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
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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