Purple Rush 5 4CD
Catalog # SAB 218-219-220-221
Release Year  2004
4CD Length 77:14 | 76:07 | 72:08 | 68:45
Date/Venue Various 1983-1985
Source Soundboard/Audience Recording
Quality EX-/EX+
Rating 4.75/5.0

Track Listing
Disc 1
Benefit Show for Minnesota Dance Theater - First Avenue, Minneapolis : 3rd August 1983

1. Let's Go Crazy 2. When You Were Mine 3. A Case Of You 4. Computer Blue 5. Delirious 6. Electric Intercourse 7. Automatic 8. I Would Die 4 U 9. Baby I'm A Star 10. Little Red Corvette 11. Loyce Houlton Speech 12. Purple Rain 13. D.M.S.R.

Piano Rehearsal : 1983
14. Cold Coffee And Cocaine 15. Mama

Disc 2
First Avenue, Minneapolis : 7th June 1984 (Audience Recording EX-)

1. 17 Days 2. Our Destiny 3. Roadhouse Garden 4. Prince Speaks 5. All Day, All Night 6. Free 7. Noon Rendezvous 8. Erotic City 9. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 10. When Doves Cry 11. Happy Birthday 12. Irresistible Bitch 13. Possessed

Disc 3
Purple Rain Tour - Carrier Dome, Syracuse : 30th March 1985

1. Intro 2. Let's Go Crazy 3. Delirious 4. 1999 5. Little Red Corvette 6. Take Me With U 7. Yankee Doodle 8. Interlude 9. Do Me, Baby 10. Irresistible Bitch 11. Possessed 12. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore 13. Temptation 14. Let's Pretend We're Married 15. International Lover 16. God 17. Computer Blue 18. Darling Nikki 19. Interlude 20. The Beautiful Ones

Disc 4
1. When Doves Cry 2. I Would Die 4 U 3. Baby I'm A Star 4. Purple Rain

7th Street Entry, Minneapolis : 25th October 1984 (Audience Recording EX)
5. Africa Talks To You 6. Erotic City 7. Mutiny 8. Blues In G 9. Instrumental Jam

Mike's Comments(rates this release 4.75/5.0)
The fifth and (apparently) last of Sabotage's 'Purple Rush' volumes of rehearsals and concert recordings from the 82-85 era. Disc 1 contains the brilliant First Avenue August 83 show in soundboard quality, along with 2 bonus tracks from the piano rehearsals in 83. The piano tracks were released on 'Purple Rush Volume 2', but Sabotage have since tracked down an improved recording-hence their inclusion here. Disc 2 is the real gem on this set though. This birthday show from 1984 has been circulating in pretty bad quality for years, so to have to have it in this clarity is nothing short of amazing. It's a great show, with some rarely performed tracks-including the one and only live outing of 'Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden'. Next up is the famous Syracuse 85 concert in perfect soundboard quality. This is THE clearest version of the show there is. Yep, it's on hundreds of other titles, but NONE of them are as clear as this. Disc 4 contains an unannounced show from 7th Street Entry in October 1984, again with much improved sound quality over the other releases this show features on. As with the other 'Purple Rush' volumes, the art-work is beautiful and the booklet includes passages about each show from Turn It Up 2.0. A brilliant ending to an essential collection of  'Purple' material.

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