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Thread started 11/05/19 9:35am

soladeo1

Where there ever any studio recordings of Purple Rain and Baby I’m A Star??

Different from the versions recorded largely live in 1983 at 1st Avenue??

Has Michael Howe ever been asked this??
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Reply #1 posted 11/05/19 9:46am

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I think it was Don Batts who talked about the earlier version of "Baby I'm A Star." He compared it to the PR version and how blown out the released version was, but the earlier version was funkier and more simplistic (or whatever adjective he used).

With Prince recording everything, I can't imagine these songs weren't put to tape first. "Computer Blue" went through a couple of live vs tape incarnations as well.

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Reply #2 posted 11/05/19 9:58am

soladeo1

TrivialPursuit said:

I think it was Don Batts who talked about the earlier version of "Baby I'm A Star." He compared it to the PR version and how blown out the released version was, but the earlier version was funkier and more simplistic (or whatever adjective he used).

With Prince recording everything, I can't imagine these songs weren't put to tape first. "Computer Blue" went through a couple of live vs tape incarnations as well.

Thanks TrivialPursuit!

Hopefully, one day, we'll all get a PURPLE RAIN MEGA DELUXE version that has stuff like this!!

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/19 10:01am

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TrivialPursuit said:

I think it was Don Batts who talked about the earlier version of "Baby I'm A Star." He compared it to the PR version and how blown out the released version was, but the earlier version was funkier and more simplistic (or whatever adjective he used).

With Prince recording everything, I can't imagine these songs weren't put to tape first. "Computer Blue" went through a couple of live vs tape incarnations as well.

We should all have the copy of Baby I'm A Star's studio demo by now. It's fun and quite bouncy, but certainly less grandiose and less of an event than the released version.

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Reply #4 posted 11/05/19 10:02am

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LoveGalore said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I think it was Don Batts who talked about the earlier version of "Baby I'm A Star." He compared it to the PR version and how blown out the released version was, but the earlier version was funkier and more simplistic (or whatever adjective he used).

With Prince recording everything, I can't imagine these songs weren't put to tape first. "Computer Blue" went through a couple of live vs tape incarnations as well.

We should all have the copy of Baby I'm A Star's studio demo by now. It's fun and quite bouncy, but certainly less grandiose and less of an event than the released version.

Oh we should, should we? Please feel free.

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Reply #5 posted 11/05/19 10:45am

LoveGalore

TwiliteKid said:

LoveGalore said:

We should all have the copy of Baby I'm A Star's studio demo by now. It's fun and quite bouncy, but certainly less grandiose and less of an event than the released version.

Oh we should, should we? Please feel free.

Luv4u finna come snip ya, sweetie.

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Reply #6 posted 11/05/19 10:53am

sexton

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soladeo1 said:

Different from the versions recorded largely live in 1983 at 1st Avenue?? Has Michael Howe ever been asked this??


Prince Vault says the earliest studio verison was recorded in 1981: http://princevault.com/in...27m_A_Star

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/19 11:16am

blacknote

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LoveGalore said:

TwiliteKid said:

Oh we should, should we? Please feel free.

Luv4u finna come snip ya, sweetie.

Tell 'em one mo 'gin, LG!!!!

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/19 12:02pm

TwiliteKid

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LoveGalore said:

TwiliteKid said:

Oh we should, should we? Please feel free.

Luv4u finna come snip ya, sweetie.

Maybe, (although I've already got the track) - but my post was a reaction to how annoying it is to see folks tell others what they should or should already have. Don't gloat, help!

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Reply #9 posted 11/05/19 12:15pm

sulls

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LoveGalore said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I think it was Don Batts who talked about the earlier version of "Baby I'm A Star." He compared it to the PR version and how blown out the released version was, but the earlier version was funkier and more simplistic (or whatever adjective he used).

With Prince recording everything, I can't imagine these songs weren't put to tape first. "Computer Blue" went through a couple of live vs tape incarnations as well.

We should all have the copy of Baby I'm A Star's studio demo by now. It's fun and quite bouncy, but certainly less grandiose and less of an event than the released version.

Well said. The released version is THE version.

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Reply #10 posted 11/05/19 12:50pm

LoveGalore

TwiliteKid said:

LoveGalore said:

Luv4u finna come snip ya, sweetie.

Maybe, (although I've already got the track) - but my post was a reaction to how annoying it is to see folks tell others what they should or should already have. Don't gloat, help!

Help with what, while remaining within the law of the land? My statement was that it is out there, which is true.

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Reply #11 posted 11/05/19 12:53pm

jfenster

u would think the estate would find thse studio tracks...for release

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Reply #12 posted 11/05/19 1:20pm

TwiliteKid

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LoveGalore said:

TwiliteKid said:

Maybe, (although I've already got the track) - but my post was a reaction to how annoying it is to see folks tell others what they should or should already have. Don't gloat, help!

Help with what, while remaining within the law of the land? My statement was that it is out there, which is true.

There's a little thing called orgnotes...

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Reply #13 posted 11/05/19 2:00pm

LoveGalore

TwiliteKid said:



LoveGalore said:




TwiliteKid said:




Maybe, (although I've already got the track) - but my post was a reaction to how annoying it is to see folks tell others what they should or should already have. Don't gloat, help!



Help with what, while remaining within the law of the land? My statement was that it is out there, which is true.




There's a little thing called orgnotes...



While we're making assumptions, I'm betting Ernest didn't consider my reply as gloating. Frankly I'm not even sure how one could. The song has been widely circulating for years. And you best believe if a person doesn't have it, they're gonna get up in your org notes anyway. But thanks for the lesson in etiquette.
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Reply #14 posted 11/05/19 2:05pm

TwiliteKid

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LoveGalore said:

TwiliteKid said:

There's a little thing called orgnotes...

While we're making assumptions, I'm betting Ernest didn't consider my reply as gloating. Frankly I'm not even sure how one could. The song has been widely circulating for years. And you best believe if a person doesn't have it, they're gonna get up in your org notes anyway. But thanks for the lesson in etiquette.

Anytime! I'm here to help.

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Reply #15 posted 11/05/19 2:13pm

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I suspect the studio version of Purple Rain is heard partially in the movie when he plays the cassette demo (fictionally by Wendy and Lisa).

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Reply #16 posted 11/05/19 2:15pm

soladeo1

ufoclub said:

I suspect the studio version of Purple Rain is heard partially in the movie when he plays the cassette demo (fictionally by Wendy and Lisa).




Oooo...good point!!!
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Reply #17 posted 11/05/19 2:17pm

TrivialPursuit

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ufoclub said:

I suspect the studio version of Purple Rain is heard partially in the movie when he plays the cassette demo (fictionally by Wendy and Lisa).


I've wondered about that. He was so prolific writing every note in that movie (except Michel's score) that I'd almost believe more than he recorded some of those parts specifically for the film. It's an interesting note to figure out, though.

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