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Thread started 01/27/19 5:58pm

Venezuela

They believe that For You have already reached the Million Sales


It is already an album with more than 40 years then the last time I saw went for 950,000 Sales and another thing which were the 27 instruments that Prince plays in For You Thanks

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Reply #1 posted 01/28/19 9:00am

kingricefan

Venezuela said:


It is already an album with more than 40 years then the last time I saw went for 950,000 Sales and another thing which were the 27 instruments that Prince plays in For You Thanks

Check princevault for the instrument question.

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Reply #2 posted 01/28/19 1:48pm

Venezuela

kingricefan said:

Venezuela said:


It is already an album with more than 40 years then the last time I saw went for 950,000 Sales and another thing which were the 27 instruments that Prince plays in For You Thanks

Check princevault for the instrument question.


But I already looked in the For You article and I did not see anything but if you could specify the article in princevalut it would help a lot thanks smile

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Reply #3 posted 01/28/19 5:43pm

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Just guessing but the 27 instruments are probably all variations on drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/piano and probably orchestral percussion instruments like; claves, tambourine, bongo, xylophone, triangle, maracas, guiro, cowbell, jingle bells, wood block, temple blocks, castanets, cabasa, conga, timpani/kettle drum. He has also been known to play harmonica/mouth organ and saxophone but not to a high standard. that's 22!

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Reply #4 posted 01/29/19 2:27am

databank

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Venezuela said:


It is already an album with more than 40 years then the last time I saw went for 950,000 Sales and another thing which were the 27 instruments that Prince plays in For You Thanks

Please rephrase your thread title and post in proper English, with proper punctuation. I have no idea what you're talking about. eek

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Reply #5 posted 01/29/19 2:34am

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Just guessing but the 27 instruments are probably all variations on drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/piano and probably orchestral percussion instruments like; claves, tambourine, bongo, xylophone, triangle, maracas, guiro, cowbell, jingle bells, wood block, temple blocks, castanets, cabasa, conga, timpani/kettle drum. He has also been known to play harmonica/mouth organ and saxophone but not to a high standard. that's 22!

Ah, OK, so the second half of the sentence was about this.

Still no clue what the title and first part of the sentence are about, though.

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But anyways, the list of those 27 instruments (which is absolute BS, with every kind of keyboards and percussion detailed, and Charles Veal's strings credited to P) is detailed on the album's booklet, scans of which can be found on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/P...se/6023931

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Reply #6 posted 01/29/19 5:12am

RODSERLING

FOR YOU is just another not certified Prince album, that should be gold in the US
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Even if it is the weakest album of its WB era, I always thought it would be the most interesting potential deluxe edition.
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With bonus material consisting of his early demos, and a documentary about the recording and the signing of the contract, it could trigger interest in a larger Audience, for followings deluxe editions.
And for the fans, these early demos, replaced in the context, are pieces of history ( like the "WB song")
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Reply #7 posted 01/30/19 9:42pm

coldasice

Venezuela said:


It is already an album with more than 40 years then the last time I saw went for 950,000 Sales and another thing which were the 27 instruments that Prince plays in For You Thanks


I agree with Questlove. He’s playing 4 instruments. Guitar, Bass,Keys & Drums. They have like 10 different types of keyboard, so many different Drums,3 Guitars lol. 27 different types of the same four things.
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Reply #8 posted 01/30/19 10:28pm

RODSERLING

Beyond the question of the instruments, don t forget the true performance of this overall weak album, is the fact that Prince performs all the voices and background vocals, where it would have been usual to use women doing the chorus.
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The opening eponym track (which is also the beginning of HitNRun 40 years later!) Is really a performance, sadly way too short and not exploited to its potential.
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His latest albums use too many times women during the chorus, it s really annoying, when the Prince of the debut would have made every voice tracks
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Reply #9 posted 01/31/19 12:00am

alandail

databank said:

Dandroppedadime said:

Just guessing but the 27 instruments are probably all variations on drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/piano and probably orchestral percussion instruments like; claves, tambourine, bongo, xylophone, triangle, maracas, guiro, cowbell, jingle bells, wood block, temple blocks, castanets, cabasa, conga, timpani/kettle drum. He has also been known to play harmonica/mouth organ and saxophone but not to a high standard. that's 22!

Ah, OK, so the second half of the sentence was about this.

Still no clue what the title and first part of the sentence are about, though.

.

But anyways, the list of those 27 instruments (which is absolute BS, with every kind of keyboards and percussion detailed, and Charles Veal's strings credited to P) is detailed on the album's booklet, scans of which can be found on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/P...se/6023931

pretty sure he's asking if it should be certified for 1 million sales by now. His catalog seems to be pretty out of date certification wise.

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Reply #10 posted 01/31/19 1:49am

RODSERLING

alandail said:



databank said:




Dandroppedadime said:


Just guessing but the 27 instruments are probably all variations on drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/piano and probably orchestral percussion instruments like; claves, tambourine, bongo, xylophone, triangle, maracas, guiro, cowbell, jingle bells, wood block, temple blocks, castanets, cabasa, conga, timpani/kettle drum. He has also been known to play harmonica/mouth organ and saxophone but not to a high standard. that's 22!



Ah, OK, so the second half of the sentence was about this.


Still no clue what the title and first part of the sentence are about, though.


.


But anyways, the list of those 27 instruments (which is absolute BS, with every kind of keyboards and percussion detailed, and Charles Veal's strings credited to P) is detailed on the album's booklet, scans of which can be found on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/P...se/6023931




pretty sure he's asking if it should be certified for 1 million sales by now. His catalog seems to be pretty out of date certification wise.



No, It sold a little more than 500.000 copies in the US. 950.000 is worldwide.
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Reply #11 posted 01/31/19 2:52am

WhisperingDand
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coldasice said:

Venezuela said:


It is already an album with more than 40 years then the last time I saw went for 950,000 Sales and another thing which were the 27 instruments that Prince plays in For You Thanks

I agree with Questlove. He’s playing 4 instruments. Guitar, Bass,Keys & Drums. They have like 10 different types of keyboard, so many different Drums,3 Guitars lol. 27 different types of the same four things.

I thought it was pretty generous of the liner notes to list "handclapsandfingasnaps" as apparently only one instrument instead of 2. I'm going to go ahead and think of it as 28 instruments from now on.

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Reply #12 posted 01/31/19 3:52am

OnlyNDaUsa

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WhisperingDandelions said:

coldasice said:

Venezuela said: I agree with Questlove. He’s playing 4 instruments. Guitar, Bass,Keys & Drums. They have like 10 different types of keyboard, so many different Drums,3 Guitars lol. 27 different types of the same four things.

I thought it was pretty generous of the liner notes to list "handclapsandfingasnaps" as apparently only one instrument instead of 2. I'm going to go ahead and think of it as 28 instruments from now on.

but you have fingers and palms so 38! Leftpinky rightPinky... Thumb1 Thumb2.. ect ect so...

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #13 posted 01/31/19 1:35pm

onlyforaminute

I still love this album. Gets repeats from me.
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #14 posted 01/31/19 6:35pm

Musician9

Lordy, he even had the nerve to count handclaps and fingersnaps, but the lie persists to this day that he can play 27, like the lie he's part Italian in a bid to seem exotic. You could get away with this bs pre internet age...
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Reply #15 posted 01/31/19 6:59pm

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Musician9 said:

Lordy, he even had the nerve to count handclaps and fingersnaps, but the lie persists to this day that he can play 27, like the lie he's part Italian in a bid to seem exotic. You could get away with this bs pre internet age...


and that he was 17 when it came out... he seems to not like lying to Dick Clark... And YES also lied about his parent's races...

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #16 posted 02/01/19 12:02am

databank

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WhisperingDandelions said:

coldasice said:

Venezuela said: I agree with Questlove. He’s playing 4 instruments. Guitar, Bass,Keys & Drums. They have like 10 different types of keyboard, so many different Drums,3 Guitars lol. 27 different types of the same four things.

I thought it was pretty generous of the liner notes to list "handclapsandfingasnaps" as apparently only one instrument instead of 2. I'm going to go ahead and think of it as 28 instruments from now on.

lol lol lol

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Reply #17 posted 02/01/19 6:10am

RODSERLING

OnlyNDaUsa said:



WhisperingDandelions said:




coldasice said:


Venezuela said: I agree with Questlove. He’s playing 4 instruments. Guitar, Bass,Keys & Drums. They have like 10 different types of keyboard, so many different Drums,3 Guitars lol. 27 different types of the same four things.


I thought it was pretty generous of the liner notes to list "handclapsandfingasnaps" as apparently only one instrument instead of 2. I'm going to go ahead and think of it as 28 instruments from now on.





but you have fingers and palms so 38! Leftpinky rightPinky... Thumb1 Thumb2.. ect ect so...



Big lol
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Reply #18 posted 02/01/19 7:37pm

Musician9

RODSERLING said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

but you have fingers and palms so 38! Leftpinky rightPinky... Thumb1 Thumb2.. ect ect so...

Big lol

haha, good one, but mark my words, other orgers will make a separate thread and extol its virtues by claiming that no one, but no one could fingersnap and clap like P...

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