City Lights 11CD Box
Superhero Records
Catalog # SBS01/02/03/04/05
Release Year 1995  
11CD Box Length See Separate Discs
Date/Venue Soundboard Recordings 1980-1986
Source Soundboard
Quality EX-/EX
G2P Rating 4.875/5.0

Track Listing
City Lights Shows
Atlanta Omni, Atlanta 6 March 1980
New York / Paris The Ritz, New York 21 March 1981 La Palace, Paris 3 June 1981
Columbia / Saginaw Columbia 12 December 1981 Saginaw 4 February 1982
Detroit / ProvidenceMasonic Temple, Detroit 30 November 1982 Civic Center, Providence 10 February 1983
Atlanta 85 Omni, Atlanta 4 January 1985
Stockholm Stockholm 22 August 1986

Deane's Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
City Lights is an amazing document of early Prince performances. Ranging from an Opening Act for the Rick James Tour (the earliest known live recording of Prince), through the Dirty Mind, Controversy and 1999 tours. Ending with the Purple Rain tour and a classic Parade show. This is a must have set. They come together in a nice box or they are also circulating seperately.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 4.75/5.0)
This set is a necessity in every collection. Documenting every tour up through Parade, City Lights has something for everyone that listens to Prince music. The Atlanta 85show is a personal favorite of mine, with a funky 24 minute version of Baby I'm A Star followed by an 18 1/2 minute rendition of Purple Rain. No matter what your favorite early era Prince music is, I gaurantee you will find a favorite show somewhere in this marvelous set. The packaging for the discs is wonderful with one or two exceptions where the cover art looks atrocious, but they did put a lot of effort into making the packaging look somewhat official. Having all these early shows in EX soundboard quality makes this release a true treasure.

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