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Thread started 04/19/17 5:29pm

soladeo1

Just WTF is Katrina's Paper Dolls?????!!!

Has anyone really heard it?

Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals
but the real thing??

What does it sound like?
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Reply #1 posted 04/19/17 5:43pm

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soladeo1 said:

Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?


It's on youtube, Katrina was Vanity's middle name.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #2 posted 04/19/17 5:45pm

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The Katrina name in the title is a reference to Vanity, who's full name was Denise Katrina Matthews.

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Reply #3 posted 04/19/17 5:48pm

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Also, it was recorded in October/November 1983 at the Kiowa Trail home studio.

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Reply #4 posted 04/19/17 5:49pm

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And Vanity liked paper dolls... wink

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Reply #5 posted 04/19/17 5:55pm

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It was reworked into "Bob George."

Bob, ain't that a bitch?

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Reply #6 posted 04/19/17 5:56pm

SomeSoldier

But is there any link to that Joy or Paisley Park Instrumental track that leaked a while back?
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Reply #7 posted 04/19/17 5:57pm

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leadline said:



soladeo1 said:


Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?


It's on youtube, Katrina was Vanity's middle name.



The only version I can see on YouTube is indeed the "Paisley Park" Instrumental (putting the quotes in since it sounds nothing like the released song Paisley Park) that the OP is referencing, otherwise known as Joy. I don't think the actual Katrina's Paper Dolls is circulating. Really strange and evocative track title though, I'm very curious to see what it sounds like come the release of Purple Rain Deluxe, although I feel with that weird title it's likely to be an instrumental, but I don't really have anything to bar that on, just idle speculation l.
Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
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Reply #8 posted 04/19/17 6:01pm

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soladeo1 said:

Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?

Atmospheric, dark, moody, very synth heavy (In fact its all synths and drum machines). The song is about a woman(Katrina) whos man been gone for so long she makes a paper doll for each and every day, Comes to the realization that "Love's just a game and its so insane" but "Baby that what makes the world go round"

Big Chick

"Security Ensuring Thee"

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Reply #9 posted 04/19/17 6:07pm

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BigChick said:



soladeo1 said:


Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?

Atmospheric, dark, moody, very synth heavy (In fact its all synths and drum machines). The song is about a woman(Katrina) whos man been gone for so long she makes a paper doll for each and every day, Comes to the realization that "Love's just a game and its so insane" but "Baby that what makes the world go round"




Big Chick


"Security Ensuring Thee"


You've really piqued my curiosity now... Are those the synths from Joy? I can't see how you can build a song around them, but who knows.
[Edited 4/19/17 18:08pm]
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Reply #10 posted 04/19/17 6:09pm

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BigChick knows what he is talking about biggrin

I would say like a cross between "God" and "The Beautiful Ones" with a fuck-ton of reverb.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the "Joy" track which is actually an instrumental called "Paisley Park Instrumental" (but has nothing to do with the song Paisley Park). Someone mislabelled that to get YouTube hits.



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Reply #11 posted 04/19/17 6:12pm

SomeSoldier

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BigChick knows what he is talking about biggrin

I would say like a cross between "God" and "The Beautiful Ones" with a fuck-ton of reverb.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the "Joy" track which is actually an instrumental called "Paisley Park Instrumental" (but has nothing to do with the song Paisley Park). Someone mislabelled that to get YouTube hits.




Thank you, it's been bugging me for weeks. Now, how about a leak? 😜
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Reply #12 posted 04/19/17 6:35pm

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

The Katrina name in the title is a reference to Vanity, who's full name was Denise Katrina Matthews.



eek eek eek eek eek I. DID. NOT. KNOW THIS! I never heard this song! I'm freaking out! nutty nutty nutty

Should I look or wait for Purple Rain Deluxe? excited
[Edited 4/19/17 18:56pm]
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #13 posted 04/19/17 10:06pm

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luvgirl said:

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

The Katrina name in the title is a reference to Vanity, who's full name was Denise Katrina Matthews.

eek eek eek eek eek I. DID. NOT. KNOW THIS! I never heard this song! I'm freaking out! nutty nutty nutty Should I look or wait for Purple Rain Deluxe? excited [Edited 4/19/17 18:56pm]

You didn't know?!? eek Girl... I've been wondering if it would ever be released. wink

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Reply #14 posted 04/20/17 1:55am

darkroman

I hope this track is included here as a tribute to her!

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That would be particularly touching.

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Reply #15 posted 04/20/17 2:22am

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luvgirl said:

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

The Katrina name in the title is a reference to Vanity, who's full name was Denise Katrina Matthews.

eek eek eek eek eek I. DID. NOT. KNOW THIS! I never heard this song! I'm freaking out! nutty nutty nutty Should I look or wait for Purple Rain Deluxe? excited [Edited 4/19/17 18:56pm]

I'm waiting. smile

RIP sad
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Reply #16 posted 04/20/17 4:08am

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BigChick said:



soladeo1 said:


Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?

Atmospheric, dark, moody, very synth heavy (In fact its all synths and drum machines). The song is about a woman(Katrina) whos man been gone for so long she makes a paper doll for each and every day, Comes to the realization that "Love's just a game and its so insane" but "Baby that what makes the world go round"




Big Chick


"Security Ensuring Thee"


That won't be the same version that's coming on PR
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Reply #17 posted 04/20/17 4:52am

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darkroman said:

I hope this track is included here as a tribute to her!

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That would be particularly touching.

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neutral


For me, Electric Intercourse and We Can Fuck will be the highlights. Have dreamed of a studio verion of Electric Intercourse since the mid 80's.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #18 posted 04/20/17 5:00am

darkroman

leadline said:

darkroman said:

I hope this track is included here as a tribute to her!

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That would be particularly touching.

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neutral


For me, Electric Intercourse and We Can Fuck will be the highlights. Have dreamed of a studio verion of Electric Intercourse since the mid 80's.

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I MASSIVELY agree!

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The studio version of Electric Intercourse is simply off the scale! But the live version will forever be special as it catches the moment beautifully (as does A Case Of U).

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On another point, I'm amazed that we even now we still hear of tracks that no one ever knew about!

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lol lol lol lol

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Reply #19 posted 04/20/17 5:03am

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darkroman said:

leadline said:


For me, Electric Intercourse and We Can Fuck will be the highlights. Have dreamed of a studio verion of Electric Intercourse since the mid 80's.

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I MASSIVELY agree!

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The studio version of Electric Intercourse is simply off the scale! But the live version will forever be special as it catches the moment beautifully (as does A Case Of U).

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On another point, I'm amazed that we even now we still hear of tracks that no one ever knew about!

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lol lol lol lol


Amen on the live stuff, whenever I hear either of those songs, my mind moves back to Prince at that piano in 83 under the blue light.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #20 posted 04/20/17 5:32am

luvgirl

tigerlilyluv said:



luvgirl said:


HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

The Katrina name in the title is a reference to Vanity, who's full name was Denise Katrina Matthews.



eek eek eek eek eek I. DID. NOT. KNOW THIS! I never heard this song! I'm freaking out! nutty nutty nutty Should I look or wait for Purple Rain Deluxe? excited [Edited 4/19/17 18:56pm]



You didn't know?!? eek Girl... I've been wondering if it would ever be released. wink



I've heard of the song. The name did run across my mind for a second, but since I'd never heard it and it seemed unattainable, I never dwelled on it long enough to solidly put two and two together on the "Katrina" part. Cannot wait to hear this! Makes that Purple Rain Deluxe even more exciting. As a Prince/Vanity enthusiast, this is the stuff dreams are made of! lol, lol...
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I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #21 posted 04/20/17 8:06am

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soladeo1 said:

Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?

There are (at least) 4 versions:

1 - Cole Colemans original version with Prince - Years ago I asked Wendy and Lisa about this version because I didn't recognise the unknown woman recording this with Prince and they (or Lisa actually) confirmed it was her sister and originally her song...

2 - Prince's finished version of the track above.

3 - Prince's re-recorded version.

4 - Prince's completely reworked version. (Which is the best)

So what does it sound like? It seems it will be on the "Purple Rain" Deluxe CD, so just be patient...

Neversin.

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“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Reply #22 posted 04/20/17 9:54am

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Resisting the temptation to bed down in a snow bank for a little suspended animation until the release date ala Eric Cartman... excited

"I like to watch."
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Reply #23 posted 04/20/17 10:14am

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BigChick said:

soladeo1 said:

Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?

Atmospheric, dark, moody, very synth heavy (In fact its all synths and drum machines). The song is about a woman(Katrina) whos man been gone for so long she makes a paper doll for each and every day, Comes to the realization that "Love's just a game and its so insane" but "Baby that what makes the world go round"

Big Chick

"Security Ensuring Thee"

Would love to hear this one.

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #24 posted 04/20/17 10:55am

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Neversin said:



soladeo1 said:


Has anyone really heard it? Not Joy or one of the Paisley Park Instrumentals but the real thing?? What does it sound like?


There are (at least) 4 versions:




1 - Cole Colemans original version with Prince - Years ago I asked Wendy and Lisa about this version because I didn't recognise the unknown woman recording this with Prince and they (or Lisa actually) confirmed it was her sister and originally her song...



2 - Prince's finished version of the track above.



3 - Prince's re-recorded version.



4 - Prince's completely reworked version. (Which is the best)

So what does it sound like? It seems it will be on the "Purple Rain" Deluxe CD, so just be patient...

Neversin.





What are the differences between the first version and the last?
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #25 posted 04/23/17 6:14pm

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Dunno, but can't wait 2 hear it smile pray

Hundalisiliah!
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Reply #26 posted 04/27/17 3:18pm

Dilan

It's quite a dark song but its amazing

I'm feeling a bit fammy™
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Reply #27 posted 04/27/17 3:50pm

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p>Atmospheric, dark, moody, very synth heavy (In fact its all synths and drum machines). The song is about a woman(Katrina) whos man been gone for so long she makes a paper doll for each and every day, Comes to the realization that "Love's just a game and its so insane" but "Baby that what makes the world go round"



Big Chick


"Security Ensuring Thee"




Militant said:

BigChick knows what he is talking about biggrin

I would say like a cross between "God" and "The Beautiful Ones" with a fuck-ton of reverb.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the "Joy" track which is actually an instrumental called "Paisley Park Instrumental" (but has nothing to do with the song Paisley Park). Someone mislabelled that to get YouTube hits.






Dilan said:

It's quite a dark song but its amazing



This jam version you are all talking about is no where near the finished studio version. It's probably as close to the version coming on PR deluxe as the Baby I'm a Star demo is to the completed album version, so I don't really see why anyone had to mention it at all
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Reply #28 posted 04/28/17 12:24am

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This jam version you are all talking about is no where near the finished studio version. It's probably as close to the version coming on PR deluxe as the Baby I'm a Star demo is to the completed album version, so I don't really see why anyone had to mention it at all


Plus the fact that that version isn't the only jam/rehearsal version of the song...

Neversin.

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“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”

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Reply #29 posted 04/28/17 3:08pm

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i wondered what the big deal about it was, as ive heard a snippet and it doesnt sound too overwhelming. but it does sound really dark and eerie. im interested in hearing the full version, so i can make a proper judgement if i like it or not

eye dont think U heard me . . .
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