Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#SAB 056-057 Birthday Parade



Birthday Parade

1 CD & CD-Rom
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 056-057
Disc Length : 76:23 / 72:39
Source : Soundboard Recording / Broadcast
Sound Quality : EX
Year Of Release : 1998

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Disc 1 (Audio)

Hit & Run Show - Cobo Arena, Detroit : 7th June 1986

1. Around The World In A Day   2. Christopher Tracy's Parade   3. Interlude   4. Raspberry Beret   5. Controversy   6. Mutiny   7. Holly Rock   8. Happy Birthday   9. How Much Is That Doggy In The Window - Lady Cab Driver (instrumental)   10. Automatic   11. D.M.S.R.   12. Anotherloverholenyohead   13. Soft And Wet   14. I Wanna Be Your Lover   15. Head   16. Pop Life   17. Life Can Be So Nice   18. Whole Lotta Shakin'   19. Mountains   20. Kiss

Warfield Theater, San Francisco : 8th March 1986 (Guests w/ Sheila E)

21. A Love Bizarre   22. Kiss

Disc 2 (CD-Rom Video)

Hit & Run Show - Cobo Arena, Detroit : 7th June 1986

1. Around The World In A Day   2. Christopher Tracy's Parade   3. Interlude   4. Raspberry Beret   5. Controversy   6. Mutiny   7. Holly Rock   8. Happy Birthday   9. How Much Is That Doggy In The Window - Lady Cab Driver (instrumental)   10. Automatic   11. D.M.S.R.   12. Anotherloverholenyohead   13. Soft And Wet   14. I Wanna Be Your Lover   15. Head   16. Pop Life   17. Life Can Be So Nice   18. Whole Lotta Shakin'   19. Mountains   20. Kiss

MTV Under The Cherry Moon Premiere - Holiday Inn, Sheridan : 1st July 1986

21. Intro   22. Raspberry Beret   23. Delirious   24. Controversy   25. Mutiny

COMMENT

Sabotage's release of the broadcast from P's 28th birthday concert. The broadcast is heavily edited down from the original show (which is also circulating as a complete audience recording HERE). It's very hard to distinguish between the many, many releases of this heavily booted show, however this is certainly amongst the best of the bunch. As you would expect from a broadcast video (which the audio is sourced from), the sound quality is extremely high and has been edited very smoothly. There is a nice mix of audience level throughout with P's performance being loud, clear and upfront. The show itself certainly deserves the "classic" status it has received even though this is only half the complete performance. Disc 1 contains the audio with added bonus of the appearance with Sheila E from March 1986. Disc 2 is a video CD-Rom of the Detroit show with added bonus footage from the Under The Cherry Moon Movie premiere performance. The quality of the video is certainly impressive when viewed on a PC screen, however it has since been surpassed since this was originally released back in 1998. The picture tends to be a little choppy in places and when viewed in "full screen" mode the glitches become rather evident.  The accompanying artwork contains passages lifted from Uptown along with various decent pictures from the Parade era - not Sabotage's best artwork, but nicely packaged. Overall this is certainly one of the best (if not the best) release of one of the P's best broadcasts.

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