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Thread started 09/25/21 3:21pm

26ten

Indigo Nights

Hey all

I am listening to Indigo Nights and, maybe because I am a jazz person, am finding it real solid (as long as you can deal with retooled songs).

I notice it doesn't get much live and I've actually heard mostly negative responses.

How do you feel about it? To those who don't like it what are some superior live albums/boots/etc.

Thanks all.
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Reply #1 posted 09/25/21 4:05pm

26ten

Goes double for you Rainbow Children fanatics. They're real similar in a JBs kinda way even if Indigo Nights is far from concise.
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Reply #2 posted 09/26/21 8:26am

fortuneandsere
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You might really appreciate the 1 September a.m. aftershow. It was nearly all jazz! no Prince. It was funky, and Prince was listening backstage apparently.

The second half of Indigo Nights is better than the first. The first half is taken from the penultimate night, which I attended and where P spent half the time telling jokes. And the rest of the CD is from the final aftershow. Which by all accounts was one of the best nights. But everyone who attended most, if not all, of the aftershows seem to agree, the CD should have been compiled as a best of across all the aftershows. There's an audio recording of the 2 August a.m. show in an obvious to find place, and there's a lot of jazz I'm hearing right now.


The hypocrisy of the far-left is something else.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - this is where all religions fall down.
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Reply #3 posted 09/26/21 8:51am

Empress

I enjoy both Indigo Nights and TRC. I don't try to over-analyze Prince's music. I'm simply thankful for it and try to just appreciate it for the wonderful music it is.
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Reply #4 posted 09/26/21 9:46am

26ten

I'm going to have to give that a go I think. That era seems steeped in jazz to a whole other level. I admit to not hearing many of the aftershows despite hearing nonstop that that is where it's at as a Prince fan.

Maybe that is where the next phase will begin for my Fandom haha
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Reply #5 posted 09/26/21 11:19am

LILpoundCAKE

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I filed this away after listening to it a few times when it came out with the book.

compared to some of the aftershows at the O2 at the time (the rock show eek guitar )
this compilation sounded very tame and nothing grabbed me.

few years ago, I gave it another try and now I like it a lot more.

my favorite bit is:

ROCK STEADY >> WHOLE LOTTA LOVE


absolutely love the fuck out of that back 2 back combo. love the vocals on Rock Steady
and the guitar on Whole Lotta Love is sensational.

music



If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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Reply #6 posted 09/26/21 1:31pm

jdcxc

LILpoundCAKE said:

I filed this away after listening to it a few times when it came out with the book.

compared to some of the aftershows at the O2 at the time (the rock show eek guitar )
this compilation sounded very tame and nothing grabbed me.

few years ago, I gave it another try and now I like it a lot more.

my favorite bit is:

ROCK STEADY >> WHOLE LOTTA LOVE


absolutely love the fuck out of that back 2 back combo. love the vocals on Rock Steady
and the guitar on Whole Lotta Love is sensational.

music



I had exact same reaction and reappraisal. Some Cool stuff. Love that he used the same bassline for RS and WLL...and crazy that they are so similar. His best version of WLL imo.

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Reply #7 posted 09/26/21 10:42pm

RODSERLING

Never saw it in stores, never bought, never heard it.
So no wonder it doesn't get much love.
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Reply #8 posted 09/27/21 12:57am

olb99

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It's actually pretty solid. I like it. It's probably underrated in the sense that not many people have actually heard it.

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Reply #9 posted 09/27/21 1:19am

fortuneandsere
ndipity

The version of Whole Lotta Love here is proper metal, like the heaviest thing he's done. music


The hypocrisy of the far-left is something else.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - this is where all religions fall down.
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Reply #10 posted 09/27/21 1:28am

Marco81

olb99 said:

It's actually pretty solid. I like it. It's probably underrated in the sense that not many people have actually heard it.

I think the whole monologue part, plus 12 minutes of Satisfied/Begging Woman, plus Misty Blue make it very average, rest is cool. There were MANY other incredible performances from those Indigo shows that could have been included, but oh well.

Rock Strady, Whole Lotta Love, great funky Alphabet St. make it worthwhile.

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Reply #11 posted 09/27/21 1:45am

dualboot

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It absolutely kills the CD racks when still in it's original 2 kilo sleeve....
For me these releases (like it aint over cd) are a good example that it is hard to release a aftershow that really sticks out. I have many wonderful tapes in varying quality of many shows but those released one don't really do it for me (besides some songs ofcourse).

The rockshow would be more my cup of tea but I can see other people prefer more soul.

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Reply #12 posted 09/27/21 5:07am

leecaldon

fortuneandserendipity said:

You might really appreciate the 1 September a.m. aftershow. It was nearly all jazz! no Prince. It was funky, and Prince was listening backstage apparently.

The second half of Indigo Nights is better than the first. The first half is taken from the penultimate night, which I attended and where P spent half the time telling jokes. And the rest of the CD is from the final aftershow. Which by all accounts was one of the best nights. But everyone who attended most, if not all, of the aftershows seem to agree, the CD should have been compiled as a best of across all the aftershows. There's an audio recording of the 2 August a.m. show in an obvious to find place, and there's a lot of jazz I'm hearing right now.


That gig that is covered in the first half is one of my favourite all-time Prince gigs. I think it would have worked better as a recording with video though.

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Reply #13 posted 09/27/21 6:58am

SantanaMaitrey
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RODSERLING said:

Never saw it in stores, never bought, never heard it.
So no wonder it doesn't get much love.

Really? A few years ago, you could find it in bookstores everywhere for as little as €3. This was in Holland, I don't what it's like in France.
If you take any of this seriously, you're a bigger tool than I am.
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Reply #14 posted 09/27/21 7:54pm

fortuneandsere
ndipity

Empress said:

I enjoy both Indigo Nights and TRC. I don't try to over-analyze Prince's music. I'm simply thankful for it and try to just appreciate it for the wonderful music it is.


All that said, analysis is a good thing. It's how we can cleanse the world of psychopaths and idiots.


The hypocrisy of the far-left is something else.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - this is where all religions fall down.
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Reply #15 posted 09/28/21 6:01am

savagedreams

I love it. too many complain about what its not with all the aftershow stuff that could have been included. It seems like they get so caught up in that that they miss what is on it.

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Reply #16 posted 09/28/21 11:27am

fortuneandsere
ndipity

"London knows how to party... upstroke!" music


The hypocrisy of the far-left is something else.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - this is where all religions fall down.
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Reply #17 posted 09/29/21 3:54am

leecaldon

fortuneandserendipity said:

"London knows how to party... upstroke!" music


The night I learned how to clap on the upstroke.

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Reply #18 posted 09/30/21 8:11am

26ten

fortuneandserendipity said:



Empress said:


I enjoy both Indigo Nights and TRC. I don't try to over-analyze Prince's music. I'm simply thankful for it and try to just appreciate it for the wonderful music it is.


All that said, analysis is a good thing. It's how we can cleanse the world of psychopaths and idiots.




Hahaha you care to elaborate on that? You can totally opt not to but that's a very broad statement. Not to get all unmusical or anything.
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