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Thread started 06/07/21 10:55am

sro100

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Best Concerts on YT?

So just last week I finally got YouTube on my main TV. I never really cared about watching Prince conerts on my computer - but seeing it large and such makes all the difference. Can't get enough.

For the last 5 days I've basically had nothing but Prince concerts on; I had no idea there were really that many in professionally shot in good quality.

What would ya'll recommend?

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Reply #1 posted 06/07/21 2:21pm

Phase3

I don't even know what's on YouTube but I would say the best pro shots have to be the Montreux shows from 2009 and 2013.
Also the 1987 Paisley park new years show is great too and musicology LA 2004
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Reply #2 posted 06/07/21 3:57pm

masaba

NYC 81
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/21 4:39pm

Apollo85

I haven’t watched the whole thing but the 2004 Musicology show in Philly...the first 7 minutes or so...dude was in the zone.
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Reply #4 posted 06/07/21 6:09pm

GaryMF

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The 1987 PP Show is on Youtube still? I can't find it

rainbow
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Reply #5 posted 06/07/21 6:14pm

TrivialPursuit

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One that brought me to a full circle moment with Prince is a Forest National aftershow on March 28, 1995. I never, ever considered there was a video of the show. When he died, it showed up and I saved it.

The show's audio was on a bootleg called Hallowed B Thy Name (which also had audio from The White Room). Despite it being an audience recording, I was always fascinated by the show, and was one of the early boots I had (besides The Black Album).

  1. People Get Ready
  2. The Jam
  3. I Believe In You
  4. Days Of Wild
  5. Proud Mary/I Can’t Turn You Loose
  6. Jailhouse Rock
  7. Funky
  8. The Ride
  9. Sing A Simple Song
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  11. The Undertaker
  12. (Lemme See Your Body) Get Loose!
  13. Get Wild (Sonny T. lead vox)
  14. Gold


I'd actually like to see the Aladdin show, without the shitty editing. And regarding bootleg audio, I think the Paris Parade show (where "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night" was recorded) is a great one, and would be a logical one to release in full w/ Parade SDE (however I feel like the Cobo Hall show is going to get the DVD part of that).

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #6 posted 06/07/21 6:28pm

lustmealways

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i don't think this is on youtube but i am going to go on record and say that night 2 emporium aftershow uk 1995 whatever is the greatest show he ever did. just felt the need to say that

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Reply #7 posted 06/07/21 6:34pm

LoveGalore

I'm pretty obsessed with that black and white Controversy show on there.
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Reply #8 posted 06/07/21 7:06pm

andrewm7

I would love to contribute to this discussion, but I don`t want my favourite posters hounded by the copyright cops razz

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Reply #9 posted 06/07/21 7:40pm

alphastreet

Haven’t watched them in full but love the 1999 concert clips and lovesexy tour ones
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Reply #10 posted 06/07/21 9:33pm

EnDoRpHn

Stumbled across LA Musicology 2004 and a fairly decent full version of the 1986 Detroit Birthday show today.

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Reply #11 posted 06/07/21 11:32pm

kewlschool

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Don't reply or they will get taking down.

mad mad mad mad

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #12 posted 06/08/21 12:25am

JorisE73

EnDoRpHn said:

Stumbled across LA Musicology 2004 and a fairly decent full version of the 1986 Detroit Birthday show today.


?? Video of the full 1986 Birthday show????

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Reply #13 posted 06/08/21 2:10am

thisisreece

TrivialPursuit said:

One that brought me to a full circle moment with Prince is a Forest National aftershow on March 28, 1995. I never, ever considered there was a video of the show. When he died, it showed up and I saved it.

The show's audio was on a bootleg called Hallowed B Thy Name (which also had audio from The White Room). Despite it being an audience recording, I was always fascinated by the show, and was one of the early boots I had (besides The Black Album).

  1. People Get Ready
  2. The Jam
  3. I Believe In You
  4. Days Of Wild
  5. Proud Mary/I Can’t Turn You Loose
  6. Jailhouse Rock
  7. Funky
  8. The Ride
  9. Sing A Simple Song
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  11. The Undertaker
  12. (Lemme See Your Body) Get Loose!
  13. Get Wild (Sonny T. lead vox)
  14. Gold


I'd actually like to see the Aladdin show, without the shitty editing. And regarding bootleg audio, I think the Paris Parade show (where "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night" was recorded) is a great one, and would be a logical one to release in full w/ Parade SDE (however I feel like the Cobo Hall show is going to get the DVD part of that).

This has been one of my favourite concerts ever since I first stumbled across the video years ago. I remember watching it the day before going to see Prince for the first time in 2014 (Koko, London).

Along with a couple of boots from the One Nite Alone tour, it's my favourite non pro-shot Prince concert. It's an absolute ride from start to finish - not a dull second on it. From the beautiful opening cover, (which for a long time I thought was an instrumental rendition of Count the Days), to the kick-drum assault at the end of Days of Wild with the fiery 'Prince is dead' chants, to the stupendously gorgeous instrumental take on The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, the concert consolidates all that was great about the Gold Era in a way that the studio material never does.

For me, the highlight is the cover of Graham Central Station's I Believe in You. It is otherworldly funky and gritty. Prince strikes a fire under it that is absent in the original. Though I doubt Larry G would have been too happy about Prince changing the lyrics to 'And every motherfucking thing you do'. I really hope there is a studio recording of this song in the vault. In fact, I've thought before how great the Gold Album would have been if it had been molded on this show, recorded with the same gritty production. Something like: 'Count the Days / The Jam / Endorphinmachine /I Believe in You / Days of Wild / Shhh (the 'Prince is dead' chants segues perfectly into this) / Funky / The Ride / TMBGTW / The Undertaker / Dolphin / Shy / I Hate U / Gold. A lot of covers, yeah, but that could have been something fantastic, like Prince's version of Jeff Buckley's Grace.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #14 posted 06/08/21 3:13am

grantevans

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andrewm7 said:

I would love to contribute to this discussion, but I don`t want my favourite posters hounded by the copyright cops razz




:yeahthat:

Do not reply in this thread or it just means stuff gets taken off youtube
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Reply #15 posted 06/08/21 4:38am

BlueShakooo

TrivialPursuit said:[quote]

One that brought me to a full circle moment with Prince is a Forest National aftershow on March 28, 1995. I never, ever considered there was a video of the show. When he died, it showed up and I saved it.

The show's audio was on a bootleg called Hallowed B Thy Name (which also had audio from The White Room). Despite it being an audience recording, I was always fascinated by the show, and was one of the early boots I had (besides The Black Album).



  1. People Get Ready

  2. The Jam

  3. I Believe In You

  4. Days Of Wild

  5. Proud Mary/I Can’t Turn You Loose

  6. Jailhouse Rock

  7. Funky

  8. The Ride

  9. Sing A Simple Song

  10. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

  11. The Undertaker

  12. (Lemme See Your Body) Get Loose!

  13. Get Wild (Sonny T. lead vox)

  14. Gold



I always loved the way he started the show with "People Get Ready".
And I always thought it was a shame that he only played the song briefly. It sounded so great!
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Reply #16 posted 06/08/21 5:12am

jfenster

kewlschool said:

Don't reply or they will get taking down.


mad mad mad mad


Exactly
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Reply #17 posted 06/08/21 7:31am

jimmyv

andrewm7 said:

I would love to contribute to this discussion, but I don`t want my favourite posters hounded by the copyright cops razz

YES!

This is the first rule of being a Prince fan online

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Reply #18 posted 06/08/21 7:33am

RJOrion

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NYC 81



100%
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Reply #19 posted 06/08/21 10:31am

BalladofPeterP
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I would suggest kill the thread or kiss all the yt goodies that are going around goodbye. All we're doing is providing a "to do" list for those that police this stuff.

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Reply #20 posted 06/08/21 12:24pm

TrivialPursuit

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kewlschool said:

Don't reply or they will get taking down.

mad mad mad mad


No one's asking anyone to post links. Besides, if whoever was searching for concerts to take down, they wouldn't need the Org to do it.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #21 posted 06/08/21 12:35pm

RJOrion

LoveGalore said:

I'm pretty obsessed with that black and white Controversy show on there.



Me too
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Reply #22 posted 06/08/21 1:14pm

peedub

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TrivialPursuit said:

One that brought me to a full circle moment with Prince is a Forest National aftershow on March 28, 1995. I never, ever considered there was a video of the show. When he died, it showed up and I saved it.

The show's audio was on a bootleg called Hallowed B Thy Name (which also had audio from The White Room). Despite it being an audience recording, I was always fascinated by the show, and was one of the early boots I had (besides The Black Album).



  1. People Get Ready

  2. The Jam

  3. I Believe In You

  4. Days Of Wild

  5. Proud Mary/I Can’t Turn You Loose

  6. Jailhouse Rock

  7. Funky

  8. The Ride

  9. Sing A Simple Song

  10. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

  11. The Undertaker

  12. (Lemme See Your Body) Get Loose!

  13. Get Wild (Sonny T. lead vox)

  14. Gold



if the estate ever released this show, i would buy it ten times. the motherfuckin' swagger!
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Reply #23 posted 06/08/21 2:01pm

TrivialPursuit

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peedub said:

if the estate ever released this show, i would buy it ten times. the motherfuckin' swagger!


Agreed!

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #24 posted 06/08/21 7:35pm

databank

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LoveGalore said:

I'm pretty obsessed with that black and white Controversy show on there.

Which, funnilly enough, isn't a bootleg. For all their dubious practices (forcing labels and artists to licence material in all legality, but against their will), God bless Wolfsgang's Vault for the few things they made available to a wide audience yes. Besides Prince, they've released a few George Clinton shows in audio that are quite epic nod

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Reply #25 posted 06/08/21 7:52pm

Cerebus

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While I understand the joy in watching and interest in finding the good ones, I am in agreement with the not replying. Sometimes we've just got to enjoy what's out there and keep it to ourselves. But yes, there are still some good ones on the Tubes.

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Reply #26 posted 06/10/21 7:42am

gsmith5678

lustmealways said:

i don't think this is on youtube but i am going to go on record and say that night 2 emporium aftershow uk 1995 whatever is the greatest show he ever did. just felt the need to say that

Funnily enough I consider the first night at the Emporium to be the greatest show he ever did. It was magical. Thought I'd share that in the interests of balance.

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Reply #27 posted 06/10/21 11:50am

roverlo

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sro100 said:

So just last week I finally got YouTube on my main TV. I never really cared about watching Prince conerts on my computer - but seeing it large and such makes all the difference. Can't get enough.

For the last 5 days I've basically had nothing but Prince concerts on; I had no idea there were really that many in professionally shot in good quality.

What would ya'll recommend?

Arnhem 2010 - an amazing concert.

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