Family Business CD
Catalog # 189
Release Year 1996  
CD Length 79:27
Date/Venue Rehearsals with The Family 1985
Source Studio Recordings
Quality VG+/EX
Rating 3.75/5.0

Track Listing
Prince & The Family Rehearsals Minneapolis 1985
Susannah's Pajamas, River Run Dry, High Fashion, Nothing Compares 2 U, Screams Of Passion, Susannah's Pajamas/Yes, River Run Dry, Nothing Compares 2 U, Desire, High Fashion, Pink Panther Theme, Screams Of Passion, Mutiny Jam, Yes Jam

Deane's Comments (rates this release 4/5.0)
First off, these are NOT the much circulated Family outakes on releases like A Better Place 2 Die. Prince is only noticeable on a few tracks. The majority of the time it sounds as if Paul Petterson or Susannah Melvion are running the rehearsal. If you're into The Family stuff then this is worth getting otherwise, don't bother.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
This is a nice document of Prince's vast skills, even though he does little more than oversee this rehearsal it is completely left field compared to what he was doing at the time. That just goes to show how complex he is. He isn't noticeable "vocally" on much of the rehearsal, but it is still a nice release because it shows yet another side of Prince as the producer.

The packaging is pretty nice, and appropriate as well. So basically it boils down to whether you are interested in a release that Prince is not the vocal focal point of.

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