Saginaw ’82 CD
Catalog # 4DF 003
Release Year  2005
CD Length 68:01
Date/Venue Wendler Arena, Saginaw 4th February 1982
Source Soundboard Recording
Quality EX+
Rating 5.0/5.0

Track Listing
Controversy Tour Wendler Arena, Saginaw 4th February 1982
1. Uptown 2. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? 3. I Wanna Be Your Lover 4. Head 5. Dirty Mind 6. Do Me, Baby 7. Controversy 8. Let’s Work 9. Jack U Off 10. Partyup

Fink's Comments (rates this release 5.0/5.0)
4DaFunk’s reworking of this class Controversy concert, and as with their previous ‘Columbia ’81’ release, this has been sourced from the ‘City Lights’ set. Again, the quality of their improvement far extends simply touching up the sound and the drop-out during ‘Controversy’ has been repaired. The quality of this soundboard recording is marginally better than the Columbia recording with the crowd being barely audible throughout, however both are of exceptional quality. The show is stunning however (as with the Columbia show) the opening ‘The Second Coming’ is missing. ‘Head’ once again steals the show and is unique in the respect it includes a robotic keyboard/synth solo as well as Prince’s normal guitar masturbation segment which itself is inspired. The closing encore of ‘Partyup’ unusually includes the keyboard/synth solo repeated from ‘Head’ as an intro to the song.

This release, as with the other 4DaFunk releases sourced from the City Lights set, is sub-titled “4DaFunk’s Soundboard Series” and should be viewed as an updated, refreshed version of the classic City Lights set and not a replacement of it.

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