Studio Nights: The Rebels CD

Catalog #
Release Year   
CD Length 43:53
Date/Venue Unreleased 1979 Group Album and 1978 Outtakes
Source Soundboard
Quality VG+/EX
G2P Rating 4/5.0

Track Listing
The Rebels Unreleased 1979 Album
you, too long, loving you, thrill you or kill you, disco away, instrumental, instrumental, if i love u tonight, turn me on
1978 Outtakes
baby baby baby, nadeara, faked kfunk interview

Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
The Rebels were: Dez Dickenson, Andre Cymone, Bobby Z, Gayle Chapman, and Prince. They took turns on vocals and writing. This project is likely from the summer of 1979, but never got mastered nor released. Includes the earliest version of If I Love You Tonight with Gayle on vocals. The tracks range from guitar rock to disco funk to blues ballad. Also, as filler, on this disc are two outakes from 1978 and an interview for a fictious radio station, obviously Prince trying to be cool for a chick.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
This disc is part of the 'must have' release Studio Nights, an excellent 6 CD set. This disc has a lot of non-Prince tracks on it, but it is still a very nice document and considering the time period it came from the sound quality is excellent. Hearing Gayle Chapman sing If I Love You Tonight [sic] makes you think Mayte has a nice vocal range. Sorry Mayte, you know I love ya! ;)

Mike's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
These tracks come from Prince's band project of 1979, and as such his involvement in them is limited. He wrote some of the tracks (the best being 'You', later retitled as 'U' when he gave it to Paula Abdul), plays some instruments and sings lead on a few songs ('Baby baby baby' and 'Nadeara'). The K-Funk interview is a light-hearted practice interview conducted by Nadeara - probably not her real name - on Prince. It soon collapses into farce as both start making up stories.

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