Catalog # 4DF 043
Release Year 2007
CD Length 67:08
Date/Venue Warfield Theatre, San Francisco 11th November 1988 (am)
Source Audience Recordings
The bass level on a few songs is also very excessive and is at it's max during 'Four' and 'Housequake' where it does slightly edge into one's enjoyment of the performance - not too much, but there's plainly a problem there. These issues aside, anything else I can say about this is a moot point as the recording dates from 1988 and the shows content is phenomenally good. A loose, laid-back opening 'Positivity' gives way to a rather short 'The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker' segueing into an extended version of Madhouse 'Four'. One of the shows (many) highlights is a thumping 'Housequake' which is performed in a similar vein to the live version on the US leg of the Lovesexy tour, complete with the "Hey you, get out on this dance floor" portion and the addition of 'Take The A-Train' to close. Boni is called up for her usual lead vocal performance of 'I'll Take You There' before Prince reigns back the show with 'Take This Beat'.
The mid-section of the show features both Prince and Sheila
trading a drum/percussion solo before the show is brought to a close with an
extraordinary lengthy, very funky 'Lovesexy / 80's Medley / It's Gonna Be A
Beautiful Night'. The show itself really can't be faulted and whilst this is a
vast improvement over the previously circulating release, it does still have a
number of issues which affect it. Still, one can't have everything.