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Reply #60 posted 07/12/19 12:34pm

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Purple and Gold is his greatest bestest, most goodest masterpiece. If you don't agree, then um..play in freeway. Or simply disagree. Your choice.

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Reply #61 posted 07/12/19 12:46pm

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feeluupp said:

Moonbeam said:

feeluupp said: As I am the one who said that “Moonbeam Levels” is his best song, I think you need to get over yourself, frankly. I don’t need to go back and “rediscover” a catalogue I have been listening to over and over again for 30 years just for your approval.

Naw... If you think that is his greatest song then you do need to rediscover his catalogue.

lol

Naw... You need to just let people like what they like and move along.

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Reply #62 posted 07/12/19 1:17pm

SoulAlive

a perfect home for "Moonbeam Levels" would have been Graffiti Bridge.Think about the Kid's struggles in that movie.He was depressed,confused....the lyric "I'm looking for a better place to die" would have worked really well here.Plus,I think that album needed at least one more really good song.

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Reply #63 posted 07/12/19 4:19pm

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RODSERLING said:

Moonbeam said:



As I am the one who said that “Moonbeam Levels” is his best song, I think you need to get over yourself, frankly. I don’t need to go back and “rediscover” a catalogue I have been listening to over and over again for 30 years just for your approval.


But your opinion is biased, since that s the name of your avatar !
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Seriously, I love this song, like I love almost every thing from Prince, but I think that's not the forgotten masterpiece like I often read here.
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I don't think it would have been even a hit at the time. No way.
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It wouldn't have been worse than, let s say the ladder, but I think there was something on the tone of the song that wasn't really like a sad song, not really like a fun song, and the chorus wasn't that great and catchy, so Prince was on the opinion it would have detract the listener from an album.


I certainly am biased: it’s my all time favorite song!

But everyone is biased, and to claim that I need to “rediscover his catalogue” because my bias isn’t the same as someone else’s bias is ridiculous.
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Reply #64 posted 07/12/19 4:37pm

darkroman

TheSilentMikey said:

VaultCurator said:

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Hi Joris.

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OK, so I have the song 'Moonbeam Levels' on the original 'The Work' box set, the updated 'Work It 2.0' set and lastly on BFTP 4.

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I've just compared these three versions to the official release and the very most I could make out was about 3 notes. Maybe 2 seconds of additional fade at the most. I’m assuming you’re not referring to that, so is there a longer version I am unaware of? May I ask how you came by the song? Note, I’m not asking for a link or anything. Just some indication of what it was released on so I can check it out for myself. Thanks. wink

You can find this version on the bootleg “A Better Place 2 Die”.


That version of Moonbeam Levels has a 15 second piano piece at the end.

To me it sort of sounds like Prince playing around on the piano during the long fade. It's nice and it's a shame this was not included on the 4Ever version.

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Reply #65 posted 07/12/19 5:06pm

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steakfinger said:

leadline said:

I still find it amazing he didn't use this song. He knew it was a masterpiece. The fact that he pulled it off so many configurations is a testament to his love for the song. I guess he just felt folks werent ready for it yet, or, he was holding out for that perfect album to put it on that never came to fruition.

A couple of things about the song. Pulling it from records means he thought it didn't fit the overall album, not that the song was too loved. There is nothing revolutionary, controversial, or weird about the song, so people "not being ready for it" makes no sense. It's not even weird by the standards of 1967, so I don't know why people wouldn't have been ready for it. You know what people were not ready for? Rite of Spring. Sgt. Pepper's. The first line of the song prohibits it from being a classic in my mind, though it does show Prince's siliness quite well. You don't wake up one morning and decide to do something you have no experience doing. Of course he didn't know where to begin. Kamasutra is not worth a damn, either, but he sure woke up and decided he would write symphonic music. He didn't know where to begin there, either. I like the song fine, however.


....and that is why I said "holding out for the perfect album to put it on in my post". Whether people not being ready makes any sense or not, that concept clearly made sense to Prince, since he seemed to repeat it over and over.

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Reply #66 posted 07/12/19 5:34pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

jfenster said:

how did this thread turn into a ridiculous argument

that how the org do.

'we do this, this is how we do'

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Reply #67 posted 07/12/19 8:50pm

RJOrion

feeluupp said:



Moonbeam said:


feeluupp said:

Great lyrics, overhyped and way over rated song by the fans, especially on The Org.



Anyone claiming this to be his VERY BEST SONG needs to go back and rediscover the Prince catalouge.



As I am the one who said that “Moonbeam Levels” is his best song, I think you need to get over yourself, frankly. I don’t need to go back and “rediscover” a catalogue I have been listening to over and over again for 30 years just for your approval.


Naw... If you think that is his greatest song then you do need to rediscover his catalogue.


lol



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Reply #68 posted 07/13/19 12:09am

Moonbeam

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feeluupp said:



Moonbeam said:


feeluupp said:

Great lyrics, overhyped and way over rated song by the fans, especially on The Org.



Anyone claiming this to be his VERY BEST SONG needs to go back and rediscover the Prince catalouge.



As I am the one who said that “Moonbeam Levels” is his best song, I think you need to get over yourself, frankly. I don’t need to go back and “rediscover” a catalogue I have been listening to over and over again for 30 years just for your approval.


Naw... If you think that is his greatest song then you do need to rediscover his catalogue.


lol



You need to rediscover the difference between subjectivity and objectivity.
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Reply #69 posted 07/13/19 2:15am

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darkroman said:

TheSilentMikey said:

You can find this version on the bootleg “A Better Place 2 Die”.


That version of Moonbeam Levels has a 15 second piano piece at the end.

To me it sort of sounds like Prince playing around on the piano during the long fade. It's nice and it's a shame this was not included on the 4Ever version.

cool

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It sounds lovely. Fingers crossed I'll find this version in the wild at some point. I recently heard 'Once Upon A Time' for the first time and I'm really fond of that piece. Prince creates some amazing magic when it's just him and a piano.
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And come on fam. Let's not argue over music like this. Critique the music by all means, but let's not berate people over personal taste.

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beer chill pill yes peace

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Reply #70 posted 07/13/19 6:17am

feeluupp

Moonbeam said:

feeluupp said:

Naw... If you think that is his greatest song then you do need to rediscover his catalogue.

lol

You need to rediscover the difference between subjectivity and objectivity.

Sheesh relax, u still talking about this, like I just insulted your child or something.

Cool you like the song, the end.

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Reply #71 posted 07/15/19 1:18pm

SoulAlive

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I think the obvious replacement would be for Free, which always sticks out on that album. But maybe that's precisely why he didn't.

I actually prefer "Free"...it has a message that's universal and easy to understand.

"Moonbeam Levels" would have confused many listeners.People would have been like "what is a moonbeam level?" biggrin

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Reply #72 posted 07/18/19 3:21am

andrewm7

Moonbeam said:

love2thenines2003 said:

Do we know if an alternative/or reworked version of Moonbeam does exist in the vault


I remember reading somewhere that Prince pulled it out around the time Michael Bland joined the band and that he recorded new drums for it at the time, but I can't seem to find it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

I was a little surprised when the version that appeared on 4Ever was the one that has been circulating, considering Prince`s proclivity for reworking and re-recording tracks. Surely there must be a later version? although this is the first I have heard of tell of one...

I really wish we could find out more about Prince`s recordings post 1996 neutral

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Reply #73 posted 07/18/19 12:22pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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andrewm7 said:

Moonbeam said:


I remember reading somewhere that Prince pulled it out around the time Michael Bland joined the band and that he recorded new drums for it at the time, but I can't seem to find it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

I was a little surprised when the version that appeared on 4Ever was the one that has been circulating, considering Prince`s proclivity for reworking and re-recording tracks. Surely there must be a later version? although this is the first I have heard of tell of one...

I really wish we could find out more about Prince`s recordings post 1996 neutral

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wasn't "power fantastic" pretty much identcal to the bootleg?

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Reply #74 posted 07/25/19 3:33pm

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RJOrion said:

i do love "Large Room With No Light" though... alot

This in my top 3 non-album songs from him. The original version. I love it so much.

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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