Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by debord, Jan 14, 2009.
I want blond ambition on DVD/streaming period.
That Disc 1 tracklist is very similar to what I had on my iPod for the album. I just added Supernatural after Act of Contrition and I think I used the 12" Club Version of Like a Prayer.
I keep thinking about the Tango in the Night reissue since that's also Warner. It'd be foolish to dream of an entire disc of outtakes, but I could see them putting HQ audio for the album on the DVD alongside the music videos.
Prince's 1999 box set is also Warner, so I am hopeful this could be worth it.
Prince also signed off on re-releasing his WBR discography before he died, as long as he was able to oversee everything. It was part of his renewed contract with them.
I think it’s pretty obviously a financial issue, which we’ve heard for years. I think she wants to get the rights to her masters and leverage them for a new deal, either with Warner or another label willing to pay more for the rights while still giving her full creative control over how they are handled when it comes to re-issues. I’ll be very surprised if she signed off on putting anything genuinely new out for this.
I have to laugh when people say "whoever remastered Purple Rain should be kept away from the 1999 remastering process", because, erm, that was Prince.
I saw a doc recently where Susan Rogers said Prince was a musical genius but he wasn’t too much interested in making things sound perfect or “better”. He was interested in his sound. That Michael was perfection..and he was just a feeling a captured moment.
Princes original stuff is still all there. It would not hurt to have fresh ears review his stuff.
I do hope she has her eye on What Prince / Kate Bush / George Michael and Janet’s estate are doing...and maybe because Prince gave the all clear while he was alive it changed her view on her own legacy.
Prince was too spontaneous to care about all that – he needed to capture his songs right as they came. I think if his death did anything, it’s making it clear to Madonna that she should be alive to handle things herself, which she’s said she has every intent on doing. If Prince was alive, he’d still be handling these releases himself. Lucky for Warner that he didn’t have a will and he’s not around to tell them what they’re doing wrong.
Yeah I think despite Princes genius Warner made some sensible decisions over the years. Record companies perform best when they are the curator of an artist collection. Which is obviously a double edged sword. It really did fall apart for Prince after Warner.
I agree in away, I always thought if one of my favs were to bring out a 3 disc album filled to the brim I'd be all over this, but looking at the track list for Emancipation, it's just so overwhelming.
I think technically the person behind the horrid, brick walled remaster of Purple Rain was Joshua Welton who also was behind Prince's ham fisted dalliances with dubstep. That said, Prince supervised and approved of the final product, so...
With Madame X tour it seems like Madonna had Kate Bush's Before The Dawn in mind. Children being involved in the show and no phones allowed.
So, maybe there is a chance Madonna will pay attention to Kate's re-issues too.
Rhino are generally pretty great at reissues, so if they’re doing the Like A Prayer one I’m down
I low key want them issue it with a different cover a bit like the George Michael Listen Without Prejudice was.
Some variation of the rear cover would be great. Be nice to have that iconic more in keeping image too.
I pray the vinyl smells of Patchouli oil.
posted this a while back.
“Deeper And Deeper” was on radio 2 tonight on my drive home. Had a good old bop away to that and though it was an interesting choice - not one you hear everyday
The wooden box is perfect, but the design is so fug ddddd
You'll get that purple tinted version that was used on Spotify and be happy about it.
I also had some thoughts on Like A Prayer being inspired by Princes Purple Rain project.
The purple feel of the era.
The Prince collab.
The Sly & The Family Stone nods Express Yourself & Keep It Together (which Prince based the Revolution on)
The frenetic bass pace Til Death Do Us Part mimicking of I Would Die For You theme and frenetic bass.
I can totally imagining her briefing Pat saying I want something like I Would Die For You feel.
When Doves Cry about a couple arguing.
The mother & father themes explored.
Act Of Contrition being a guitar crazed prayer...not unlike Let's Go Crazy and it's religious existential feel. Very much like Like A Prayer.
"What Do You Mean It's Not In The Computer Blue"
The themes of death.
The song Purple Rain was originally written for Stevie Nicks and there's certainly a touch of that vibe from Madonna during the album cover sessions. The goth element maybe
Madonna worked with Morris Day (The Time) who was in Purple Rain on Who's That Girl the year before the album was created.
Dunno...it seems like there's some symbiosis there to me at least.
It's designed as a confessions booth grill from the catholic church.
Only if its from the same era but still no.
This is all kinds of wrong:
Nah, I said the box is perfect, grill and all, and meant it... it's everything else! That "burnt Madonna photos" mock-up is fug fug fug. It's like "Celebration", made worse.
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