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Prince and the Revolution: Live in NY (1985 full concert)

June 3, 2016
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Still uncovering some Prince gems in the wake of his terrible news….this concert is worth it for the first 5mins and the extended 20min version of ‘Purple Rain’ alone!

“Let’s Go Crazy”
“Delirious”
“1999” (includes “Reveille” interpolation)
“Little Red Corvette”
“Take Me with U”
“Yankee Doodle Dandy” (instrumental interlude)
“Do Me, Baby” (includes “Purple House”)
“Irresistible Bitch” / “Possessed”
“How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”
“Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
“International Lover”
“God”
“Computer Blue”
“Darling Nikki”
“The Beautiful Ones”
“When Doves Cry”

Encore No.1
“I Would Die 4 U”
“Baby I’m a Star”

Encore No. 2
“Purple Rain”

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.[4] He won seven Grammy Awards,[5] a Golden Globe Award,[6] and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain.[7] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility.[8] Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists – “the most influential artists of the rock & roll era”.[9]

Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child.[10] He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980),Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince’s prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music.[11] In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his eponymous 1984 film debut and was met with widespread acclaim.

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