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Thread started 06/18/19 7:57am

Astasheiks

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Emale

Any Fans of this Song?

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Reply #1 posted 06/18/19 8:46am

thedoorkeeper

Yeah I dig it.
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Reply #2 posted 06/18/19 8:49am

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Love it

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Reply #3 posted 06/18/19 9:41am

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I’m a fan of it!
"I like to watch."
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Reply #4 posted 06/18/19 11:16am

williamb610

It's on...it's on...it's on!

Didnna rella...something something ella...something something leaving the store.

Hella lotta bucks...Yeah, I dig it!

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Reply #5 posted 06/18/19 11:42am

Bishop31

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I always dug this song. That hook is so catchy! cool

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Reply #6 posted 06/18/19 12:14pm

SoulAlive

it's my favorite song on Emancipation.....a very dark,mesmerizing track.

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Reply #7 posted 06/18/19 1:09pm

barnswallow

I like it, too and the whole album. I hadn't looked up the vocals and you got me to go there\Thanks. Another puzzle. Amazing singing, interweaving front and background vocals, one comes forward on the verse and goes back on the chorus, and Prince singing it all. boxed Isn't the second disc dedicated to his relationship with Mayte? The song seems very dream-like - a dream about her? "... I'm turning the boy 2 vapor/ Now, I wanna do the same 2 U/ If U don't tattoo my name upon your train"... Also, who is Shiva???? -->On princevault I saw in the 'thanks' credits: "Thanks, Shiva" - Emale

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Reply #8 posted 06/18/19 1:17pm

MattyJam

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Filler track.
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Reply #9 posted 06/18/19 1:19pm

Strive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva

Free the music, fire Michael Howe
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Reply #10 posted 06/18/19 1:45pm

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There is a strong TLC vibe on this song. The bass line, that high octave synth, the little spoken bits leading to the chorus, the production itself. I can hear T-Boz singing the verses and Chili handling the chorus. It almost sounds like something you'd have heard on CrazySexyCool. Yet the idea of email was more prominent in 1999, and technology at the forefront on Fanmail. Some of the sounds on it would be heard again on NewPowerSoul in 1998, and through some of his NPGMC era music.

It's hardly a filler track. It's one of the warmer songs on the record (like "My Computer", its sister song). It's not so flattened or acrylic like his sound started to be during this time and beyond. It's a head bopper. It's like Janet's "That's The Way Love Goes", where you can sit, chill and enjoy it, or get up and groove with someone.

It stands to note that this song could loosely reference an earlier Prince track. "Wanted: Any woman who's first name begins with a 'Z'." It makes you wonder if he's not talking Zanalee.

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Reply #11 posted 06/18/19 1:52pm

42Kristen

It is an okay song . Not one of my favorites.

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Reply #12 posted 06/18/19 3:01pm

barnswallow

Strive said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva

Okay now...

Yes, I'm aware of the Hindu goddess... But, why "Thanks, Shiva" and then, "- Emale". I suppose that's the thing about credits. They can be cryptic and just meant for the person who knows.

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Reply #13 posted 06/18/19 3:26pm

barnswallow

Going off topic here: Looking at the preceding song on the album, Soul Sanctuary: I went down the rabbit hole and came up with this video... I didn't know who Sandra St. Victor is or that she wrote the lyrics to Soul Sanctuary. She is speaking about working with Prince and also pays tribute to him, April 25, 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrBYCqmQerw

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Reply #14 posted 06/18/19 4:02pm

kingricefan

Soul Sanctuary is my favorite song from this album. It's one of the most beautiful songs Prince ever did. Spike Lee said that he drove his wife crazy when he got the cd and put this song on repeat, listening to it over and over.

barnswallow said:

Going off topic here: Looking at the preceding song on the album, Soul Sanctuary: I went down the rabbit hole and came up with this video... I didn't know who Sandra St. Victor is or that she wrote the lyrics to Soul Sanctuary. She is speaking about working with Prince and also pays tribute to him, April 25, 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrBYCqmQerw

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Reply #15 posted 06/18/19 4:35pm

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kingricefan said:

Soul Sanctuary is my favorite song from this album. It's one of the most beautiful songs Prince ever did.


Agreed. Soul Sanctuary is one of my all time favorites.

Emale does nothing for me.


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Reply #16 posted 06/18/19 7:08pm

SoulAlive

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Filler track.


no,it’s not smile
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Reply #17 posted 06/18/19 7:46pm

AnnaStesia10

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Sound is ok, not a fave.
But the lyrics are interesting.
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #18 posted 06/19/19 12:50am

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:

There is a strong TLC vibe on this song. The bass line, that high octave synth, the little spoken bits leading to the chorus, the production itself. I can hear T-Boz singing the verses and Chili handling the chorus. It almost sounds like something you'd have heard on CrazySexyCool. Yet the idea of email was more prominent in 1999, and technology at the forefront on Fanmail. Some of the sounds on it would be heard again on NewPowerSoul in 1998, and through some of his NPGMC era music.

It's hardly a filler track. It's one of the warmer songs on the record (like "My Computer", its sister song). It's not so flattened or acrylic like his sound started to be during this time and beyond. It's a head bopper. It's like Janet's "That's The Way Love Goes", where you can sit, chill and enjoy it, or get up and groove with someone.

It stands to note that this song could loosely reference an earlier Prince track. "Wanted: Any woman who's first name begins with a 'Z'." It makes you wonder if he's not talking Zanalee.

Liking your work. I love those little references he'd do.

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Reply #19 posted 06/19/19 1:55am

TheEnglishGent

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It's ok. There's worse on Emancipation, there's also much better.

It definitely wouldn't make my single disc version. Speaking of which, where's this weeks thread about that?

RIP sad
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Reply #20 posted 06/19/19 1:30pm

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dodger said:

TrivialPursuit said:


It stands to note that this song could loosely reference an earlier Prince track. "Wanted: Any woman who's first name begins with a 'Z'." It makes you wonder if he's not talking Zanalee.

Liking your work. I love those little references he'd do.


Yeah, that reference is so unusual and unique, it almost has to be about Zanalee. Curious.

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Reply #21 posted 06/20/19 2:29am

violetcrush

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I like it, too and the whole album. I hadn't looked up the vocals and you got me to go there\Thanks. Another puzzle. Amazing singing, interweaving front and background vocals, one comes forward on the verse and goes back on the chorus, and Prince singing it all. boxed Isn't the second disc dedicated to his relationship with Mayte? The song seems very dream-like - a dream about her? "... I'm turning the boy 2 vapor/ Now, I wanna do the same 2 U/ If U don't tattoo my name upon your train"... Also, who is Shiva???? -->On princevault I saw in the 'thanks' credits: "Thanks, Shiva" - Emale



I think only the last few songs in Disk 2 are about the wedding/baby. Soul Sanctuary is about thinking of and missing an ex-lover. Emale is about contacting a woman - most likely an ex - who is involved with someone else via email to arrange a sexual rendezvous. He’s jealous of her relationship with the other guy:
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“He couldn't wait to tell her until after he got the Nella
Her love would only even the score
It seemed her darling fella
He stole a hella lot of bucks from the corner store
The declaration of war that followed
She never believed, oh
In the darkest corners where widows mourn
That's where he whispered her name
He said, "We can do it here, my dear
But I fear your tears will fall like rain"
(They fall like)
"Because I must tell you (Tell you)
While I'm deep in your smell
You got the man I want to inflict with pain
I'm running a game with my paper
I'm turning the boy to vapor
Now I wanna do the same to you
If you don't tattoo my name upon your train"
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Reply #22 posted 06/20/19 2:33am

violetcrush

TrivialPursuit said:

There is a strong TLC vibe on this song. The bass line, that high octave synth, the little spoken bits leading to the chorus, the production itself. I can hear T-Boz singing the verses and Chili handling the chorus. It almost sounds like something you'd have heard on CrazySexyCool. Yet the idea of email was more prominent in 1999, and technology at the forefront on Fanmail. Some of the sounds on it would be heard again on NewPowerSoul in 1998, and through some of his NPGMC era music.

It's hardly a filler track. It's one of the warmer songs on the record (like "My Computer", its sister song). It's not so flattened or acrylic like his sound started to be during this time and beyond. It's a head bopper. It's like Janet's "That's The Way Love Goes", where you can sit, chill and enjoy it, or get up and groove with someone.

It stands to note that this song could loosely reference an earlier Prince track. "Wanted: Any woman who's first name begins with a 'Z'." It makes you wonder if he's not talking Zanalee.


Yep - “Z” for Zannalee I’m sure. He was leaving little “bread crumb” clues to connect the dots on this one.
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Reply #23 posted 06/20/19 6:47am

violetcrush

kingricefan said:

Soul Sanctuary is my favorite song from this album. It's one of the most beautiful songs Prince ever did. Spike Lee said that he drove his wife crazy when he got the cd and put this song on repeat, listening to it over and over.



barnswallow said:


Going off topic here: Looking at the preceding song on the album, Soul Sanctuary: I went down the rabbit hole and came up with this video... I didn't know who Sandra St. Victor is or that she wrote the lyrics to Soul Sanctuary. She is speaking about working with Prince and also pays tribute to him, April 25, 2016:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrBYCqmQerw








Yes, Soul Sanctuary is a gorgeous song. Prince did a beautiful job with the music for the track. He also did Stone and Van Gogh - both great songs done with her lyrics. He was recording many “I miss you and still love you” type songs through ‘95. The earlier configuration of Emancipation was more of a heartbreak theme. The marriage/baby songs were added much later - early ‘96.
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Reply #24 posted 06/20/19 10:00am

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barnswallow said:

Strive said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva

Okay now...

Yes, I'm aware of the Hindu goddess... But, why "Thanks, Shiva" and then, "- Emale". I suppose that's the thing about credits. They can be cryptic and just meant for the person who knows.

On her album "Peace Beyond Passion", which was released a a week or so before the recording of the basic tracks and bass line for "Emale" (which was really just a jam session), there is a song called "God Shiva", co-written by Wendy. It's a direct reference to that.

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Reply #25 posted 06/20/19 12:35pm

violetcrush

TrcikyChristopher said:



barnswallow said:




Strive said:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva



Okay now...


Yes, I'm aware of the Hindu goddess... But, why "Thanks, Shiva" and then, "- Emale". I suppose that's the thing about credits. They can be cryptic and just meant for the person who knows.



On her album "Peace Beyond Passion", which was released a a week or so before the recording of the basic tracks and bass line for "Emale" (which was really just a jam session), there is a song called "God Shiva", co-written by Wendy. It's a direct reference to that.


Co-written by Wendy Melvoin?? Did Prince write “thanks Shiva” in credits for Emale?
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Reply #26 posted 06/20/19 4:29pm

violetcrush

TrcikyChristopher said:



barnswallow said:




Strive said:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva



Okay now...


Yes, I'm aware of the Hindu goddess... But, why "Thanks, Shiva" and then, "- Emale". I suppose that's the thing about credits. They can be cryptic and just meant for the person who knows.



On her album "Peace Beyond Passion", which was released a a week or so before the recording of the basic tracks and bass line for "Emale" (which was really just a jam session), there is a song called "God Shiva", co-written by Wendy. It's a direct reference to that.


I can’t find that song (God Shiva) anywhere. Can you provide a link? I saw the “thanks Shiva” on the Emancipation credits.
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Reply #27 posted 06/20/19 4:58pm

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violetcrush said:

TrcikyChristopher said:

On her album "Peace Beyond Passion", which was released a a week or so before the recording of the basic tracks and bass line for "Emale" (which was really just a jam session), there is a song called "God Shiva", co-written by Wendy. It's a direct reference to that.

I can’t find that song (God Shiva) anywhere. Can you provide a link? I saw the “thanks Shiva” on the Emancipation credits.

https://www.youtube.com/w...qKNcz3AFyE

U apparently didn't look hard enuff lol wink. It's a Meshell Nd-whatever song, btw bored2.

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Reply #28 posted 06/20/19 5:37pm

violetcrush

purplepolitician said:



violetcrush said:


TrcikyChristopher said:


On her album "Peace Beyond Passion", which was released a a week or so before the recording of the basic tracks and bass line for "Emale" (which was really just a jam session), there is a song called "God Shiva", co-written by Wendy. It's a direct reference to that.



I can’t find that song (God Shiva) anywhere. Can you provide a link? I saw the “thanks Shiva” on the Emancipation credits.

https://www.youtube.com/w...qKNcz3AFyE



U apparently didn't look hard enuff lol wink. It's a Meshell Nd-whatever song, btw bored2.

[Edited 6/20/19 16:59pm]


Ahh, thanks. I thought it was a Sandra St Victor song.
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Reply #29 posted 06/20/19 6:59pm

violetcrush

violetcrush said:

purplepolitician said:



violetcrush said:


TrcikyChristopher said:


On her album "Peace Beyond Passion", which was released a a week or so before the recording of the basic tracks and bass line for "Emale" (which was really just a jam session), there is a song called "God Shiva", co-written by Wendy. It's a direct reference to that.



I can’t find that song (God Shiva) anywhere. Can you provide a link? I saw the “thanks Shiva” on the Emancipation credits.

https://www.youtube.com/w...qKNcz3AFyE



U apparently didn't look hard enuff lol wink. It's a Meshell Nd-whatever song, btw bored2.

[Edited 6/20/19 16:59pm]


Ahh, thanks. I thought it was a Sandra St Victor song.

Beautiful song. Love that Wendy co-wrote and played guitar on the track. I hear a slight influence on Emale, but God Shiva is a much better song. Prince was using that shrill sounding keyboard sound then and it’s all through the song which is annoying. Lyrics are interesting though smile
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