Prince - Sign O The Times

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  1. funky

    funky INCAPABLE

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    I can’t remember the last time I bought a CD :(
     
  2. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I've basically given up on CDs now. It's only a matter of time before I shift them all. But I still love vinyl.
     
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    If I ever FINALLY move into my own home a record player is the first thing I’m buying :disco: proper 70s style with the wood and everything!
     
  4. HeLikedTurner

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    Still CDs all the way for me. Pristine sound quality and mine forever. No subscriptions, or relying on internet connection or any of that shite.

    Love vinyl too, for the artwork, and I do occasionally play them also.
     
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    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Yeah, don't, cause the sound's shit and every FOOL falls for that :D
     
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  6. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I do agree with the thing about subscriptions. Too much just isn't there. But I'll just ILLEGALLY DOWNLOAD stuff instead.
     
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    Yeah, I was very much into ACQUIRING stuff using dubious methods...until my sister downloaded a song and actually received a threatening email from the music rights organisation in Ireland. She torrented one song. The irony of it, when I think of all my years of dubious downloading, yet she was got for just one download.
     
  8. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Do they still actually give a FUCK about that in 2020? WOW!
     
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  9. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    The vast majority of things I torrent are done so precisely because they’re not available to buy anywhere, but then I got a threatening email once a couple of years ago for downloading an episode of Black-ish.
     
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  10. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    Well unfortunately for my bank account I still buy CDs and vinyl. If the vinyl is a new release/remastered reissue etc. edition and it comes with mp3/WAV download card, then I would be happy just to purchase that but I'd forego it if the CD reissue/deluxe has more bang for your buck (e.g. the recent Ace of Base box set) - and I suspect I'd go this route with Sign 'O' the Times. I've only pre-ordered the 3-CD deluxe edition so far.

    The issue I have quickly discovered is space when it comes to vinyl. So I do have to keep an eye on the collection. It's simply not feasible to replicate my entire CD collection (and then some) + new releases on vinyl, financially and also because of space.

    Fortunately I have always had zero interest in cassettes so at least that's something.
     
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  11. Edward

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    I fear for the sanity of anyone who does.
     
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    Honestly though, every time I peer at my CD collection, I think of it as such an inconvenience.

    For our generation, it’s such a strange thing to experience. To have been brought up and then matured in an era with a succession of a multitude of formats is in some way dispiriting. It has ultimately meant that in my 40s I’ve fallen a little out of love with music as a result.
     
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    I love my CDs but sometimes when I go to find a particular one, I give up and end up downloading it. I have at least 3,000. :confused:

    I’m like Suedey though, if I really like an album I’ll buy it on CD *and* vinyl. Yep...space is definitely becoming an issue!
     
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    You mean they're not in alphabetical order?!!!
     
  15. Suedey

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    I agree with all of this except it's made me fall more in love with music! Although I can see how it could go the other way for some...
     
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    :kim:

    (They were...for about a month, 15 years ago. :wired:)
     
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  17. Christian

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    I've always loved music but the possibility of having a listen to anything I care to at a moment's notice is an absolute joy for me and has made me discover so much stuff I wouldn't have found otherwise. I'd never want to go back.

    I've kept some of my CDs for sentimental reasons but most of them are stored away, never to be looked at or listened to.
     
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    But back on topic, there's not much else to say about this album other than to acknowledge it is sublime.

    I don't think I could pick a favourite Prince album but it would probably be either this, Dirty Mind or 1999. The 90s stuff I'm much less well versed in and as for the 00s stuff, I dip in here and there.

    The Anthology 1995-2010 compilation has been a real boon in finding the gems from this era though and I'd highly recommend it as a primer for his later stuff.
     
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    Oh I've HEARD about this, and do mean to one day investigate - perhaps I should before the SoTT remaster arrives :D
    I do LOVE Black Sweat from 3121, which I think is generally viewed as the closest he had as a return to form from his (MANY) later albums.
     
  20. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Absolutely this for me. My physical collection is nothing more than an inconvenience, pretty much.

    And don't get me started on HIS.
     
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    It's definitely worth a look. Black Sweat is fantastic and there's plenty more of a similar calibre.

    I think it was put together by the guy who is in charge of all these excellent vault releases and he seems to be getting those absolutely right. He does the occasional interview around each release and they're worth a read if you want to get a measure of the volume of stuff he's faced with :D

    The Originals album is a good shout too, though I generally prefer the versions that made the songs famous.
     
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    Having just had a QUICK LISTEN through the first few tracks of The Anthology (I don’t have time for the FULL THING rn), P.Control (PUSSY control) is possibly one of the worst Prince songs I have ever heard :D Whilst I appreciate the tongue is planted firmly in cheeky, it genuinely sounds like a WILLAM parody song :D

    I am quite here for the camp melodrama of Eye Hate U however :D
     
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    Amazing! I will seek these out. From what I’ve read online the Prince fans seem to love this archivist (WHAT A JOB, yet what an utterly overwhelming amount of material to work through) as he has seemingly so far delivered :disco:
     
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    But there is the danger when you don't own a digital collection, let alone a physical one, that the albums that you once loved will be forgotten. In fact streaming only serves to highlight the obsolescence of long players in my opinion.
     
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    On a related note, when I was a proper Prince nut, I purchased several albums by his various protégés of the time or the artists he was influenced by but I've seemingly forgotten many of them, especially once streaming properly took hold.

    I can't remember the last time I listened to a George Clinton album. Eric Leeds anyone? Thought not.
     
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    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I was mildly upset at the lack of Olivia Newton-John's back catalogue on Spotify recently. But I got over it reasonably quickly.
     
  28. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Mazarati came up on my shuffle this week :disco:
     
  29. Edward

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    Vanity 6 and Shiela E haven't said hello since about 2005.
     
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    Which is probably a good thing with that being said.
     
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    The Vanity 6 album is TOP NOTCH.

    The Glamorous Life isn’t far behind :disco:
     
  32. Edward

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    Whatever happened to Morris Day?
     
  33. Edward

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    Granted but did I need to buy crap like Sex Cymbal? Actually maybe streaming does sort out the wheat from the chaff after all!
     
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    3x2=6 is genuinely one of the best worst songs I’ve ever heard.
     
  35. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Saw this on TV the other day:

    https://dai.ly/x6yzpkr
     
  36. Edward

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    :D. Why have I not seen this before?
     
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    I caught it on I think Comedy Central or something by accident. There's a whole series!
     
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    recently shown on Sky Comedy too
     

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