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Thieves In The Temple

2 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 133-134
Disc Length : 75:37 / 77:43
Source : Soundboard Recordings
Sound Quality : EX+
Year Of Release : 2001


Diamonds And Pearls Tour
Earls Court, London
24th June 1992

Disc 1 

1. Diamonds And Pearls Concert Spoken Intro   2. Take My Hand, Precious Lord   3. Thunder   4. Daddy Pop   5. Interlude   6. Diamonds And Pearls   7. Let's Go Crazy   8. Kiss   9. Dead On It   10. Jughead   11. Purple Rain   12. Live 4 Love   13. Lively Up Yourself   14. Delirious   15. Willing And Able   16. Damn U   17. Sexy MF   18. Arabic Interlude [Habibi]

Disc 2 

1. Thieves In The Temple   2. It - Sexy MF   3. A Night In Tunisia   4. Strollin' (instrumental)   5. Insatiable   6. Gett Off   7. Gett Off (Houstyle)   8. Cream   9. Chain Of Fools

Paisley Park : 27th January 1992 (am)

10. Nothing Compares 2 U

Diamonds And Pearls Tour - Flinders Park Tennis Centre, Melbourne : 18th April 1992

11. Dr. Feelgood

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

12. Diamonds And Pearls

Arsenio Hall Show : 9th September 1991

13. Diamonds And Pearls (intro) - Let's Go Crazy   14. Kiss   15. Cream   16. Purple Rain   17. Daddy Pop


Sabotage's release of the fantastic 24th June 1992 soundboard recording with some nice extra's. This soundboard is more complete than the 15th June recording, and the show itself is a much more funky affair. This is also Prince's last night at Earls Court, which may explain him being in such a good mood. The release begins with the spoken dialogue played over the PA before the shows, which in my opinion is not a good idea. It lasts for nearly 5 minutes and gets in the way of the actual concert - it would have been MUCH better suited at the end of the release not the start. The show contains what is undoubtedly THE best version of 'Thieves In The Temple - It' from the entire tour - the acoustic guitar jamming is phenomenal, and the sound is so clear that the chains on Prince's hat can be heard hitting the mic. The remainder of the concert is a pretty standard D&P concert with little in the way of improvisation - however the sound quality is what makes it so stunning. It's sharp, clear and a joy to listen to. The recording has been sourced from the circulating video (listed HERE), hence it is unfortunately incomplete and missing the closing encore. The bonus tracks are decent filler and all have been sourced from circulating video footage, with 'Dr. Feelgood' being the highlight. The inclusion of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' from the Paisley Park concert is a strange choice as it is identical to the released version on The Hits/B-Sides official release.





2 x CDR






prince Thieves In The Temple 2 CD #SAB 133-134

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