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Reply #120 posted 08/05/21 2:48am

ForbiddenFruit

Just saw 17 Days on Youtube. Does he really say "I wanna fuck you" at 2:12??

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Reply #121 posted 08/05/21 4:17am

AsTheQuoFlies

Am considering purchasing the Japanese CD/BluRay package, as I would love to have this show. If anyone has purchased this, is the packaging much same as Standard CD, same booklet?
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Reply #122 posted 08/05/21 7:12am

olb99

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ForbiddenFruit said:

Just saw 17 Days on Youtube. Does he really say "I wanna fuck you" at 2:12??

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He definitely says "I wanna", but not the rest. lol

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Reply #123 posted 08/05/21 7:34am

master

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Of the tours I saw, I'd rank Welcome 2 America at the bottom. But that said, I've never not enjoyed a live show and would still like a good release from each tour.


(My top 5 are all very close)

2014 Hit And Run


1988 Lovesexy


1986 Parade Hit And Run


1995 The Ultimate Live Experience


1987 Sign O The Times


1994 Interactive


2002 One Nite Alone


1993 Act 1


1990 Nude


1992 Diamonds & Pearls


1993 Act 2


2007 The Earth Tour


1998 Jam Of The Year/NPS


2004 Musicology


2010 20Ten


2011 Welcome 2 America/Canada


Here is a clip from Blu-ray. It doesn't sound like is worst tour to me, but u were there,so I have 2 respect ur opinion. How come on Blu-ray it seems like one of his best.
https://m.youtube.com/wat...MY4NFW7GkI
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Reply #124 posted 08/05/21 8:03am

Cinny

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SquirrelMeat said:

Of the tours I saw, I'd rank Welcome 2 America at the bottom. But that said, I've never not enjoyed a live show and would still like a good release from each tour.


(My top 5 are all very close)

2014 Hit And Run

1988 Lovesexy

1986 Parade Hit And Run

1995 The Ultimate Live Experience

1987 Sign O The Times

1994 Interactive

2002 One Nite Alone

1993 Act 1

1990 Nude

1992 Diamonds & Pearls

1993 Act 2

2007 The Earth Tour

1998 Jam Of The Year/NPS

2004 Musicology

2010 20Ten

2011 Welcome 2 America/Canada


I felt very lucky to see these tours in bold until I see how low you ranked them. lol What made 2014 so special for you?

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Reply #125 posted 08/05/21 8:21am

batfunk

AsTheQuoFlies said:

Am considering purchasing the Japanese CD/BluRay package, as I would love to have this show. If anyone has purchased this, is the packaging much same as Standard CD, same booklet?


Hi ! Same. You have 2 small booklets,a japanese cheap black and white one and an english color one with a few pictures. All in japanese, except english booklet.

And the blu-ray is totally region free(with optional japanese subtitles).

Enjoy !
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Reply #126 posted 08/05/21 8:25am

batfunk

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Reply #127 posted 08/05/21 8:32am

Cinny

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batfunk said:

[img]https://i.ibb.co/XLf....jpg[/img]

That's exactly what the Japanese edition looks like, with the BluRay housed underneath the CD. Got mine yesterday! biggrin

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Reply #128 posted 08/05/21 8:48am

AsTheQuoFlies

batfunk said:

AsTheQuoFlies said:

Am considering purchasing the Japanese CD/BluRay package, as I would love to have this show. If anyone has purchased this, is the packaging much same as Standard CD, same booklet?


Hi ! Same. You have 2 small booklets,a japanese cheap black and white one and an english color one with a few pictures. All in japanese, except english booklet.

And the blu-ray is totally region free(with optional japanese subtitles).

Enjoy !
[Edited 8/5/21 8:32am]



Thanks so much for the info and both images. Definitely looks like I should get this smile Little touches like the obi-strip are nice on Japanese editions.

Bluray being region free is what was on my mind also, great to hear it is region free.
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Reply #129 posted 08/05/21 8:52am

batfunk

À pretty enjoyable show, a party and funky one but still a "best of" concert
Indistinguishable from hundreds He made.What saves this concert is the excellence of musicians(Renato Neto, Black well, Hayes, Bassida). Without them, it would have been an uneven concert, as Rave un2 the year 2000.

Image is the best i ever see from a Prince concert, with still a few artefacts
, like close ugly shots of Blackwell drum set and a few interlaced shots). Dolby atmos treatment gives a bit more oomph and impact but spatialization is average.

Technically superior to Sign o the times or Aladdin but artistically inferior.

Enjoy !
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Reply #130 posted 08/05/21 9:58am

master

Cinny said:[quote]



SquirrelMeat said:


Of the tours I saw, I'd rank Welcome 2 America at the bottom. But that said, I've never not enjoyed a live show and would still like a good release from each tour.


(My top 5 are all very close)

2014 Hit And Run


1988 Lovesexy


1986 Parade Hit And Run


1995 The Ultimate Live Experience


1987 Sign O The Times


1994 Interactive


2002 One Nite Alone


1993 Act 1


1990 Nude


1992 Diamonds & Pearls


1993 Act 2


2007 The Earth Tour


1998 Jam Of The Year/NPS


2004 Musicology


2010 20Ten


2011 Welcome 2 America/Canada



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Reply #131 posted 08/05/21 1:09pm

FrankieCoco1

batfunk said:

AsTheQuoFlies said:

Am considering purchasing the Japanese CD/BluRay package, as I would love to have this show. If anyone has purchased this, is the packaging much same as Standard CD, same booklet?


Hi ! Same. You have 2 small booklets,a japanese cheap black and white one and an english color one with a few pictures. All in japanese, except english booklet.

And the blu-ray is totally region free(with optional japanese subtitles).

Enjoy !
[Edited 8/5/21 8:32am]


Thanks for the details Batfunk about the Japanese bluray being region free, which confirms the theory from Bart from this thread:
https://prince.org/msg/7/466855

I'm still waiting to pick up my Japanese CD/bluray package that I had to redirect as I was away on Tuesday when it arrived.
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Reply #132 posted 08/05/21 1:31pm

SquirrelMeat

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Cinny said:

SquirrelMeat said:

Of the tours I saw, I'd rank Welcome 2 America at the bottom. But that said, I've never not enjoyed a live show and would still like a good release from each tour.


(My top 5 are all very close)

2014 Hit And Run

1988 Lovesexy

1986 Parade Hit And Run

1995 The Ultimate Live Experience

1987 Sign O The Times

1994 Interactive

2002 One Nite Alone

1993 Act 1

1990 Nude

1992 Diamonds & Pearls

1993 Act 2

2007 The Earth Tour

1998 Jam Of The Year/NPS

2004 Musicology

2010 20Ten

2011 Welcome 2 America/Canada


I felt very lucky to see these tours in bold until I see how low you ranked them. lol What made 2014 so special for you?

I really enjoyed the tours you saw too. I've never been to a Prince gig I've not enjoyed.

There is of course no 'best'. It's a personal experience. I've never attempted to ranked them before, but when I did, it clear I liked were the ones where Prince pushed his newest work/project. When he was in to it, he was really into it. The top 8 focused that.

My bottom 6 are all 'Hits' shows or 'revue' approach. But they all have some fantastic gigs in the tour. The only 'Hits' tour I rank higher was 'Nude' because it had arguably the best opening 25 minutes of any tour. I saw 'Nude' show 26 times and it never got boring.

W2A was bottom for me because of the amount of covers and shared vocals, plus some of the 5 year old routines were becoming a bit stale (Take me with U/Raspberet Beret etc). It also didn't help that I had crap seats (back side of the symbol,LA Forum).

2014 was my favourite because of the sheer anarchy, particularly in London. Gigs with only hours notice. £10 tickets. Tiny venues, new band, rock and Prince finding his mojo again. Those memories will live with me forever.

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Reply #133 posted 08/05/21 2:18pm

purplethunder3
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SquirrelMeat said:

Cinny said:


I felt very lucky to see these tours in bold until I see how low you ranked them. lol What made 2014 so special for you?

I really enjoyed the tours you saw too. I've never been to a Prince gig I've not enjoyed.

There is of course no 'best'. It's a personal experience. I've never attempted to ranked them before, but when I did, it clear I liked were the ones where Prince pushed his newest work/project. When he was in to it, he was really into it. The top 8 focused that.

My bottom 6 are all 'Hits' shows or 'revue' approach. But they all have some fantastic gigs in the tour. The only 'Hits' tour I rank higher was 'Nude' because it had arguably the best opening 25 minutes of any tour. I saw 'Nude' show 26 times and it never got boring.

W2A was bottom for me because of the amount of covers and shared vocals, plus some of the 5 year old routines were becoming a bit stale (Take me with U/Raspberet Beret etc). It also didn't help that I had crap seats (back side of the symbol,LA Forum).

2014 was my favourite because of the sheer anarchy, particularly in London. Gigs with only hours notice. £10 tickets. Tiny venues, new band, rock and Prince finding his mojo again. Those memories will live with me forever.

That's why the last two shows I saw with Prince in 2014 were so special--first time seeing him in a small club just mere feet away...

"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 #134 posted 08/05/21 2:20pm

Cinny

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purplethunder3121 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

I really enjoyed the tours you saw too. I've never been to a Prince gig I've not enjoyed.

There is of course no 'best'. It's a personal experience. I've never attempted to ranked them before, but when I did, it clear I liked were the ones where Prince pushed his newest work/project. When he was in to it, he was really into it. The top 8 focused that.

My bottom 6 are all 'Hits' shows or 'revue' approach. But they all have some fantastic gigs in the tour. The only 'Hits' tour I rank higher was 'Nude' because it had arguably the best opening 25 minutes of any tour. I saw 'Nude' show 26 times and it never got boring.

W2A was bottom for me because of the amount of covers and shared vocals, plus some of the 5 year old routines were becoming a bit stale (Take me with U/Raspberet Beret etc). It also didn't help that I had crap seats (back side of the symbol,LA Forum).

2014 was my favourite because of the sheer anarchy, particularly in London. Gigs with only hours notice. £10 tickets. Tiny venues, new band, rock and Prince finding his mojo again. Those memories will live with me forever.

That's why the last two shows I saw with Prince in 2014 were so special--first time seeing him in a small club just mere feet away...

I heard I missed a local aftershow in the wee hours the last time he was here December 2011.

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Reply #135 posted 08/05/21 2:27pm

OperatingTheta
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SquirrelMeat said:



Cinny said:




SquirrelMeat said:


Of the tours I saw, I'd rank Welcome 2 America at the bottom. But that said, I've never not enjoyed a live show and would still like a good release from each tour.


(My top 5 are all very close)

2014 Hit And Run


1988 Lovesexy


1986 Parade Hit And Run


1995 The Ultimate Live Experience


1987 Sign O The Times


1994 Interactive


2002 One Nite Alone


1993 Act 1


1990 Nude


1992 Diamonds & Pearls


1993 Act 2


2007 The Earth Tour


1998 Jam Of The Year/NPS


2004 Musicology


2010 20Ten


2011 Welcome 2 America/Canada




I felt very lucky to see these tours in bold until I see how low you ranked them. lol What made 2014 so special for you?




I really enjoyed the tours you saw too. I've never been to a Prince gig I've not enjoyed.

There is of course no 'best'. It's a personal experience. I've never attempted to ranked them before, but when I did, it clear I liked were the ones where Prince pushed his newest work/project. When he was in to it, he was really into it. The top 8 focused that.

My bottom 6 are all 'Hits' shows or 'revue' approach. But they all have some fantastic gigs in the tour. The only 'Hits' tour I rank higher was 'Nude' because it had arguably the best opening 25 minutes of any tour. I saw 'Nude' show 26 times and it never got boring.

W2A was bottom for me because of the amount of covers and shared vocals, plus some of the 5 year old routines were becoming a bit stale (Take me with U/Raspberet Beret etc). It also didn't help that I had crap seats (back side of the symbol,LA Forum).

2014 was my favourite because of the sheer anarchy, particularly in London. Gigs with only hours notice. £10 tickets. Tiny venues, new band, rock and Prince finding his mojo again. Those memories will live with me forever.



Yes, those truly hit and run gigs in London in 2014 are memories I will always treasure. Prince seemed so renewed and alive and the band were on fire at that point in small clubs. Shepherd's Bush was just transcendent... the greatest performance I've ever seen by Prince or any other artist. And Prince had set the bar high. I knew walking (or floating) out of the gig that night that I would never witness anything greater musically. What a gift.
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Reply #136 posted 08/05/21 3:42pm

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A congrats to Prince(r.i.p.) on yet ANOTHER TOP #5 HIT ALBUM!

The estate did a BRILLIANT job with promotion adding Shelby J & Morris Hayes as spokesman was a GOOD idea.

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #137 posted 08/05/21 4:19pm

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batfunk said:

the blu-ray is totally region free(with optional japanese subtitles)

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Oh that's great to hear! I pre-ordered one, and it shipped last week. Waiting for it to arrive. I was worried there would be some region-blocking BS. (I live in Australia)

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Reply #138 posted 08/05/21 6:37pm

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I didn't buy this, but would have happily purchased a reasonably priced audio album. That version of 17 Days hit harder than anything on the tepid Welcome 2 America ablum. What's a Blu-Ray Disc?

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Reply #139 posted 08/05/21 6:47pm

SquirrelMeat

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Mintchip said:

I didn't buy this, but would have happily purchased a reasonably priced audio album. That version of 17 Days hit harder than anything on the tepid Welcome 2 America ablum. What's a Blu-Ray Disc?


It's a historical media storage format. Its made of something called plastic, often manufactured in a building made of a strange solidifying substance called concrete.

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Reply #140 posted 08/05/21 11:05pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

Mintchip said:

I didn't buy this, but would have happily purchased a reasonably priced audio album. That version of 17 Days hit harder than anything on the tepid Welcome 2 America ablum. What's a Blu-Ray Disc?


It's a historical media storage format. Its made of something called plastic, often manufactured in a building made of a strange solidifying substance called concrete.

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lol

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Reply #141 posted 08/06/21 5:10am

SPOOKYGAS

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Just seen 17 Days from the concert footage on the Prince Youtube channel! How I wish we could download the concert from the Estate as a single purchase, I can only hope they do this sometime in the future.

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Reply #142 posted 08/06/21 5:14am

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What a great show! I am actually really enjoying the selist and how HAPPY he looks and sounds here. Never dissapoints. Opening with Joy In Repitition...the Kiss per4mance.......Love Bizarre...oh man they are killing it so far. The album is coo...but this tour is bad! cool cool

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Reply #143 posted 08/06/21 5:14am

batfunk

SquirrelMeat said:



Mintchip said:


I didn't buy this, but would have happily purchased a reasonably priced audio album. That version of 17 Days hit harder than anything on the tepid Welcome 2 America ablum. What's a Blu-Ray Disc?




It's a historical media storage format. Its made of something called plastic, often manufactured in a building made of a strange solidifying substance called concrete.




You should have mentionned that the blu-ray included in Welcome 2 America Deluxe is a Blu-ray video, successor to DVD since 2009. ;-)

Mintchip,was your question serious ?
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Reply #144 posted 08/06/21 5:48am

Nikkie

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I just cried my eyes out during 'More Than This'... Wow.

bawl

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Reply #145 posted 08/06/21 6:18am

funkbabyandthe
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this is a good concert. i dont think anyone could say it isnt.

most of that though is down to the band who are quite fantastic.

and without them it wouldnt be much.

ive only heard it once so wasnt paying 100% attention but it did seem like prince didnt really perform many songs properly. he drops verses and extends most songs to make them long jams with time for the musicians to play instead. which is cool, but its nice to hear songs played properly too. but i guess after so many years playing them, he has to find new ways to play them. he was never going to be like the stones, performing the same kind of show all the time.

its more of an aftershow vibe though, just more polished than most of those are - i.e. lots of giving time to the band and shelby, lots and lots of covers, prince taking a backseat in many ways.

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Reply #146 posted 08/06/21 10:40am

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batfunk said:

SquirrelMeat said:


It's a historical media storage format. Its made of something called plastic, often manufactured in a building made of a strange solidifying substance called concrete.

You should have mentionned that the blu-ray included in Welcome 2 America Deluxe is a Blu-ray video, successor to DVD since 2009. wink Mintchip,was your question serious ?

Errr...yes and no?

I mean, of course I know what a Blu-Ray is, but it was more a comment on the Estate's failure to sell the concert in a univeral / massively accesible format, as opposed to a far more specialized and rare format. Even if I love the clip, and I do, I would have to buy a Blu-Ray player, install it, then buy an over-priced Deluxe Edition of a bad album, to enjoy the rest of the show.

Or I could wait for an audio rip, and download that for free.

I'm just whining, really. Pay no mind.

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Reply #147 posted 08/06/21 11:36am

Chappers72

I've just seen 17 days on Utube from the concert
I'm blown away....the groove!!!

If the rest of the Disc is like that I'm regretting not getting the blue Ray now
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Reply #148 posted 08/06/21 11:41am

funkbabyandthe
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Lol at prince saying IM STILL THAT DUDE at the end.
Not really necessary for a guy several decades into his career, still selling out arenas
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Reply #149 posted 08/06/21 11:56am

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Chappers72 said:[quote]I've just seen 17 days on Utube from the concert
I'm blown away....the groove!!!

If the rest of the Disc is like that I'm regretting not getting the blue Ray
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