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Thread started 08/02/16 11:11pm

Germanegro

Lyric-stripped album by Prince

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If U could have one album by Prince among his officially released material as a lyric-stripped instrumental version [Not already instrumental like N.E.W.S. or (associated) Madhouse!], which 1 would it be?

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Reply #1 posted 08/03/16 12:20am

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eek this requires some serious thought!!

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Reply #2 posted 08/03/16 12:57am

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This is hard... Lovesexy, HitnRun Phase 2, Lotusflow3r would be perfect instrumental albums in my opinion. I guess if I had to pick only one...Lovesexy. That would be very interesting, it's songs are very unique.

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Reply #3 posted 08/03/16 1:18am

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purplemajesty23 said:

This is hard... Lovesexy, HitnRun Phase 2, Lotusflow3r would be perfect instrumental albums in my opinion. I guess if I had to pick only one...Lovesexy. That would be very interesting, it's songs are very unique.

nod Great choice , first album i thought off. I will add Parade too.

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Reply #4 posted 08/03/16 1:42am

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What would Lovesexy be without "Cat! We need U 2 rap!", "save me Jesus, I've been a fool","rain is wet, sugar is sweet", "have U had your + sign 2day"?
It's an interesting question in the sense that it makes you realize how much music and words are intertwined, but I can't answer it. I wouldn't want a lyrics only version of a Bob Dylan album either.
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Reply #5 posted 08/03/16 4:25am

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The correct answer is The Rainbow Children.
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Reply #6 posted 08/03/16 4:28am

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Genesia said:

The correct answer is The Rainbow Children.

Oh shit! I completely forgot about that album for some reason haha. I change my answer to this one lol. This would be on regular rotation for me if this was an instrumental album. I just cannot bring myself to listen to it because of the atrocious religious/spiritual lyrics. Can't stand that stuff.

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Reply #7 posted 08/03/16 4:30am

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Genesia said:

The correct answer is The Rainbow Children.


Yeh that would work. Its so musically dense with lots of key shifts and movements,it could work on its own
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Reply #8 posted 08/03/16 6:47am

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I am not sure... for instance, there is exactly that, the album's music without any vocals, circulating for Back to Black, Amy Winehouse's second album. While I love the album, it is a bit weird and doesn't work as well as you'd hope.

I would love to have a version of the Rainbow Children though, but only so I can mix the full album without the Dark Vader voice and some of the silly stuff in Family Name, but with the "normal" lyrics. (and minus distractions like wedding feast and last december)

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Reply #9 posted 08/03/16 9:13am

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Not a whole album but two tracks I think would work brilliantly as instrumentals:
Temptation - especially the dialogue coda.
Batdance- imagine it without film dialogue, just great playing and those tempo shifts!
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Reply #10 posted 08/03/16 9:28am

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Genesia said:

The correct answer is The Rainbow Children.


As much as I love the earlier stuff, I do think the lyrics play a huge part in the song's successes in radio, and among the fanbase. And as much as I just can't deal with the preaching on TRC, I'd have to agree with you on this one. That album would probably be in my top 15 if it were all instrumental.

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Reply #11 posted 08/03/16 11:24am

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Goldnigga.

i know many people are going to say TRC, but i have no problem with it's lyrics, i see it as
a parable, a wacky sci-fi mythology mixed with sprinkles or JW religion and pseudo science,

and as such it's a glorious listen, especially with the extraordinary musicianship.

now, goldnigga on the other hand falloff although i do like some of it's silly moments, it
would be such a great album, without vocals. because the grooves are sexy and hot and
funky. it's just that, well, like rosie said "it's about these words...." lol

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Reply #12 posted 08/03/16 12:20pm

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Great question.

Lovesexy would be the most interesting.

Parade would be the most engaging.

Rainbow Children would be the most improved.

But, I'm gonna go with Jill Jones. I love her voice but an instrumental version of that album would be sublime.



I almost picked The Family but since that LP already has a couple instrumentals Jill barely edged by.

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EDIT: Also would be interested in PlectrumElectrum. Wouldn't mind losing the vocals on a few of those tracks... wink




[Edited 8/3/16 12:22pm]

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/16 9:15pm

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Ugh, I'd totally miss his vocals!
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Reply #14 posted 08/04/16 6:49am

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CalhounSq said:

Ugh, I'd totally miss his vocals!


biggrin In this imaginary scenario where we get to hear instrumental versions of Prince's albums, the originals with the vocals intact would still be on your shelves / in your devices.

I don't think the topic is about replacing the existing records with instrumental versions. It would be very interesting to hear instrumental alternates, no? wink


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Reply #15 posted 08/04/16 7:08am

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Tough one, at first I was torn between LoveSexy and TRC but I'll go with Lotus Flower. Would love to have an instrumental take on the album

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/16 8:33am

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Chaos and Disorder

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Reply #17 posted 08/04/16 8:54am

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djThunderfunk said:



CalhounSq said:


Ugh, I'd totally miss his vocals!


biggrin In this imaginary scenario where we get to hear instrumental versions of Prince's albums, the originals with the vocals intact would still be on your shelves / in your devices.

I don't think the topic is about replacing the existing records with instrumental versions. It would be very interesting to hear instrumental alternates, no? wink



lol I understand the question, just can't give an answer! smile too attached to the lyrics, can't even imagine it. I guess TRC is a good choice, as mentioned above. Super solid instrumentation...
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Reply #18 posted 08/04/16 9:55am

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CalhounSq said:

djThunderfunk said:


biggrin In this imaginary scenario where we get to hear instrumental versions of Prince's albums, the originals with the vocals intact would still be on your shelves / in your devices.

I don't think the topic is about replacing the existing records with instrumental versions. It would be very interesting to hear instrumental alternates, no? wink


lol I understand the question, just can't give an answer! smile too attached to the lyrics, can't even imagine it. I guess TRC is a good choice, as mentioned above. Super solid instrumentation...


Not an easy choice to make for sure. But, fun to think about. wink

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Reply #19 posted 08/04/16 11:36am

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djThunderfunk said:



CalhounSq said:


djThunderfunk said:



biggrin In this imaginary scenario where we get to hear instrumental versions of Prince's albums, the originals with the vocals intact would still be on your shelves / in your devices.

I don't think the topic is about replacing the existing records with instrumental versions. It would be very interesting to hear instrumental alternates, no? wink




lol I understand the question, just can't give an answer! smile too attached to the lyrics, can't even imagine it. I guess TRC is a good choice, as mentioned above. Super solid instrumentation...


Not an easy choice to make for sure. But, fun to think about. wink

its torture!! falloff questions like this make me realize how sacred his music is to me!
smile smile
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Reply #20 posted 08/04/16 12:25pm

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The Rainbow Children.

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Reply #21 posted 08/04/16 12:49pm

Germanegro

It is hard for me to make a decision on this, and I started the thread! I do know of at least one other artist who has supplied supplied just this thing. I think it's a pretty cool idea to have a lyric-stripped version along with the original album to be able to just jam to the music.

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I need to return later with my choice. confuse

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Reply #22 posted 08/04/16 12:54pm

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My first thought was Parade, but agree Lovesexy & TRC are appealing too.
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/16 2:52pm

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Genesia said:

The correct answer is The Rainbow Children.


Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!
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Reply #24 posted 08/04/16 5:46pm

Germanegro

Looks like a few people here don't like the "WTF effect" of those Rainbow Children lyrics!

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Reply #25 posted 08/04/16 6:02pm

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Parade, without a doubt, and with all of Clare Fischer's lush arrangements restored. music

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Reply #26 posted 08/04/16 6:22pm

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Germanegro said:

Looks like a few people here don't like the "WTF effect" of those Rainbow Children lyrics!

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I'd be quite happy to see those Rainbow Children beaten, gagged and pushed off that Watchtower onto broken glass.

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Reply #27 posted 08/04/16 8:14pm

Germanegro

LuneCerise said:

Germanegro said:

Looks like a few people here don't like the "WTF effect" of those Rainbow Children lyrics!

rainbo

I'd be quite happy to see those Rainbow Children beaten, gagged and pushed off that Watchtower onto broken glass.

Now THAT's a very un-Princely comment. You face banishment from the Digital Garden. rose rose rose rose slam

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Reply #28 posted 08/08/16 11:17am

Germanegro

I'll go with 1999 because it sticks in my mind, but I'd like to hear any one of Prince's albums in a lyric-free version. I could start with the mellow "Rock-a-bye Baby" series versions, I guess!

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Reply #29 posted 08/08/16 12:38pm

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Any such album would only highlight his absence and I wouldn't enjoy it at all. I need to hear his voice. I hope to hear the plan for his unreleased music soon. That's about the only solace I'm looking forward to.
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