Catalog # IMPCD001
Release Year 1990 EEC
CD Length 51:54
Date/Venue 1984 Purple Rain Tour Rehearsal
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4.5/5.0)
Great rehearsal. Prince is jovial and talks all through the rehearsal. This is one of the older CD boots, it is actually the first one I ever bought. The original version of the disc included The Beautiful Ones, even though it isn't listed on the sleeve. This was one of the first rehearsals I ever heard and it is stillone of my favs.
Dale's Comments (rates this release 3.75/5.0)
This is a nice little rehearsal. Prince is in teaching mode, which usually translates into some very good music. My favorite part of this disc has to be the 16+ minute work-through of God
Mike's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
This most likely dates from September or early October 1984 as the arrangement of many of the songs played seems to have been finalised. One exception is 'God' and a lot of work is done on that. Prince becomes unhappy with Lisa's lack of attention at one point and shouts at her. Some of the songs are cut short (e.g. 'Computer blue') suggesting there is more to this rehearsal than is currently available. An interesting rehearsal without doubt, but there are others from 1984 which are better.