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Thread started 10/22/15 7:17pm

nosajd

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Saturday at Paisley Park, Prince is throwing a party for Judith Hill

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Reply #1 posted 10/22/15 7:59pm

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biggrin Cool!!!

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Reply #2 posted 10/23/15 12:50am

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And a release party for Judith Hill at Sayers Club in L.A. on Friday:

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Reply #3 posted 10/23/15 10:52pm

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Well, he's going to kick at the Sayers Club in L.A. on Friday and then he's going to jet set back to Minneapolis/ Paisley Park on Saturday...."The Good Life, ond day will know"! cool biggrin Anybody remember that track by him?

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Reply #4 posted 10/24/15 6:03am

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EVEN SERENA KNOWS 1ST COME 1ST SERVE...PAISLEYPARK2NIGHT: JUDITH HILL WITH SPECIAL GUEST PRINCE!!!

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Reply #5 posted 10/24/15 8:18am

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Astasheiks said:

Well, he's going to kick at the Sayers Club in L.A. on Friday and then he's going to jet set back to Minneapolis/ Paisley Park on Saturday...."The Good Life, ond day will know"! cool biggrin Anybody remember that track by him?

Love that track! Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin

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Reply #6 posted 10/24/15 1:50pm

antonb

so is the fro gone

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Reply #7 posted 10/24/15 3:00pm

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antonb said:

so is the fro gone




That pic on the drums is from roughly 10 years ago
"New Power slide...."
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Reply #8 posted 10/24/15 3:22pm

antonb

Thought i had seen that picture before

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Reply #9 posted 10/24/15 3:51pm

jayceman

$10 cover tonight,

With no times announced.
Frankenberry mentioned Judith doing 6 songs last night in L.A., and doubt Prince upstages her by doing his own set later on, so maybe just expect him to jump on stage briefly during her set.
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Reply #10 posted 10/25/15 2:21am

motherfunka

I was expecting Judith Hill on the keys, but it ended up being a full on show by Prince. The soundstage and the Love 4 One Another room were open, but all the action was in the L4OA room. DJ to start then Prince, MonoNeon, Donna, Kirk, and Andre Crutchfield took the stage. Judith Hill joined for a few numbers. Prince was in all purple. Set list from what I can remember at this point, in no particular order:

As Trains Go By

Use Me

My People

Stratus

Cry, Cry, Cry

Alphabet St

Million Dollar Show

Sign O' The Times

Hot Thing

Prince on drums (777-9311)

Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

All The Critics Love U (In Minneapolis)

A new song was played, but he didn't give the name

[Edited 10/25/15 13:36pm]

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Reply #11 posted 10/25/15 2:55am

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motherfunka said:

I was expecting Judith Hill on the keys, but it ended up being a full on show by Prince. The soundstage and the Love 4 One Another room were open, but all the action was in the L4OA room. DJ to start then Prince, MonoNeon, Donna, Kirk, and Andre Crutchfield took the stage. Judith Hill joined for a few numbers. Prince was in all purple. Set list from what I can remember at this point, in no particular order:



As Trains Go By


Use Me


My People


Stratus


Cry, Cry, Cry


Alphabet St


Million Dollar Show


Sign O' The Times


Hot Thing


Prince on drums


A new song was played, but he didn't give a name for it






Thanks again!! U rule!! Any new merch?
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Reply #12 posted 10/25/15 4:14am

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If I wasnt working def would have went last night

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #13 posted 10/25/15 8:17am

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sorry i missed this! sounds like it was fun

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Reply #14 posted 10/25/15 10:04am

MIRvmn

antonb said:

so is the fro gone



I wish that everyday..
Thunder, all through the night
Promise to see Jesus in the morning light
Take my hand, it'll be alright
C'mon save your soul tonight
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Reply #15 posted 10/25/15 12:03pm

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MIRvmn said:

antonb said:

so is the fro gone



I wish that everyday..

Fro definitely there and huge! Love it lol
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Reply #16 posted 10/25/15 1:37pm

motherfunka

rafael said:

motherfunka said:

I was expecting Judith Hill on the keys, but it ended up being a full on show by Prince. The soundstage and the Love 4 One Another room were open, but all the action was in the L4OA room. DJ to start then Prince, MonoNeon, Donna, Kirk, and Andre Crutchfield took the stage. Judith Hill joined for a few numbers. Prince was in all purple. Set list from what I can remember at this point, in no particular order:

As Trains Go By

Use Me

My People

Stratus

Cry, Cry, Cry

Alphabet St

Million Dollar Show

Sign O' The Times

Hot Thing

Prince on drums

A new song was played, but he didn't give a name for it

Thanks again!! U rule!! Any new merch?

Thanks. No new merchandise. I was hoping for a physical Judith Hill CD.

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Reply #17 posted 10/25/15 1:46pm

motherfunka

I noticed the Weltons standing to the side of the stage. How awkward for Hannah? I haven't seen Ida since May. For those speculating that Prince is just using this current line up for a one off are mistaken. This is the fourth show now and they seem well rehearsed. Prince seems to be much more relaxed and improvisational with them. I know Judith wants to be an act in her own right, but damn she would fit in so well with this band. I haven't had this much love for an associate since Rosie.

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Reply #18 posted 10/25/15 2:53pm

warning2all

MIRvmn said:

antonb said:

so is the fro gone



I wish that everyday..




I'd like to take a DeLorean back to 1986/1987 and see Parade/SOTT Prince's reaction to "Future Fro/Hitnrun Prince 2015".

Would he say, "Cool"; or would he say, "Holy S--t what happened!!??"
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Reply #19 posted 10/25/15 4:53pm

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motherfunka said:

I noticed the Weltons standing to the side of the stage. How awkward for Hannah? I haven't seen Ida since May. For those speculating that Prince is just using this current line up for a one off are mistaken. This is the fourth show now and they seem well rehearsed. Prince seems to be much more relaxed and improvisational with them. I know Judith wants to be an act in her own right, but damn she would fit in so well with this band. I haven't had this much love for an associate since Rosie.


Great post & observation. It does look more likely that 3EG are on their way out. In a way it's a shame for them as their one crappy album did not do them justice. They would have been better served if P had released a live cd/dvd from the earlier shows. Maybe we won't get the 2nd cd or HnR 2 either if he's moving in a different direction. I'd like to see this new band live. Glad u mentioned Rosie as she's my favourite from the past & she never got her props. I'd love it if the Symbol album ever leaked with her vocals on!!
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Reply #20 posted 10/25/15 4:54pm

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Forgot 2 say that I hope there is a physical release of the Judith cd & that she brings a live show 2 the UK. We are ready...
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Reply #21 posted 10/25/15 5:26pm

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XxAxX said:

sorry i missed this! sounds like it was fun

And only a ten dollar cover charge. You just never know... lol

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #22 posted 10/25/15 6:33pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



XxAxX said:


sorry i missed this! sounds like it was fun



And only a ten dollar cover charge. You just never know... lol



How does Prince keep Paisley Park open? No label backing or commercial revenue...the costs must be astronomical.
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Reply #23 posted 10/26/15 1:15pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

XxAxX said:

sorry i missed this! sounds like it was fun

And only a ten dollar cover charge. You just never know... lol

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confused i do wish i'd been able to go. maybe next time admission will be only 7$ nod lol

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Reply #24 posted 10/26/15 2:41pm

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Prince rolls out Paisley Park’s purple carpet for Judith Hill’s ‘Back in Time’ album release

courtesy Judith Hill

Last March, Prince helped release Judith Hill’s debut album, Back in Time, for free. Like many online phenomena, though, the download link was temporary; after a couple of days on the web, the album disappeared. The good news for those who missed it: Prince’s label, NPG Records, re-dropped Back in Time last Friday (this time “through more conventio...hannels”). To follow up the album release, Prince hosted “a party for [Judith]” on Saturday in Chanhassen, playing over an hour of music with Hill.

The latest installment of Prince’s house shows followed typical Paisley Park protocol. The official concert announcement came via Twitter on the day of the show, and the party started late and stretched deep into the morning. The Twitter announcement didn’t mention a time for doors to open, so fans started showing up around 8:00 p.m. and waited on a side street in their cars.

Once I joined a row of parked vehicles, I got out and walked around. Doors were set for 10:00 p.m., according to other drivers, but we actually started toward Paisley parking around 10:15. “Turn off your headlights,” a security guard instructed. “Leave your phone in the car, and don’t get out until we tell you to.” As soon as the lot filled up, someone must have gotten the go—passengers pushed their car doors open, and a lot-wide exodus surged toward the doors.

Inside Paisley Park, guests paid their relatively modest $10 cover, and most people filed into a Triple-Rock-and-a-half-sized room with a small stage set up. “Love symbols” (a.k.a. the Prince glyph) decorated a back wall and the mic stand.

By the time the first rows of the crowd were in place, Prince’s band had already taken the stage. Saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield joined the line-up of musicians from Madonna’s Paisley visit: Kirk Johnson on drums, Donna Grantis (of 3RDEYEGIRL) on guitar, and Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas on the bass. Prince walked on stage just after I found a spot in the crowd and jammed for two songs with the band; he played the keys on stage left, and I’ve never seen a crowd shift so clearly to face a performer.

After that mini-set, a long break elapsed, and most of the Paisley Park guests hustled over to the complex’s main stage. But something else was afoot during that first set gap; “PAISLEY PARK TOURS,” read a few fliers posted around the main stage’s entry doors. For 40 dollars, fans could go behind the scenes and tour the studios with Jester. During the four Paisley Park tours given, participants gawked at historic studio spaces and a wall of encased music awards…not to mention the motorcycle from Purple Rain. What’s more, Judith Hill sat in one of the studios, waiting to share some thoughts on recording there with Prince.

Hill seemed coolly gracious and thankful as she ran through Back in Time’s creation. She avoided eye contact, to some degree, as some fans enthused zealously about her work. During the tour I had joined, we walked over to the Granite Room (named for its construction materials), and she played part of “Cry, Cry, Cry” on a grand piano. She lunged beautifully through the chorus then ended abruptly. “That’s enough,” she said with a self-conscious smile.

If Prince was the center of gravity last night, Judith Hill was meant to be the bright new star. Hill is one of the best vocalists I’ve ever heard, which makes sense considering her professional background (backup singer for Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Carole King; key figure in 20 Feet from Stardom; Top 8 finalist on The Voice). She has masterful dynamics control, and her composure seemed unshakable last night. But once she joined Prince and the band for the night’s second mini-set, she stayed back at the keyboards: curiously out of the spotlight.

After one song (“As Trains Go By,” which is about “social inequality […] and police brutality in the streets”), the whole band left the stage for another long period. Two mini-sets down; how much music to go? Time felt nebulous at Paisley Park, especially with no watch and no cell phone to keep track of the hours. The feeling invoked lyrics from “MR. NELSON”; the ninth song on Prince’s HITNRUN (Phase One)album, it features Lianne La Havas singing, “Where you are now/ Is in a place that does not require time.”

Hill and the band returned to the stage for the third set of the night, performing “Cry, Cry, Cry” and jamming past the end. Hill’s voice wept over the words, squealing and even cracking. At first, she tried taking the center mic, but technical difficulties pushed her back over to stage left.

During the following break, EDM hits and older Prince songs entertained the audience for an hour or so. The playlist seemed to reflect Prince himself—creative (samples of Rihanna instrumentation over other hits) and playful (Ginuwine’s “Ride My Pony”) but also elegant and technically brilliant (“How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples).

Finally, all six musicians took the stage again for a longer set of tunes, which included the Hill-featuring HITNRUN (Phase One) opener “MILLION $ SHOW,” a new Prince song (“Hey!/ Whatcha got cookin’?”), and a cover of “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” by Sly & The Family Stone (Hill said she sought to sound like them). During Hill’s call-and-response song “My People,” Prince invited a fan to dance onstage, singing, “You don’t want to mess with him/ He’s Judith’s nephew!”

Every musician got a chance to show off at least once, and Prince performed a delightful drum solo. Even after a dozen songs, he didn’t seem to want to leave—near the end, he started another song and said, “I know, I’m trying to stop.” But after several hours had stacked on top of each other—the party lasted from about 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.—he had to call it a night.

In closing, Prince encouraged the audience to buy Back in Time. Once more, he praised his protégée, saying, “Judith Hill: we love her, and we hope that you love her, too.”

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #25 posted 10/26/15 5:22pm

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eek tour? drool

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Reply #26 posted 10/26/15 8:06pm

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Eye don't c how ANYONE can EVER utter the words prince doesn't care about his fans, after reading these reviews... His whole musical existence on this earth is 4 his fans...

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #27 posted 10/27/15 4:28am

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Prince invites fans to party with him at Paisley Park


CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince seems to be shedding his reclusive reputation and becoming a party animal.

In recent weeks the superstar has hosted late-night jam sessions where he serenaded Madonna, celebrated the Minnesota Lynx's WNBA championship and showcased his latest protege, singer Judith Hill. Hundreds of fans descended on suburban Paisley Park Studios on Saturday night, paying $10 each to hear Prince and his backing band raise the roof until 3 a.m.

"Y'all want to party with me?" Prince asks the crowd at one point.

So why the new openness? Prince, of course, isn't talking.

"Why is he so friendly? Why is he open now? He's inviting strangers into his house. Why? Why? What's the reason? Let's ask everyone else besides him," Prince — wearing a purple tunic and large gold chain — teased from the darkened stage as he blasted through a funky mix that included oldies by Bill Withers and Sly and the Family Stone and his own songs ("Alphabet St.," ''Hot Thing").

Since Prince wasn't giving interviews that night (he rarely does), here's what fans had to say:

"I think he's been open for a while," said Gina Meier, 48, of Richfield, seeing her seventh Prince performance at Paisley Park. "He's done Paisley Park stuff for years. It's like he's brought us into his home."

Meier described Paisley Park as "a safe place" for fans, with no drugs or alcohol allowed (Red Bull, juice, water, ginger ale and Coke were for sale).

Fans browsed through Prince T-shirts at the merchandise booth in the lobby, adorned by a large heart-shaped mirror and another mirror with the word "Love." An ATM machine was nearby. For $40, fans could take a "mini-tour" of Paisley Park, where Prince's gold records are on the walls and the purple motorcycle he rode in his 1984 breakout movie, "Purple Rain," is on display. In between music sets, a DJ spun Prince music as well as R&B hits.

"If you don't leave here feeling fantastic, there's something wrong with you," Meier said.

Andy Kiernan, 45, of Minnetonka, who has been at Paisley Park several times, brought a friend to see her first show at the white-walled studio complex bathed in purple lights outside of Minneapolis.

"My impression is it's every Prince fan's dream to have the access he allows now," Kiernan said. "I feel this is him opening up a little bit."

Longtime Prince fan Mark Anderson, 42, of Eagan brought his 17-year-old son Noah, who was making his second trip to Paisley Park. Anderson said Prince's music "just got with a groove and it just sucks you in. It's mesmerizing."

"Some people think that 'Purple Rain' is his best music," Anderson said. "I just love what he's doing now."

Announced on Twitter, the event was to promote Hill and her new album, "Back in Time," co-produced by Prince and released just the day before. Wearing a white fringed top, blue jeans and boots, Hill, a former contestant on NBC's "The Voice" and a backup singer to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, played keyboards and soulfully sang her songs such as "Cry, Cry, Cry" and "My People" to warm applause.

Hill, a 31-year-old California native, had told an interviewer that working with Prince would be her "dream collaboration." Shortly afterward, she got the call from Prince.

"It's been incredible," Hill told The Associated Press in the Paisley Park studio where her album was recorded — old-school analog — on 2-inch tape.

Jam sessions at Paisley Park led to the album, Hill said, citing the studio's "very free-spirited environment." She said Prince "wants to share with the world what goes on here."

"He feels he wants to share with everyone," Hill said of Prince's recent open houses.

Back onstage, Prince trades hot licks with 3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis. In a playful mood, Prince invites a fan, dressed in a shiny silver hooded parka, to dance onstage, announcing that he's "Judith's nephew" and "Kenny from 'South Park.'"

Prince keeps the groove going with a James Brown-style funk, a new song he's working on. He leads the party-goers in a call-and-response.

Prince thanks the crowd several times for coming. Eventually, nearly five hours after it started, the party ends and fans drift away into the cool autumn air.

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Reply #28 posted 10/27/15 11:34am

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motherfunka said:

rafael said:

motherfunka said: Thanks again!! U rule!! Any new merch?

Thanks. No new merchandise. I was hoping for a physical Judith Hill CD.

were hot thing and sign o the times from a sample? or played live?

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Reply #29 posted 10/27/15 1:53pm

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rafael said:

motherfunka said:

Thanks. No new merchandise. I was hoping for a physical Judith Hill CD.

were hot thing and sign o the times from a sample? or played live?

A little bit of both.

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