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Thread started 09/09/17 8:58am

purplerabbitho
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Album with Prince's most beautiful vocals?? What do you all think?

Not his coolest vocals or most intensely emotional. No, I am talking about his prettiest vocals.

I have mixed feelings about the Emancipation album. Beautiful songwriting in many instances but I don't like the production of many of the songs (wish it had a more organic sound or at least more cutting edge). But damn if his vocals aren't impressive. I have been youtube-ing Emancipation songs and his singing and lyrics are strong in many of those songs. Maybe his prettiest singing.

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Reply #1 posted 09/09/17 12:58pm

dodger

As you say it's probably Emancipation with the likes of Betcha By Golly Wow and a lot of disc 2.
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The Symbol album has a few with the likes of Sweet Baby, Damn U, And God Created Woman and Love 2 The 9's.
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Reply #2 posted 09/09/17 1:15pm

blizzybiz

I think that "For You" is the one for Prince's "prettiest" vocals. I'm loathe to describe a man's voice as "pretty", but yeah, Prince's voice was smooth as silk on this album. When I want to hear Prince simply sing and hear his falsetto in all its glory, i put this on, hands down.

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Reply #3 posted 09/09/17 1:31pm

jdcxc

Emanicipation


One Kiss at a Time.....Beyond incredible vocals, best ever


Soul Sanctuary...beautiful
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Reply #4 posted 09/09/17 1:33pm

LovePaisley

I agree about Emancipation. Approaching 40, his voice developed this silky quality that I love. (Bland early digital aside.)

I wonder if it's because he was a student of that voice preservation technique? I looked it up--appears to be Seth Riggs?
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And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #5 posted 09/09/17 2:15pm

gandorb

One Night Alone
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Reply #6 posted 09/09/17 7:45pm

purplerabbitho
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oh,that's a good one.

gandorb said:

One Night Alone

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Reply #7 posted 09/10/17 1:20am

Lovejunky

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Emancipation...

Followed closely by ONA lol

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Reply #8 posted 09/10/17 9:35am

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Lovejunky said:

Emancipation...

Followed closely by ONA lol

yeahthat lol

"Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does too."
You certainly proved that Prince, beyond any doubt.
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Reply #9 posted 09/10/17 2:15pm

wouldntulove2l
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I would have to agree with Emancipation, specifically the second disc.

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #10 posted 09/11/17 9:34am

RJOrion

For You
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Reply #11 posted 09/12/17 5:14am

HatrinaHaterwi
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RJOrion said:

For You


I can agree with you too. nod

"Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does too."
You certainly proved that Prince, beyond any doubt.
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Reply #12 posted 09/13/17 4:58am

jaawwnn

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I'd probably go with For You as well.

After maybe Parade or so his albums tended to vary musically a fair bit so he might have some very pretty vocals on a song like Diamonds & Pearls rubbing up against some Gett Off screaming and rapping. Even Emancipation has a track like Face Down on it...

On For You even the big rocker in the form of I'm Yours is all falsetto sweet singing. I don't even know if it fully works tbh but it's certainly pretty (and I wouldn't want it changed)

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Reply #13 posted 09/13/17 1:50pm

Spanky

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Sign of the Times because of If I Was Ur Girlfriend and Adore.
I wish u heaven
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Reply #14 posted 09/13/17 2:54pm

sro100

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The Truth

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Reply #15 posted 09/13/17 7:48pm

Musze

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Emancipation.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #16 posted 09/13/17 7:48pm

Musze

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blizzybiz said:

I think that "For You" is the one for Prince's "prettiest" vocals. I'm loathe to describe a man's voice as "pretty", but yeah, Prince's voice was smooth as silk on this album. When I want to hear Prince simply sing and hear his falsetto in all its glory, i put this on, hands down.

I can totally see that.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #17 posted 09/13/17 9:33pm

purplethunder3
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Too hard to choose...

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #18 posted 09/13/17 10:08pm

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Definitely For You
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Reply #19 posted 09/14/17 6:10am

CAL3

sro100 said:

The Truth

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That's the one that came to mind for me too!

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Reply #20 posted 09/14/17 10:02am

databank

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IDK about a whole album but there's a remix of TMBGITW (either Mustang Mix or Staxowax I can't recall right now) that blew my mind when I was taking singing lessons in the late 90's/early 00's. I brought it to my background vocals class back then, and even the teacher (she was a badass jazz singer) had a hard time believing P was doing all the vocals alone, and she totally acknowledged that the vocal arrangements were remarkable.

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Reply #21 posted 09/14/17 10:16am

Polo1026

For You was really a vocal tour de force, the harmonies and structure were insane to me. I've always loved the vocals on Parade, not just Prince but the back ground vocals were amazing. Sign had great vocals, Emancipation is a very underrated album, there's more quality on it than I remembered listening to it now, his vocals on this record were beautiful and diverse. Hard to pick one record tbh and I haven't even talked about ONA.

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Reply #22 posted 09/14/17 10:39am

purplerabbitho
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Polo1026 said:

For You was really a vocal tour de force, the harmonies and structure were insane to me. I've always loved the vocals on Parade, not just Prince but the back ground vocals were amazing. Sign had great vocals, Emancipation is a very underrated album, there's more quality on it than I remembered listening to it now, his vocals on this record were beautiful and diverse. Hard to pick one record tbh and I haven't even talked about ONA.



It's funny but as much as I like the Parade album, I never found his vocals to be that great in that album--they almost sound Camille like. Expressive yes, bu not pretty
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Reply #23 posted 09/14/17 10:42am

coldasice

Parade by far
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Reply #24 posted 09/14/17 1:06pm

purplerabbitho
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coldasice said:

Parade by far

Whose vocals? W and L's or P's? We must be hearing with different kinds of ears. LOL
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Reply #25 posted 09/14/17 1:17pm

Polo1026

purplerabbithole said:

Polo1026 said:

For You was really a vocal tour de force, the harmonies and structure were insane to me. I've always loved the vocals on Parade, not just Prince but the back ground vocals were amazing. Sign had great vocals, Emancipation is a very underrated album, there's more quality on it than I remembered listening to it now, his vocals on this record were beautiful and diverse. Hard to pick one record tbh and I haven't even talked about ONA.



It's funny but as much as I like the Parade album, I never found his vocals to be that great in that album--they almost sound Camille like. Expressive yes, bu not pretty


Listen to it again and just focus on the vocals there's a lot of intricate work on Parade and I'm talking about ALL the vocals, lead and background. Very very underrated imo.
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Reply #26 posted 09/14/17 3:41pm

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Lovejunky said:

Emancipation...

Followed closely by ONA lol

yes and yes

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Reply #27 posted 09/14/17 3:53pm

purplerabbitho
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Granted. I know his own background vocals and W and L's vocals are cool alongside his more unconventional lead vocals but sometimes his voice is a bit rough and I have liked his live vocalizations of Sometimes it Snows in April better. For example, I don't think I would use P's nasally vocalization on Girls and Boys as proof that P was a great singer (and I love that song). I think P was going for funky and jazzy vocalization. I don't hate it and I think it was an artistic choice but it not his most beautiful singing in my opinion.

Polo1026 said:

purplerabbithole said:
It's funny but as much as I like the Parade album, I never found his vocals to be that great in that album--they almost sound Camille like. Expressive yes, bu not pretty
Listen to it again and just focus on the vocals there's a lot of intricate work on Parade and I'm talking about ALL the vocals, lead and background. Very very underrated imo.

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Reply #28 posted 09/14/17 9:55pm

coldasice

purplerabbithole said:

coldasice said:

Parade by far

Whose vocals? W and L's or P's? We must be hearing with different kinds of ears. LOL
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No, he sings just about every way possible on that album and with absolute mastery of his voice.
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Reply #29 posted 09/14/17 10:19pm

sharpieheartz

The Gold Experience
For You
Emancipation
20Ten
Prince
SOTT
Musicology (Call My Name, On The Couch)
RU2TJF (ILU,IDTUA, The Sun, The Moon And Stars)
ONA
A couple songs on Planet Earth
Come (Um, hello??? Dark and SOLO!!)
A couple from Art Official Age
HNRP2

I also love his vocals on Until U're In My Arms Again.

Hell, I almost listen all of his albums! LMAO!
hold me, kiss me, ravage me on moonlit floors ~
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