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Thread started 10/11/16 8:28am

warewolf95

Any fans of 'Splash'?

I just discovered this song and can't beleive I never knew of it before. What a freaking awesome track!!!

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Reply #1 posted 10/11/16 8:46am

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I remember hearing it when first available, and with everything else being released, I heard the first few seconds and went "meh" and didn't give it a serious listen. Then one day a few years later, it came up on a playlist, and by the end i was like "wtf". Awesome song that I slept on for a long time after it was released.

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Reply #2 posted 10/11/16 8:51am

26ten

Glorous track. So glorious.

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I heard it on a boot - The Work Vol 2 I think and it was I believe the opening track.

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A highlight of his career for sure. That chorus is enveloping - and my favorite part is the verse where he says "Ask your mama if you can stay with me" I think it is. So clever to me.

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Reply #3 posted 10/11/16 9:10am

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It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001. "Peace", "Mad", and "Funky Design" were part of it as well. People were quite excited to hear a Revolution-era track. The track was streamed only on his site the year prior.

Princevault makes some interesting notes, as does DMSR: It dates to August 1, 1985, which is after Around The World In A Day was released, but yet it sounds like it belongs on that album. Of course, it could have been a great b-side for a Parade track, but that was left to pieces from the movie. It was recorded a few days after "The Question Of U", and 3 days before "Empty Room". It's interesting to see that TQOU and ER were Revolution era tracks. We know ER was probably about Susannah, but I always think of those two tracks as post-Revolution material, especially since TQOU was reworked in 1987, and released in 1990. But the GB version actually uses the basic tracks from 1985. ER was originally recorded live w/ The Revolution, but rerecorded later as a new track. Has the Revolution version been leaked?

DMSR says that "Splash" was sent to Clare Fisher for orchestration in July 1986. This whole session was also where he recorded "Girls and Boys", "Love or Money", "Neon Telephone", "Do U Lie?", "Alexa De Paris", "Venus De Milo", "Sexual Suicide", and the Jill-intended track "My Sex".

Edit: It was also planned for use on Roadhouse Garden.

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[Edited 10/11/16 9:12am]

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Reply #4 posted 10/11/16 9:14am

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R there fans of it? YES

Love this one

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #5 posted 10/11/16 9:17am

26ten

TrivialPursuit said:

It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001. "Peace", "Mad", and "Funky Design" were part of it as well. People were quite excited to hear a Revolution-era track. The track was streamed only on his site the year prior.

Princevault makes some interesting notes, as does DMSR: It dates to August 1, 1985, which is after Around The World In A Day was released, but yet it sounds like it belongs on that album. Of course, it could have been a great b-side for a Parade track, but that was left to pieces from the movie. It was recorded a few days after "The Question Of U", and 3 days before "Empty Room". It's interesting to see that TQOU and ER were Revolution era tracks. We know ER was probably about Susannah, but I always think of those two tracks as post-Revolution material, especially since TQOU was reworked in 1987, and released in 1990. But the GB version actually uses the basic tracks from 1985. ER was originally recorded live w/ The Revolution, but rerecorded later as a new track. Has the Revolution version been leaked?

DMSR says that "Splash" was sent to Clare Fisher for orchestration in July 1986. This whole session was also where he recorded "Girls and Boys", "Love or Money", "Neon Telephone", "Do U Lie?", "Alexa De Paris", "Venus De Milo", "Sexual Suicide", and the Jill-intended track "My Sex".

Edit: It was also planned for use on Roadhouse Garden.

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[Edited 10/11/16 9:12am]


I LOVE Alexa De Paris - will never understand why he added it to the LetItGo single but am thankful either way. Dayuuum TrivP you know your Prince! Also - Prince Vault is such a great site.

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Reply #6 posted 10/11/16 9:48am

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26ten said:

TrivialPursuit said:

It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001. "Peace", "Mad", and "Funky Design" were part of it as well. People were quite excited to hear a Revolution-era track. The track was streamed only on his site the year prior.

Princevault makes some interesting notes, as does DMSR: It dates to August 1, 1985, which is after Around The World In A Day was released, but yet it sounds like it belongs on that album. Of course, it could have been a great b-side for a Parade track, but that was left to pieces from the movie. It was recorded a few days after "The Question Of U", and 3 days before "Empty Room". It's interesting to see that TQOU and ER were Revolution era tracks. We know ER was probably about Susannah, but I always think of those two tracks as post-Revolution material, especially since TQOU was reworked in 1987, and released in 1990. But the GB version actually uses the basic tracks from 1985. ER was originally recorded live w/ The Revolution, but rerecorded later as a new track. Has the Revolution version been leaked?

DMSR says that "Splash" was sent to Clare Fisher for orchestration in July 1986. This whole session was also where he recorded "Girls and Boys", "Love or Money", "Neon Telephone", "Do U Lie?", "Alexa De Paris", "Venus De Milo", "Sexual Suicide", and the Jill-intended track "My Sex".

Edit: It was also planned for use on Roadhouse Garden.

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[Edited 10/11/16 9:12am]


I LOVE Alexa De Paris - will never understand why he added it to the LetItGo single but am thankful either way. Dayuuum TrivP you know your Prince! Also - Prince Vault is such a great site.


Well, I didn't recall all of that from memory, but I did remember the NPGMC thing. There was a lot of excitement around it at the time. I remember the Roadhouse reference at that time, too.

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Reply #7 posted 10/11/16 9:59am

warewolf95

Awesome to see others enjoy it as much as I do!

I was just randomly listening to tracks not paying attention to what was playing and the Splash came on and wowed me.

I was like "wtf is this?!" biggrin

I love the strings. It's such a great production. Damn shame if you ask me that it was left unreleased sad

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Reply #8 posted 10/11/16 10:09am

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LOVE it!!

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Reply #9 posted 10/11/16 10:29am

Genesia

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It's only the ringtone for the love of my life. shrug

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

CuddlyBear

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Love it!!!

Christopher damn!
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Reply #11 posted 10/11/16 11:42am

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Go from room 2 room

Leaving traces of your sweet perfume

love I adore this song so much. its so beautiful.

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Reply #12 posted 10/11/16 12:25pm

sulls

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Love it!
"I like to watch."
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Reply #13 posted 10/11/16 12:27pm

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I don't love the officially released version - overly busy arrangement. But I'm guessing there's a more stripped down demo that I'd like more.

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Reply #14 posted 10/11/16 12:53pm

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love One of my fave songs from the era. So sensual with a killer groove.

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #15 posted 10/11/16 12:53pm

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Sexy, romantic, deep, it has it all. A most wonderful Parade-era track!

It has to be rereleased on a proper album covering that era, not left as an orphan song like that!

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Reply #16 posted 10/11/16 12:59pm

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MendesCity said:

I don't love the officially released version - overly busy arrangement. But I'm guessing there's a more stripped down demo that I'd like more.


I think the "overly busy" arrangement works with the lyrics.

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Reply #17 posted 10/11/16 1:41pm

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It's great! And it seems to me this is one of those beautiful unheard songs that Wendy and Lisa mentioned they were always recording (in some interview a while back).

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Reply #18 posted 10/11/16 4:12pm

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Genesia said:

MendesCity said:

I don't love the officially released version - overly busy arrangement. But I'm guessing there's a more stripped down demo that I'd like more.


I think the "overly busy" arrangement works with the lyrics.

Agree. There is a demo out there without the strings. Just sounds flat and without life

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Reply #19 posted 10/12/16 12:05am

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Genesia said:

MendesCity said:

I don't love the officially released version - overly busy arrangement. But I'm guessing there's a more stripped down demo that I'd like more.


I think the "overly busy" arrangement works with the lyrics.

I think the "overly busy" arrangement is a trademark of Prince's music in general. How some fans can be Prince fans in the first place and yet continuously complain about overproduced or overarranged songs beats me. The reason I fell in love with P's music in the first place WAS the overly busy arrangements on his music.

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Reply #20 posted 10/12/16 1:32am

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I love the track, it was perfect in Radhouse Garden project. But the NPGMC MP3 is not so good in sound.

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Reply #21 posted 10/12/16 1:38am

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TrivialPursuit said:

It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001.

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It was also the teaser for NPGMC, used to lure subscribers. Of course it was completely unrepresentative of the material we would get.

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Reply #22 posted 10/12/16 1:40am

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26ten said:

I LOVE Alexa De Paris - will never understand why he added it to the LetItGo single but am thankful either way.

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You do know that ADP was the B-side to "Mountains", right?

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Reply #23 posted 10/12/16 3:39am

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26ten said:

TrivialPursuit said:

It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001. "Peace", "Mad", and "Funky Design" were part of it as well. People were quite excited to hear a Revolution-era track. The track was streamed only on his site the year prior.

Princevault makes some interesting notes, as does DMSR: It dates to August 1, 1985, which is after Around The World In A Day was released, but yet it sounds like it belongs on that album. Of course, it could have been a great b-side for a Parade track, but that was left to pieces from the movie. It was recorded a few days after "The Question Of U", and 3 days before "Empty Room". It's interesting to see that TQOU and ER were Revolution era tracks. We know ER was probably about Susannah, but I always think of those two tracks as post-Revolution material, especially since TQOU was reworked in 1987, and released in 1990. But the GB version actually uses the basic tracks from 1985. ER was originally recorded live w/ The Revolution, but rerecorded later as a new track. Has the Revolution version been leaked?

DMSR says that "Splash" was sent to Clare Fisher for orchestration in July 1986. This whole session was also where he recorded "Girls and Boys", "Love or Money", "Neon Telephone", "Do U Lie?", "Alexa De Paris", "Venus De Milo", "Sexual Suicide", and the Jill-intended track "My Sex".

Edit: It was also planned for use on Roadhouse Garden.

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[Edited 10/11/16 9:12am]


I LOVE Alexa De Paris - will never understand why he added it to the LetItGo single

Most likely because WB had left it off The B-Sides, and P felt the track deserved to be heard by "modern" audiences and/or reissued on CD format. ADP was quite unique in his discography, it makes sense that he would have wanted the track to be remembered.

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Reply #24 posted 10/12/16 7:14am

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TrivialPursuit said:

It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001. "Peace", "Mad", and "Funky Design" were part of it as well. People were quite excited to hear a Revolution-era track. The track was streamed only on his site the year prior.

Princevault makes some interesting notes, as does DMSR: It dates to August 1, 1985, which is after Around The World In A Day was released, but yet it sounds like it belongs on that album. Of course, it could have been a great b-side for a Parade track, but that was left to pieces from the movie. It was recorded a few days after "The Question Of U", and 3 days before "Empty Room". It's interesting to see that TQOU and ER were Revolution era tracks. We know ER was probably about Susannah, but I always think of those two tracks as post-Revolution material, especially since TQOU was reworked in 1987, and released in 1990. But the GB version actually uses the basic tracks from 1985. ER was originally recorded live w/ The Revolution, but rerecorded later as a new track. Has the Revolution version been leaked?

DMSR says that "Splash" was sent to Clare Fisher for orchestration in July 1986. This whole session was also where he recorded "Girls and Boys", "Love or Money", "Neon Telephone", "Do U Lie?", "Alexa De Paris", "Venus De Milo", "Sexual Suicide", and the Jill-intended track "My Sex".

Edit: It was also planned for use on Roadhouse Garden.


Despite kind of knowing that (in the back of my head) I always think of this as being a Gold-era song (because of the video).

I was pretty unimpressed with "Splash" but ER with the Revolution is something I'd love to hear.

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Reply #25 posted 10/12/16 7:44am

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Noodled24 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

It was part of the first year of NPG Music Club. In fact, if memory serves it was the first edition in February 2001. "Peace", "Mad", and "Funky Design" were part of it as well. People were quite excited to hear a Revolution-era track. The track was streamed only on his site the year prior.

Princevault makes some interesting notes, as does DMSR: It dates to August 1, 1985, which is after Around The World In A Day was released, but yet it sounds like it belongs on that album. Of course, it could have been a great b-side for a Parade track, but that was left to pieces from the movie. It was recorded a few days after "The Question Of U", and 3 days before "Empty Room". It's interesting to see that TQOU and ER were Revolution era tracks. We know ER was probably about Susannah, but I always think of those two tracks as post-Revolution material, especially since TQOU was reworked in 1987, and released in 1990. But the GB version actually uses the basic tracks from 1985. ER was originally recorded live w/ The Revolution, but rerecorded later as a new track. Has the Revolution version been leaked?

DMSR says that "Splash" was sent to Clare Fisher for orchestration in July 1986. This whole session was also where he recorded "Girls and Boys", "Love or Money", "Neon Telephone", "Do U Lie?", "Alexa De Paris", "Venus De Milo", "Sexual Suicide", and the Jill-intended track "My Sex".

Edit: It was also planned for use on Roadhouse Garden.


Despite kind of knowing that (in the back of my head) I always think of this as being a Gold-era song (because of the video).

I was pretty unimpressed with "Splash" but ER with the Revolution is something I'd love to hear.

Same here. I was surprised to learn that apparantly the music from the video is from 1985. To me it has that Gold era sound

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