said:

Alicia Keys tribute to Prince [Edited 6/7/16 15:32pm]



HOLY SH@T.

I can't love her more, I'm already a fan but she took that to church - spectacular.

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Reply #28 posted 06/09/16 2:49pm

lrn36

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FlexiTime said:

That was nicely done but makes me realise how much more I really prefer the original one. Her story about Prince having to give his permission for use of his songs. Err..how did Tom Jones get away with that terrible version of Kiss? Thankfully I think it has been erased from most people's memories.

I feel the same way. There is a sense of desperation and insecurity in Prince's version that is not present in her version.

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