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Purple Rain: Deluxe Edition

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posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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You guys suck,
!!!

There are like seven albums being released today and the one that you should be cued into does not even have a thread.

*sigh*

I'll do the heavy lifting...


So it's no exaggeration to say that had Prince lived, we wouldn't have this expanded edition of his landmark 1984 classic Purple Rain in our hands. As strange as that thought is, it also means that this 35-song, 3-disc set isn't padded with 'alternate mixes' or the kind of bonus material that only diehards care about -- it's stuffed with fully finished Prince and the Revolution songs from when the band was at its creative peak. It's fuller picture of the mind of a genius as he worked on what most critics and fans consider his magnum opus. And while these unreleased songs, taken from his basement vault, might not equal the nine that made the cut on Purple Rain, they're still leagues above most music that came out in 1984 – or today, for that matter.

Billboard.com - Album of the Week: Prince's 'Purple Rain' Deluxe Edition.

It is the past (1984), but still is meaningful. Not that it was the best thing at the time but that somebody had a vision and followed through!

As a society, our residue colors our future! Prince, love him or hate him, is part of our culture. A part I like.

Drugs aside, the music is what matters. The song, Purple Rain, stands above most of the crap that was being released at the time. Even the stuff I love, it is a part of the fabric of the 80's.

Shame we'll not hear anymore originals but hey, we're all circling the drain.

Sorry for being mean on my first sentence! Just missing good music. And kicking ya'll to respond.

PS - disclosure: I don't have the deluxe set... yet. I will this weekend.
edit on 23-6-2017 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: Clarity




posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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And drinking lots of beer!!!

LOL!

I love ATS!!

So nothing personal...




posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Nice!

This is good music. That..is my response. S&F The End Of The ..TEOTWAWKIAIFF😙



posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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I majorly dislike pop music, but Purple Rain is a great blues song I will always love. Prince was a very talented artist, and a very underrated guitarist.



posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Man, if I knew I had to type all those caps in.. would have chose something different!! LOL!!

Hope LittleBurgh is well after what happened (general idea of what happened). Cool kid!

About ready to blow my anonymity away... but need another few blocks in place.

Thanks for the kindness!!!

Right back at you!!




posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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Wow, a new album release that I actually feel excited about. Been awhile since I've had this sensation. Thanks for putting out the word on here.

Now is "Let's Go Crazy" going to open with “Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to CELEBRATE this thing called life...”

OR

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here to GET THROUGH this thing called life...”

Mandela the night away...

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posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

🤗


All is good 😊



posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: Illumimasontruth

Yep, thought, "seems easy" until I tried to to play the same. His feeling and expression is very blues influenced and soulful at the same time.

So jealous my friend saw him at this time!

Writing a catchy pop song is probably the hardest thing you can can attempt!

I'm in awe of his song writing brilliance!!

Thanks for sharing!

:hi-five:



posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: Novaroc

I'm "GET THROUGH" but then again, for me, it's "Bernstein" and Pete "Townsend".

I'm weird like that!




posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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The former Billboard 200-topping album, which spent 24 weeks atop the list in 1984 and 1985 and also re-entered the top five in May 2016, re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 4 with 52,000 equivalent album units earned (48,000 in traditional album sales) in the tracking week ending June 29, according to Nielsen Music. The set collected a 3,633 percent gain in units for the week and a 4,767 percent leap in album sales.

billboard.com - Prince's 'Purple Rain' Hits Top 5 of Billboard 200 Albums Chart After Reissue.

11 extra tracks from "the vault" and a live performance from Syracuse on DVD... I was at least expecting Top 20 but to come in at #4? Way to go!

I'm not sure how they calculate "4,700 %" leaps but that seems impressive!

Again, I find that he died last year April kind of unnerving. Has it already been over a year?!





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