Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NEW: Prince live in Madrid 1993 - 1DVD - August 21

Act II Madrid

 1 DVD-R

Label : Fan Release

Catalogue : N/A

Interactive Menu : No

Source : Audience Filmed

Quality : EX-

Duration : 81 minutes

Year Of Release : N/A

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Artwork : Included

Lineage : Video: AUD (Hand Held) > VHS > SA > DVD

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- Audio Codec : AC3
- Audio Bitrate : 256 kbps
- Video System : PAL 25 fps
- Video Bitrate : 6562 kbps
- Video Frame size : 720x576

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Act II Tour

Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid

21st August 1993


NPG Opening Act

DEUCE & A QUARTER / OILCAN

Prince & The New Power Generation

MY NAME IS PRINCE / SEXY MF (Including LOVE 2 THE 9's) / THE BEAUTIFUL ONES / LET'S GO CRAZY / KISS / IRRESISTIBLE BITCH / SHE'S ALWAYS IN MY HAIR / THE CROSS / SIGN O' THE TIMES / PURPLE RAIN / LITTLE RED CORVETTE / STROLLIN' / SCANDALOUS / GIRLS & BOYS / 7 / MAYTE'S SPEECH / 1999 / BABY I'M A STAR / AMERICA (Including IT'S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT - TAKE THE A-TRAIN) / D.M.S.R. / JOHNNY



COMMENT

Filmed by an audience member slightly to the left hand side of the stage this footage is amongst the best of the Act II Tour. The picture is of a high quality and the camera work is mainly steady and focused. There are some sound drop-outs during the first half of the show, however these clear up quite quickly. The zoom is used for a good portion of the show with some truly excellent close-up shots, however there are times (for instance during 'Kiss and 'Irresistible Bitch') when the zoom is not used, and the view is partially obstructed. The biggest problem with this footage though is the frustratingly annoying drop-outs in the picture during the middle section of the show from 'Purple Rain' all the way through to '7'. The song begins and within 20 seconds it has disappeared again and moved onto the next track. The mid section of the show should last around 40 minutes - however here we have only 2 or 3 minutes worth of that - SUCH a shame. Things move smoothly again from Mayte's Speech onwards and the remaining footage is complete. The show itself is perhaps one of the best of the Act II Tour. There is an amazing flamenco-inspired guitar solo, complete with some Matador dance moves during 'She's Always In My Hair' (and an explosive reaction from the Spanish crowd). Prince gives himself a cool, lengthy drum solo during 'Baby I'm A Star', and 'D.M.S.R.' features a cool lengthy bass jam by Prince before he slows the song down and starts singing the song completely differently in a bluesy laid-back voice. This really is exceptionally well filmed footage of an exceptionally good Act II show - which makes the missing portion of the show all the more annoying. What IS here is excellent though, and we should be very thankful for that.

                    

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