Catalog # 4DF 025/026
Release Year 2005
2CD Length 59:47 / 60:35
Date/Venue Glam Slam, LA 6/27/1994
Source Audience Recording
The quality of the recording itself was superb with what little audience noise there was adding to the recording and making for a great atmosphere. Many unreleased (at the time) tracks are played, yet the crowd match Prince word-for-word on the lyrics - personally something I love to hear. The show opens with a snippet of the US 'Star Spangled Banner' before moving into 'The Ride'. 'Shhh', 'Days Of Wild' and 'Now' are evidently known to the crowd from previous performances as they are very well received and 'Days Of Wild' includes a brief portion of '777-9311' on the bass. 'Race' is introduced by Prince reciting the lyrics before launching in to the song and also includes spoken lyrics from both 'Days Of Wild' and ' The Exodus Has Begun'. 'Get Wild' is one of the undisputed highlights and is a mammoth 14 minutes long - due in part to all the band members getting their chance to shine including (unusually) Michael B who grabs a solo in the mid-section of the show as opposed to his normal solo to close out the song. The closing encores include a version of the 'Santana Medley' to rival any other performance of the track before the show is brought to a close with 'Johnny' and the crowd keep on chanting "NPG" long after the band have left.
There's no doubting both the quality of the recording and the
content of the show are amongst the best of 1994, and the work done by 4DaFunk
on their version has boosted and enhanced what was already an excellent release.