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Thread started 06/21/16 1:54pm

TraSoul82

Does he have a definitive instrumental track?

Just wondering if I'm forgetting a painfully obvious instrumental that he is famous for.
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Reply #1 posted 06/21/16 1:58pm

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I wouldn't say any of his instrumentals are "painfully obvious." If anything, the instrumentals are lesser known.

Which, of course, does not mean they are loved any less by those who know them. Alexa de Paris is probably my favorite, following by God (Instrumental).

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Reply #2 posted 06/21/16 2:05pm

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Genesia said:

I wouldn't say any of his instrumentals are "painfully obvious." If anything, the instrumentals are lesser known.



Which, of course, does not mean they are loved any less by those who know them. Alexa de Paris is probably my favorite, following by God (Instrumental).


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Reply #3 posted 06/21/16 2:07pm

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Venus de Milo.

But yeah, God (Instrumental) would've been my first pick.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #4 posted 06/21/16 2:28pm

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Genesia said:

I wouldn't say any of his instrumentals are "painfully obvious." If anything, the instrumentals are lesser known.

Which, of course, does not mean they are loved any less by those who know them. Alexa de Paris is probably my favorite, following by God (Instrumental).


I get a little lost on "God (instrumental)" when all the drums start coming in with the fills. It reminds me of when Susan talked about him doing "Wally", and how beautiful it was, then he started fucking it up with percussion, etc. I kinda feel that way about "God (Instr)". At some point, it's like "okay we get it".

For me, "Alexa De Paris" is just beautiful. It's melodic, it has strings, it actually has an aurally organic aesthetic to it, and it's still a mid-tempo pop song. "Venus De Milo" is still my go-to wedding march song.

I've been listening to Xpectation a lot lately, and quite enjoy it. Nothing definitive, but it's good work. I mean, you could take part 2 of "The Scandalous Sex Suite" and let that ride on its own, really.

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Reply #5 posted 06/21/16 2:43pm

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Marrk said:

Venus de Milo.

But yeah, God (Instrumental) would've been my first pick.

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Reply #6 posted 06/21/16 2:45pm

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TraSoul82 said:

Just wondering if I'm forgetting a painfully obvious instrumental that he is famous for.


The b-side to "Purple Rain." (Which of course has already been mentioned by everyone.)

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Reply #7 posted 06/21/16 2:49pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Genesia said:

I wouldn't say any of his instrumentals are "painfully obvious." If anything, the instrumentals are lesser known.

Which, of course, does not mean they are loved any less by those who know them. Alexa de Paris is probably my favorite, following by God (Instrumental).


I get a little lost on "God (instrumental)" when all the drums start coming in with the fills. It reminds me of when Susan talked about him doing "Wally", and how beautiful it was, then he started fucking it up with percussion, etc. I kinda feel that way about "God (Instr)". At some point, it's like "okay we get it".

For me, "Alexa De Paris" is just beautiful. It's melodic, it has strings, it actually has an aurally organic aesthetic to it, and it's still a mid-tempo pop song. "Venus De Milo" is still my go-to wedding march song.

I've been listening to Xpectation a lot lately, and quite enjoy it. Nothing definitive, but it's good work. I mean, you could take part 2 of "The Scandalous Sex Suite" and let that ride on its own, really.


Alexa de Paris is my favorite because (as I've said many times) it is just so freakin' joyful. You can tell Prince was a very happy man when he recorded that.

As for Xpectation, I wake up every morning to Xhalation - it's my alarm tune. cool

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Reply #8 posted 06/21/16 3:05pm

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Madhouse 8 is very Princey and cool. His multi instrumental chops are astounding.

Just heard Junk Music for the first time and his drumming is funky. Tight group.
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Reply #9 posted 06/21/16 3:29pm

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Fathers Song - I know it is basically computer blue and was never released...but I just loves that piano!

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Reply #10 posted 06/21/16 3:41pm

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+1 Venus De Milo

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Reply #11 posted 06/21/16 3:51pm

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If everyone's talking instrumentals, I have to mention Arboretum, an absolutely beautiful and atmospheric piano led piece that sounds like something Vangelis might come up with.
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Reply #12 posted 06/21/16 4:13pm

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My mind originally landed on Venus de Milo. God had slipped my mind. I swear I heard Madhouse Six OK a commercial at some point in life. But I think the winner might actually be Batdance. The vocal chops were certainly more instrumental than lyrical. And it went #1, so that qualifies as obvious, painfully or otherwise. ;-)

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll be on a P instrumental binge her soon. I want to revisit NEWS.
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Reply #13 posted 06/21/16 4:16pm

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Not at all the kind of thing OP is thinking due to it never being released, but the recently leaked outtake Traffic Jam seems very quintessentially Prince to me with its great linn drum and synth groove with blazing guitar soloing on top. Almost feels like it could be his walk on theme tune during that 1982-4 Minneapolis Sound era.

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Reply #14 posted 06/21/16 4:20pm

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TraSoul82 said:

My mind originally landed on Venus de Milo. God had slipped my mind. I swear I heard Madhouse Six OK a commercial at some point in life. But I think the winner might actually be Batdance. The vocal chops were certainly more instrumental than lyrical. And it went #1, so that qualifies as obvious, painfully or otherwise. wink Thanks for the replies. I think I'll be on a P instrumental binge her soon. I want to revisit NEWS.

Love a bit of N.E.W.S...also CNOTE is great to potter around the house on a rainy Sunday afternoon!

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Reply #15 posted 06/21/16 4:36pm

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If by "definitive" you mean most famous, I agree with the poster above who said "Father's Song."

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Reply #16 posted 06/21/16 4:43pm

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Genesia said:

Alexa de Paris is probably my favorite, following by God (Instrumental).

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Reply #17 posted 06/21/16 4:43pm

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2 Nigs United for West Compton! That bass solo!
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Reply #18 posted 06/21/16 4:45pm

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Funkateer said:

2 Nigs United for West Compton! That bass solo!

Not an instrumental.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #19 posted 06/21/16 4:46pm

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TraSoul82 said:

But I think the winner might actually be Batdance. The vocal chops were certainly more instrumental than lyrical.

Definately not instrumentsl.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #20 posted 06/21/16 5:36pm

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Wouldn't the Madhouse projects be considered instrumentals?

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Reply #21 posted 06/21/16 5:46pm

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CalhounSq said:

Genesia said:

I wouldn't say any of his instrumentals are "painfully obvious." If anything, the instrumentals are lesser known.

Which, of course, does not mean they are loved any less by those who know them. Alexa de Paris is probably my favorite, following by God (Instrumental).

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Reply #22 posted 06/21/16 5:55pm

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Marrk said:



Funkateer said:


2 Nigs United for West Compton! That bass solo!


Not an instrumental.



Why not?
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Reply #23 posted 06/21/16 6:28pm

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Traffic Jam is probably my favorite Prince instrumental. It represents the fullness of the Minneapolis Sound and the climax is exhilirating.

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Alexa De Paris


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Reply #24 posted 06/21/16 6:30pm

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Not at all the kind of thing OP is thinking due to it never being released, but the recently leaked outtake Traffic Jam seems very quintessentially Prince to me with its great linn drum and synth groove with blazing guitar soloing on top. Almost feels like it could be his walk on theme tune during that 1982-4 Minneapolis Sound era.

Im just seeing this. I have to seriously agree that this song represents what Prince was all about.

You could mix Cherrelle I Didnt Mean To Turn You On right into it now that I am thinking of it.

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Reply #25 posted 06/21/16 7:42pm

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Marrk said:



Funkateer said:


2 Nigs United for West Compton! That bass solo!


Not an instrumental.



Sure it is - that intro doesn't count.
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Reply #26 posted 06/21/16 7:43pm

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west, gamillah, 77 beverly park, venus de milo, xcogitate some of my favs

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Reply #27 posted 06/21/16 11:59pm

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Not necessarily definitive but I always liked his jazz instrumentals best. NEWS C-Note Madhouse

For unrealeased I like when he just jams. Traffic Jam is a great example. I hope there is more to come. music

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Reply #28 posted 06/22/16 3:42am

TraSoul82

Marrk said:



TraSoul82 said:


But I think the winner might actually be Batdance. The vocal chops were certainly more instrumental than lyrical.


Definately not instrumentsl.



I was going off of memory. Didn't realize it has so many vocal parts. I thought it was mostly just movie quotes. But after listening again... I must retract.
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Reply #29 posted 06/22/16 4:15am

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A recent track 'Shadows of Umber' which I think he played in Montreux with full horn section. Impressive.
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