Tuesday, August 30, 2016

RE-UP: Prince "Emporium Remastered" - 3CD - 1995 aftershows

Emporium Remastered
3 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 147-148-149
Disc Length :
Source : Audience Recordings
Sound Quality : EX
Year Of Release : 2001

Disc 1
Gold / Ultimate Live Experience Tour Aftershow - The Emporium, London : 22nd March 1995 (am)
 1. Big Fun
 2. Race (Including Controversy)
 3. The Roof Is On Fire
 4. Girls & Boys
 5. Superhero
 6. Goldaxxe Jam
 7. Dark
 8. Sweet Thing
 9. My Mind's Made Up
10. Skin Tight
11. Funky Stuff
12. Santana Medley
13. Get Wild
14. Get Satisfied
15. Funky Design
16. Feel Good

Disc 2
Gold / Ultimate Live Experience Tour Aftershow - The Emporium, London : 23rd March 1995 (am)
 1. Intro
 2. The Ride
 3. Honky Tonk Women
 4. Bambi
 5. Zannalee
 6. The Undertaker
 7. Sex Machine
 8. Instrumental Jam
 9. Johnny
10. Sex Machine
11. Asswoop
12. 17
13. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
14. I Believe In You

Disc 3
 1. Days Of Wild (Including Hair)
 2. Funky
 3. Glam Slam Boogie
 4. Sexy MF
 5. Pussy Control
 6. Funky Design

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RE-UP: Prince & Mazarati live in Sheridan 1986 - 1CD

Prince & Mazarati - Goodnight From Sheridan Wyoming

Mazarati:
01. Players' Ball [uncirculated audience recording]
02. I Guess It's All Over [uncirculated audience recording]
03. 100 MPH

Prince & The Revolution:
04. Raspberry Beret
05. Delirious
06. Controversy
07. Mutiny

A recent discovered tape with two Mazarati songs from the Under The Cherry Moon premiere party
in Sheridan, Wyoning, USA is what makes this release quite interesting!

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RE-UP: Prince "Dakota Diaries" - 4CD - live January 16, 17 & 18 2013

Prince
Dakota Diaries volume 1


Disc One : Jazz set - January 16th, 2013 8:00 pm - 9:17 pm

1. Ronald Bruner Jr. drum solo (4:31)
2. Xpectation (incl. Second Line [U.S. Traditional] (instrumental) (13:37)
3. Muse 2 The Pharaoh (instrumental) (10:04)
4. Stratus [Billy Cobham] (7:59)
5. Instrumental jam - Brown Skin [india.arie] (instrumental) (15:47)
6. Cassandra O'Neal piano solo (4:46)
7. Sign O' The Times (instrumental) (3:00)
8. Alphabet St. (instrumental) (3:46)
9. When Stars Collide (instrumental) (5:12)
10. Instrumental jam (8:22)

Disc Two : Funk set - January 17th, 2013 8:00 pm - 9:27 pm

1. Act Of God (10:02)
2. What Have You Done For Me Lately [Janet Jackson] (4:32)
3. Northside (1:35)
4. (Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up ? [Stargard] (3:42)
5. Dancing Machine [The Jackson 5] (1:03)
6. Partyman (1:29)
7. It's Alright [Graham Central Station] (3:22)
8. We're A Winner [Curtis Mayfield] (1:53)
9. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) [Aretha Franklin] (1:08)
10. Satisfied (3:51)
11. I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) [James Brown] (3:41)
12. Housequake (7:55)
13. Brown Skin [India.Arie] (by Shelby J.) (6:45)
14. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (5:31)
15. Lost & Found [Lianne La Havas] (by Liv Warfield, Shelby J. & Elisa Dease) (4:12)
16. Let's Work (7:40)
17. Cool (incl. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough [Michael Jackson]) (10:19)

Disc Three : Rock set part I - January 18th, 2013 8:05 pm - 9:45 pm

1. Endorphinmachine (4:27)
2. Screwdriver (5:25)
3. When You Were Mine (4:10)
4. Guitar (4:04)
5. I Like It There (5:25)
6. She's Always In My Hair (incl. Don't Stop The Groove (chant)) (7:15)
7. When She Comes (instrumental) (6:03)
8. Bambi (incl. All Your Lovers (chant)) (12:40)
9. Check The Record (3:08)
10. Cause And Effect (9:39)
incl. 11. Don't Stop The Groove (chant) (1:56)
incl. 12. Cause And Effect (instrumental) (incl. Hannah Ford drum solo) (2:57)
13. Beautiful Strange (8:43)

Disc Four : Rock set part II - January 18th, 2013

1. Purple Rain (7:07)
2. Elephants & Flowers (5:08)
3. Dreamer (7:14)

Bonus tracks
Live rehearsals from Paisley Park studios soundstage, Winter 2012/2013:
4. I Like It There (instrumental) (4:08)
5. Bambi (3:21)

Live (edit) from January 16th, 2013 - Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant "late" show

6. Stratus [Billy Cobham] (incl. Ronald Bruner Jr. drum solo) (5:10)

Live (edit) from January 17th, 2013 - Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant "late" show

7. Chapter & Verse (5:11)

Demos and Studio Outtakes

8. Laydown (Xtended) (5:53
9. Same Page Different Book (4:41
10. Rock And Roll Love Affair "RNR7" (Prince remix; from original .mp3 file) (5:41
11. Breakfast Can Wait (from original .mp3 file) (3:55)
12. Screwdriver (single; from original .wav file) (4:13)
13. Screwdriver (remix; from original .mp3 file) (6:43)
Worldwide broadcast premiered on February 10th, 2013
14 Screwdriver (Xcerpt from The Movie) (6.45)

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RE-UP: Prince live in Montreux 2013 - 6CD - July 13, 14 & 15 - soundboard

From the soundboard - Montreux 2013 (Free Boot Generation)
by FBG for Cool Cats Only

Prince live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 2013
Soundboard recording
Audio treatment: Free Boot Generation
Artwork: Reverend

[2013.07.13] Volume 1

CD1
01 - Intro
02 - Strays Of The World
03 - Days Of Wild
04 - Big City
05 - Superconductor
06 - 1999
07 - Mutiny - Ice Cream Castles
08 - Old Friends 4 Sale
09 - People Pleaser
10 - Ain't Gonna Miss U When U're Gone
11 - F.U.N.K
12 - Dark
13 - Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
14 - Courtin' Time (instrumental)
15 - Xpectation
16 - Get On The Boat

CD2
01 - School Boy Crush (instrumental)
02 - We're A Winner
03 - I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
04 - Satisfied
05 - I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself)
06 - Housequake
07 - The Jam
08 - The Bird
09 - Musicology
10 - Extraloveable
11 - Purple Rain

[2013.07.14] Volume 2

CD1
01 - Intro
02 - Act Of God
03 - What Have You Done For Me Lately
04 - Northside
05 - (Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up - Dancing Machine
06 - Partyman - It's Alright
07 - Take Me With U
08 - Raspberry Beret
09 - Cool - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
10 - Let's Work
11 - U Got The Look
12 - Shades Of Umber
13 - Days Of Wild -. Big Fun - Ain't Nobody - Don't Stop The Music

CD2
01 - Nothing Compares 2 U
02 - Mutiny - Ice Cream Castles
03 - Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
04 - Big City
05 - Superconductor
06 - 1999
07 - Musicology - Mama Feelgood
08 - Partyup

[2013.07.15] Volume 3

CD1
01 - Intro
02 - Let's Go Crazy
03 - Endorphinmachine
04 - Screwdriver
05 - She's Always In My Hair
06 - The Love We Make
07 - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
08 - Guitar
09 - Plectrum Electrum
10 - Fixurlifeup
11 - Bambi
12 - Sometimes It Snows In April
13 - The Max
14 - Cause And Effect

CD2
01 - When We're Dancing Close And Slow
02 - Play That Funky Music
03 - Dreamer
04 - The Breakdown
05 - When Doves Cry
06 - Nasty Girl (instrumental)
07 - Alphabet St. (instrumental)
08 - Sign O' The Times
09 - Hot Thing
10 - A Love Bizarre (instrumental)
11 - Love
12 - A Love Bizarre (instrumental)
13 - Housequake

                            

Friday, August 26, 2016

RE-UP: Prince "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" - 1CD - 1993 Paris rehearsals (Aug. 31 & Sept. 1)

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
CD Length 75:56
Date/Venue Paris 1993 Soundchecks


Paris 31 August 1993 Palais Ominport Soundcheck
instrumental, what's my name, the ride, when you were mine, wild and loose, my name is prince, peach, endorphine machine, the ride, calhoun square, zannalee, poor goo, the question of u, jailhouse rock, spanish istrumental

Paris 1 September 1993 Palais Ominport Soundcheck
the question of u, venus de milo, under the cherry moon, somewhere over the rainbow, i love u in me, dolphin

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RE-UP: Prince "Sign O' The Times Live!" - 3CD - 1987 soundboard

Sign 'O' The Times Live!
3 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 110-111-112
Disc Length : 73:00 / 79:54 / 73:26
Source : Soundboard Recordings
Sound Quality : EX / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

Disc 1

Sign O' The Times Tour Warm Up - First Avenue, Minneapolis : 21st March 1987

1. Introduction 2. Housequake 3. Girls And Boys 4. Slow Love 5. Hot Thing 6. Now's The Time 7. Sheila E Drum Solo 8. Strange Relationship (including Superfunkycalifragisexy) 9. Forever In My Life 10. Kiss 11. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (including Six)

MTV Music Video Awards - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles : 11th September 1987

12. Sign O' The Times 13. Play In The Sunshine

Disc 2

Sign O' The Times Tour - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris : 17th June 1987

1. Sign O' The Times 2. Play In The Sunshine 3. Little Red Corvette 4. Housequake 5. Girls And Boys 6. Slow Love 7. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 8. Hot Thing 9. Now's The Time (including Sheila E Drum Solo) 10. Let's Go Crazy 11. When Doves Cry 12. Purple Rain 13. 1999 14. The Cross

Sign O' The Times Tour - Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht : 22nd June 1987

15. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (including Cold Sweat - Housequake - Funky Stuff - Two - Take The A-Train)

Disc 3

Sign O' The Times Concert Movie

(Ahoyhal, Rotterdam : 27th & 28th June 1987 / Sportpaleis, Antwerp : 29th June 1987 / Paisley Park : July 1987)

1. Intro 2. Sign O' The Times 3. Play In The Sunshine 4. Little Red Corvette 5. Housequake 6. Slow Love 7. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 8. Hot Thing 9. Now's The Time (including Sheila E Drum Solo) 10. If I Was Your Girlfriend 11. Forever In My Life 12. Segue 13. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (including Take The A-Train) 14. The Cross

COMMENT FROM DB

Surprisingly this is Sabotage's first release documenting the Sign O' The Times tour/period (their rehearsals releases aside as they are not technically "tour" material) and whilst it received a fair amount of criticism on it's release in 2004, this is actually an impressive release containing some of the best material from that period. The criticism heaped on this release was centred around the First Avenue show on Disc 1 and the term "treble heavy" was frequently used - rightly or wrongly. The First Avenue show featured on Disc 1 has been sourced from the circulating video recording (listed HERE amongst others) and as such has a certain "video-feel" to it. The recording was of excellent quality already so the improvements done to it are minimal as if you work with high quality source material the end result will be excellent. The show itself is one of Prince's finest moments and whilst the majority of material previewed at the show made it onto the tour (the show was a week before the release of the 'Sign O' The Times' album), 'Strange Relationship' is one of the gems which was never given a public airing - unfortunately as the performance is stunning (it was made available via the NPG Music Club in heavily edited form in 2005). Disc 1 closes out with Prince's appearance at the MTV Music Video Awards in 1987 and I'm shocked this made it onto the release as the quality/editing is appalling. Sabotage have used the exact same (terrible) version they used on their 'Sound & Vision Volume 1' release, but have badly attempted to correct the flaws on 'Sign O' The Times' which has sections looped - thus making it not representative of the original performance - naughty, very naughty (and blatantly obvious too). 'Play In The Sunshine' has been taken from a completely different source and the sound is very thin, tinny and one of the worst quality sources I have ever heard. It's bad - it's very, very bad, and surprising as the MTV performance is easily available in vastly superior quality elsewhere. This is the only low point of the entire release, but it is a pretty shockingly bad low point for Sabotage. Disc 2 features the beautiful quality Parisian soundboard recording from 1987 which has been circulating since the very early days of bootlegs (my first recollection of it was 1991). The quality really cannot be faulted and whist it is incomplete, it's almost beyond criticism due to the clarity of the recording. The show may not be the most adventurous from the tour, but the performance is certainly amongst the best and is a joy to listen to. The first couple of minutes of 'I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man' suffer from some slight channel switching and is a little subdued - otherwise it is above criticism. Disc 2 concludes with one of the best versions of 'It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night' taken from the Utrecht 22nd June 1987 soundboard which is (in the past) was tagged onto the Paris show and passed off as being from that concert. Words don't do this version of 'It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night' justice and the near-13 minute performance is a highlight of the entire tour. Disc 3 contains the Sign O' The Times' concert movie which has been sourced from the officially released Laser Disc - it's a well known performance and as such I'll skip over the commentary as it goes without saying the quality is of a very high standard. So, what do we say about this release? The only real disappointment is the shocking quality of the MTV Video Music Awards 1987 footage on Disc 1. Many of the discs contain very similar material, however that is to be expected of bootlegs concentrating on a particular era, and the performances do differ from show to show. The artwork is certainly impressive and better than many of Sabotage's recent efforts containing some nice text on the Sign O' The Times era and tour.

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RE-UP: Prince "The Ex-Mas Rehearsal" - 1CD - 1984 studio rehearsal

Prince and the Revolution
Title: "The Ex+Mas Rehearsal"
Label: Free Boot Generation 27
Studio rehearsal, 1984

Quality: EX+ (soundboard)

Tracklist:

1. Another lonely Christmas (Instrumental)
2. Another lonely Christmas (Keyboards & bass)
3. When the saints go marching in
4. Another lonely Christmas (Keyboards, bass & guitar)
5. Another lonely Christmas (Full band)
6. Let's go crazy (Instrumental)
7. Instrumental jam
8. Let's go crazy (Instrumental)
9. Linndrum check
10. Another lonely Christmas (Live 12/26/84 MN)
11. Another lonely Christmas (Studio version)

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RE-UP: Prince "Check It Out" - 2CD - 1987 Sign O' The Times Tour Rehearsals - soundboard

Check It Out

2 CD

Label : Un Produit Luxembourgeois

Catalogue : #RD 006/#RD 007

Disc Length : 44:25 / 45:28

Source : Soundboard Recording

Sound Quality : EX-

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sign O' The Times Tour Rehearsal

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

April 1987

Disc 1

01. SIGN O' THE TIMES (5.08)
02. PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE (6.13)
03. LITTLE RED CORVETTE (1.26)
04. HOUSEQUAKE (4.17)
05. GIRLS AND BOYS (5.47)
06. SLOW LOVE (4.49)
07. I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN (6.39)
08. HOT THING (5.20)
09. NOW'S THE TIME (4.41)

Disc 2

01. IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND (3.50)
02. LET'S GO CRAZY (4.12)
03. WHEN DOVES CRY (3.38)
04. PURPLE RAIN (4.28)
05. 1999 (3.25)
06. FOREVER IN MY LIFE (7.10)
07. KISS (4.08)
08. THE CROSS (5.58)
09. IT'S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT (8.40)

Recorded April 1987 at The National Exhibition Centre Birmingham England
during the rehearsals for the Sign O' The Times tour.

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RE-UP: Prince "Nudity" - 2CD - Nude tour rehearsals 1990 - soundboard

"Nudity"
Catalog # TB058/59
Release Year 1998 Israel
2CD Length 70:45 | 70:55
Date/Venue Nude Tour Rehearsals April 1990
Source Soundboard
Quality EX/EX-
Artwork Included

Track Listing
Nude Tour Rehearsals
Intro, The Future, 1999, Housequake, Sexy Dancer, Kiss, I'm In The Mood, Blues In C, Purple Rain, Take Me With U, Alphabet St./It Takes 2, The Question Of U, Electric Man, Ain't No Way, Nothing Compares 2 U, Batdance, Baby I'm A Star, Jealous Again, Our Love Is Here 2 Stay, Erotic Cit, Sex, Interlude, Let's Work, The Future, 1999, Housequake, Sexy Dancer

Various Comments
First I have to say I really enjoy rehearsal releases. I know that a number of people find them annoying and flat, but I really enjoy hearing the the imprefections and building of the songs. This release is a basicly a run through of the nude tour show. Prince and the band are rather chatty through out the release. Early on disc one Prince comments that he hates Philly and the they won't even see the dust of this tour. Many of the songs are played only briefly, 2minutes or less. The major exception is a 38min work out of Sex on disc two. Other highlights are Jealous Again and a good run through of Electric Man, a personal favorite. There are a number of breaks during the release suggesting that this wasn't all from the same rehearsal, but from a few during the same period. As for the packaging... two picture discs... nice graphics and period montages, but no real information in the sixteen page booklet. The front cover appears to be an early hand written version of the song Sex. A nice documnet of the Nude rehearsals.

I agree that these are most likely not from the same rehearsal, but this release ROCKS none-the-less. Many of the tracks are also found on Sabotage's previous release Spanish Harem. In fact, they even "borrowed" part of the cover artfrom that release. Shame, indeed. That's alright though, Thunderball made up for that in the thoroughness of this release. Defintely do NOT pass this one up if you see it. You won't find a better rehearsal document of this time period.

This rehearsal was played shortly before the Nude tour began. It begins as a more or less straightforward run through of the standard set but once that is over the band move on to various other songs, most notably 'Sex' which lasts for over 30 minutes! Quite why so much effort was put into that song is unclear since it was not played throughout the duration of the tour (in fact it has never been played live). It's tight and funky, as is the rest of the performance, and makes you wish he'd played some aftershows on the tour. An excellent bootleg.

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RE-UP: Prince "lovesexy Tour Rehearsals volume 2" - 4CD - soundboard

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals Vol. II
4 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 162-163-164-165
Disc Length : 57:38 / 75:11 / 78:22 / 77:39
Source : Soundboard Recordings
Sound Quality : EX / EX+
Year Of Release : 2002
Artwork: Included

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsal
Paisley Park
June 1988

Disc 1

01. ESCAPE - EROTIC CITY
02. HOUSEQUAKE
03. SLOW LOVE
04. ADORE
05. DELIRIOUS
06. JACK U OFF
07. SISTER
08. ADORE
09. U GOT THE LOOK
10. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER
11. HEAD
12. WHEN YOU WERE MINE
13. LITTLE RED CORVETTE
14. POP LIFE
15. CONTROVERSY
16. DIRTY MIND
17. SUPERFUNKYCALIFRAGISEXY - CONTROVERSY
18. BOB GEORGE
19. ANNA STESIA
20. INTERLUDE

Disc 2

01. CROSS THE LINE
02. EYE NO
03. ALPHABET ST.
04. GLAM SLAM
05. THE CROSS
06. I WISH U HEAVEN
07. KISS
08. DANCE ON - SHEILA E DRUM SOLO
09. WHEN 2 R IN LOVE
10. LET'S GO CRAZY
11. WHEN DOVES CRY
12. PURPLE RAIN
13. 1999
14. POSITIVITY
15. LOVESEXY
16. 80'S MEDLEY
17. CHAIN OF FOOLS - IT'S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT

Disc 3

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsal - Paisley Park : April 1988 (Part 1)

01. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER
02. HEAD
03. LITTLE RED CORVETTE - D.M.S.R.
04. CONTROVERSY
05. ALPHABET ST.
06. WHEN 2 R IN LOVE
07. GLAM SLAM
08. SOFT & WET
09. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER
10. KISS
11. DANCE ON - SHEILA E DRUM SOLO
12. WHEN 2 R IN LOVE
13. LET'S GO CRAZY
14. WHEN DOVES CRY
15. PURPLE RAIN
16. 1999
17. LOVESEXY

Disc 4

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsal - Paisley Park : June 1988 (Part 3)

01. EROTIC CITY
02. HOUSEQUAKE
03. SLOW LOVE
04. ADORE
05. DELIRIOUS
06. JACK U OFF
07. SISTER
08. ADORE
09. U GOT THE LOOK
10. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER
11. HEAD
12. WHEN YOU WERE MINE
13. LITTLE RED CORVETTE
14. POP LIFE
15. CONTROVERSY
16. DIRTY MIND
17. SUPERFUNKYCALIFRAGISEXY - CONTROVERSY
18. BOB GEORGE
19. INTERLUDE

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsal - Paisley Park : April 1988 (Part 2)

20. FEEL U UP - JAM
21. THE CROSS
22. I WISH U HEAVEN



COMMENT : TheDataBank.org

Two stunning Lovesexy tour rehearsals with the emphasis being on the later June 1988 one. It takes place a matter of weeks before the tour kicks off, with Prince calling out Paris constantly as if he were performing on the opening nights show. Disc 1 contains the first half of the show, and all tracks are rehearsed as they would later be performed. There is no difference to these versions and the tour versions, so in that respect the rehearsal is straightforward and free of surprises. Part of this rehearsal was released on Sabotage's earlier 'Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals Volume 1' however it is more complete here. 'Bob George' which was previously (on Volume 1) incomplete is here in it's entirety, however 'Anna Stesia' is still incomplete and fades in during the second verse. Disc 2 is one of the highlights of the set and is the run-through of the second half of the show. As you'll be aware the early stages of the Lovesexy tour had the songs performed in a slightly different running order, and this rehearsal reflects that. 'Alphabet St.' swaps places with 'Lovesexy' and 'Positivity' is played immediately after '1999'. The encore section consists of the mainly instrumental '80's Medley' followed by a short burst of 'Chain Of Fools' and closes with the horn riff from 'It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night'. Disc 3 contains an early rehearsal from April 1988. Prince is not present until 'When 2 R In Love' and the band rehearse a few numbers in his absence. The majority of work centres around 'Controversy' and getting the "Lord's Prayer" correct - so much so that they have to play back the original studio version to get it perfect. This rehearsal differs from most others as it is not a simple rehearsal of the set. There are various portions from songs rehearsed over and over again with much more emphasis placed on certain instrumentation. The sound quality is certainly not as impressive as the June 1988 rehearsal and there are constant cuts and drop-outs. The recording has a slightly heavy hiss in the background throughout which become more audible as the rehearsal progresses - however as with most soundboard rehearsals I find even mentioning shit like that sounds ungrateful due to the rare nature of what I am listening to. Disc 4 takes us back to the June 1988 rehearsal and is the second rehearsal of the first half of the show (confused yet?). Again this is a pretty straightforward performance of the normal set-list. There is very little in the way of interaction between Prince and the band members, however there is the occasional lighting problem / band member missing their cue which leads Prince to comment and/or scold them. The closing 28 minutes of Disc 4 contain the remainder of the April 1988 rehearsal. The opening track is a loose horn-lead jam with Prince adding some fantastic guitar to a lyric based around the phrase "I just want to feel you up". The rehearsal closes out with a basic run through of the outro of 'The Cross' followed by a lengthy version of 'I Wish U Heaven' which has a mainly extended instrumental "Take This Beat" portion with a choir-type vocal of "Heaven" repeated. I should point out that there appears to be a looped segment on 'I Wish U Heaven' that makes a small section repeat itself - perhaps a problem with the original tape this was taken from, or a problem when it was pressed to disc. Overall this particular volume of Sabotage's Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals is stuffed to capacity with coolness. The June 1988 rehearsal is obviously the main attraction here as in reality it consists of 1 1/2 shows clocking in at a little under 3 hours long. The quality throughout is excellent, and whilst there are a number of drop-outs they are really minor considering the sheer amount of material on here. The packaging is attractive, but hardly their best effort and contains little information which wasn't previously known. Unexciting packaging and artwork aside, the content of the release is unquestionably stunning and is amongst the best of Sabotage's vast catalogue.

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RE-UP: Prince "Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals volume 1" - 3CD - soundboard

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals Volume 1
3 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 113-114-115
Disc Length : 76:16 / 72:38 / 77:32
Source : Soundboard Recordings
Sound Quality : EX / EX+
Year Of Release : 2002
Artwork: Included 2 Scans @ 150dpi

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsal
Paisley Park
Early 1988

Disc 1

01. THE PAYBACK
02. ALPHABET ST.
03. GLAM SLAM
04. ANNA STESIA
05. DISCUSSION
06. ANNA STESIA
07. THE CROSS
08. INSTRUMENTAL
09. HEAD
10. WHEN YOU WERE MINE
11. LITTLE RED CORVETTE (INTRO)
12. POP LIFE
13. CONTROVERSY
14. DIRTY MIND

Disc 2

01. SUPERFUNKYCALIFRAGISEXY
02. POSITIVITY
03. ANNA STESIA
04. GLAM SLAM
05. DANCE ON
06. WHEN 2 R IN LOVE
07. LOVESEXY
08. THE CROSS
09. I WISH U HEAVEN

Disc 3

01. POSITIVITY
02. ALPHABET ST.
03. LITTLE RED CORVETTE
04. POP LIFE
05. CONTROVERSY
06. DIRTY MIND
07. SUPERFUNKYCALIFRAGISEXY
08. BOB GEORGE (INTRO)
09. CONTROVERSY
10. DIRTY MIND
11. SUPERFUNKYCALIFRAGISEXY
12. BOB GEORGE
13. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER
14. HEAD
15. WHEN YOU WERE MINE
16. LITTLE RED CORVETTE (INTRO)
17. CHAIN OF FOOLS

Lovesexy Tour Rehearsal - Paisley Park : June 1988

18. WHEN YOU WERE MINE
19. LITTLE RED CORVETTE
20. POP LIFE
21. CONTROVERSY
22. DIRTY MIND
23. SUPERFUNKYCALIFRAGISEXY - CONTROVERSY
24. BOB GEORGE
25. ANNA STESIA
26. CROSS THE LINE



COMMENT:

The majority of this 3cd set focuses on a mammoth Lovesexy tour rehearsal dating from the early stages of the rehearsals. The correct running order of the tracks presented on this set are highly questionable due to the fact a fair number of the tracks performed are incomplete and suddenly cut-out - most notably during Disc 1. The quality throughout the rehearsal is a superb soundboard recording, and even with the drop-outs it would be too harsh for me to criticise. Disc 1 begins with a loose warm-up based around 'The Payback' which contains as much chit-chat between Prince and the band members as it does music. The main topic of conversation appears to be Prince's knowledge of a number of band's on the UK music scene at the time along with his thoughts on Weird Al Yankovic's video for 'Fat'. Next up is an extremely lengthy 35 minute version of 'Alphabet St' which includes various band solo's along with a repeated phrase of "Let me feel u up". The following few numbers are mainly instrumental takes with emphasis on the band members getting things correct, with little worthy of note occurring. Track #8 listed by Sabotage as 'Instrumental' is the musical segue performed on the tour between 'Kiss' and 'Dance On' which in turn includes parts of Sheila E's drum solo. Prince is absent for the remainder of the rehearsal with Levi taking over vocals for the first take of 'When You Were Mine' before Boni and Sheila E decide to grab the mic action. From here on Sheila E appears to be calling the shots and does a mighty impressive job of keeping the band structured and focused. Disc 2 is a continuation of the rehearsal with many of the tracks being rehearsed several times - a prime example of this is 'Positivity' which lasts in excess of 34 minutes and includes at least 5 takes of the track. Prince returns to the rehearsal during 'Positivity' (he's absent during 'Superfunkycalifragisexy') however he stays only for part of the 'Positivity' rehearsal along with 'Anna Stesia' before he is off again. The band rehearse versions of 'Glam Slam' and 'Dance On' which are identical to the album tracks complete with lyrics which never made the version played on tour. It's slightly misleading for Sabotage to list 'The Cross' as being rehearsed as it is simply the closing brief musical portion rehearsed before launching in to 'I Wish U Heaven'. As with the previous disc, Disc 2 also contains a number of incomplete tracks and unfortunately has a few drop-outs throughout. Disc 3 contains the final part of the rehearsal and Prince is not present at all. Again Sheila E seems to be taking the lead, however a number of tracks feature Levi on vocals, including his own version of 'Bob George'. As before a number of the tracks consist of 2 or 3 different takes with most work being done on 'Superfunkycalifragisexy'. The rehearsal closes with Boni on vocals for a great version of 'Chain Of Fools'. Ironically the part of the rehearsal on Disc 3 is the most complete of the 3 discs, yet it is the one on which Prince is not in attendance - shame. This is undoubtedly a fascinating rehearsal with many vastly different versions of songs in comparison to the versions which would later make it on to the actual tour. The real let-down is that Prince is not present for over 50% of the rehearsal. Add to that the number of drop-outs and incomplete tracks, and it's perfectly understandable why some people do not rate this rehearsal. The quality of the soundboard is it's saving grace, and is hard to find fault with. The second half of Disc 3 contains a much later rehearsal dating from summer 1988 a matter of weeks before the tour takes place. The sound quality is slightly more gritty and lacking the depth of the previous rehearsal, however again it is of very high quality. It is a basic run through of the show and all tracks rehearsed are played as they are on the tour. Both 'Bob George' and 'Anna Stesia' are heavily incomplete (Bob George lasts barely 1 minute in length), however a more complete version of the rehearsal is available on Sabotage's later release 'Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals Volume 2', so the inclusion of this tiny part of the rehearsal on this disc is baffling. Overall this is a great document in preparation for the Lovesexy tour, although certainly no match for the sublime 'Lovesexy Tour Rehearsals Volume 2' release. The sound quality is of a consistently high quality, and the content is interesting and extremely enjoyable. The first rehearsal is slightly disappointing due to the lack of Prince's presence, however the band's performance is commendable when the master is not around.

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RE-UP: Prince "I've Come 2 Play With U" - 1CD - 1984-1985 rehearsals

Prince
"I've Come 2 Play With U"

1984 Tour rehearsal:
01. Erotic City Jam
02. Let's Go Crazy
03. Delirious
04. 1999
05. Little Red Corvette
06. Free
07. Father's Song
08. God
09. Computer Blue
10. When Doves Cry

1985 rehearsal:
11. Bedtime Story
12. Do Me Baby
13. Baby baby baby
14. G Spot
15. Let's Go Crazy
16. When Doves Cry

1986 Nice France:
17. Leave Me Alone
18. An Honest Man

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RE-UP: Prince "Funk City" - 1CD - April 5, 1988 rehearsal - soundboard

Moonraker
Catalog # 193
Release Year 1996
CD Length 50:03
Date/Venue 5 April 1988 Rehearsal
Source Soundboard
Quality EX

Track Listing
5 April 1988 Rehearsal Paisley Park
Erotic City, Housequake, Slow Love, Adore, Delirious, Jack U Off, Sister, Adore, Dmsr, Soft And Wet, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, When Uwere Mine, Little Red Corvette, Pop Life, Controversy, Dirty Mind, Superfunkicalifragisexy, Bob George

Comments
Deane's Comments
Excellent rehearsal of the first part of the Lovesexy show. This is soundboard and it's great! The packaging, though not fantastic, is nice and has many period images. Prince's mood is high and the performances here are excellent. For those of into rehearsals, as I am, this is a must have.

Dale's Comments
This is just an outstanding rehearsal. Though the content is better (in my opinion) on Prince's Erotic City, that is the only department that it tops this release. The sound quality and packaging are great, and the rehearsal itself is slammin'.

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RE-UP: Prince "Neon Rendezvous" - 1984 rehearsal - soundboard

Neon Rendezvous

Source Soundboard
Quality EX-

Track Listing
Rehearsal For First Ave 7 June 1984 Show
Free, Erotic City, Something In The Water Does Not Compute, When Doves Cry, Irresistable Bitch, Gotta Shake This Feeling Baby, Noon Rendezvous

                                   

RE-UP: Prince "The Versace Experience" - 1CD - remix album

The Versace Experience 2006

1 CDR
Label : Pure Funk
Catalogue : PF 005
Disc Length : 26:7
Source : Remix
Sound Quality : EX+
Year Of Release : 2007
Artwork : Included


Spring 2006 Mix

01.Intro

02.Kiss "house version" (Pince)
original version available on Parade (1986)

03.Let's Go Crazy
original version available on Purple Rain (1984)

04.Groove Is In The Hart (Deee-Lite)
original version available on World Clique (1990)

05.U Got The Look (Prince)
original version available on Sign "O" The Times (1987)

06.Ghetto Life (Rick James)
original version available on Street Songs (1981)

07.Word Up! (Cameo)
original version available on Word Up! (1986)

08.House Mix

09.Groove Is In The Heart (DEEE-Lite)
original version available on World Clique (1990)

10.Kiss (Prince)
original version available on Parade (1986)


Spring/Summer 2007 Mix

01.Around The World In A Day '2006' "Intro"
original version available on Around The World In A Day (1985)

02.Lolita "Versace"
original version available on 3121 (2006)

03.Love
original version available on 3121 (2006)

04.Black Sweat '2006'
original version available on 3121 (2006)

05.Kiss '2006'
original version available on Parade (1986)

06.Shhh! '2006'
original version available on Parade (1986)

07.Kiss '2006' "reprise"
original version available on Parade (1986)

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 10" - 1CD

Prince
Tweakin' Volume 10
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length :
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX- / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

"I'll Do Anything" Project
1. The Rest Of My Life
2. Make Believe
3. I'll Do Anything
4. Don't Talk 2 Strangers
5. My Little Pill
6. Empty Room
7. There Is Lonely
8. Be My Mirror
9. Poor Little Bastard
10. I Can't Love U Anymore

Bonus Tracks
11. Kiss (instrumental)
12. The Voice Inside
13. Cookie Jar
14. Your Love Is So Hard
15. 7 (remix edit)
16. Empty Room '95
17. Zannalee
18. Rock And Roll Is Alive (Tony Fly Mix)

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 9" - 1CD

Prince
Tweakin' Volume 9
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length :
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX- / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. The Voice
2. Get Blue
3. I Hear Your Voice
4. Spirit
5. Love..Thy Will Be Done
6. Hold Me
7. Martika's Kitchen
8. Allegiance
9. Don't Say You Love Me
10. Mindbells
11. Bliss
12. Open Book
13. I Wonder
14. Uh Huh

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 8" - 1CD

Prince
Tweakin' Volume 8
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 77:35
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX- / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Turn It Up
2. Tick, Tick, Bang
3. Broken
4. Purple Music
5. Moonbeam Levels
6. Extra Loveable
7. Delirious
8. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
9. Possessed
10. Wet Dream Cousin
11. The Beautiful Ones
12. Computer Blue

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 7" - 1CD

Prince
Tweakin' Volume 7
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 79:53
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Thunder Ballet
2. Cream
3. Willing And Able
4. School Yard
5. Insatiable
6. Live 4 Love
7. We Can Funk
8. If I Had A Harem
9. Electric Chair
10. We Got The Power
11. Batdance
12. Dance With The Devil

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 6" - 1CD

Prince
Tweakin' Volume 6
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 51:26
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Slave 2 The System
2. Slave
3. Feel Good
4. Eye Am The DJ
5. Somebody's Somebody
6. Emancipation
7. 2020
8.Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart
9. Soul Sanctuary
10. Livin' 2 Die (Our Lives)
11. I'll Never Be Another Fool
12. Heart Of Stone
13. Van Gogh

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 5" - 1CD

Prince
Tweakin' Volume 5

1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 40:24
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : VG+ / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Wonderful Ass
2. It's A Wonderful Day
3. Teacher, Teacher
4. Data Bank
5. Girl O' My Dreams
6. Big Tall Wall
7. The Ball
8. Life Is Like Looking For A Penny In A Large Room With No Light

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 4" - 1CD

Prince

Tweakin' Volume 4
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 71:57
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. NPG Operator 2. Get Wild 3. Slave 2 The System 4. DJ Gets Jumped 5. New Power Soul 6. DJ Seduces Sonny 7. It Takes 3 8. Rain 9. Hallucination Rain 10. Spooky Soup 11. Super Hero 12. Mad 13. Funky Design 14. Love...Thy Will Be Done 15. Funky 16. Proud Mary 17. NPG Bum Rush The Ship 18. The Exodus Has Begun

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 3" - 1CD

Prince

Tweakin' Volume 3
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 60:21
Source : Mayte Project
Sound Quality : EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Children Of The Sun 2. In Your Gracious Name 3. If I Love U 2Nite 4. The Rhythm Of Your Heart 5. Ain't No Place Like U 6.House Of Brick (Brick House) 7. Love's No Fun 8. Baby Don't Care 9. However Much U Want 10. Mo' Better 11. If I Could Get Your Attention 12. Latino Barbie Doll 13. Mo' Better (Demo) 14. However Much U Want (Alternative Mix)

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 2" - 1CD

Prince

Tweakin' Volume 2
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 72:55
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Poem 2. What's My Name? 3. Interactive 4. Come 5. Endorphinmachine 6. Strays Of The World 7. Chaos And Disorder 8.Right The Wrong 9. Acknowledge Me 10. Days Of Wild 11. Calhoun Square 12. Shy 13. Billy Jack Bitch 14. Eye Hate U 15.Gold

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RE-UP: Prince "Tweakin' volume 1" - 1CD

Prince

Tweakin' Volume 1
1 CDR
Label : Dangelus
Catalogue : N/A
Disc Length : 76:36
Source : Studio Outtakes / Remix
Sound Quality : VG+ / EX+
Year Of Release : 2004

1. Gangster Glam (Hurley's House Mix) 2. Gangster Glam (Gangster Mental Mix) 3. Gangster Glam (Hurley's House Dub) 4.Gangster Glam (Hurley's House 7 Inch) 5. Gangster Glam (Gangster Groove 7 Inch) 6. Sarah 7. Elephants And Flowers 8.Superfunkycalifragisexy 9. Come On (Remix) 10. Can't Stop This Feeling I Got 11. I'll Do Anything Medley 12. Still Would Stand All Time

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Monday, August 15, 2016

RE-UP: Prince "The Work volume 5" - 3CD - outtakes 1995 - 2001

Thunderball
Catalog # TB 162/165
Release Year 2001 EEC 
4CD Length 79:52 | 77:58 | 77:50 | 78:36
Date/Venue Studio Outtakes 1995 - 2001
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
Artwork Included

Track Listing
Studio Outtakes 1995 - 2001
Disc #1
  1. Days of wild
  2. Billy jack bitch
  3. Rock 'n' roll is alive ! [Tony Fly mix]
  4. Empty room
  5. Zannalee
  6. Calhoun square
  7. Love sign [remix]
  8. Mad
  9. Funky design
  10. Snow man [Nona Gaye]
  11. Ain't no place like U [Mayte]
  12. House of brick (brick house) [Mayte]
  13. Love's no fun [Mayte]
  14. If I could get your attention [Mayte]
  15. Latino barbie doll [Mayte]
  16. If I love U 2night [Mayte]
  17. However much U want [Mayte]
  18. Free the music
              Disc #2
  1. NPG bum rush the ship
  2. The exodus has begun
  3. NPG operator
  4. Get wild
  5. Count
  6. DJ gets jumped
  7. New power soul
  8. DJ seduces Sonny
  9. It takes 3
  10. Rain
  11. Hallucination rain
  12. Spooky soup
  13. NPG outro.
  14. Slave 2 the system
  15. Acknowledge me
  16. Super hero
  17. Outa space
  18. Mad
  19. Funky design
  20. Sonny
  21. Love...thy will be done
  22. Funky
  23. Proud Mary
              Disc #3
  1. Heart of stone
  2. Van Gogh
  3. I'll never be another fool
  4. A 1,000 hugs & kisses
  5. P. control [house mix]
  6. Chatounette controle
  7. Starfish and coffee
  8. The most beautiful girl in the world [mustang mix '96]
  9. On your own [Ashley Davis]
  10. Somebody's somebody [Derrick hughes]
  11. Slave
  12. Slave 2 the system
  13. 2020
  14. Feel good
  15. Journey 2 the center of your heart
  16. I am the DJ
  17. Emancipation
  18. Living 2 die (our lives)
  19. Soul sanctuary
              Disc #4
  1. One song
  2. Cybersingle
  3. Peace
  4. Y should I do that when I can do this?
  5. Underneath the cream
  6. When I lay my hands on U
  7. High
  8. Sex me baby, sex me not
  9. Gamillah
  10. Northside
  11. My medallion
  12. The daisy chain
  13. Supercute
  14. Props n pounds
  15. Silicon
  16. The work pt. 1
  17. Habibi


Comments
Deane's Comments
Great sound through out. Many songs have been in circulation for sometime, but a nice overall collection. The biggest disappointment is that the fourth disc is all NPG Music Club tracks and most everyone has them already.

Disc four is not included in this download

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RE-UP: Prince "The Work volume 4" - 4CD - outtakes 1991 - 1994

Thunderball
Catalog # TB158/61
Release Year 2001  
4CD Length 79.01 | 77.09 | 76.07 | 76.40
Date/Venue Studio Outakes 1991 - 94
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
Artwork Included

Track Listing
Studio Outakes 1991 - 94
Disc #1
  1. The flow
  2. Something funky (this house comes)
  3. Daddy pop
  4. Horny pony
  5. Schoolyard
  6. Willing and able
  7. Walk don't walk
  8. Live 4 love
  9. The voice
  10. Martika's kitchen
  11. Spirit
  12. Love...thy will be done
  13. Don't say U love me
  14. Open book
  15. The voice
  16. Player
              Disc #2
  1. U
  2. Glam slam '91
  3. Letter 4 Miles
  4. Well done
  5. Uh huh
  6. I wonder
  7. 5 women
  8. Get blue
  9. 2gether
  10. 51 hours [Diamond & Pearl]
  11. Power from above [Carmen Electra]
  12. Carmen on top [Carmen Electra]
  13. Go Carmen go [Carmen Electra]
  14. Powerline [Carmen Electra]
  15. All that [Carmen Electra]
  16. The juice [Carmen Electra]
  17. Mo' fun [Carmen Electra]
  18. Fantasia erotica [Carmen Electra]
              Disc #3
  1. The rest of my life
  2. Make believe
  3. I'll do anything
  4. Empty room
  5. Be my mirror
  6. Don't talk 2 strangers
  7. Wow!
  8. I can't love U anymore
  9. Poor little bastard
  10. Allegiance
  11. Hey Louie Louie
  12. The lost 0(+> segues
  13. The continental [remix]
  14. Sexy MF [remix]
  15. The max [instrumental]
  16. MPLS
  17. My pony [George Clinton]
  18. Hit U in the socket [Rosie Gaines]
  19. Hold me
  20. I hear your voice
  21. Ain't no place like U
              Disc #4
  1. Work that fat
  2. The P
  3. MPLS [12" remix]
  4. Poem
  5. Endorphinmachine
  6. Come
  7. The ryde dyvine
  8. Loose! [dub]
  9. 18 & over
  10. Space [Madhouse]
  11. Guitar segue [Madhouse]
  12. Asswoop [Madhouse]
  13. Ethereal segue [Madhouse]
  14. Parlour games [Madhouse]
  15. Michael segue [Madhouse]
  16. Got 2 (give it up) [Madhouse]
  17. Sonny & Miles segue [Madhouse]
  18. 24 [Madhouse]


Comments
Deane's Comments
Another essential collection of outtakes, including an unreleased Madhouse album and a bunch of Carmen demos. Nice to see Prince's demo of 'U' turning up at last.

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RE-UP: Prince "The Work volume 3" - 4CD - outtakes 1988 - 1991

Thunderball
Catalog # TB 154/57
Release Year 2001  
4CD Length 78.56 | 77.09 | 78.35 | 77.05
Date/Venue Studio Outtakes 1988 - 1991
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
Artwork Included

Track Listing
Studio Outtakes 1988 - 1991
Disc #1
  1. 17 (Penetration) [Madhouse]
  2. 18 (R U legal yet?) [Madhouse]
  3. 19 (A girl and her puppy) [Madhouse]
  4. 20 (Jailbait) [Madhouse]
  5. 21-24 (The dopamine rush suite) [Madhouse]
  6. The voice inside
  7. Me touch myself
  8. Batdance
  9. Partyman [remix]
  10. Electric chair
  11. Electric chair [instrumental]
  12. Batman theme [not listed on sleeve]
              Disc #2
  1. Dance with the devil
  2. Boom boom (can't you feel the beat of my heart) [Jill Jones]
  3. Flesh & blood [Jill Jones]
  4. My baby knows how to love me [Jill Jones]
  5. Number one [Robin Power]
  6. Undercover lover [Robin Power]
  7. Elephants and flowers
  8. Love machine
  9. Can't stop this feeling I got
  10. Melody cool
  11. New power generation
  12. The question of U I
  13. The question of U II
  14. Thieves in the temple
  15. Soul psychodelicide
  16. Soul psychodelicide
  17. We can funk
              Disc #3
  1. The grand progression
  2. Soul psychodelicide
  3. We can funk
  4. Your love is so hard
  5. Play
  6. Heaven is keeping score
  7. Segue
  8. Oobey doop [Elisa Fiorillo]
  9. My tree
  10. A positive place [Robin Power]
  11. Seven corners [Ingrid Chavez]
  12. Murph drag [The Time]
  13. 9 lives [The Time]
  14. Love machine [The Time]
  15. Corporate world [The Time]
  16. My summertime thang [The Time]
  17. The latest fashion [The Time]
              Disc #4
  1. R U there? [M. C. Flash]
  2. Brand new boy [M. C. Flash]
  3. Warden in the prison of love [M. C. Flash]
  4. Bed of roses [M. C. Flash]
  5. Good man [M. C. Flash]
  6. We can hang [M. C. Flash]
  7. Curious blue [M. C. Flash]
  8. Girls will be girls [M. C. Flash]
  9. Good body every evening [M. C. Flash]
  10. Good man
  11. Mind bells
  12. Bliss
  13. Gangster glam [gangster groove mix]
  14. Cream
  15. Insatiable

Comments
Deane's Comments
This volume rounds up everything from post-Lovesexy to the start of the Diamonds and pearls sessions. There's well over an hour and a half's-worth of material relating to the Graffiti Bridge project, as well as various side projects Prince was working on during the time such as The Time's Corporate world and the first incarnation of Madhouse's 24. In all, a superb set.

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RE-UP: Prince "The Work volume 2" - 4CD - outtakes 1984-1988

Thunderball
Catalog # TB 150/53
Release Year 2001  
4CD Length 77:55 | 76:53 | 75.31 | 76.06
Date/Venue Studio Outtakes 1984 -1988
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
Artwork Included

Track Listing
Studio Outtakes 1984 -1988
Disc #1
  1. Around the world in a day
  2. The dance electric
  3. Possessed [instrumental]
  4. 100 MPH
  5. 100 MPH [Mazarati]
  6. Jerk out [Mazarati]
  7. Kiss [Mazarati]
  8. Kiss
  9. Little girl Wendy's parade
  10. I wonder U
  11. Other's here with us
  12. Old friends 4 sale
  13. Neon telephone
  14. Heaven
  15. Love or money
  16. Old friends 4 sale
  17. Go [snippet, not listed on sleeve]
              Disc #2
  1. Splash
  2. Wonderful ass
  3. Eternity
  4. Can I play with U
  5. U gotta shake something
  6. Dream factory intro.
  7. Dream factory
  8. Train
  9. Strange relationship
  10. I could never take the place of your man
  11. A place in heaven [Lisa vocals]
  12. Witness 4 the prosecution
  13. Movie star
  14. The cross
  15. All my dreams
              Disc #3
  1. Teacher, teacher
  2. It's a wonderful day
  3. Crystal ball
  4. In a large room with no light
  5. A place in heaven
  6. Girl O' my dreams
  7. Can't stop this feeling I got
  8. We can funk
  9. Data bank
  10. Euphoria highway
  11. Get on up
  12. Baby go-go
  13. The sex of it
  14. Witness 4 the prosecution
  15. Rebirth of the flesh
  16. The ball
  17. Big tall wall
              Disc #4
  1. Power fantastic intro.
  2. Crucial
  3. Fuschia light
  4. God is alive
  5. God is alive [reprise]
  6. Superfunkycalifragisexy [instrumental]
  7. I no [remix]
  8. We got the power
  9. If I had a harem [version I]
  10. If I had a harem [version II]
  11. I wish U heaven
  12. Positivity
  13. Alphabet St. [remix]
  14. If I love U tonite
  15. Girl power
  16. The line
  17. Cookie jar

Comments
Deane's CommentsA full 5 hours of demos and outtakes including the best bits from Dream Factory. A few of these tracks hadn't been in circulation before this set appeared, including 'Fuschia light' (a demo written for Tony LeMans), 'I no' (a remixed version possibly intended for a 12") and two versions of 'If I had a harem', one of which was was the basis for the 'Blues in C'/'If I Had A Harem' medley often played during the Lovesexy tour. Over the 4 discs there is so much material, and quality material at that, to make this utterly essential.

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RE-UP: Prince "The Work volume 1" - 4CD - outtakes 1976 - 1984

Thunderball
Catalog # TB 146/49
Release Year 2001  
4CD Length 77:32 | 75:43 | 76.35 | 77:32
Date/Venue Studio Outtakes 1976 - 84
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
Artwork Included

Track Listing
Studio Outtakes 1976 - 84
Disc #1
  1. Leaving for New York
  2. Soft and wet
  3. You
  4. If I love you tonight
  5. Hard to get
  6. Down a long lonely road
  7. We can work it out
  8. Make it through the storm
  9. Wouldn't you love to love me
  10. Just as long as we're together
  11. Soft and wet
  12. Donna
  13. I miss you
  14. Lisa
  15. Broken
  16. Tick, tick, bang
  17. She's just a baby
  18. Feel U up
  19. Irresistible bitch
  20. Strange way of saying I love you
              Disc #2
  1. Turn it up
  2. Do yourself a favour
  3. Purple music
  4. D.M.S.R.
  5. Extra lovable
  6. No call U
  7. Something in the water (does not compute)
  8. Delirious
  9. Moonbeam levels
  10. Baby you're a trip
  11. Lust U always [instrumental]
  12. Chocolate
              Disc #3
  1. Vibrator
  2. G-spot
  3. Wet dream cousin
  4. Climax
  5. Possessed [vocal]
  6. Electric intercourse
  7. Darling Nikki
  8. The beautiful ones
  9. I would die 4 U [long version]
              Disc #4
  1. Computer blue
  2. I would die 4 U
  3. Erotic City
  4. A million miles (I love you)
  5. Take me with U
  6. Manic Monday
  7. All day, all night
  8. High fashion
  9. Mutiny
  10. Desire
  11. Yes
  12. Susannah's pajamas
  13. Feline [instrumental]
  14. Nothing compares 2 U
  15. Miss Understood

Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
The first in a series of 5 classic bootlegs. This volume could easily have been almost twice the size that it is as there's a lot of material from Work in progress and Sound 80 that is not included, but what is here is magnificent. One highlight is the long version of 'I would die 4 U' which is around 30 minutes long; the 12" mix of the song was just edited down from the version here. The quality of the material is very high all the way through and this set serves as a nice introduction to the contents of Prince's vault. Unmissable.

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RE-UP: Prince "Sun, Moon & Stars" - 2CD - various outtakes

Sun, Moon & Stars

2 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 024A-B
Disc Length : 72:29 / 73:38
Source : Studio Outtakes / Released / Other
Sound Quality : EX
Year Of Release : 1997
Artwork: Included
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Disc 1

1. Welcome 2 The Dawn   2. The Truth   3. Don't Play Me   4. Face Down (X-Tended Rap Money Mix)   5. Mad   6. Funky Design   7. Snow Man   8. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Mustang Mix)   9. 2Morrow   10. She Gave Her Angels - Let's Go Crazy (Muppets Tonight)   11. Come   12. Ripopgodazippa   13. Face Down (A Cappella)   14. Girl 6   15. On Sale Now   16. Mashed Potato Girl   17. Work That Fat   18. The Sex Of It   19. What's My Name?   20. Face Down (instrumental)

Disc 2

1. Diamonds And Pearls Tour Concert Intro - Power From Above   2. Carmen On Top   3. Go On (Witcha Bad Self)   4. Fun   5. S.T.   6. Go Carmen Go   7. Good Judy Girlfriend   8. Fantasia Erotica   9. Powerline   10. Just A Little Lovin'   11. All That   12. This Is My House   13. Go Go Dancer   14. The Juice   15. Fun (Final Long Version)   16. Fantasia Erotica (Dance Remix)   17. Two - Four - Six - Eight

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RE-UP: Prince "The 1987 Outtakes" - 1CD

Prince
"The 1987 outtakes"
1CD

Crystal Ball
Rebirth Of The Flesh
Play In The Sunshine
Housequake
The Ball
Joy In Repetition
Strange Relationship
We Can Funk
Old Friends 4 Sale
Crystal Ball #2
Joy In Repetition #2

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RE-UP: Prince "Scorpio" - 2CD - 1980-1995 outtakes

Liberation Records
Catalog # LIB 07/08
Release Year 2000
2CDR Length 73:39 | 73:28
Date/Venue Studio Outtakes
Source Soundboard

Track Listing
she`s just a baby, baby i`m a star, computer blue, darling nikki, backmask, old friends 4 sale, heaven, girls & boys, love or money, wonderful ass, power fantastic, electric chair, pink cashmere, undercover lover, shake

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RE-UP: Prince & Jill Jones "She's Crying" - 1CD - from the Purple Rain film

Prince & Jill Jones
"She's Crying"

Comments:
Remember the tape played in 'Puple Rain'? When Prince says: "She's crying, it's backwards". Well, this is that tape. Backwards and not backwards.

"She's Crying" - backwards
"She's Crying" - not backwards

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

RE-UP: Prince "Purple Rain Unedited" - 1CD

Prince
"Purple Rain - Unedited"
Notes: Got this on a CD-R years and years ago, no further info.

Hello, How R U
Let's Go Crazy (extended version)
Take Me With U (unedited version)
The Beautiful Ones (unedited version)
Computer Blue (hallway speech version)
Darling Nikki (unedited version)
I'm Fine
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U (unedited version)
Baby, I'm A Star (unedited version)
Purple Rain (unedited version)

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RE-UP: Prince "Preposition" - 4CD - Prince & Madhouse outtakes

Prince & Madhouse Outtakes.
Label : SaTim Records
Source : Studio Outtakes
Artwork: Included

This is the track list, which is a little different from the one in the databank and from the one in the Artwork.

Disc 1

1. INTRO
2. 17 (PENETRATION)
3. 18 (R U LEGAL YET?)
4. 19 (A GIRL & HER PUPPY)
5. 20 (JAILBAIT)
6. 21 (THE DOPAMINE RUSH)
7. 22
8. 23
9. 24
10. 24(OUTRO)
11. THE LINE
12. MY PONY
13. THE P
14. GOD IS ALIVE
15. OOBEY DOOP
16. MY TREE
17. ELIMINATE THE NEGATIVE
18. COME OUTSIDE & PLAY
19. HEAVEN IS KEEPING SCORE

Disc 2

1. INTRO
2. ROOTIE KAZOOTIE
3. SPACE
4. GUITAR SEGUE
5. ASSWOOP
6. ETHEREAL SEGUE
7. PARLOR GAMES
8. MICHAEL SEGUE
9. (GOT 2) GIVE IT UP
10. SONNY & MILES SEGUE
11  24
12. THE SEX OF IT
13. ME TOUCH MYSELF
14. WORK THAT FAT
15. GLAM SLAM '91
16. GOOD MAN
17. GOD IS ALIVE
18. SOUL PSYCHODELICIDE
19. KISS (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
20. OUTRO

Disc 3

1. INTRO
2. GET BLUE
3. MARTIKA'S KITCHEN
4. SPIRIT
5. LOVE...THY WILL BE DONE
6. DON'T SAY U LOVE ME
7. THE VOICE
8. HOLD ME
9. I HEAR YOUR VOICE
10. MIND BELLS
11. BLISS
12. IF I LOVE U 2NITE
13. I WONDER
14. UH HUH
15. OPEN BOOK
16. OLD FRIENDS 4 SALE
17. ALLEGIANCE
18. THE GRAND PROGRESSION
19. OUTRO

Disc 4

1. POEM
2. WHAT'S MY NAME
3. DREAM FACTORY
4. SEXY MF (REMIX)
5. THE CONTINENTAL (REMIX)
6. DAYS OF WILD INTRO
7. DAYS OF WILD
8. SUPER HERO
9. SUPER HERO PT. 2
10. 18 & OVER
11. SLAVE 2 THE SYSTEM
12. 2020
13. FEEL GOOD
14. JOURNEY 2 THE CENTER OF YOUR HEART
15. I AM THE DJ
16. GOODBYE
17. EMANCIPATION
18. OUTRO

Here you have the complete unreleased album Madhouse 24 (1988 version) in CD 1, tracks 2-10, the complete unreleased album Madhouse 24 (1994 version) in CD 2, tracks 2-11, and a great set of outtakes, including the unreleased 3 min studio version of Days of Wild. If you don't have these songs and you are a true Prince's fan, this is an absolute MUST HAVE for you, believe me.

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RE-UP: Prince "Only 4 U" - 4CD - outtakes & D&P tour rehearsal

Big Music
Catalog # 4014-17
Release Year 1993 Italy
4CD Length 54:21 | 63:24 | 63:53 | 43:07
Date/Venue Studio Outtakes and Diamonds and Pearls Tour Reahearsal
Source Sounboard
Quality G/EX
Artwork Included
                           
Track Listing
Studio Outtakes
Just Another Sucker, Moonbeam Levels, Rebirth Of The Flesh, If I Love U 2 Nite, The Voice Inside, Pink Cashmere, Electric Chair, 7 Corners, Let's Get Satisfied, Player, All That, Insatiable (Ext), I Hear Your Voice, Hey Louie Louie, 51 Hours, My Name Is Prince (Chr Edit 1), My Name Is Prince (Chr Edit 2), Let's Get Satisfied, We Can Funk 1993, This Beat Disrupts, Oil Spill, Come, Black Mf In The House
Diamonds And Pearls Rehearsals
Thunder, Daddy Pop, Diamonds And Pearls, Let's Go Crazy, Kiss, Jughead, Purple Rain, Live 4 Love, Willing And Able, Nothing Compares 2 U, Sexy Mf, Thieves In The Temple, Strollin, Insatiable, Gett Off, The Flow, Cream, 1999, Baby I'M A Star, Push

Comments
Release is packaged in beautiful box and includes a full size poster and 4 picture discs in nice clear tray packages. It is basically a reissue of two double disc sets: Rare2Prince and The Tokyo Rehearsals 1992. The sound quality on the first two discs varies, but the last two are excellent and recorded from the board at Paisley Park, not Tokyo as the title would leave one to believe. It's a nice package and a good release

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RE-UP: Prince "New Power Soul outtakes" - 1CD

Prince - New Power Soul BOOTLEG (New Power Zounds)
Artwork: Included
Label : New Power Zounds
Disc Length : 76:49
Source : Studio Outtakes
Sound Quality : EX / EX+

1. NPG BUM RUSH THE SHIP
2. THE EXODUS HAS BEGUN
3. NPG OPERATOR
4. GET WILD
5. COUNT
6. COUNT THE DAYS
7. DJ GETS JUMPED
8. NEW POWER SOUL
9. ACKNOWLEDGE ME
10. LOVE...THY WILL BE DONE
11. FUNKY
12. PROUD MARY
13. SIX
14. FOUR
15. SIXTEEN
16. TWELVE
17. TEN
18. FIFTEEN
19. THIRTEEN
20. LETTER 4 MILES

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RE-UP: Prince "The Jewel Box volume 2" - 3CD - outtakes

Prince

Databank Info:

Title: Jewel Box II
Label: Bernadette's Disques
Catalog: #BD 4219-4220-4221
Disc Length: 75:04 / 75:11 / 74:48
Source: Studio Outtakes / Live (Peach)
Sound Quality: VG+ / EX-
Year of Release: 1993

NOTE:  The four tracks from The Black Album included in Jewel Box II (tracks 7, 8, 9 & 10 on Disc 2) have not been included.

From The Databank:

Disc 1

1. SHE'S JUST A BABY   2. TURN IT UP   3. IRRESISTIBLE BITCH   4. CLIMAX (Listed as INSTRUMENTAL)   5. SEX SHOOTER   6. THE BIRD   7. HEAVEN   8. COMPUTER BLUE   9. AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY   10. HIGH FASHION   11. MUTINY   12. DESIRE   13. JERK OUT

Disc 2

1. 100 MPH   2. LITTLE GIRL WENDY'S PARADE   3. CAN'T STOP THIS FEELING I GOT   4. EUPHORIA HIGHWAY   5. LOVE OR $   6. HOUSEQUAKE (RAZORMAID)   7. ROCKHARD IN A FUNKY PLACE   8. LE GRIND   9. CINDY C   10. DEAD ON IT   11. BIG TALL WALL   12. ALPHABET ST. (THIS IS NOT MUSIC, THIS IS A TRIP)   13. GIRL POWER   14. THE DOPAMINE RUSH SUITE

Disc 3

1. PINK CASHMERE   2. THE VOICE INSIDE   3. ELECTRIC CHAIR   4. MIND BELLS   5. BLISS   6. LOVE MACHINE   7. 9 LIVES   8. CORPORATE WORLD   9. ROUND & ROUND   10. MELODY COOL   11. THE QUESTION OF U   12. SOUL PSYCHODELICIDE   13. OPEN BOOK   14. I WONDER   15. 5 WOMEN

Live : 1993 (Not Listed On Sleeve)

16. PEACH



COMMENT

Dating from 1993 this collection of (mainly) outtakes is very typical of a set from this era. The sound quality is very unreliable, and the quality of the tracks ranges from excellent to awful. Thankfully there are only a small number of tracks which are appallingly bad and the majority of material on here would certainly get a VG+ rating. Disc 1 is very erratic in terms of track choices and quality and a number of songs are edits of the complete versions (which I can only presume were uncirculating at the time of this release). Prime examples of this are 'Turn It Up' which fades out prematurely and 'Irresistible Bitch' which is missing the opening portion of 'Feel U Up' (as the were recorded in sequence). The pitch of a number of tracks on this particular disc is also very questionable with 'Irresistible Bitch' and 'Climax' running too fast. The award for most ridiculous speed goes to 'Around The World In A Day' which runs almost double speed and is laughably fast. The majority of tracks on Disc 1 are of decent quality, however mention must go to the appalling quality of both 'Sex Shooter' and 'The Bird' which are awful and very painful to listen to - 'Sex Shooter' would certainly attain a sound rating of 'Poor' if I were grading individual tracks. Disc 2 suffers the same fate as Disc 1, however the sound quality is slightly more level and enjoyable throughout. The opening '100 MPH' is Prince's version of the track and whilst it isn't the clearest version circulating it certainly ain't bad for it's time. The quality of 'Euphoria Highway' is slightly questionable and the volume fluctuates greatly towards the end of the track. 'Love Or S' is certainly one of the two highlights of the disc and the quality is impressive and would certainly stand up against the versions circulating now in 2006. The Black Album tracks on here are no different to the officially released versions, however in defence of their inclusion they were still unavailable in 1993 - although admittedly everyone had them. 'Big Tall Wall ' is this particular discs low point - it fades in nearly halfway through the song, and the running speed is terribly slowed down. The inclusion of the alternate remix version of 'Alphabet St.' is a nice choice and whilst the quality is lacking slightly, the track still wasn't circulating on many releases in 1993. Disc 3 concentrates on the 1988 - 1990/1991 period and is probably the most consistent in terms of quality. 'Electric Chair' is rather gritty, but there's nothing particularly horrendous about anything on this disc. 'The Question Of U' is listed as one track, however it is actually both circulating instrumental versions of the track. '5 Women' is again pitched incorrectly and runs at a peculiarly slow speed. The closing live version of 'Peach' is not listed on the tracklisting nor the accompanying artwork and is an audience recording (albeit a very impressive one) from the New York 25th March 1993 Act I concert. Overall this isn't a terribly impressive release, and hasn't stood the test of time very well. Everything is freely circulating nowadays in much better quality on far better outtake sets which make this particular release something of a dinosaur.

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RE-UP: Prince "The Jewel Box volume 1" - 3CD - outtakes 1980 - 1991

Underground Records
Catalog # CD0018/19/20
Release Year 1992 Holland
3CD Length 74:15 | 74:31 | 73:11
Date/Venue Studio Outakes 1980-1991
Source Soundboard
Quality VG/EX

Track Listing
Studio Outakes, Demos, Rehearsals
Lisa, Vibrator, A Better Place To Die, U Call Me, Extra Loveable, Purple Music, Possessed, Do Yourself A Favour, Chocolate, Electric Intercourse, The Dance Electric, All Day All Night, G Spot, Manic Monday, Old Friends 4 Sale, In All My Dreams, Baby You're A Trip, Last Heart, Expert Lover, Crystal Ball, There's Others Here With Us, Data Bank, Moviestar, She Want A Place In Heaven, Girl O My Dreams, We Can Funk, Neon Telephone, Power Fantastic, Can I Play With U, Wonderful Ass, Sexual Suicide, Eternity, Crucial, Rebirth Of The Flesh, If I Love U 2nite, Witness, Cross The Line, Alphabet Street Blues, Welcome 2 The Ratrace, Cookie Jar, Murph Drag, Good Man, Your Love Is So Hard, The Grand Progression, Schoolyard, Glamslam 91, The Flow
MOJO Radio Interview
Portion Of 1986 Detroit Interview

Comments
This is the CD set that started all these large outake sets. Although most of these tracks can be found on other releases it is an important and excellent set to have. It was perhaps the first good collection of unreleased Prince tracks ever put out. Includes a great booklet with info about every track. The sound quality varies and tracks are in more or less chronological order. Disc three has 17 seconds of the 1986 MOJO interview at the end that is not listed on the package. An update was released called The Jewel Box II which is not as good.


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RE-UP: Prince "High" - 1CD - unreleased album

Prince
"High"
artwork included

"This album has been completed in summer 2000 but was never released. During the year 2001, the NPG Music Club, the official website of Prince, gave all these trax 2 all of his registered members."

High
My Medallion
Vavoom
Sex Me, Sex Me Not
Golden Parachute
When Will We B Paid
Gamillah
Supercute
Underneath The Cream
Daisy Chain
Silicon
U Make My Sun Shine
When I Lay My Hands On U

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RE-UP: Prince "H2O" - 3CD - outtakes 1977 - 1995

Thunderball
Catalog # 88/89/90
Release Year 1998  
3CD Length 77:04 | 75:26 | 75:56
Date/Venue Studio Outakes 1977 - 1995 
Source Soundboard
Quality VG/EX
G2P Rating 4.375/5.0

Track Listing
Studio Outakes 1977 - 1995
Disc #1
  1. We can funk
  2. Witness 4 the prosecution
  3. Well done
  4. Something in the water
  5. Electric intercourse
  6. Computer blue
  7. Take me with U
  8. The beautiful ones
  9. Euphoria highway
  10. Around the world in a day
  11. Kiss
  12. Kiss [Mazarati]
  13. 100 MPH [Mazarati]
  14. Make it through the storm
  15. We can work it out
  16. Tick, tick bang
  17. Melody cool
              Disc #2
  1. Live 4 love
  2. Cream
  3. Insatiable
  4. Something funky (this house comes)
  5. The flow
  6. Willing and able
  7. Batdance
  8. Bliss
  9. Mind bells
  10. Chatounette controle
  11. MPLS [12" remix, MPLS]
  12. The ryde divine [The
    Crayons]
  13. The lost 0(+> segues
              Disc #3
  1. Nothing compares 2 U [The
    Family]
  2. We can funk [George
    Clinton]
  3. Brand new boy [MC Flash]
  4. The voice [Mavis Staples]
  5. Hit U in the socket [Rosie Gaines]
  6. Number one [Rosie Gaines]
  7. Mad
  8. Love...thy will be done
  9. Funky
  10. Proud Mary
  11. Funky design
  12. Get wild
  13. Sonny turns the TV off
  14. New power soul
  15. DJ seduces Sonny
  16. Spooky soup
  17. Hallucination rain
  18. Spooky soup II
  19. NPG outro.

Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4.75/5.0)
Of the recent, no of all, outake collections this has got to be one of my favorites. At first I didn't think so. I thought the Alterative tracks for Diamonds and Pearls and Exodus would just be filler, but I really enjoyed them. This is a must have.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
A very nice outtake collection, but still padded with some filler. I would just once like to see Thunderball release a 3 or 4 cd set of outtakes that feature only songs SUNG by Prince. Don't get me wrong, I like the 'Prince Related' tracks on this release (and on the others), but I would rather have those tracks on a separate release than used as filler. Even the NPG tracks are worthy of being released separately, mixing them into a set like this detracts from their concept.

Mike's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
A nice collection of outtakes here, most from the soundboard. There's quite a lot of material from related artists, songs which Prince had a hand in, but enough Prince songs to keep it interesting. Back in '99 when this came out it was essential; it's still excellent but The work sets are more comprehensive and anyone wanting the ultimate collection of studio outtakes should consider those instead.

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