independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Sun 26th Jan 2020 6:53pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > What’s your favorite live version of Stratus (other than Montreux)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 11/22/19 8:27am

rogifan

What’s your favorite live version of Stratus (other than Montreux)

Of course the 2009 Montreux version of Stratus/All Shook up is one of the best performances of that song (and one of Prince's best live performances period IMO). But what is another live version you like? I'm kind of partial to the 2013 Dakota Jazz Club performance, I think it was the only time Prince played guitar during that show. And Andre Gouché on bass really made the song pop. Plus the drummer he was trying out during those shows (Ronald Bruner Jr.) was really good.

Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 11/22/19 8:37am

Marco81

Perugia 2011
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 11/22/19 9:44am

Genesia

avatar

House of Blues 2012 - because I was there and he played the bass.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 11/23/19 5:52am

coldasice

rogifan said:

Of course the 2009 Montreux version of Stratus/All Shook up is one of the best performances of that song (and one of Prince's best live performances period IMO). But what is another live version you like? I'm kind of partial to the 2013 Dakota Jazz Club performance, I think it was the only time Prince played guitar during that show. And Andre Gouché on bass really made the song pop. Plus the drummer he was trying out during those shows (Ronald Bruner Jr.) was really good.


I applaud an actual music question, but anytime he played Bass on it was my favorite. Not sure why he loved this so much though. I always thought it slowed the flow.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 11/23/19 6:49am

kindofblue

Sorry to say so, as i usually like Prince's covers of other's songs. But with Stratus, no version ever came close to the original by Billy Cobham, which doesn's meander like Prince's versions, but is sharp, crisp, on point. Even hearing Prince playing Stratus live in concert, I was underwhelmed.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 11/23/19 9:53am

tab32792

the first night, first performance at the Dakota in 2013 OR...the paisley version from 2015

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 11/23/19 5:26pm

rogifan

kindofblue said:

Sorry to say so, as i usually like Prince's covers of other's songs. But with Stratus, no version ever came close to the original by Billy Cobham, which doesn's meander like Prince's versions, but is sharp, crisp, on point. Even hearing Prince playing Stratus live in concert, I was underwhelmed.


That's interesting because I don't like the original at all. lol

Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 11/26/19 9:08am

steakfinger

I'd say Montreux '76 with George Duke. I've never liked any Prince version I've heard, live or otherwise. https://www.youtube.com/w..._jzfx6Rs5Q

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > What’s your favorite live version of Stratus (other than Montreux)