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Nagoya '89

2 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 208-209
Disc Length : 54:24 / 59:43
Source : Soundboard Recording
Sound Quality : EX+
Year Of Release : 2003


Lovesexy Tour
Rainbow Hall, Nagoya
7th February 1989

Disc 1

1. Erotic City (intro)   2. Housequake (including Take The A-Train)   3. Slow Love   4. Adore   5. Delirious   6. Jack U Off   7. Sister   8. Do Me, Baby   9. Adore   10. I Wanna Be Your Lover (intro)   11. Head (including Murph Drag)   12. Girls And Boys   13. A Love Bizarre   14. When You Were Mine   15. Little Red Corvette   16. Controversy   17. U Got The Look   18. Superfunkycalifragisexy   19. Controversy (reprise)   20. Bob George   21. Anna Stesia   22. Cross The Line

Disc 2

1. Interlude   2. Eye No   3. Lovesexy   4. Glam Slam   5. The Cross   6. I Wish U Heaven   7. Kiss   8. Dance On   9. Sheila E Drum Solo (including Transmississippirap)   10. It Is No Secret What God Can Do - When 2 R In Love   11. Venus De Milo   12. Starfish And Coffee   13. Raspberry Beret   14. Strange Relationship   15. Chopsticks - With You - Under The Cherry Moon - Condition Of The Heart   16. International Lover   17. When 2 R In Love   18. Let's Go Crazy   19. When Doves Cry   20. Purple Rain   21. 1999


One of Sabotage's finest releases, and one of the clearest soundboard recordings in circulation. This is one of three Japanese soundboards from the Lovesexy tour widely circulating (not including the Osaka soundcheck) and all 3 are of amazing clarity. The audience level throughout is barely audible, which at times makes these shows sound more like rehearsals than the full-blown extravaganza they were. The Japanese Lovesexy shows also lack the passion, religious tone and major enthusiasm of the European and US leg of the tour in 88. This is still an extraordinarily good concert, but it the performance doesn't convince me Prince is high on the message of Lovesexy anymore. The show itself contains numerous changes from the previous 88 tour. The most obvious being the opening 'Erotic City' has been omitted, 'I Wanna Be Your Lover' contains the intro only, 'Head' is reduced to a single verse, 'Blues In C' has been completely dropped, as has the 'Take This Beat / God Is Alive' portion following 'I Wish U Heaven' (which the girls in the band sing). This particular show thankfully contains the piano medley and is proceeded by Prince singing the melody (without lyrics) to 'It Is No Secret What God Can Do'. The piano segment features the brief portion of 'Chopsticks' and 'With You' (both of which Sabotage have bafflingly not listed on the artwork)

Nagoya '89 2 CD #SAB 208-209

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