Prince Releases Bootleg Classic “In A Large Room With No Light”

Montreux Promo Photo Of Prince.  Photo: MontreuxJazz.com
Montreux Promo Photo Of Prince.  Photo: MontreuxJazz.com

Montreux Promo Photo Of Prince. Photo: MontreuxJazz.com

Prince has just given the Montreux Jazz Festival one of his classic unreleased songs, "In A Large Room With No Light" re-recorded of course.

The track was played for the first time live in L.A. at one of his 3 concerts back in March.

Here is the info  from the web site:

Prince gives the exclusive Montreux Jazz Song
New version of "In a Large Room With No Light" by Prince - Exclusive to the homepage of the Montreux Jazz Festival from Thursday 15 www.montreuxjazz.com July.

Montreux, 15 July 2009. On 18 July Prince conquered the stage of the Stravinski Auditorium and agrees to the grand final to beat the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival. After the surprising announcement of two one-off concerts in one evening follows another coup: Prince took to the Montreux Jazz Festival, a song on that one from 15 July exclusively on the website www.montreuxjazz.com for its entire length and can listen for free. With his jazzy interpretation of the song "In a Large Room With No Light" gives us the wonders of music from Minneapolis - accompanied by the band, with him at the Auditorium Stravinski will occur - a foretaste of his upcoming concerts. "In a Large Room With No Light" is a groovy mix of soul, jazz and funk, whose melodic structure entfesselnden in a guitar solo climax. The anticipation for the musical event of the summer is rising.

For the track, go HERE !!!

Source: http://www.montreuxjazz.com


Comments (45)
  1. Beautiful Purple surprise

  2. I heard this song for the first time today and I really like it. No, I’ve not heard the original version so I have nothing to compare the current version with. It’s great that Prince shared this with Montreux Jazz so that we would be able to listen to it.

  3. Interesting
    I hear people calling it a Classic, It’s not really, it’s a remix of a classic

    Sound good, but I’ve heard the original and the chemistry of friends and collaboration is missing:Eric Leeds, Wendy, Sheila E, Lisa, Atlanta and a few others…

    For a live 2009 performance I like it…

    But it’s missing the people & key elements of what made it a really quirky energetic masterpiece

    I’d prefer a double release, go ahead a release a 2009 ‘live’ of this and a remastered(but unaltered) 1986 version

    It’s a bit sad that the people who helped create this won’t benefit or take part in the performance…but ya never know, maybe the will some day

  4. P R I N C E —– Thank You For the Classic! One of My True Favorites from the past…… Love your direction………. a True Sign of Great Things to come.

  5. IDK…I heard the song…didn’t really care 4 it…read the reviews posted here thought maybe there was something I was missing….so I listened 2 it again….still don’t really care 4 it…I don’t know what it is…but I am appreciating the fact that we were able 2 listen 2 it… 🙂

  6. Great song!!!!!!!!!

  7. Thanks Prince, love u always~

  8. A freebie from the man, himself.
    I dig.

  9. Aawww I’m so moved by this.. Great stuff.

  10. oke doc thanks 😉

  11. Sha la la laa WOW <3 Thanx Prince heavenly stuff :*

    Thanx 4 the news Doc

    Peace and joy

  12. ^traffic may have clogged it. I would check back later.

  13. Link doesnt work but I’m sure it sounds great. Thanks P and thanks Dr.FB

  14. Nice choice of song, but…the rest has been said. Don’t mess with the originals…they captured a unique spirit and W&L and Eric Leeds are missed.

    Rhonda, John and Renato are cool, but the original beats their version…

    Bring on the original in remastered quality…then I would be surprised.

  15. Thanks, Doc! This is one of my favorite Prince songs.

    PS-I’m diggin’ the purple layout. 🙂

  16. Verrrrrry nice! Glad to finally hear from the man!

  17. Did U ever feel that life was like lookin’ 4 a penny
    In a large room with no light? yep!And that’s exactly how I feel about getting 2 the 1 I love!!!
    Wishing I could attend Montreux.Victor Wooten…Q-Tip and many many other great artists!Whew!
    Thanks for the info Doc
    And 2 Prince…Can I see the peepers and a smile on dat face?I’d promise a kiss on the cheek but….you’d have to come and get it!lmao
    Nice job on the new recording!Ertccty likes it!muah!

    Lana drew a picture in school 2day
    One that made her mother cry
    A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand

    Standing by a child with no eyes
    Washington reaction based upon revenge
    Babies blown 2 kingdom come

    Damn the logic
    Cartoon characters look better when they’re on the run
    Danny dropped the dime on his girlfriend

    He said he didn’t wanna go 2 jail alone
    The seed lives in the same mind

    With the thought that says we all should be stoned
    And people lookin’ 4 angels in the sky

    Whenever they’re broken-hearted
    Love is grown, seeds are sown
    A fire don’t burn unless it’s started
    Did U ever feel that life was like lookin’ 4 a penny
    In a large room with no light?
    A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
    That aren’t right
    Everytime U wake up there’s a little motherf***er
    Talkin’ big stuff in your face (Are U happy?)
    U only get the kind of people that open their mouth
    just 2 swap feet
    Welcome 2 the rat race
    Did U ever feel that life was like lookin’ 4 a penny
    In a large room with no light?
    A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
    That aren’t right

    Oh, if U could just pass your history class
    Maybe life would be alright
    Until then U’ll be lookin’ 4 a penny

    In a large room with no light
    Life {repeat 2 fade}

  18. I can only guess that the song is NOT as good as the original. Plus its probably a low quality stream also…

    On one hand its cool that Prince has offered this long lost gem. The original had a great mid 80’s Latin Jazz meets California Jazz meets MPLS Funk. That fusion of Wendy & Lisa and Sheila E, whom I think played the drums, Wen and Liz on background vox, was magic along with Prince’s passionate and exhilarating vocals and band elevation towards the end of the song.

    On the other hand, I have to say that there’s a big BUT, with this new version the song is re-recorded! Right? Im betting the new version has a lack of luster that the original had. As much as I dig Renato, he’s a top-notch musician, but I just dont see magic happening with the others. Im expecting to yawn at it.

    I have to wonder if having Wendy & Lisa on the original was an issue for Prince? Does Warners own that original in someway? Is the original track lost and only bootlegged dubs of it exist?

  19. LOVE IT!!! What a great surprise! Brings back one of the best moments from the Club Nokia show!

  20. LOVE IT! So uhhh…can I get that for my ipod so I can put it in the rotation please…lol

  21. ah! thanks! <3
    was just about to go to bed, nice surprise xD

  22. thanks prince jonh rhonda and renato this is amazing . would be a cool if there was a new cd or e.p with this kinda vibe and this band

  23. Thank you Prince!

  24. Love the surprise – thanks Prince! 🙂

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