From Dusk Till Dawn 3CD
Eye Records
3 CD
Label :
Eye Records
Catalogue :
3Disc Length :
 87:47 / 90:36 / 90:25
Source :
 Soundboard Recordings
Date/Venue :
Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux 18th July 2009
Sound Quality :
EX / EX+
Year Of Release :
Rating 5.0/5.0

Track Listing

Disc 1
Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux 18th July 2009
Show #1

1. When Eye Lay My Hands On U 2. Little Red Corvette 3. Somewhere Here On Earth 4. When The Lights Go Down 5. Willing & Able 6. Eye Love U But Eye Donít Trust U Anymore 7. She Spoke To Me 8. Love Like Jazz 9. All This Love 10. Empty Room 11. Elixer 12. In A Large Room With No Light 13. Insatiable 14. Scandalous 15. The Beautiful Ones 16. Nothing Compares 2 U 17. Claude Nobs Speech

Disc 2: Show #2
1. Band Introduction 2. When Eye Lay My Hands On U 3. Stratus/Thatís It 4. Drum Solo 5. Stratus (reprise) 6. All Shook Up 7. Peach 8. Spanish Castle Magic 9. When You Were Mine 10. Little Red Corvette 11. Somewhere Here On Earth 12. She Spoke To Me 13. Eye Love U But Eye Donít Trust U Anymore 14. Love Like Jazz 15. All The Critics Love U In Montreux Ė Housequake 16. In A Large Room With No Light 17. Purple Rain 18. Claude Nobs Speech

Disc 3: Aftershow & Soundcheck, Le Palais Club, Cannes Ė 26th July 2010
1. Think (About It) Ė Multiply Ė Letís Get It On Ė Lovely Day Ė Soul Power í74 2. Instrumental Jam 3. The Jam 4. Thank You For Talkiní To Me Africa 5.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 6. I Want To Be Free 7. Olí Skool Company incl. Purple Rain Ė Also Sprach Zarathustra 8. When Will We B Paid? Ė People Get Ready 9. Baby Love 10. Girls & Boys 11. Cream (Houstyle) 12. Song Of The Heart 13. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

MHC Multiarena, Herning Ė 22nd October 2010
14. Stratus 15. Letís Go Crazy

Fink's Comments  (rates this release 5.0/5.0)
Well, credit where credit is due hey?. It should be fairly clear by now Iím not a huge fan of this particular label but Iíve also always said I will comment only on the content and not get bogged down in the politics of it all. So, for once, Eye have got their crap together and whether by sheer luck or some good olí fashioned negotiating weíve finally been treated to something fresh and new, rather than being given yet another rip off or re-issue. And itís certainly a head turner.

What we have here are soundboard recordings taken from the 2 consecutive shows Prince did at 2009ís Montreux Jazz Festival. Already fan favourites, due to the song choices and overall performances, it truly is fantastic to get these recordings in such excellent and crisp quality. In fact, with security as it is these days at gigs (especially with Prince) itís utterly dumbfounding we can get a soundboard in this day and age. So I guess Iíll have to take my hat off to them on this occasionÖ. although some may question if this might not be a very risky move from Eye Records. I guess only time will tell on that one.

I do have some criticisms (wouldnít be much of a critic if I didnít) and they mostly concern Disc 3 and Eyeís overall engineering work but to be quite honest, for once Iím not gonna give the guys a hard time. As I said at the start, credit where credit is due and I canít argue with a release like this so take a pat on the back lads and enjoy the results while you can. For everyone else, track this down as soon as you can. An essential addition to your collections this year.

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