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Thread started 06/24/17 5:25pm

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How Prince's Revolution reformed — and why his legacy might be in trouble

Still, the women are hopeful that more music will make it out of the vault, which Melvoin likened to the enormous warehouse seen at the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”


“There’s more than you could ever imagine in there,” she said, including “at least four” unheard albums by Prince and the Revolution.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-prince-wendy-lisa-revolution-20170622-story.html


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Reply #1 posted 06/24/17 8:57pm

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I love Wendy, but I feel like the number of unheard albums keeps getting bigger with each interview lol There's a difference between 4 albums worth of various unreleased material, and 4 fully realized & completed albums. Are there any albums I haven't heard of besides Dream Factory, Crystal Ball, and Camille (which all have some overlap as far as I know, and idk how involved the Revolution were with Camille)

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/17 4:20am

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i recalled prince saying that he had two revolution albums when we was alive i think but i never heard of 4.im not interested in stuff they did i love the work prince did alone its more raw funky and in your face 2 me anyway.his legacy is in trouble with people like the revoultion talking with each interview they give they claim they did more and more of the work and prince did less .

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Reply #3 posted 06/25/17 3:03pm

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I'm sure she's probably talking about 4 albums "worth of material", not necessarily 4 completed, realized albums, though there might be 1 or 2 of those among the 4.

His legacy isn't in trouble at all. First, I don't think the suggestion that they did more and he did less is THAT strong. Second, hardcore fans aren't going to change their opinion based on these interviews. Third, casual fans, aren't even reading these interviews and Prince's legacy is exactly the same as it always was - he released those albums back in the 1980s that I loved. They could barely name Revolution members and don't care what anyone has to say decades after the fact. For most people his legacy is the albums themselves, and that doesn't change based on come real or imagined split of the credit.

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mbdtyler said:

I love Wendy, but I feel like the number of unheard albums keeps getting bigger with each interview lol There's a difference between 4 albums worth of various unreleased material, and 4 fully realized & completed albums. Are there any albums I haven't heard of besides Dream Factory, Crystal Ball, and Camille (which all have some overlap as far as I know, and idk how involved the Revolution were with Camille)

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cbarnes3121 said:

i recalled prince saying that he had two revolution albums when we was alive i think but i never heard of 4.im not interested in stuff they did i love the work prince did alone its more raw funky and in your face 2 me anyway.his legacy is in trouble with people like the revoultion talking with each interview they give they claim they did more and more of the work and prince did less .

Oh stop exaggerating.

His legacy could easily be in trouble if the Estate doesn't handle the remastering of these released albums.
Even among regular fans(not hardcore) the mythos of music unreleased is out there, And people not knowing about all of this music from 1977's Leaving 4 New York to 1986's Crystal Ball and further is a Legacy that people need to know. It is art. For those that think they know, they only know a part of the mountain of musical wealth in the Vault.

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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