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Thread started 08/19/17 8:51pm

green2

In Love

In Love, from For You is an underrated song - one of the best from his debut album. It sounds very 70's - could almost imagine rollerskating to this one. What does everyone else think of it. I think its a classic Prince tune.

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Reply #1 posted 08/19/17 10:48pm

pricetag

green2 said:

In Love, from For You is an underrated song - one of the best from his debut album. It sounds very 70's - could almost imagine rollerskating to this one. What does everyone else think of it. I think its a classic Prince tune.

It's his first album. He's 19 or whatever. Very well done. But it's not underated.

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Reply #2 posted 08/20/17 6:42am

RJOrion

i agree...if i could keep an accurate accounting of how many times ive played each Prince album, his debut album would have the most plays, by far... "In Love", "My Love Is Forever", "Crazy You", "Im Yours", are still (I.M.O.) among the greatest songs P would ever record...
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Reply #3 posted 08/20/17 9:33am

BlackSweat86

It's a part of the album i find myself returning to more than any other Prince album.

I think about what Ahmet Ertegan said about Donny Hathaway's first album: he wasn't a genius just yet but there was an undeniable innocence about it. That's a paraphrase but it sums up how i feel about the whole "For You" project.
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Reply #4 posted 08/20/17 1:52pm

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First two albums are under appreciated, both had gems! mushy
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #5 posted 08/20/17 5:42pm

luvgirl

I love this song. It's my favorite on that album. I don't play it a lot but when I remember to, I discover how good the song is all over again.
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I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #6 posted 08/20/17 10:42pm

SweetKathleen

I love this whole album....sweet, innocent, vulnerable and talented Prince.


"take off these chains, girl, and I'll take off yours..." divine!

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I miss you my friend --jj, me, and many others
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Reply #7 posted 09/13/17 8:54am

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I appreciate the first 2 albums and the 1977 demos is such a deep way.

When Prince passed some of the first music I needed to listen to came from this period.

I love the song In Love

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #8 posted 09/13/17 7:57pm

RJOrion

OldFriends4Sale said:

I appreciate the first 2 albums and the 1977 demos is such a deep way.

When Prince passed some of the first music I needed to listen to came from this period.

I love the song In Love

me too...couldnt have said it better.... listening to "My Love Is Forever" is always an emotional/spiritual experience for me... same (to a slightly lesser extent) with "Its Gonna Be Lonely", "Im Yours", "Sexy Dancer", "Baby", "Crazy You", In Love", "For You", & "I Wanna Be Your Lover"... i want them to play "My Love Is Forever" at my 'funeral', when i leave this planet...thats how deeply i love that song...

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Reply #9 posted 09/13/17 8:22pm

TheKid94

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I completely agree, from the beginning hook to the layered vocal fade at the end it is pure Prince! My absolute favorite from this album 💜
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Reply #10 posted 09/13/17 10:59pm

Xarina

It's one of my favorites from this album smile
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Reply #11 posted 09/14/17 3:46am

PurpleCreme

This song and album will have a special place in my heart. For years, I listened to "Crazy You" without listening to any other Prince tracks, as it was so perfect. I also bought the album on vinyl. A few weeks before he passed I started to get into his catalogue more, and was working my way through For You/Prince (I was listening to Bambi a few hours before). In Love is definitely one of my favourites!

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Prince: 1958-infinity. Thank U for everything.
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Reply #12 posted 09/14/17 6:04am

CAL3

"In Love" - not hating on it - it's just the sound of the synths on it, and maybe the rhythm in which they're played, that I find irritating. After the gorgeousness of the brief title track, "In Love" makes me wince every time. Then "Soft and Wet" makes everything alright again.

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Reply #13 posted 09/14/17 7:28am

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RJOrion said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I appreciate the first 2 albums and the 1977 demos is such a deep way.

When Prince passed some of the first music I needed to listen to came from this period.

I love the song In Love

me too...couldnt have said it better.... listening to "My Love Is Forever" is always an emotional/spiritual experience for me... same (to a slightly lesser extent) with "Its Gonna Be Lonely", "Im Yours", "Sexy Dancer", "Baby", "Crazy You", In Love", "For You", & "I Wanna Be Your Lover"... i want them to play "My Love Is Forever" at my 'funeral', when i leave this planet...thats how deeply i love that song...

There is such an 'innocence' to the music, and you hear it continually throught his career in certain songs, albums

I call it the Joni touch sometimes, a lot of the ballads and some other songs have the underlying feel of that innocence. I know people stress the 'nasty funky edgy' side of Prince but the innocent vulnerable part of him is there too.

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Leaving 4 New York and When We Are Dancing Close & Slow were 2 songs after he passed that just melted me. The music alone for Dancing Close & Slow is so raw. Forget what he's actually saying, but the music and how how delivers the lyrics. wow

Crazy You, the instrumental ending of I Wanna Be Yoru Lover, Power Fantastic, even though it came in 1986, is another that has that touch.

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Falling

falling

falling

In Love
I'm falling, baby
Deeper everyday
In Love

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #14 posted 09/14/17 9:57pm

coldasice

I bet it sounds 70's because it was recorded in the 70's😂
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Reply #15 posted 09/14/17 10:21pm

controversy99

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For You is a nice album, but In Love is one of the weaker tracks, imo. It plods along in a pretty boring way. The singing is good, some of the nicest on this album. There's good energy in vocal lines overall, especially the "Falling, falling, falling in love" part. But the underlying music, particularly the very average and uninteresting drums and simple main synth line, is lackluster. Much better are Crazy You, I'm Yours, Soft and Wet, My Love Is Forever, and For You.
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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