With the 20ten tour now over, a lot of criticism on prince.org and Moquake appeared. Sure , a lot of hits and covers were played but this was also one of the Prince tours with the most variety between shows (due to them being rehearsals according to Prince himself). Setlists were different for each and every show, with a strong backbone of hits and classics. BUT there were also quite a lot of one-off or rare performances. These were the cherries on the pie for avid fans like the creator of this video. It contains the best performances of this 'tour, both performance- and quality of footage wise. The songs were sequenced as to follow a normal setlist as closely as possible, even indluding some aftershow footage (it was compiled before amager bio was released, a new version might be on the way):
1) Controversy, Antwerp (the intro is spectacular)
2) Empty Room , Herning
3) Stratus , Herning (the only stratus available including Sheila E)
4) Future Soul Song, Copenhagen
5) Party Hearty , Arnhem ''pre-show aftershow''
6) Which Way Is Up, same
7) The Love We Make, Antwerp
8) Shh, Arnhem (for the funny romancing the girl and the drums, showing the John Blackwell supremacy over Cora Dunham)
9) Crimson and Clover, Berlin
10) Forever In My Life, Berlin (for the fluent transition into...
11) Act of God,Berlin
12) Dreamer , Antwerp
13) I Feel For You/A Love Bizarre, Antwerp. This was included because it is a very good example of prince being very relaxed during 20ten.
14) Peach, Rome. nice example of last encore to half empty venue
15) Sometimes It Snows In April, Bergen, same. (just Prince on guitar and Renato on piano instead of the full band version often performed on this tour)
16) Beautiful Strange, paris one off show
17) Miss You, paris one off show. Impersonation of mick and keith
18) Bonus, explanation on video.
What should be included and what not is highly personal and debatable but the video is relased as is for all of you not into /capable of video-editing to enjoy....
Note also that this is meant as a free release; to prevent it from being sold some messages have been included in the video and titels to the songs have been added.
Finally, all this would not have been possible without the terrific work by UCI and friends. Enjoy this dvd and also thank(s to)them for the terrific work they have done!!!!
part 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EQ0QLK3R
part 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J65TITOB
part 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4YNGJZ2S
part 4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8DNAKPM0
part 5: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=943YKYGR
Release info: this is released as an mp4 video. It could be transferred to a dvd but that would mean serious loss of videoquality. It could also be made into a blu-ray disc but that would make this into an 11gb up/download. Therefore it is released as is so it can be played on mediaboxes , pc's etc. Therefore it's up to you to decide to do this or not...