Dreams 3CD
Catalog # TB023-025
Release Year 1998  
3CD Length 73:31 | 73:35 | 72:59
Date/Venue Studio Outakes 1982 - 1997
Source Soundboard
Quality VG+/EX
G2P Rating 3.75/5.0

Track Listing
Studio Outakes 1982 - 1997
I'll Do Anything Outakes

Disc #1
  1. Prologue
  2. Baby go-go
  3. Vibrator
  4. Do yourself a favour
  5. Vibrator [dialogue]
  6. Witness 4 the prosecution
  7. Old friends 4 sale
  8. Girl O' my dreams
  9. Can't stop this feeling I got
  10. We can funk
  11. Movie star
  12. Crystal ball
  13. The ball
  14. Rebirth of the flesh
  15. Wonderful ass
  16. Wendy's parade
  17. Others here with us
              Disc #2
  1. Good man
  2. Your love is so hard
  3. 100 MPH
  4. Crucial
  5. Turn it up
  6. Turn it up [extended portion]
  7. Feel U up
  8. Irresistible bitch
  9. Chocolate
  10. Can I play with U?
  11. Moonbeam levels
  12. Heaven
  13. No call U
  14. Alphabet St.
  15. Baby you're a trip
  16. Eternity
              Disc #3
  1. Mad sex
  2. Da bang
  3. 2morrow
  4. Snow man
  5. It takes three
  6. Days of wild
  7. Head [remix]
  8. Pop life [remix]
  9. Love machine
  10. The max [instrumental]
  11. Soul psychodelicide
  12. Player
  13. She gave her angels
  14. The rest of my life
  15. Make believe
  16. I'll do anything
  17. Don't talk 2 strangers
  18. My little pill
  19. Empty room
  20. There is lonely
  21. Be my mirror
  22. Wow!
  23. Epilogue

Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
There is very little new or exciting about this collection of outakes. Nearly all have been circulating for sometime now. Many are much cleaner than have been around previously, but at times barely. The packaging is beautiful with full color picture discs and a 36 page booklet. The booklet is mostly pictures, but does have a few pages of info on the tracks in the set. If you don't have many outake collections than this would be an excellent one to start with, otherwise you most likely have much of what's on it.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 4/5.0)
All in all this is a pretty nice collection of outtakes. The sound quality is very good overall, and the packaging is excellent, complete with an 18 page booklet and comments about each song. Thunderball later re-released many of these outtakes in better quality. I guess they didn't search hard enough for the highest quality the first time. ;) The songs that most people were the most excited to hear improved versions of were the ones with the problems, such as; Moonbeam Levels - has a glitch at the ending that sounds like someone's tape was eaten by the tape player. Your Love Is So Hard - sounds like somebody speeds it up at about 1:18. This might have been an intentional 'signature' by the person that remastered it. Although, if that's true then they are jerks. There are better (unnoticeable) ways to do that. And on 100 MPH the sound varies from clear to muffled, which I find very annoying.

Mike's Comments  (rates this release 4.5/5.0)
A nice round-up of demos and outtakes though there's little here that isn't available elsewhere. Six of the tracks from disc 3 had been officially released more than a year before this set came out so it's puzzling that they should have been included. The prologue and epilogue are, respectively, just the sound of approaching and receeding footsteps and have nothing to do with Prince. The bootleggers who compiled this set obviously felt their inclusion would add a touch of class, but they don't. Overall this is good collection but The work sets would be a better choice.

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