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Thread started 11/29/19 6:20am

thebanishedone

Prince as a producer

Prince did great production work on many of his output ,

he made hits

for other artists ,gave them (semi* successful careers

but what he didnt

do is he didnt

support their individuality as an artists.

All Prince produced artists have the same

sound,same vocal mannerism as Prince.

I know that Prince wanted to create a music scene

centered around him

but he was in a way doing what he didnt want to be done to him.

Remember that he refused Maurice White from Earth Wind And Fire

because

Prince wanted to create his sound.

That is my only criticism regarding Prince as a producer.

From a professional standpoint he did great job regarding quality

of the songs,musicianship,arrangements of the music

he produced for other artists,

but it was always on the expense of the

artists he produced.

There are a lot of music producers who are far less equiped

as Prince was in

terms of overall knowledge,

regarding production values but yet they still

dont repress artists individuality.

At the same time i gotta admit that at the end of his

career as a producer

Prince did some production work where he tried to give the artists

support in finding their own sound.

Judith Hill,Andy All,Bria ,all the albums he produced for those

lady no matter what you think of the songs dont sound at all

like Prince wanted to make them sound like him.

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Reply #1 posted 11/29/19 6:28am

jaawwnn

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Eh, disagree, the Andy Allo and Judith Hill albums sound exactly like Prince, or at least his NPG sound, at the time of recording. It's been a while since I listened to the Bria album but I don't remember it standing out particularly from his other stuff at the time.

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Reply #2 posted 11/29/19 6:34am

thebanishedone

jaawwnn said:

Eh, disagree, the Andy Allo and Judith Hill albums sound exactly like Prince, or at least his NPG sound, at the time of recording. It's been a while since I listened to the Bria album but I don't remember it standing out particularly from his other stuff at the time.

but that NPG sound was not a real Prince sound.it was the sound

he was interested in .

so you think he was still giving them Prince sound but the

sound had changed

or maybe lost its own essence?

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Reply #3 posted 11/29/19 6:54am

jaawwnn

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thebanishedone said:

jaawwnn said:

Eh, disagree, the Andy Allo and Judith Hill albums sound exactly like Prince, or at least his NPG sound, at the time of recording. It's been a while since I listened to the Bria album but I don't remember it standing out particularly from his other stuff at the time.

but that NPG sound was not a real Prince sound.it was the sound

he was interested in .

so you think he was still giving them Prince sound but the

sound had changed

or maybe lost its own essence?

He had a latter-day NPG sound that you can hear on these albums, and also HitnRun 2 and other bits and pieces. I'm not saying it's my favourite period but it was what he was into at the time. He said himself the Judith Hill album was supposed to be Sly & the Family Stone-ish, and I kind of hear that in there, but it mostly sounds like the NPG to me.

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Reply #4 posted 11/29/19 10:12am

PeggyO

I think as he got older he allowed artists alot more space to be themselves. Lizzo said she felt respected by him and was allowed full freedom on Plectrun Electrum (I believe it was)

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Reply #5 posted 11/29/19 12:18pm

Roby78

I always had the impression that P was like a teacher, taught him to fly and when he thought they were ready he let them fly alone hoping they would put into practice what he had taught them

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Reply #6 posted 11/29/19 1:06pm

peaceandlove

Roby78 said:

I always had the impression that P was like a teacher, taught him to fly and when he thought they were ready he let them fly alone hoping they would put into practice what he had taught them

So agree. He was generous and patient. Imagine if P was your teacher? Teacher with benefits....hehehe 🤣

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Peaceandlove☮️💜☮️💜
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Reply #7 posted 11/30/19 11:17am

Roby78

If he had been my teacher I would not have missed a single day of school and finished high school giggle

[Edited 11/30/19 11:18am]

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