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Thread started 09/27/13 8:48am

love4a1000yrs

I LOVE "Prince Live At Aladdin's" CD

I just absolutely LOVE

"Prince Live At Aladdin's" CD

Wow, just he really sings so fabulously good!

Love it!


Wow, love at first inception of the sound in my ears!"

Tight perfection!

Take care,

PS this message was sent to you by an Old OLD Fossilized person, Prince!

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Reply #1 posted 09/27/13 8:57am

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Too bad about the sound and video quality.
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Reply #2 posted 09/27/13 9:17am

love4a1000yrs

errant said:

Too bad about the sound and video quality.



Actually, the sound and video quality is excellent.

Rather have real than lip sink for sure!

I love this cd!
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Reply #3 posted 09/27/13 9:19am

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The video is awful, and if I remember the sound quality is really poor.

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Reply #4 posted 09/27/13 9:23am

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thisisreece said:

The video is awful, and if I remember the sound quality is really poor.




The video is SUPER and the sound is SPECTACULAR!

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Reply #5 posted 09/27/13 9:32am

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It's a great selection of songs, but the video and audio are terrible. It looks as though it was filmed on someone's cell phone. Just think of how awesome if could've been if it was filmed correctly.

[Edited 9/27/13 9:33am]

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Reply #6 posted 09/27/13 9:58am

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Empress said:

It's a great selection of songs, but the video and audio are terrible. It looks as though it was filmed on someone's cell phone. Just think of how awesome if could've been if it was filmed correctly.

[Edited 9/27/13 9:33am]

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Reply #7 posted 09/27/13 11:12am

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Yeah, I always liked this too. I even think (whisper it softly...) that it is better that the Sing o' the Times film. boxed
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Reply #8 posted 09/27/13 12:09pm

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My favorite Part(s) of the Whole package are...

1. Prince doin' 'Ozzy Ozz-BURN'

2. A solid copy of PRINCE DOIN' LED ZEPPELIN

3. "The Ride"

...

OK, the whole damn thing is good lol

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How else do you remeber a concert???

It's always a bit hazy

Prost!

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Reply #9 posted 09/27/13 12:22pm

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It could have been brilliant. It's quite a poor representation of such a high quality period.

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Reply #10 posted 09/27/13 1:10pm

jmfd

Yes, the CD is great stuff. The Dvd sux.

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Reply #11 posted 09/27/13 2:55pm

steakfinger

I have to agree that the video was poopy. It was too bright at times and even though calling a cellphone video is a bit of an exageration it DID have a certain iPhone video quality to it.

The SOUND, on the other hand, I remember as being petty crisp and clear. I could distinctly hear each instrument and it seemed pretty decent.

May be I don't remember it correctly, though. I didn't care much for the setlist so I haven't watched it too much.

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Reply #12 posted 09/27/13 5:43pm

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Good setlist and poor sound quality, I can't believe I paid 4 this dvd cuz it looks like a bootleg biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 09/27/13 6:44pm

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this dvd is so bad I can't hear or watch it.. terrible release. sad

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Reply #14 posted 09/27/13 7:47pm

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A real missed opportunity, a very shoddy DVD release.

If you ignore the substandard cameras used, terrible picture quality (partly as a result of poor encoding), the lack of coverage for sections of certain songs, iffy camerawork and the questionable sound quality - if you can ignore all that, then there is still the issue of the butchered setlist. No ONA show was this short, the rhythm of the show is completely out. The biggest problem with this release is that it fails to properly represent the experience of going to a One Nite Alone show.

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Reply #15 posted 09/27/13 7:51pm

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does the "cd" have the whole show on it? I was 4th rw for it & it was one pf the best shows i went too & i've been to many. The dvd version released was a piss poor representation. Power Fantasic was epic & a ridiculous funky version of days of wild should of been on here among many others from that night. If theres a cd of the enitre show I'd love to hear it.

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Reply #16 posted 09/27/13 10:20pm

love4a1000yrs

Again, the POINT of the dvd is...

The concert is in the RAW.

He wanted the most naturalistic dvd you can get.

Every musician puts out overdub, etc etc etc but Prince
put magic on an open carpet ride!

For those who said it was not good quality ya wrong

It's the best IMPERFECTION, I wanna hear.

It is the best dvd out there RAW style, which is rarity.

Therefore, I LOVE IT!

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Reply #17 posted 09/28/13 1:36am

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Love it too, wish it was longer w an after gig on it ..
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Reply #18 posted 09/28/13 2:44am

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I take it the CD people are referring to is s boot? or just audio from the DVD? cool
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Reply #19 posted 09/28/13 4:45am

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love4a1000yrs said:

Again, the POINT of the dvd is... The concert is in the RAW. He wanted the most naturalistic dvd you can get. Every musician puts out overdub, etc etc etc but Prince put magic on an open carpet ride! For those who said it was not good quality ya wrong It's the best IMPERFECTION, I wanna hear. It is the best dvd out there RAW style, which is rarity. Therefore, I LOVE IT! smile

It's not exactly RAW when half the setlist is missing. And there's an entire sequence (Maceo's solo in Gotta Broken Heart Again iirc) where there is apparently NO CAMERA on Maceo, so they instead we get a series of jarring still shots.

And it's an embarrassment playing it on a decent size TV screen - naturalistic would be an image that looks like the reality. The colours are so muted.

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Reply #20 posted 09/28/13 5:59am

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love4a1000yrs said:

Again, the POINT of the dvd is... The concert is in the RAW. He wanted the most naturalistic dvd you can get.

No. This was not intended at all. It's just a piss poor production. He had the best tour in a decade, fans raved about it. Every other musician would've decided much earlier to document this legendary tour and put some effort in the production of a dvd. But not Mr.Sloppy.

Instead of hiring some professionals he handed out some digital cameras to staff members to film this concert AT THE LAST MINUTE. Of course they couldn't use everything of that shaky, unprofessional material and needed MONTHS to edit it. And the outcome is just sad. This could have been great, but prince messed it up.

[Edited 9/28/13 6:00am]

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Reply #21 posted 09/28/13 6:30am

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ludwig said:

love4a1000yrs said:

Again, the POINT of the dvd is... The concert is in the RAW. He wanted the most naturalistic dvd you can get.

No. This was not intended at all. It's just a piss poor production. He had the best tour in a decade,

All this.

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Reply #22 posted 09/28/13 6:40am

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love4a1000yrs said:

Again, the POINT of the dvd is...

The concert is in the RAW.

He wanted the most naturalistic dvd you can get.

Every musician puts out overdub, etc etc etc but Prince
put magic on an open carpet ride!

For those who said it was not good quality ya wrong

It's the best IMPERFECTION, I wanna hear.

It is the best dvd out there RAW style, which is rarity.

Therefore, I LOVE IT!

:)


You're just making things up now.
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Reply #23 posted 09/29/13 5:42am

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leecaldon said:

A real missed opportunity, a very shoddy DVD release.



If you ignore the substandard cameras used, terrible picture quality (partly as a result of poor encoding), the lack of coverage for sections of certain songs, iffy camerawork and the questionable sound quality - if you can ignore all that, then there is still the issue of the butchered setlist. No ONA show was this short, the rhythm of the show is completely out. The biggest problem with this release is that it fails to properly represent the experience of going to a One Nite Alone show.


I would have to agree with you. I saw the show in houston and this show in vegas. The vegas show doesn't come close to the ONA experience we share.
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Reply #24 posted 09/30/13 3:43am

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...and to think that's the last official live DVD we got. Shameful.

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Reply #25 posted 09/30/13 8:17am

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leecaldon said:

A real missed opportunity, a very shoddy DVD release.

If you ignore the substandard cameras used, terrible picture quality (partly as a result of poor encoding), the lack of coverage for sections of certain songs, iffy camerawork and the questionable sound quality - if you can ignore all that, then there is still the issue of the butchered setlist. No ONA show was this short, the rhythm of the show is completely out. The biggest problem with this release is that it fails to properly represent the experience of going to a One Nite Alone show.

I completely agree! I was 2nd row center for this show and it was amazing to experience in person, but I was so disappointed to find that the 3 hour show was cut down to just 90 minutes! That's half the show missing! What was he thinking? The ONA Live CD set is a much better representation!

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Reply #26 posted 09/30/13 8:21am

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Marrk said:

...and to think that's the last official live DVD we got. Shameful.

This is why we have to be thankful for those "bootleggers" that have carefully documented Prince's live shows over the years. They may not be great quality (although they have gotten better as technology has advanced) but they are definitely a great record of some of the amazing experiences we have been blessed to witness over the last 4 decades, and they are "honest" as in a true uncut representation of the concert as it was witnessed!

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Reply #27 posted 09/30/13 8:31am

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purplekat said:

Marrk said:

...and to think that's the last official live DVD we got. Shameful.

This is why we have to be thankful for those "bootleggers" that have carefully documented Prince's live shows over the years. They may not be great quality (although they have gotten better as technology has advanced) but they are definitely a great record of some of the amazing experiences we have been blessed to witness over the last 4 decades, and they are "honest" as in a true uncut representation of the concert as it was witnessed!

[Edited 9/30/13 8:23am]

Yes, exactly. And that's how shows should be presented - just as they were. But it seems that he cannot help himslef chopping shit up. And that DVD is just bloody awful. For a musician of his stature, his official releases are just plain embarrassing.

Thank Jehovah for the bootleggers

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Reply #28 posted 09/30/13 12:33pm

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purplekat said:

This is why we have to be thankful for those "bootleggers" that have carefully documented Prince's live shows over the years. They may not be great quality (although they have gotten better as technology has advanced) but they are definitely a great record of some of the amazing experiences we have been blessed to witness over the last 4 decades, and they are "honest" as in a true uncut representation of the concert as it was witnessed!

[Edited 9/30/13 8:23am]

Yes, exactly. And that's how shows should be presented - just as they were. But it seems that he cannot help himslef chopping shit up. And that DVD is just bloody awful. For a musician of his stature, his official releases are just plain embarrassing.

Thank Jehovah for the bootleggers

I'm pretty sure that was chopped up because the footage from the other songs was unusable.

And does anyone know why The Ride was a "bonus" and not just part of the regular DVD?

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Reply #29 posted 09/30/13 12:46pm

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There is no excuse for the video and audio quality. We hear over an over again what a perfectionist Prince is when it comes to releases - it astounds me that he screened this and said oh yeah, run with it, this is how I want my art presented.

That said, the Strollin', You Want Me medley is aces.

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