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Thread started 09/29/14 12:53pm

EyeSpy

'PlectrumElectrum' album track is the SAME recording as the Madison Dubé Extremely Short Film!

Don't believe me? Sync them up and hear the magic happen!

This means that the album track was recored completely live on the spot in one take

(allowing for a few post recording overdubs etc.) whilst being filmed!

Is this the first ever Prince album track we have a live video of?

Anyway, I'm not sure if I am allowed to post the link to the live video of Plectrum Electrum on Vimeo,

but it's not difficult to find.

Try it out!

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Reply #1 posted 09/29/14 1:21pm

Dandroppedadim
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i think it's actually 2 recordings merged together - definitely the Dubé version (which comes 2nd) plus the other version that was 'leaked' online a while back.

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Reply #2 posted 09/29/14 1:38pm

EyeSpy

Dandroppedadime said:

i think it's actually 2 recordings merged together - definitely the Dubé version (which comes 2nd) plus the other version that was 'leaked' online a while back.

Could well be indeed. Thanks for the feedback. Either way, it's a fantastic recording.

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Reply #3 posted 09/29/14 4:26pm

ludwig

EyeSpy said:

Is this the first ever Prince album track we have a live video of?

http://www.princevault.com/index.php/03_August,_1983

"Three songs from this show: I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star and Purple Rain were reworked in the studio and released on Purple Rain"

It's not officially released footage, but it's circulating.

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Reply #4 posted 09/29/14 4:32pm

3NineteeN04

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ONE OF THE BEST ROCK-FUNK TRACKS THAT HE HAS RELEASED IN A WHILE! lol woot! headbang angel king excited bringiton

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Reply #5 posted 09/30/14 4:52am

databank

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EyeSpy said:

Dandroppedadime said:

i think it's actually 2 recordings merged together - definitely the Dubé version (which comes 2nd) plus the other version that was 'leaked' online a while back.

Could well be indeed. Thanks for the feedback. Either way, it's a fantastic recording.

I recognized the Dube version, I'd love to check whether the other have merged in it as well, will have to check it out ^^

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Reply #6 posted 09/30/14 5:11am

Noodled24

Question: This song started it's life as "Elektra" by Donna Grantis?

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Reply #7 posted 09/30/14 6:05am

steakfinger

Noodled24 said:

Question: This song started it's life as "Elektra" by Donna Grantis?

Judging from the first riff, I'd say it started its life as 'The Ocean' by Led Zeppelin.

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Reply #8 posted 09/30/14 6:26am

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Noodled24 said:

Question: This song started it's life as "Elektra" by Donna Grantis?

Yes it's a cover (or self-cover given that Donna is part of it)

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Reply #9 posted 09/30/14 6:27am

ludwig

Noodled24 said:

Question: This song started it's life as "Elektra" by Donna Grantis?

There are several live versions on youtube. If you can listen, you can answer this question for yourself.

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Reply #10 posted 09/30/14 8:09am

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steakfinger said:

Noodled24 said:

Question: This song started it's life as "Elektra" by Donna Grantis?

Judging from the first riff, I'd say it started its life as 'The Ocean' by Led Zeppelin.

Definitely, when I heard the opening notes to this at a live show I thought the band was playing a cover of Ocean. lol

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Reply #11 posted 09/30/14 12:34pm

Noodled24

ludwig said:

Noodled24 said:

Question: This song started it's life as "Elektra" by Donna Grantis?

There are several live versions on youtube. If you can listen, you can answer this question for yourself.

Yeh, I've seen the videos on youtube - they prompted my question. I wasn't sure on the timings. ie - had Grantis met with Prince by then and "Elektra" was something they worked on, or if it was her song and Prince liked it. - One of the videos was titled "Elektra/Plectrumelectrum"

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Reply #12 posted 10/01/14 5:15am

Marco81

So, the full video of the performance/recording was shown last night during the Yahoo streaming, which should be proof that it was indeed the entire recording in 1 take, with no cuts and pastes.

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Reply #13 posted 10/01/14 5:20am

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The Undertaker VHS release is the same sort of thing - 1 take direct to the recorder.

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