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Thread started 02/25/17 11:44pm

bluegangsta

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Batman outtakes

Dance With The Devil
We Got The Power
Still Would Stand All Time
200 Balloons

Do you think these (or other Batman outtakes I'm missing) would have worked on the album? Listening to Dance With The Devil today, it stuck me as being very lyrically relevant (of course...) to the movie, but musically - too ecelectic. We Got The Power might have worked as a b-side?

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Reply #1 posted 02/26/17 12:04am

SoulAlive

"Dance With The Devil" is somewhat interesting,but I don't think it would have worked on the album.It's a long,draggy song that would slow down the album considerably.

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Reply #2 posted 02/26/17 12:18am

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SoulAlive said:

"Dance With The Devil" is somewhat interesting,but I don't think it would have worked on the album.It's a long,draggy song that would slow down the album considerably.

I think it's safe assume that like most tracks, it would have been edited down quite significantly.

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Reply #3 posted 02/26/17 12:21am

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SoulAlive said:

"Dance With The Devil" is somewhat interesting,but I don't think it would have worked on the album.It's a long,draggy song that would slow down the album considerably.

I don't think I've ever made it all the way through, I've always found it quite terrible.

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Reply #4 posted 02/26/17 1:05am

NorthC

When I put on the Batman album for the first time, I really liked the opening tracks, but when.I heared Arms of Orion, I was like eek ??!??! It totally ruined the album for me. If Dance With the Devil had been there instead, I would have loved it.
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Reply #5 posted 02/26/17 1:24am

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´Dance with the Devil´ is one of my alltime faves. I like the Batman album, but with this in the place of TAoO or Scandalous it would have been outstanding.

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Reply #6 posted 02/26/17 1:31am

dodger

I agree Dance With The Devil is a bit long and tedious but think it could have worked as a closer, like he had it on one configuration, if not it would have fitted well in the film itself
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Reply #7 posted 02/26/17 5:06am

gandorb

An edited version of Dance with Devil would have worked really well on the album. I think it best conveyed the feel of impending doom that much of the film had. Another song it could have replaced would have been Lemon Crush.

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Reply #8 posted 02/26/17 5:06am

PurpleYoda3121

Dance With The Devil, definitely, the others probably not.

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Reply #9 posted 02/26/17 7:28am

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bluegangsta said:

Dance With The Devil
We Got The Power
Still Would Stand All Time
200 Balloons

Do you think these (or other Batman outtakes I'm missing) would have worked on the album? Listening to Dance With The Devil today, it stuck me as being very lyrically relevant (of course...) to the movie, but musically - too ecelectic. We Got The Power might have worked as a b-side?

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Dance with the Devil in the last month, I really love now.
Love the use of the linn drum, love the flow.

Also and importantly, the song is definately connected and inspired by the Joker
"Have you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight"

I think We Got the Power & Still Would Stand All Time are more connected to the Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic(1989)/Graffiti Bridge inspiration

200 Balloons definately connected to the Batma project (they wanted Baby I'm A Star for that spot)

A darker Prince album hmmm
1. the Future

2. Electric Chair(also connected 2 the Rave album)

3. Dance With the Devil

4. Me Touch Myself

5. the Line (Lovesexy outtake)

6. Scandelous

7. * R U Legal Yet? (would be perfect with this)

Batdance
The track from Batman is an edit of this outtake. The middle section is basically the same, but the 2 sections based on "200 Balloons" are extended. This version contains some samples from "House In Order", which was later given to Mavis Staples, and "Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic", which was supposed to be in the film but was replaced by "Partyman" after being rejected. "Batdance" replaced "Dance With The Devil", which Prince thought was too dark.

Bliss
This is Prince's version of the song he gave to Japanese artist Kahoru Kohiruimaki from a studio session on September 3, 1989 (could be the date of the final mix). Kohiruimaki just substituted some of Prince's vocals for her own. Prince and an engineer can be heard talking before the track. It was collaborated with Levi Seacer, Jr.

Dance With The Devil
Intended for Batman, this dark eerie track utilizes a drum machine, piano, synth, and the voice of The Joker. The song is based on the scene where The Joker holds Vicki Vale hostage in Gotham's bell tower. Prince warns to be cautious of the devil's tricks. Some lyrics can be seen in the liner notes of the soundtrack.

Feel U Up
This outtake was recorded toward the end of 1981 and was taped in sequence with "Irresistible Bitch". Both songs were later re-recorded. The lyrics are very similar to to the released song although the vocals seem to have been recorded at a low level. "Feel U Up" was re-recorded in 1986 for the shelved Camille album and finally released in 1989 as the B-side to "Partyman".

Flesh And Blood
This track was newly written in 1989 for a Jill Jones project. The lyrics concern "revolutionary" love and even mention Napoleon and Josephine. Jill will do what's necessary in the relationship despite being "only flesh and blood." The music is fast and energetic and Prince's voice can clearly be heard in the chorus.

Mindbells
This is Prince's version given to Japanese artist Kahoru Kohiruimaki for her 1989 Time The Motion album. She simply substituted his vocals for her own. The song has a production date of September 3rd, 1989, which probably refers to the final mix date.

My Baby Knows How To Love Me
This bouncy uptempo pop tune was pulled out of the vault to use on the 1989 Jill Jones project. Originally recorded in 1982, it sounds similar to some of the Vanity 6 material written around that time frame; however, the 1989 take contains some sampling of the chorus and other "modern" updates. The lyrics relate that Jill would never stray from a lover that knows how to treat her.

Power From Above
Originally planned to be the opening track of Carmen Electra's album, "Power From Above" is a powerful uptempo dance cut introduced by synths that recall Bruce Springstein's "Born In The USA". The chorus of "Hey, we got the power, oh, we got the soul" was originally from the outtake "We Got The Power" and later used in "Batdance". Prince also makes appearances as several humorous characters throughout the song.

The Voice Inside
Written after Lovesexy in the summer of 1988, "The Voice Inside" was intended to be a track on the 1988 LP, Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic. The album was abandoned when Prince got involved with the Batman project and this track is one of the two from the album that remains unreleased. The song is an uplifting number urging everyone to listen to the voice of positivity when we feel the urge to succumb to negative vices. Musically, the song is uptempo and features a number of playful sound effects, similar to some of the Lovesexy material. It segues into "Melody Cool", which later was released on Graffiti Bridge, along with several other tracks from Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic.

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Reply #10 posted 03/11/17 12:51pm

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Is there a good version of "We Got the Power" circulating? I've listened to a tinny version but what I heard sounded very cool. Reminds me of "If I Had a Harem" a bit. I love the development of the NPG jargon and idiom during the late '80s.

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