Prince has listened to fans request (and mine) and has put up some footage from his Montreux performance on his official web site; LotusFlow3r.com and it is pretty funky.
He added the classic "Little Red Corvette" & the rare gem that only the hardcore know "When I Lay My Hands On You" and you can hear his guitar sing.
BTW, his website is members only and it costs $77 bucks to join. Hopefully, a DVD of this release is on it's way. Those that can see it, what do you think?-Dr.FB
UPDATE: I just watched the clips and it is hot like soup! "When I lay Hands On You" is fire and that version of "Little Red Corvette" is the reason every Prince tour needs to be seen and released.
He changes instrumentation's up on each of his tours of certain songs, making them different and making sure just because you saw him perform a song in 1984. doesn't mean it will be the same in 2009.
Straight up, Prince is an American World-Wide treasure and needs to be appreciated every day he is here. Love ya man (and ya know 2 clips will only hold me the fans up for so long.) and keep funking things up for another 30.
Listen anyone and everyone the montreux festival appearances must be heard by the planet...for music lovers ...and for love...I've seen a show or 2 and every chord every harmony and beat just plain entertains and moves you. This must be released as a live video/cd performance by the most entertaining artist on the planet. the planet needs it and so do I it is pure enjoyment of voice and song. Every song prerecorded or not was FRESH and new with the energy of a fifties chuck berry to the pure entertainment showmanship of sammy davis jr. to JB. And ready or not Prince owns and has renamed Funk. Slippery Brick I Love You...George you're cool too...but hey man...Prince is To Funky and has maintained that Funk with various artist and mixtures of bands time and time again and the maestro simply keeps it Funky every time. I just can't get enough of this sweet funky stuff. Oh and by the way just so you'll know, When I lay my hands on you... A Masterpiece!
This is awesome footage. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so very much Prince. If the DVD came out it would be unbelievable, what a showcase for Prince and The Band from probably the world's greatest music festival! Please - release it!
I LOVE THE CLIPS!! I was at the concerts ... they were awesome!! Hope Prince will consider releasing it on DVD...it would be a nice memory burned for etirnity ;0))) BTW Thx for all the Prince info dr.Funkenberry!!XXX
the footage was the next best thing to being there. Prince is timeless. He just gets better with time. When you think he has outdone himself, he is just getting started. Thank GOD for Prince!
Classy, Sexy Prince has returned. Little Red Corvette was a TRANCE-IC ORGASM. I LOVE it when he lets his guitar SINGS. *sigh*
One word - AWESOME!!!! Prince u're delicious, what a hansome man u r!! Bless u're wee cotton socks!! Please please please release a cd as well as the dvd!!! Can't wait, xoxoxoxo
Thank You Prince, Rhonda, Renato, John, Mr Hayes it makes almost 17 days in Montreux and I still have the sensation of the thrill !!! all shook up ! Peace & Gratitude :)
LRC so beautiful...it brought me to tears....and the footage was non other than AMAZING. When Eye Lay My Hands On U was so ecstatic...so heavenly. God Bless you.
love the performance in both videos. When I Lay My Hands On U in all it's prog-rock rearranged glory and a sublime Little Red Corvette with bluesy licks over Renato's minimalist synth lines give the track a brand new lease of life. Astonishing overall actually, please let there be a bluray or dvd of BOTH Montreux gigs hittin retail this year. Montreux always do an excellent job of visual & sound documentation of their festival.
Amazing footage. Finally something good on the website. When Eye Lay My Hands On U is wonderful, and works great live. LRC is wonderful as always (however in a new style now ;-) .. ) I absolutely agree... a DVD needs to come out. And it would be his best DVD ever.
Thank you, Prince and DrFunkenberry. Once again, when I am feeling down, you come through with something to make me smile. : ) Thank U.
Thanks for the footage, Prince!! I echo every sentiment on here, DVD DVD DVD, uh hem, BLU RAY DVD BLU RAY DVD BLU RAY DVD BLU RAY DVD BLU RAY DVD! Prince in 1080p, on a 1,000 watt surround? Damn!! BLU RAY DVD!!
love the footage... i supported prince since controversy days... after npg music club i decided i would be silly too join up again.. is a real shame tho, cuz if anyone should be kept up to date it should be me, i got laid off work so cant see myself paying that much just too look at a website.. great show tho p, u still kicking it as always
Too cool. This man is just 2 freaking cool. I love the opening of When I Lay My Hands On U. It makes me wanna find my hard drive with the original from the NPGMC days. LRC was amazing and this arrangement made the lyrics standout like 3d, it gave me chills. Prince is just 2 cool. To all the haters at the Org, please shut your pisks. You all complain so much about the most trivial and asinine things. Nothing seems to please anyone at the tired old Org.
I agree with everything you say Dr. FB. Especially have he always have different arrangements for his songs. I love that about him! I just got the e-mail. It's great to see since I couldn't see him live.
Having been to both concerts, I think versions of When I lay My Hands On U and Little Red Corvette were tighter on concert #2. Nevertheless these one are nice too ;-)
wow prince this is amazing this needs to be released on dvd no question about it . maybe a nice lil dvd /cd combo i know i would pick up sevrel copys even to hand out to my friends to show them how amazing u and this band are
Nice! More More More..Dont Stop **wink** Thanks for sharing a little bit of Montreux with us. Now add some of those intimate club performances. (Only downfall right now..he has to share space on your page dr funkenberry with a trash track by eminem :( Peace Love and Music.. judy :)
Prince & the Band Thanks 4 the precious moments in Montreux, xpecially during the first concert....we r ready 4 the first Prince live xperience in bluray ;) Grazie.
The man keeps getting better!!! Simply kills LRC revisted. May not own the master but he is clearly A Master
Wow, I mean how many times have I heard LRC, even live? But he continues to astound me with his performances. Gorgeous, lovely performance of that classic. Off to watch Hands - can't wait. Love ya Prince!
I liked it very much. I like the reworking of LRC. It always makes me teary eyed seeing him per4rm that live. Brings back so many memories. I like when he reworks his classic songs and put a new feel on it. It makes it feel like a new song. WILMEOU...brillant. He looks like he is in a new zone with the jazzy arangements. John, Renato, Rhonda, AMAZING they r.....
I hope that he will continue with the audio/video thru the year and make that a boxed set! :) Glad that I got some Lotusflow3r goodies to look forward to.Thank-you Prince!Muah!
guitar playing is OTHERWORLDLY!!!! soooo beautiful.....looooooove it - made me cry from the opening note on his guitar..... e mo tion !!! Anyone who loves Prince should join the site for these two clips alone - there's no one like him....but we already knew that..... :)
I can't watch the clips cause I'm at work but I am soooo happy that Prince FINALLY added something to that site. It's long overdue but I'm thankful. I have something to look forward to when I get home. I hope and pray that Prince will continue adding more stuff to that site. It has the potential to be something special. Woo!!!
LOOOOVE IT!!! Prince is always mixing it up, but this is my favorite Prince- so soulful and so Funky!! Prince's screaming guitar, the funk faces & that voice!! Mmmm Mmm Mmmm!! Renato's magic & Blackwell on drums!!!! That's all I need... Now When can I Lay My Hands On that DVD????! I cherish the music and love and respect the man now more than ever. Here's to another 30! Thank u Prince! and thanks, doc, for all that you do. You are truly appreciated...
"..Straight up, Prince is an American World-Wide treasure and needs to be appreciated every day he is here..." ;) true.. Thanks doc. I wish I could see this.
dr.f I love Prince. He never disappoints and always does things in his own time. It's one thing I will always believe and that is "Prince loves his fans" and we love him.
THANK YOU PRINCE !!!!!!! .... Little Red Corvette is one of my all time favorites and I have seen & heard many different redentions of this classic and this one LIVE from Montreux 2009 is at the top of my list. Prince is hot like fire !!!!! Thanks again for sharing video from Montreaux -- I really would like to see the entire show on HD DVD .
Whooooo my baby sounded so good I just got my email from lotus at about 130 am on my phone shoot I got out of bed and turned on my computer nice
I'm not a member but it's fantastic news for the guys that are...I was at Montreux, I can safely say it was a fantastic experience, Prince out did himself! A DVD would make sense. I hope he decides to share with the world, he is a genuine treasure, there's lots of love for him - All the Critics is too funky to be stashed on a shelf at his office I don't know why he seems hung up on releasing his concerts, he knows the demand is massive! Do it for charity already X
PRINCE'S MONTRUEX JAZZ FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WERE BRILLIANT!!! HIS NEW REMDITION OF " LITTLE RED CORVETTE" IS SO FULL OF HEART AND SOUL!!! THIS IS HOW IT WOULD SOUND IF ERIC CLAPTON WOULD PERFORM IT LIVE IN HIS SETS. PRINCE'S KILLER OPENER OF " WHEN I LAY MY HANDS ON YOU," IS THE ULTIMATE!!! THIS RIGHT HERE IS A RARE TREAT FOR THE HARDCORE!!!! NOW TAKE THE SHOW TO NEW YORK CITY!!!! THANK YOU PRINCE!!!!!!! I WAS STARTING TO WONDER WHEN AND IF WE WERE GOING TO GET OUT $77.00 WORTH!!!!!!!
When I received the official email announcement I immediately went to look, hear and see the new videos. All I can tell: they have to be released on DVD. This should not be kept for members only. Prince totally changed his music to Montreux Jazz Style on this one. (these 2) Hopefully he will release more as this (new Prince syle) is (jazzy) FUNKY.
For some reason unknown to me I am unable to even get in to the Lotusflow3r site, haven't been able to since it went live :(