City Lights: Detroit/Providence 2CD
Superhero Records
Catalog # SBS04
Release Year 1995  
2CD Length 75:30 | 61:51
Date/Venue Detroit / Providence 1982
Source Soundboard
Quality EX
G2P Rating 5/5.0

Track Listing
30 November 1982 Masonic Temple, Detroit (Disc 1)
10 February 1983 Civic Center Providence (Disc 2)
Disc #1
  1. Controversy
  2. Let's work
  3. Little red Corvette
  4. Do me, baby
  5. Head
  6. Uptown
  7. How come U don't call me anymore?
  8. Lady cab driver
  9. International lover
  10. 1999
  11. D.M.S.R.
              Disc #2
  1. Controversy
  2. Let's work
  3. Do me, baby
  4. D.M.S.R.
  5. Still waiting
  6. How come U don't call me anymore?
  7. Lady cab driver
  8. Little red Corvette
  9. Dirty mind
  10. International lover
  11. 1999

Deane's Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
Two excellent soundboard shows from the 1999 Tour. The shows are very much alike and both have excellent sound quality. Includes a 12 page booklet with period photos and very little information about the shows. City Lights is an amazing set of 11cds (9 shows) and is an important document of early Prince performances.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 5/5.0)
A truly amazing set. If I had to choose one release of 1999 shows to keep from my collection this would be the one. One of the fantastic things about this is the transition which takes place between the Dirty Mind/Controversy tours and this one. Continuing with his expirimentations of Controversy, Prince begins using synths much more prominently in his music, which contributes greatly to his musical growth over the next few years. The sound on these shows is probably the best of all the City Lights shows, and the cover art is creative and shows the amount of thought put into the making of this historical 11 CD set.

Mike's Comments  (rates this release 5/5.0)
Two shows from different stages of the 1999 tour. Both are excellent, and with the sound coming straight from the mixing desk this is about as good a document from the tour as it is possible to get. Not one to be missed.

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