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Prince and The Revolution: Live (2022 Remaster)

Prince and The Revolution

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March 1985 was a golden age for Rogers Nelson… at just 27 years old, Prince already had six huge albums to his name: For You (1978), Prince (1979), Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), 1999 (1982) and, of course, the massive Purple Rain (1984) which catapulted him into superstardom. His seventh album, Around the World in a Day, was released just a month after he finished touring. This record set his music on a new trajectory, experimenting with rock, pop and even psychedelic sounds. This live album was recorded in Syracuse, New York, on the 30th of March 1985 during his Purple Rain tour, and Prince made sure to pepper it with genius. This genius was multiplied tenfold by the adrenaline he put into his stage performances. Everything he touched would fizzle and spark with energy. He was supported by his fantastic band, The Revolution, which was composed of Bobby Z. on drums, Brown Mark on bass, Dr. Fink on keyboard, Eric Leeds on saxophone and the amazing twosome Wendy & Lisa on guitar and keyboard, not to mention guests such as percussionist Sheila E. His compositions, each one more perfect than the last, contain raw rock, pop and rhythm & blues. They’re a far cry from the old Prince from the decade prior, who was more inclined to stretch his tracks into extra-long improvs that flirted with jazz-fusion. He still enjoys making the pleasure last on this album, as evidenced by Baby I’m a Star, however, he maintains a funky, rock n roll beat throughout. Remixed by the sound engineer Chris James, who he would continue to work with throughout his later career, this reissue is a momentous release that can only be described with superlatives. Its explosive tone is established right from the opening track, Let’s Go Crazy. Prince and The Revolution: Live is 1 hour and 54 minutes of pure brilliance. It’s a must-listen! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Let's Go Crazy (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:05:50

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

2
Delirious (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:02:51

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

3
1999 (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:05:50

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

4
Little Red Corvette (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:03:38

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

5
Take Me With U (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:04:56

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

6
Yankee Doodle (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:06:45

Prince, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - George M. Cohan, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

7
Do Me, Baby (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:02:00

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

8
Irresistible Bitch (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster) Explicit
00:01:52

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

9
Possessed (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:04:24

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

10
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:05:00

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

11
Let's Pretend We're Married (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:04:26

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

12
International Lover (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:01:50

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

13
God (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:07:43

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

14
Computer Blue (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:04:27

Lisa Coleman, Composer, Lyricist - Wendy Melvoin, Composer, Lyricist - Prince, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JOHN L. NELSON, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Fink, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

15
Darling Nikki (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:05:02

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

16
The Beautiful Ones (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:05:17

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

17
When Doves Cry (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:09:27

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

18
I Would Die 4 U (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:03:26

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

19
Baby I'm a Star (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:10:55

Prince, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

20
Purple Rain (Live In Syracuse, March 30, 1985 - 2022 Remaster)
00:18:54

Prince Nelson, Composer, Lyricist - Prince, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings

Album review

March 1985 was a golden age for Rogers Nelson… at just 27 years old, Prince already had six huge albums to his name: For You (1978), Prince (1979), Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), 1999 (1982) and, of course, the massive Purple Rain (1984) which catapulted him into superstardom. His seventh album, Around the World in a Day, was released just a month after he finished touring. This record set his music on a new trajectory, experimenting with rock, pop and even psychedelic sounds. This live album was recorded in Syracuse, New York, on the 30th of March 1985 during his Purple Rain tour, and Prince made sure to pepper it with genius. This genius was multiplied tenfold by the adrenaline he put into his stage performances. Everything he touched would fizzle and spark with energy. He was supported by his fantastic band, The Revolution, which was composed of Bobby Z. on drums, Brown Mark on bass, Dr. Fink on keyboard, Eric Leeds on saxophone and the amazing twosome Wendy & Lisa on guitar and keyboard, not to mention guests such as percussionist Sheila E. His compositions, each one more perfect than the last, contain raw rock, pop and rhythm & blues. They’re a far cry from the old Prince from the decade prior, who was more inclined to stretch his tracks into extra-long improvs that flirted with jazz-fusion. He still enjoys making the pleasure last on this album, as evidenced by Baby I’m a Star, however, he maintains a funky, rock n roll beat throughout. Remixed by the sound engineer Chris James, who he would continue to work with throughout his later career, this reissue is a momentous release that can only be described with superlatives. Its explosive tone is established right from the opening track, Let’s Go Crazy. Prince and The Revolution: Live is 1 hour and 54 minutes of pure brilliance. It’s a must-listen! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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