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Thread started 07/13/19 9:01pm

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One Night Alone live! Wow

i don't know what the hell is wrong with me. I had slept on this for reasons unknown, but while listening to live shows on YouTube i kept bumping in to these shows, and my god are they so fucking amazing!

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i would have to rank these shows as some of the all time best . Right now, this very second I think I'm ranking the One Noght Alone tour as his all time best. The band is undoubtedly his all time best. Holy fuck this is amazing music! And he was so funny and having a blast as was his audience.

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Reply #1 posted 07/13/19 10:11pm

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Reply #2 posted 07/14/19 6:13am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

i don't know what the hell is wrong with me. I had sleep on this for reasons unknow, but while listening to live shows on YouTube i keep bumping in to these shows, and my god are they so fucking amazing!

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i would have to rank these shows as some of the all time best . Right now, this very second I think I'm ranking the One Noght Alone tour as his all time best. The band is undoubtedly his all time best. Holy fuck this is amazing music! And he was so funny and having a blast as was his audience.

That's how I remember it, yep. cool

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Reply #3 posted 07/14/19 8:06am

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SimonCharles said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

i don't know what the hell is wrong with me. I had sleep on this for reasons unknow, but while listening to live shows on YouTube i keep bumping in to these shows, and my god are they so fucking amazing!

.

i would have to rank these shows as some of the all time best . Right now, this very second I think I'm ranking the One Noght Alone tour as his all time best. The band is undoubtedly his all time best. Holy fuck this is amazing music! And he was so funny and having a blast as was his audience.

That's how I remember it, yep. cool


This tour kinda set the tone for rest of his touring life. Just him and a world class band.
I was so busy in the early 2000's but I did finally get to see the Musicology tour. But I did miss out on One Night Alone. Lucky for all of us there is a live box set of it and a lot of lucky fans posting their cell phone videos on Youtube.

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Reply #4 posted 07/14/19 10:06am

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My first ever Prince concerts!

Saw him in Frankfurt and Oberhausen...2002, I think?!?

By then, he changed the set list a bit...crowd pleasers such as Purple Rain were back!

But it was still a mesmerizing experience...I still have goosebumps thinking back on that awesome Days of Wild rendition in Oberhausen and the whole crowd chanting „It ain’t over“ for minutes afterwards...and indeed, it wasn’t nearly over yet!

Those two shows where the best concerts I’ve ever seen by anyone, and I’ve seen my share of legends...the Stones, James Brown, George Michael, to name a few of my favorite artists.

But they couldn’t so much as touch this man when he was in his prime!
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Reply #5 posted 07/14/19 10:17am

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I think besides being incredibly busy at the time, I admit I had become turned off by 90's prince and The Rainbow Children that I didn't give it a fair chance. It was my loss. But so jealous of everyone that attended.

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Reply #6 posted 07/14/19 5:26pm

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Love the recordings - official and bootleg - of this concert though I didn't see it in person. As much as some of his religious rhetoric at the concerts turned me off, it took some courage to play so much from The Rainbow Children when it bombed with the public and many of his fans. It sure sounded better live than the studio recordings. You could tell he was inspired.

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Reply #7 posted 07/14/19 5:51pm

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Love the recordings - official and bootleg - of this concert though I didn't see it in person. As much as some of his religious rhetoric at the concerts turned me off, it took some courage to play so much from The Rainbow Children when it bombed with the public and many of his fans. It sure sounded better live than the studio recordings. You could tell he was inspired.




I must confess that was part of the reason I had avoided it.
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Reply #8 posted 07/14/19 7:51pm

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Caught the ONA tour in Louisville. Might be the best Prince concert I ever saw, or maybe 2nd behind the Lovesexy tour in Cincinatti. It's a close call. Either way, excellent show!!

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Reply #9 posted 07/14/19 8:22pm

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djThunderfunk said:

Caught the ONA tour in Louisville. Might be the best Prince concert I ever saw, or maybe 2nd behind the Lovesexy tour in Cincinatti. It's a close call. Either way, excellent show!!



I attended lovesexy and thought it was nice, but loved later ones more. I really liked Musicology. I think he was perfecting his live shows up to the very end.
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Reply #10 posted 07/14/19 9:10pm

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Doalwa said:

My first ever Prince concerts!

Saw him in Frankfurt and Oberhausen...2002, I think?!?

By then, he changed the set list a bit...crowd pleasers such as Purple Rain were back!

But it was still a mesmerizing experience...I still have goosebumps thinking back on that awesome Days of Wild rendition in Oberhausen and the whole crowd chanting „It ain’t over“ for minutes afterwards...and indeed, it wasn’t nearly over yet!

Those two shows where the best concerts I’ve ever seen by anyone, and I’ve seen my share of legends...the Stones, James Brown, George Michael, to name a few of my favorite artists.

But they couldn’t so much as touch this man when he was in his prime!
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I was in Oberhausen, too. A true highlight of his career - and my favourite tour. Being able to witness the rehearsal before the show is still one of my all time favourite memories of being a Prince fan!
Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #11 posted 07/14/19 9:34pm

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It says a lot doesn’t it? That after a divisive underperforming album, he sets out and preforms one of the most amazing tours that has everyone that has seen and listened to it praising it ...and even releasing a box set of it. Granted it took me 20 years in the dark to finally give it a chance and get it.
Better late than never.
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Reply #12 posted 07/15/19 4:44am

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I really felt the shows from this period seem so spontaneous and alive

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Reply #13 posted 07/15/19 7:28am

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djThunderfunk said:

Caught the ONA tour in Louisville. Might be the best Prince concert I ever saw, or maybe 2nd behind the Lovesexy tour in Cincinatti. It's a close call. Either way, excellent show!!

You're probably aware, but the Louisville show is interesting as it was, IIRC, the only ONA Live show that didn't include the full horn section.

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Reply #14 posted 07/15/19 7:31am

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Musze said:

djThunderfunk said:

Caught the ONA tour in Louisville. Might be the best Prince concert I ever saw, or maybe 2nd behind the Lovesexy tour in Cincinatti. It's a close call. Either way, excellent show!!

You're probably aware, but the Louisville show is interesting as it was, IIRC, the only ONA Live show that didn't include the full horn section.


Yes it was. More guitar and piano for us!!

Too bad the bootleg of that show is less than impressive in quality. If I could have a soundboard recording of one show that I attended, this would be the one. (So, I guess I do like it better than Lovesexy). wink

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Reply #15 posted 07/15/19 9:33am

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All of his live shows are amazing nod

Yes, they are!! thumbs up!

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Reply #16 posted 07/15/19 10:02am

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Doalwa said:

My first ever Prince concerts!

Saw him in Frankfurt and Oberhausen...2002, I think?!?

By then, he changed the set list a bit...crowd pleasers such as Purple Rain were back!

But it was still a mesmerizing experience...I still have goosebumps thinking back on that awesome Days of Wild rendition in Oberhausen and the whole crowd chanting „It ain’t over“ for minutes afterwards...and indeed, it wasn’t nearly over yet!
[Edited 7/14/19 10:06am]


That tour was the best concert experience ever for me! I’ve seen the shows in Antwerp, Oberhausen, the 2 in Rotterdam and the closing aftershow in Nighttown. All in a week or 2. Fantastic!!!! Driving around to the shows with my then girlfriend, getting in line early, seeing the soundchecks, the shows and going to the afterparty. And then a few days later doing that again..... man, best days of my life!!! And I agree, that music, that band, the vibe, it was all magical to me!
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Reply #17 posted 07/15/19 10:56am

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I have to step away from the youtube rabbit-hole because the algorithm is recommending so many great shows from all eras that I'm overwhelmed. The man was just an amazing live performer.

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Reply #18 posted 07/15/19 11:43am

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I haven't turned off my computer or browser for days (normally I do) because I'm scared I'm gonna lose the youtube video (or rather that it will be expunged by the ptb) that I've been watching. It's over two hours and a half long. I thought maybe I'd listen in 20 minute increments, when/if I get the chance. I never saw him live. Never knew much of anything about what I was missing. So, I envy you all and love reading your remembrances. crysball

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Reply #19 posted 07/15/19 12:04pm

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I haven't turned off my computer or browser for days (normally I do) because I'm scared I'm gonna lose the youtube video (or rather that it will be expunged by the ptb) that I've been watching. It's over two hours and a half long. I thought maybe I'd listen in 20 minute increments, when/if I get the chance. I never saw him live. Never knew much of anything about what I was missing. So, I envy you all and love reading your remembrances. crysball

I have a shortcut on my iPad that lets me download the videos. I download them all just in case. And then watch them later.

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Reply #20 posted 07/15/19 3:15pm

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Doalwa said:

My first ever Prince concerts!

Saw him in Frankfurt and Oberhausen...2002, I think?!?

By then, he changed the set list a bit...crowd pleasers such as Purple Rain were back!

But it was still a mesmerizing experience...I still have goosebumps thinking back on that awesome Days of Wild rendition in Oberhausen and the whole crowd chanting „It ain’t over“ for minutes afterwards...and indeed, it wasn’t nearly over yet!
[Edited 7/14/19 10:06am]


That tour was the best concert experience ever for me! I’ve seen the shows in Antwerp, Oberhausen, the 2 in Rotterdam and the closing aftershow in Nighttown. All in a week or 2. Fantastic!!!! Driving around to the shows with my then girlfriend, getting in line early, seeing the soundchecks, the shows and going to the afterparty. And then a few days later doing that again..... man, best days of my life!!! And I agree, that music, that band, the vibe, it was all magical to me!


Wow, that sounds like a great time!

I still remember being on such a high after those two shows I’ve attended, that whole era was so remarkable.

I also remember, we had quite a huge stormfront in western Germany that day of the show in Oberhausen...I was flying over the Autobahn and after entering Oberhausen there were literally street signs flying my way...then I stood close to two hours in the rain in front of the arena.

But it didn’t matter, I connected with some guys from the audience...one guy drove all the way from Berlin to catch this show, he was practically converted to hardcore fandom after catching his show in Berlin.

The whole atmosphere was just great, there was a lot of love in the audience on both nights.

I’ve seen P two more times...2010 in Berlin and then 2011, if I remember correctly...you know, that infamous show in Cologne.

But ONA will always reign supreme in my mind!
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Reply #21 posted 07/16/19 7:58am

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Doalwa said:

Loefie said:



That tour was the best concert experience ever for me! I’ve seen the shows in Antwerp, Oberhausen, the 2 in Rotterdam and the closing aftershow in Nighttown. All in a week or 2. Fantastic!!!! Driving around to the shows with my then girlfriend, getting in line early, seeing the soundchecks, the shows and going to the afterparty. And then a few days later doing that again..... man, best days of my life!!! And I agree, that music, that band, the vibe, it was all magical to me!


Wow, that sounds like a great time!

I still remember being on such a high after those two shows I’ve attended, that whole era was so remarkable.

I also remember, we had quite a huge storefront in western Germany that day of the show in Oberhausen...I was flying over the Autobahn and after entering Oberhausen there were literally street signs flying my way...then I stood close to two hours in the rain in front of the arena.

But it didn’t matter, I connected with some guys from the audience...one guy drove all the way from Berlin to catch this show, he was practically converted to hardcore fandom after catching his show in Berlin.

The whole atmosphere was just great, there was a lot of love in the audience on both nights.


Yeah, now you mention it I remember. There was a storm that day, with at least a lot of wind. I think we were inside before most of the rain came down, but that wind. Prince even made a remark about the weather at the beginning of the show.

And like you said, the atmosphere inside was great, a lot of love inside that building that night. Man, great memories!!
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Reply #22 posted 07/16/19 8:55am

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I was in Frankfurt and it was just fantastic !! luckily I have the concert from Oberhausen in soundboard quality. great memories;)))
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Reply #23 posted 07/16/19 9:01am

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In the liner notes, Scottie Baldwin wrote that the recordings were direct to tape. I didn't realize how literally he meant this until I came across a video on Youtube of him doing When You Were Mine in L.A....it was the recording that went on the ONA Live set. It was EXACTLY as it sounded on the album....amazing document.

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Reply #24 posted 07/16/19 1:31pm

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Saw this tour 2 nights in a row in Atlanta and it was nice to have a set list that was light on hits for a change. Biggest highlights for me were having 3rd row seats, soundcheck access, a chance to speak to him and a great aftershow but I wouldn't put the concert itself up there with the top of the ones I saw.

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Reply #25 posted 07/16/19 1:42pm

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herb4 said:

Saw this tour 2 nights in a row in Atlanta and it was nice to have a set list that was light on hits for a change. Biggest highlights for me were having 3rd row seats, soundcheck access, a chance to speak to him and a great aftershow but I wouldn't put the concert itself up there with the top of the ones I saw.



What are your top picks?
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Reply #26 posted 07/16/19 3:08pm

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I was in Frankfurt and it was just fantastic !! luckily I have the concert from Oberhausen in soundboard quality. great memories;)))


There’s a soundboard from the Oberhausen show?!?! Wow...I have a crappy audience recording which is barely listenable...I guess I need to hit the Googles biggrin
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Reply #27 posted 07/17/19 1:08am

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Doalwa said:

Nuernberg72 said:

I was in Frankfurt and it was just fantastic !! luckily I have the concert from Oberhausen in soundboard quality. great memories;)))


There’s a soundboard from the Oberhausen show?!?! Wow...I have a crappy audience recording which is barely listenable...I guess I need to hit the Googles biggrin

Yes there is! the show is just fantastic! p is in the mood and speaks a lot to the audience;)
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Reply #28 posted 07/17/19 6:44am

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Nuernberg72 said:

Doalwa said:
There’s a soundboard from the Oberhausen show?!?! Wow...I have a crappy audience recording which is barely listenable...I guess I need to hit the Googles biggrin
Yes there is! the show is just fantastic! p is in the mood and speaks a lot to the audience;)

Yeah I think this is news to me, too! The one I have is the afore-mentioned audience one. Hmmm...

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Reply #29 posted 07/17/19 8:22am

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Been to his concerts in the 80s, 90s and 2000’s and it’s definitely the best for me, too, to support one of my favorite albums— TRC. My first time going to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood (now Dolby Theatre). Hearing the Darth Vader voice live was unreal. Xenophobia live was awesome. I just ignore the preaching, though. lol
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