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Thread started 10/05/16 10:14am

ksl1974

Does anyone NOT want to hear the unrelased music?

I know, sounds a little ridiculous. But when they talk about releasing some of his unheard music, I just have no desire to hear it. I know it's his. He recorded it. But as hard as he worked on music, I would hate to have something released, that he wasn't "done" with or wouldn't have been happy with. But then again, I'm also a person who doesn't like anyone else singing his songs. I can't enjoy it when some other artists is singing purple rain, lets go crazy, etc etc. I always feel they aren't sung right. Whoever is singing it always has their own spin on it. Slows it down. Speeds it up. UGH! Drives me nuts.

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Reply #1 posted 10/05/16 10:27am

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Then don't listen to it.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 10/05/16 10:44am

antonb

Even worse, His sister just said they are going to remix it, and get it out there. Im hoping she just means remastering it.

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Reply #3 posted 10/05/16 10:48am

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Yeah, no. I want to hear everything I can get my grubby little ears on.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #4 posted 10/05/16 10:54am

ksl1974

antonb said:

Even worse, His sister just said they are going to remix it, and get it out there. Im hoping she just means remastering it.

yea...that's what worries me. And I won't like freak out and turn the radio off if something comes on...but I won't go out of my way to listen either. I hope they at least keep it as-is. Don't change it a lot anyway

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Reply #5 posted 10/05/16 10:56am

ksl1974

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Yeah, no. I want to hear everything I can get my grubby little ears on.

smile I'm guessing that's pretty much how everyone feels! From the sounds of what's in that vault, there could be quite a bit you'll be able to listen to!! thumbs up!

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Reply #6 posted 10/05/16 10:58am

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I just hope they only release his best work from the vault. I would think releasing his live work would be much more beneficial to his legacy..

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Reply #7 posted 10/05/16 11:02am

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ksl1974 said:

I know, sounds a little ridiculous. But when they talk about releasing some of his unheard music, I just have no desire to hear it. I know it's his. He recorded it. But as hard as he worked on music, I would hate to have something released, that he wasn't "done" with or wouldn't have been happy with. But then again, I'm also a person who doesn't like anyone else singing his songs. I can't enjoy it when some other artists is singing purple rain, lets go crazy, etc etc. I always feel they aren't sung right. Whoever is singing it always has their own spin on it. Slows it down. Speeds it up. UGH! Drives me nuts.

-- The two last project he worked on according to the musicians who worked on them say they are incrediable and that he was excited about the projects.

We know he wanted to release the Atlanta show so let's get it on with it.

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Reply #8 posted 10/05/16 11:13am

morningsong

I'm feeling melancholy about it in general. BUT, the minute I hear something's available, I know I'll practically run over anybody to get to it.

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Reply #9 posted 10/05/16 11:19am

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ksl1974 said:

I know, sounds a little ridiculous. But when they talk about releasing some of his unheard music, I just have no desire to hear it. I know it's his. He recorded it. But as hard as he worked on music, I would hate to have something released, that he wasn't "done" with or wouldn't have been happy with. But then again, I'm also a person who doesn't like anyone else singing his songs. I can't enjoy it when some other artists is singing purple rain, lets go crazy, etc etc. I always feel they aren't sung right. Whoever is singing it always has their own spin on it. Slows it down. Speeds it up. UGH! Drives me nuts.

-- The two last project he worked on according to the musicians who worked on them say they are incrediable and that he was excited about the projects.

We know he wanted to release the Atlanta show so let's get it on with it.

my opinion on the Atlanta show was it wasnt all that compare to any live shows which featured him playin guitar it was just fair but seeing it was his last show it has utmost importance but the performance was subdued and not great in my opinion

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Reply #10 posted 10/05/16 11:23am

rogifan

No matter what they do people, are going to say it's not what P would have wanted and they don't like it. The only thing people want is the impossible: having him still alive.
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Reply #11 posted 10/05/16 11:35am

morningsong

rogifan said:

No matter what they do people, are going to say it's not what P would have wanted and they don't like it. The only thing people want is the impossible: having him still alive.



True.

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Reply #12 posted 10/05/16 11:40am

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No...dont need to hear it.

RIP Prince I will forever heart and miss U
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Reply #13 posted 10/05/16 11:49am

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morningsong said:

I'm feeling melancholy about it in general. BUT, the minute I hear something's available, I know I'll practically run over anybody to get to it.


Big points for honesty.

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Reply #14 posted 10/05/16 12:51pm

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I want it all. Every song, every remix, every version, ever....

Hell, if there is an unreleased album of Prince burps and farts, I want that too.

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #15 posted 10/05/16 1:08pm

nelcp777

I would like to hear it, but as is. No further embellishments or others inputs. Straight from the Vault shelves to my ears.

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Reply #16 posted 10/05/16 1:28pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Then don't listen to it.


Exactly. It's like bitching about a TV show. Don't watch it, but don't piss on other people's parades.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #17 posted 10/05/16 1:46pm

ksl1974

TrivialPursuit said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Then don't listen to it.


Exactly. It's like bitching about a TV show. Don't watch it, but don't piss on other people's parades.

Both of you....True!!!! Hmmm.... Kinda like..."if you don't like my post. Don't read it. Don't piss on other peoples parade."

It was a thought I had. Wondered if anyone else thought the same. Find ANYWHERE in my post where I bash anyone who DOES want to listen to new music!!! That's right. You can't find it because I didn't do it. In fact someone who said they're excited about it, I was nice back to them and said they should have a lot to listen to based on how much music was in the vault. Being nice. You should try it!!

Again... you don't like what I have to say. Not a problem. The only one pissing on anyones parade is you. Go find another thread to be hostile on. wave

[Edited 10/5/16 13:47pm]

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Reply #18 posted 10/05/16 2:09pm

meagemini2

ksl1974 said:

I know, sounds a little ridiculous. But when they talk about releasing some of his unheard music, I just have no desire to hear it. I know it's his. He recorded it. But as hard as he worked on music, I would hate to have something released, that he wasn't "done" with or wouldn't have been happy with. But then again, I'm also a person who doesn't like anyone else singing his songs. I can't enjoy it when some other artists is singing purple rain, lets go crazy, etc etc. I always feel they aren't sung right. Whoever is singing it always has their own spin on it. Slows it down. Speeds it up. UGH! Drives me nuts.

Like you, I am hesitant. He was a perfectionist and he wanted us to hear his music when he was finally DONE with it and moving on. Personally, I would like to hear only that which is marked FINISHED with his stamp and according to some interviews, there is such music within the vault that is finished. Personally, I would like a complete collection of official videos he made (b/c it's like a video timeline) and official release Piano and Microphone Tour - only if they are done. If the estate wants to release the whole lot, then I am happy for the fans that get it. But I feel the same way about his 'biography' that he started as well. Sometimes I think that is why he didn't leave a will because he knew he wouldn't be here to control any of this and/or he knew he wouldn't be here so he doesn't really care about it all. I don't know. Just my opinion.

I am also like you that I really can't stand to hear others sing his music. Yes, some of them are really good and I think Prince would approve some of their versions, but the original is best! biggrin No one does it like Prince. I am in no hurry to buy music out of the vault. I really want whoever is in charge to take their time and do it right.

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Reply #19 posted 10/05/16 2:15pm

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I don't think Prince would mind. He said often that "someone else" would deal with his music after he was gone, and he clearly didn't care enough about it to leave a will specifying what he wanted. He knew it would be released after his passing, and he seemed okay with that. And just because it wasn't released doesn't mean he considered it unfit to ever be released or heard; it just didn't work with whatever project he was working on at the time. I think he'd be cool with us finally getting an official release of "Moonbeam Levels".

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Reply #20 posted 10/05/16 2:19pm

ksl1974

meagemini2 said:

ksl1974 said:

I know, sounds a little ridiculous. But when they talk about releasing some of his unheard music, I just have no desire to hear it. I know it's his. He recorded it. But as hard as he worked on music, I would hate to have something released, that he wasn't "done" with or wouldn't have been happy with. But then again, I'm also a person who doesn't like anyone else singing his songs. I can't enjoy it when some other artists is singing purple rain, lets go crazy, etc etc. I always feel they aren't sung right. Whoever is singing it always has their own spin on it. Slows it down. Speeds it up. UGH! Drives me nuts.

Like you, I am hesitant. He was a perfectionist and he wanted us to hear his music when he was finally DONE with it and moving on. Personally, I would like to hear only that which is marked FINISHED with his stamp and according to some interviews, there is such music within the vault that is finished. Personally, I would like a complete collection of official videos he made (b/c it's like a video timeline) and official release Piano and Microphone Tour - only if they are done. If the estate wants to release the whole lot, then I am happy for the fans that get it. But I feel the same way about his 'biography' that he started as well. Sometimes I think that is why he didn't leave a will because he knew he wouldn't be here to control any of this and/or he knew he wouldn't be here so he doesn't really care about it all. I don't know. Just my opinion.

I am also like you that I really can't stand to hear others sing his music. Yes, some of them are really good and I think Prince would approve some of their versions, but the original is best! biggrin No one does it like Prince. I am in no hurry to buy music out of the vault. I really want whoever is in charge to take their time and do it right.

I agree. If its released as-is...and HE himself had somehow marked it as DONE...then yea, that would be awesome! Hope there's some in the vault like that. And they don't just grab some here and there, re-do parts of it and call it his. I think he would have hated that!?

To me, it just doesn't sound right when other artists sing his music. Sounds....off. If thats a good word to describe it. I know they're trying their best, but like you said....the original is best! (and hard to not compare when others are singing!) My playlist on my ipod in my car, since April has always been set to Prince. Even my 12 year old loves it!! smile

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Reply #21 posted 10/05/16 2:20pm

ksl1974

renfield said:

I don't think Prince would mind. He said often that "someone else" would deal with his music after he was gone, and he clearly didn't care enough about it to leave a will specifying what he wanted. He knew it would be released after his passing, and he seemed okay with that. And just because it wasn't released doesn't mean he considered it unfit to ever be released or heard; it just didn't work with whatever project he was working on at the time. I think he'd be cool with us finally getting an official release of "Moonbeam Levels".

Excellent point too. Never thought of it that way!

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Reply #22 posted 10/05/16 2:24pm

Kara

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I already have hundreds of songs he wasn't done with. Why stop now? lol I live for Prince music and want every note - as untouched as possible.
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Reply #23 posted 10/05/16 2:31pm

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I'm insatiable when it comes to his music. I want it all
"I like to watch."
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Reply #24 posted 10/05/16 2:35pm

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Kara said:

I already have hundreds of songs he wasn't done with. Why stop now? lol I live for Prince music and want every note - as untouched as possible.


The nub of the issue. lol

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Reply #25 posted 10/05/16 2:42pm

rogifan

The last time Prince was on The View he was asked about the vault and he said he wouldn't be releasing this stuff but someone else probably would.
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #26 posted 10/05/16 9:02pm

ItMustBeACrime

I don't have a ton of Prince fan friends, but every single one of them wants to hear the unreleased stuff. Which translates into me gathering it for them. I understand people may think some stuff was not released because it wasn't strong material. But, as a big music nut who has tracked down unreleased music of my absolute favorite artists, NONE even come close to Prince, in terms of quality unreleased work. "Possessed", "Lust U Always", "G-Spot", and so on, a LOT of that stuff is top notch. Side note, wouldve loved to hear Robert Palmer do "Lust U Always". Minus the rape-y lyrics here and there, some of this stuff is just fantastic. "Possessed" is one of my top 15-20 Prince songs. I hope that when his sister said stuff will be released, but "remixed", she just meant mixed and mastered as best possible.
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Reply #27 posted 10/05/16 9:30pm

rap

I'm confused. Who will control (what comes out of) the Vault, Londell or Graceland Holdings?

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Reply #28 posted 10/06/16 12:24am

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rap said:

I'm confused. Who will control (what comes out of) the Vault, Londell or Graceland Holdings?


Graceland runs the museum and the personal artifacts, the tours, etc. The estate and its assets like music are handled by Londell or whoever is in charge of that part of it. Tyka sure seems to have a firm grip on things with the music, so I'm hopeful for that.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #29 posted 10/06/16 1:09am

Lovejunky

Genesia said:

Yeah, no. I want to hear everything I can get my grubby little ears on.

Im grubby like that too

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