Thursday, February 01, 2007

Super Bowl Halftime Preview: Prince

In recent years, the halftime show at the Super Bowl has taken on a life of it's own. Ever since U2 claimed it was a "Beautiful Day" and Janet Jackson lost control and shocked the rhythm nation, the Pepsi (sic) halftime show at the Superbowl has been met with both anxiety and excitement. This year will be no different. Billy Joel will be performing the national anthem during his second Super Bowl appearance, and Prince will be performing during halftime. Yes, you read that right, the dude with the assless pants will preside over the festivities. Would you rather have performing at the halftime show "Hooray for Everything," a group of "clean-cut youngsters" who sing about the dancingest hemisphere, the Western Hemisphere? Yeah, thought so. Let the purple reign.

Hide the children? Naw, I don't think you need to worry. Prince the man has kinda mellowed over the years, but his music has not. What you should expect to hear while you're waiting in line to use your bathroom is a medley of his hits and possibly a cover or two. Howard Stern played a copy of Prince's new track, a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower" and the Foo Fighter's "Best Of You." It sounded good, so look to hear that one played on Sunday.

So in honor of this occasion, I've decided to upload an ENTIRE rehearsal of Prince's seminal 1987 Sign O' The Times tour. Called "Now's The Time," you have before yourself a really wonderful document of a moment in Prince's career where he was firing on all cylinders, and the sound quality of it is AMAZING. If you love the album "Sign O The Times," YOU MUST GET THIS CONCERT. The songs here are in all of it's extended playing glory and even included are a few of his hits.

Here is the set list:

Sign O The Times
Play In The Sunshine
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
Slow Love
Starfish And Coffee
Hot Thing
Now's The Time
Sheila E Drum Solo
If I Was Your Girlfriend
U Got The Look
Strange Relationship
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Forever In My Life
The Cross
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Little Red Corvette
Erotic City
What's Your Name - Let's Pretend We're Married


Anonymous said...

If you'd like the set list, why here it is.
'Let's Go Crazy'
'Baby I'm a Star'
'Proud Mary' (brief)
'Best Of You'
'Purple Rain' complete with releasing of doves. The whole set is actually pretty cool, for being Prince.

DMY said...

Now's the time is a great show !
you forgot to mention that it has been recorded on 31/12/1987 and that Miles Davis is a special guest (on stage about 1/2 the show but mostly playing on Beautiful Night)