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Reply #30 posted 12/01/19 2:10pm

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Purple Music is sublime.
Every version of Possessed is amazing. This one’s brilliant.
Amazing collection.

I get what everyone’s saying about the sound. I don’t think it’s reverb but something is cold and a bit metallic to me. But I’m just stoked to have these in this quality on an official release!
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Reply #31 posted 12/02/19 6:17am

Steelclawz

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Are you kidding me??? NO CALL U is the best track on this entire set.

tOTALLY Agree... just an amazing song

and the lyrics sites got the last part wrong

its ...

It'll B a cold day in the summer

if i call yo ass up on the phone

and to quote prince

"There's Joy in Repition "

Best song on the album... no call u

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Reply #32 posted 12/02/19 6:12pm

emesem

Loving Do Yourself A Favor. It feels like a totally new song in this quality. Its on repeat tonight.

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Reply #33 posted 12/03/19 9:22am

BartVanHemelen

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Part 3 of "Prince: The Story of 1999": https://www.thecurrent.or...r-swensson

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Reply #34 posted 12/03/19 11:49am

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Am I the only one whose "I can't Stop This Feeling" initial screams seem lower than the singer voice and who hears a Moonbeam Levels's drum sound too close to the rest?

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Reply #35 posted 12/04/19 12:24pm

srodaz

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Possessed (1982 Version)
What an absolute treat to finally have this is great quality! It's already been discussed to death due to its prevelance on bootlegs, but I will always regard this as the superior version of the song. This really should have been the lead single.

Delirious (Full Length)
I've always prefered this version, but I don't really think it was essential enough to justify a place on here, esspecially when there are alternate version of other album tracks that would have been much more interesting to hear. I would have been happy with the bootleg we already have in steller quality.

Purple Music
I've never been a huge fan of the song, although that's not to say I don't like it. Hearing it in this quality is certainly nice - I'm rather surprised by the mono drum track, as the bootleg doesn't sound that way (but it's probably been through several thousand filters).

Yah, You Know
The 86 version definitely has more energy with Eric's horns overdubbed, but this is certainly an interesting listen - especially the double-tracked vocal. I'm suspecting this is a new mix.

Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster)
Finally a definitive master of the track. It's obviously not a remix, so it's interesting that the outro has been cut off most bootlegs/ 4Ever.

No Call U
Another rockabilly song - and probably the worst of the batch. It's not bad, but it drags on way too much and is repetitive.

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
I'm really digging this version! It sounds like a gateway between Controversy and 1999.

Do Yourself A Favor
This is one I never really paid attention to on the bootlegs. It has a real early-80s City Pop vibe for me. It's a very enjoyable four minute song that goes for nine.

Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
This has always been a favourite. The quality it a bit strange though - it's increadibly boomy and sounds cassette-sourced.

Teacher, Teacher
I've always considered this a throwaway track. This version doesn't change that.

Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo)
It's certainly an interesting peice. At points, his background vocals seem to perfectly match that of his band at the time!

Nice review and have to say I agree with most of your thoughts. This set was not as good as CD3 but the ones that stood out for me were:

Purple Music (already heard many times in boots but quality seemed much better and enjoyed even more when I put this on the headphones..you can get the added layers which I never picked up on before)

Moonbeam Levels (awesome to get the full track with ending...makes me wonder if it continues?)

Do Yourself a Favor (this was always one of my fav boots and nice to get a clean copy....i actually like the ending)

Teacher, Teacher (I never was a fan of this when released on bootlegs but I really liked this version...most would probably disagree but I think its much better than the later release).

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Reply #36 posted 12/05/19 10:23am

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I never could hear what was different between the two bootleg versions of Purple Music so for me this released version is THE ultimate version and the bootleg versions can be deleted. smile It's got the "time for your morning bath, Sir" lines, so I'm happy. Prince's embarrased "oh no, I don't want to play anymore" amuses me endlessly. lol

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Reply #37 posted 12/05/19 10:56am

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Purple Music is sublime. Every version of Possessed is amazing. This one’s brilliant. Amazing collection. I get what everyone’s saying about the sound. I don’t think it’s reverb but something is cold and a bit metallic to me. But I’m just stoked to have these in this quality on an official release!

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I do like the two versions of Possessed that have been released, but IMO, by far, the best version is live from Syracuse '85. That's a blow-the-damn-roof-off performance. I watched that one again yesterday because it had been a while. Ended up watching it 3 times.

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Reply #38 posted 12/07/19 11:47pm

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This is a top 5 Prince album if released as is. Everything is a big winner on this disc, and it includes some of his all time great songs in “Moonbeam Levels”, “Purple Music” and “Possessed”, which is far better in this incarnation than any other, IMO. “Do Yourself a Favor”, “Yah, You Know”, “No Call U” would more than hold their own on any Prince album, too. And the extended “Delirious” is excellent!

Love hearing these early versions of “Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got”, and especially “Teacher, Teacher”. I’m in absolute heaven.
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Reply #39 posted 12/08/19 3:42pm

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Possessed (1982 Version) 9/10

Delirious (Full Length) 8/10

Purple Music 10/10

Yah, You Know 7/10

Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster) 9/10

No Call U 6/10

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 8/10

Do Yourself A Favor 10/10

Don’t Let Him Fool Ya 8/10

Teacher, Teacher 7/10

Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo) 8/10





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Reply #40 posted 12/08/19 4:14pm

homesquid

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Full set?

1,221 on scale of 10

This disc?

9 on scale of 10

Possessed (1982 Version) 9/10

Delirious (Full Length) 9.5/10

Purple Music 10/10

Yah, You Know 6.5/10

Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster) 9/10

No Call U 7/10

Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 6/10

Do Yourself A Favor 9.5/10

Don’t Let Him Fool Ya 7/10

Teacher, Teacher 7/10

Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo) 6/10

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Reply #41 posted 12/08/19 10:12pm

LoveGalore

fabriziovenerandi said:

Am I the only one whose "I can't Stop This Feeling" initial screams seem lower than the singer voice and who hears a Moonbeam Levels's drum sound too close to the rest?

You're not the only one. Those harmonies are a crucial part of the hook of the song and they've buried them to almost inaudible levels. Annoying.

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Reply #42 posted 12/11/19 3:06pm

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I have no idea how this 2nd disc of vault tracks seems to have so much less interest than the first disc. If someone told us 5 years years ago that we'd get a CD of unreleased material containing Possessed, Purple Music, Moonbeam Levels, a 1982 recording of Can't Stop This Feeling I Got, Do Yourself A Favor, and a studio demo recorded for band reference that mixes Lady Cab Driver, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, and Little Red Corvette, we'd have all peed ourselves.

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Reply #43 posted 12/11/19 3:18pm

Moonbeam

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Doozer said:

I have no idea how this 2nd disc of vault tracks seems to have so much less interest than the first disc. If someone told us 5 years years ago that we'd get a CD of unreleased material containing Possessed, Purple Music, Moonbeam Levels, a 1982 recording of Can't Stop This Feeling I Got, Do Yourself A Favor, and a studio demo recorded for band reference that mixes Lady Cab Driver, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, and Little Red Corvette, we'd have all peed ourselves.



I think this disc would be a top 5 Prince album if released as is. It’s that good.
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Reply #44 posted 12/12/19 7:53am

CAL3

Moonbeam said:

Doozer said:

I have no idea how this 2nd disc of vault tracks seems to have so much less interest than the first disc. If someone told us 5 years years ago that we'd get a CD of unreleased material containing Possessed, Purple Music, Moonbeam Levels, a 1982 recording of Can't Stop This Feeling I Got, Do Yourself A Favor, and a studio demo recorded for band reference that mixes Lady Cab Driver, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, and Little Red Corvette, we'd have all peed ourselves.

I think this disc would be a top 5 Prince album if released as is. It’s that good.

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I would have to disagree. Unless you are joking, in which case.... good one.

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Reply #45 posted 12/12/19 12:03pm

Moonbeam

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CAL3 said:



Moonbeam said:


Doozer said:

I have no idea how this 2nd disc of vault tracks seems to have so much less interest than the first disc. If someone told us 5 years years ago that we'd get a CD of unreleased material containing Possessed, Purple Music, Moonbeam Levels, a 1982 recording of Can't Stop This Feeling I Got, Do Yourself A Favor, and a studio demo recorded for band reference that mixes Lady Cab Driver, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, and Little Red Corvette, we'd have all peed ourselves.



I think this disc would be a top 5 Prince album if released as is. It’s that good.

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I would have to disagree. Unless you are joking, in which case.... good one.



I am not joking! It’s got some of his all time best tracks and every single song here is a big winner.
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Reply #46 posted 12/18/19 10:23am

CAL3

Moonbeam said:

CAL3 said:

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I would have to disagree. Unless you are joking, in which case.... good one.

I am not joking! It’s got some of his all time best tracks and every single song here is a big winner.

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Are you excluding the 'tour demo' from being a big winner, at least??

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Reply #47 posted 12/18/19 1:34pm

ForceofNature

CAL3 said:

Moonbeam said:

CAL3 said: I am not joking! It’s got some of his all time best tracks and every single song here is a big winner.

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Are you excluding the 'tour demo' from being a big winner, at least??

The tour demo kicks ass

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Reply #48 posted 12/19/19 11:04am

Moonbeam

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CAL3 said:



Moonbeam said:


CAL3 said:


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I would have to disagree. Unless you are joking, in which case.... good one.



I am not joking! It’s got some of his all time best tracks and every single song here is a big winner.

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Are you excluding the 'tour demo' from being a big winner, at least??



No, every song on this disc is at least a 8/10 from me.
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Reply #49 posted 12/20/19 4:18am

Pjwest

Can anyone help here - the version of Yah You Know is obviously the '82 version but some one mentioned the '86 version with overdubs (sax etc).

I assume this version is out there somewhere. Can anyone tell me (without posting links of course....) which bootleg the best version of the '86 one is on?

Many thanks.

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Reply #50 posted 12/20/19 7:47am

Chico

Xtraloveable, my favorite bootleg, belongs on this CD.

There has to be a way to remove or blur the bad word.


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Reply #51 posted 12/20/19 9:24am

soladeo1

Am I the only one who love the 1999 Tour Demo??!!

Song ROCKS!!!!!

If he has other "tour demos" lying around The Vault I'd love to hear them!!!!

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Reply #52 posted 12/20/19 10:00am

AvocadosMax

Pjwest said:

Can anyone help here - the version of Yah You Know is obviously the '82 version but some one mentioned the '86 version with overdubs (sax etc).



I assume this version is out there somewhere. Can anyone tell me (without posting links of course....) which bootleg the best version of the '86 one is on?



Many thanks.


It might be easier to find than you think.
But i wish they mixed the synths louder on 1999 SDE
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Reply #53 posted 12/22/19 9:40pm

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soladeo1 said:

Am I the only one who love the 1999 Tour Demo??!!

Song ROCKS!!!!!

If he has other "tour demos" lying around The Vault I'd love to hear them!!!!

Yep, the tour demo is awesome. Co-sign.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #54 posted 12/22/19 9:50pm

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My thoughts...

01 Possessed (1982 Version)
Decent, but not as good as the versions on PR Vault or PR tour video

02 Delirious (Full Length)
Not one of my favorites on 1999, so a longer version doesn't excite me.

03 Purple Music
This is great. Song is a little repetitive of course, but there are just enough quirks to keep me interested all the way through. I'm really surprised Prince didn't release this at the time, at least as a b-side.

04 Yah, You Know
Pretty cool song. It took me awhile to get into it. The story on the 1999 podcasts by The Current got me into it.

05 Moonbeam Levels (2019 Remaster)
Very good song, but a bit redundant to have it on 2 posthumous releases.

06 No Call U
It's good, very good even, but it doesn't really grab me.

07 Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
I want to like this more, but I find it to be just ok.

08 Do Yourself A Favor
Awesome

09 Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
Decent little tune

10 Teacher, Teacher
Ok, but the tone of the music doesn't fit well with the lyrics.

11 Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Little Red Corvette (Tour Demo)
Another great one

Overall
It's very good. I just prefer the Vault pt 1.

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Reply #55 posted 12/22/19 11:47pm

LoveGalore

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10 Teacher, Teacher
Ok, but the tone of the music doesn't fit well with the lyrics.




Huh? Why doesn't it?

It's just a chill little alt rock track from the perspective of the Lolita character. Seems fitting to me.
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Reply #56 posted 12/23/19 10:09pm

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LoveGalore said:

controversy99 said:
10 Teacher, Teacher
Ok, but the tone of the music doesn't fit well with the lyrics.

Huh? Why doesn't it? It's just a chill little alt rock track from the perspective of the Lolita character. Seems fitting to me.

Music just seems a little too upbeat for such a serious subject. Interesting that you say Lolita; I figured the student was a male, but maybe not.

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Reply #57 posted 12/27/19 12:53am

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I can't get enough of "Teacher, Teacher" lately. The wordless ascending vocals toward the end are wonderful.

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Reply #58 posted 12/27/19 2:33am

LoveGalore

controversy99 said:



LoveGalore said:


controversy99 said:
10 Teacher, Teacher
Ok, but the tone of the music doesn't fit well with the lyrics.


Huh? Why doesn't it? It's just a chill little alt rock track from the perspective of the Lolita character. Seems fitting to me.

Music just seems a little too upbeat for such a serious subject. Interesting that you say Lolita; I figured the student was a male, but maybe not.




I do think the Lolita character in the song is male, but idk what to call male versions of a Lolita. Lolito? lol.

I think, especially with the work W&L did to it, the song is intended to have the light-hearted vibe to it despite the nature of the subject matter. It's entirely possible that the character isn't underage and "teacher" (and the related terminology) is used in a tongue in cheek sort of way.

But look at songs like Sister or Ronnie Talk 2 Russia. He did a lot of upbeat songs about serious subjects.
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Reply #59 posted 12/27/19 6:37am

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WELL POOK GET BOX SET FOR CHRISTMAS

AND POOK REAL HAPPY TO HAVE DO YOURSELF FAVOR

IT SOUND GREAT!

NOT LIKE TWO KAY BEE PEE ESS EMM PEE THREE POOK GET FROM NAPSTER

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