Temple Auditorium, Detroit 30th November 1982
1999 Tour Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit 30th November 1982
1. Controversy 2. Let's Work 3. Little Red Corvette 4. Do Me, Baby 5.
Head 6. Uptown 7. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore 8. Lady Cab Driver 9.
International Lover 10. 1999 11. D.M.S.R.
(rates this release 5.0/5.0)
Sourced from the circulating
City Lights : Detroit / Providence
release, this is 4DaFunk's version of the excellent Detroit 1982 soundboard.
This is the only complete soundboard from the first leg of the 1999 tour widely
circulating which is not sourced from video (the Houston 29th December 1982
recording comes from the video footage), so having something this special in
this stunning quality is very special indeed.
This show is extremely unusual in the respect that both 'Head' and 'Uptown' make
an appearance during the first half of the show in place of 'D.M.S.R' which is
played as a closing encore following '1999'. The only downside to this is that
the piano segment contains only one track, and even the short instrumental intro
of 'With You' is not performed. The show is extremely lengthy and one of the
longest of the entire tour due in part to the two rare inclusions in the first
half of the show and a very lengthy 10 minute version of 'International Lover'
with an extended "seduction speech" which is laughably cheesy. The quality of
the recording is certainly an improvement over the City Lights release in that
some of the light hiss has been removed and the audio is far more powerful.
Unfortunately the 2 second drop-out during the outro of 'Lady Cab Driver' is
still here as is the sound glitch during 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore' -
although these are merely observations and not criticisms.
As with the other recent 4DaFunk Soundboard Series releases sourced from the
City Lights set, I wouldn't class these as replacement releases - they are more
updated versions of much-loved classics.