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Thread started 03/07/17 4:50am

evdas

Versions of unreleased tracks that are better then released versions

Probably been done before but I listened to versions #3 & #4 (from ivault) of Computer blue yesterday and couldn't help but think they were way better than the album version which for me has been massively watered down.

Really hope these versions make the PR deluxe.

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Reply #1 posted 03/07/17 4:50am

evdas

then = than .....oops

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Reply #2 posted 03/07/17 5:06am

soladeo1

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
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Reply #3 posted 03/07/17 5:11am

evdas

Got to agree.

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Reply #4 posted 03/07/17 5:13am

E319

Can't Stop This Feeling I Got

We Can Funk

Tick Tick Bang

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Reply #5 posted 03/07/17 6:10am

BoraBora



Crucial

An Honest Man

Joy In Repetition

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Reply #6 posted 03/07/17 6:13am

CAL3

E319 said:

Tick Tick Bang

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yeahthat

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Reply #7 posted 03/07/17 6:16am

OldFriends4Sal
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ExtraLoveable

Old Friends 4 Sale
In A Large Room With No Light
I only listen to the Mazarati version of Jerk Out

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #8 posted 03/07/17 7:39am

themend

Endorphinmachine - I suppose it did get a kind of release, but it should have been on the album proper.
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Reply #9 posted 03/07/17 8:18am

ufoclub

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Elephants and Flowers

The Exodus has Begun

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Reply #10 posted 03/07/17 8:19am

CAL3

LOVE MACHINE

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Reply #11 posted 03/07/17 9:13am

nelcp777

Come and Race

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Reply #12 posted 03/07/17 9:15am

NorthC

themend said:

Endorphinmachine - I suppose it did get a kind of release, but it should have been on the album proper.

What the hell are you talking about?? confuse
Don't ever lose your dreams.
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Reply #13 posted 03/07/17 9:23am

NorthC

Oh and to answer the question: all of them! All of the songs mentioned so far, yes the original version was better than the released one. What was it with Prince that he just couldn't leave his songs alone after recording them... Well, I sort of understand... With any creative work, it's hard to call it "finished". You're always thinking, "what if I do this, what if I change that..." But if you work too long on something, you can ruin it. That's what happened to Extra Loveable.
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Reply #14 posted 03/07/17 9:49am

VanGogh

Delirious

(Totally agree with these in particular ...)
Tick tick bang
Elephants & flowers
Old friends 4 sale
An honest man
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Reply #15 posted 03/07/17 10:39am

blacknote

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Something in the Water..........

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Reply #16 posted 03/07/17 10:45am

Genesia

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blacknote said:

Something in the Water..........


I don't know about "better" - but this is definitely one of my favorite alternative takes.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #17 posted 03/07/17 10:49am

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The Poster Formerly Known As Elephants and Flowers
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Reply #18 posted 03/07/17 11:16am

dodger

ufoclub said:[quote]


The Exodus has Begun


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Is it much different?
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Reply #19 posted 03/07/17 11:19am

ufoclub

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NorthC said:

Oh and to answer the question: all of them! All of the songs mentioned so far, yes the original version was better than the released one. What was it with Prince that he just couldn't leave his songs alone after recording them... Well, I sort of understand... With any creative work, it's hard to call it "finished". You're always thinking, "what if I do this, what if I change that..." But if you work too long on something, you can ruin it. That's what happened to Extra Loveable.

Funny, I like the re-invented version of Extra Loveable much better, I was always bored by the original outtake.

But I think he over did "Elephants and FLowers" for sure.

I do think his re-vamp if "Irresistible Bitch" was also better then the original (if that came first), although the original is cool and harsh.

I also think most people here prefer his revamped "We Can Funk" than the original, but most people get mixed up and don't know that the released album version is a remix of the original, and the famous bootleg version that was part of a song sequence was a complete re-recording in the same way he completely re-recorded Extra Loveable.

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Reply #20 posted 03/07/17 11:21am

SquirrelMeat

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Gold

Joy In Repetition

Come

Endorphine Machine

Computer Blue

Old Friends 4 Sale

Open Book

G Spot

Days Of Wild

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Reply #21 posted 03/07/17 11:25am

nelcp777

SquirrelMeat said:

Gold

Joy In Repetition

Come

Endorphine Machine

Computer Blue

Old Friends 4 Sale

Open Book

G Spot

Days Of Wild

Oh, I forgot Joy In Repition, nice pick!

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Reply #22 posted 03/07/17 11:59am

ufoclub

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Joy in Repetition is exactly the same is it not? It was originally in a similar segue on the Crystal Ball Album (from The Ball) and on Graffitti Bridge it is missing a little of the very very end since "Love Machine" just kicks in.

When you list it in this thread, what aspect of it are you thinking of?

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Reply #23 posted 03/07/17 12:06pm

SquirrelMeat

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ufoclub said:

Joy in Repetition is exactly the same is it not? It was originally in a similar segue on the Crystal Ball Album (from The Ball) and on Graffitti Bridge it is missing a little of the very very end since "Love Machine" just kicks in.

When you list it in this thread, what aspect of it are you thinking of?


Its the same recording, but with the much longer intro, that really helped to set the song up.

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Reply #24 posted 03/07/17 12:08pm

Shockedelicus

We Can Funk is the king of ruined Prince songs. The unreleased versions are dense, aggressive, catchy. The released version is toothless.

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Reply #25 posted 03/07/17 12:13pm

themend

NorthC said:

themend said:

Endorphinmachine - I suppose it did get a kind of release, but it should have been on the album proper.

What the hell are you talking about?? confuse


You know, the version that was on the interactive game (I think??) - much much better than the released version on the gold experience biggrin
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Reply #26 posted 03/07/17 12:14pm

themend

SquirrelMeat said:

Gold


Joy In Repetition


Come


Endorphine Machine


Computer Blue


Old Friends 4 Sale


Open Book


G Spot


Days Of Wild




See, Squirrelmeat knows what I'm talking about.. biggrin
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Reply #27 posted 03/07/17 12:40pm

NorthC

themend said:

NorthC said:


What the hell are you talking about?? confuse


You know, the version that was on the interactive game (I think??) - much much better than the released version on the gold experience biggrin

No, I never heard that version, but I did hear the song in concert before it was released. Just like The Question of U or Damn U or Sexy MF... And it's pretty hard for the album version to live up to the concert version...
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Reply #28 posted 03/07/17 12:44pm

Adorecream

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Agree with pretty much all so far.

No one has mentioned my favourite though

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Screams of Passion (The Family do not compare to the Revolution and Prince telling Brownmark how to use his bass pedal lol)

Feel U up - the late 1981 version runs rings around the "polished" 1989 version. Also this song is a perfect transistional Controversy/1999 sound!

All Day all night (Any protege song is a Prince mix)

G spot

Screams of Passion

Martika's Kitchen (Prince doing Martika's voice is hilarious)

Baby U're a trip

Strange Relationship (Sounds even better with the sitars)

We can funk (Any of versions 1 to 7 recorded in 1986)

Old friends for sale (The original 1985 version is unreleased)

Wouldn't u love 2 love me (1978 version is very good)

Neon Telephone (I think it ended up on some Paisley park album in the late 80s - apologies if it wasn't)

Tick Tick Bang (See comments for Feel U up, Prince has the Linns and a 1999 feel, but with very Dirty Mind/Controversy lyrics and singing)

Elephants and flowers, a slowed down version with a stronger guitar line and different lyrics (More sexual)

Soul Psychodelicide (The song is 5.52 long, not a year and it had the genesis of Joy in Repetition)

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And I will think of more

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Reply #29 posted 03/07/17 12:45pm

mynameisnotsus
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NorthC said:

themend said:



You know, the version that was on the interactive game (I think??) - much much better than the released version on the gold experience biggrin

No, I never heard that version, but I did hear the song in concert before it was released. Just like The Question of U or Damn U or Sexy MF... And it's pretty hard for the album version to live up to the concert version...


Original didn't have the cowbell which is on the released version mad
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