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Thread started 02/14/19 6:20pm

liltalkm

Purple Rain, Side A or B?

I was listening tonight, thinking to myself...

Which side is better.

If I had to choose only one, giving up the other forever, which would I pick? Tough decision...difficult to ponder...

Side A

Let’s Go Crazy
Take Me With U
Beautiful Ones
Computer Blue
Darling Nikki

Side B
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U
Baby I’m a Star
Purple Rain

Tonight, I would go with A. I couldn’t stand to not hear Beautiful Ones and Computer Blue, ever again.

Tomorrow, I may feel different.

Anyone have an opinion on this terrible, masochistic thought?
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Reply #1 posted 02/14/19 7:09pm

Seahorsie

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Sorry, can't choose between these 2. Once I put it on, I have to listen to the whole thing in it's entirety, or something feels unfinished. Not my favorite album of his, (SOTT is) but still must listen to it all. Pretty sure that's the way he wanted it too.........................

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Reply #2 posted 02/14/19 7:50pm

CynicKill

I know I'm in the minority here but I always felt that the sides naturally should be reversed.

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Reply #3 posted 02/14/19 9:02pm

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Side B was all singles pretty much. I've heard them to death. Side A has the variety. Rock, ballad, pop, everything.

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Reply #4 posted 02/14/19 9:10pm

blacknote

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I have to go with Side B. The first three songs just makes me want to dance and Purple Rain closes it out nicely.

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Reply #5 posted 02/14/19 9:11pm

alandail

My CD only has the one side.

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Reply #6 posted 02/14/19 9:22pm

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Side B as long as Darling Nikki comes along for the ride.


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Reply #7 posted 02/14/19 9:35pm

Mikado

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Side B.



Side A has Take Me With U (which is dragged down by Appolonia, and I've always thought Prince captured the whole "dreamy love song" thing better with Raspberry Beret). Computer Blue is really better heard in its entirety instead of the 3:59 edit on the actual album.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #8 posted 02/14/19 9:40pm

mediumdry

Given that I Would Die For You and Purple Rain are some of my least favourite Prince tracks ever, there's no comparison. Side A all the way.

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Reply #9 posted 02/15/19 7:58am

rusty1

mediumdry said:

Given that I Would Die For You and Purple Rain are some of my least favourite Prince tracks ever, there's no comparison. Side A all the way.


i agree these two were played a tone at the time..
But every song on that album are awesome..
PR is his best album always..
with Sign o' the Times a close second
Then 1999 etc
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Reply #10 posted 02/15/19 11:13am

imtbone

Really GREAT question!

Side A ALL THE WAY. I know it's a matter of personal preference, but Let's Go Crazy, The Beautiful Ones, COMPUTER BLUE seguing into Darling Niki....THE BEST.

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Reply #11 posted 02/15/19 12:09pm

Genesia

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Side A has The Beautiful Ones; therefore, it wins.

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Reply #12 posted 02/15/19 12:27pm

TheFman

No contest, side A

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Reply #13 posted 02/16/19 2:34am

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"Computer Blue" alone gets Side A the W.
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Reply #14 posted 02/16/19 3:42am

fishwillbite

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Can't live without The Beautiful Ones.

Can't live without When Doves Cry.

I'm screwed.

PIPS! Eurgh...
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Reply #15 posted 02/16/19 4:16am

tump

I tried to choose but the spirit told me it was impossible. Another vote for playing it all the way through.

[Edited 2/16/19 4:16am]

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Reply #16 posted 02/17/19 3:39am

MIRvmn

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Side A
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Reply #17 posted 02/18/19 2:41pm

emesem

Ahhh 9 track, 45min albums that delivered.....Good Times.

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Reply #18 posted 02/20/19 12:22am

bilbolives

"When Doves Cry" all the way, so side B.

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Reply #19 posted 02/20/19 12:54am

farnorth

Side A, it flows better.

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Reply #20 posted 02/20/19 1:03am

SoulAlive

Side A flows better...but Side B has "When Doves Cry"....so for me,it's hard to choose biggrin

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[Edited 2/20/19 1:04am]

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Reply #21 posted 02/20/19 3:25am

LaurenceNoonan

Side C

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Reply #22 posted 02/20/19 5:00am

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SoulAlive said:

Side A flows better...but Side B has "When Doves Cry"....so for me,it's hard to choose biggrin

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[Edited 2/20/19 1:04am]

SAME.

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Reply #23 posted 02/20/19 3:08pm

42Kristen

It is a hard decision to make.

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Reply #24 posted 02/20/19 5:01pm

MoBettaBliss

A

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