Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NEW: Prince Family Reunion III 2009 - 3CD - June 5

Prince Family Reunion III
June 5, 2009
The Cabooze
Minneapolis, MN


Prince Family Reunion listed to appear:

Michael Bland (Prince & the NPG),
Sonny Thompson (Prince & the NPG),
Eric Leeds ( Prince, The Family, Madhouse),
Mike Scott (Prince), O'Dell (Mint Condition),
Dr. Matt Fink ( Prince & the Revolution),
Jerry Hubbard (The Time, Jesse Johnson Revue),
Donnie La Marca (Jonny Lang),
G Sharp (Jimmy Vaughn),
Mark Lichtieg (Dr. Mambo's Combo),
Bill Brown ( Dr. Mambo's Combo),
Billy Franze (Dr. Mambo's Combo),
Jamie Starr (Prince)
St. Paul (The Time - The Family - The Truth)
Kirk Johnson (Prince - The Truth)
Dez Dickerson (Prince)
Bobby Z (Prince & The Revolution)
Ta Mara (Prince - Ta Mara & The Seen)
Stokely (Prince - Mint Condition)
Jellybean Johnson (The Time - The Family - The Truth)
Chance Howard (Prince - The Truth)
Susannah Melovoin (Prince - The Family)
O'Dell (Mint Condition - The Truth)
Kip Blackshire (Prince)
Pepe Willie (Prince - 94 East)
Alexander Nevermind
Tyka Nelson
& Very Special Guests


Disc One (75:50)

94 East


1. I Wanna Be Somebody's Lover
2. Jungle Love
3. Strange Relationship
4. Sexy M.F.
5. Irresistable Bitch
6. Housequake
7. Do Me Baby
8. America

The Family

Eric Leeds - sax
Jellybean Johnson - drums
Susannah Melvoin
Paul Peterson

9. Intro > ???
10. The Screams Of Passion
11. Nothing Compares 2 U
12. High Fashion


Disc Two (21:18)

Mazerati

Terry Casey - vocals
Tony Christian - guitar
Marvin Gunn - keyboards
Jerome Cox - bass
Craig Powell - guitar
Aaron Keith - keyboards
Pancho Lopez - drums


1.
2. She's Just That Kind Of Lady >
3. Stroke
4. 100 MPH


Disc Three (74:56)

Family Reunion Combo

Bill Brown - keyboards
Dr Matt Fink - keyboards
Johanus Tona - Bass
O'Dell - Guitar
Michael Bland - Drums
G Sharp - vocals
Dez Dickerson - guitar

1. Bambi
2. I Feel For You > Head
3. Let's Work
4. Joy!
5. Crazy You
6. She's Always In My Hair
7. Nasty Girl
8. Affection
9. Dirty Mind
10. Do It All Night

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NEW: Prince "Xenophobia volume 2" - 4CD - live Paisley Park June 24-26 2002

Xenophobia Vol 2 4CDR
Premium
Catalog # PM148-151
Release Year 2002
4CDR Length 65.43 | 63.57 | 48.40 | 69.29
Date/Venue 24 - 26 June 2002
Source Audience
Quality EX-
G2P Rating 4.5/5.0

Track Listing
Paisley Park 24/6/02 (disc 1 tracks 1 - 10)
Maceo Parker set, Paisley Park 21/6/02 (disc 1 tracks 11 - 13)
Paisley Park 25/6/02 (discs 2 & 3)
Paisley Park 26/6/02 (disc 4)


Disc #1
Asswoop / Take the E-train / Strollin'
How come U don't call me anymore?
Diamonds and pearls
The beautiful ones
Free
Starfish and coffee
Sometimes it snows in April
I love U but I don't trust U anymore
Prince and the band
Xenophobia
Maceo's groove
Wonderful one
Funky good time

              Disc #2
Voodoo chile [instrumental]
Bambi
Whole lotta love
Something in the water (does not compute)
The question of U
The one
Fallin'
I could never take the place of your man
Ain't no sunshine
She's always in my hair
The ride

              Disc #3
Alphabet St.
Blues jam
Elephants and flowers
All the critics love U in New York
Beautiful strange
Calhoun square

              Disc #4
The rainbow children [features Eric Leeds & Najee]
Muse 2 the pharoah
Money don't matter 2 night
Xenophobia
A case of you
Mellow
1 + 1 + 1 is 3

Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4.5/5.0)
Two complete shows and the first part of a third one (the remainder of which is on Xenophobia Celebration volume 3). The setlists tell only half the story, only playing the set and hearing the excellent performances finishes the job. The 25th June show is inspired from start to finish and must count among the best concerts he's ever played. Prince should give serious thought to releasing some of the shows he played as part of the 2002 Celebration event as they give a definitive answer to those who question whether he's still got it.

                      

NEW: Prince "Wonderboy" - 2CD - Sign O The Times outtakes & live 1987 Paris - soundboard

Wonderboy (Original) 2CD
A Library Product
Catalog # 2331-2335
Release Year 1990 EEC
2CD Length
Date/Venue Sign O The Times Tour & Outtakes
Source Soundboard
Quality EX/EX-
G2P Rating 4.5/5.0

Track Listing
June 1987, Paris
sign o the times, play in the sunshine, little red corvette, housequake, girls and boys, slow love, i could never take the place of your man, hot thing, now's the time, let's go crazy, when doves cry, purple rain, 1999, the cross, it's gonna be a beautiful night, the cross
Studio Outtakes
expert lover, last heart, strange relationship, wonderful ass, neon telephone, witness

                     

NEW: Prince "Welcome 2 The Dawn" - 1CD - TV broadcast & studio outtakes

Welcome 2 The Dawn CD
DAWN
Catalog # A140294
Release Year  
CD Length 68:20
Date/Venue TV Broadcast & Studio Outtakes
Source Soundboard
Quality EX/VG


Track Listing
from Billboards
thunder

from The Beautiful Experience TV Special
come, race, instrumental, acknowledge me, pheromone, loose, papa, orgasm, interactive, days of wild, the jam, shhh, now

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NEW: Prince live in Dallas 2002 - 1CD - April 17 - aftershow

Touch CD
Premium
Catalog # PM142
Release Year   2002
CDR Length 79.45
Date/Venue 17 April 2002 Dallas Aftershow
Source Audience Recording
Quality VG+


Track Listing
17 April 2002 The Red Jacket, Dallas Aftershow
didn't cha know, when you were mine, inst, the ride, blues improv, alphabet street, hillbillies theme, alphabet street inst, pass the peas, xenophobia inst, 777-9311 intro, touch, calhoun square, beautiful strange, rainbow children reprise

Comments
Dale's Comments
Curiously, Prince chose to round off this aftershow with 'The rainbow children' which was used as a concert opener during the regular set of the One nite alone tour. He gives 'The ride' a 15-minute workout, clearly still retaining a lot of passion for the song.

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NEW: The Time "Time Capsule" - 1CD - live 1982 & 1990

The Roxy, Los Angeles 16 February 1982
the stick, after hi school, oh baby, get it up, cool

WEA Convention September 1990, San Francisco
get it up, 777-9311, cool, gigolos get lonely too, the walk, the bird, girl, my
drawers, chocolate, sometimes i get lonely, jungle love, pandemonium, jerk out

                  

NEW: Prince live in London 1992 - 2CD - June 24 - soundboard

Thieves in the Temple 2CD
Sabotage
Catalog # SAB 133/134
Release Year 2001
2CD Length 75:30 | 77:37
Date/Venue Earls Court London 24 June 1992
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
G2P Rating 4.75/5.0

Track Listing
London 24/6/92 (disc 1 & disc 2 tracks 1 - 9)
Paisley Park 27/1/92 (disc 2 track 10)
Melbourne 18/4/92 (disc 2 track 11)
Minneapolis 19/7/91 (disc 2 track 12)
Arsenio Hall Show 9/9/91 (disc 2 tracks 13 - 17)

Disc #1
Intro.
Take my hand Precious Lord
Thunder
Daddy pop
Instrumental interlude
Diamonds and pearls
Let's go crazy
Kiss
Dead on it
Jughead
Purple rain
Live 4 love
Lively up yourself
Delirious
Willing and able
Damn U
Sexy MF
Oriental intro.

              Disc #2
Thieves in the temple
it
A night in Tunesia
Strollin'
Insatiable
Gett off
The flow
Cream
Chain of fools
Nothing compares 2 U
Dr Feelgood
Diamonds and pearls
Diamonds and pearls intro. / Let's go crazy
Kiss
Cream
Purple rain
Daddy pop


Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4.25/5.0)
An excellent document of the Diamonds & Pearls tour. This is the first and only appearence of the spoken into for this tour. The source for this show is a soundboard video done for Paisley Park. Although the sound is very clean it is a little flat, but that doesn't lesser the enjoyment or importance of this release.

Mike's Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
An excellent concert in equally excellent sound. The last few tracks are missing, including 'Call the law' which was played after most of the audience had left, but a nice selection of bonus tracks make up for this. The full version of this show is on Prince & the new power generation though the sound quality is nowhere near as good as here.

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NEW: Prince "The Undertaker" - 1CD - Undertaker soundtrack & live in Miami 1994

 Undertaker, The CD
RCD
Catalog # 004
Release Year  
CD Length 77:58
Date/Venue Undertaker Soundtrack and 8 June 1994 Miami
Source Various
Quality EX/VG
G2P Rating 4/5.0

Track Listing
The Undertaker soundtrack (tracks 1 - 6)
Miami 8/6/94 (tracks 7 - 13)

The ride
Poor goo
Honky tonk women
Bambi
The undertaker
Dolphin
Billy jack bitch
The most beautiful girl in the world
Loose
Shoop
It's alright
I believe in you
Maybe your baby


Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
The Undertaker here is not the same as the circulating video, however it is most likely a rehearsal for that perfomance. The sound is excellent on that section of the disc. The Miami concert is incomplete and the sound is better on other releases.

Mike's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
The complete audio soundtrack to The undertaker mini-film, and given the source the sound is understandably very good. The Miami show is unfortunately incomplete though it's only a few tracks that are left off from the end of the concert. The show was broadcast to other Glam Slam clubs and the recording here was made from the video feed. The broadcast ended after 'Maybe your baby' which is why the last few songs of the show are missing here.

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NEW: Prince "The Ultimate Rehearsal Collection" - 3CD

Ultimate Rehearsal Collection, The 3CD

Catalog # ULT-001~3
Release Year 1992
3CD Length 69:30 | 73:38 | 73:27
Date/Venue
Source
Quality VG/EX
G2P Rating 3.75/5.0

Track Listing

Minneapolis, 15 October 1984
Erotic City, Let's Go Crazy, Delirious, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Free, Father's Song, God, Computer Blue, Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 U, Baby, I'm A Star

Purple Rain tour 1985
Bedtime Story, Do Me Baby, Baby Baby Baby (I Hurt Myself), G-Spot, Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Scream, A Love Bizarre

Birmingham UK April 1987
Sign O The Times, Play In The Sunshine, Little Red Corvette, Housequake, Girls & Boys, Slow Love, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, Hot Thing, Now's The Time, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Strange Relationship, U Got The Look, 1999, Forever In My Life, Kiss, The Cross, It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.75/5.0)
An interesting collection of rehearsals spanning 3 years and 2 tours. The package claims the first rehearsal is in LA, but it is really in MLPS. The second very likely is during the Purple Rain tour. The sound quality on the Purple Rain period rehearsals is very good, but the Sign O The Times period rehearsal in excellent. I love rehearsal release so I am a bit bias.

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NEW: Prince "The Sign" - 2CD - studio rehearsal November 18, 1987 - soundboard

Sign, The 2CD
Star
Catalog # 006/7
Release Year 1996  
2CD Length 58:35 | 53:46
Date/Venue 18 November 1987 Rehearsal
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
G2P Rating 4/5.0

Track Listing
Studio rehearsal, Paisley Park 18/11/87

Disc #1
Sign "O" the times
Play in the sunshine
Little red Corvette
Erotic City
Housequake
Slow love
Do me, baby
Adore
I could never take the place of your man
Hot thing
What's your name / Love or $ / Data bank
Let's pretend we're married
Delirious
Jack U off
If I was your girlfriend
Let's go crazy
When doves cry

              Disc #2
Purple rain
1999
U got the look
Kiss
It's gonna be a beautiful night
The ballad of Dorothy Parker
Starfish and coffee
Now's the time
Strange relationship
Forever in my life


Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.75/5.0)
A great Sign O The Times rehearsal with superb sound quality. It includes a number of rarities like The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker and a jam that starts with Delirious and made from Data Bank with new lyrics and parts of Love Or Money. The packaging SUCKS, but the sound and performance are so good

Mike's Comments (rates this release 4.25/5.0)
The regular Sign "O" the times set forms the nucleus of this rehearsal for a US tour that never happened. 'Let's pretend we're married' was brought out for the first time since the Purple rain tour but dropped by the time the Lovesexy shows came about. The medley that starts with 'What's my name' is pretty good; it's not easy to tell if it was just a jam or something that had been planned though. 'What's my name' is not the same song as that which was released on the Crystal ball set.

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NEW: Prince live in Brussels 1998 - 2CD - August 13

The Freak  
2CD Length 72:14 | 74:02
Date/Venue Brussels 13 August 98
Source Audience
Quality VG+

Track Listing
Forest National Brussels 13 August 98
Disc #1
The one
Push it up
Jam of the year
Talkin' loud and sayin' nothing
Let's work
Delirious
Purple rain
Days of wild
Thankyou (falletinme be mice elf agin) / You can make it if you try [features Larry Graham]
Free [features Larry Graham]
Music lover / I want to take you higher [features Larry Graham]
The jam [features Larry Graham]

              Disc #2
Little red Corvette
I would die 4 U / Get yo groove on
Do me, baby
The ride / If I was your girlfriend
If I was your girlfriend
Oh Belgium / Venus de Milo / The most beautiful girl in the world / Strange relationship / Erotic City
Diamonds and pearls / The beautiful ones / Darling Nikki
Nothing compares 2 U
2001: Also sprach Zarathustra
Take me with U / Raspberry beret / Mr Happy
Come on / Freaks on this side
Funky music jam
Johnny
I feel alright / Baby I'm a star / 1999

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NEW: Prince live in Las Vegas 2006 - 6CD - December 30 & 31 - shows & aftershows

3121 Las Vegas Vol. 6

(Party Like It's 3121)




 6 CD
Label : "Eye" Records

Catalogue : 14-15-16-17-18-19

Disc Length : 79:43 / 78:32 / 74:58 / 70:55 / 73:36 / 79:38

Source : Audience Recordings

Sound Quality : EX- / EX

Year Of Release : 2007






Club 3121

3121 @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

31st December 2006



Disc 1

1. 3121   2. GIRLS AND BOYS   3. SATISFIED   4. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE   5. PURPLE RAIN   6. LOLITA   7. BLACK SWEAT   8. KISS   9. SHHH   10. MUSICOLOGY   11. PRINCE & THE BAND   12. PASS THE PEAS   13. JOY IN REPETITION   14. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN   15. IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND

Disc 2

1. CREAM   2. U GOT THE LOOK   3. I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY THAT I LOVE YOU)   4. LOVE CHANGES   5. PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC   6. LOVE ROLLERCOASTER   7. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY   8. PARTYMAN   9. IT'S ALRIGHT

Club 3121 - 3121 @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 30th December 2006 (am)

10. SPIRITUALITY   11. JOHNNY B. GOODE   12. GIRLS AND BOYS   13. THERE WAS A TIME   14. MUSICOLOGY   15. TIGHTEN UP   16. PRINCE & THE BAND   17. PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC   18. 7   19. COME TOGETHER   20. LOVE CHANGES   21. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY (Including 100 MPH)   22. PARTYMAN   23. IT'S ALRIGHT

Disc 3

Club 3121 Aftershow - 3121 Jazz Cuisine @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 30th December 2006 (am)

1. MIKE PHILLIPS INTRO   2. SUGAR   3. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE   4. BAND INTRODUCTIONS   5. FOOTPRINTS   6. SHAKE EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT (INSTRUMENTAL)   7. WHAT IS HIP? (Including PSYCHOTICBUMPSCHOOL) (INSTRUMENTAL)

Disc 4

Club 3121 Aftershow - 3121 Jazz Cuisine @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 31st December 2006 (am)

1. TUTU   2. I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY THAT I LOVE YOU)   3. LOVE CHANGES   4. SHAKE EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT (Including RAPTURE)   5. TE AMO CORAZÓN (INSTRUMENTAL)   6. CRAZY   7. GET ON THE BOAT (Including GIVE IT UP OR TURN IT LOOSE) (INSTRUMENTAL)

Club 3121 - 3121 @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 11th March 2007 (am) (Audience VG)

8. SOMEWHERE HERE ON EARTH

Disc 5

Club 3121 Aftershow - 3121 Jazz Cuisine @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 1st January 2007 (am)

1. MIKE PHILLIPS INTRO   2. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA   3. MERCY, MERCY, MERCY   4. CRAZY (Including ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE)   5. FOOTPRINTS   6. SWEET THING

Disc 6

1. WHO IS HE (AND WHAT IS HE TO YOU?)   2. MORE BOUNCE TO THE OUNCE   3. CALIFORNIA LOVE   4. NO DIGGITY (Including THERE WAS A TIME - CHOCOLATE CITY)   5. THANK YOU (FALLETINME BE MICE ELF AGAIN) (Including RHYTHM NATION - CAROL'S THEME - I LOVE LUCY THEME)  

Club 3121 - 3121 @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 31st December 2006 (am)

6. 3121   7. GIRLS AND BOYS (Including MISS YOU)   8. IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY (INSTRUMENTAL) - DEAR MR. MAN   9. FOREVER IN MY LIFE   10. EVERYDAY PEOPLE   11. MUSICOLOGY (Including PRINCE & THE BAND)   12. PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC

Club 3121 - 3121 @ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas : 30th December 2006 (am)

13. BLACK SWEAT   14. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Listed as OVER THE RAINBOW on packaging)   15. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (INSTRUMENTAL) - NINE MILLION BICYCLES



COMMENT

Apologies for the length of this, but it is a 6CD set. Disc 1 features the New Years Eve 3121 show which Prince begins with '3121'. Whilst there is no outright "Happy New Year!", he does make a couple of dubious Prince-esque statements, such as "There's no such thing as time - we count down nothing, except the funk", and to close the song, "It's going down y'all..2007, 2008, 2009, whatever" - other than that, this is a pretty basic show with it's ups and downs. In terms of the recording, this doesn't quite match the stunning clarity of a couple of other "Eye" Records Las Vegas volumes, but it's mighty fine. Throughout the audience are fairly minimal, and it's only during the slower moments of the show where they are audible - the constant chattering throughout 'Gotta Broken Heart Again' being a perfect example. On top of this there are a few slight fluctuations in a number of places, but this accounts for a fraction of the recording and is hardly worthy of pointing out. The show is decent, but certainly not particularly memorable. 'Gotta Broken Heart Again' makes an unusual appearance in the Las Vegas setlist, but there really is very little worth noting on the first half of the show that doesn't appear on multiple other shows. Towards the second half of the show (Disc 2) it takes a funky tangent and the closing 15 minutes features Prince on guitar playing snippets from various tracks before Shelby rejoins to close with 'It's Alright'. Certainly not a classic show, and it pales in comparison to many other Las Vegas shows. Disc 2 also features highlights from the Friday night/Saturday morning main show, and whilst the opening 'Spirituality / Johnny B. Goode' is always a pleasure to hear, the remainder is far too similar to the 31st December show and just sounds repetitive. Prince adds a short portion of the James Brown track 'There Was A Time' along with a shout-out to the recently deceased James Brown, which is a nice touch. Disc 3 features the 30th December (am) aftershow (first of the 3 consecutive aftershows played over New Year). The quality of this aftershow recording is very schizophrenic as it changes suddenly from being phenomenally clear and crisp to being badly distorted, very thin and very murky. The opening 50 minutes is worthy of great praise and the very minimal clink of cutlery/crockery and minor background chatter is all I can say to be detrimental. Suddenly around 50 minutes the bass level increases, then around 55 minutes the recording takes a turn for the worse and it's slightly painful to listen to. It's thin, it's distorted and probably sounds worse than it is following on from the near-perfection of the opening 50 minutes, but it ain't good and the closing portion of Disc 3 would warrant a VG- grading (at best). The real pity is that the show only really gets going as the recording turns bad - all very frustrating. The opening 2 tracks (consisting of around 32 minutes) feature guest players on piano, drums and bass before the regular 3121 band (Cora, Josh, Mr. Hayes, etc) take to the stage for 'Footprints'. It isn't until around 45 minutes into the recording (during 'Footprints') that Prince makes his first appearance onstage with a fierce guitar solo and momentarily manages to turn round what was becoming a very dull jazz workout. Prince hops off again while the band stretch out the track to 20 minutes long (give me strength!) and follow it by an instrumental 'Shake Everything You've Got', again with Prince popping back up towards the end. The show is dull as dishwater (Prince's guitar flourishes aside) until the closing 5 minute 'What Is Hip?' where Prince single-handedly manages to save the day and put a smile on your face after sitting through 70 minutes of tedious muzak. Disc 4 contains the second of the 3 consecutive New Years aftershows and is far superior to the previous morning's show both in terms of content and overall sound quality. The quality of the recording is once again superb with a slightly intrusive bass level being the only real sticking point. It slightly crackles due to this for the opening 'Tutu', but subsides somewhat and the remainder is certainly worthy of an EX-, if not slightly better. The smooth opening 18 minute Miles Davis 'Tutu' has Prince onstage throughout before making way for Shelby to sing her duo of 'I Never Loved A Man' and 'Love Changes' (this song alone makes 3 appearances on this set). Maceo Parker takes control for an excellent 'Shake Everything You've Got' which has the chant, along with a small portion of the Blondie track 'Rapture'. The highlight of the show however is towards the end of this song where Prince and Cora trade in a guitar/drum duel, and anyone doubting Cora's prowess on the drums would do well to check this out. An instrumental 'Te Amo Corazón' follows before Shelby once again takes to the mic for a fairly straightforward 'Crazy'. The show is brought to a climax with an instrumental 'Get On The Boat' which sounds great and must have been phenomenal in such an intimate setting. Overall a funk-tastic aftershow, but be warned the Tambourine Lady is in attendance. Disc 4 also has a hidden live version of 'Somewhere Here On Earth' not on the accompanying artwork - taken from the 11th March 2007 (am) show already circulating on the 'Las Vegas 10/03/2007' release, although this is a different source recording. Unfortunately it is merely a 2 minute snippet of a slightly dubious recording, so it's inclusion here as a "teaser" is slightly baffling. The aftershow on the morning of 1st January 2007 lasts around 104 minutes and spans Discs 5 and 6. Unfortunately it's a hit or miss affair, and whilst there are moments of brilliance, the lengthy instrumental versions just drag on too long at times. The recording itself is of similar excellence to the opening half of the 30th December 2006 (am) recording and there is really little to fault. The band are upfront, clear and the slight background chatter (en Français ?) is probably only audible at high volume. Outwith the lengthy, extended jazz numbers, props go to Shelby for an inspired 'Crazy' and 'Sweet Thing' and the closing jam based around 'Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)' is performed by Mosaic and cleverly includes the "We are a part of a Rhythm Nation" vocal from the Janet Jackson track. Disc 6 closes out with 34 minutes from the 31st December (am) show and 15 minutes from the 30th December (am) show with the obvious attraction being the unique performance of Katie Melua's 'Nine Million Bicycles' which on it's own is one of the most beautiful vocal deliveries I've heard from Prince in a LONG time - a simply stunning version, and something he should play far more often. The accompanying packaging is nice, but short of the spectacular. It includes a gigantic 24 page booklet with more detailed tracklists and a number of decent pictures, but it's hardly exciting. Overall this is a great release in terms of sound quality. Sure there are a number of low points - the second half of Disc 3 especially - but on the whole, this is excellent and worthy of praise. Content-wise it can be a little repetitive and at 6CD's worth, it's a mammoth set, but I feel a very worthwhile document of the New Years Eve weekend in Las Vegas and a fitting end to 2006.

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NEW: Prince "Just My Imagination" - 1CD - collection of live love songs

Just My Imagination CD
Red Phantom
Catalog # RPCD 1065
Release Year  Italy
CD Length 68:44
Date/Venue Various Locations and Dates
Source Various
Quality EX


Track Listing
Collection Of Live Love Songs
Do Me Baby, Just My Imagination, When 2 R In Love, Anna Stesia, Still Would Stand All Time, Purple Rain, Gett Off, Little Red Corvette, I'll Take U There, Do Me Baby

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NEW: Prince "Intimate Moments" - 1CD - piano rehearsals & jams

Intimate Moments With Prince LP
Heaven & Earth Productions
Catalog # Piano Medley
Release Year   Edition of 1000
LP Length
Date/Venue Piano Rehearsals & Jams
Source Soundboard
Quality VG+/G


Track Listing
Piano Rehearsals / Jams
17 Days - Purple Rain - A Case Of You - Mary, Don't You Weep, Strange Releationship - Jazzy Pino Interlude - International Lover - Let Me Tell U What I Might Do, Cold Coffee And Cocaine, Mama

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NEW: Prince "1999 Tour rehearsal" - 1CD - February 1983 - soundboard

Prince
1CDR Length 54:48
Date/Venue 1999 Tour Rehearsal February 1983
Source Soundboard
Quality VG+/EX-


Track Listing

1999, DMSR, Controversy, Let's Work, Little Red Corvete, Delirious, Do Me Baby, Head, Lady Cab Driver

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Friday, September 23, 2016

NEW: Prince live in Denver 2013 - 2CD - May 12 - early show

Prince + 3rd Eye Girl
2013-05-12
Early Show (8pm)
Ogden Theater
Denver, CO

SOURCE: Audience

SETLIST:

1. Let's Go Crazy > Frankenstein > Let's Go Crazy
2. Endorphinemachine
3. Screwdriver
4. Dolphin
5. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
6. Guitar
7. Plectrum Electrum
8. FixUrLifeUp
9. Sometimes It Snows In April
10. Colonized Mind >
11. Bambi >
12. Cause And Effect

ENCORE:

13. She's Always In My Hair
14. Dreamer >
15. Play That Funky Music

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NEW: Prince live in Anaheim 2013 - 2CD - May 8 - early show

Prince and 3rd Eye Girl
The Grove
Anaheim, CA
May 8, 2013

8pm Early Show


A truly great show.  One of the longer shows of the tour.  A great recording.  Very wild crowd.  Occasional idiot talkers during the quieter songs.  No other issues. Recorded about 20 feet from the stage - a little stage left.

Taped and mastered by JB.


Disc  1  (63:51)

01. Let's Go Crazy
02. Endorphinmachine
03. Screwdriver
04. She's Always in My Hair
05. Liathach (Prince at the piano)
06. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
07. Guitar
08. Plectrum Electrum
09. Fixurlifeup
10. Sometimes It Snows In April
11. Bambi
12. Cause And Effect


Disc 2  (37:30)

Encore 1 (Prince at the piano)
01. The Love We Make
02. The Max
03. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
04. Nothing Compares 2 U

Encore 2
05. Dreamer
06. The Ride
07. Alphabet St./Play That Funky Music

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NEW: Prince live in San Francisco 2013 - 2CD - April 24 - late show

Prince
April 24, 2013 (Late Show)
DNA Lounge
San Francisco, CA

Source: Schoeps > Tinybox > DAT
Taper: Not Me

01 Let's Go Crazy
02 Let's Work
03 U Got the Look
04 Endorphinmachine
05 Screwdriver
06 She's Always in My Hair
07 Forever in My Life
08 Purple Rain
09 Adore
10 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
11 Guitar
12 Plectrum Electrum
13 FixUrLifeUp
14 I Like It There
15 Bambi

Encores:
16 Sign O' The Times
17 Hot Thing
18 (Nasty Girl)/When Doves Cry
19 I Would Die 4 U/(Single Ladies) -> Housequake
20 (A Love Bizarre)/Pop Life
21 (Alphabet St.)/(The Most Beautiful Girl in the World)/(Pheromone)
22 (Extraloveable)/Mr. Goodnight
23 Stratus

Total Time: 99:30

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NEW: Prince live in Austin 2013 - 1CD - March 16

Prince
2013-03-16
La Zona Rosa
Austin,TX

recorded by seedy

This recording is missing the first hour or so of the show.  This is all that was available from this source.

01. We're a Winner
02. I Never Loved a Man The Way that I Love You
03. Satisfied
04. Housequake
05. The Bird
06. audience
07. Jungle Love
08. audiencePrincePrincePrinceChant
09. Let's Work-U Got The Look
10. ?
11. ?
12. Something In The Water
13. ?

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NEW: Prince live in Minneapolis 2013 - 2CD - January 18 - late show

Prince
January 18, 2013
The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Minneapolis, MN

Prince - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Hannah Ford - drums
Ida Nielsen - bass
Donna Grantis - guitar

Notes:
- 'Three Nights With Paisley Park: Surprise'


11pm Set

1. Intro
2. Endorphinmachine
3. Screw Driver
4. Beautiful Strange
4. Purple Rain
5. Guitar
6. I Like It There
7. She's Always In My Hair (w/ Liv Warfield)
8. Dreamer
9. Encore Break
10. When She Comes
11. Bambi
12. The Record >
13. Cause And Effect
14. Encore Break
15. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (w/ Shelby J, Liv Warfield, Elisa Dease)
16. Outro

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NEW: Prince live in Minneapolis 2013 - 2CD - January 18 - early show

Prince
January 18, 2013
The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Minneapolis, MN

Prince - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Hannah Ford - drums
Ida Nielsen - bass
Donna Grantis - guitar

Recorded and transferred by perks.

Notes:
- 'Three Nights With Paisley Park: Surprise'

8pm Set

1. Crowd
2. Endorphinmachine
3. Screwdriver
4. When You Were Mine
5. Guitar
6. I Like It There
7. She's Always In My Hair
8. When She Comes
9. Bambi
10. The Record > Cause and Effect
11. Beautiful Strange
12. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
13. Purple Rain
14. Encore Break
15. Elephants & Flowers
16. Dreamer
17. Outro

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NEW: Prince live in Chicago 2012 - 2CD - September 26

Prince
09-26-2012
Welcome2Chicago,
United Center,
Chicago, IL

Audio:
Panasonic PV-GS320 (Camera audio) > Vegas (16/48 > 16/44.1) > CD Wave > flac > mp3


Disc 1 (1h 07min 08sec)
1. Controversy
2. Lets Go Crazy
3. Delirious
4. 1999
5. Little Red Corvette
6. Take me With U
7. Raspberry Beret
8. Cream
9. Cool/Don't Stop Til You Get Enough*
10. Joy in Repetition*
11. The Ryde Dyvine
12. Let's Work
13. Extralovable
14. U Got the Look

Disc 2 (50min 16sec)
1. Everyday People
2. Mountains
3. Dance Electric
4. Purple Rain
5. Piano Set: How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore/ Do Me Baby/ I Wanna Be Your Lover
6. The Bird/ Jungle Love/ Love Bizarre/ Glamourous Life*

* with Maceo Parker

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NEW: Prince live in Chicago 2012 - 2CD - September 26 - aftershow

"The Official Purple After Jam"
September 26, 2012
Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (1:55am start time on morning of 9/27/12)


Prince & The NPG:
01. Intro
02. [first minute missing] When Stars Collide (ft. Andy Allo) >
03. We're A Winner [Curtis Mayfield cover] (ft. Shelby J) >
04. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) [Aretha Franklin cover] (ft. Shelby J) >
05. Satisfied >
06. I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) [James Brown cover] (ft. Maceo Parker) >
07. Housequake >
08. The Jam (ft. Maceo Parker)
09. People Pleaser intro
10. People Pleaser (ft. Andy Allo & Maceo Parker) (sans Prince)
11. Brown Skin (ft. Shelby J)
12. ?No Excuse? (instrumental) (ft. Maceo Parker)

Janelle Monae's Arch Orchestra:
01. Intro
02. The Electric Lady (ft. Maceo Parker)
03. "Giving You What You Love" (?new song?)
04. Chameleon [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
05. Tightrope
06. Outro

Prince & The NPG:
Prince (vox, guitar)
John Blackwell (drums)
Andrew Gouche (bass)
Morris Hayes (keyboards)
???Cassandra O'Neal (keyboards)
Mike Scott (guitar)
Shelby J. (vox)
Liv Warfield (vox)
???Elisa Dease (vox)
Damaris Lewis (dance)

Guests:  
Andy Allo (guitar, vox)
Maceo Parker (saxophone)

Sylvester Onyejiaka (saxophone)
BK Jackson (saxophone)
Marcus Anderson (saxophone)
Adrian Crutchfield (saxophone)
Keith Anderson (saxophone)
Lynn Grissett (trumpet)
Steve Reid (trumpet)
Phil Lassiter (trumpet)
Nick Marchione (trumpet)
Roy Agee (trombone)
Joey Rayfield (trombone)

Janelle Monae's Arch Orchestra:
Janelle Monáe (vox)
Kellindo Parker (guitar)
Calvin Parmer (bass)
Terrence Brown (keyboards)
Mike P. Phillips (drums)

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NEW: Prince live in Brussels 2010 - 3CD - November 7

Free Boot Generation, FBG37: Prince - Viage 2
Sunday, November 7th, 2010
Viage, Brussels, Boulevard Anspach 30, 1000 Brussels
Band: Prince, John Blackwell, Ida Nielsen, Morris Hayes, Renato Neto, Cassandra O'Neal, Shelby J., Elisa Dease, Liv Warfield
Recording: The Dynamic Duo
Audio treatment: Free Boot Generation
Artwork: Reverend

Comments from FBG:
"Probably one of the best performances Prince has given these last few years, now available in excellent quality FOR FREE. Whoever pays for this, has been ripped!! (and it won’t sound better pressed either)
You can hear some minor crackling in the background, but that was a problem in the venue. Not the fault of TDD, who did an outstanding job archiving this great gig for all of us!! Mad props!
The tracking might be a little surprising to some, but there was no other way to divide the cd’s, if you want them on regular 80min cdr’s. Everything could have fit on two 90min disks, but we know the majority doesn’t like those. And after all, we’re here to serve the fans, not our wallets."

CD 1
1. Joy in repetition*
2. Stratus
3. Sometimes it snows in April
4. Delirious* (with A night in Tunisia interpolation)
5. Soft & wet*
6. I wanna be your lover*
7. Why you wanna treat me so bad (aborted)
8. Sexy dancer*
9. Give it to me baby
10. Sexy dancer vs Le freak
11. Partyup*
12. Uptown
13. Raspberry beret
14. Cream (with For love interpolation)
15. Cool
16. Let's work
17. U got the look

CD 2
1. Controversy (with I know you got soul interpolation - I like funky music chants)
2. Free
3. Pearls B4 the swine
4. Love… thy will be done
5. She's always in my hair
6. Dreamer
7. I feel for you
8. Chelsea Rodgers (Shelby J. lead vox)
9. Dance (disco heat)
10. Baby I'm a star
11. The love we make
12. Get on the boat (with America chants)
13. Which way is up (Shelby J. lead vox)

CD 3
1. Mountains
2. Shake your body (down to the ground)
3. Everyday people
4. I wanna take you higher
5. All the critics love U in Brussels


* Instrumental songs

               

NEW: Prince live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2009 - 2CD - July 18 - both shows

Audience Recording

Saturday, 18 July 2009, Montreux, Switzerland
2 shows, 1 nite


Line-up:
Prince: vox, guitar
John Blackwell: drums
Rhonda Smith: bass, upright bass
Renato Neto: keys
Guest:
Morris Hayes: keys


1st Concert:
Montreux, Switzerland
Auditorium Stravinski
2009-07-18, 7:35 pm - 9:00 pm, 82’
Capacity: 3950
Tix: CHF 195.- standing, CHF 480.- seated balcony

01. band introduction
02. When Eye Lay My Hands On U
03. Little Red Corvette
04. Somewhere Here On Earth
05. When The Lights Go Down
06. Willing And Able
07. Eye Love U, But Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore
08. She Spoke 2 Me
09. Love Like Jazz
10. All This Love
11. Empty Room
12. Elixer
13. In A Large Room With No Light
14. Insatiable
15. Scandalous
16. The Beautiful Ones
17. Nothing Compares 2 U


DISC 1I

2nd Concert:
Montreux, Switzerland
Auditorium Stravinski
2009-07-18, 23:55 - 01:35, 89’
Capacity: 3950
Tix: CHF 195.- standing, CHF 480.- seated balcony

01. band introduction
02. When Eye Lay My Hands On U
03. Stratus [Billy Cobham]
04. All Shook Up [Elvis Presley]
05. Peach
06. Spanish Castle Magic [Jimi Hendrix]
07. When You Were Mine
08. Little Red Corvette
09. Somewhere Here On Earth
10. She Spoke 2 Me
11. Eye Love U, But Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore
12. Love Like Jazz
13. All The Critics Love U In Montreux - Housequake
14. In A Large Room With No Light
15. Purple Rain

                  

NEW: Prince live in Denver 2004 - 2CD - August 27

Prince
August 27th, 2004
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

AK40>LC3>KM100>MP2>M1
ORTF
Section 104, 2nd row.

Made possible for you by Dr. Cornelius (from a Planet where Apes evolve like men)

Disc 1
01) Intro/Musicology
02) Let's Go Crazy
03) I would Die 4 U
04) When Doves Cry
05) Baby I'm A Star >
06) Shhh!
07) D.M.S.R. > No Diggity
08) Pass The Peas
09) I Feel For You > Controversy > A Love Bizarre
10) Jam (Jungle Love Tease) >
11) Housequake > Controversy
12) Renato Solo > What a Wonderful World* > Sometimes It Snows In April**
-- Solo Acoustic Set --
13) Little Red Corvette
14) Cream
15) I Wanna Be Your Lover
16) Alphabet Street > Beverly Hillbillies Theme > Alphabet Street


Disc 2
01) Raspberry Beret
02) Satisfaction
03) Telemarketer Blues, Prince and the Band
04) Adore
-- End Solo Acoustic Set --
05) 7
06) Pop Life
07) Sign O The Times > Call My Name
08) Let's Work
09) U Got The Look
10) Life Of The Party
11) Soul Man
12) Kiss
13) Take Me With U
14) The Beautiful Ones > Nothing Compares 2 U
15) Purple Rain

*Instrumental, Renato and Maceo
**Instrumental, Renato Solo
%Rolling Stones cover

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NEW: Prince live in San Jose 2004 - 2CD - June 1

PRINCE
June 1, 2004
San Jose Arena
San Jose CA


cd1:

01. Introduction
02. Musicology
03. Let's Go Crazy
04. I Would Die 4 U
05. When Doves Cry
06. Baby I'm a Star
07. Shhh
08. D.M.S.R.
09. I Feel for You
10. Controversy
11. interlude
12. God
13. Little Red Corvette
14. Cream
15. Sometimes it Snows in April
16. Dear Mr. Man

cd2:

01. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World > Adore
02. Sweet Thing
03. Rasperry Beret
04. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man > Jailhouse Rock (tease)
05. Telemarketers Blues > 12:01
06. On the Couch
07. 7
08. Sign o' the Times
09. The Question of U > The One > Fallin'
10. Let's Work
11. U Got the Look
12. Life of the Party
13. Soul Man
14. Kiss
15. Take Me with U
16. (encore break)
17. Call My Name
18. Purple Rain

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NEW: Prince live in Minneapolis 2000 - 3CD - June 13

prince
resurrection

live at the cyrus northrop auditorium
minneapolis - june 13th 2000
bonustracks recorded live at paisley park studios, minneapolis - june 7-11, 2000

disc one:
intro
anna stesia
the greatest romance ever sold, 4 the tears in your eyes
uptown
let's work
delirious, rock and roll is alive! (and it lives in minneapolis)
purple rain
prettymen, intermission
give it up or turn it a loose
breathe and stop, hola! hola! hola!
vivrant thing
la di da di
come on the one

disc two:
the question of u
when you were mine
days of wild
no more rain (in this cloud)
dr. feelgood
nothing compares 2 u
take me with u
raspberry beret, the beverly hillbillies theme
the james bond theme
(i like) funky music
funky 4 no reason
the jam , a night in tunisia
everyday people

disc three:
man'o'war
adore
america, give it up or turn it a loose, take the a train
funky 4 no reason, it's gonna be a beautiful night
kiss
gett off
gett off housestyle, doing it to death
groove on, push it up

bonustracks:
sing a simple song (macy gray june 7)
i try (macy gray june 7)
happy birthday (macy gray june 7)
speech (taja sevelle june 8)
head (fonky bald heads june 9)
thank u (fonky bald heads june 9)
mc jam (mint condition june 11)

audience recordings

special guests:
dr. fink
bobby z / brown mark of the revolution
q-tip
maceo parker
angie stone
larry graham
doug e. fresh
najee

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NEW: Prince live in London 1995 - 1CD - March 8 - aftershow

4 AM Jam CD
Free Music
Catalog # 003
Release Year  
CD Length 64:38
Date/Venue 8 March 1995 London
Source Audience Recording
Quality VG+


Track Listing
8 March 1995 Astoria Theatre London

Instrumental jam / I'm in the mood [features George Benson]
Sweet thing [features Chaka Khan]
You got the love [features Chaka Khan]
Love...thy will be done
Funky
18 & over
I believe in you
The ride
Get wild

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

NEW: Prince live in Atlanta 2016 - 3CD - April 14 - his final performance...

PRINCE
The Final Performance...
April 14, 2016
Fox Theater
Atlanta, Georgia

Show #1

[01] Confluence (4:50)
[02] Little Red Corvette - Dirty Mind - Linus And Lucy (7:11)
[03] Nothing Compares 2 U (3:55)
[04] Prince - Joy In Repetition (4:18)
[05] Muse 2 The Pharaoh (5:25)
[06] U Got The Look (3:41)
[07] Pop Life (2:18)
[08] Elephants & Flowers (2:46)
[09] I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (3:55)
[10] Under The Cherry Moon (instrumental) (0:20)
[11] A Case Of U (4:53)
[12] I Feel For You (2:28)
[13] Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (2:44)
[14] I Would Die 4 U (1:22)
[15] Baby I'm A Star (5:00)
[16] Heroes (6:47)
[17] Diamonds And Pearls (1:00)
[18] Adore - The Beautiful Ones (2:44)
[19] How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore (aborted) (0:11)
[20] Do Me, Baby (1:46)
[21] I Wanna Be Your Lover (1:59)
[22] Kiss (2:48

Running Time: 78 Minutes

Show #2

[01] Confluence (4:52)
[02] When Will We Be Paid (3:37)
[03] The Max (2:30)
[04] Black Sweat (4:12)
[05] Girl (3:57)
[06] I Would Die 4 U (1:23)
[07] Baby I'm A Star (6:10)
[08] The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker - Four (3:23)
[09] Dark (5:19)
[10] Indifference (3:46)
[11] Eye Love U, But Eye Don't Trust U Anymore (4:02)
[12] Little Red Corvette - Dirty Mind - Linus And Lucy (5:24)
[13] Nothing Compares 2 U (5:33)
[14] Cream (4:15)
[15] Black Muse (2:56)
[16] How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore (10:17)
[17] Waiting In Vain - If I Was Your Girlfriend (7:42)
[18] Sometimes It Snows In April (4:07)
[19] Purple Rain - The Beautiful Ones (4:32)
[20] Diamonds And Pearls (0:41)
[21] Purple Rain (reprise) (2:00)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NEW: Prince live in New Orleans 1982 - 1CD - February 28

Jack U Off CD CD
Swingin Pig
Catalog # TSP-CD-069
Release Year 1990
CD Length 75:15
Date/Venue Sanger Theatre, New Orleans 1982
Source
Quality VG+
G2P Rating 3.75/5.0

Track Listing
New Orleans, 28 February 1982
Uptown, Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad, When You Were Mine, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, Annie Christian, Dirty Mind, Do Me Baby, Controversy, Let's Work, Jack U Off

Comments
Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
An amazing Controversy tour show. This was one the first excellent early soundboard shows to be released. It has been reissued many times and it's easy to hear why.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
One of the best Controversy tour shows you will find. Prince is loose and having fun. To me, the highlight of this show is the slightly different take on Annie Christian. The sound is pretty good, but lacks some frequency response on the low end.

                          

Monday, September 12, 2016

RE-UP: Prince "Purple Rush volume 3" - 4CD - 1984 rehearsals - soundboard

Sabotage
Catalog # SAB 177-180
Release Year  
4CD Length 77.43 | 72.27 | 75.20 | 78.15
Date/Venue Purple Rain Tour Rehearsals
Source Soundboard
Quality EX

Track Listing
Studio rehearsal, May/June 1984 (discs 1 & 2)
Studio rehearsal, 15/10/84 (disc 3 & disc 4 track 11)
Studio rehearsal, Nov/Dec 1984 (disc 4 tracks 1 - 8)
The Family rehearsal, Summer 1984 (disc 4 tracks 9 & 10)

Disc #1
17 days
When we're dancing close and slow
Free
Erotic City #1
Erotic City #2
Irresistible bitch #1
Irresistible bitch #2
When doves cry
Possessed #1
Possessed #2
All day, all night
Something in the water (does not compute)

              Disc #2
17 days #1
Our destiny #1
Roadhouse garden #1
17 days #2
Our destiny #2
Roadhouse garden #2
All day, all night
Free
Erotic City / All the critics love U in New York
Something in the water (does not compute)
Irresistible bitch
When doves cry
Possessed

              Disc #3
Erotic City
Let's go crazy / Drum rehearsal take
Concert intro. / Let's go crazy #2
Delirious
1999 / Yankee doodle dandy
Little red Corvette
Free
Father's song
God
Computer blue
Darling Nikki
The beautiful ones
When doves cry
I would die 4 U

              Disc #4
Another lonely Christmas [instrumental]
Another lonely Christmas [keyboard bassline]
When the saints go marching in [vox rehearsal]
Another lonely Christmas [keyboard, bass, guitar]
Another lonely Christmas
Let's go crazy [instrumental]
Instrumental jam
Let's go crazy [instrumental]
Mutiny
Desire
Baby I'm a star


Comments
A great round-up of Purple rain-era rehearsals. Quite a number of the songs featured were played rarely, if at all, during the concerts of 1984-85 which makes this set very interesting to anyone who has graduated beyond being a casual fan. The first rehearsal here is for the birthday show of 1984, the second pre-dates the start of the Purple rain tour by just under a month and is by and large a performance of the regular setlist, while the third is most likely in preparation for the 'homecoming' St. Paul concerts just after Christmas 1984. This is definitely recommended.

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RE-UP: Prince "Purple Rush volume 2" - 4CD - 1982-1984 rehearsals - soundboard

Sabotage
Catalog # SAB 173-176
Release Year   
4CD Length 73.37 | 78.19 | 71.33 | 75.48
Date/Venue Purple Rain Tour Rehearsals
Source Soundboard
Quality EX

Track Listing
Piano rehearsal 1982 (disc 1 tracks 1 - 3)
Piano rehearsal 1983 (disc 1 tracks 4 - 12)
The Family rehearsal, summer 1984 (disc 1 tracks 13 & 14)
Studio rehearsal, summer 1983 (disc 2)
First Avenue rehearsal 3/8/83 (disc 3 & disc 4 tracks 14 & 15)
Studio rehearsal, Nov/Dec 1984 (disc 4 tracks 1 - 13)

Disc #1
  1. Piano improvisation
  2. I love you
  3. Purple music
  4. 17 days
  5. Purple rain
  6. A case of you
  7. Mary don't you weep
  8. Strange relationship
  9. International lover
  10. There's no telling what I might do
  11. Cold coffee and cocaine
  12. Mama
  13. The screams of passion
  14. Bodyheat
              Disc #2
  1. The bird
  2. Baby I'm a star #1
  3. Baby I'm a star #2
  4. Baby I'm a star #3
  5. Let's go crazy #1
  6. Let's go crazy #2
  7. Computer blue
  8. G-spot
  9. I would die 4 U
  10. Instrumental
  11. Electric intercourse #1
  12. Electric intercourse #2
  13. Purple rain
              Disc #3
  1. Loose band rehearsal
  2. Let's go crazy #1
  3. Let's go crazy #2
  4. When you were mine
  5. A case of you
  6. Computer blue
  7. Delirious
  8. Electric intercourse
  9. Automatic
  10. I would die 4 U
  11. Baby I'm a star
  12. Little red Corvette
              Disc #4
  1. Dirty mind #1
  2. I wanna be your lover #1
  3. Sexy dancer #1
  4. I wanna be your lover / Dirty mind tryout
  5. Do me, baby #1
  6. I wanna be your lover #3
  7. Do me, baby #2
  8. Dirty mind #3
  9. Dirty mind / I wanna be your lover #4
  10. Dirty mind / I wanna be your lover #5
  11. Dirty mind / I wanna be your lover #6
  12. Do me, baby #3
  13. Let's go crazy / The beautiful ones
  14. Purple rain
  15. D.M.S.R.


Comments 
Although these rehearsals all date from roughly the same era they cover a very wide range of material. The piano rehearsals are stunning and appear to be totally improvised which makes them even more remarkable. The summer '83 band rehearsal seems to be an attempt to get the band familiar with some of his new material, while the First Avenue rehearsal from August 1983 is specifically for a particular show. It's available elsewhere but only here is it complete. The last rehearsal, dating from a month or two into the Purple rain tour concentrates on just a few tracks, none of which went on to be regularly featured in the live set. A magnificent collection of material.

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RE-UP: Prince "Purple Rush volume 1" - 6CD - 1984-1985 live & rehearsals - soundboard

Sabotage
Catalog # SAB128-130/142-144
Release Year  
6CD Length 420:00
Date/Venue Live and Rehearsals from Purple Rain Era
Source Soundboard
Quality EX

Track Listing
March 10th 1985, Long Beach
intro, let's go crazy, delirious, 1999, little red corvette, take me with u, yankee doodle, prince speaks, do me baby, irresistable bitch, hcudcma?, let's pretend we're married, international lover, god, computer blue, darling nikki,bonus: oliver's house
May/June 1984: Rehearsal for the June 7th
free, erotic city, something in the water, when doves cry, irresistable bitch, gotto shake this feeling baby (early purple rain), another lonely christmas, noon rendez vous
1984 First Avenue concert, 1984
billy, including strange relationship intrumental, feline
October 1984: Purple Rain Tour Rehearsal
let's go crazy, delirious, 1999, little red corvette, free, father's song, god, america: the beautiful, computer blue, darling nikki, when doves cry / the beautiful ones, when doves cry
November / December 1984: Purple Rain Tour Rehearsal
let's go crazy, g-spot, i would die 4 u, cruisin'down the highway / can't stop this feeling i got, electric intercourse: take 1, electric intercourse: take 2, purple rain, the bird, bonus: i would die 4 u
Another Lonely Christmas 1984 Rehearsal
another lonely christmas- intrumental tryout, another lonely christmas- keyboard bassline, when the saints go marchin'in, another lonely christmas- keyboard, bass and guitar, another lonely christmas- all intruments and vocals, let's go crazy- intrumental tryout, intrumental jam, let's go crazy- intrumental tryout 2, another lonely christmas- 7" version, another lonely christmas- 12" version

Comments
An amazing release.

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RE-UP: Prince "Feelgood In Oz" - 5CD - live in Australia 1992

Disc one:
April 19, 1992 Melbourne
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Thunder
Daddy Pop
Diamonds & Pearls
Let's Go Crazy
Kiss
Dead On It
Jughead
Purple Rain
Live 4 Love
Lively Up Yourself
Willing & Able
Nothing Compares 2 U
Sexy MF

Disc two:
April 19, 1992 Melbourne
Thieves In The Temple
A Night In Tunisia
Strollin'
Insatiable
Gett Off
Gett Off (Housestyle)
Cream
Chain Of Fools / My Name Is Prince
1999
Baby, I'm A Star
Push
Peter Gunn Outro

Disc three:
May 3, 1992 Sydney

Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Thunder
Daddy Pop
Diamonds & Pearls
Let's Go Crazy
Kiss
Dead On It
Jughead
Purple Rain
Live 4 Love
Lively Up Yourself
Willing & Able
Nothing Compares 2 U
Sexy MF

Disc four:
May 3, 1992 Sydney
Arabic Interlude
Thieves In The Temple
A Night In Tunisia
Strollin'
Insatiable
Gett Off (incomplete)
Gett Off (Housestyle)
The Flow
audience
Dr. Feelgood
1999
Baby, I'm A Star
Push
Peter Gunn Outro

Disc five:
April 16, 1992 Melbourne
Purple Rain
Live 4 Love
Push / A Love Bizarre / My Name Is Prince
Peter Gunn Outro
April 18, 1992 Melbourne
A Night In Tunisia
Strollin'
Insatiable
Gett Off
Gett Off (Housestyle)
The Flow
Cream
Dr. Feelgood
1999
Baby, I'm A Star
Push / A Love Bizarre / My Name Is Prince
Peter Gunn Outro

                                          

RE-UP: Prince "Open Sessions volume 4" - 1CD - live Paisley Park September 19, 1995

Catalog # ZA-84 
Release Year 1996  Edition of 1000
CD Length 68:14
Date/Venue 19 September 1995 Paisley Park
Source Audience
Quality VG

Track Listing
19 September Paisley Park
  • Sometimes it snows in April
  • I love U in me
  • Sweet thing
  • Dolphin
  • The return of the bump squad
  • Days of wild
  • The most beautiful girl in the world
  • I hate U
  • The ride
  • Flashlight
Comments 
A nice show with a tight performance and a good selection of songs. 'Dolphin', 'I hate U' and several others were not regular choices during the 1995 series of shows. The 'Flaslight' finale is excellent and fits in very well with his style at the time.

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RE-UP: Prince "Open Sessions volume 3" - 2CD - live Paisley Park September 9, 1995

Catalog # ZA-82/83 
Release Year 1996  Edition of 1000
2CD Length 64:10 | 66:57
Date/Venue 9 September 1995 Paisley Park & TC Jammers
Source Audience
Quality VG 

Track Listing
Paisley Park 9/9/95 (disc 1 & disc 2 tracks 1 & 2)
T.C. Jammers live Minneapolis 1995 (disc 2 tracks 3 - 10)

Disc #1
  1. Purple medley
  2. Endorphinmachine
  3. Shhh
  4. Now / Babies makin' babies
  5. Funky stuff
  6. Speech
  7. Days of wild
  8. P. control
  9. Letitgo
  10. Pink cashmere
  11. The return of the bump squad
  12. 777-9311
              Disc #2
  1. Get wild
  2. Race / Girls and boys
  3. Judgement day
  4. One never knows
  5. We've got each other
  6. I go crazy
  7. Since you've been gone
  8. Rich man
  9. Person to person
  10. Raitte / Too funky


Comments 
An uneventful concert, pretty much a cut-down version of the European shows played earlier in '95 (aside from 'The return of the bump squad' and '777-9311'). The T.C. Jammers material is drab and unmemorable, the best moment being 'Rich man', an old song by St. Paul.

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RE-UP: Prince "Open Sessions volume 2" - 1CD - live Paisley Park September 3, 1995

Catalog # ZA-81 
Release Year 1996  Edition of 1000
CD Length 64:11
Date/Venue 3 September 1995 Paisley Park
Source Audience
Quality VG+

Track Listing
3 September 1995 Paisley Park
  • Loose
  • P. control
  • Days of wild
  • We march
  • Love...thy will be done
  • Funky
  • Honky tonk women
  • Jailhouse rock
  • The ride
  • M'lady
  • Now / Babies makin' babies
  • Funky stuff / Sex machine
  • The cross
Comments
Deane's Comments
A great show and beautiful packaging. Honky Tonk Woman, Jailhouse Rock and The Ride are difinately highlights of this show. The ending performance of The Cross is not as impressive as it could be. Worth a listen and a good addition to any collection. The Open Session disc are a great compliment to The Park series from Moonraker. 

Mike's Comments
Freed from the confines of working to a rigid setlist Prince makes this show as unique as all of the other one-off concerts played throughout 1995. 'We march' gets dusted off for a rare outing and his fascination with Sly Stone results in a nice cover version of 'M'lady', and there are other highlights too. Not the best sound, but a great performance offsets this to some degree.

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