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(Some Guy)   It took a Seven Nation Army to get the deal secured, but a new Prince album is on the way   (superthrowbackparty.net) divider line
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2022-03-16 5:20:00 PM  
I kept hearing of this amazing vault, yet all that is being released is stuff people have heard (and what with the internet, we could readily get our hands on).

I hope this is not like Jimi Hendrix where the remaining work is, let's say, not great.

I've heard that Prince indeed does have some amazing work unreleased.
 
2022-03-16 5:24:56 PM  
I have mixed feelings about the posthumous releases.

On one hand, I absolutely want to listen to all the music of an artist I love.

On the other hand, they shelved it for a reason. If they wanted out in public, they would have put it there themselves. Prince was a notorious perfectionist. It seems like a shiatty cash grab.

Sometimes what we already have is enough. I don't  end half-finished or unpolished albums out on the wild to make me appreciate Bowie, Prince, or Petty any more or less.
 
2022-03-16 5:26:04 PM  

downstairs: I kept hearing of this amazing vault, yet all that is being released is stuff people have heard (and what with the internet, we could readily get our hands on).

I hope this is not like Jimi Hendrix where the remaining work is, let's say, not great.

I've heard that Prince indeed does have some amazing work unreleased.


I think a lot of the gems will be Prince's vocals that he recorded as direction for the artists he handed songs over to ... Sheila E, the Time, Vanity and Apollonia, etc. That'll be cool. I think he did much of that live. Other truly new stuff? I hope it's good and some will be for sure. I'm a huge fan of everything he did up to and including purple rain, but each album after that was a mixed bag like most albums.
 
2022-03-16 5:30:23 PM  
I used to have a bootleg of it.  it was ok.  as the article notes, it was his alter (female) ego, with the voice pitch shifted up.  I remember thinking it was ok and had a very, very, very dated 80s sound with synth drums, orchestra hits, and keyboards all over.  it was ok but obv for hardcore fans that may nto have heard it, should be worth a listen.

mine had a song called "Miss Understood" sang by Wendy and Lisa with Prince on background vocals that was supposedly recoreded during the Camille sessions but was apparently not considered part o fthe project?  something like that.
 
2022-03-16 5:32:52 PM  

downstairs: I kept hearing of this amazing vault, yet all that is being released is stuff people have heard (and what with the internet, we could readily get our hands on).

I hope this is not like Jimi Hendrix where the remaining work is, let's say, not great.

I've heard that Prince indeed does have some amazing work unreleased.


I want to see the legendary Kevin Smith pre-pothead phase documentary that's allegedly still in there.
 
2022-03-16 5:34:01 PM  
I'll play the wait and see game, because I don't want to be disappointed.
 
2022-03-16 5:45:38 PM  

downstairs: I kept hearing of this amazing vault, yet all that is being released is stuff people have heard (and what with the internet, we could readily get our hands on).

I hope this is not like Jimi Hendrix where the remaining work is, let's say, not great.

I've heard that Prince indeed does have some amazing work unreleased.


YMMV.  I thought Welcome 2 America was fantastic and most of the tracks were previously unheard.
 
2022-03-16 6:56:28 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I have mixed feelings about the posthumous releases.

On one hand, I absolutely want to listen to all the music of an artist I love.

On the other hand, they shelved it for a reason. If they wanted out in public, they would have put it there themselves. Prince was a notorious perfectionist. It seems like a shiatty cash grab.

Sometimes what we already have is enough. I don't  end half-finished or unpolished albums out on the wild to make me appreciate Bowie, Prince, or Petty any more or less.


Same here.   The ZFT vaultmaster, Joe Travers, has done a fine job of releasing Zappa's works, which come out regularly nearly 3 decades after his death.   Grateful Dead  and Hendrix stuff comes out unevenly, but, like Zappa and Prince, there are online trading groups that have every live recording and freely trade them with other fans.
 
2022-03-16 8:28:55 PM  

downstairs: I kept hearing of this amazing vault, yet all that is being released is stuff people have heard (and what with the internet, we could readily get our hands on).

I hope this is not like Jimi Hendrix where the remaining work is, let's say, not great.

I've heard that Prince indeed does have some amazing work unreleased.


You'll, slowly, get music from each of his iterations. You will like some of it because it was from the time when 1999, or whatever, came out. My favorite Prince song is Pink Cashmere. No reason for it to be, I just like the guitar and the song. It rocks on my giant hi-fi system. Ha.
 
2022-03-16 9:03:09 PM  

majestic: My favorite Prince song is Pink Cashmere. No reason for it to be, I just like the guitar and the song.


brutha from anutha mutha!!!!  I'm a fairly casual Prince fan (says the guy who saw him twice, poss 3 times;  I like very specific periods of Prince and utterly give zero farks about other eras and his last 15ish years of music).  But.  The day he died - her'es the story.  I was at work, word broke approx 9-10AM arizona time.  boss called an "all hands" meeting.  I go and a friend goes, "bummer about 'prints', huh?"

I'm like, *hmmm....prints.  did the printer die?*  "Uh....what happened?"

pal:  "'Prints.  total bummer."

Me:  ".......I don't.....i don't....what?"

"Prints.  He died.  breaking news."

"WAIT.  PRINCE DIED?  YOU'RE KIDDING ME!!!!"  That's how I found out.  I thought my man was saying 'prints', not Prince.  I held it in all day and only when I got home, did I blast Pink Cashmere, and I cried.  that solo is just so evocative.


Stud Gerbil: Grateful Dead and Hendrix stuff comes out unevenly,


i'd disagree, re GD.  For the past 20 years, they do a quarterly official release, and will sprinkle in a nice box set every year and still offer the odd show.  "Dave's Picks" is the quarterly thing, limited to usually 15,000 subscriptions each year (and there's always a bonus disc, contemporaneous to whatever show they release as a Dave's Pick).

and yeah, all the shows are already out there, re the GD.  When they sold the Vault to Rhino about 2010 or so, fans revolted, and Archive.org "only" lets you stream the officially recorded soundboard shows but, uh, *ahem* there are ways around that and second, I can email 5 people I know - 2-3 farkers included - and if I wanted a particular soundboard show, have it.  I "only" have about 300 GD shows as I'm a very, very, very picky Deadhead.
 
2022-03-17 3:44:29 AM  
I love Prince, and while I was looking forward to hearing his "Vault", I was never expecting the next Pink Cashmere or Erotic City. I listen to his releases from Dirty Mind through Diamonds and Pearls 90% of the time. I still buy physical copies of his output just to have as complete of a collection as possible, but I'll listen to each new release for a few weeks the go back to the "80's. Prince has a ton of fans, but they weren't buying anything the last 20 years or so of his career. So I say this in regards to his vault...if what he was putting out was his best, or good, but not selling, why does everybody think the next Little Red Corvette is sitting in the vault? At best, I think, there will be some good songs, some nostalgic ones, and a lot of sub standard, to Prince's liking, songs.

The song Shockadelica  on the Camille album was inspired by Time guitarist Jesse Johnson who released a solo album by that name. Fantastic album. Prince was miffed, or pissed, that he came with such a great album title but didn't use it in a song or have a song by that name, so he wrote one himself.
 
2022-03-17 8:09:57 AM  
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