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Latin

Newsweek names PRINCE's "Piano & A Microphone 1983 " one of the best albums of 2018

Newsweek has picked Prince's "PIANO & A MICROPHONE 1983" as one of the best albums of 2018:

https://www.newsweek.com/...46854.html
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Reply #1 posted 12/07/18 12:22pm

luvsexy4all

everyone wants to make money

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Reply #2 posted 12/07/18 2:48pm

Wolfie87

Love this line though

"It’s also unassailable proof that Prince’s tossed-off rehearsal tapes could be better than the most polished work of many top artists."

Preach.
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Reply #3 posted 12/07/18 3:38pm

gandorb

luvsexy4all said:

everyone wants to make money

Interesting that this is your only response. And how does Newsweek and this critic picking the Prince CD make them more moeny than picking another CD?

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Reply #4 posted 12/07/18 3:39pm

gandorb

Awesome!

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Reply #5 posted 12/07/18 3:44pm

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Wolfie87 said:

Love this line though "It’s also unassailable proof that Prince’s tossed-off rehearsal tapes could be better than the most polished work of many top artists." Preach.

My sentiments exactly...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #6 posted 12/07/18 4:52pm

IstenSzek

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it will be interesting to see what the critics have to say about the first post 1996 album
to be released from the vault.

i wonder if they will fall over themselves to heap praise upon it or if they will simply
ignore it completely, like they have done with so many of his post warner releases,
except for a few.


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #7 posted 12/08/18 10:03am

lust

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gandorb said:



luvsexy4all said:


everyone wants to make money



Interesting that this is your only response. And how does Newsweek and this critic picking the Prince CD make them more moeny than picking another CD?




Maybe it was an unintentional reply here that was meant for a different thread?
Can’t understand the context for this topic at all.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #8 posted 12/08/18 12:45pm

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lust said:

gandorb said:

Interesting that this is your only response. And how does Newsweek and this critic picking the Prince CD make them more moeny than picking another CD?

Maybe it was an unintentional reply here that was meant for a different thread? Can’t understand the context for this topic at all.

Guess you're not familiar with luvsexy4all's posts... lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #9 posted 12/08/18 12:50pm

lust

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purplethunder3121 said:



lust said:


gandorb said:


Interesting that this is your only response. And how does Newsweek and this critic picking the Prince CD make them more moeny than picking another CD?



Maybe it was an unintentional reply here that was meant for a different thread? Can’t understand the context for this topic at all.

Guess you're not familiar with luvsexy4all's posts... lol



I guess not. neutral
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Reply #10 posted 12/10/18 11:08am

Latin

gandorb said:

Awesome!


yes
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Reply #11 posted 12/11/18 12:52am

andrewm7

It is interesting to speculate on what kind of reception this record would have recieved if Prince was still with us. Listening to this album in 2018 , as compared to listening to the tape in the late 80s early 90s is a different experience for me as a consequence of his untimely death.In many ways it is a worthy release in its own right, but I doubt that Prince would have ever consented to it coming out.Anyway, it is nice to see him get some more of the positive critical reception he deserved.

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Reply #12 posted 12/11/18 6:25am

steakfinger

IstenSzek said:

it will be interesting to see what the critics have to say about the first post 1996 album
to be released from the vault.

i wonder if they will fall over themselves to heap praise upon it or if they will simply
ignore it completely, like they have done with so many of his post warner releases,
except for a few.


If it sucks like most of his post 1996 do, then they will praise them a little because he's dead. If they suck (which seems likely), then they'll still praise them as Prince is dead and respected.

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Reply #13 posted 12/11/18 6:26am

steakfinger

I don't think Newsweek is complimenting the record so much as complaining about current releases and the sad state of music.

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Reply #14 posted 12/14/18 12:16pm

pinkcashmere23

Thanks for sharing the article Latin!

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Reply #15 posted 12/14/18 1:31pm

luvsexy4all

sell out whores...

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Reply #16 posted 12/14/18 2:36pm

lust

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luvsexy4all said:

sell out whores...




Do you need a hug or something?
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #17 posted 12/15/18 1:38am

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Wolfie87 said:

Love this line though

"It’s also unassailable proof that Prince’s tossed-off rehearsal tapes could be better than the most polished work of many top artists."

Preach.
How old are the writers of this article? Maybe they can start a revolution and get others in the press to unanimously admit that (mainstream) music these days is absolute garbage.
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Reply #18 posted 12/15/18 5:39am

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rolleyes

If Newsweek think that's great.They haven't heard anything yet.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #19 posted 12/15/18 10:27am

luvsexy4all

lust said:

luvsexy4all said:

sell out whores...

Do you need a hug or something?

not y'alls.....newsweek r the whores

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Reply #20 posted 12/17/18 5:17am

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andrewm7 said:

[color=blue] It is interesting to speculate on what kind of reception this record would have recieved if Prince was still with us.


Zero. They wouldn't have even acknowldged its existence.

[Edited 12/17/18 5:17am]

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Reply #21 posted 12/17/18 5:21am

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herb4 said:

andrewm7 said:

[color=blue] It is interesting to speculate on what kind of reception this record would have recieved if Prince was still with us.


Zero. They wouldn't have even acknowldged its existence.

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LIES!

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #22 posted 12/17/18 8:48am

ISaidLifeIsJus
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ChocolateBox3121 said:

herb4 said:


Zero. They wouldn't have even acknowldged its existence.

LIES!

lol lol

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Reply #23 posted 12/17/18 2:21pm

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I'm saying it would have barely registered and they wouldn't have even reviewed it, not that it suked, but that posthumously coming around on Prince was mandatory after his death. It happens with every big artist who passes.

SEE: Blackstar - David Bowie

Or, name the last Prince album Newsweek reviewed before he died.

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Reply #24 posted 12/17/18 3:15pm

TrevorAyer

as a bowie fan i find piano mic 83 far more compelling than blackstar .. like all of you .. upon his death i relistened to every bootleg outtake that exists one more time and i recall coming across the piano session and thinking ... this sound interesting but also like shit ... i decided i would compile my best sounding boots but delete the others that are unlistenable and just enjoy whatever ride the estate takes us on and hope we get some of these cool but shitty quality in better quality ... and lo and behold it was done ... hope we get some other cool upgrades like large room go lisa purple music g spot ... my only complaint is bring it on a little faster and don't botch the album art next time .. also for what it was pr deluxe was fine ... better than nc2u where they had actual access to the master tapes .. bring on the upgrade boots !

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Reply #25 posted 12/27/18 12:34pm

Latin

NPR has named the album one of "The Best Reissues Of 2018":

https://www.npr.org/2018/...es-of-2018
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Reply #26 posted 12/27/18 5:21pm

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herb4 said:

I'm saying it would have barely registered and they wouldn't have even reviewed it, not that it suked, but that posthumously coming around on Prince was mandatory after his death. It happens with every big artist who passes.

SEE: Blackstar - David Bowie

Or, name the last Prince album Newsweek reviewed before he died.


I recall Blackstar getting great reviews during the brief period between when it was released and before Bowie died. After he died is when the public went gaga over it. Bowie's previous studio album, The Next Day also got great reviews from critics. While I agree Piano And A Microphone 1983 would not have gotten much attention if Prince released it himself while still alive, I don't think it's the same with David Bowie near the end of his career.

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Reply #27 posted 12/28/18 4:35am

Se7en

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I'm more impressed by the packaging. I think they did a great job with it.

I think with today's technology, they could have cleaned up that audio at least to remove the tape hiss.

I don't regret buying it though. It's a nice little break now and then.

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Reply #28 posted 12/28/18 6:52am

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Se7en said:

I'm more impressed by the packaging. I think they did a great job with it.

I think with today's technology, they could have cleaned up that audio at least to remove the tape hiss.

I don't regret buying it though. It's a nice little break now and then.

prince

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #29 posted 12/28/18 8:02pm

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LOL Newsweek just lost any credibility they might have had with that statement..

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