Funk,  Prince,  Rock

It’s Live, It’s Purple: Musicology in Phoenix

A couple times a year, I slip into my Prince-only phase – three, four, five weeks of obsessive listening. To spur it on this time around, it was the Spin issue commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Purple Rain. The movie and album pulled me into Prince’s purple universe in the latter half of 1984, and I haven’t left since.

What I could use right now is some live Prince – something I haven’t experienced since April 2002, when he was touring behind The Rainbow Children album with his ‘One Night Alone’ shows…

Unfortunately, I missed the Musicology tour. I was moving from Denver back to Phoenix that Spring of ’04.  He stopped in Denver a few weeks after I left, and he played Phoenix a week or two before I got there. Great luck.

I’m still assuming that Prince would want to tour behind his latest albums, Lotusflow3r and MPLSound, but we’re still waiting. Over the last few weeks, he’s played the Montreux Jazz Festival and a fancy-pants show in Monaco. But let’s hope he gets back stateside for some normal gigs for everyman and everywoman. You know, the fans who’ve supported him for decades?

I missed a good show in Phoenix that Spring of ’04. Hear for yourself…

Musicology Tour
Glendale Arena | Phoenix, AZ
March 31st, 2004

Part 1

1. Intro
2. Musicology
3. Let’s Go Crazy
4. I Would Die 4 U
5. When Doves Cry
6. 1999 – Intro Baby I’m A Star
7. Shhh
8. D.M.S.R Incl. The Way You Move
9. A Love Bizarre – The Glamorous Life – I Feel 4 U
10. Controversy
11. Interlude
12. God
13. The Beautiful Ones
14. Nothing Compares 2 U
15. Insatiable

Part 2

1. Sign ‘O’ The Times
2. The Question Of U – The One – Fallin
3. Let’s Work
4. U Got The Look
5. Hot Pants
6. Soulman
7. Kiss
8. Take Me With U
9. Outro
10. Purple Rain

Bonus Tracks:

San Antonio, TX | SBC Center | June 9th, 2004

11. D.M.S.R.
12. A Love Bizarre
13. I Feel For You
14. Controversy

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