G2P Rating 4.75/5.0
2CD Length 46:33 | 53:28
Date/Venue Demos and Outtakes 1977-87
Demos And Outtakes 1977-87
Just As Long As We're Together,
Instrumental, Instrumental, Broken Lonely And Crying, Gotta Stop Messin About,
Tick Tick Bang, Turn It Up, Dmsr, Delirious, Something In The Water Does Not
Compute, Erotic City, Computer Blue - Darling Nikki, Darling Nikki, Miss
Understood, Suzie Lovelace, Get On Up, U Gotta Shake Something
Comments (rates this release 4.75/5.0)
An odd mix of outakes and demos. Gotta Stop (Messin About)
sounds like the released version and I doubt Suzie Lovelace (a Brown Mark track)
has any Prince invovlement. The Early version of Tick Tick Bang is great to have
as is the 15 minute jam called U Gotta Shake Something. Miss Understood has
Susannah on vocals and is a forgotten Family track. Includes a 12 page booklet
with track information and pix from various periods.
Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
A magnificent collection of early material. 'Broken' is in
the 'Jack U off'/'Horny toad' vein though perhaps a little better than both of
those. The real surprise here is 'Tick, tick bang' in its original form from
1981 - it's bouncy, funky and pretty funny. The demo to 'Something in the water'
sounds stronger than the version he did release, while 'Computer blue' is here
in all of its original 11-minute glory. The only oddity is 'Suzie Lovelace'
which most likely had nothing to do with Prince at all. The overall verdict