Catalog # 189
Release Year 1996
Date/Venue Rehearsals with The Family 1985
Source Studio Recordings
Prince & The Family Rehearsals Minneapolis 1985
Pajamas, River Run Dry, High Fashion, Nothing Compares 2 U, Screams Of Passion,
Susannah's Pajamas/Yes, River Run Dry, Nothing Compares 2 U, Desire, High
Fashion, Pink Panther Theme, Screams Of Passion, Mutiny Jam, Yes Jam
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
these are NOT the much circulated Family outakes on releases like A Better Place
2 Die. Prince is only noticeable on a few tracks. The majority of the time it
sounds as if Paul Petterson or Susannah Melvion are running the rehearsal. If
you're into The Family stuff then this is worth getting otherwise, don't bother.
Comments (rates this release
This is a nice document of Prince's vast
skills, even though he does little more than oversee this rehearsal it is
completely left field compared to what he was doing at the time. That just goes
to show how complex he is. He isn't noticeable "vocally" on much of the
rehearsal, but it is still a nice release because it shows yet another side of
Prince as the producer.
The packaging is pretty nice, and appropriate as
well. So basically it boils down to whether you are interested in a release that
Prince is not the vocal focal point of.