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Thread started 11/18/18 11:57am

luvsexy4all

best versions of Purple Rain live

just heard anotheer exc version..... richnmond 2000

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Reply #1 posted 11/18/18 7:25pm

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Milan 2010. The best.

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Reply #2 posted 11/18/18 9:18pm

soladeo1

The original recording.
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Reply #3 posted 11/18/18 10:42pm

dodger

rdhull said:

Milan 2010. The best.



Yes.
Some will strongly disagree since it’s post Rev/80’s but watching the video is electrifying.
First thing I listened to when he passed.
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Reply #4 posted 11/18/18 11:25pm

jraw

Yup, Milan was special! Was there, great show!

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Reply #5 posted 11/19/18 12:54am

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May 28 1992 at Ahoy Rotterdam is probably my fave - wasn't there - only heard the boot but really love it heart
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Reply #6 posted 11/19/18 9:33am

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I was at that show, but recently I just discovered that I really like the version he played in Arnhem in 2010.
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Reply #7 posted 11/19/18 9:41am

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I like the Milan 2010 version,

Syracuse 1985 is beautiful,

and I really like the one he did in Montreux (2009 ? ) where he started with the singalong part first (that is usually at the end).

The version during the Diamonds and Pearls tour was also very beautiful.

This is a song that I never get tired of.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #8 posted 11/19/18 8:11pm

rdhull

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Its such a shame...its such a shame"-Purple Rain (Milan 2010)

Recently, like many of you, I've seen many many videos of Prince in concert lately. I usually just skim over them, pass them over without watching them since I've seen so much and am on overload. The video capture of The Love We make re-visit live was awesome in that "I can't believe he sang that one" feeling and it got me into watching some of the vids again. But the Milan 2010 performance of Purple Rain? This right here...IT'S PERFECT! I teared up. Maybe I'm a sucker but whatever. During the performance, the camera angle does not move off of him. There is no panning to an adoring audience, no cuts to other band members. It's all one complete take. Director Mark Rydell, who directed one of my top ten films of all time, The Rose, mentioned in the directors commentary that when Midler sang When A Man Loves A Woman, it was rare and remarkable because the camera did not cut away from Bette Midler in the performance as many filmed live performances have previously. Arguably that performance was the showstopper of The Rose. If you get a chance to see this PR Milan performance, watch and listen to the cadence and emotion that Prince uses when he adlibs and sings the lyrics :"It's such a shame...it's such a shame..this freindship had to end" portion.



The way he sings that section is...sublime? That part made me actually made me rewind the video back to the beginning and PAY ATTENTION rather than just brush this off as just another tired (but true) warhorse/signature song live Prince performance on tube. And I am glad that I did.

And he left the usual heavy dogma that he has sometimes slipped into it this past decade out of it. Its almost as if he knew the filming of this one was going to be massed produced and needed it to be generalized for the public instead of beating them over the head as the past decade. Im floored



The emotion that he puts forth during the solo on his face which the camera captures completely? I cried to Purple Rain again. It's akin to the emotional pull of Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Little Wing emotion-wise.



And that wasn't it. He slays the solo using the Controversy Hohner. You can even see the scratches at the top of the guitar during the solo-ing. And how he places the geetar on the ground in respect to it at the end and he bows? This was a PERFECT performance for ANY artist. Im not even going to say "in my opinion" because if you who've seen it don't agree then you are part of the underworld, have two left feet, eat only asparagus tips sans seasoning, read the endings of books first, spit, and can basically go to hell. I wonder if the audience who was privy to this performance appreciate what they were able to witness. One thing for sure and Ive said it many times --Europe inspires Prince. Some of the best performances Ive seen and heard have been from overseas.

Please please please if there is a god or superior being above, give us peace in the middle east, stop famine and pestulence(sp?..I aint got time to look it up ), make man love his fellow man (republicans calm down I dont mean gay marriage but yes that too, whatever works), but please let this be preserved somewhere and not erased so that I and others can have it for posterity and for when colored boys who have considered suicide when the rainbow isnt enough.

One final thought (c) Jerry Springer. This reminds me of The Everlasting Now line hen he talks about "doesnt matter how much you made, how many people you laid, how many you slayed, to them you're still a spade" line (paraphrased) because ...i...it seems like most of the internet fans focus on the boolshet rather then the art (as I've always soap boxed about). I mean how can you focus on ish like tax payment lawsuits, packaging or lack thereof etc etc when you watch or experience performances such as this. Im sure as hell people were not worrying about Prince suing websites back in 2001 when he began singing Empty Room.

The last time I got this feeling of a Prince performance was when he did The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance of Guitar Gently Weeping. Billy Sparks is not only nodding yes and biting his lip to this Milan performance, but he got snot running down his nose and he crying this time.

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Reply #9 posted 11/19/18 11:11pm

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I like the one on the album. I do like the short energy driven versions on the Arsenio Hall Show and the Lovesexy broadcast live show (Although, those are short versions.).

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Reply #10 posted 11/20/18 10:42am

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I Freakin love the August 1983 version with all its distortions

But the 1985 American Music Awards show was bad assed

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Reply #11 posted 11/20/18 11:41am

peedub

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rdhull said:

Its such a shame...its such a shame"-Purple Rain (Milan 2010)

Recently, like many of you, I've seen many many videos of Prince in concert lately. I usually just skim over them, pass them over without watching them since I've seen so much and am on overload. The video capture of The Love We make re-visit live was awesome in that "I can't believe he sang that one" feeling and it got me into watching some of the vids again. But the Milan 2010 performance of Purple Rain? This right here...IT'S PERFECT! I teared up. Maybe I'm a sucker but whatever. During the performance, the camera angle does not move off of him. There is no panning to an adoring audience, no cuts to other band members. It's all one complete take. Director Mark Rydell, who directed one of my top ten films of all time, The Rose, mentioned in the directors commentary that when Midler sang When A Man Loves A Woman, it was rare and remarkable because the camera did not cut away from Bette Midler in the performance as many filmed live performances have previously. Arguably that performance was the showstopper of The Rose. If you get a chance to see this PR Milan performance, watch and listen to the cadence and emotion that Prince uses when he adlibs and sings the lyrics :"It's such a shame...it's such a shame..this freindship had to end" portion.



The way he sings that section is...sublime? That part made me actually made me rewind the video back to the beginning and PAY ATTENTION rather than just brush this off as just another tired (but true) warhorse/signature song live Prince performance on tube. And I am glad that I did.

And he left the usual heavy dogma that he has sometimes slipped into it this past decade out of it. Its almost as if he knew the filming of this one was going to be massed produced and needed it to be generalized for the public instead of beating them over the head as the past decade. Im floored



The emotion that he puts forth during the solo on his face which the camera captures completely? I cried to Purple Rain again. It's akin to the emotional pull of Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Little Wing emotion-wise.



And that wasn't it. He slays the solo using the Controversy Hohner. You can even see the scratches at the top of the guitar during the solo-ing. And how he places the geetar on the ground in respect to it at the end and he bows? This was a PERFECT performance for ANY artist. Im not even going to say "in my opinion" because if you who've seen it don't agree then you are part of the underworld, have two left feet, eat only asparagus tips sans seasoning, read the endings of books first, spit, and can basically go to hell. I wonder if the audience who was privy to this performance appreciate what they were able to witness. One thing for sure and Ive said it many times --Europe inspires Prince. Some of the best performances Ive seen and heard have been from overseas.


fer sure...something got in him that night and he felt it like he hadn't in a long time. he was on some other world shit.

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Reply #12 posted 11/21/18 5:13pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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Superbowl halftime. biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 11/22/18 3:05pm

wouldntulove2l
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Dallas, Reunion Arena 12/31/84

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #14 posted 11/23/18 1:24pm

67Cadillac

- AMA's 1985. Maybe the best ever, the vocals are even better than 8/3/1983

- Montreux 2009. Gorgeous version.

- Milan 2010. Best post-1980s' version for sure. Soaring, transcendent, otherworldly.

- Chicago 9/25/2012. Not as long as some others but Prince plays some absolutely beautiful, fluid licks in the climactic solo that really moved me.

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Reply #15 posted 11/24/18 3:14am

GeurtWalraven

August 18, 1986 / Ahoy, Rotterdam (Parade Tour)

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Reply #16 posted 11/24/18 4:39am

Marrk

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rdhull said:

Milan 2010. The best.

I miss that vid on YT.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #17 posted 11/24/18 8:14am

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Marrk said:

rdhull said:

Milan 2010. The best.

I miss that vid on YT.

Theres one with another angle up there, they changed the year to 2011 tho

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Reply #18 posted 11/25/18 12:57am

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I love the very first live performance of PR - in Mpls, at 1st Av - and includes an additional verse that was later removed. That performance is my personal favorite.
The Milan performance is literally breathtaking. There are other great live versions, but this one is memorable and noteworthy for sure. I'm going to look for it tomorrow because now I have an aching need to watch it again.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #19 posted 11/25/18 11:05am

Ramzoo

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Without any doubt 4 me: Syracuse 85'.
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Reply #20 posted 11/28/18 7:46pm

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Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

Superbowl halftime. biggrin

Yes. yeahthat

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