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Catalog # 20208
Release Year 1998 Italy
2CD Length 70:39 |63:26
Date/Venue 12 March 1993 Atlanta
Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.75/5.0)
Ok, a fairly average performance and, like most Act 1 show releases, it is an audience recording and rather bassy. The only oddity is Cream which wasn't played at later Act 1 shows. The encore, Partyman - Push, may be from the Ft Lauderdale 8 March 1993 show rather than the Atlanta show. Now, with that aside, the packaging is beautiful and would make a great gift for any fan. It comes in a heavy, glossy, custom sleeve with a sticker seal. Inside is a double height digipak with purple & gold and black & gold discs. The package has nice period images and fairly accurate tracklisting. I wish all releases were as nicely made as this one.
Mike's Comments (rates this release 2/5.0)
Nothing special here either in the setlist, performance or sound quality, so in bootleg terms a bit of a disappointment. The sleeve omits several of the songs played while some of those that are listed are completely wrong (e.g. 'Peach' is listed as 'She's a bitch' which, given that the song was written about Mayte, Prince might these days consider to be a more apt title!). Even for hard-nosed collectors this one is not a priority.