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PRINCE DIRTY MIND TOUR - PROFESSIONALLY FILMED NEW YORK AND PARIS - AMAZING QUALITY
1 DVD-R
Label : Enigma / Team FDA
Catalogue : N/A
Interactive Menu : Yes
Source : Professionally Filmed
Quality : EX-
Duration : 57 minutes
Year Of Release : 2005
Dirty Mind Club Tour
The Ritz, New York
22nd March 1981
Do It All Night / Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? / Gotta Broken Heart Again / Broken / When You Were Mine / Gotta Stop (Messin' About) / Sexy Dancer / Sister / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Head / Still Waiting
COMMENT
Enigma's release of the fantastic New York 81 club gig, and their first video release. Previous to this, the Global Funkschool release of this show (and the Paris 81 gig) was undoubtedly the best release however both the picture and sound quality of this release is far better. The Global Funkschool release suffered from some terrible black lines on the screen whenever there was movement on stage (which there constantly is) - this release thankfully does not suffer the same problem. The colours are more defined, the overall picture quality is much clearer, and the sound quality is FAR sharper. The only small complaint I have is that the picture drop-outs during 'Head' and 'Still Waiting' are still evident, however the problem appears to be on all versions. The recording has been professionally filmed by a single camera situated at the rear, however there are a number of excellent, tight close ups throughout. The show itself is an energetic, fascinating view into Prince's early stage show routine and features a rare performance of the unreleased 'Broken' followed by a lengthy, nasty, funky 'Head' with some infamous Hohner wanking taking place. In comparison to the Global Funkschool version this wins hands down.
1 DVD-R
Label : GSH / Team FDA
Catalogue : N/A
Interactive Menu : Yes
Source : Professionally Filmed
Quality : EX-
Duration : 59 minutes
Year Of Release : 2005
Dirty Mind European Tour
Theatre Le Palais, Paris
4th June 1981 (am)
Do It All Night / Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? / Gotta Broken Heart Again / Jack U Off / When You Were Mine / Gotta Stop (Messin' About) / Sexy Dancer / Sister / Still Waiting / Partyup / Dirty Mind / Uptown
COMMENT
Previously released by Global Funkschool on their New York / Paris 81 DVD release, this GSH/Team FDA release is in far better quality, and appears to be sourced from a much higher generation tape. All circulating copies of this show originate from the same source recording, so they all suffer the exact same picture drop-outs. The picture quality is noticeably improved on this particular release with much more colour depth and definition, and the picture interference which plagued the Global Funkschool release is minimal on here. It's worth mentioning the far superior sound quality too - it has been boosted, and sounds fresh and new. The footage is not without it's problems, and there are some picture glitches especially during the opening 'Do It All Night', however these fade away, and the rest of the footage is very high quality in comparison to others. Part of the show (presumably 'Head') between 'Sister' & 'Still Waiting' is missing, as is the intro to 'Uptown' - however as mentioned before ALL widely circulating versions of this footage have this omission. I personally prefer this show over the New York concert - not only is it more complete, and the song choices are different, but the performance itself is vastly better with Prince's dance moves, preening and strutting being a joy to watch from start to finish. This is vintage Prince at his total best, and amazing viewing. The menu's are superb (as one would expect from a GSH release) and follow the theme of the Dirty Mind vinyl inserts. Overall this is a superior release to the Global Funkschool one in every single way - better menu's, better quality picture and better quality sound.
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