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Thread started 01/16/18 6:25pm

purplegirl00

Noon Rendezvous (19 min. rehearsal version Prince vocals)

Oh my.. heard it for the first time tonight. Just absolute wonderfulness- sexy, romantic, and spellbinding. The guitar riffs.. faint This version sounds like it could've been in Purple Rain. Anyone know if that was a plan? I know ultimately the song went to Sheila's album and tracked in Feb. 1984, which was around the same time as Prince was recording/ tracking songs for Purple Rain so I just wondered.

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Reply #1 posted 01/16/18 11:43pm

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Amazing isn't it smile
The rehearsal has been around for years now, and sound quality should be pretty good.
In case you are unaware there are more tracks from that rehearsal


Track listing
Rehearsal, June 1984
1.
I've Gotta Shake This Feeling Baby (Purple Rain)
2.
Noon Rendezvous
3.
Free
4.
Erotic City/All The Critics Love U In New York
5.
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
6.
When Doves Cry
7.
Irresistible Bitch


Edit: the rehearsal set was in preparation for his birthday show,
The birthday show is amazing too! A must have for fans
[Edited 1/16/18 23:54pm]
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #2 posted 01/17/18 1:20am

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FragileUndertow said:

Amazing isn't it smile
The rehearsal has been around for years now, and sound quality should be pretty good.
In case you are unaware there are more tracks from that rehearsal


Track listing
Rehearsal, June 1984
1.
I've Gotta Shake This Feeling Baby (Purple Rain)
2.
Noon Rendezvous
3.
Free
4.
Erotic City/All The Critics Love U In New York
5.
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
6.
When Doves Cry
7.
Irresistible Bitch


Edit: the rehearsal set was in preparation for his birthday show,
The birthday show is amazing too! A must have for fans
[Edited 1/16/18 23:54pm]


Awesome boot worship
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Reply #3 posted 01/17/18 10:05am

purplegirl00

FragileUndertow said:

Amazing isn't it smile
The rehearsal has been around for years now, and sound quality should be pretty good.
In case you are unaware there are more tracks from that rehearsal


Track listing
Rehearsal, June 1984
1.
I've Gotta Shake This Feeling Baby (Purple Rain)
2.
Noon Rendezvous
3.
Free
4.
Erotic City/All The Critics Love U In New York
5.
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
6.
When Doves Cry
7.
Irresistible Bitch


Edit: the rehearsal set was in preparation for his birthday show,
The birthday show is amazing too! A must have for fans
[Edited 1/16/18 23:54pm]


No, I did not know. I was a hits fan before he passed so I missed out on a lot of this incredible music. Thank you! I hope I get hear the complete rehearsal and the actual birthday show one day, especially if it’s on the level of this song.
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Reply #4 posted 01/17/18 10:32am

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As much as I enjoy it, the studio version doesn't hold a candle to this.

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Reply #5 posted 01/17/18 10:40am

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purplegirl00 said:

Oh my.. heard it for the first time tonight. Just absolute wonderfulness- sexy, romantic, and spellbinding. The guitar riffs.. faint This version sounds like it could've been in Purple Rain. Anyone know if that was a plan? I know ultimately the song went to Sheila's album and tracked in Feb. 1984, which was around the same time as Prince was recording/ tracking songs for Purple Rain so I just wondered.

a great feeling when you hear something unheard right?

Love it,

Don't know if it was intended for Purple Rain the movie, could have been one of those many submitted to Magnoli, but you could easily put together your Purple Rain movie soundtrack playlist and add it in there and it works

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Reply #6 posted 01/17/18 11:02am

bobgeorge77

I absolutely LOVE this track! I could play this on repeat all day! (In fact, I have before on drives). And yes, that feeling you get when u hear something new....priceless!! It's excited, then music!!!

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Reply #7 posted 01/17/18 11:23am

PurpleYoda3121

One of my favorites.

U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #8 posted 01/17/18 11:28am

Silvertongue7

Is 19 minutes the duration of Noon Rendezvous or the duration of the whole rehearsal? I have a 6 minute version (not sure if it’s the same) of NR and it’s amazing. The ending, when he repeats ‘Sitting in this café, waiting for my baby’ drives me insane!
[Edited 1/17/18 11:30am]
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Reply #9 posted 01/17/18 12:53pm

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One of my first bootlegs and always a pleasure to listen to. This one made me feel like I was there in the warehouse.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #10 posted 01/17/18 2:14pm

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oh thx 4 the reminder! haven't listened to that rehearsal in ages ... just doing it right no headbang ... I soooooo adore this version of something in the water worship

the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #11 posted 01/17/18 3:54pm

purplegirl00

Silvertongue7 said:

Is 19 minutes the duration of Noon Rendezvous or the duration of the whole rehearsal? I have a 6 minute version (not sure if it’s the same) of NR and it’s amazing. The ending, when he repeats ‘Sitting in this café, waiting for my baby’ drives me insane! [Edited 1/17/18 11:30am]

No, it's just Noon Rendezvous.

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Reply #12 posted 01/17/18 4:01pm

Silvertongue7

purplegirl00 said:



Silvertongue7 said:


Is 19 minutes the duration of Noon Rendezvous or the duration of the whole rehearsal? I have a 6 minute version (not sure if it’s the same) of NR and it’s amazing. The ending, when he repeats ‘Sitting in this café, waiting for my baby’ drives me insane! [Edited 1/17/18 11:30am]


No, it's just Noon Rendezvous.


In that case... I need to hear this!
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Reply #13 posted 01/17/18 8:05pm

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PurpleYoda3121 said:

One of my favorites.

yeahthat cloud9

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Reply #14 posted 01/17/18 8:20pm

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Also love this. I remember this when it was just (just lol) 14 mins on the Neon Rendezvous boot. 1 o the first few boots I jacked back when. 2 have the last few mins is precious.Keep singin guitar. He def was in a zone w/ this 1. Have had this on repeat many a times. Just magical. The guitar, the chorus, his screams, even his mumbling verses, everything just right sad n cloud9

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Reply #15 posted 01/18/18 6:22am

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"Change... change"
You'll never know a girl called Nikki and you'll never find Erotic City
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Reply #16 posted 02/27/18 12:37pm

purplegirl00

FragileUndertow said:

Amazing isn't it smile The rehearsal has been around for years now, and sound quality should be pretty good. In case you are unaware there are more tracks from that rehearsal Track listing Rehearsal, June 1984 1. I've Gotta Shake This Feeling Baby (Purple Rain) 2. Noon Rendezvous 3. Free 4. Erotic City/All The Critics Love U In New York 5. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 6. When Doves Cry 7. Irresistible Bitch Edit: the rehearsal set was in preparation for his birthday show, The birthday show is amazing too! A must have for fans [Edited 1/16/18 23:54pm]

I was able to get the entire rehearsal a few weeks back and WOW- the whole thing is just amazing. After listening to the album version of "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)" and his more recent live performances of it (2014/2015), I am really digging this version the best. I don't know if it's the screaming or what. It's magnificent. Just thought I'd give an update. biggrin

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purplegirl00 said:



FragileUndertow said:


Amazing isn't it smile The rehearsal has been around for years now, and sound quality should be pretty good. In case you are unaware there are more tracks from that rehearsal Track listing Rehearsal, June 1984 1. I've Gotta Shake This Feeling Baby (Purple Rain) 2. Noon Rendezvous 3. Free 4. Erotic City/All The Critics Love U In New York 5. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 6. When Doves Cry 7. Irresistible Bitch Edit: the rehearsal set was in preparation for his birthday show, The birthday show is amazing too! A must have for fans [Edited 1/16/18 23:54pm]


I was able to get the entire rehearsal a few weeks back and WOW- the whole thing is just amazing. After listening to the album version of "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)" and his more recent live performances of it (2014/2015), I am really digging this version the best. I don't know if it's the screaming or what. It's magnificent. Just thought I'd give an update. biggrin




Awesome! I'd knew you'd love it
biggrin

YOU might want to seek out the 1st Ave birthday show. It's the one that features Roadhouse Garden, our destiny.
Its highly regarded as one of the best bootlegs out there. Sound is excellent too
[Edited 2/27/18 13:37pm]
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #18 posted 02/27/18 1:56pm

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FragileUndertow said:

purplegirl00 said:

I was able to get the entire rehearsal a few weeks back and WOW- the whole thing is just amazing. After listening to the album version of "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)" and his more recent live performances of it (2014/2015), I am really digging this version the best. I don't know if it's the screaming or what. It's magnificent. Just thought I'd give an update. biggrin

Awesome! I'd knew you'd love it biggrin YOU might want to seek out the 1st Ave birthday show. It's the one that features Roadhouse Garden, our destiny. Its highly regarded as one of the best bootlegs out there. Sound is excellent too [Edited 2/27/18 13:37pm]

Nothing better! cloud9

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #19 posted 02/27/18 11:07pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



FragileUndertow said:


purplegirl00 said:



I was able to get the entire rehearsal a few weeks back and WOW- the whole thing is just amazing. After listening to the album version of "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)" and his more recent live performances of it (2014/2015), I am really digging this version the best. I don't know if it's the screaming or what. It's magnificent. Just thought I'd give an update. biggrin



Awesome! I'd knew you'd love it biggrin YOU might want to seek out the 1st Ave birthday show. It's the one that features Roadhouse Garden, our destiny. Its highly regarded as one of the best bootlegs out there. Sound is excellent too [Edited 2/27/18 13:37pm]

Nothing better! cloud9


You can tell he was bored with PR before it was even released. He had moved on to a different style, then after PR blew up he had to go back. He said that your almost drove him nuts
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Reply #20 posted 03/01/18 6:56am

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NouveauDance said:

As much as I enjoy it, the studio version doesn't hold a candle to this.

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Reply #21 posted 03/13/18 2:45pm

purplegirl00

FragileUndertow said:

purplegirl00 said:

I was able to get the entire rehearsal a few weeks back and WOW- the whole thing is just amazing. After listening to the album version of "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)" and his more recent live performances of it (2014/2015), I am really digging this version the best. I don't know if it's the screaming or what. It's magnificent. Just thought I'd give an update. biggrin

Awesome! I'd knew you'd love it biggrin YOU might want to seek out the 1st Ave birthday show. It's the one that features Roadhouse Garden, our destiny. Its highly regarded as one of the best bootlegs out there. Sound is excellent too [Edited 2/27/18 13:37pm]

Thanks, I will!

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purplepolitician said:

Also love this. I remember this when it was just (just lol) 14 mins on the Neon Rendezvous boot. 2 have the last few mins is precious. cloud9

That's what I still have, from the Purple Rush Bootleg:

Rehearsal #1:

Free (4:23)

Erotic City (8:22)

Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (13:36)

When Doves Cry (9:13)

Irresistible Bitch (7:50)

Gotta Shake This Feeling (Purple Rain) (12:28)

Noon Rendezvous (14:33)

I didn't know an upgrade had appeared. And in a different playing order, too. neutral

[Edited 3/15/18 10:55am]

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Reply #23 posted 03/15/18 11:03am

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scififilmnerd said:

purplepolitician said:

Also love this. I remember this when it was just (just lol) 14 mins on the Neon Rendezvous boot. 2 have the last few mins is precious. cloud9

That's what I still have, from the Purple Rush Bootleg:

Rehearsal #1:

Free (4:23)

Erotic City (8:22)

Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (13:36)

When Doves Cry (9:13)

Irresistible Bitch (7:50)

Gotta Shake This Feeling (Purple Rain) (12:28)

Noon Rendezvous (14:33)

I didn't know an upgrade had appeared. And in a different playing order, too. neutral

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Reply #24 posted 03/15/18 11:06am

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scififilmnerd said:

purplepolitician said:

Also love this. I remember this when it was just (just lol) 14 mins on the Neon Rendezvous boot. 2 have the last few mins is precious. cloud9

That's what I still have, from the Purple Rush Bootleg:

Rehearsal #1:

Free (4:23)

Erotic City (8:22)

Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (13:36)

When Doves Cry (9:13)

Irresistible Bitch (7:50)

Gotta Shake This Feeling (Purple Rain) (12:28)

Noon Rendezvous (14:33)

I didn't know an upgrade had appeared. And in a different playing order, too. neutral

[Edited 3/15/18 10:55am]

Here is the info for the release you need, then you can dump the purple rush.

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Noon Rendezvous
1 CDRLabel : Free Boot Generation

Catalogue : #FBG 18

Disc Length : 76:33

Source : Soundboard Recording

Sound Quality : EX

Year Of Release : 2008
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Rehearsal for First Avenue 1984 Birthday ShowMay / June 1984
1. Gotta Shake This Feelin' 2. Noon Rendezvous 3. Free 4. Erotic City 5. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 6. When Doves Cry 7. Irresistible Bitch
COMMENT
This rehearsal for the upcoming 1984 birthday show at First Avenue has previously been circulating on numerous releases, the most obvious being 'Neon Rendezvous' and Sabotage's 'Purple Rush Volume 1'. Sourced from an age-old tape, this particular release runs over 6 minutes longer than any other version of the rehearsal, which is obviously a major bonus.

The most obvious, more complete part of the rehearsal is 'Noon Rendezvous' which lasts 18:27 (as opposed to the aforementioned releases which fade the song out at 14:30), however there is also some transitional chatting and Prince instructing the band between songs which doesn't appear on other releases - all in all quite an interesting new version of a much-loved rehearsal. Unfortunately to my ears the quality of the soundboard recording is slightly lacking in comparison to the Sabotage release with some audible hiss throughout the opening 'Gotta Shake This Feelin', along with a few other minor niggles throughout. The recording is slightly muddy in parts, and whilst I'd still happily rate this as an EX soundboard, it's just missing the clarity which the Sabotage release has overall. Still, that doesn't detract in any way from what is one of the best releases of 2008 so far. The rehearsal itself is one of the better from the era with some phenomenal guitar-work throughout. The opening 'Gotta Shake This Feelin' features a line from 'Another Lonely Christmas', although it's shortness really can't be classed as a performance of the song, and is basically the extended First Avenue 83 instrumental performance (complete with guitar work dropped on the released recording) with a repeated phrase of "Gotta shake this feeling, baby" maxed out to 12:40. This is followed by Prince's version of Sheila E's 'Noon Rendezvous' which appears to go into '17 Days', however the recording ends abruptly. A pretty straightforward 'Free' is followed by an excellent extended 'Erotic City', this time incorporating 'All The Critics Love U In New York', however on Prince's "All The Critics" cue, the recording ends momentarily, so we only get a few bars of the song - again, I've left it off the tracklisting as only a few seconds are audible. The highlight of the rehearsal are the following 'Something In The Water' and 'When Doves Cry' - 'Something In The Water' for being an astonishing near-14 minute jam with ferocious guitar, and 'When Doves Cry' for containing some inspired screaming (check it out at 8:47 into the song). Any time an old rehearsal is given a new lease of life is worthy of applause, however when that rehearsal is released in more it's complete form, it really is something to be very, very thankful for. Excellent rehearsal, excellent content, excellent performance and excellent quality recording. A release which should be vying for the title of "Best Of 2008".

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TheDigitalGardener said:

scififilmnerd said:

That's what I still have, from the Purple Rush Bootleg:

Rehearsal #1:

I didn't know an upgrade had appeared. And in a different playing order, too. neutral

Here is the info for the release you need, then you can dump the purple rush.

.

Noon Rendezvous
1 CDRLabel : Free Boot Generation

Catalogue : #FBG 18

Disc Length : 76:33

Source : Soundboard Recording

Sound Quality : EX

Year Of Release : 2008
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for posting the information. hug

[Edited 3/15/18 11:32am]

rainbow woot! FREE THE 29 MAY 1993 COME CONFIGURATION! woot! rainbow
rainbow woot! FREE THE 1994 CHAOS AND DISORDER CONFIGURATION woot! rainbow
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