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Thread started 02/14/07 9:28pm

brian1

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Is this the Best "Purple Rain" performance ever?

Don't think you can get better than this?

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Reply #1 posted 02/15/07 2:38am

IstenSzek

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god i love the sound of that peach cloud

music
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 02/15/07 2:57am

HamsterHuey

I was there, lalala.

It was SO great. I think it was the biggest response of an audience during Purple Rain in my attendence... the way it sang along the first few lines, how Prince picked up and let us SHOUT the first Purple Rain...

Awright. Kippenvel.
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Reply #3 posted 02/15/07 3:32am

james

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Seems everyone's favourite performance of most songs comes from this show... Probably right too !
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Reply #4 posted 02/15/07 4:09am

Ch4rlie

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Why dont they bring these concerts out on dvd..... Its so annoying!
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Reply #5 posted 02/15/07 4:21am

prettymansson

Ch4rlie said:

Why dont they bring these concerts out on dvd..... Its so annoying!


I have it on DVD with at least 100 others ! razz
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Reply #6 posted 02/15/07 6:10am

obsessed

That was great...thanks for the hook-up...loved his look during that
era too....

cool
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Reply #7 posted 02/15/07 6:24am

novabrkr

He always looked like Andy McCoy from Hanoi Rocks to me during that concert.

Too bad I don't have the VHS anymore, maybe I could quite easily p2p the material though.
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Reply #8 posted 02/15/07 6:41am

babooshleeky

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prettymansson said:

Ch4rlie said:

Why dont they bring these concerts out on dvd..... Its so annoying!


I have it on DVD with at least 100 others ! razz



Lucky You!!!
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Reply #9 posted 02/15/07 6:47am

theodore

no no no! but that's hot
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Reply #10 posted 02/15/07 7:09am

HamsterHuey

james said:

Seems everyone's favourite performance of most songs comes from this show... Probably right too !


nonono.

I certainly did not say that.

Thing is, most of these 'songs' are just brushed, not played in it's entirety, except some songs in the second part of the show.
This show you got to love as an ensemble; the songs tell a story and do not make much sense taken apart.

For instance; I rather have Controversy as played on the Musicology tour; with phat beats and synths, and not just the one verse/one chorus/NEXT! kinda of storytelling of the Lovesexy tour.
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Reply #11 posted 02/15/07 7:12am

theodore

The best Purple Rain per4mance is the 1 on the 1st Avenue Show in 1983

that was clapping

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Reply #12 posted 02/15/07 7:16am

HamsterHuey

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The best Purple Rain per4mance is the 1 on the 1st Avenue Show in 1983

that was clapping


I must admit that most times I rather have an original recording, but in this instance I rather have the album recreationof Purple Rain; it is stronger; more magnificent. The live recording you speak of is more a demo version.

It is a bit weird, cuz sometimes Prince takes a recording and he tinkers a bit and it is better. Other times it is the other way around.
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Reply #13 posted 02/15/07 7:18am

theodore

HamsterHuey said:

theodore said:

The best Purple Rain per4mance is the 1 on the 1st Avenue Show in 1983

that was clapping


I must admit that most times I rather have an original recording, but in this instance I rather have the album recreationof Purple Rain; it is stronger; more magnificent. The live recording you speak of is more a demo version.

It is a bit weird, cuz sometimes Prince takes a recording and he tinkers a bit and it is better. Other times it is the other way around.


It has a little xtra... and sometimes less is more... but the guitar solo on that 1 is clapping
And yes, the strings just lift the song up clapping again
Purple Rain is hot anyways... as per4med by our man Prince
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Reply #14 posted 02/15/07 7:32am

obsessed

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He always looked like Andy McCoy from Hanoi Rocks to me during that concert.





There are similaries in dress, but that's where it stops... lol

He's certainly not our Prince..... biggrin
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Reply #15 posted 02/15/07 7:58am

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brian1 said:

Don't think you can get better than this?

[Bootleg no no no! link snip - luv4u]


Thank you Brian1 for sharing, that was & still is beautiful. biggrin
God doesn't just tells me how much he "LOVE's" me, God shows me how much he "LOVE's" me. Both telling and showing "LOVE" means to "LOVE". They go hand in hand. You can't have one with out the other. Something is spoken, then followed by an action. That is
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Reply #16 posted 02/15/07 7:59am

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obsessed said:

That was great...thanks for the hook-up...loved his look during that
era too....

cool


Yes that beautiful hair on the head. biggrin
God doesn't just tells me how much he "LOVE's" me, God shows me how much he "LOVE's" me. Both telling and showing "LOVE" means to "LOVE". They go hand in hand. You can't have one with out the other. Something is spoken, then followed by an action. That is
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Reply #17 posted 02/15/07 8:03am

obsessed

iceblueangel2007 said:

obsessed said:

That was great...thanks for the hook-up...loved his look during that
era too....

cool


Yes that beautiful hair on the head. biggrin


That really was beautiful hair for sure....

biggrin
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Reply #18 posted 02/15/07 9:02am

ConsciousConta
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Somebody should delete this thread before Prince's people see the link and get all the vids there taken down.
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Reply #19 posted 02/15/07 9:38am

nurse

I love that performance smile thanks 4 posting it.
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Reply #20 posted 02/15/07 10:09am

Ch4rlie

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prettymansson said:

Ch4rlie said:

Why dont they bring these concerts out on dvd..... Its so annoying!


I have it on DVD with at least 100 others ! razz


Where did you get this dvd from, please tell?????
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Reply #21 posted 02/15/07 10:13am

theodore

ConsciousContact said:

Somebody should delete this thread before Prince's people see the link and get all the vids there taken down.


mobile luv4u
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Reply #22 posted 02/15/07 10:15am

Obsidian

That is beautiful...thank you! cool
He gets it! That's why the ladies love him...batting eyes
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Reply #23 posted 02/15/07 10:20am

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He was just so plain awesome for this tour. Completely awesome.

My favourite Purple Rain is from the May 28 1992 Diamonds and Pearls show at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. It's from a show called 2 Live 4 Love (I think) and the crowd is unbelievable. He plays a full version as well. If anyone knows a better version please add it to this thread. I know The Avenue version which is amazing to see.
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Reply #24 posted 02/15/07 11:16am

paisley16

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iceblueangel2007 said:

obsessed said:

That was great...thanks for the hook-up...loved his look during that
era too....

cool


Yes that beautiful hair on the head. biggrin


nod my favorite look- along with Graffiti Bridge.

I have this show on VHS, but it's kind of jumpy. I did see this tour live 3 times, once at MSG and twice at Nassau Col. in Long Island. I think I cried at least once each night touched
Loved the in-the-round set up, and had some of my best seats for P at an arena show...Does anyone remember "the box" used at these shows? lol
Ask where they're going, they'll tell U – "Nowhere"
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Reply #25 posted 02/15/07 11:42am

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paisley16 said:

iceblueangel2007 said:



Yes that beautiful hair on the head. biggrin


nod my favorite look- along with Graffiti Bridge.

I have this show on VHS, but it's kind of jumpy. I did see this tour live 3 times, once at MSG and twice at Nassau Col. in Long Island. I think I cried at least once each night touched
Loved the in-the-round set up, and had some of my best seats for P at an arena show...Does anyone remember "the box" used at these shows? lol



I have an average copy of this show...it's so damn good...shame it was never released in the US....
the version of 'The Cross' is my fav too!

peace
Every minute of last night is on my face today....
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Reply #26 posted 02/15/07 6:04pm

Pajoe

The best live version of Purple Rain has got 2 b the 1990 Nude Tour clip from the Tokyo Concert It soo reminds me of the Cork gig i was at (Brilliant !!! )
PJ
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Reply #27 posted 02/15/07 6:57pm

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theodore said:

ConsciousContact said:

Somebody should delete this thread before Prince's people see the link and get all the vids there taken down.


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