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emesem

Best cover song by Prince

Betcha by Golly Wow?

Just My Imagination?

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Reply #1 posted 10/21/17 7:54pm

robertgeorge

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Off the top my head (that's a phrase not an unreleased song I stole from the vault)

Just my imagination
Another Love
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Red House ( the SOTT era version he called peach house)
Villanova Junction

I pick Villanova Junction - a majestic cover of a Hendrix track that outdid the original and the Steve Vai song that was based on this song from Hendrix in Woodstock. (Not a claim I make lightly.)

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Reply #2 posted 10/21/17 7:56pm

dance4me3121

The foo fighters song "The Best of You".The full studio version still hasn't circulated sad
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Reply #3 posted 10/21/17 7:56pm

robertgeorge

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It was interesting Susan Rogers comment about Prince not being as funky as Sly Stone. As much as I love Sly Stone and Prince, and as much as Prince loved Sly Stone and Prince, he never seemed to do definitive covers or to put his own stamp on Sly Stone songs IMHO.

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Reply #4 posted 10/21/17 8:00pm

robertgeorge

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dance4me3121 said:

The foo fighters song "The Best of You".The full studio version still hasn't circulated sad


Almost put that one down myself. His segue with All Along the Watchtower, certainly puts some impassioned soul into the Foo Fighters, a band I saw live (free tickets) but still felt rang hollow. It was strange thinking this band is good, but I am getting nothing of substance from them.

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Reply #5 posted 10/22/17 1:56am

GTsymbolover

One of Us!
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Reply #6 posted 10/22/17 2:25am

Yewdale

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Betcha by Golly Wow

A Case of You

I Can't Make You Love Me (Though curiously, not my favourite cover of the song)


Not a huge fan of Prince covering songs on record to be honest. While he did excellent renditions of many great songs LIVE..... my main joy when it came to studio work was always hearing new songs written by the man himself.

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Reply #7 posted 10/22/17 3:57am

Cindy

#1 - A Case of U
#2 - Just My Imagination
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Reply #8 posted 10/22/17 11:46am

FlyOnTheWall

Joan Osborne's "One of Us"

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Reply #9 posted 10/22/17 12:16pm

lemoncrush19

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Motherless Child

Nine Million Bicycles

The Whole Of The Moon

Whole Lotta Love

Honky Tonk Woman

and of course A Case Of U

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the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #10 posted 10/22/17 12:28pm

Cindy

lemoncrush19 said:[quote]

Motherless Child



Motherless Child - Oh my, I completely forgot about that gem. And oh, the video - love, love, love it.❤️
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Reply #11 posted 10/22/17 1:16pm

leecaldon

robertgeorge said:

Off the top my head (that's a phrase not an unreleased song I stole from the vault)

Just my imagination
Another Love
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Red House ( the SOTT era version he called peach house)
Villanova Junction

I pick Villanova Junction - a majestic cover of a Hendrix track that outdid the original and the Steve Vai song that was based on this song from Hendrix in Woodstock. (Not a claim I make lightly.)

Never heard this! Where can it be found??

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Reply #12 posted 10/22/17 1:39pm

heymistermusic

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When I saw the post title, I immediately thought of "Crimson & Clover"

His voice is so soothing during this cover song. Some of you might agree nod


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Reply #13 posted 10/22/17 2:10pm

kingricefan

would have to pick I Can't Make You Love Me as the top one followed by One Of Us.

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Reply #14 posted 10/22/17 2:16pm

206Michelle

dance4me3121 said:

The foo fighters song "The Best of You".The full studio version still hasn't circulated sad

My guess is that you are referring to his Super Bowl performance, which was a totally badass performance. I just re-watched the video of him performing "The Best of Me" and he absolutely SLAYS the guitar...in the rain while wearing the headwrap and heels. The entire NPG is off the chain...The Twinz pull off their choreography flawlessly, the musicians are completely in sync, and Shelby J's vocals are fabulous. Oh, and his scream is perfect.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #15 posted 10/22/17 2:42pm

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leecaldon said:

robertgeorge said:

Off the top my head (that's a phrase not an unreleased song I stole from the vault)

Just my imagination
Another Love
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Red House ( the SOTT era version he called peach house)
Villanova Junction

I pick Villanova Junction - a majestic cover of a Hendrix track that outdid the original and the Steve Vai song that was based on this song from Hendrix in Woodstock. (Not a claim I make lightly.)

Never heard this! Where can it be found??

Hi Leecaldon,

This version is from Le new Morning 87. I think it is called Red House on the record. It is more jazzy with swinging drums, and guitar lines and Eric Leeds taking a horn solo. I like it as I can't recall a similar version (I am not a bootleg authority, but they sure are easier to come by than they used to be for me)

I love the Hendrix song Redhouse. I feel Prince's version on the Hendrix tribute album didn't quite nail it (I think it may have been dubbed Purple House). I enjoyed the version on Rave, and would like to hear the other times he may have done it.

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Reply #16 posted 10/22/17 3:05pm

chaderico02895

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"Creep" He conveyed such a bevy of depression, loneliness, and "Why am I such a f' up" of emotions.

...I'm leaving my pants on cause I'm kinda going with someone...
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Reply #17 posted 10/22/17 3:06pm

pattypal17

Case of you

I Can't make you Love Me

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Reply #18 posted 10/22/17 3:55pm

dance4me3121

206Michelle said:



dance4me3121 said:


The foo fighters song "The Best of You".The full studio version still hasn't circulated sad

My guess is that you are referring to his Super Bowl performance, which was a totally badass performance. I just re-watched the video of him performing "The Best of Me" and he absolutely SLAYS the guitar...in the rain while wearing the headwrap and heels. The entire NPG is off the chain...The Twinz pull off their choreography flawlessly, the musicians are completely in sync, and Shelby J's vocals are fabulous. Oh, and his scream is perfect.


I was kinda referring to both the Superbowl performance and the studio version sample that was played on the Howard stern show.i agree,It was a spectacular performance
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Reply #19 posted 10/22/17 5:10pm

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Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain", renamed as "Shadows & Chain".

"What'd I Say" by Ray Charles.

Both fantastic live performances IMO.

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Reply #20 posted 10/22/17 5:24pm

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bonatoc said:

Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain", renamed as "Shadows & Chain".

"What'd I Say" by Ray Charles.

Both fantastic live performances IMO.


Forgot about his cover of the Chain. That cover is transformative and beats the original IMHO. So much passion in his delivery. And his swagger and demeanor when performing it is everything. Yes!

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Reply #21 posted 10/23/17 8:37am

razord

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A case of u, by Joni Mitchell
All u haters need to recognize, if u cant c right through these lies, good gawd!
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Reply #22 posted 10/23/17 11:14am

emesem

OMG I lurve Fleetwood Mac. I NEED TO HEAR THIS! eek

bonatoc said:

Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain", renamed as "Shadows & Chain".

"What'd I Say" by Ray Charles.

Both fantastic live performances IMO.

[Edited 10/23/17 11:16am]

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Reply #23 posted 10/23/17 11:16am

emesem

How could I forget "Another Love"!? A great one for sure. Also "What if". Two great covers that late in his career seem to capture "Prince" more than his own songs.

robertgeorge said:

Off the top my head (that's a phrase not an unreleased song I stole from the vault)

Just my imagination
Another Love
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Red House ( the SOTT era version he called peach house)
Villanova Junction

I pick Villanova Junction - a majestic cover of a Hendrix track that outdid the original and the Steve Vai song that was based on this song from Hendrix in Woodstock. (Not a claim I make lightly.)

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Reply #24 posted 10/23/17 5:22pm

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Just My Imagination wish it existed a studio version.

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Reply #25 posted 10/23/17 6:34pm

luvgirl

By far it has to be "One Of Us", Prince's cover is breathtaking.

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Reply #26 posted 10/23/17 7:36pm

purplegirl00

~ Creep (at Coachella 2008)

~ Only Love Can Hurt Like This (2015)

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Reply #27 posted 10/23/17 9:46pm

1725topp

Was never a big fan of Prince doing covers, but I really like "When Will We Be Paid?"

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Reply #28 posted 10/24/17 1:17am

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emesem said:

Betcha by Golly Wow?

Just My Imagination?

I know it's been said before and I know I am sounding churlish but - when there's unreleased songs like All My Dreams, In A Large Room With No Light, etc, then there shouldn't be cover songs to discuss!

For some reason, this is the biggest "thing" about Prince that irks me. Don't know why...

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Reply #29 posted 10/24/17 1:18am

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SimonCharles said:

emesem said:

Betcha by Golly Wow?

Just My Imagination?

I know it's been said before and I know I am sounding churlish but - when there's songs like All My Dreams, In A Large Room With No Light, etc, then there shouldn't be cover songs to discuss!

For some reason, this is the biggest "thing" about Prince that irks me. Don't know why...

That said, I really liked When Will We Be Paid? and the rehearsal of Summertime makes me smile.

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