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Reply #240 posted 01/30/16 12:33am

KingSausage

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Better than nothing.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #241 posted 01/30/16 1:13am

dodger

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Militant said:


The bootleg is out there..... All I can say is WOW.



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Au contraire!


There is mic rubbing, the music/noise ratio is not too high, there are idiots near the taper, P is losing his voice and does not sing all words (e.g. Dirty Mind).



I can't believe the taper sat by all those idiots and didn't tell them to keep quiet cos he was recording for the udo man.
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Reply #242 posted 01/30/16 2:07am

rafael

KingSausage said:

Better than nothing.



absolutely!!

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Reply #243 posted 01/30/16 3:54am

udo

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dodger said:

udo said:

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Au contraire!

There is mic rubbing, the music/noise ratio is not too high, there are idiots near the taper, P is losing his voice and does not sing all words (e.g. Dirty Mind).

I can't believe the taper sat by all those idiots and didn't tell them to keep quiet cos he was recording for the udo man.

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I cannot believe you even find idiots in the Prince man's own Paisley Park even though they paid $100 or more.

So is the dollah truly without valuie these days?

It's one of them reasons not to attend 'gigs' too often these days.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #244 posted 01/30/16 9:12am

BillS

As a person who attended his first PP shows last week, I found that there were fewer idiots than at most shows I attend. This was true for both of the two Prince paino shows and for Larry Graham. My sense is that people not drinking helps. People not having their phones pushes them to focus on the show and the PP experience. As much as wish I had my phone there, to take pictures and record the show, personally I respect that I am in Prince's venue and they are his rules.

I dont have the connections that some of you have to get a copy of the shows. All I have are my memories of what he played. But if I did have the connections, and had a copy of the show, I would be grateful to relive those moments, even if it is a shitty boot with people talking and the mic rubbing against clothing.

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While seeking 2 give thanks 4 every breath we take
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Reply #245 posted 01/30/16 11:38pm

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Gohi said:

The only lame thing about the performance was that he seemed to walk off stage and hide (presumably) to drink water (I assume this because he would have needed to be drinking water in order to sound as good as he did for those shows). Did he think us witnessing him drinking water would ruin his mystique? Very weird.

Actually I could see the table backstage where he would go and it looked like a tea cup with honey I bet.. wink

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Reply #246 posted 01/31/16 12:25am

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udo said:

Militant said:

The bootleg is out there..... All I can say is WOW.

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Au contraire!

There is mic rubbing, the music/noise ratio is not too high, there are idiots near the taper, P is losing his voice and does not sing all words (e.g. Dirty Mind).

I just listened to tidbits of the bootlegs and oh dear LORD it has Nothing to do with the perfection I witnessed that night... the sound was 2000 better in person and Prince's voice was best I'd heard in like Forever.... It was magnificent and without seeing the interaction with the public how can one say he forgot the words?? He was having a back and forth with the audience singing thats why he didn't sing all the lyrics...

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It really bugs me to see these recordings out because it's about as good as 2 percent of the real thing...

[Edited 1/31/16 0:27am]

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Reply #247 posted 01/31/16 2:25am

NorthC

Yes, this looks like you had to have been there to really experience it. I don't think a simple audio tape can do it justice. I'll just wait until he takes the show to Amsterdam. If he ever does. And if not, that's fine too.
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Reply #248 posted 01/31/16 3:42am

udo

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NorthC said:

I'll just wait until he takes the show to Amsterdam. If he ever does. And if not, that's fine too.

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Why would a 'perfoamnce' at the Carré, the Paradiso or any place in Amsterdam do the songs more justice than the Prince man doing the songs at a piano at the Park?

There'll be more idiots, the prices will be higher.

What would make this more enjoyable?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #249 posted 01/31/16 6:59am

NorthC

It would save me the plane ticket to the USofA biggrin
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Reply #250 posted 02/01/16 2:28am

ohYeeeeeah

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Reply #251 posted 02/02/16 1:41am

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Anyone bitchin' yet about the fact that to Prince,

"Piano" really means stock "Piano & Strings Pad" preset?

That ruins it for me. I always thought it's a sonic disguise for guys who can't work their piano pedals. Plus, it sounds corny as hell.

Disappointed. This sounds like a photocopy of the One Nite Alone medley.
Vocals are great, but then what's new? Skipper's usually are.

I was expecting a sonic equivalent of the Lovesexy tour medleys.

So beware. It's not "Prince, Piano and a microphone" :
It's "Prince, a nineties synth preset, and a reverb/delay wired to the mike".
Oh, how I wish he would sincerely go unplugged.

Don't start me on the playlist. "Wow"? "Look at me"? Seriously?



The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #252 posted 02/02/16 8:46am

KCOOLMUZIQ

rolleyes

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #253 posted 02/02/16 10:16pm

udo

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bonatoc said:

Anyone bitchin' yet about the fact that to Prince,

"Piano" really means stock "Piano & Strings Pad" preset?

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Any reports on what gear the Prince man was actually using that night, please?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #254 posted 02/03/16 7:27am

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bonatoc said:


Don't start me on the playlist. "Wow"? "Look at me"? Seriously?


ERRATUM: Se-riou-sleeeee...

How a composer so good at silence relies on sustained pads, I don't know, man.
I'd rather have a rehatch of the "Relationsheup, sheup, sheup, sheup...".

Let's hear some staccato, damn!

What can I say? I don't hear that much groove.
All's in the voice, but my ear needs an interplay.

It's chords and Prince above.
I was expecting something true minimalistic.
I don't know, some Köln Concert part I, songs fading into another

in unexpected ways, like Dortmund.

Whatever, I'll hope for a bare Steinway and a good live sound engineer.
The man deserves the unexpected, what can happen if you record at home?
Which is Paisley Park is slowly turning into, IMHO.

Let's have this world tour, geez...
WITHOUT THE SYNTH PAD!!!

mad


The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #255 posted 02/03/16 7:58am

udo

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dodger said:

I can't believe the taper sat by all those idiots and didn't tell them to keep quiet cos he was recording for the udo man.

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How many times did you try to tape?

It shows in your response.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #256 posted 02/03/16 8:01am

Gohi

bonatoc said:

Let's have this world tour, geez...
WITHOUT THE SYNTH PAD!!!

mad


I agree that it would have been better if it was a genuine grand piano, but you need to calm down.

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Reply #257 posted 02/03/16 9:03am

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Ahh the org!!! Full of whiners and complainers about everything

Guess what there compainers NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR INFLATED OPINIONS

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #258 posted 02/03/16 12:01pm

NorthC

Especially since the complainers are always the ones who weren't even there! biggrin
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Reply #259 posted 02/03/16 2:18pm

dodger

udo said:



dodger said:


I can't believe the taper sat by all those idiots and didn't tell them to keep quiet cos he was recording for the udo man.

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How many times did you try to tape?


It shows in your response.



I've never tried to tape a concert. What about u udo?
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Reply #260 posted 02/03/16 9:48pm

udo

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dodger said:

udo said:

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How many times did you try to tape?

It shows in your response.

I've never tried to tape a concert. What about u udo?

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If you would think about that type of stuff you could have found that alerting people about your attempt by asking them to shut up is not so wise.

Also the mic rubbing reveals nylon clothing nearby. Not good, one could have found this before going into the Prince man's Paisley Park.

Assuming there was no free placement it's a factor of luck too....

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #261 posted 02/04/16 7:30am

TrevorAyer

I always thought by now that prince would be working with all analog tones .. No cheap digital effects .. They are the cgi crapfest of the music world

Take the tones of snows in april or p fantastic and compare to anything in the last couple decades ... The piano tones are night and day ..

P has this same problem with acoustic guitars .. His strings are so thin it sounds like a toy
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Reply #262 posted 02/05/16 5:50pm

beatz01

bonatoc said:

Anyone bitchin' yet about the fact that to Prince,

"Piano" really means stock "Piano & Strings Pad" preset?

That ruins it for me. I always thought it's a sonic disguise for guys who can't work their piano pedals. Plus, it sounds corny as hell.

Disappointed. This sounds like a photocopy of the One Nite Alone medley.


AMEN.This is bothering me since ages - everytime there's a piano part in a Prince ballad it's always this dated, cheesy "dreamy" piano/synth strings patch.One of many reasons why P's music since 15 years has lost its edge sonically/soundwise.

For me the same goes for the overused superclean brass/horn parts - it all sounds so clean it's bordering to boring.

I wish Prince someday would make a record again that's EDGY, a bit dirty, rough and not full of cliches..


[Edited 2/5/16 17:57pm]

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Reply #263 posted 02/05/16 7:10pm

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KingSausage said:

Better than nothing.

I wish someone would edit this and come up with a primo copy of the two concerts a la the 1984 Birthday boot. We know it can be done. Put the audience in the background where they belong and bring Prince to the forefront in clear crisp sound... wink

[Edited 2/5/16 19:10pm]

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #264 posted 02/07/16 2:34pm

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[Edited 2/7/16 14:35pm]

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #265 posted 02/08/16 11:20pm

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motherfunka said:

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[Edited 2/7/16 14:35pm]

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lol

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Reply #266 posted 03/14/16 1:23pm

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Have both shows. Decent sound. Brilliant gigs. His piano is better here than Australia.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #267 posted 03/15/16 9:46pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

His piano is better here than Australia.

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In what way and why?

Please elaborate...

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