April 27, 2016 – 12:37 pm

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PRINCE R.I.P. 1958-2016

Prince, the songwriter, singer, producer, one-man studio band and consummate showman, died on April 21, 2016 at his residence, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minn, according to a statement from his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure. He was 57. No cause of death has been given. In a statement, the Carver County sheriff, Jim Olson, said that deputies responded to an emergency call at 9:43 am: “When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 am.” The sheriff’s office said it would continue to investigate his death.

Last week, responding to news reports that Prince’s plane had made an emergency landing because of a health scare, Ms. Noel-Schure said Prince was “fighting the flu.” Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, was a man bursting with music - a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on guitars, keyboards and drums and a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop, even as his music defied genres. In a career that lasted from the late 1970s until an arena tour this year, he was acclaimed as a sex symbol, a musical prodigy and an artist who shaped his career his way, often battling with accepted music-business practices. Prince’s Top 10 hits included “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”; albums like “Dirty Mind,” “1999” and “Sign O’ the Times” were full-length statements. “Purple Rain” (1984) also won him an Academy Award. - The New York Times

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Miles From The Park [Sabotage SAB 091, 1CD]

New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert, Paisley Park Studios, Soundstage, Minneapolis; December 31, 1987. Very good soundboard.

US$200 per person Benefit for the Minnesota Homeless. Miles Davis did a brief solo during It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night. Prince’s parents attended the show at Paisley Park, together with 400 attendees.

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Back in 1990, for Miles Davis and Prince fans, the big news was the collaboration between the two and the Crucial bootleg (click here) 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.
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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Click here to download Miles Davis Plays The Music Of Prince.

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Prince’s Death Prompts ‘Awkward’ Internet Surge - click here

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Thanks to pucholoco who shared the 1987 New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert on the net.

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Track 01. Hot Thing 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 02. If I Was Your Girlfriend 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 03. Let’s Go Crazy/Land Of 1000 Dances 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 04. When Doves Cry 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 05. Purple Rain/Auld Lang Syne 14:11 (23.8MB)
Track 06. 1999 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 07. U Got That Look 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 08. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night - Medley Part A 9:26 (15.9MB)
Track 09. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night - Medley Part B 6:55 (11.6MB)
Track 10. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night - Medley Part C 8:24 (14.1MB)
Track 11. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night - Medley Part D 9:10 (15.4MB)
79 mins

The It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night Medley * has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Prince - guitar, vocals
Boni Boyer - vocals
Sheila E - drums, percussion
Dr Fink - keyboards
Miko Weaver - rhythm guitar
Levi Seacer Jr - bass
Eric Leeds - saxophone
Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
Cat - backing vocals, dance
Joe “Foley” McCreary - guitar *
Miles Davis - trumpet *

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  1. 5 Responses to “PRINCE & MILES DAVIS - PAISLEY PARK 1987”

  2. The Artist … a true musical talent to 360 degrees … his was the first concert of my life, live at Stadio Simonetta Lamberti, Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy; July 18, 1990. Goodbye Mr. Nelson.

    By Domenico on Apr 27, 2016

  3. Very cool! Thank you!

    By [email protected] on Apr 27, 2016

  4. THanks, BigO. I saw Springsteen in Brooklyn Saturday night when he opened with Purple Rain. It was an incredible performance. Check it out on YouTube - there is an HD version…

    By TDC on Apr 28, 2016

  5. There is about 35 more minutes to this show, that I grabbed at another site.

    By jimg on Jul 7, 2016

  6. Is there any chance of a re-upload? I am a big Prince fan, and it looks like I missed this the first time around.

    By Jeff on Jul 10, 2019

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