A DVD-R OF PRINCE TV AND APPEARANCES 1987-1988 SIGN O THE TIMES AND LOVESEXY ERA.
MTV Video Music Awards : 11th September 1987
Sign O' The Times / Play In The Sunshine
MTV Video Music Awards : 11th September 1987 (Improved Source Recording)
Sign O' The Times
Network 7 UK Tour Cancellation Report : June 1987
Report (including Play In The Sunshine - Ahoyhal, Rotterdam : 26th June 1987)
MTV Sign O' The Times Film Report : 24th October 1987
New York Film Premiere
Sign O' The Times Film Premiere (UKTV) : July 1988
Video Soul : November 1987
Interview w/ Cat & Greg Brooks / Madhouse (The Perfect) Ten
MTV Lovesexy Tour Premiere Report : 17th July 1988
Report (including Sister / Adore - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris : 9th July 1988)
Lovesexy Tour Report (UKTV) : July 1988
Report (including Adore / Sister - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris : 9th July 1988)
TV-AM Airport Arrival : 25th July 1988
Heathrow Airport : 24th July 1988
Lovesexy Tour Aftershow - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg : 31st August 1988 (am)
Still Would Stand All Time
Lovesexy Tour Aftershow - The Palace, Reseda : 7th November 1988 (am)
Just My Imagination / Superfunkycalifragisexy (including Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic) / Take This Beat (jam)
This is an excellent collection of broadcasts, reports, live footage, performances, etc and whilst all are fascinating viewing, some are more special and rare than others. It has been split into three separate sub-menus ; one for 1987, one for 1988, and a curio corner. I won't comment on each and every one - I'll just go with what stands out from the rest. The 1987 section of the DVD contains 2 versions of the MTV 1987 performance. One is far superior quality to the other, however both are still of a high standard. The Network 7 Tour Cancellation Report contains 2 minutes worth of pro-filmed 'Play In The Sunshine' from the Rotterdam 26.06.1987 and is the undoubted highlight of the 1987 section. The MTV S.O.T.T. Film Premiere contains some nice interview footage with Cat and a small documentary on Sheila E's career. The curio corner of the DVD is dedicated to the Video Soul broadcasts and includes a very lengthy 20 minute+ interview with Greg Brooks and Cat to promote the S.O.T.T. movie, along with the Madhouse video for 'Ten'. The 1988 section of the DVD is what REALLY does it for me though. Firstly there are 2 tour reports with pro-filmed footage from the Paris 09.07.1988 concert. The second tour report is far lengthier and of much better quality with a complete version of 'Sister'. Also included on the 88 section is the Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg aftershow footage. The quality of this is rather grainy, and is the only real low point of this DVD. Finally there is the The Palace, Reseda 07.11.88 aftershow - and it is a much more improved version than what I previously had seen. It has been filmed by an audience member from the balcony over the stage, and there are some excellent close-ups. The 2nd half of the show is performed in near darkness, however that's no fault of the person filming. The Reseda footage also has a few moments where the tape chews up, and both audio and video halt then restart. It's no biggie, and is a tiny complaint for such good quality, extremely rare footage. Overall I must admit to being a big (read : huge) fan of this release. There is more than enough rare footage on here to keep anyone happy. The menu's are simple and uncluttered, and the chaptering exact and precise.
DVD-R COMES IN A REGULAR DVD CASE WITH THE ARTWORK PICTURED.