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Prince – The 25 best live bootlegs!

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Bootlegs and Prince. An unhappy marriage. Prince is one of the most bootlegged artists of all time. Ample reason to dive into the world of Prince bootlegs and to compile a ‘must have’ list. This article holds the ultimate top 25, based on 5 different lists.


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https://en.apoplife.nl/prince-the-25-best-live-bootlegs/?fbclid=IwAR2OZeXMte8PE2SKX-dP1pL10rKhC_Ziu3nJ0lzst_cEBA2wPcJ0LpFDHu4

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Reply #1 posted 10/12/19 4:24am

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I don't understand why so many audience recordings are on the list. I have never understood why people like audience recordings. They are better than nothing, but a soundboard is always better than an audience recording in my opinion. I would love to get a list of the top 25 soundboards.

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Reply #2 posted 10/12/19 4:47am

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Fantastic article. Thank you to the authors for compiling this list.

I had not previously seen that note Prince wrote to bootleggers. I've never sold any bootlegs but I have bought them in the past, and although I don't regret collecting his stuff I do feel a bit guilty now. It was evidently something that bothered him.

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Reply #3 posted 10/12/19 5:10am

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Thanks so much for posting this. An interesting read, as well as a good reference to have,

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Reply #4 posted 10/12/19 6:12am

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cool Thanks, luv4u!

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Reply #5 posted 10/12/19 12:26pm

jfenster

how about The Undertaker and lovesexy aftershows 88??

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Reply #6 posted 10/12/19 12:33pm

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jfenster said:

how about The Undertaker and lovesexy aftershows 88??

a Lovesexy aftershow is #1

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Reply #7 posted 10/12/19 4:03pm

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Great list.

But I´m surprised to see so many bootlegs on this list that were legit releases, albeit in a different formats (for example the Syracuse concert, or the Lovesexy Dortmund concert, and so on).

And I expected to see the Bataclan 2002 aftershow, which had, in my opinion, an amazing setlist and spectacular renditions, but hey, still a great list.

It´s funny that they list What Did I Do (1987, Le New Morning), and then, when they discuss the bootleg, call it Wasn´t My Faith ( which should actually be "Was it my face?" ).....this is what the song used to be called back in those old bootleg days.

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Reply #8 posted 10/12/19 9:42pm

LoveGalore

Nothing from the Park series (vol 2 is fire) and no Miami birthday show from 94? Ehh.
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Reply #9 posted 10/12/19 10:16pm

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Too few recent b00tlegs.

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Reply #10 posted 10/13/19 12:34am

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10. 06/15/1987, Paris, New Morning <-- THIS ONE

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Reply #11 posted 10/14/19 5:55am

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donnyenglish said:

I don't understand why so many audience recordings are on the list. I have never understood why people like audience recordings. They are better than nothing, but a soundboard is always better than an audience recording in my opinion. I would love to get a list of the top 25 soundboards.

There are some really good audience sourced shows out there. The Indigo Power Trio aftershow is amazing. headbang

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Reply #12 posted 10/14/19 10:25pm

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udo said:

Too few recent b00tlegs.

Much like his official releases, there weren't too many recent highlights. wink


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Reply #13 posted 10/15/19 4:48am

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10. 06/15/1987, Paris, New Morning <-- THIS ONE



Absofuckinglutely. If the estate was to drop a random live recording please let it be this. He was on fire.
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Reply #14 posted 10/15/19 2:00pm

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I would add the Conga Room 09' & Club Vega from 02 (soundboard) to that list.

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Reply #15 posted 10/15/19 8:34pm

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Farfunknugin said:

I would add the Conga Room 09' & Club Vega from 02 (soundboard) to that list.


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Reply #16 posted 10/16/19 5:45am

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I really like reading reviews of boots and what different people rate smile

Some others omitted

-Buffalo 2002 aftershow soundboard matrix

-Aqualung 1999

-LA 61

...the list goes on

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Reply #17 posted 10/16/19 11:22am

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Reply #18 posted 10/16/19 8:34pm

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Want to see my shelves? lol

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Reply #19 posted 10/16/19 8:50pm

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Live at the Rex n Driving 2 Midnight Mess r also personal fave (audience) recordings 😍. Have heard most of these listed. Le New Morning 87 again just recently 😎.
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Reply #20 posted 10/16/19 9:02pm

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donnyenglish said:

I don't understand why so many audience recordings are on the list. I have never understood why people like audience recordings. They are better than nothing, but a soundboard is always better than an audience recording in my opinion. I would love to get a list of the top 25 soundboards.


Maybe eventually until the soundboard comes out, just listen to the audience one, I know they don't have good quality tho.
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Reply #21 posted 10/17/19 1:24am

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I really like reading reviews of boots and what different people rate smile

Some others omitted

-Buffalo 2002 aftershow soundboard matrix

Hey, was this one actually released? ... I own the audience recording which is pretty good already, but mixed with a SB have to be very nice. Was this ever released by any known label, or just circulates a fan release?

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Reply #22 posted 10/17/19 4:08am

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donnyenglish said:

I don't understand why so many audience recordings are on the list. I have never understood why people like audience recordings. They are better than nothing, but a soundboard is always better than an audience recording in my opinion. I would love to get a list of the top 25 soundboards.

Soundboard is great to clearly hear the details of the sound, but i love audience recordings because soundboards does not capture the mood and reaction of people in the room. When i listen for example La Cigale gig from 2009 in Paris, it gives me chill because of that!

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Reply #23 posted 10/17/19 6:51am

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Hey, was this one actually released? ... I own the audience recording which is pretty good already, but mixed with a SB have to be very nice. Was this ever released by any known label, or just circulates a fan release?
Sabotage recently released this version as an upgrade to the audience recording.It seems that they took the new fan released soundboard and augmented their audience recording with it and got (I think) good results smile

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Reply #24 posted 10/17/19 1:35pm

jfenster

i think these snbds r previously released watered down mixes

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Reply #25 posted 10/17/19 7:21pm

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udo said:

Want to see my shelves? lol


eek yes!

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Reply #26 posted 10/17/19 9:11pm

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Nice list. And I thought his cover of Africa Talks to You "The Asphalt Jungle" was a warm up / rehearsal for the August 1983 First Ave concert, but I saw it wasn't on the set list so I just looked it up and that was from 1984. Interesting. That's the confusion I get from downloading bootlegs and sometimes having the connection drop out, so I get like half a show here, part of a show there, etc. Imagine if somebody started officially releasing these songs for us to hear, complete, and in good audio quality. Wouldn't that be amazing? wink

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Reply #27 posted 10/20/19 1:16pm

jfenster

too bad that brisbane 03 soundcheck quality sucks...

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Reply #28 posted 10/21/19 1:19am

andrewm7

^that guy really tore it up on Billy Jean smile I wish there were more of these open soundchecks

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Reply #29 posted 10/21/19 4:37am

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highcalonic said:

donnyenglish said:

I don't understand why so many audience recordings are on the list. I have never understood why people like audience recordings. They are better than nothing, but a soundboard is always better than an audience recording in my opinion. I would love to get a list of the top 25 soundboards.

Soundboard is great to clearly hear the details of the sound, but i love audience recordings because soundboards does not capture the mood and reaction of people in the room. When i listen for example La Cigale gig from 2009 in Paris, it gives me chill because of that!

Agreed - the 2009 Cigale or Monte Carlo gigs are fantastic audiences - the 2004 Fillmore shows are incredible also - worth checking out if you are dubious about audience recordings. It's a bit of a jump at first, but once you're in...

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