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Thread started 06/24/16 6:42pm

RenaRF

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Lovesexy 88, Dortmund Germany

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The official concert DVD is A-MAZE-ING. Seriously. I hadn't seen it in over a decade and just watched it again.

The whole thing is fantastics. If I could invent a time machine, I'd transport myself back to the front row of that particular concert before I did anything else.

I actually have two obscure favorite moments. The first is towards the end during "Let's Go Crazy". He's doing this call-and-answer with the crowd - which is HUGE and totally there with him. It starts out as a vocal call-and-answer, but then Prince is using the guitar to lead the answer, speeding it up as he goes. You can just see the delight and joy on his face as the audience matches him at every note.

The second occurs during the credits on the DVD. It starts with the band - like, 'Sheila E - Drums, Percussion, Vocals'... 'Boni Boyer - Keyboards, Vocals'. Runs through all the band members, and the very last entry says:

'Prince - whatever'

I found that hilarious!

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Reply #1 posted 06/24/16 6:57pm

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RenaRF said:

The first is towards the end during "Let's Go Crazy". He's doing this call-and-answer with the crowd - which is HUGE and totally there with him. It starts out as a vocal call-and-answer, but then Prince is using the guitar to lead the answer, speeding it up as he goes. You can just see the delight and joy on his face as the audience matches him at every note.

I love this part, too. Someone posted just this portion on IG, so it's easy to re-watch but I don't know if I'm allowed to post the link sad

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Reply #2 posted 06/24/16 7:03pm

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jkrumes said:

RenaRF said:

The first is towards the end during "Let's Go Crazy". He's doing this call-and-answer with the crowd - which is HUGE and totally there with him. It starts out as a vocal call-and-answer, but then Prince is using the guitar to lead the answer, speeding it up as he goes. You can just see the delight and joy on his face as the audience matches him at every note.

I love this part, too. Someone posted just this portion on IG, so it's easy to re-watch but I don't know if I'm allowed to post the link sad

I would leave people to discover things on their own. smile

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Reply #3 posted 06/24/16 7:14pm

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RenaRF said:

The official concert DVD is A-MAZE-ING. Seriously. I hadn't seen it in over a decade and just watched it again.

The whole thing is fantastics. If I could invent a time machine, I'd transport myself back to the front row of that particular concert before I did anything else.

I actually have two obscure favorite moments. The first is towards the end during "Let's Go Crazy". He's doing this call-and-answer with the crowd - which is HUGE and totally there with him. It starts out as a vocal call-and-answer, but then Prince is using the guitar to lead the answer, speeding it up as he goes. You can just see the delight and joy on his face as the audience matches him at every note.

The second occurs during the credits on the DVD. It starts with the band - like, 'Sheila E - Drums, Percussion, Vocals'... 'Boni Boyer - Keyboards, Vocals'. Runs through all the band members, and the very last entry says:

'Prince - whatever'

I found that hilarious!


There is no official concert DVD. Unless you're referring to this.

Just putting that out there so folks don't go looking for an official release -- but end up unknowingly buying a bootleg.

The DVD is a straight rip from the PAL laserdisc or the PAL VHS cassette. It was never officially released in the U.S. in any format.

Hopefully someday an official release will be made available. Until then, you can still buy it for around $55 on discogs in mint condition, assuming you have the equipment to play it.

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jkrumes said:

RenaRF said:

The first is towards the end during "Let's Go Crazy". He's doing this call-and-answer with the crowd - which is HUGE and totally there with him. It starts out as a vocal call-and-answer, but then Prince is using the guitar to lead the answer, speeding it up as he goes. You can just see the delight and joy on his face as the audience matches him at every note.

I love this part, too. Someone posted just this portion on IG, so it's easy to re-watch but I don't know if I'm allowed to post the link sad


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Reply #5 posted 06/25/16 3:01am

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RenaRF said:

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The second occurs during the credits on the DVD. It starts with the band - like, 'Sheila E - Drums, Percussion, Vocals'... 'Boni Boyer - Keyboards, Vocals'. Runs through all the band members, and the very last entry says:

'Prince - whatever'

I found that hilarious!

Check the liner note of the album. It states the same...

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Reply #6 posted 06/25/16 3:40am

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suomynona said:



RenaRF said:


The official concert DVD is A-MAZE-ING. Seriously. I hadn't seen it in over a decade and just watched it again.



The whole thing is fantastics. If I could invent a time machine, I'd transport myself back to the front row of that particular concert before I did anything else.



I actually have two obscure favorite moments. The first is towards the end during "Let's Go Crazy". He's doing this call-and-answer with the crowd - which is HUGE and totally there with him. It starts out as a vocal call-and-answer, but then Prince is using the guitar to lead the answer, speeding it up as he goes. You can just see the delight and joy on his face as the audience matches him at every note.



The second occurs during the credits on the DVD. It starts with the band - like, 'Sheila E - Drums, Percussion, Vocals'... 'Boni Boyer - Keyboards, Vocals'. Runs through all the band members, and the very last entry says:



'Prince - whatever'



I found that hilarious!




There is no official concert DVD. Unless you're referring to this.

Just putting that out there so folks don't go looking for an official release -- but end up unknowingly buying a bootleg.

The DVD is a straight rip from the PAL laserdisc or the PAL VHS cassette. It was never officially released in the U.S. in any format.

Hopefully someday an official release will be made available. Until then, you can still buy it for around $55 on discogs in mint condition, assuming you have the equipment to play it.



I hope the concert will be re-issued on dvd soon. The fact that it was only available on VHS and laserdisc is ridiculous, especially because it was broadcast live throughout Europe simultaneously.

I attended that show and it was the 3rd Lovesexy show I attended after the two shows in Rotterdam. Dortmund is the best Prince show I've ever seen. The best show I've ever seen of any artist actually.
The segment where Prince is fooling around with the audience during Let's Go Crazy is epic and results in a very emotional Prince during When Doves Cry, Purple Rain and 1999, smashing his Blue Angel along the way and replacing it with the peach colored one.
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Reply #7 posted 06/25/16 3:57am

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I hope a rip of the original 2 VHS release surfaces one day, and/or that it's included alongside other versions in a possible rerelease eventually. Unless u have a VCR the original release is now totally impossible to find sad

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Reply #8 posted 06/25/16 6:02am

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Hope for a DVD official release yes

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Reply #9 posted 06/25/16 7:36am

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he put his reputation on the line by doing a live broadcast throughout the whole of europe,and it all

worked perfectly.

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Reply #10 posted 06/25/16 8:28pm

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norbertslimeball said:

he put his reputation on the line by doing a live broadcast throughout the whole of europe,and it all


worked perfectly.



I'm reading "Prince: The Man and his Music". I'm past the 80s (I'm into about 2007 at this point in the book), but there was a reference in there that while the Lovesexy tour was widely considered to have produced among his greatest live performances, he lost money on the tour itself. Which is a shame - what a great show.
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Reply #11 posted 06/26/16 2:59am

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That's a shame yes. But it was a huge production and logistics alone cost tons of money. There are mostly around 20 - 25 trucks outside the stadium, carrying the stage equipment.
When for instance there is a show on Friday somewhere in Holland, then maybe on Saturday the next show in Germany or France. Which means that in total there's 40 - 50 trucks in total, carrying two separate stage equipment to make sure everything is ready in time for the next show while the last one is being deconstructed at the same time.
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