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wilmer

What is your favorite incarnation of Possessed?

As much as I enjoy both released versions of this song, the one that came out on PR Deluxe and the one that later came out on 1999 SDE, the one that I can't seem to stop playing is the live version from the concert released with the PR Deluxe. To me, it is so much funkier than the studio versions. I just love it. And I also love the segue from Irrisistable Bitch into it. I actually listened to the live version first and had never heard the studio versions circulating but when I did, they just didn't rise above the live version. How about y'all?
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Reply #1 posted 10/24/20 1:36pm

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The one at the 1984 Birthday bash on Night Before The Reign.

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Reply #2 posted 10/24/20 1:41pm

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Your Favourite Incarnation of Posessed... That sounds like a porn horror movie.
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Reply #3 posted 10/24/20 1:42pm

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I am not familair very well with the Purple Rain tour version of Possessed. However I feel that the PR SDE version of Possessed is a work of art, I give it a 10 out of 10. Never cared too much for the 1999 SDE version, I mean I like it but I hear too many other songs in that version.

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Reply #4 posted 10/24/20 2:23pm

LoveGalore

The original, always. 84 version is alright, but I rarely listen to it as it's clearly incomplete.

Don't care for the live version at all
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Reply #5 posted 10/24/20 2:46pm

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The 1982 version is masterful. The 1984 version is quirky, but pales in comparison, IMO.

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Reply #6 posted 10/24/20 2:53pm

ThePersian

1999 SDE version - 9/10 my second most listened to Prince song of the year after The Cocoa Boys

PR SDE versions - glad to never hear it again

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Reply #7 posted 10/24/20 4:29pm

SexyMuthaF

March 30, 1985 in Syracuse.
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Reply #8 posted 10/24/20 5:27pm

ForceofNature

It used to the be second version but the first version of the tune when included on 1999 Deluxe in such great quality elevated it to my favorite
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Reply #9 posted 10/24/20 5:27pm

AvocadosMax

The live version is over-rated...

The 82 version is THE version.... ik the guitar part is basically the same idea as the synth in 1999, but '82 Posessed is just superb and a hidden classic from a classic era

'84 version isn't anything special... just Prince updating the production and trying to do something else with it since he re-used that hook in 1999

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Reply #10 posted 10/24/20 5:49pm

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82 all the way.
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Reply #11 posted 10/24/20 6:53pm

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The PR version is better to me
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Reply #12 posted 10/24/20 7:06pm

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1. I love it in the space in the Purple Rain movie

I love the 1982 outtake
I love the 1984 studio release
I love the Syracuse 1985 show version with Eric on horns

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Reply #13 posted 10/24/20 7:17pm

wilmer

purplethunder3121 said:

The one at the 1984 Birthday bash on Night Before The Reign.



I've never heard this performance. Is it out there?
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Reply #14 posted 10/25/20 2:37pm

lust

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The pussy sugar version all day long.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #15 posted 10/26/20 10:20am

RODSERLING

What an horrible song, whatever version it is.
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