Indigo Nights / Live Sessions
Those who have spent the most time with Prince are both frustrated and inspired.
Released as a cover insert to Prince‘s photo book 21 Nights to document the tour this is recorded from, Indigo Nights its companion CD, contains live recordings from two aftershows performed during The Earth Tour at London’s IndigO2 club, on 17 and 22 September 2007.
Indigo Nights contains five cover versions: Beggin’ Woman Blues (Pleasant Joseph) of which leads into Three Handed Woman (Louis Jordan); Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin); Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin); Misty Blue (Bob Montgomery), and; Baby Love (Mother’s Finest). It is Prince’s first live album since 2002’s It Ain’t Over!.
- Cora C. Dunham
- Renato Neto
- Bass Guitar
- Joshua Dunham
- Shelby Johnson
- Marva King
- Beverly Knight
- Greg Boyer
- Mike Phillips
- Lee Hogans
- NPG Records
- NPG Records
- Randee St. Nicholas
- 12 years, 3 months ago on 30 September 2008
- Running Time
- US Chart Peak
- UK Chart Peak
- Orig. Format
- 3121 (7:44)
- Girls & Boys (4:05)
- The Song Of The Heart (1:39)
- Delirious (2:01)
- Just Like U [monologue] (2:49)
- Satisfied (6:19)
- Beggin' Woman Blues (6:43) 1
- Rock Steady [sung by Beverly Knight] (6:37) 2
- Whole Lotta Love (4:42) 3
- Alphabet St. (6:09)
- Indigo Nights (3:41)
- Misty Blue [sung by Shelby J.] (4:25) 4
- Baby Love [sung by Shelby J.] (3:54) 5
- The One (9:08)
- All The Critics Love U In London (7:05)
1 Written by Pleasant Joseph (as Beggin' Woman) and Louis Jordan (as Three Handed Woman).
2 Written by Aretha Franklin.
3 Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
4 Written by Bob Montgomery.
5 Written by Jerry Seay, et al.
Indigo Nights / Live Sessions produced no singles.
Indigo Nights / Live Sessions – review
Indigo Nights is Prince’s third live album, and thankfully he does not let up on attitude. Recorded at the IndigO2 Club during his legendary 21 Nights In London at The O2 Arena, the album opens with the familiar 3121 slash D.M.S.R. Here there are plenty of jams (Indigo Nights), fun (Beggin’ Woman Blues) and flare (Whole Lotta Love), all proving that even in his 50s Prince’s performances are as tight, if not tighter than ever before. Beverly Knight (Rock Steady) and a flawless Shelby J. (Misty Blue and an impassioned cover of Mother’s Finest’s Baby Love) join him in a typically immaculate live set that shows yet again he could easily fund his retirement releasing more of his shows to CD. The very bluesy Alphabet St. will be the only familiar track for the casual listener, but this album is one fans will gladly keep to themselves. Indigo Nights was released along with 21 Nights the book documenting his exploits in London throughout August and September 2007, throwing this gem in to the mix as an insert slipped into its cover proved a sure-fire way to hit the best sellers list too. And why not!
Indigo Nights / Live Sessions is rated 4 out of 5 by Goldies Parade.
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