Sunday, June 18, 2017

#SAB 093 Disco 2000

Disco 2000

1 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 093
Disc Length : 78:25
Source : Audience Recording
Sound Quality : EX-
Year Of Release : 2000


Newpower Soul Music Festival Tour
Kölnarena, Cologne
27th December 1998

1. Push It Up   2. Jam Of The Year   3. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing   4. Let's Work   5. Delirious   6. Rock N' Roll Is Alive (outro)   7. Little Red Corvette   8. I Would Die 4 U   9. Get Yo Groove On   10. I Could Never Take The Place Of You Man   11. Summertime   12. Speech   13. The Christ   14. Love...Thy Will Be Done   15. Funky   16. The Ride   17. The Go-Go's - 2001:Also Sprach Zarathustra   18. Hypno Paradise - Disco 2000   19. Courtin' Time   20. If I Was Your Girlfriend   21. Diamonds And Pearls - Darling Nikki   22. Take Me With U - Raspberry Beret - Mr. Happy (outro)


A complete, but extremely short Newpower Soul Festival concert. Clocking in at a little under 80 minutes in length this is one of Prince's shortest concerts (of a main tour) since the 1999 tour. Also considering the other shows from the December 1998 tour are around 2 hours long - you have to have some sympathy for the people who were in attendance at this concert. The show itself is very different from the other NewPower Soul Festival concerts with many one-off performances. 'Love...Thy Will Be Done' is played in place of the more usual 'One Of Us' for the only time on the tour, as is 'The Ride'. The latter features an extended solo from Candy Dulfer and is perhaps one of the least guitar driven versions I have heard. An instrumental jam titled 'Hypno Paradise' is a rare inclusion. It's a lengthy instrumental with Prince cueing it in by name ("Kirk, give me Hypno Paradise") and whilst the chorus of the jam is identical to the released 'The Slaughterhouse' 2004 track, the majority is Prince improvising over the backbeat to the song - very intriguing performance and definitely a rarity. The quality of the recording is superb with little or no audience noise. The show is almost perfectly clear, loud and to the fore. The only slight problem is that during the opening numbers the sound slightly muffles in places, although it is very, very minor. The packaging of this release is of the normal high Sabotage quality. There are a number of nice pictures included in the booklet, although it is lacking any real information - nice eye candy though. Overall an excellent release of a short, but sweet concert.


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