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Reply #60 posted 09/06/18 2:37pm

bonatoc

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Latin said:

bonatoc said:



Precisely my rant.
Where's Brent Fischer?

Do you think Questlove is par to Brent's father as an arranger?
Hope I'm wrong for those willing to go. But if there is someone up to the task, that's Brent.
And where is the AOA Way Back Ensemble? The Estate is run by people who don't even understand, let alone grasp Prince's work.

Brent Fischer is involved as an arranger. Please see details in the articles posted on this thread in reply #5 and #27.


That'll teach me.
Well then, I sure hope his involvement is not pure P.R.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #61 posted 09/06/18 8:37pm

purplefam99

I got tix too! Hoping for the best!
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Reply #62 posted 09/07/18 8:41am

BlueLight002

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I'm going to the Atlanta show Sept. 15. I'll be honest in my review. I have high hopes that there will be a great visual show that the estate will have as part of the musical part of the show. To have some of the footage of when P was performing on the road or at PP would be worth the event to me.


Hello kiki5490! This is my first time posting on the org but
I lurk often. I am a lonely prince fan in Lawrenceville GA. I hoping to attend
The show on Sept. 15th in Alpharetta. I have friends who like some of P’a music but no one is a real fam so I’m alone on this. I was wondering if you would mind meeting up at the show.
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Reply #63 posted 09/07/18 3:04pm

liltalkm

First show was last night in NJ, here is a video of what to expect...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQy4c8X4EXY

I will be going to the Fort Lauderdale show next month.

Cause tomorrow is taking too long
and yesterday's too far away
and the reality that you believe in begins to bind.
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Reply #64 posted 09/07/18 4:38pm

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What’s the track list?
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #65 posted 09/08/18 2:49am

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liltalkm said:

First show was last night in NJ, here is a video of what to expect...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQy4c8X4EXY

I will be going to the Fort Lauderdale show next month.

Thanks for posting, sure sounds interesting! If this comes to Europe I would like to see it.

Here is a hyperlink:

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #66 posted 09/09/18 3:59am

comperic2003

Thank you for posting the video but that performance was woefully underwhelming.

It all sounded so meh.

[Edited 9/9/18 4:03am]

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Reply #67 posted 09/09/18 4:52am

jjam

I had no idea that they were going to use a school orchestra for these shows.

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Reply #68 posted 09/10/18 7:50am

BlasianGrl

I went to see the show at Wolf Trap on 9/8. I was too focused on the show/music that I didn't even think of making a set list. I thought of it on my drive back home.

The Wolf Trap orchestra was excellent. It looks like each venue will be using their own orchestra but the band is traveling around.

Quest announced (pre-recorded) in the beginning of the show that they will be playing deep cuts during the first half and popular songs during the second half. The audience is encouraged to sing along.

They play videos along with the music - the first half were a lot of clips from UTCM. Most of the songs about 90%, they would put the title on the screen. They did play Venus De Milo (one of my faves) during the first half, they also played Starfish & Coffee. The second half, they played Baby I'm a Star, Take me With You - a lot of his commercial stuff. The audience was more hyped during the 2nd half because they knew the songs. The finale was Purple Rain along with a video clip of Prince playing along - I dont' know what concert it was from (the video). He had on a blue hooded outfit and playing a white cloud. It was very moving (to me).

[Edited 9/10/18 7:51am]

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Reply #69 posted 09/10/18 1:13pm

Latin

Check out the article published by Stereoboard entitled "4U: A Symphonic Celebration Of Prince Heading To London's Royal Albert Hall":

https://www.stereoboard.c...w/219756/9
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Reply #70 posted 09/10/18 4:46pm

RJP1205

BlasianGrl said:

I went to see the show at Wolf Trap on 9/8. I was too focused on the show/music that I didn't even think of making a set list. I thought of it on my drive back home.



The Wolf Trap orchestra was excellent. It looks like each venue will be using their own orchestra but the band is traveling around.



Quest announced (pre-recorded) in the beginning of the show that they will be playing deep cuts during the first half and popular songs during the second half. The audience is encouraged to sing along.



They play videos along with the music - the first half were a lot of clips from UTCM. Most of the songs about 90%, they would put the title on the screen. They did play Venus De Milo (one of my faves) during the first half, they also played Starfish & Coffee. The second half, they played Baby I'm a Star, Take me With You - a lot of his commercial stuff. The audience was more hyped during the 2nd half because they knew the songs. The finale was Purple Rain along with a video clip of Prince playing along - I dont' know what concert it was from (the video). He had on a blue hooded outfit and playing a white cloud. It was very moving (to me).

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Reply #71 posted 09/12/18 12:13pm

Latin

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has published the following article entitled "Free ticket giveaway: ‘A Symphonic Celebration of Prince’ with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra":

https://www.ajc.com/blog/...yVOSIzKJP/
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Reply #72 posted 09/12/18 12:28pm

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Latin said:

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has published the following article entitled "Free ticket giveaway: ‘A Symphonic Celebration of Prince’ with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra": https://www.ajc.com/blog/...yVOSIzKJP/


This is really misleading. They are giving away exactly one pair of tickets.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #73 posted 09/14/18 1:15pm

Latin

Check out the article published by The Atlantic Journal-Constitution entitled "Questlove explores symphonic essence of Prince in concert series":


https://www.myajc.com/ent...0Sf0yG4iN/
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Reply #74 posted 09/14/18 1:33pm

SilverNight

Error

[Edited 9/19/18 21:05pm]

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Reply #75 posted 09/14/18 2:20pm

RJP1205

There's a setist in the Concerts forum.
[Edited 9/14/18 14:21pm]
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Reply #76 posted 09/14/18 6:33pm

violetcrush

RJP1205 said:

BlasianGrl said:

I went to see the show at Wolf Trap on 9/8. I was too focused on the show/music that I didn't even think of making a set list. I thought of it on my drive back home.

The Wolf Trap orchestra was excellent. It looks like each venue will be using their own orchestra but the band is traveling around.

Quest announced (pre-recorded) in the beginning of the show that they will be playing deep cuts during the first half and popular songs during the second half. The audience is encouraged to sing along.

They play videos along with the music - the first half were a lot of clips from UTCM. Most of the songs about 90%, they would put the title on the screen. They did play Venus De Milo (one of my faves) during the first half, they also played Starfish & Coffee. The second half, they played Baby I'm a Star, Take me With You - a lot of his commercial stuff. The audience was more hyped during the 2nd half because they knew the songs. The finale was Purple Rain along with a video clip of Prince playing along - I dont' know what concert it was from (the video). He had on a blue hooded outfit and playing a white cloud. It was very moving (to me).

[Edited 9/10/18 7:51am]

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If the video was Prince wearing a blue hooded coat with the white cloud guitar it had to be one of the Purple Rain concerts back in '84/'85.

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I figured they would do some from UTCM based on the music and Questlove is a huge fan of that music and film. What about songs from ATWIAD?

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Reply #77 posted 09/18/18 7:30am

RJP1205

I went to the show last night...I would call this show beautiful and touching. I am so happy I went. The traveling band and the orchestra were amazing and it was very touching to see them, ages ranging from (my guess) 20's to 60's, jamming to Prince. It was a beautiful tribute show and I enjoyed every minute of it. 💜
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Reply #78 posted 09/18/18 2:46pm

Latin

ArtsATL has published the following review entitled "Review: ASO lends symphonic weight to “4U,” a tribute to Prince that strikes home":

https://artsatl.com/revie...ikes-home/
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Reply #79 posted 09/18/18 2:59pm

Silvertongue7

I really want to see this...
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Reply #80 posted 09/18/18 7:28pm

purplefam99

RJP1205 said:

I went to the show last night...I would call this show beautiful and touching. I am so happy I went. The traveling band and the orchestra were amazing and it was very touching to see them, ages ranging from (my guess) 20's to 60's, jamming to Prince. It was a beautiful tribute show and I enjoyed every minute of it. 💜


Nice to hear I’m looking forward to it!
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Reply #81 posted 09/19/18 5:03am

vinaysfunk

I saw the show last night in Springfield MA and just wanted to share some thoughts with you all. The video, while appreciated, doesn't do the show justice. The sound is so good being there in person and seeing so many diverse people paying homage to Prince is just awesome to me. You can tell this show was put together with love and care and the people playing truly enjoy playing his music. It was such a treat to see so much Parade material being played. Sounds so good with live strings. Plus there were some deep cuts like snippets of Irresistable Bitch played along with a full Erotic City. Just that alone was awesome. Yes people can complain that QuestLove just chose hits but I tend to think that it was great that a show was put together at all. Opening with Controversy and give Automatic a full 5 mins was truly enjoyable.

But the highlight of the evening was clear, actually two highlights were there for me. One was hearing Prince's deep voice talk while his symbol was lit up. It was great to just hear him speak. But when the show ended with Purple Rain it was just magical. They played Syracuse concert along with the music. There on the big screens he was singing and playing his white cloud while the orchestra supported him For a bried moment in time I felt like he wasn't gone and he was there in the room with us. Just that moment alone was well worth the price of the ticket. I found myself quietly nodding in approval.

Go see the show in my humble opinion. Let this man's legacy grow and flourish. It's a very different kind of show and I really think it's worth putting on your calender.

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Reply #82 posted 09/19/18 7:01am

RJP1205

vinaysfunk said:

I saw the show last night in Springfield MA and just wanted to share some thoughts with you all. The video, while appreciated, doesn't do the show justice. The sound is so good being there in person and seeing so many diverse people paying homage to Prince is just awesome to me. You can tell this show was put together with love and care and the people playing truly enjoy playing his music. It was such a treat to see so much Parade material being played. Sounds so good with live strings. Plus there were some deep cuts like snippets of Irresistable Bitch played along with a full Erotic City. Just that alone was awesome. Yes people can complain that QuestLove just chose hits but I tend to think that it was great that a show was put together at all. Opening with Controversy and give Automatic a full 5 mins was truly enjoyable.





But the highlight of the evening was clear, actually two highlights were there for me. One was hearing Prince's deep voice talk while his symbol was lit up. It was great to just hear him speak. But when the show ended with Purple Rain it was just magical. They played Syracuse concert along with the music. There on the big screens he was singing and playing his white cloud while the orchestra supported him For a bried moment in time I felt like he wasn't gone and he was there in the room with us. Just that moment alone was well worth the price of the ticket. I found myself quietly nodding in approval.





Go see the show in my humble opinion. Let this man's legacy grow and flourish. It's a very different kind of show and I really think it's worth putting on your calender.


[Edited 9/19/18 5:04am]

[Edited 9/19/18 5:05am]


Yes, I agree with everything you wrote here. You are better with words than me and I wanted to say just this without giving away too much... you captured it perfectly. 💜
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Reply #83 posted 09/19/18 8:22am

purplefam99

vinaysfunk said:

I saw the show last night in Springfield MA and just wanted to share some thoughts with you all. The video, while appreciated, doesn't do the show justice. The sound is so good being there in person and seeing so many diverse people paying homage to Prince is just awesome to me. You can tell this show was put together with love and care and the people playing truly enjoy playing his music. It was such a treat to see so much Parade material being played. Sounds so good with live strings. Plus there were some deep cuts like snippets of Irresistable Bitch played along with a full Erotic City. Just that alone was awesome. Yes people can complain that QuestLove just chose hits but I tend to think that it was great that a show was put together at all. Opening with Controversy and give Automatic a full 5 mins was truly enjoyable.





But the highlight of the evening was clear, actually two highlights were there for me. One was hearing Prince's deep voice talk while his symbol was lit up. It was great to just hear him speak. But when the show ended with Purple Rain it was just magical. They played Syracuse concert along with the music. There on the big screens he was singing and playing his white cloud while the orchestra supported him For a bried moment in time I felt like he wasn't gone and he was there in the room with us. Just that moment alone was well worth the price of the ticket. I found myself quietly nodding in approval.





Go see the show in my humble opinion. Let this man's legacy grow and flourish. It's a very different kind of show and I really think it's worth putting on your calender.


[Edited 9/19/18 5:04am]

[Edited 9/19/18 5:05am]



Smile, thx
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Reply #84 posted 09/19/18 8:41am

Seahorsie

Yes, thank you for this review. You are a wordsmith, friend. Now I am so glad we have tickets 4 the final show in. KC MO in October! I better practice all the lyrics to everything! !!
Good morning children...take a look out your window.
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Reply #85 posted 09/19/18 8:50am

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vinaysfunk said:

I saw the show last night in Springfield MA and just wanted to share some thoughts with you all. The video, while appreciated, doesn't do the show justice. The sound is so good being there in person and seeing so many diverse people paying homage to Prince is just awesome to me. You can tell this show was put together with love and care and the people playing truly enjoy playing his music. It was such a treat to see so much Parade material being played. Sounds so good with live strings. Plus there were some deep cuts like snippets of Irresistable Bitch played along with a full Erotic City. Just that alone was awesome. Yes people can complain that QuestLove just chose hits but I tend to think that it was great that a show was put together at all. Opening with Controversy and give Automatic a full 5 mins was truly enjoyable.

But the highlight of the evening was clear, actually two highlights were there for me. One was hearing Prince's deep voice talk while his symbol was lit up. It was great to just hear him speak. But when the show ended with Purple Rain it was just magical. They played Syracuse concert along with the music. There on the big screens he was singing and playing his white cloud while the orchestra supported him For a bried moment in time I felt like he wasn't gone and he was there in the room with us. Just that moment alone was well worth the price of the ticket. I found myself quietly nodding in approval.

Go see the show in my humble opinion. Let this man's legacy grow and flourish. It's a very different kind of show and I really think it's worth putting on your calender.



Thank you for the review!

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Reply #86 posted 09/19/18 11:00am

vinaysfunk

Your all welcome for my review. Glad it brings smiles to people reading it. I just wanted to re-emphasize one thing. Since April 21st 2016 my heart has had a hole in it. Yes it has healed with time but it still feels bruised. Prince's music and message have been adopted in so many things in my life during his lifetime and since his passing. When he passed I felt a sudden rush of color escape my life. Life and eveything was just a little bit more muted. Yeah life moves on and we cope the best we can. But when I was at the 4U concert watching our guy fill the area with love and music I, for a few minutes, forgot about the emptiness and pain of knowing our man had passed. I felt him alive and ever present. For the first time in 2+ years I felt complete again. I felt the power of his music and felt whole. Trust me it was one of happiest moments of my life in the last 30 months. I didn't miss him because I felt like he was there! Check it out for yourself

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Reply #87 posted 09/19/18 11:18am

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I will be at the Milwaukee show on October 11 - and hope I love it as much as you did.

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Reply #88 posted 09/19/18 11:58am

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vinaysfunk said:

Your all welcome for my review. Glad it brings smiles to people reading it. I just wanted to re-emphasize one thing. Since April 21st 2016 my heart has had a hole in it. Yes it has healed with time but it still feels bruised. Prince's music and message have been adopted in so many things in my life during his lifetime and since his passing. When he passed I felt a sudden rush of color escape my life. Life and eveything was just a little bit more muted. Yeah life moves on and we cope the best we can. But when I was at the 4U concert watching our guy fill the area with love and music I, for a few minutes, forgot about the emptiness and pain of knowing our man had passed. I felt him alive and ever present. For the first time in 2+ years I felt complete again. I felt the power of his music and felt whole. Trust me it was one of happiest moments of my life in the last 30 months. I didn't miss him because I felt like he was there! Check it out for yourself

Fantastic review. I would have no doubt that Questlove would organize a beautiful tribute and show. It's understandalbe that he would choose many of the Parade era songs, because they would work well with the symphoninc sound. He has been a Prince fan since 1980, played on stage with him, and they were friends. It is clear how much love he has for him. Glad it gave you a positive lift!

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Reply #89 posted 09/19/18 2:05pm

Latin

Mass Live published the following review entitled "Prince music gets symphonic treatment (review, photos)":

https://articles.masslive...onic_t.amp
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