Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Magical Recording of Beyoncé Doing Prince


And here is Beyoncé covering Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" (and Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" (whatever)) this weekend. She's been doing this on tour for a bit (and covering Prince for a couple of years, and of course she performed "Purple Rain" with him in 2004) but this is the first really stellar recording of this; I would describe this as LIFE-CHANGING. Stop work, put your headphones on, etc. I do wish she hadn't switched the genders in the lyrics though. (via, previously)

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anildash (#487)

Also relevant, The Dream's original demo of "Nothing But Love", which Beyonce recorded as "1+1", but which is the most explicit manifestation of Dream's Prince envy that's ever been committed to ProTools. Well worth savoring alongside of this performance.

Baroness (#273)

They pulled the video, but here's another link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG0RpWxzGsg

Yes, she's amazing.

Aatom (#74)

No one will ever outdo the Purple Rain performance of this, but she's one of the few artists that could even try.

jetztinberlin (#392)

As a gigantic Purple Rain fan who has done this exact thing (er, or tried to?) so very, very many times on my bedroom floor, this was totally vicariously thrilling.

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