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Thread started 06/07/17 7:09am

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Steve Parke shares early Emancipation configuration

Aside from the lack of The Love We Make and it still being too damn long - Dig U Better... She Gave Her Angels... Journey 2 The Centre... A Thousand Hugs and Kisses...

Although still lacking Love Never Has 2 Say Goodbye.

Interesting, none the less.

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Reply #1 posted 06/07/17 7:18am

nelcp777

Thanks. I wonder what Gut Bucket sounds like?

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Reply #2 posted 06/07/17 7:19am

djThunderfunk

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cool

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Reply #3 posted 06/07/17 7:22am

dodger

Interesting to see couple of unknown titles. If It Aint (Gut Bucket) could be a lovely ballad.

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Reply #4 posted 06/07/17 7:25am

iZsaZsa

dodger said:

Interesting to see couple of unknown titles. If It Aint (Gut Bucket) could be a lovely ballad.


lol
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Reply #5 posted 06/07/17 7:26am

Romeoblu

This is really interesting to see. 3 songs I've never heard of.
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Reply #6 posted 06/07/17 7:30am

SchlomoThaHomo

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Wow! Closing the album with a throwaway like Funky Design?! That could have been the worst closing track of all time.

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Reply #7 posted 06/07/17 7:30am

leadline

Would love to hear that version of 1000 hugs and kisses.

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Reply #8 posted 06/07/17 7:32am

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Also wondering if Heart In My Hand is a Steele's cover. Loved that song on their album. The thought of a Prince version is exciting.

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Reply #9 posted 06/07/17 7:33am

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Looks interesting, another glimpse in the ever evolving world of record configurations

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Reply #10 posted 06/07/17 7:45am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Also wondering if Heart In My Hand is a Steele's cover. Loved that song on their album. The thought of a Prince version is exciting.


Given the rest of the covers were Prince versions, probably a good chance it was his version.

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Reply #11 posted 06/07/17 7:47am

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Are we sure this is legit?!?!?!?

It seems really odd to see C&D tracks on an "Emancipation" configuration, and to also see "Eye Will" divided from "Into The Light" when they were planned and recorded as we have in C&D.


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Reply #12 posted 06/07/17 7:50am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Wow! Closing the album with a throwaway like Funky Design?! That could have been the worst closing track of all time.

I love Funky Design! especially the Sonny version with the 'blow your mind, blow your mind' in the chorus.

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Also interesting to see Into The Light and I Will not in sequence as they seem more or less like 1 track on C&D.

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Reply #13 posted 06/07/17 7:59am

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leadline said:



SchlomoThaHomo said:


Also wondering if Heart In My Hand is a Steele's cover. Loved that song on their album. The thought of a Prince version is exciting.




Given the rest of the covers were Prince versions, probably a good chance it was his version.



Unless it was an entirely different song with the same name.
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Reply #14 posted 06/07/17 8:39am

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BoraBora said:


Are we sure this is legit?!?!?!?

It seems really odd to see C&D tracks on an "Emancipation" configuration, and to also see "Eye Will" divided from "Into The Light" when they were planned and recorded as we have in C&D.




Parke is a reliable source so this must be a projected configuration before Prince decided to use those songs for the Chaos and Disorder album. I do wonder though, if these are different versions of the songs, because the C&D production doesn't really fit the predominant style used on Emancipation and as you point out, 'Eye Will' has been divided from 'Into the Light'.

Curious about the new songs though. I wonder if 'Funky Design' was intended as a hidden track since Prince has written it backwards?
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Reply #15 posted 06/07/17 8:45am

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not surprising to see another configuration popping up, he must have made
dozens of them. love to see these things being put online, it's so nice to be
able to view early configurations of albums.

lord knows i've made about 20 of them over the years just for my pleasure lol

he had so many songs to put on there eek

seems like he wrote some of the best tracks late into the process, stuff like
'the love we make', 'my computer', 'white mansion', 'in this bed i scream',
'joint 2 joint' and 'dreamin about u'.




and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #16 posted 06/07/17 8:56am

thebiscuit

Stone, is a great track. Sad it wasn't included.
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Reply #17 posted 06/07/17 9:05am

BoraBora



Interesting also that all the tracks on the first configuration were retained for this, all barring "I Am The DJ".

Anyway, the tracklist and the flowing seems somewhat even more un-balanced than the released version.



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Reply #18 posted 06/07/17 9:10am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Wow! Closing the album with a throwaway like Funky Design?! That could have been the worst closing track of all time.

It was already supposed to close Exodus (seconf config)

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Reply #19 posted 06/07/17 9:11am

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BoraBora said:


Are we sure this is legit?!?!?!?

It seems really odd to see C&D tracks on an "Emancipation" configuration, and to also see "Eye Will" divided from "Into The Light" when they were planned and recorded as we have in C&D.



What, you think Steve Parke is making shit up? Bish, pls. C'mon now, of course it's legit. lol

It does seem odd about C&D, unless you think about the time frame. He was working on Emancipation stuff for a while, and C&D was in the mix, too. I'm surprised/not surprised to see the C&D stuff as part of it. Of course, now in hindsight it's totally odd and almost bizarre considering the darker angsty mood on C&D, and the lighter approach to Emancipation. But I would bet if we had recording dates, we'd be rather surprised.

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Reply #20 posted 06/07/17 9:13am

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Fascinating! Particularly the way Emancipation, C&D and TVOF4S are still something of a merged project.

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What is really important for us to know now is when exactly is this tracklist from?

Did Steve Parke say so?

If not, could those of you who are friends with him on FB ask him? Thx smile

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Reply #21 posted 06/07/17 9:17am

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databank said:

What is really important for us to know now is when exactly is this tracklist from?


The "nerd" in me likes the way you think. wink

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Reply #22 posted 06/07/17 9:19am

BoraBora

databank said:

Fascinating! Particularly the way Emancipation, C&D and TVOF4S are still something of a merged project.

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What is really important for us to know now is when exactly is this tracklist from?

Did Steve Parke say so?

If not, could those of you who are friends with him on FB ask him? Thx smile


According to Princevault, "Into The Light" and "I Will" were recorded in February 1996, and we know C&D was released in July 1996.

I think this tracklist have to be of February/March 1996, not later.


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Reply #23 posted 06/07/17 9:42am

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BoraBora said:

databank said:

Fascinating! Particularly the way Emancipation, C&D and TVOF4S are still something of a merged project.

.

What is really important for us to know now is when exactly is this tracklist from?

Did Steve Parke say so?

If not, could those of you who are friends with him on FB ask him? Thx smile


According to Princevault, "Into The Light" and "I Will" were recorded in February 1996, and we know C&D was released in July 1996.

I think this tracklist have to be of February/March 1996, not later.



It's "sherlock" stuff like this that makes me love the org... wink

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Reply #24 posted 06/07/17 9:53am

TrivialPursuit

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BoraBora said:


According to Princevault, "Into The Light" and "I Will" were recorded in February 1996, and we know C&D was released in July 1996.

I think this tracklist have to be of February/March 1996, not later.



It's "sherlock" stuff like this that makes me love the org... wink


Ditto. My dick gets hard finding out a date, and putting a timeline together. (Figuratively, possibly literally. LOL)

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Reply #25 posted 06/07/17 9:56am

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BoraBora said:



databank said:


Fascinating! Particularly the way Emancipation, C&D and TVOF4S are still something of a merged project.


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What is really important for us to know now is when exactly is this tracklist from?


Did Steve Parke say so?


If not, could those of you who are friends with him on FB ask him? Thx smile





According to Princevault, "Into The Light" and "I Will" were recorded in February 1996, and we know C&D was released in July 1996.

I think this tracklist have to be of February/March 1996, not later.



Hit'em with your smarts. smile
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Reply #26 posted 06/07/17 9:56am

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BoraBora said:


Are we sure this is legit?!?!?!?

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1. It's from Steve Parke.

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2. It's in Prince's fucking handwriting.

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Reply #27 posted 06/07/17 10:05am

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So cool to see this and wow!

Extraordinary on Emancipation - oh how I wish this would have happened - love that song

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Reply #28 posted 06/07/17 10:05am

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databank said:

Fascinating! Particularly the way Emancipation, C&D and TVOF4S are still something of a merged project.

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What is really important for us to know now is when exactly is this tracklist from?


Did Steve Parke say so?

If not, could those of you who are friends with him on FB ask him? Thx smile

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Late 1995, most likely, considering C&D was compiled in late January 1996. Earlier configurations of Eman were single discs from mid-1995 and later.

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You don't need to be his friend on FB to ask him: https://www.facebook.com/...mp;theater

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Reply #29 posted 06/07/17 10:18am

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BartVanHemelen said:

Late 1995, most likely, considering C&D was compiled in late January 1996. Earlier configurations of Eman were single discs from mid-1995 and later.


hmmm This is correct. Bart's got it narrowed down pretty close. Anyone else? cool


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