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Thread started 10/05/20 2:30pm

Phase3

Love and Sex VS. Love and Sex

I remember when the 1984 song was released on purple rain deluxe,it seemed to be a favorite around.I haven't been reading the threads around here much for the SOTT set,but I think Love and Sex 1986 version stands out as one of the best songs from the new set.
Which song do you all think is better? I like to compare because they might be the only songs in the prince catalog with the same title.
Love and Sex (1986) is the better one for me
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Reply #1 posted 10/05/20 3:08pm

LoveGalore

Honestly, I love (and sex) them both equally. L&S86 sounds closer to an 84 style song than an 86 style song so they could almost fit on the same set in my eyes.

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Reply #2 posted 10/05/20 3:10pm

Ramzoo

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Phase3 said:

I like to compare because they might be the only songs in the prince catalog with the same title.

What about Paisley Park?

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Reply #3 posted 10/05/20 3:27pm

billymeade

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Ramzoo said:



Phase3 said:


I like to compare because they might be the only songs in the prince catalog with the same title.

What about Paisley Park?



Get Off / Gett Off smile
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Reply #4 posted 10/05/20 4:19pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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LoveGalore said:

Honestly, I love (and sex) them both equally. L&S86 sounds closer to an 84 style song than an 86 style song so they could almost fit on the same set in my eyes.



Agreed. It kind of gives me Darling Nikki vibes with the drums and tempo and double synth claps.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #5 posted 10/05/20 4:27pm

lustmealways

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84 is insane and infectious. makes me want to get up on stage and run around, belting it out at the top of my lungs

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Reply #6 posted 10/05/20 11:03pm

Sydney

Yeah I think this is interesting - for me the suprise package on Purple Rain deluxe was "Love & Sex" and now for me the best suprise on SOTTDE is "Love & Sex"! Both great inventive tracks. I want to be able to hear the Sheila version in good quality to ultimately decide which version of "Love & Sex" I love best! <img src=" />

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Reply #7 posted 10/05/20 11:06pm

BlueShakooo

billymeade said:

Ramzoo said:



Phase3 said:


I like to compare because they might be the only songs in the prince catalog with the same title.

What about Paisley Park?



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Reply #8 posted 10/05/20 11:10pm

mrjj71

'84 for me....the vocal is amazing

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Reply #9 posted 10/05/20 11:32pm

ForceofNature

The 1984 version to me is my favorite of the two, although both are so different in vibe that beyond the same it would be like comparing A Place In Heaven to America lol. Both are kickass

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Reply #10 posted 10/06/20 12:57am

Romeoblu

Both are quality songs.

If I had to pick maybe 86. That might be because it's new to me at the moment.

I too would like to hear a good quality version of the Sheila e version, preferably with Prince's vocals.
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Reply #11 posted 10/06/20 6:24am

Poplife88

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84 kicks my ass everytime I hear it!

86 is great. But doesnt get the juices flowin like 84.

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Reply #12 posted 10/06/20 7:14am

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Everytime I hear him he sing "Sha la la la sha la la boom" in the '84 version I swear he's saying: "Shia, Shia, Shia Labeouf".



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Reply #13 posted 10/06/20 7:41am

Poplife88

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lol lol lol lol

lurker316 said:


Everytime I hear him he sing "Sha la la la sha la la boom" in the '84 version I swear he's saying: "Shia, Shia, Shia Labeouf".



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Reply #14 posted 10/06/20 7:58am

RJOrion

Purple Rain version of Love and Sex is WAY better... SOTT verison is skip-worthy

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Reply #15 posted 10/06/20 9:11am

lust

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lurker316 said:


Everytime I hear him he sing "Sha la la la sha la la boom" in the '84 version I swear he's saying: "Shia, Shia, Shia Labeouf".





Same. But only because the Peach and Black podcast put it in my head back when it came out.
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Reply #16 posted 10/06/20 9:39am

McD

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‘86 for me all the way. Love it.
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Reply #17 posted 10/06/20 9:56am

lurker316

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lust said:

lurker316 said:


Everytime I hear him he sing "Sha la la la sha la la boom" in the '84 version I swear he's saying: "Shia, Shia, Shia Labeouf".



Same. But only because the Peach and Black podcast put it in my head back when it came out.


After I already had this thought in my head I did later hear the P&B podcast make the same comment. I was glad to learn I wasn't the only one.


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Reply #18 posted 10/06/20 10:02am

ForbiddenFruit

In the 1984 version he went beserk.

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Reply #19 posted 10/06/20 7:07pm

MIRvmn

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I definitely prefer the 1984 version
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #20 posted 10/06/20 7:14pm

masaba

My favorite is Sheila's 86 version. Would love to hear it with Prince vocals.
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Reply #21 posted 10/07/20 1:17am

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They are different songs just the same name so you cannot really compare!

But Love and Sex is really probably the highlight of the SOTT set for me, amazing!

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Reply #22 posted 10/07/20 11:42am

lust

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TheFreakerFantastic said:

They are different songs just the same name so you cannot really compare!



But Love and Sex is really probably the highlight of the SOTT set for me, amazing!



Of course you can and the original post notes that they’re different songs.

It’s no different to asking if you prefer Let’s Go Crazy or When Doves Cry!

Personally in regards to the SOTT song, I find it joltingly slow as I’m so used to the Sheila E version which I think is the best.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #23 posted 10/12/20 8:17pm

Shockedelicus

Love and Sex 84 would have been one of his best album openers if it ever ended up on a project. It really encapsulates Prince's most classic sound.

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Reply #24 posted 10/12/20 8:44pm

fen

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I’m surprised by how much I like the 86 one – it’s the track that I seem to be returning most at the moment. Normally I’d prefer the anarchic energy and intensity of the earlier one, but there’s just something about the SOTT track that I really love.

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Reply #25 posted 10/12/20 10:11pm

dave1dmarx

lust said:

Personally in regards to the SOTT song, I find it joltingly slow as I’m so used to the Sheila E version which I think is the best.

This x 1,000. The Sheila E version sounds like it could've been a hit single in '87 (maybe as a follow-up to U Got The Look). The version on the Sign box is just too slow by comparison.

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Reply #26 posted 10/13/20 5:40am

RJOrion

Shockedelicus said:

Love and Sex 84 would have been one of his best album openers if it ever ended up on a project. It really encapsulates Prince's most classic sound.

100%

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Reply #27 posted 10/13/20 8:41am

bigben07

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Anyone else think that "Love & Sex" from SOTT Deluxe sounds a little like "Go"? Both songs remind me why I am a Prince fan. Something cool about discovering that some of his best tracks were never released to the masses and kept back for us to discover.

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Reply #28 posted 10/13/20 11:11am

crabman

Seems interesting. Thanks! I also recommend blog about love and sex https://www.happymatches.com/hook-up

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Reply #29 posted 10/13/20 2:43pm

slyjackson

1986, I find nothing appealing in the 1984 version

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