Chickengrease CD
Midnight Beat
Catalog # MBCDC027
Release Year 1994 Luxembourg 
CD Length 74:14
Date/Venue Live Covers Versions
Source Various
Quality VG/EX
G2P Rating 3.25/5.0

Track Listing
London 14/8/86 (track 1)
London aftershow 25/7/88 (track 2)
Paisley Park 13/2/94 (track 3)
Minneapolis 5/9/87 (track 4)
Pittsburgh 24/10/88 (tracks 5 & 6)
Studio rehearsal, Minneapolis 25/10/84 (track 7)
Studio rehearsal, Birmingham 1987 (track 8)
Barcelona aftershow 23/8/93 (track 9)
Rotterdam aftershow 18/8/88 (track 10)
Paris 11/7/92 (track 11)
Minneapolis 3/8/83 (track 12)
Paris 12/7/92 (track 13)
London 19/6/90 (track 14)
San Francisco 14/4/86 (track 15)

Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
An interesting release of Prince performing covers. Many of these have been around for a long time. Cold Sweat is from the classic Small Club show. There are a few other releases like this around, but so far this is the most varied. Most take tracks from Small Club and a June 14, 1987 aftershow and that's it. The inclusion of his guest appearance with Bangles is a nice addition not found anywhere else. The small booklet does include information about all the tracks. If you get into Prince reworking classic songs by other artists this is worth having regardless of the average and below average sound quality

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 3/5.0)
Just having all these cover versions on a single disc make this release worth picking up.

Mike's Comments  (rates this release 2.75/5.0)
A semi-interesting idea here, a compilation made up of cover versions Prince has performed live over the years. It could, and should, have been done much better than this however, for the sound quality varies wildly from nigh-on perfect soundboard to good, mediocre and poor audience recordings. Most of the tracks here are available on other titles, usually in better sound too, the only exceptions being the two tracks from the Paris 1992 shows. But neither of those are sufficient reason to recommend this particularly highly.

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