Any Sexy MF's In The House
Catalog # FBG 08
Release Year 2007
2CD Length 66:25 / 42:24
Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh 29th July 1993
Act II Tour Meadowbank Stadium,
Edinburgh 29th July 1993
1. My Name Is Prince 2. Sexy MF (including Love 2 The 9's) 3. The Beautiful Ones
4. Let's Go Crazy 5. Kiss 6. Irresistible Bitch 7. She's Always In My Hair 8.
Raspberry Beret 9. Sometimes It Snows In April 10. The Cross 11. Sign O' The
Times 12. Purple Rain 13. And God Created Woman 14. Diamonds And Pearls 15.
Little Red Corvette 16. Strollin' 17. Scandalous 18. Girls And Boys
1. Arabic Intro 2. 7 3. 1999 4. Baby I'm A Star 5. America 6. It's Gonna Be A
Beautiful Night (including Take The A-train) 7. Speech (including What's My Name
- Race) 8. Come 9. Endorphinmachine 10. Johnny
Comments (rates this release 4.0/5.0)
This is a
completely different source recording as the previous fan release which, to be
honest, is very unimpressive. Thankfully the difference between the two is vast
and this release is far superior.
Previously the audience level was too obtrusive to be enjoyable and for large
portions of the recording they drowned out the concert. Here we have an audience
level which is at worst on the loud side, and at best bordering on the
unresponsive (which wasn't the case). Reduced audience level aside, this
recording is not without it's share of problems - a number of small drop-outs
during the intro to 'Purple Rain' and the beginning of 'And God Created Woman'
being the two which I picked up on. There is some shrill distortion on Prince's
guitar during both 'She's Always In My Hair' and 'The Cross' which seems to
affect the right channel and (to be perfectly fair) is rather annoying after a
few minutes. It subsides, but it's at it's worst during these two tracks. The
remainder is of a very decent quality and the encore section in particular
(Speech - Johnny) is pretty impressive. As for the show itself, it's an
excellent example of an Act II show from the early stages of the tour and the
fact it contains the 'Come/Endorphinmachine' encore in itself makes this one of
the better concerts. For the most part it's a rather typical show with few
changes in the main part of the show. The longer instrumental interlude is yet
to be added and the piano segment is proceeded by only 'And God Created Woman'
and 'Diamonds And Pearls'. The speech proceeding 'Come' is a lengthy 6 1/2
minutes and includes various spoken phrases from both 'What's My Name' and
'Race' before the band launch into 'Come' which segues into 'Endorphinmachine'.
Any release which improves on a previously circulating poor recording will
always get a thumbs-up, and the fact that this recording is so much better
really is impressive. The show may not be the best of the tour, but the
performance and set-list are impressive and that makes a worthwhile, enjoyable
release - even with the flaws this recording has. This is also circulating as an
audience filmed video recording.