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Reply #30 posted 01/05/11 8:45am

vitriol

^Yep. It's like a drug. Even if it no longer makes you feel good you HAVE TO keep grabbing stuff.

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Reply #31 posted 01/05/11 10:06am

funksterr

This may be the first Prince bootleg I've ever listened to that sounds better when Prince shuts up. biggrin

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Reply #32 posted 01/05/11 10:34am

Genesia

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TheDigitalGardener said:

vitriol said:

I grabbed it for archiving purposes but I can't picture myself wasting my time listening to Vegas.

Yes, not my favourite period, but everything i grab i listen to at least once.

The only one I listen to with any regularity is the Victory 3121 aftershow - and that's only because I was actually there.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #33 posted 01/05/11 11:17am

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rgsince81 said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

Notes...

Prince spent six months in late 2006 and early 2007 performing a string of shows at a small club he dubbed '3121,' located inside the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This particular gig, recorded in the early AM hours of April 1, 2007, was advertised and sold as the last show of the climactic final weekend in Prince's lengthy Las Vegas residency. Fans eagerly snapped up tickets and traveled to Vegas for one last shot of funk, just seven weeks after Prince's landmark performance before a worldwide television audience at the Super Bowl.

After all the tickets to the final Vegas show had been sold, and all the proceeds pocketed, Prince made a sudden announcement as the weekend got underway: He would extend the residency another month. Expectant fans stepped off their flights in Las Vegas only to hear news that this would not be the final gig; and if they wanted to be part of the official ending, they would need to return for another turn at the purple roulette wheel. The hype surrounding the weekend was merely a stone cold bluff.

Nonetheless, Prince turned out four solid performances over the course of the weekend, including two midnight shows at 3121 and two late-night aftershows in the nearby 3121 Jazz Cuisine restaurant. An bevy of special guests joined the shows; including Sheila E and swedish jazz/funk saxophonist Candy Dulfer on the first night; and Sheila E and former Prince protege Tamar Davis on the second night. The first night's midnight performance was chronicled on the prior Fearless/FBG release "Viva Las Divas," and the second night's midnight performance is presented here.

One of the show's unique moments was the brief return of Tamar, a former protege that Prince featured on his '3121' album. Prince had big plans for Tamar at one point, producing an album project and supporting her on guitar during a brief tour in early 2006. Prince jettisoned Tamar abruptly when their relationship fell prey to music business machinations later that year. He picked up a new singer, Shelby Johnson, to play the role of his female foil and occasional vocal soloist for the Las Vegas run. This performance marked the first onstage reunion of Prince and Tamar since their falling-out.

Another noteworthy contribution to the show came from one of Prince's long-standing friends, band members and associates, Sheila E. She added spice to the set with fiery percussion and vocals on two of her biggest Prince-penned hits, "The Glamorous Life" and "A Love Bizarre." Sheila brought out her father, bandleader Pete Escovedo, as well as her brother, fellow percussionist Juan Escovedo, to join the fun at 3121.

Nice!!!!!

This definitely sounds like the last weekend of the March 2007 show, when Tamar, Sheila and Sheila's Dad and brother came on stage that weekend. Love that cool cover pic posted.lol

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Reply #34 posted 01/05/11 12:43pm

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2elijah said:

rgsince81 said:

Nice!!!!!

This definitely sounds like the last weekend of the March 2007 show, when Tamar, Sheila and Sheila's Dad and brother came on stage that weekend. Love that cool cover pic posted.lol

It is the last weekend of March. The notes say it took place in the early AM hours of April 1, 2007, so the ticket says March 31, 2007.

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Reply #35 posted 01/05/11 12:49pm

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2elijah said:

rgsince81 said:

Nice!!!!!

This definitely sounds like the last weekend of the March 2007 show, when Tamar, Sheila and Sheila's Dad and brother came on stage that weekend. Love that cool cover pic posted.lol

I know I'm a nerd, but I would like that cover soooo much more if "introducing" were spelled correctly. biggrin

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Reply #36 posted 01/05/11 1:01pm

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Efan said:

2elijah said:

This definitely sounds like the last weekend of the March 2007 show, when Tamar, Sheila and Sheila's Dad and brother came on stage that weekend. Love that cool cover pic posted.lol

I know I'm a nerd, but I would like that cover soooo much more if "introducing" were spelled correctly. biggrin

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I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #37 posted 01/05/11 1:09pm

DJTricky

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I want this!

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Reply #38 posted 01/05/11 1:32pm

2elijah

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Efan said:

2elijah said:

This definitely sounds like the last weekend of the March 2007 show, when Tamar, Sheila and Sheila's Dad and brother came on stage that weekend. Love that cool cover pic posted.lol

I know I'm a nerd, but I would like that cover soooo much more if "introducing" were spelled correctly. biggrin

falloff I just noticed that..lol

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Reply #39 posted 01/05/11 1:43pm

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lol yes, there seems to be a couple of giggles with spelling etc, but surely its the music that is important.
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Reply #40 posted 01/05/11 1:49pm

2elijah

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rmartin70 said:

2elijah said:

This definitely sounds like the last weekend of the March 2007 show, when Tamar, Sheila and Sheila's Dad and brother came on stage that weekend. Love that cool cover pic posted.lol

It is the last weekend of March. The notes say it took place in the early AM hours of April 1, 2007, so the ticket says March 31, 2007.

thumbs up! Thanks, I "glanced " through the article while at work, so didn't get to read the entire article.

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