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Reply #30 posted 11/06/18 9:22am

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We already know how this goes. Let's not go there.
AN HONEST MAN.

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

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 m
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Reply #31 posted 11/06/18 9:29am

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Basic tracking took place on 30 November 1985 (on the same day as Mountains) at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It is thought that the a capella version was created around the same time, and it may have been considered as a brief opening track for the Parade album, in the same vein as For You on the For You album. The Crystal Ball liner notes state that the song is "inspired by Kristin Scott Thomas' character Mary Sharon in Under The Cherry Moon."

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Reply #32 posted 11/06/18 5:17pm

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NouveauDance said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Yes, the piano version in Under the Cherry Moon I absolutely adore

Co-sign that one. I'd love for it to be on the Parade remaster/deluxe when/if that happens, but won't count on it being included.

Ditto. thumbs up!

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Reply #33 posted 11/06/18 11:40pm

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In a Parade Deluxe, I'd love to have the movie version, without the movie audio (as much as ze lady in white is fun). I'd love it if there are vocals for that version even more... it is one of the reasons why I can never fully enjoy the Crystall Ball compilation version. I can never quite overlay it on the Under The Cherry Moon version. biggrin

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Reply #34 posted 11/07/18 12:10am

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This period of time was "other worldly" when it comes to Prince. The music was so incredible, the song wriitng unbelievable. The consistency of songs was amazing and I really loved the b&w visual aesthetic. I heard "All My Dreams" again the other day and it floored me how brilliant it is - lyrically and musically. This Parade period was so amazing - Prince and the Revolution were in sync and just in every respect it was Prince art at it's highest. My favourite period overall particulalry when you add in the 12 inches & b-sides and additonal tracks like "An Honest Man". What a great song and opening to his film and how amazing did he look! Fun film and an unforgettable time.

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Reply #35 posted 11/07/18 5:20am

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Sydney said:

This period of time was "other worldly" when it comes to Prince. The music was so incredible, the song wriitng unbelievable. The consistency of songs was amazing and I really loved the b&w visual aesthetic. I heard "All My Dreams" again the other day and it floored me how brilliant it is - lyrically and musically. This Parade period was so amazing - Prince and the Revolution were in sync and just in every respect it was Prince art at it's highest. My favourite period overall particulalry when you add in the 12 inches & b-sides and additonal tracks like "An Honest Man". What a great song and opening to his film and how amazing did he look! Fun film and an unforgettable time.

Agreed! Prolific, thought-provoking, and enticing music/lyrics. He was expanding his artistry and his musical palette at this time. He wanted to bring something else to the listening table beside the funk/rock sound - he wanted to add layers to it. He combined pretty intense and emotional lyrics with lighter instrumental sounds to create a very nice balance.

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Reply #36 posted 11/07/18 6:11am

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Sydney said:

This period of time was "other worldly" when it comes to Prince. The music was so incredible, the song wriitng unbelievable. The consistency of songs was amazing and I really loved the b&w visual aesthetic. I heard "All My Dreams" again the other day and it floored me how brilliant it is - lyrically and musically. This Parade period was so amazing - Prince and the Revolution were in sync and just in every respect it was Prince art at it's highest. My favourite period overall particulalry when you add in the 12 inches & b-sides and additonal tracks like "An Honest Man". What a great song and opening to his film and how amazing did he look! Fun film and an unforgettable time.

I agree, I think Purple Rain music was the same. Parade era could have been just as big as PR if the movie was done right. That was the flaw.

But the music was taking Prince to a different level. The Dream Factory music was following the same flow and taking it to another level. I think if he continued in the flow, he would not have been stressed about the state of music by 1990. This was really 'grown folk' cultured music happening.

I Wonder U in it's shortness is magnificent. The album just transports you. And I think it is the most 'timeless' album of music.

by Jill Scott:

‘It’s the clearest definition of creative freedom I have ever heard. I was 16 and went to see the film Under The Cherry Moon and fell in love. The soundtrack went from rock to computerized blues to jazz to pop and classical. I grew up listening to jazz and blues, to Ella Fitzgerald and Hendrix and, sure, I loved Bach and Mozart. But prince came along and amalgamated them all. The writing was so descriptive and colourful. I used to stay up and listen to the album over and over again on headphones. When everyone else was outside playing and running on a Saturday afternoon, I’d be locked in my bedroom or sat on my porch listening to the LP, and I’d be immediately transported away from all the problems in my neighbourhood to the French Riviera, where the film was set.

Prince uses so many different vocal tones and that was a real beginning for me. His voice would change to accommodate the story, the lyrics – something I choose to do with my music. Any poet, singer, writer wants to live in the moment of each and every song and this is the method by which to do it. He switches Anotherloverholenyohead to a song like Do U Lie (sings), ‘When I lie awake at night in my boudoir’ and automatically the sun comes out, the rays shine through the window, the room becomes light. The track Christopher Tracey’s Parade taught me a new sense of rhythm. Using a computer he created a different heart rhythm. You don’t listen to that song, you fall inside it and become it. He added car sounds – I mean, who did that in those days? And he sings like he never planned a thing, like they play the music and he’s not sure how it’s going to go he just opens his mouth and starts to sing. It doesn’t feel rehearsed but fresh, full of life.

It’s a classic album and lyrically an inspiration. He’s capable of being a very personal writer but he’s also very skilled. When you listen to the music the picture is always clear, the imagination is provoked – that’s the kind of writer I want to be. Like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, he makes forever music.

The instrumentation is wonderful. He had a computer create the sound but didn’t falsify it by pretending it’s another instrument. He chose to play a computer as itself! His guitar – how he would go from being rock and out there and strong and immediately change the sound to sensitive and loving and soft – that is brilliance. I don’t know if the music was a genuine reflection of a part of his life or a fictional creation, but quite honestly I don’t care because I feel it regardless. I feel blessed just listening to this record.’

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