Exclusive! Rehearsal Jam! PRINCE & The NPG “Old Friends 4 Sale” Listen Now!!!

Wow. While rehearsing for his “Welcome 2 Chicago” tour dates, Prince & The NPG along with his 11 piece horn section, Prince sent in this beautiful and powerful rendition of “Old Friends 4 Sale” that is stunning to the ears.

To my knowledge, this song has never been performed live. Some of you may know the history of the song, being recorded in the 80’s, and before an official version was released in the late 90’s, the lyrics were changed. The story goes that the lyrics were too personal, so they were changed. There is a lyric change here as well.

If this is the kind of songs and instrumentation that Chicago can look forward to, these shows are going to be amazing.

I would like to thank PRINCE & The NPG for allowing us to share this with you exclusively. Absolutely beautiful. Very nice.

What do you think of the rehearsal jam of “Old Friends 4 Sale” by PRINCE & The NPG?-DocFB



  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 12:55h, 24 September

    Lighty, I have to disagree with you. To me, it is as haunting as the original. I am hearing the “life” in this rehearsal jam. Prince is on point with this one….

  • Lighty
    Posted at 12:50h, 24 September

    Its ok, but it doesn t flow as beautifully as the original and isn t as haunting.

  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 12:34h, 24 September

    As Katt Williams would say, “This right here, this right here”…this is the passionate Prince I was talking about in another Prince thread (RnR Affair)…the vocals are rich in this rehearsal jam. The band is tight. Prince’s voice is mature yet, alive. This is so cool. I am really falling in love with his rehearsals. This is the excitement that I was talking about. You just can’t wait to hear what is coming next. PRINCE, THANK YOU!!!!!! I wasn’t happy with RnR Affair, but this jam totally made up for that faux pas.

  • wombat
    Posted at 12:34h, 24 September

    might be a historical night for every prince fan. wish you a lot of fun for the concert. it seems that it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster (don’t know if you say this in english).
    Hope that he’s not only recording the concert.
    Greetings from Germany.

  • Royal Rican Prince
    Posted at 12:23h, 24 September

    I truly miss the “In uptown when winter’s alarming” lyric and it’s lost a lot of it’s vitality with all these changes he’s made to it throughout the years. I prefer the original.

  • sheila
    Posted at 12:20h, 24 September

    this pic of PRINCE with Ms Mary Blige is i think the most unique i have ever seen from all his photos…I watched and listened and i love the song “NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU”….to me…your name is a “SWEET THING”……………GODBLESS U and the NPG……….

  • M21nights
    Posted at 11:18h, 24 September

    This is absolutely brilliant!!!! Thank U Prince, U always manage 2 surprise us!!!

    And the purple surprises have been many recently! I love the excitement … even from all the way over here in Europe!!!! So wish I could be in Chicago!! You guys there enjoy the purple genius!!!

    Thanks Doc, for sharing this musical pearl.

  • Musgrave
    Posted at 10:32h, 24 September

    * This is SooOOoooOOooo Fantastic. God Bless Ya PRINCE – you really know how to hit us hard in Chicago!!!!

    See ya Tuesday and Wednesday!

    Musgrave – Chicago

  • rr528
    Posted at 09:04h, 24 September

    If he plays this tonight, I will shit twice and die.

  • Daggifunkydancer
    Posted at 08:52h, 24 September

    Danke…. die gute alte hohe Schule der Music des Blues and Soul’s! Einfach zum träumen…. Danke….nochmals um das hören zu können. Viele Grüße und drei wundervolle Concerte wünsche ich euch Mr. Prince & NPG in Chicago and Dr. Funkyberry! Berlin läßt grüßen!

  • SuperSoul
    Posted at 08:48h, 24 September

    Yes! Yes!!! YES!!!!
    Chicago, get your bodies and ears ready, you’re in for a treat. There’s no other performer like Prince.
    DrFunkenberry, thank you for doing what you do, for creating an outlet that makes it possible for us to hear this wonderful music. We are grateful.

  • Chocolatsis65
    Posted at 08:45h, 24 September

    They smile in ur face…. all too familiar! Now it’s my boys to turn to learn that hard lesson. Beautiful version of such a timely song AGAIN. Very inspiring thank u!! I was glad 4 the article as well cuz so many like to assume, and me I was and always will out of concern be inquiring to things when heard. Now the mask thingy is it what i think??? eh who knows with u, u love to mess wit ppl me thinks:) have fun it Chicago! listenobeyandbeblessed

  • Dawn
    Posted at 08:38h, 24 September

    This is one of my favorite songs too and yes, very very nice indeed! I couldn’t do anything but shake my head and smile. 🙂 I appreciate Prince, the band and you Dr. Funkenberry for sharing this with us and making my day. I wish I could be there to hear him live in Chi-town but I’m in Georgia (hope he makes his way back to the ATL soon). Peace to all and enjoy the show everyone who is blessed to be able to attend. 🙂

  • lesley
    Posted at 08:13h, 24 September

    Thank you Mr. Nelson and The NPG. Live Music is the best. Very, very nice.

  • Minou-baby
    Posted at 07:42h, 24 September

    WOW !! The big return ! Awesome

  • Star2011
    Posted at 07:22h, 24 September

    wow one of my favorites Prince’s voice sounds amazing

  • Markus Bonten
    Posted at 07:18h, 24 September

    Amazing live Jam……i thank Prince from the bottom of my heart 2 play such rare songs…..lovely….i can not B in chicago…..but its a joy 2 hear such special moments on your web space dr. super funkenberry…….There is allways a surprise 4 the purple fams….here on this site…..God bless U DR.FB and the whole NpG…..Prince and God….who giving him the power 2 surprise us on such a high level……Welcome 2 the dawn ya´ll……..MB

  • chocolatebox777
    Posted at 07:11h, 24 September

    Its an absolute “MasterPiece”!!!!!!!He’s back yaw……..

  • Claudia
    Posted at 06:53h, 24 September

    As Prince said at the end….Very Nice. I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it. It’s great that he has been sharing some of the rehearsals with you, Doc, so that it can be shared with the rest of us. Especially we who won’t be able to attend the shows.

  • justmemuchlove
    Posted at 05:50h, 24 September

    Much Love

  • TollyC
    Posted at 05:20h, 24 September

    Having a new song drop on this site brings back the old days of hearing a new song on the radio. I really appreciate starting my day to an oldie but a goodie. This was totally sublime and I love it.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 05:14h, 24 September

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  • misstami
    Posted at 05:10h, 24 September

    WOW! So wish I could be in Chi-town for these shows! Thanks Prince for sharing this with us! Thanks Doc for keepin’ it real!

  • Melody Cool
    Posted at 04:55h, 24 September

    Simply sublime. I do love 2 hear my man at work 🙂 Very nice <3

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 04:46h, 24 September

    The man is a genius.

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