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Computer Blue First Avenue

Is it me or was that performance at First Avenue about the best thing ever put on film by Prince. In 1999 I bought a bootleg VCR tape of this show and played it over and over . Still my favorite moments are Computer Blue and DMSR. What are your thoughts?

This was the Minnesota Dance charity I'm referring to.
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Reply #1 posted 12/29/21 2:47am

Wolfie87

8up said:

Is it me or was that performance at First Avenue about the best thing ever put on film by Prince. In 1999 I bought a bootleg VCR tape of this show and played it over and over . Still my favorite moments are Computer Blue and DMSR. What are your thoughts?

This was the Minnesota Dance charity I'm referring to.
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The 1983 performance? "This song is called Computer Blue"
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Reply #2 posted 12/29/21 7:26am

Phase3

It's a great performance
I especially like when the Freddie Mercury looking guy in front row is smiling when prince is playing guitar solo in front of him
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Reply #3 posted 12/29/21 7:29am

udo

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Film?

So far I only saw video-sourced versions of this show.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #4 posted 12/29/21 10:41pm

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udo said:

Film?


So far I only saw video-sourced versions of this show.



They filmed it and a video of it is doing the rounds.
What do you think of the performance ?
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Reply #5 posted 12/29/21 11:23pm

udo

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dualboot said:

They filmed it

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Great!
Where is that 4K bluray version?

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and a video of it is doing the rounds. What do you think of the performance ?

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It is a debut of a lot of material.

It is a different performance from the PR tour, so that is one of the reasons we `need` this.

The idea of a world without knowledge about these songs, and then after that night, things changed...

It's kinda monumental, without using words that are too big.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #6 posted 12/30/21 8:41am

highcalonic

I watched this performance a lot since i get a copy of it in the 90's. Really historic!

But what we need, is the 1984 First Avenue in video, i know some have it for years and this performance is really incredible!

"You can skate around the issue if you like,
But who's gonna get you high in the middle of the night?"
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Reply #7 posted 12/30/21 8:59am

dualboot

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udo said:

dualboot said:

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Great!
Where is that 4K bluray version?

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and a video of it is doing the rounds. What do you think of the performance ?

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It is a debut of a lot of material.

It is a different performance from the PR tour, so that is one of the reasons we `need` this.

The idea of a world without knowledge about these songs, and then after that night, things changed...

It's kinda monumental, without using words that are too big.

Yep, we and other here know the rough source and that is a gem in its own right.
David Z. was on the Prince Podcast and was quite clear about the available stuff in good quality.
It is a problem with all those release that hide the good stuff behind Deluxe editions or don't release it yet. I trust this will come around and imagine that the earlier stuff wasn't ready yet.

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Reply #8 posted 12/30/21 2:17pm

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8up said:

Is it me or was that performance at First Avenue about the best thing ever put on film by Prince. In 1999 I bought a bootleg VCR tape of this show and played it over and over . Still my favorite moments are Computer Blue and DMSR. What are your thoughts? This was the Minnesota Dance charity I'm referring to. . [Edited 12/28/21 23:38pm]

That was an early 80's pro video camera, not film. Probably would look just only as good as the Revolution Live (Purple Rain Tour) DVD we got with Purple Rain deluxe. Remember that was as pro as it got back then with video tech and typical concert lighting.

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Reply #9 posted 01/01/22 6:38pm

andrewm7

My bet is on for 2024 Purple Rain 40th Anniversary super deluxe, just git to stay alive a few more years smile

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Reply #10 posted 01/06/22 11:22am

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That´s a great version of that song, and most of the other songs he played that night sounded very special, too, such as A Case Of You , Electric Intercourse and When You Were Mine.

That version of When You Were Mine is my all time favorite version of that song.

And yes, Computer Blue sounded very energetic and raw that night.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #11 posted 01/06/22 12:43pm

Wolfie87

His eyes during the computer Blue Performance are stunning. And nobody rocked that hat and outfit like him during DMSR. One thing is for sure, he looked horny as hell that night. If he went home with somebody after, that must've been a wild night and a wild ride.
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Reply #12 posted 01/07/22 2:55am

udo

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A dual release with First Avenue 1983 & 1984?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #13 posted 01/07/22 7:07am

Se7en

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udo said:

dualboot said:

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Great!
Where is that 4K bluray version?

.

and a video of it is doing the rounds. What do you think of the performance ?

.

It is a debut of a lot of material.

It is a different performance from the PR tour, so that is one of the reasons we `need` this.

The idea of a world without knowledge about these songs, and then after that night, things changed...

It's kinda monumental, without using words that are too big.


It is definitely monumental - good choice of words. Compare PR to 1999 (both amazing albums and among his greatest) - there's almost a quantum leap between the two albums.

He knew he was on to something amazing with the whole Purple Rain thing.

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