Saturday, December 3, 2016

RE-UP: Prince live in Rotterdam 1986 - 1DVD - August 17 - pro-shot

Parade Tour
Ahoyhal, Rotterdam

17th August 1986

01. AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY
02. CHRISTOPHER TRACY'S PARADE
03. NEW POSITION
04. DELIRIOUS
05. CONTROVERSY
06. A LOVE BIZARRE



COMMENT

This 19 minute footage is something of a mystery to me as it seemingly appeared from nowhere in early 2006 with very little fanfare. It is of such high quality I'm a little amazed it wasn't shouted from the roof tops. Professionally filmed with various camera angles (I counted 4 different cams) this is certainly one of the better pieces of footage to emerge over the recent past. Considering the footage itself is 20 years old the quality of the picture really cannot be faulted and the various camera's give an excellent view of the action on-stage along with various unique camera angles. Unlike the static 'Stockholm 1986' professionally filmed footage, this video recording has various close-ups and captures the atmosphere of the show perfectly. The sound quality dips during 'Christopher Tracy's Parade' and doesn't match the dizzy heights of the opening few minutes, but it's a moot point considering the quality overall. The footage also unfortunately has a section missing and it fades out during the opening bars of 'I Wonder U' before restarting during the intro to 'Delirious' (meaning 'I Wonder U' & 'Raspberry Beret' are missing), but this is merely an observation and certainly not a criticism. Whether the complete (or even more complete) footage from this recording surfaces in the future I have no idea, but I'm happy to sit it out and enjoy this in the meantime. The menu's are extremely basic, but hardly worthy of mention as the recording itself lasts a little over 19 minutes.

NOTE: This can be burnt as mini DVD on a CDR

Download this DVD here
                            

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