Catalog # 115659
Release Year Denmark
CD Length 70:25
Date/Venue Studio Outakes 1980-82 & Jam Session
Deane's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
This disc contains an odd mix of tracks from the 1980-82. Vibrator is an interesting outake from the Vanity 6 sessions. The instrumental called Climax is a very common filler on outake CDs from this early period. Lisa is an unreleased track written about the Revolution keyboard player Lisa Coleman. The best track on this disc is a 40 minute bluesy jam session loosely about Billy Sparks funky sunglasses. He played the club owner in Purple Rain. The guitar work in Billy's Sunglasses is amazing. The beginnings of a number of songs are in this jam including Erotic City.
Dale's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
As far as I know, this is the only release that contains the complete version of Billy's Sunglasses. That coupled with pretty decent sound quality make this release a must have in my book.
Mike's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
The 'Billy's sunglasses' jam accounts for a little over 50 minutes of the running time. It's funky if a little one-dimensional; worth a listen, definitely. The rest of the material here is available on many other bootlegs in similar or marginally better quality. The 2 'Vibrator talk' tracks are just the dialogues from 'Vibrator' so are not songs in their own right.