April 22, 2012 – 1:09 pm

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Plays The Music Of Prince Vol 1 [no label, 1CD]

Various locations and dates. Excellent live tracks (soundboard), from FM, TV, etc.

Back in 1990, for Miles Davis and Prince fans, the big news was the collaboration between the two and the Crucial bootleg became a much sought-after item, fetching around US$70 or more if one could find it. However, the much-heralded team-up was not to be. The two only appeared on one track - Can I Play With U? (listed as Little Red Riding Hood on the release).

But Davis and Prince did meet up (or sort of on Sticky Wicked), as toejam noted at
1986: Prince attended Miles’s 60th birthday party in NY.
1987: Miles guested on stage for the New Year’s Eve benefit concert at Paisley Park. He played a five-minute solo on “Beautiful Night”.
1988: Miles overdubed a trumpet solo on a Prince/Chaka Khan collaboration “Sticky Wicked” released on Chaka’s CK album (they were never in the studio together though).
1991: Miles died and Prince announced that his next album would feature a 20-minute section devoted to Miles. Nothing more has ever been heard about this project, however the silent track on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic is said to be in memory of Miles.
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And when Davis played live, notably between 1987 and probably until he died in 1991, Prince’s Movie Star and Penetration were included in his setlist.

Thanks to layon70 who compiled the tracks and shared them on Demonoid. layon70 noted:

This is a compilation with the best songs I could find or get of Miles playing Prince compositions. These tunes have been selected because they have got very little or no tape-noise. All are soundboard - broadcasts (probably) FM, TV, tape, etc… Some songs are almost perfect and some just pretty good.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Hopscotch, A Love Bizarre (snippet) [Pescara, Italy, 1986-07-27] (2.3MB)
Track 02. Movie Star [Lugano, Switzerland, 1987-07-01] (11.0MB)
03. Movie Star [Montreux, Switzerland, 1988-07-07] - Omitted*
Track 04. One Phone Call, Street Scenes, America [Munich, Germany, 1987-07-18] (17.0MB)
Track 05. Movie Star [Munich, Germany, 1987-07-18] (10.4MB)
Track 06. Movie Star [Hamburg, Germany, 1987-11-24] (9.4MB)
Track 07. Penetration [Hamburg, Germany, 1991-06-28] (12.0MB)
Track 08. Movie Star [Nice, France, 1987-07-11] (10.4MB)
Track 09. Movie Star [Miramas, France, 1988-02-16] (9.0MB)
Track 10. Penetration [Paris, France, 1991-07-10] (12.6MB)
Track 11. Full Nelson, A Love Bizarre [Oslo, Norway, 1987-10-27] (6.6MB)
Track 12. Movie Star (incomplete) [Oslo, Norway, 1987-10-27] (8.0MB)
Track 13. Movie Star [Copenhagen, Denmark, 1988-10-17] (7.5MB)

* Available on The Complete Miles Davis At Montreux.

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  2. More great stories at this site too, especially the Alan Leeds and Eric Leeds interviews…
    …first-hand accounts of the collaboration between Miles and Prince, two eccentric geniuses.

    By joe gumbo on Apr 25, 2012

  3. Somehow, I’ve never heard about this. Should be a fun listen. Thank you!

    By Paul on May 30, 2013

  4. Miles played Penetration during his last European concert two months before he passed.

    By greg on Apr 23, 2016

  5. Miles Davis joins Prince on stage. 1987.

    By Cman on Apr 27, 2016

  6. Are any of these files still around?

    By Dennis on Apr 13, 2020

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