Beautiful Strange (Thunderball) CD
Catalog # TB075
Release Year 1998 Israel 
CD Length 67:41
Date/Venue BBC London 27 August 1998
Source Broadcast
Quality EX
G2P Rating 4.125/5.0

Track Listing
Cafe De Paris, London 27 August 1998
Beautiful Strange Intro, Push It Up(w/ Doug E. Fresh), Jam Of The Year, Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing, Instrumental, Sweet Thing(w/Chaka Khan), Baby I Love You (w/Chaka Khan), Don't Talk To Strangers (w/Chaka Khan), Free (GCS w/Larry Graham), Party Time (w/ Doug E. Fresh), Come On, Mad (w/ Doug E. Fresh)
Mel B Interview

Deane's Comments (rates this release 4.25/5.0)
I actually prefer the Beautiful Strange CD (bambi) to this one as the content is better. This release has better packaging by far and the sound quality is the same, but the first track is cut shorter than on the Bambi release.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
The Beautiful Strange Intro is enough to drive you mad. Not because it's bad, but because it leaves you wanting to hear more. The band has some good chemistry going in this show. The sound and packaging are excellent, but if you aren't fond of Chaka Khan, Larry Graham, and Doug E. Fresh, then you might skip this release since they literally account for over half of the show. Although, to me, they are in top form here and I like them to begin with. Prince sings the Beautiful Strange Intro then Doug E. comes on for Push It Up with Prince doing backing vocals. Prince comes back on lead vocals for the next two songs then introduces Chaka Khan after which he is basically non-existent until the end of the show where he shares the mic with Doug E. Fresh some more. The interview is rather interesting because of how playful Prince is with Mel B., but it seems a bit rehearsed in my opinion.

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