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Thread started 11/28/17 2:04am

LaurenceNoonan

Favorite/Best Tour?

Out of all his tours which would you pick as his best ?

I honestly would have to pick Controversy, LoveSexy, Jam of the Year, Musicology/21 Nights and Piano & Microphone.

Look wise I would have to pick Controversy and 1999.

Band wise is a mix between The Revolution, LoveSexy 88 or The Musicology NPG.

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Reply #1 posted 11/28/17 9:03am

soladeo1

I am not the biggest fan of the Lovesexy or Nude concerts. Too choreagraphed.

I have to go with the Parade shows...

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Reply #2 posted 11/28/17 9:27am

itsjustaroundt
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LOVESEXY hands down for me.

maybe SOTT if he didn't screw us royally and deny us the chance to see it live (STILL BITTER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS).

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Reply #3 posted 11/28/17 10:01am

gandorb

I would pick the Parade tour and the P&M tour based on recordings. Parade had so many great songs and P & M because he performed such a wide array of songs besides his hits in such an intimate way.I loved the two concerts I saw from the PR and Musicology tours, but there was a bit too much melodrama in the PR concert and the Musicology tour relied too much on hits to be his very best IMO.
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Reply #4 posted 11/28/17 11:35am

67Cadillac

The best, in terms of showcasing Prince's all around skills as a singer, musician and performer, would be either Piano & A Microphone or One Nite Alone.

As a pure performer, Lovesexy was the height of Prince's energy and showmanship, combined with a thematic structure and focus that set it apart from being just another concert.

I find myself drawn most often, on a pure listening experience, to the W2A shows though, just because I listen to a lot of my music when I work out and those shows have a very consistent high energy level.

Controversy, 1999, Parade, Musicology and Live Out Loud are all great tours as well. Honestly, the only tour I can't really find anything enjoyable about is that bizarre 1999-01 HitnRun period, where he just blew through everything with no investment or sense of pacing, structure, etc.

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Reply #5 posted 11/28/17 12:40pm

luvsexy4all

controversy , lovesexy and paisley 95 tours

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Reply #6 posted 11/28/17 6:27pm

controversy99

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Musicology

It was great to see him happy and having fun again. Acoustic guitar sets were a nice addition. Ripping guitars solos, solid funk, great band.

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Lovesexy

Inspirational, creative, interwoven story without knocking you over head, great music

[Edited 11/28/17 18:27pm]

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #7 posted 11/28/17 6:29pm

databank

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IDK but save for the Nude Tour and Act II, because they were the first of that kind, I have little interest for all those "best of" tours that happened after 1996. Hearing live renditions of hits that I know by heart for the 1000th time is somewhat frustrating for me.

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Reply #8 posted 11/28/17 6:31pm

databank

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BTW I can't believe there isn't a single complete Act I soundboard in circulation, it's been 24 years!!!

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/17 7:33pm

RJOrion

without a doubt, Dirty Mind

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Reply #10 posted 11/29/17 4:14am

NorthC

databank said:

IDK but save for the Nude Tour and Act II, because they were the first of that kind, I have little interest for all those "best of" tours that happened after 1996. Hearing live renditions of hits that I know by heart for the 1000th time is somewhat frustrating for me.


That's why his European Tour of 2011 was so great: he played a lot of songs that he usually didn't: Girl, Calhoun Square, Gold etc etc...
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Reply #11 posted 11/29/17 6:08am

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NorthC said:

databank said:

IDK but save for the Nude Tour and Act II, because they were the first of that kind, I have little interest for all those "best of" tours that happened after 1996. Hearing live renditions of hits that I know by heart for the 1000th time is somewhat frustrating for me.

That's why his European Tour of 2011 was so great: he played a lot of songs that he usually didn't: Girl, Calhoun Square, Gold etc etc...

Could be, I only have an audience Amsterdam show from that tour (+ the Cannes aftershow)

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Reply #12 posted 11/29/17 6:16am

TheEnglishGent

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I'd have to go with the 21 Nights in London. Not for the main shows, which were great, but for all those lovely aftershows. A fantastic summer.

RIP sad
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Reply #13 posted 11/29/17 7:00am

Philly76

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For me it is the Lovesexy-Tour by far (Prince at his best)
followed by the ONA tour ( his best band effort in my opinion).
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Reply #14 posted 11/29/17 7:28am

partyup77

Jam of the Year holds a special place in my heart because it was the first Prince/O(+>concerts I attended. I also really love the One Night Alone tour as it was less hits intensive. Sadly, I think the Vegas DVD is a poor representation of that tour. I dislike 1992-1994 tours, something about his hairstyle distances me from these eras.

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Reply #15 posted 11/29/17 8:23am

LaurenceNoonan

partyup77 said:

Jam of the Year holds a special place in my heart because it was the first Prince/O(+>concerts I attended. I also really love the One Night Alone tour as it was less hits intensive. Sadly, I think the Vegas DVD is a poor representation of that tour. I dislike 1992-1994 tours, something about his hairstyle distances me from these eras.

Act 1 and 2 tours

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Reply #16 posted 11/29/17 8:26am

LaurenceNoonan

soladeo1 said:

I am not the biggest fan of the Lovesexy or Nude concerts. Too choreagraphed.

I have to go with the Parade shows...

Parade was good but sad it was his last with the Revolution

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Reply #17 posted 11/29/17 8:27am

LaurenceNoonan

itsjustaroundthecorner said:

LOVESEXY hands down for me.

maybe SOTT if he didn't screw us royally and deny us the chance to see it live (STILL BITTER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS).

Agreed.

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Reply #18 posted 11/29/17 8:28am

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RJOrion said:

without a doubt, Dirty Mind

Yeah, word. The club tour especially.

After that the Parade tour for me, if that counts.

I'm not a big fan of the tours with huge elaborate stage sets and the like, although I'd imagine they were a lot better live than on tape.

[Edited 11/29/17 8:28am]

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Reply #19 posted 11/29/17 8:32am

LaurenceNoonan

gandorb said:

I would pick the Parade tour and the P&M tour based on recordings. Parade had so many great songs and P & M because he performed such a wide array of songs besides his hits in such an intimate way.I loved the two concerts I saw from the PR and Musicology tours, but there was a bit too much melodrama in the PR concert and the Musicology tour relied too much on hits to be his very best IMO.

Agreed, P&M hits home to me emotionally and Parade was dope.

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Reply #20 posted 11/29/17 8:33am

LaurenceNoonan

67Cadillac said:

The best, in terms of showcasing Prince's all around skills as a singer, musician and performer, would be either Piano & A Microphone or One Nite Alone.

As a pure performer, Lovesexy was the height of Prince's energy and showmanship, combined with a thematic structure and focus that set it apart from being just another concert.

I find myself drawn most often, on a pure listening experience, to the W2A shows though, just because I listen to a lot of my music when I work out and those shows have a very consistent high energy level.

Controversy, 1999, Parade, Musicology and Live Out Loud are all great tours as well. Honestly, the only tour I can't really find anything enjoyable about is that bizarre 1999-01 HitnRun period, where he just blew through everything with no investment or sense of pacing, structure, etc.

I never got to see One Night Alone. was it good?

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Reply #21 posted 11/29/17 8:33am

LaurenceNoonan

luvsexy4all said:

controversy , lovesexy and paisley 95 tours

Word biggrin

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Reply #22 posted 11/29/17 8:35am

LaurenceNoonan

controversy99 said:

Musicology

It was great to see him happy and having fun again. Acoustic guitar sets were a nice addition. Ripping guitars solos, solid funk, great band.

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Lovesexy

Inspirational, creative, interwoven story without knocking you over head, great music

[Edited 11/28/17 18:27pm]

Agree, LoveSexy was his most creative style and performance wise

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Reply #23 posted 11/29/17 8:37am

LaurenceNoonan

databank said:

IDK but save for the Nude Tour and Act II, because they were the first of that kind, I have little interest for all those "best of" tours that happened after 1996. Hearing live renditions of hits that I know by heart for the 1000th time is somewhat frustrating for me.

Yeah I understand. I loved his look during the Nude Tour (Graffiti Bridge.) and I have never been able to see ACT 2 but I love the era as it was during the Come look.

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Reply #24 posted 11/29/17 8:38am

LaurenceNoonan

TheEnglishGent said:

I'd have to go with the 21 Nights in London. Not for the main shows, which were great, but for all those lovely aftershows. A fantastic summer.

21 Nights was awesome, did u see them live?

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Reply #25 posted 11/29/17 8:39am

LaurenceNoonan

Philly76 said:

For me it is the Lovesexy-Tour by far (Prince at his best) followed by the ONA tour ( his best band effort in my opinion).

LoveSexy was dope.

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Reply #26 posted 11/29/17 5:14pm

artist08

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Parade!
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Reply #27 posted 11/29/17 6:58pm

000000

1999

Act I & II

were my two favorite. Jam of the Year was better than Lovesexy imo lol

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Reply #28 posted 11/29/17 8:12pm

BombFunk

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LoveSexy tour .... nothing comes close & nothing ever will and on top of that Prince looked like Mozart and a young God of love all in one yes

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Reply #29 posted 11/29/17 8:19pm

dance4me3121

That's a tough question .I'm gonna have to say the tour he did with 3rdeyegirl
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