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Montreal, Quebec - Piano and Microphone - March 21 - 7:00 pm Show 1

Please post your concert reviews here - thanks.

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Reply #1 posted 03/21/16 8:54pm

lynx

Show was exceptional, Prince's voice was flawless. I couldn't tell you ever song so I'll just post the ones I found that I haven't seen on too many setlists

Question of U / Elephants and Flowers (Full version of this)

I Feel For You (Full version)

New Position (Full version)

That's all I got at the moment

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Reply #2 posted 03/21/16 9:48pm

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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #3 posted 03/21/16 10:31pm

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Concert review: Prince rules in intimate setting

May, 2015: Prince performed at Place des Arts on Monday, but photographers were not allowed to take pictures.

May, 2015: Prince performed at Place des Arts on Monday, but photographers were not allowed to take pictures. CINDY ORD /GETTY IMAGES FILES

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Prince has been generous to Montreal over the past decade and-a-half — and he has been crafty: stunning fans with an improv-laden opening set before delivering the hits post-intermission in his 2001 Montreal International Jazz Festival appearance at Place des Arts’s Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier; and going deep into the jams in a pair of last-minute, midnight shows at Metropolis, again at the jazz fest, in 2011. In between times, he has gone big, and traditional, playing the Bell Centre.

Monday night, at Place des Arts’s smaller Théâtre Maisonneuve, he got intimate. Alone, with the advertised “piano and a microphone,” he played to back-to-back sellout crowds of 1,400 faithful who had forked over $100 to $300 a ticket for a unique opportunity to be part of the inner circle of a rock-funk-soul legend for a few hours.

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He first pulled the stunt with a pair of shows at his Paisley Park home studio, in January. This was Montreal’s chance to see what the fuss was about. And when Prince is in town, there’s always a fuss.

First off, about that piano and a microphone — the piano was of the 2.0 variety, meaning it packed samples and effects to enhance his sound when he felt it necessary, but never so much as to make it feel cheap. The man is a pro, through and through, and he knows when his songs need a little extra oomph.

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That said, the primary bringer of oomph was the diminutive, infinitely talented genius with the gold-brown, bell-bottomed tracksuit, cane and gold chain who walked out with a trademark strut, just past 7:30, and kept the crowd enrapt for the duration of his nearly two-hour performance.

He sat alone, centre stage, against a continuous array of psychedelic, kaleidoscopic visuals on the big screen behind him.

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Prince may no longer rule the charts like he once did, but he never fails to dazzle in the live setting, overflowing with charisma, creativity and explosive technical proficiency. On this night, he did so via slippery reimaginings of songs from throughout his repertoire.

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Following a bruised, breezy cover of Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You, Controversy came through as a stompin’, crowd-assisted singalong. I Would Die 4 U was heartswellingly anthemic.

Little Red Corvette, mischievously stripped to its bare essentials, was highlighted as a shrewd metaphor for fast times and heartbreak — with a little sass thrown in for good measure: After the line, “Baby, have you got enough gas?” he retorted, “Are you kidding?”

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The guy knows how to work a crowd. He requested the house lights be brought up for Rasberry Beret, and kneaded the groove on Paisley Park. He took a brief curtain call before returning with a lesson in funk, courtesy of his father:

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“Funk is about space,” he instructed, snapping his fingers and taking stabs at the piano in a lurching rendition of How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?

“I ain’t scared of nobody!” he shouted, to no one in particular, halfway through — in case it wasn’t obvious.

A swirling Diamonds and Pearls, gravity-defying Purple Rain and rabidly bluesy Kiss would arrive in turn, before the set was through.

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It was a show like none Prince has given before in this city, and he’ll surely change it all up the next time he comes through. Of course, we’ll rush out to see him all over again, because he always comes through; and when royalty visits, respect is due.

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/16 4:12am

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So nice of Prince to cover Chaka Kahn.

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Reply #5 posted 03/22/16 5:15am

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Been to both shows. Kinda mix the songs but I know first one started with Big cities, also had Dirty Mind, ELEPHANTS ANF FLOWEEERRRSSS!!! (Yeaah!) and it was the greatest Prince show (shows) I've ever seen. The most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed. I am absolutely delighted and I'm going back home with a feeling to be blessed to have been able to see this. Defitely the best night ever(both shows AND my first ever aftershow until 4am (HUGE thanks to Hugo for the lift to go there, thx thx thx!!)
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Reply #6 posted 03/22/16 7:52am

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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #7 posted 03/22/16 10:15am

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:


I like this pic all because he looks like he has on jeans and sneakers.
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Reply #8 posted 03/22/16 3:35pm

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Sucker shaking his piggy bank.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #9 posted 03/22/16 6:00pm

motherfunka

purplethunder3121 said:

Concert review: Prince rules in intimate setting

May, 2015: Prince performed at Place des Arts on Monday, but photographers were not allowed to take pictures. CINDY ORD /GETTY IMAGES FILES

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Following a bruised, breezy cover of Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You, Controversy came through as a stompin’, crowd-assisted singalong. I Would Die 4 U was heartswellingly anthemic.

Little Red Corvette, mischievously stripped to its bare essentials, was highlighted as a shrewd metaphor for fast times and heartbreak — with a little sass thrown in for good measure: After the line, “Baby, have you got enough gas?” he retorted, “Are you kidding?”

Really??? fryingpan

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Reply #10 posted 03/22/16 6:40pm

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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #11 posted 03/23/16 5:48am

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The setlist has to be the best I've ever read.

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #12 posted 03/23/16 6:48am

dodger

motherfunka said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Concert review: Prince rules in intimate setting

May, 2015: Prince performed at Place des Arts on Monday, but photographers were not allowed to take pictures. CINDY ORD /GETTY IMAGES FILES

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Following a bruised, breezy cover of Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You, Controversy came through as a stompin’, crowd-assisted singalong. I Would Die 4 U was heartswellingly anthemic.

Little Red Corvette, mischievously stripped to its bare essentials, was highlighted as a shrewd metaphor for fast times and heartbreak — with a little sass thrown in for good measure: After the line, “Baby, have you got enough gas?” he retorted, “Are you kidding?”

Really??? fryingpan

I wonder if he covered Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compared 2 U

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Reply #13 posted 03/23/16 8:00am

motherfunka

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motherfunka said:

Really??? fryingpan

I wonder if he covered Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compared 2 U

lol

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Reply #14 posted 03/23/16 7:38pm

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Here's all the songs played this night - not in this order, but I think I got it all!

Big City - First show

Joy in Repitition - Second show

Girl -x2

A Case of U - First show

U Got the Look - x2

I Would Die 4 U - x2

Little Red Corvette/Dirty Mind - First show

Raspberry Beret - x2

Do Me baby - - Second show

I Feel 4 U - x2

Raspberry Beret - x2

Starfish and Coffee - x2

Elephants and Flowers - x2

I Love U But I Don't Trust U Anymore - Second show

Ballad of Dorothy Parker - x2

Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley cover) x2

If I Was Ur Girlfriend - x2

1000 X's and O's - First show

Look4Me - First show

Paisley Park - First show

How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - x2

New Position - First show

Baby I'm A Star - x2

The Beautiuful Ones - First show

The Question of U (very brief) - First show

I wanna Be Ur Lover - - Second show

Kiss - x2

Purple Rain - x2

I Love U in Me - First show

Black Sweat - Second show

Controversy - x2

Diamonds and Pearls - Second show

Cream - Second show

Purple Music make you high - Second show

Nothing Compares 2 U - Second show

When Doves Cry - Second show

Sign O The Times - Second show

Hot Thing - Second show

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Reply #15 posted 03/27/16 6:56pm

kok

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Here's all the songs played this night - not in this order, but I think I got it all!

Big City - First show

Joy in Repitition - Second show

Girl -x2

A Case of U - First show

U Got the Look - x2

I Would Die 4 U - x2

Little Red Corvette/Dirty Mind - First show

Raspberry Beret - x2

Do Me baby - - Second show

I Feel 4 U - x2

Raspberry Beret - x2

Starfish and Coffee - x2

Elephants and Flowers - x2

I Love U But I Don't Trust U Anymore - Second show

Ballad of Dorothy Parker - x2

Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley cover) x2

If I Was Ur Girlfriend - x2

1000 X's and O's - First show

Look4Me - First show

Paisley Park - First show

How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - x2

New Position - First show

Baby I'm A Star - x2

The Beautiuful Ones - First show

The Question of U (very brief) - First show

I wanna Be Ur Lover - - Second show

Kiss - x2

Purple Rain - x2

I Love U in Me - First show

Black Sweat - Second show

Controversy - x2

Diamonds and Pearls - Second show

Cream - Second show

Purple Music make you high - Second show

Nothing Compares 2 U - Second show

When Doves Cry - Second show

Sign O The Times - Second show

Hot Thing - Second show

Thank you for your detailed Set List...you are so appreciated and valued!!! With that being said part of my dream list😋

Thank you for your detailed Set List...you are so appreciated and valued!!! With that being said part of my dream list😋

Joy In Repetition...Really!

Joy In Repetition!?! Oh my!!!


Elephants and Flowers

Black Sweat

The Beautiful One's

The Question of U !?!

Controversy

Diamond and Pearls

...again...

Joy In Repetition

Elephants and Flowers

The Questions of U....ahhhhhh..... hmmm sun faint I soooo need a Prince Fix...soon sun

Was it good 4 U?
Was I what U wanted me 2 B?

If it's not alright...it will B
Because...even when I lose...I win
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Reply #16 posted 04/22/16 10:47am

lynx

So glad I got to this show! To the lady who was the only other person there with kids and I had the fortune to talk to afterwards - hugs to U today

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