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Thread started 07/26/18 10:19am

Mikado

A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses v. 1000 X's & O's

Which version do you prefer? The one from the early 90s (A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses) or the one that was released on Hitnrun Phase One (1000 X's & O's)?

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #1 posted 07/26/18 10:46am

djfine

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Both are fab but the 90s one has the edge for me, would love to hear the Rosie Gaines version. Which do you prefer Mikado?


Does anyone know if the song is inspired by anyone in particular?

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Reply #2 posted 07/26/18 11:06am

Mikado

djfine said:

Both are fab but the 90s one has the edge for me, would love to hear the Rosie Gaines version. Which do you prefer Mikado?


Does anyone know if the song is inspired by anyone in particular?

Me? Well, I think the 90s version has a bit more passion and I love Nona Gaye's vocals - I feel like a woman's vocals are really an important part of the song, and it's more of a duet, which I love. It does feel a bit generic, though.

The one on Hitnrun is sort of another song in the running theme of "cosmic love" that Prince was into writing about in the 2010s - love as a metaphor, so to speak. The instrumental is a lot cooler emotionally and is just, well, cool. But the absense of any female vocals and the lack of passion or lust from Prince (another example of the whole cosmic love thing) sort of make it a bit flat.

But he also comes the closest he did in the last 15 years or so of cursing so... lol

All in all they're two very different songs, but I guess I prefer the 90s version. I really do love Nona's vocals.

[Edited 7/26/18 11:08am]

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #3 posted 07/26/18 11:50am

Astasheiks

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Mikado said:

Which version do you prefer? The one from the early 90s (A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses) or the one that was released on Hitnrun Phase One (1000 X's & O's)?

Never heard the 90's version but sure dig the HnRPO version.

Whose album is 90's version on or was it a single?

[Edited 7/26/18 11:51am]

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Reply #4 posted 07/26/18 12:36pm

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Astasheiks said:

Mikado said:

Which version do you prefer? The one from the early 90s (A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses) or the one that was released on Hitnrun Phase One (1000 X's & O's)?

Never heard the 90's version but sure dig the HnRPO version.

Whose album is 90's version on or was it a single?


It's an outtake.

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Reply #5 posted 07/26/18 1:47pm

Astasheiks

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Which one you like better?

And whose got the outtake? razz

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Reply #6 posted 07/26/18 2:04pm

Silvertongue7

The HitNRun version for me.
He played it in London in the 21 Nights show I went to - I was very pleasantly surprised
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Reply #7 posted 07/26/18 2:37pm

RJP1205

The HitnRun version is one of my favorite P songs! Keep the CD is my car at all times for when I need to hear it. I like to pretend Prince wrote it for me...lol!! When I'm feeling over worked and under appreciated I play it. The perfect amount of naughty & nice.
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Reply #8 posted 07/26/18 3:06pm

dodger

I like the original but prefer the HNR version.
Even though I can’t help but sing Don’t Look Any Further to it
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Reply #9 posted 07/26/18 8:02pm

purplepolitici
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Torn on this 1, both r dope, but I'm leaning more towards the original, the beat, so 90s touched.

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Reply #10 posted 07/27/18 2:43am

KAB

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No contest. The original version is far better.

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Reply #11 posted 07/27/18 6:07am

Romeoblu

I just listened to the original for the first time in ages, has a better quality version ever leaked?

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Reply #12 posted 07/27/18 6:50am

scorp84

I loved the original ever since the first listen years ago. I would love to hear Rosie's version as well. I really liked how P and the NPG would flip those 60's and 70's style melodies with their modern sound in the early 90's.

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Reply #13 posted 07/27/18 12:25pm

Astasheiks

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RJP1205 said:

The HitnRun version is one of my favorite P songs! Keep the CD is my car at all times for when I need to hear it. I like to pretend Prince wrote it for me...lol!! When I'm feeling over worked and under appreciated I play it. The perfect amount of naughty & nice.

I heard that!

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Reply #14 posted 07/27/18 12:27pm

williamb610

Original version is corny to me.

1000 X's & O's is an all-time favorite for me. Bumping beat...love the way he sings it!

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