Purple Rush 3 4CD
Sabotage
Catalog # SAB 177/178/179/180
Release Year  2002
4CD Length 77.43 | 72.27 | 75.20 | 78.15
Date/Venue Purple Rain Tour Rehearsals
Source Soundboard Recordings
Quality VG+/EX
Rating 5/5.0

Track Listing
Studio rehearsal, May/June 1984 (discs 1 & 2)
Studio rehearsal, 15/10/84 (disc 3 & disc 4 track 11)
Studio rehearsal, Nov/Dec 1984 (disc 4 tracks 1 - 8)
The Family rehearsal, Summer 1984 (disc 4 tracks 9 & 10)
Disc #1
  1. 17 days
  2. When we're dancing close and slow
  3. Free
  4. Erotic City #1
  5. Erotic City #2
  6. Irresistible bitch #1
  7. Irresistible bitch #2
  8. When doves cry
  9. Possessed #1
  10. Possessed #2
  11. All day, all night
  12. Something in the water (does not compute)
              Disc #2
  1. 17 days #1
  2. Our destiny #1
  3. Roadhouse garden #1
  4. 17 days #2
  5. Our destiny #2
  6. Roadhouse garden #2
  7. All day, all night
  8. Free
  9. Erotic City / All the critics love U in New York
  10. Something in the water (does not compute)
  11. Irresistible bitch
  12. When doves cry
  13. Possessed
              Disc #3
  1. Erotic City
  2. Let's go crazy / Drum rehearsal take
  3. Concert intro. / Let's go crazy #2
  4. Delirious
  5. 1999 / Yankee doodle dandy
  6. Little red Corvette
  7. Free
  8. Father's song
  9. God
  10. Computer blue
  11. Darling Nikki
  12. The beautiful ones
  13. When doves cry
  14. I would die 4 U
              Disc #4
  1. Another lonely Christmas [instrumental]
  2. Another lonely Christmas [keyboard bassline]
  3. When the saints go marching in [vox rehearsal]
  4. Another lonely Christmas [keyboard, bass, guitar]
  5. Another lonely Christmas
  6. Let's go crazy [instrumental]
  7. Instrumental jam
  8. Let's go crazy [instrumental]
  9. Mutiny
  10. Desire
  11. Baby I'm a star

Comments
Mike's Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
A great round-up of Purple rain-era rehearsals. Quite a number of the songs featured were played rarely, if at all, during the concerts of 1984-85 which makes this set very interesting to anyone who has graduated beyond being a casual fan. The first rehearsal here is for the birthday show of 1984, the second pre-dates the start of the Purple rain tour by just under a month and is by and large a performance of the regular setlist, while the third is most likely in preparation for the 'homecoming' St. Paul concerts just after Christmas 1984. This is definitely recommended.

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