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Exclusive: Prince Rehearsal Track! Listen Now!

avalon09
avalon09

Prince 2009 Photo: Wireimage.com

"Y U WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD"
Paisley Park Rehearsal, Monday Sept. 21

PLAYERS:
C.C. DUNHAM: DRUMS
JOSHUA DUNHAM: BASS
MR. HAYES: KEYS
PRINCE: GUITAR, VOX

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Thanks to the purple one who shared this with us. What do you guys think??-Dr.FB

232 comments
Anna
Anna

Love It!!! When is this new cd dropping? We all want to know badly

lrae
lrae

c'mon people...its a rehearsal, if u know how P rehearses, then u'd kno pratice makes perfect and changes lol

thewordbird
thewordbird

What a guitarist! Around the 3:08 mark, Prince starts playing like they will in 2099 . . .

Tammera Birchwood
Tammera Birchwood

No great opera plot can be reasonable, for people do not sing when they are feeling prudent.

Abby
Abby

Shame on u Prince! Shame!!

Angel
Angel

Ok the previous msg was a lil jacked up (not sure what happened there, my browser froze). Anyway, to sum it all up..I don't think it really matters to him that his fans paid $77 for his new and glorious website LF.. but bottom line is that most ppl feel cheated..Nuff Said!

Angel
Angel

I paid $77 something I would not pay $17 for.. Never again people..Get Smart!! paid $77 for sssosossssssssssssssssssosssomethingsomething s

Moni
Moni

I miss the his "highness" in this version. The music, esp. guitar, is superb! But the vocals bring the song down tho. Cmon, man (Prince), if the Kid cant do it no mo, get a girl to sing it!!

Ash Chouhan
Ash Chouhan

Jeda, Right on. Just wanted 2 say that I agree with all that u have said.

elma
elma

No more scary mother fucker with the high voice!Like it!

insideofu
insideofu

Not that anyone's gonna read this, but I hear sadness & lonliness in his voice.

Jeda
Jeda

Awesome! Just amazing. Imagine if P went and played a 3 hour show with only material from the albums, Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy and Purple Rain! Even though I'd go and c any Prince show every night he played in my town, It'd be amazing 2 hear all those tracks live in 1 show. Then the next tour, He could do tracks from Around the world in a day, 1 or 2 from Parade, 1 from Graffiti Bridge, and everything from Batman! U know what? Anything from Prince is better than any other artist that's Alive 2day. As for every1 who feels ripped off by the $77 charge for Lotusflow3r.com, U weren't forced 2 pay up. I 4 1, am very happy 2 b able 2 jump on the site and check out everything, again, and again. Prince is a living legend, we should b thankful for all the music that has been the soundtrack to most of our lives.

CherrieMoonKisses
CherrieMoonKisses

Prince. Dr. Funkenberry. *THANK YOU so MUCH* Prince, u know what would be divine, hon? If you resurrect "Gold" I love that song so much and it truly is inspirational to me. You are awesome Prince, continue to be you and do what you were created to: spread happiness through your genius creativity and feel good vibes!

Taffy Boyo
Taffy Boyo

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Awsome. Thank you sooooo much, this tune is the muts nuts. Come on PRINCE a world tour is just what we need.

barberella
barberella

I would never in a million years thought that song could ever be improved but OMG he's only gone and done it AGAIN!!!! PRINCE WE LOVE YOU FOR BRINGING US SOOO MANY YEARS OF 'FUN, SUNSHINE 'n' SMILES' Thankyou for the Joy ... xxx

Michael K
Michael K

Love it...and the band sound in great form too

Amethyst
Amethyst

I need more.............

ANNAMPLS
ANNAMPLS

CHOCOLATSIS65 - HEY THANKS! U KNOW I LUV HIM - BUT NOT TOO MUCH - AS A SISTER! :) ALL GOOD AND SAFE! IT'S ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE SEARCH, WELL, AND THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FROM HIM THAT I ADORE! (AND THE DANCIN TO THE MUSIC) ANYHOW, I NEVER JOINED THE CLUB - BECAUSE I COULD NOT AFFORD IT! AS FAR AS HIM BEING A SABOTEUR - I DON'T THINK HE MEANT TO BE - SO THERE4 HE ISN'T. PEACE AND LUV! :) IT'S ALL ABOUT LUV ISN'T IT? LUV IS INPORTANT!

Chocolatsis65
Chocolatsis65

Yes ANNA I agree! and I was thinking I'm not sure what scares me more the people that hate him or the people that supposedly love him lol. People have u never heard about the word *assume* it breaks down into three small words and it is what u make of urself and those who listen to u if u do it. Elixer?? dirtymindnomore! Theres nothing wrong with singing about sex in the right context, its a gift from our maker and IS the marriage bond! If there really is somethin goin round town it aint from me though there sure is talk about me! n I sure been gettin alot of strong vibes, but I could B paranoid (usually pretty savvy) though. I know I have prayerfully asked for help not 2 assume as well. All I know is I'm not and never will B ashamed of the lurve I've always had and will have 4him 4ever "Love is whatever,whatever u want it 2 B" but it aint hate! even if u don't get what u want or think u deserve for yo $77

ANNAMPLS
ANNAMPLS

PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY DON'T CARE - ALWAYS CARE! GREAT SONG - REALLY!

Darrell
Darrell

Great song! Ty doc! when is prince going to perform in paris?

Soulfunky
Soulfunky

AWESOME!!!! I hope one day he re-creates all of his earlier material. This sounds GREAT!!!! Thanks P !

PFL
PFL

Now if we could get P & The NPG to do a U.S. Tour that would just butter my bread. :0)

justmemuchlove
justmemuchlove

Unbelievable .. honestly.. oh oh oh.. (shakes head)

Rob G
Rob G

Great jam.. thanks for sharing. I still will never get changing words like "damn" in a song, when writing a track called Elixir, meaning "he licks her"..that's ok.. just don't mention a words that *means" sex.. no that's bad. Hypocritical stuff like that has almways hurt my head. But enough ranting..the track sounds great and he's still in great form, and thanks for giving us a chance to hear it.

Kim
Kim

AWESOME!!!!!!

ERik
ERik

I LOVE THE FRESH SOUND VERY MUCH. ONLY HIS VOCALS ARE TOO NORMAL. I WANT TO HEAR THE PAIN IN THIS SONG. I MEAN THE EMOTIONS. LOVE U pRINCE

purpleman
purpleman

Forgive me if this is interpreted to be a negative response,while I love prince and have followed him loyaly since the early 80's, it appears to me that his physical well being or problems are affecting his performances. It appears to be affecting his movement ,.kind ceating a domino affect. It seems as though he really can't get into a song like he used to, which in turn I feel as though it's affecting his singing. Being a person who has chronic pain in my lower back,it has affeced me greatly. All my life I was extremely athletic, but now my life has changed. So while I personally enjoyed the rehearsal ,I try to be realistic. I TRULLY HOPE THAT PRINCE DOES NOT LET HIS RELIGEOUS BELEIFS CURTAIL HIM. He deserves more credit than he gets from most folks. At the same time he's so darn inaccessable, which is very frustrating for a loyal fan .For the haters ,RELAX! he's not perfect ,considering what he's done without the help of mega producers /songwriters. being icredibley prolific will stretch a person thin. At the same time as a true artist you will not always create what the masses want to hear .You create what makes you happy! Now I do hope that prince does come to his senses when it comes to his fans. with so many incredible performances through out the years it's sad that a person has to resort to bootleg performances .if only he would put out a series of concert performances through out years of good quality ,unedited stuff. Over all, still and always I will be in prince's corner . Take care of yourself prince! MUSIC MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND! WE NEED YOU TO STICK AROUND FOR A WHILE , CONTINUE CREATING YOUR ART! NOT WHAT PEOPLE THINK YOU SHOULD BE CREATING. But PLEASE be on the fans side. PEACE!

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this is great, it's got a spoken word feeling 2 it " U Know eye Love ya" it's got more than a bit of a raw truth sound that's real & it sure makes a listener feel novus noveaux & new & those who still chew on bitterness from $77 & the sight of a Lotus well listen, imma give u advice give u notice; write it in ur diary & get it over with already or get it out of ur system alittle more steady: jump off a balcony or jump off shore cuz no1 wants 2 hear about it nomore when u can overjoy ur ears from a rare soul of harmony beauty & love who dare to stay true in a world very fake purify urself in the nearest lake & allow the honoring2begin cuz P is music's double twin

Panzie28
Panzie28

Sigh. Where do people get off reminding others how it is a rehearsal?How fucking patronizing! Can't say that I'm estatic about his voice with this song but anyhoo exciting that Prince is sharing these things with his fans.

obrocrs
obrocrs

REQUITE.....RECOMPENSE.....

Lost Fan
Lost Fan

Glad to see Prince really cares about his fans..........NOT! Oh wait I should not complain that I paid $77 for an exclusive membership and Prince out of spite posts new material everywhere but the place his fans forked out $77 for. Tell me he's not doing this sort of thing on purpose. He did not like the early criticism fans gave about the Lotus website so now he's gonna show them. I've been a fan for a long long time and he's known for getting a bug up his ass and moving on. Nothing new, I'm just tired of his game. Grow up! As far as the song goes, it's hard for me to enjoy w/out feeling pissed off.

NakedMuscl3
NakedMuscl3

He has got to release something quick. I'm a Purple Junkie and I need a Prince fix quick.

obrocrs
obrocrs

it seems mr. nelson thinks someone is messing around on him who could do that when he has pledged to be true he has nothing to worry about

Ash Chouhan
Ash Chouhan

I gotta b honest. Prince's music is like a drug. I just can't get enough! I'm hooked. Our generations Beethoven. Don't matter wether it's new or old it always sounds like the future! I think that we gotta lot 2 hear from this young old man. Peace b with u always. Ash.

David295
David295

Quality........ahh the good old days

LoudWhispers
LoudWhispers

Thank u so much. I desperately needed that today. May everyone appreciate da funk from most talented musician on the planet. L8R

Vixi412
Vixi412

Thank you! Sound so funky fresh!

Chris Williams
Chris Williams

That was great, brings back memories. We need more of that re-hashed for these days and time. Now re do "Days of Wild" the most funkyiest song I had ever heard.

NakedMuscl3
NakedMuscl3

Still dancing. Love Love Love this song.

Montro
Montro

Hello Doc. Sorry to bother you, but do you have any idea who this "shelbey" girl might be or if she is authentic? sorry to bother, but it is important to know so i don't believe something i shouldn't, lol any importance to Prince for this girl? I think that might be Prince's shirt on the new one ;) -Montro

bless50
bless50

Great stuff Prince. Truly takes me back. Wondering if he is gonna not do it in his falsetto for the shows? Great non-the less.

Dreamer
Dreamer

Sounds great. Went 2 the monaco shows (dream flight). Want more of this. Hope this is a start of a neverending tour. And please rehearse the new songs 2 Prince. Love Boom, Dreamer & Feel beter, feel wonderful. The best album is the next one! ********** Keep ur mind in the vertical motion Always looking up

Paul
Paul

Why Does Prince want to treat his customers so bad?

kenni
kenni

Thank you Prince 4 allowing Doc. 2 share with everyone. No one should ever say or complain about Prince "loving his fans"

Twinkly1
Twinkly1

I had another listen and I'm digging this cut --rehersal or not. I couldn't put my finger on it at first but as I listen again I hear a "no window dressing" Prince singing his heart out...its real...transporting me back to the day when rock bands practiced in the garage waiting for their first big break. Of course, the dichotomy is the musical accompaniment which is polished, splendid and superbly delivered. And I think that's why I like it. Its the old with the new...imperfection wrapped in supreme perfection, completely disambiguous.

Char
Char

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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