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Thread started 05/02/18 8:42am

PURPLEIZED3121

DVD choice? Final Atlanta gig vs any other gig showing him at his peak?..

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I guess it's now [finally] inevitable that more will be officialy released. Given the choice right now I would much rather have an unseen rehearsal or frankly any gig from any era showing him at his absolute funky peak. The thought of watching the final show is too much to even contemplate...I am sure they played it at the recent P.Park cele' & reports say how heartbreaking it was. Likewise having listened to it in sound form only I only lasted about 3 songs.

What would you choose.

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Reply #1 posted 05/02/18 9:15am

EmmaMcG

I'd much rather have a show from his peak but that's mainly because I don't like the whole piano and a microphone thing. To be honest, it doesn't even have to be a show from his "peak", I'll take anything they're willing to sell. With the exception of the piano shows, of course.
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Reply #2 posted 05/02/18 9:48am

tmcjb

Why does it have to be only one show? Why can't there be a collection? Like one show from every decade or something.

"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #3 posted 05/02/18 9:58am

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In the live setting his final years were his peak. I've seen Prince numerous times and he was at his absolute best in 2014.

The first piano and microphone gig at Paisley Park would make a great choice for a dvd/blu-ray/streaming release. It's highly autobiographical without the sadness of the Atlanta gigs.

That being said, Prince did intend to release at least one of the Atlanta gigs and was working on that project on the week of his passing.
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Reply #4 posted 05/02/18 10:49am

motherfunka

PURPLEIZED3121 said:


I guess it's now [finally] inevitable that more will be officialy released. Given the choice right now I would much rather have an unseen rehearsal or frankly any gig from any era showing him at his absolute funky peak. The thought of watching the final show is too much to even contemplate...I am sure they played it at the recent P.Park cele' & reports say how heartbreaking it was. Likewise having listened to it in sound form only I only lasted about 3 songs.

What would you choose.

They showed the 2nd P&AM show from Paisley Park at Celebration, not the Atlanta ones. I'm not even sure if any of the other shows were filmed with multiple cameras. The Paisley Park P&AM shows would be my choice.

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Reply #5 posted 05/02/18 11:43am

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Eventually the last gig will be released. I think it is too soon. All that will be is a reminder of what happened. I would like to see them release some older shows first.

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Reply #6 posted 05/02/18 12:06pm

pdiddy2011

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE if we could get the Prince (and Stevie Wonder) top-secret White House show in June 2015. Blu-ray, please.



Next priority for me would be a 3121 set when he took over Carlos Boozer's estate in LA.

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Reply #7 posted 05/02/18 12:59pm

dance4me3121

final atlanta gig for me

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Reply #8 posted 05/02/18 1:18pm

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OperatingThetan said:

In the live setting his final years were his peak. I've seen Prince numerous times and he was at his absolute best in 2014.

The first piano and microphone gig at Paisley Park would make a great choice for a dvd/blu-ray/streaming release. It's highly autobiographical without the sadness of the Atlanta gigs.

That being said, Prince did intend to release at least one of the Atlanta gigs and was working on that project on the week of his passing.


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Reply #9 posted 05/02/18 3:18pm

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TwiliteKid said:

OperatingThetan said:

In the live setting his final years were his peak. I've seen Prince numerous times and he was at his absolute best in 2014.

The first piano and microphone gig at Paisley Park would make a great choice for a dvd/blu-ray/streaming release. It's highly autobiographical without the sadness of the Atlanta gigs.

That being said, Prince did intend to release at least one of the Atlanta gigs and was working on that project on the week of his passing.


eek


Shepherds Bush, London, 2014 - and there were many others present who felt similarly.

In my perception, after attending well over 20 Prince concerts, he didn't decline live at all.
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Reply #10 posted 05/02/18 4:30pm

PURPLEIZED3121

motherfunka said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:


I guess it's now [finally] inevitable that more will be officialy released. Given the choice right now I would much rather have an unseen rehearsal or frankly any gig from any era showing him at his absolute funky peak. The thought of watching the final show is too much to even contemplate...I am sure they played it at the recent P.Park cele' & reports say how heartbreaking it was. Likewise having listened to it in sound form only I only lasted about 3 songs.

What would you choose.

They showed the 2nd P&AM show from Paisley Park at Celebration, not the Atlanta ones. I'm not even sure if any of the other shows were filmed with multiple cameras. The Paisley Park P&AM shows would be my choice.

aplogies, I could have sworn it was the Atlanta shows. A friend of mine was at P.Park for those shows & reflected how truly sad he looked.

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Reply #11 posted 05/02/18 4:31pm

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OperatingThetan said:

In the live setting his final years were his peak. I've seen Prince numerous times and he was at his absolute best in 2014. The first piano and microphone gig at Paisley Park would make a great choice for a dvd/blu-ray/streaming release. It's highly autobiographical without the sadness of the Atlanta gigs. That being said, Prince did intend to release at least one of the Atlanta gigs and was working on that project on the week of his passing.

yep the 3EG gigs were a joy...would rather those than Atlanta.

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Reply #12 posted 05/02/18 4:47pm

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Prince at his peak in 2014? While that was a fun tour I'd have to say musicianship wise the ONA tour blows it out of the water, all you have to do is compare bands & it's not even close. Then there was those amazing aftershows..
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Reply #13 posted 05/02/18 5:10pm

luvsexy4all

first show ever ..and last show ever

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Reply #14 posted 05/03/18 1:20am

Rebeljuice

OperatingThetan said:

TwiliteKid said:
eek
Shepherds Bush, London, 2014 - and there were many others present who felt similarly. In my perception, after attending well over 20 Prince concerts, he didn't decline live at all.

Yup. I want that show. That and the Camden Palace 1988 aftershow which we know was professionally filmed.

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Reply #15 posted 05/03/18 1:53am

NorthC

EmmaMcG said:

I'd much rather have a show from his peak but that's mainly because I don't like the whole piano and a microphone thing. To be honest, it doesn't even have to be a show from his "peak", I'll take anything they're willing to sell. With the exception of the piano shows, of course.

Agreed. Prince dancing and playing guitar would be more interesting to watch than him sitting behind the piano.
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Reply #16 posted 05/03/18 1:57am

leecaldon

TwiliteKid said:

OperatingThetan said:
In the live setting his final years were his peak. I've seen Prince numerous times and he was at his absolute best in 2014. The first piano and microphone gig at Paisley Park would make a great choice for a dvd/blu-ray/streaming release. It's highly autobiographical without the sadness of the Atlanta gigs. That being said, Prince did intend to release at least one of the Atlanta gigs and was working on that project on the week of his passing.
eek

Some of those 2014 gigs were absolutely awesome.

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Reply #17 posted 05/03/18 1:59am

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OperatingThetan said:

In the live setting his final years were his peak. I've seen Prince numerous times and he was at his absolute best in 2014. The first piano and microphone gig at Paisley Park would make a great choice for a dvd/blu-ray/streaming release. It's highly autobiographical without the sadness of the Atlanta gigs. That being said, Prince did intend to release at least one of the Atlanta gigs and was working on that project on the week of his passing.

That's the one I want.

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Reply #18 posted 05/03/18 2:27am

dodger

leecaldon said:

TwiliteKid said:

OperatingThetan said: eek

Some of those 2014 gigs were absolutely awesome.

Yes, the Feb 2014 shows in the small venues were special.

I was at the Manchester 22nd Feb show from which he put 2 clips on the 3EG YouTube channel (Let's Go Crazy and Something In The Water) so I'd love that whole show to get a release.

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Reply #19 posted 05/03/18 3:15am

JorisE73

A First Avenue boxset of all the shows he played at First Avenue in his carreer in full, even the short set with Sheila E. if it was filmed. Accompanied with a complete CD set of all his performances there that weren't filmed.

But honestly I think it would be proper to first release all the shows he released for broadcast on Blu ray because most of those were only TV specials and not released on VHS or DVD for home viewing.

In that way you get a basic overview of his carreer for newer fans.

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Reply #20 posted 05/03/18 7:49am

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I guess the piano thing was not him at his peak.

Yes, it might have been different and interesting and all that but he did the thing for a reason.

At his peak implies (for me) that he would be playing new material, enjoying himself, with a crowd that is enjoying themselves, with a tight band, etc, etc.

That hasn't happened in a long while.

So you'd have to be in the 90's or before.

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Reply #21 posted 05/03/18 9:52am

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1986 birthday concert needs a DVD release... with the Parade Deluxe Edition (wishful thinking!)

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Reply #22 posted 05/03/18 11:53pm

NorthC

udo said:

I guess the piano thing was not him at his peak.


Yes, it might have been different and interesting and all that but he did the thing for a reason.


At his peak implies (for me) that he would be playing new material, enjoying himself, with a crowd that is enjoying themselves, with a tight band, etc, etc.


That hasn't happened in a long while.


So you'd have to be in the 90's or before.


Don't forget 3rdEyeGirl. Say whatever you want about them, but they were playing new material and everybody enjoyed it. (Although I haven't seen the shows myself.)
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Reply #23 posted 05/04/18 12:55am

rossamoran

The ultimate dream for me would be a selection of full-length concerts from different eras. Example, a box set like “The Warner Years” that includes a selected concert from each tour ranging from ‘79 - ‘95. That way, we get Prince at his commercial and critical peak while also giving both the casual and hardcore fan something to enjoy. Look, it’s very unrealistic that we get a project of that magnitude but it’s just a suggestion. Also, I’ll probably get a lil bitta hate for this but I would love to see a Welcome 2 America show see an official release. Or a show from the London dates in ‘07. Honestly it’s so difficult for me to choose! I would love to see the final show get a release (which is obviously inevitable). It was such a beautiful performance and was so raw. Regardless, I just want something of good quality FAST!
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Reply #24 posted 05/04/18 7:55am

motherfunka

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The ultimate dream for me would be a selection of full-length concerts from different eras. Example, a box set like “The Warner Years” that includes a selected concert from each tour ranging from ‘79 - ‘95. That way, we get Prince at his commercial and critical peak while also giving both the casual and hardcore fan something to enjoy. Look, it’s very unrealistic that we get a project of that magnitude but it’s just a suggestion. Also, I’ll probably get a lil bitta hate for this but I would love to see a Welcome 2 America show see an official release. Or a show from the London dates in ‘07. Honestly it’s so difficult for me to choose! I would love to see the final show get a release (which is obviously inevitable). It was such a beautiful performance and was so raw. Regardless, I just want something of good quality FAST! [Edited 5/4/18 2:17am]

I can tell you that the W2A and London '07 exist, probably everything else too. Last year Paisley Park was having a concert night every Saturday where they would show unreleased shows in the soundstage. There was a Welcome 2 America show from 2011, a Welcome 2 Australia show from 2012, and a show from 21 Nights In London. All were perfect quality. There were also shows from Diamonds and Pearls from London, Act I from Detroit, Musicology from Detroit, and 3RDEYEGIRL from Paris. At the Celebration, there were a couple different 3RDEYEGIRL shows shown too. One from Montreal, and I can't remember where the one from last year's Celebration was at. They've also shown both Piano and a Microphone shows from Paisley Park at both Celebrations too. They stopped doing the concert nights last year around April and I was told to the reason had to do with the estate. Apparently they have plans for these shows, but they need to pick up the pace!

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Reply #25 posted 05/04/18 9:34am

leecaldon

udo said:

I guess the piano thing was not him at his peak.

Yes, it might have been different and interesting and all that but he did the thing for a reason.

At his peak implies (for me) that he would be playing new material, enjoying himself, with a crowd that is enjoying themselves, with a tight band, etc, etc.

That hasn't happened in a long while.

So you'd have to be in the 90's or before.

But he got some of the best reviews of a stellar live career for those piano shows.

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Reply #26 posted 05/04/18 9:37am

leecaldon

Rebeljuice said:

OperatingThetan said:

TwiliteKid said: Shepherds Bush, London, 2014 - and there were many others present who felt similarly. In my perception, after attending well over 20 Prince concerts, he didn't decline live at all.

Yup. I want that show. That and the Camden Palace 1988 aftershow which we know was professionally filmed.

That one is a keeper. My view for that one wasn't as good as most shows I've been to, so I'd particularly like to see that one!

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Reply #27 posted 05/04/18 9:37am

leecaldon

james said:

1986 birthday concert needs a DVD release... with the Parade Deluxe Edition (wishful thinking!)

That's already out there - it would be a waste of a release. Unless it was the the FULL show.

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Reply #28 posted 05/04/18 10:07am

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leecaldon said:



udo said:


I guess the piano thing was not him at his peak.


Yes, it might have been different and interesting and all that but he did the thing for a reason.


At his peak implies (for me) that he would be playing new material, enjoying himself, with a crowd that is enjoying themselves, with a tight band, etc, etc.


That hasn't happened in a long while.


So you'd have to be in the 90's or before.



But he got some of the best reviews of a stellar live career for those piano shows.



Exactly. It was stripped and intimate and forced Prince to rely on his own musical abilities.
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Reply #29 posted 05/04/18 10:00pm

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OperatingThetan said:

leecaldon said:

But he got some of the best reviews of a stellar live career for those piano shows.

Exactly. It was stripped and intimate and forced Prince to rely on his own musical abilities.

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How many new songs did he present during these shows?

These shows may be seen as a celebration of his career, sure.

OTOH, though, we see a musician do something that he could also do after his second album save for the lower amount of songs created at that time.

Is managing, rehearsing, conducting a band (bass, drums, guitar, keyboards? bigger?) that easy?

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