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Reply #30 posted 02/11/20 5:03am

TheFman

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I have yet to hear a Prince cover that didn't surpass the original in every way imaginable.

Another one with pink glasses and purple earpods.

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Reply #31 posted 02/11/20 5:47am

leecaldon

The live versions of Crazy and Come Together around 2007 were majestic.

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Reply #32 posted 02/11/20 4:24pm

jfenster

Lovejunky said:

and Rolling Stones Miss YOU.....

when Prince sounded more like Mick than Mick...

and ill let u know when Angie surfaces....

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Reply #33 posted 02/11/20 4:48pm

Lovejunky

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jfenster said:

Lovejunky said:

and Rolling Stones Miss YOU.....

when Prince sounded more like Mick than Mick...

and ill let u know when Angie surfaces....

Thank YOU..I had no idea...

Just checked the Vault...

19 minutes long...whew...

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #34 posted 02/11/20 7:01pm

playtime92

No one has mentioned 'when will we b paid'? Great version
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Reply #35 posted 02/11/20 7:41pm

Lovejunky

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James Brown~Pass the Peas~

and his mash up + "Beggin' woman" ~ Cousin Joe and "Three handed woman" ~ Louis Jordan

Beggin Woman Blues..so hilarious...

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Reply #36 posted 02/11/20 9:27pm

leadline

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TheFman said:

leadline said:

I have yet to hear a Prince cover that didn't surpass the original in every way imaginable.

Another one with pink glasses and purple earpods.


never thought of it that way.....thanks!

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #37 posted 02/12/20 2:47am

leecaldon

playtime92 said:

No one has mentioned 'when will we b paid'? Great version

Agreed.

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Reply #38 posted 02/12/20 2:48am

leecaldon

Lovejunky said:

jfenster said:

and ill let u know when Angie surfaces....

Thank YOU..I had no idea...

Just checked the Vault...

19 minutes long...whew...

Has anyone heard this?

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Reply #39 posted 02/14/20 7:14am

CAL3

leadline said:

I have yet to hear a Prince cover that didn't surpass the original in every way imaginable.

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Okay, fanboy.

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whofarted

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Reply #40 posted 02/14/20 9:42am

PeggyO

Loved his renditions of "Creep", "A Case of You" and "The Best of You"

"Whole Lotta Love" played live lacked the necessary power; a bit anemic, timing was off.

Agree with a previous poster; something missing from live Sly stuff.

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Reply #41 posted 02/14/20 9:51am

jfenster

how about 'amazing grace' over the telephone??

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Reply #42 posted 02/14/20 12:40pm

Lianachan

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Live - usually brilliant.

Recorded - almost always ones to skip. Plenty great Prince tracks up on the shelf he could have used instead.
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Reply #43 posted 02/14/20 1:43pm

deevineinterve
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My personal favourite is the cover of The Stylisics - betcha by golly wow!
I freakin’ love the stylistics!! Such beautifully covered

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called... Life!
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Reply #44 posted 02/14/20 2:36pm

ZafDilek

I generally hate covers. With P it was hit and miss. I did really like Crimson & Clover and Let's Go. The Prince and Sly Stone covers always disappointed and really became bathroom breaks in later shows.

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Reply #45 posted 02/14/20 3:23pm

onlyforaminute

Of the ones I know most I like a lot except for 2 whjch I normally skip.
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Reply #46 posted 02/15/20 6:40am

PurpleColossus

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I'd like to mention a great version of 'People Get Ready' at the 1995 Aftershow in Brussels....Unfortunately he doesn't sing the whole song sad

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Reply #47 posted 02/16/20 4:00am

leecaldon

ZafDilek said:

I generally hate covers. With P it was hit and miss. I did really like Crimson & Clover and Let's Go. The Prince and Sly Stone covers always disappointed and really became bathroom breaks in later shows.

The IndigO2 aftershow in 2007 that opened with Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa was a stunning opening.

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Reply #48 posted 02/18/20 10:41am

daingermouz202
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Se7en said:



nayroo2002 said:


one bad exception, "Everyday Is A Winding Road"


(except for that "Flashlight" portion)




Everyday Is A Winding Road would have been just fine without the Larry Graham part.

Purple House was a nice tribute to Hendrix.

One Of Us and I Can't Make U Love Me are two of his best covers, IMO.

Betcha By Golly Wow and La La La Means I Love U . . . meh. Not really crazy about those.

Crimson & Clover (with Wild Thing): love it.

A Case Of U -- this one was obviously very important to Prince, as he played it a lot. I like the few different versions I've heard.


Of all of these, my favorite cover is One Of Us.




My fav is Purple House
Case of U
The Sweeter She Is.
When Will We B Paid.
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Reply #49 posted 02/19/20 5:01am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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Creep is wonderful. yes

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #50 posted 02/25/20 7:55am

CAL3

Lianachan said:

Live - usually brilliant. Recorded - almost always ones to skip. Plenty great Prince tracks up on the shelf he could have used instead.

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Live - usually not the complete song, often omitting key sections that might've resulted in a brilliant rendition.

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Studio - mixed bag, to be sure

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