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Thread started 07/17/17 9:36am

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Prince and 3rd Eye Girl, What If...

Dis kinda kicks.

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Reply #1 posted 07/17/17 11:50am

Telecaster5

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Heard last night. The song is kinda cool, but the chorus is a let down.

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Reply #2 posted 07/17/17 12:12pm

Transformed1

Telecaster5 said:

Heard last night. The song is kinda cool, but the chorus is a let down.

I like it alot.

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Reply #3 posted 07/17/17 12:17pm

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It's a cover song.

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Reply #4 posted 07/17/17 12:22pm

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leadline said:

It's a cover song.


Yep. I thought the story was Prince heard it once listening to the local CCR station in the car and liked it enough to cover it.
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Reply #5 posted 07/17/17 12:25pm

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I like it plenty until Hannah starts singing.

RIP sad
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Reply #6 posted 07/17/17 12:25pm

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Originally done by Nichole Nordeman. KTIS (Minneapolis' Christian Contemporary station) interviewed her shortly after Prince's death. It was an interesting interview.

Here's an article from WayFM when he first released the song:

Mainstream, iconic artist, Prince, just released a new single. Why are we telling you this? Because it’s actually an old song by Nichole Nordeman.

Nichole wrote and sang the song, “What If” back in 2005. It was a big hit for her on Christian radio.

Nichole says 5 years ago she got a call from Prince’s management asking for rights to cover the song. She gave them permission and never heard back. She figured it had faded over time.

Now, 5 years later, Prince released “What If” as his newest mainstream single. Turns out he heard it on the radio, then introduced it to his band. How cool is that?

Of course he put his own take on the song. It sounds pretty different musically, but the beautiful message remains the same.

Nichole was beside herself with excitement on her Facebook page saying:

“I don’t really have the appropriate words for what an honor this is… This man’s talent is otherworldly. What’s the non-musical equivalent? Tiger Woods asking to borrow your clubs? Neil Armstrong calling and asking if you’d like to take a walk?… Prince heard a song about the transforming love of Jesus on Christian radio and now has given it a much wider audience than I ever did or could.” Wonder what was running through Prince’s head when he heard it for the first time?

[Edited 7/17/17 12:32pm]

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Reply #7 posted 07/17/17 12:31pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

I like it plenty until Hannah starts singing.


Yes....that x100

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Reply #8 posted 07/17/17 12:33pm

Silvertongue7

I liked 3rdeyegirl a lot but I found this song awful in every way...
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Reply #9 posted 07/17/17 3:25pm

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Love the song and Hannah is fine by me. She sounds good on this track and PE.

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Reply #10 posted 07/17/17 6:01pm

gandorb

It's super catchy song for better or worse. Her vocals are decent here.
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Reply #11 posted 07/17/17 9:19pm

leadline

DarkKnight1 said:

Love the song and Hannah is fine by me. She sounds good on this track and PE.


Much love to Hannah, really, she is a fantastic drummer. But I always found her voice to be very shrilly, hard on the ears, and speakers.

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Reply #12 posted 07/18/17 1:22am

dodger

The opening minute or so is great. Then Hannah starts with her Avril Lavigne impression.

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Reply #13 posted 07/18/17 5:09am

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The opening minute or so is great. Then Hannah starts with her Avril Lavigne impression.

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Reply #14 posted 07/18/17 5:13am

emesem

Once of his last best tracks. Should have been on Plectrum. As good better than Another love. Telling his covers seem to like say more than his own songs at the end.
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Reply #15 posted 07/18/17 7:41pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

I like it plenty until Hannah starts singing.

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Reply #16 posted 07/19/17 8:19pm

MrMoops

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He had me produce a full orchestration for this song (after it was released).

I think he just wanted to hear what it would sound like.

That song was already pretty thick as it was, so you can imagine what happened throwing strings, brass, and woodwinds on top of that.

I think it was the 2nd to last song i worked on with him.

-MBN

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Reply #17 posted 07/19/17 8:45pm

gandorb

Sorry, wrong thread.
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