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#SAB 012-013 Sound & Vision Volume 2


Sound & Vision Volume 2

2 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 012-013
Disc Length : 72:51 / 73:58
Source : Soundboard / Broadcast
Sound Quality : EX
Year Of Release : 1996

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Disc 1

Saturday Night Live : 24th September 1989

1. Electric Chair

American Music Awards : 22nd January 1990

2. Accepts Award

International Special Olympics - Metrodome, Minneapolis : 19th July 1991

3. Diamonds And Pearls   4. Let's Go Crazy (intro) - Baby I'm A Star   5. Push

MTV Video Music Awards : 5th September 1991

6. Gett Off

Arsenio Hall Show : 9th September 1991

7. Diamonds And Pearls (intro) - Let's Go Crazy   8. Kiss   9. Cream   10. Purple Rain   11. Daddy Pop

Soul Train Music Awards : 10th March 1992

12. Accepts Award

The Ryde Dyvine Broadcast : 19th December 1992

13. Sexy MF   14. Love 2 The 9's   15. Damn U   16. Eye Wanna Melt With U (including 3 Chains O' Gold)   17. The Sacrifice Of Victor

Arsenio Hall Show : 23rd February 1993

18. My Name Is P   19. The Morning Papers

Disc 2

Arsenio Hall Show : 23rd February 1993

1. Blue Light   2. The Max

Top Of The Pops : February 1994

3. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Mustang Mix)

World Music Awards : 4th May 1994 (Broadcast 31st May 1994)

4. Accepts Award

Nulle Part Ailleurs : 5th May 1994

5. Endorphinmachine

Celebrate The Soul Of American Music Awards : 7th May 1994

6. Accepts Award

VH1 Honors : 26th June 1994

7. Interactive   8. Endorphinmachine   9. Accepts Award

The Today Show : 12th July 1994

10. Love Sign

MTV European Music Awards : 24th November 1994

11. Peach

The Late Show w/ David Letterman : 13th December 1994

12. Dolphin

American Music Awards : 30th January 1995

13. Accepts Award

Brit Awards : 20th February 1995

14. Accepts Award

Sunday Show : 1st April 1995

15. Billy Jack Bitch

Top Of The Pops : 15th March 1995 (Broadcast 16th March 1995)

16. Get Wild

The White Room : 5th April 1995 (Broadcast 8th April 1995)

17. Count The Days   18. Get Wild

The Late Show w/ David Letterman : 8th July 1996

19. Dinner With Delores

The Today Show : 9th July 1996

20. Dinner With Delores   21. Peach

COMMENT

The second volume of the Sound & Vision series and a vastly superior release to the first in terms of the quality of the sources used. Unfortunately (or fortunately if you are a completist) the acceptance speeches have been left intact, and I find it spoils the flow of the musical performances, although it's completely understandable why they are on here. Again, I take issue with this release being subtitled "The Second Decade" as it covers the period 1989-1996 which is not a decade. Quality-wise, there are only a few glitches worth me pointing out. Both the acceptance speeches from American Music Awards (1990) and the Soul Train Music Awards (1992) suffer from horrendous crowd noise and at times it's impossible to hear P - thankfully his speech is short and sweet and we don't suffer too long. Added to this there appears to be a tape chew on the video recording used by Sabotage to source the Arsenio Hall 1991 recording version of 'Purple Rain' - it lasts barely a second, but it's noticeable. The outro on 'The Sacrifice Of Victor' from The Ryde Dyvine 1992 broadcast suffers from some serious crackling which lasts approx 5 seconds and is shockingly bad - nobody picked up on this before it was released? The editing between tracks also leaves a little to be desired and could be smoother instead of the "jump" which affects the way one performance flows into the next. Disc 2 is slightly more focused as the time frame consists of 1993-1996. The quality is overall very impressive, but yet again the digital crackling is back, this time for the closing 5 seconds of 'Billy Jack Bitch' from The Sunday Show - a real annoyance and completely ruining it. The source used for the VH1 Honors broadcast is the censored version meaning the word "bitch" has been edited out, and is a slight pity. The remainder is very enjoyable, but there are one too many award acceptance speeches for my liking.

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