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Thread started 05/20/19 7:19am

FUNKNROLL

Prince's soothing instrumentals

I've always enjoyed Prince's brief instrumental segues and codas that don't include percussion/beats. They usually sound soothing, pensive, and sometimes moody. As if he were exploring and emoting a feeling. For example:

- U Got the Look's long intro

- Positivity's long outro

Besides Venus De Milo, wondering if there are more instrumentals like these, perhaps unreleased and in full versions?

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Reply #1 posted 05/20/19 9:58am

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Reply #2 posted 05/20/19 11:06am

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FUNKNROLL said:

I've always enjoyed Prince's brief instrumental segues and codas that don't include percussion/beats. They usually sound soothing, pensive, and sometimes moody. As if he were exploring and emoting a feeling. For example:

- U Got the Look's long intro

- Positivity's long outro

Besides Venus De Milo, wondering if there are more instrumentals like these, perhaps unreleased and in full versions?


Interesting thread.

I realized this a few years ago, but the synths you hear in Madhouse "Eight" is the same as the "U Got The Look" synths. The songs are very different but the chord progression is there.

While it has percussion in it, the full Clare Fisher version of "New Position" is very interesting. I'd love to hear that UTCM stuff with just some keys, Clare's strings, and his voice. Same w/ The Family. In fact, isn't it "Desire" that has a string section w/ no percussion? Also, in the video for "The Screams of Passion" there is just Clare's strings before the music comes in.

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Reply #3 posted 05/20/19 11:11am

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I listen to NEWS, C-Note, and Xpectation at work a lot. I loved his instrumentals, so delicate at points but also really dramatic and loose at others.

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Reply #4 posted 05/20/19 11:14am

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FUNKNROLL said:

I've always enjoyed Prince's brief instrumental segues and codas that don't include percussion/beats. They usually sound soothing, pensive, and sometimes moody. As if he were exploring and emoting a feeling. For example:

- U Got the Look's long intro

- Positivity's long outro

Besides Venus De Milo, wondering if there are more instrumentals like these, perhaps unreleased and in full versions?

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I love U Got the Look's long instrumental intro... but it definitely has percussion in it.

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Reply #5 posted 05/20/19 12:16pm

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Arboretum (Silence) is absolutely gorgeous. It took me a little while to listen to it again without getting down about Prince being gone.

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Reply #6 posted 05/20/19 5:57pm

LovePaisley

There's a continuous loop of Gamillah out there. So pretty.

I recently found an instrumental of Do Me Baby that's surprisingly mellow also.
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Reply #7 posted 05/21/19 7:48am

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Xhalation. <3

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Reply #8 posted 05/21/19 8:24am

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Great thread, so many of my faves already mentined. I'll add Venus De Milo.

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Reply #9 posted 05/21/19 8:59am

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Reply #10 posted 05/21/19 9:40am

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The song "Kamasutra" and its beautifully haunting 8 note melody that recurs throughout the Kamasutra lp, is stuck in my soul forever...
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Reply #11 posted 05/21/19 12:16pm

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Fourteen.

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Reply #12 posted 05/21/19 1:09pm

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Alexa de Paris, God (Instrumental), and Sensual Everafter are some personal favorites.

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Reply #13 posted 05/21/19 6:10pm

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The first half of WEST

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Reply #14 posted 05/21/19 6:19pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Great thread, so many of my faves already mentined. I'll add Venus De Milo.



Which was mentioned in the first post?
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Reply #15 posted 05/21/19 8:41pm

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"Divinity" (1984)... Maybe not the most energetically calm track, but it still holds a fun little place with me... Also, "Cape Horn"...

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Reply #16 posted 05/22/19 7:18am

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Reply #17 posted 05/23/19 7:11pm

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I've had Xotica, Tokyo and Osaka on rotation recently. I've also always loved the first couple of minutes of Condition of the Heart. I wish that would have been a longer, purely instrumental piece.

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Reply #18 posted 05/24/19 1:13am

Wolfie87

The first 10 minutes of "The Dopamine Rush Suite"
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Reply #19 posted 05/24/19 6:23am

FUNKNROLL

xpertluva said:

I've had Xotica, Tokyo and Osaka on rotation recently. I've also always loved the first couple of minutes of Condition of the Heart. I wish that would have been a longer, purely instrumental piece.



Yes! Condition of the Heart is another great example of an intro...
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Reply #20 posted 05/24/19 6:30am

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TrivialPursuit said:



FUNKNROLL said:


I've always enjoyed Prince's brief instrumental segues and codas that don't include percussion/beats. They usually sound soothing, pensive, and sometimes moody. As if he were exploring and emoting a feeling. For example:



- U Got the Look's long intro


- Positivity's long outro



Besides Venus De Milo, wondering if there are more instrumentals like these, perhaps unreleased and in full versions?




Interesting thread.

I realized this a few years ago, but the synths you hear in Madhouse "Eight" is the same as the "U Got The Look" synths. The songs are very different but the chord progression is there.

While it has percussion in it, the full Clare Fisher version of "New Position" is very interesting. I'd love to hear that UTCM stuff with just some keys, Clare's strings, and his voice. Same w/ The Family. In fact, isn't it "Desire" that has a string section w/ no percussion? Also, in the video for "The Screams of Passion" there is just Clare's strings before the music comes in.



Madhouse Eight - great suggestion. I overlooked that one.
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Reply #21 posted 05/25/19 3:57pm

Darshy

God, instrumental version, is just heavenly
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Reply #22 posted 05/25/19 5:09pm

jazzz

To add to the previously mentioned tracks:

Eric Leeds - Once upon a time

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Reply #23 posted 05/29/19 7:48pm

FUNKNROLL

Added Father’s Song to the playlist.
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Reply #24 posted 06/01/19 5:14am

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The Rebels instrumental 1, wish that was longer.
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