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Vannormal

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Prince at work in a studio

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Isn't it weird that we have very few footage (or even pictures) of Prince at work in the studio?

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Even lateron in his life, when mobile phones were all around.

Was it forbidden ? Did any of the 3rdEyeGirl members ever talked about it ?

How weird is it, for a guy who spend like half of his life in a studio.

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I came to think of that after seeing him doing rehearsals in the early years in the post ''Nothing Compares 2 U video''.

I know there's some video but they were made for small documentaries and the only pictures known when he started recording, and one short clip where he plays the drums.

Anyone more on this ?

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Reply #1 posted 11/19/20 8:19am

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He prob barred cameras.

Guy wanted ultimate control of his image.

Felt no one should profit from his image other than himself.
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Reply #2 posted 11/19/20 8:21am

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This piece of interesting info from PrinceVault :

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""The penguin" as credited was a plush toy penguin that would lie around in the studio; because of the sometimes long hours people would fall asleep and others would place the penguin with them and take a Polaroid picture. The crew brought the penguin on the Sign O’ The Times Tour as a crew mascot, and in Rotterdam (while shooting for the Sign O’ The Times movie), the crew placed it behind the big mirror heart where Prince and Cat would lie against at the end of If I Was Your Girlfriend, hen it was lowered down. The penguin was facing Prince as the heart came down, to the crew’s enjoyme"

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Where are these?

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Reply #3 posted 11/19/20 8:22am

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

He prob barred cameras. Guy wanted ultimate control of his image. Felt no one should profit from his image other than himself.

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Actually, would love to read a contract that any of his members needed to sign...

Just to see what theyr limitsw were.

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Reply #4 posted 11/19/20 8:43am

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Got to be some serious NDAs signed over the years!
Lol at the penguin mascot.
Sad we never knew about that.
Prince took his public image veeeeery seriously.
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Reply #5 posted 11/19/20 8:50am

Margot

He would likely be horrified to know what we have seen since his death, though it has actually deepened my appreciation of him. I particularly love the amount of shows on YT; the Montreux shows, Musicology and others. Wow, what a prolific talent.

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Reply #6 posted 11/19/20 8:57am

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Prince vs fan sites and fanzines in the early 00s for using his likeness and so on.


Never forget.

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Reply #7 posted 11/19/20 8:57am

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Vannormal said:

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This piece of interesting info from PrinceVault :

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""The penguin" as credited was a plush toy penguin that would lie around in the studio; because of the sometimes long hours people would fall asleep and others would place the penguin with them and take a Polaroid picture. The crew brought the penguin on the Sign O’ The Times Tour as a crew mascot, and in Rotterdam (while shooting for the Sign O’ The Times movie), the crew placed it behind the big mirror heart where Prince and Cat would lie against at the end of If I Was Your Girlfriend, hen it was lowered down. The penguin was facing Prince as the heart came down, to the crew’s enjoyme"

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Where are these?

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Ha!

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Reply #8 posted 11/19/20 9:29am

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Just the fact that people fell asleep in the studio while he was working!

I mean WTF... wink

Waw. Must've been worth putting a penguin next to it and taking a picture.

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The fact Prince never wanted anyone around when he recorded his own voice...

while the guy stood in front of millions of people alltogether on stage?!

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Reply #9 posted 11/19/20 10:00am

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I'll see how much I can pull up

Prince @ SOUND80 Studios https://prince.org/msg/7/463863

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https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
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Reply #10 posted 11/19/20 10:07am

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Gold Experience period by Nicole Nodland



#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #11 posted 11/19/20 10:16am

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Emancipation period, a different kind of at work


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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #12 posted 11/19/20 10:28am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I'll see how much I can pull up

Prince @ SOUND80 Studios https://prince.org/msg/7/463863

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I've always loved the second photo with the untamed hair.

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Lovesexy-Batman period

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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #17 posted 11/19/20 10:53am

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im seeing nothing in these posts.

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

im seeing nothing in these posts.

whatchutalkinbout

#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #19 posted 11/19/20 11:11am

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Don't forget the A Million Days video.

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Strive said:

Don't forget the A Million Days video.

PRINCE - A Million Days promo video - YouTube


BEHIND THE SCENES: A Million Days - Watch or Download | downvids.net

A Million Days (lyrics)

Prince - A Million Days - Watch or Download | downvids.net

Prince- Making Of A Million Days/Prince clip only- 2004 | Prince rogers  nelson, Youtube, Roger nelson

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https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #22 posted 11/19/20 11:33am

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I realize he's an alter ego, but don't forget the Jamie Starr / Morris Day pic lol

"I like to watch."
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Reply #23 posted 11/19/20 11:37am

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sulls said:

I realize he's an alter ego, but don't forget the Jamie Starr / Morris Day pic lol



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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #25 posted 11/19/20 1:27pm

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Whoa...looks like Joker's hair up there∆
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Reply #26 posted 11/19/20 2:09pm

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There was some footage from 2015 that I found somewhere online of prince playing drums by himself for maybe 30 seconds and their footage of him working with Mavis staples on the song "God Is Alive"
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Reply #27 posted 11/19/20 2:38pm

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These pics are really nice, he was so cute!
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Reply #28 posted 11/19/20 3:01pm

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Thank you for the pics, they are great!
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Reply #29 posted 11/19/20 5:39pm

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Lovesexy-Batman period




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Where's the full video of this ?

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