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Thread started 06/05/16 5:48pm

lopez568

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/16 5:52pm

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The performance of "purple rain " from the AMA awards in 85 was emotional .I love the part when he does his guitar solo and kicks the mic stand down
There's Joy in repetition
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Reply #2 posted 06/05/16 6:02pm

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The performance of The Love We Make from Montreux in 2013 is on repeat for me right now. It isn't overly emotional but it's Prince on a different level. He's just playing the keys, masterfully I might add, and his vocals are superb. I'm so used to him playing lead guitar that it's nice to see Donna take the reins and throw down such a tasteful, skilled solo. For some reason this song, all versions and performances of it, have been my go to since his passing.
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Reply #3 posted 06/05/16 6:04pm

lopez568

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Reply #4 posted 06/05/16 6:09pm

donnyenglish

January 21, 2016 First Show.
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Reply #5 posted 06/05/16 6:15pm

kristy

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breakdown2k14 said:

The performance of "purple rain " from the AMA awards in 85 was emotional .I love the part when he does his guitar solo and kicks the mic stand down



This gets my vote, I always said he performed it like he was never going be able to sing it again, I almost wanted to give him a tissue
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Reply #6 posted 06/05/16 6:56pm

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Motherless Child at Vegas.
The Leaf Shall Inherit The Earth.
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Reply #7 posted 06/05/16 7:18pm

benni

"A Case of You" Atlanta - 10 pm show, April 14, 2016. So emotional that Prince had to walk off the stage for a few minutes afterwards.

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Reply #8 posted 06/05/16 7:32pm

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I never believed Prince's emotional pleas on stage.

He was all about showmanship.

He played PR a million times and each time he played it he would put on that "I'm about to cry" face.

Yes, the AMA awards of the song was farken amazing, but not once did I believe he was going to burst into tears playing it.

He was a shit actor in front of a camera, but up on stage, he could fool anyone with his emotional performances. cool

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Reply #9 posted 06/05/16 8:31pm

sumtymes

I feel your sorrow even deeper

I've been in the purple family

since the divine 80's

If you're looking for an emotional

Prince performance I recommend

His Arsenio Hall performance of Purple Rain

I remember seeing tears in his hazel eyes

It originally aired in the 90's

Check it out FAM

Stay strong
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Reply #10 posted 06/06/16 2:08am

PeteSilas

callimnate said:

I never believed Prince's emotional pleas on stage.

He was all about showmanship.

He played PR a million times and each time he played it he would put on that "I'm about to cry" face.

Yes, the AMA awards of the song was farken amazing, but not once did I believe he was going to burst into tears playing it.

He was a shit actor in front of a camera, but up on stage, he could fool anyone with his emotional performances. cool

that's fucked up.

anyway, i'd say some notable ones are Avalanche, I love You but I Don't Trust You Anymore, Way Back Home, amongst many others those stand out.

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Reply #11 posted 06/06/16 2:14am

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berlinas2k said:

The performance of The Love We Make from Montreux in 2013 is on repeat for me right now. It isn't overly emotional but it's Prince on a different level. He's just playing the keys, masterfully I might add, and his vocals are superb. I'm so used to him playing lead guitar that it's nice to see Donna take the reins and throw down such a tasteful, skilled solo. For some reason this song, all versions and performances of it, have been my go to since his passing.


I have always felt that this song was one of Prince's key songs when it comes down to stripping it down and showing was he was really about.

This performance in particular, is revealing many aspects of what was important to him and possibly what he was going through himself. It seems that he is singing it like a prayer to God and even points to God at the end, as if to remind the audience that God needs the credit not him.

Also the fact that he marks a long pause during the verses: "Put down the needle, put down the spoon". whilst closing his eyes and actually sings this verse not twice like in the usual version, but 3 TIMES, suggests that he might have been trying to tell us something and it even looks like the song is a plea (to God?) for help.

I agree that his vocals are magnificent in this performance and added to the fact that this is one of my all time favourite songs, makes it so far one his most emotional performance, in my opinion.

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Reply #12 posted 06/06/16 3:57am

SunnyGirl8

It depends what you mean by emotional. His live performances of Empty Room are simply spectacular as the song involves an amazing guitar solo. The Montreux 2009 performance will blow you away - it's like he's channeling from some other source - I'd highly recommend viewing this.

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* This isn't his most emotional performance but if you're watching Montreux 2009 - When I Lay My Hands On You (Live) is worth listening to.

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Reply #13 posted 06/06/16 4:15am

Bunsterdk

The Love We Make from Montreux 2013, I'm with you on that! Just shared a bit of it on Instagram last night. Many have seen it, only a few likes, but that's okay. He wasn't exactly mainstream. cool

I simply love it, the way he sings, plays, looks and everything. Still strong in body and definitely in soul.
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Reply #14 posted 06/06/16 9:28am

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Reply #15 posted 06/06/16 9:34am

PurpleColossus

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So far, between these two for me...

First Avenue '83 - Purple Rain

Dortmund '88 Lovesexy Tour - Anna Stesia

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Reply #16 posted 06/06/16 9:45am

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berlinas2k said:

The performance of The Love We Make from Montreux in 2013 is on repeat for me right now. It isn't overly emotional but it's Prince on a different level. He's just playing the keys, masterfully I might add, and his vocals are superb. I'm so used to him playing lead guitar that it's nice to see Donna take the reins and throw down such a tasteful, skilled solo. For some reason this song, all versions and performances of it, have been my go to since his passing.


He did that song at the Myth in 2013 (same set-up - him on piano and Donna on guitar) and I swear by all that is holy that I didn't draw breath during the entire thing.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #17 posted 06/06/16 10:25am

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callimnate said:

I never believed Prince's emotional pleas on stage.

He was all about showmanship.

He played PR a million times and each time he played it he would put on that "I'm about to cry" face.

Yes, the AMA awards of the song was farken amazing, but not once did I believe he was going to burst into tears playing it.

He was a shit actor in front of a camera, but up on stage, he could fool anyone with his emotional performances. cool

This is true. The best musicians in concert are the ones that can emulate the emotion of the songs over and over, night after night. Of course, Prince could not dredge up those emotions each time he played a song but he was the best at making the audience feel like he was. Some of the best Prince moments are when he gave us something other than his stage persona, those were fantastic. But he was a MASTER at the stage persona.

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