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Reply #30 posted 08/11/18 10:10am

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Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin



Yes, I've always thought it would go well in a Disney film. Or even better the Beauty and the Beast series that Ron Perlman was in
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Reply #31 posted 08/11/18 12:30pm

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if only we could get out of our minds to believe in this

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Reply #32 posted 08/11/18 1:30pm

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I love Prince's voice and I love Sheena's voice, so it's a win win song 4 me. It's my favourite track from the Batman soundtrack.

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Reply #33 posted 08/11/18 1:34pm

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jungleluv said:

I love Prince's voice and I love Sheena's voice, so it's a win win song 4 me. It's my favourite track from the Batman soundtrack.


Oh come on! lol you fav from the album?
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Reply #34 posted 08/11/18 6:56pm

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rdhull said:



ufoclub said:




djThunderfunk said:


Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin




The movie is kind of Disney-ish.



It is. Thank god Nolan came along.



Well, Burton took it further into fairy tale fantasy with his sequel, and I kind of like it. Nolan has great aesthetic and characters (or at least the Joker is a great character, actually all the others are meh)... but I don’t think his Batman movies are perfect, not even the second one. He has a problem with all his 3rd acts in his Batman movies for my tastes.
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Reply #35 posted 08/11/18 7:28pm

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ufoclub said:

rdhull said:

It is. Thank god Nolan came along.

Well, Burton took it further into fairy tale fantasy with his sequel, and I kind of like it. Nolan has great aesthetic and characters (or at least the Joker is a great character, actually all the others are meh)... but I don’t think his Batman movies are perfect, not even the second one. He has a problem with all his 3rd acts in his Batman movies for my tastes.

And his action scenes and editing are bad at times..we can critique Nolan all day long but my point was he took Batman out of that fantasy Disney style imho. And Im glad for that.

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Reply #36 posted 08/11/18 8:02pm

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It's a mood thing. I think it'll always be a mood thing.
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Reply #37 posted 08/12/18 8:29am

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rdhull said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I think I've always been honest about why I like or dislike a song, I think I want to continue with that honesty out of respect.


I hope we don't get a thread where everyone is liking Purple & Gold now lol

Im dishonest because Im liking the song more now? Ive given it the chance and dont automatically change it when it comes on and its a plasant song to me shrug

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no no, I'm just talking about myself and not letting myself change right now because hes gone.

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Reply #38 posted 08/12/18 8:33am

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gandorb said:

rdhull said:

Im dishonest because Im liking the song more now? Ive given it the chance and dont automatically change it when it comes on and its a plasant song to me shrug

now jughead

I agree that it is partly about people listening to some of the songs they rarely listened to in his catalogue while waiting for new releases. I imagine that the rarely listend to stuff is songs that were someof their least favorite Prince songs. They are willing to give it a fresh ear now. I do wonder if some of the negative consensus back them about anything that might not be top notch Prince was also partly due to people not wanted to be demeaned by claiming that they did like it. So many people came and went from the org due to the negativity, and the demeaning tone was probably a factor.

Or maybe people really did look and listen to the song, judge it rationally and explain why they didn't like it. Just because somone doesn't like something doesn't mean it is a negative.

A lot of rarely listened to songs are usually because the person listened to it, listened and listened again and it just did not vibe.

.

Some people act like we should just love eveything Prince did. That is just not reasonable.

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Also we are in cyberspace, it is hard to pick up peoples emotions and can be confusing and misjudging. What could be demeaning to someone is joking to another. But I really believe people just were being rational in weighing the song and deamed it not a great Prince song. In cyberspace, I learned a long time ago, you have to have thick skin, and not be emotional. It just isn't the same as talking to someone face to face getting the natural human interaction that really connects people.

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Reply #39 posted 08/12/18 10:54am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

gandorb said:

I agree that it is partly about people listening to some of the songs they rarely listened to in his catalogue while waiting for new releases. I imagine that the rarely listend to stuff is songs that were someof their least favorite Prince songs. They are willing to give it a fresh ear now. I do wonder if some of the negative consensus back them about anything that might not be top notch Prince was also partly due to people not wanted to be demeaned by claiming that they did like it. So many people came and went from the org due to the negativity, and the demeaning tone was probably a factor.

Or maybe people really did look and listen to the song, judge it rationally and explain why they didn't like it. Just because somone doesn't like something doesn't mean it is a negative.

A lot of rarely listened to songs are usually because the person listened to it, listened and listened again and it just did not vibe.

.

Some people act like we should just love eveything Prince did. That is just not reasonable.

.

Also we are in cyberspace, it is hard to pick up peoples emotions and can be confusing and misjudging. What could be demeaning to someone is joking to another. But I really believe people just were being rational in weighing the song and deamed it not a great Prince song. In cyberspace, I learned a long time ago, you have to have thick skin, and not be emotional. It just isn't the same as talking to someone face to face getting the natural human interaction that really connects people.

I agree with all you have said while also continuing to believe my viewpoint too. There are multiple reasons why people do the things they do wink .

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Reply #40 posted 08/12/18 11:51am

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It's a very beautiful song, I've always liked it smile
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Reply #41 posted 08/12/18 11:56am

SoulAlive

It's a good song.

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Reply #42 posted 08/12/18 11:59am

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ufoclub said:

rdhull said:



ufoclub said:




djThunderfunk said:


Would have been great.... on a disney soundtrack.

I love the entire Batman soundtrack, except Arms Of Orion. Happy others are warming up to it though. There's a fan for every Prince song. Probably even Purple And Gold. biggrin




The movie is kind of Disney-ish.



It is. Thank god Nolan came along.



Well, Burton took it further into fairy tale fantasy with his sequel, and I kind of like it. Nolan has great aesthetic and characters (or at least the Joker is a great character, actually all the others are meh)... but I don’t think his Batman movies are perfect, not even the second one. He has a problem with all his 3rd acts in his Batman movies for my tastes.

I prefer Burtons Batman movies. The first one is still the best Batman movie ever made imo
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Reply #43 posted 08/13/18 2:59am

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I haven't heard 'Orion' in perhaps 25 years. (the Batman-case CD was stolen from me and was never able to get one back at the stores)

When the album dropped, it was a decent song imo, one of the 4 best on there (one of the 4 singles as well). But pretty fast it became a pudding with too much milk and sugar. I still have no intention to listen to it again.

Love U in me was a good surprise, but also that i haven't played in ages. Indeed that surgery line what pulls everybody off....

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Reply #44 posted 08/13/18 10:37am

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Classic love song love

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Reply #45 posted 08/13/18 4:30pm

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Orion's arms are wide enough
To hold us both together
Although we're worlds apart
I'd cross the stars for you
"In the heart of a sleepless moon"
"I'll be with you forever"
"This is my destiny"
"'Till my life is through"
The arms of Orion that's where I want to be
Since you've been gone
I've been searching for a lover
In the Sea of Tranquility
I'm drowning without you here, my dear
When I am lost and feeling alone
I just look to heaven
I find my comfort there
God only knows where you are to night
"God only knows where you are to night"
"Maybe time will tell me"
"'Till then I'll close my eyes and say a prayer for you"
(I'll say a prayer for you to)
The arms of Orion that's where I want to be
Since you've been gone
I've been searching for a lover
In the Sea of Tranquility
I'm drowning without you here, my dear
Orion's heart is bright enough
To shine on both of us
The constellations never fail
To light the way for love
'Orion's arms are wide enough'
To hold us both together
"Although we're worlds apart"
('I'd cross the stars for you')
"I'd cross the stars for you"
The arms of Orion that's where I want to be
"Since you've been gone I've been drowning" ('lost')
"In the sea of tranquility" ('lonely')
"Drowning without you here my dear" ('baby')
The arms of Orion'
That's where I want to be
That's where I want to be ("the arms of Orion")
That's where I want to be ("the arms of Orion")
Since you've been gone, babe'
"Since you've been gone"
"I've been drowning", ('drowning') "drowning"
Drowning without your love
"The arms of Orion" ('arms of Orion')

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Reply #46 posted 08/13/18 4:32pm

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"I sent him the lyrics 2 the Arms of Orion. He really liked it, put music 2 it and it ended up being on the Batman soundtrack. I'm totally into the stars. Right outside my bedroom window, right over my front guest house, you looked right into Orion. I loved the concept of two lovers apart, looking up at the same stars and wishing they could be together."

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
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Reply #47 posted 08/13/18 4:32pm

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Image result for arms of orion by prince

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
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Reply #48 posted 08/14/18 1:38am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

"I sent him the lyrics 2 the Arms of Orion. He really liked it, put music 2 it and it ended up being on the Batman soundtrack. I'm totally into the stars. Right outside my bedroom window, right over my front guest house, you looked right into Orion. I loved the concept of two lovers apart, looking up at the same stars and wishing they could be together."----Sheena Easton

hmmm so she actually wrote the lyrics,huh?

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Reply #49 posted 08/14/18 4:29am

Sydney

It's interesting cause for so long I took no notice of this song but in the last few years I have re-discovered it (and the Batman album) and now love it. I think the orchestration of the song and the interplay between Prince and Sheena's vocals is brilliant. Amazing that he could blend so well with such a squeeky white singer but it totally works - like all their collabs. Beautiful song and a highpoint for me now on the album.

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Reply #50 posted 08/14/18 6:37am

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Great track. Always has been. It just became cool to not like it on this board, which is dumb.

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Reply #51 posted 08/14/18 7:53am

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Fabulous track. Love it !!

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Reply #52 posted 08/14/18 7:53am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

"I sent him the lyrics 2 the Arms of Orion. He really liked it, put music 2 it and it ended up being on the Batman soundtrack. I'm totally into the stars. Right outside my bedroom window, right over my front guest house, you looked right into Orion. I loved the concept of two lovers apart, looking up at the same stars and wishing they could be together."

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No doubt that Prince connected with the lyrics at that time. I think he was inspired to write the music for the lyrics. Songs usually had a direct connection to his life experiences. The song was recorded in early '89...

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