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



  • Vallina
    Posted at 18:22h, 26 September


  • Tanycha
    Posted at 10:36h, 26 September

    Slow and lovely!

  • guillaume
    Posted at 01:47h, 26 September

    magnifiiiiiique wonderfulll

  • Tamara
    Posted at 00:01h, 26 September

    Beauty Full πŸ™‚

  • Caroline
    Posted at 17:32h, 25 September

    Love it…

  • Ivo
    Posted at 14:22h, 25 September

    Thank u so much 4 this Track! As a musician and prince Β«fanΒ» it is so interesting to hear recordings of rehearsals…
    I love the music of the vault… I love it when I can hear the instruments and of course Prince’s vocals.
    I would LOVE 2 c/hear a LIVE SHOW with Prince and his Big Band. : )
    Playing stuff from the vault, rainbow children, Parade, Diamonds&Pearls, The Gold Experince (Billy Jack Bitch!!! with BigBand : )) Of course also the newer Albums… Lotus flo3r, Elixier, mnpls sound, 20ten,… I also would LOVE 2 hear completely new stuff : )) ….so, looking 4ward 4 the next stop in zurich… love eye c

  • Anne-Mette
    Posted at 07:42h, 25 September

    very, very nice, thanks a lot for posting this! Now we just need a video to go with it πŸ˜‰

  • Eye Tea
    Posted at 03:00h, 25 September

    One of my absolute favourites from Prince and a great version here. Thanks a million dollaz, Dr. F!

    Posted at 00:11h, 25 September

    that,s the shit prince need ahh…jam that tell,s the true shit (VERY NICE) SMILE!!!!

  • DGold
    Posted at 20:55h, 24 September

    Very Nice….

  • cathye o
    Posted at 20:43h, 24 September

    awesome. prince is a REAL MUSICIAN & plays all kind of music. thats why we love him. not the same old same. the only thing i can do without are the women singers. they sometimes sing to much in some shows. i want to hear prince sing with all his voices & it’s breath & depth. thanks for sharing doc.

  • Suzy Six
    Posted at 20:36h, 24 September

    Old Friends 4 Sale, i mean.

  • Suzy Six
    Posted at 20:35h, 24 September

    I love it. I feel it. Dangitt i can TASTE it! I really love RnR affair too. It feels good. He sounds happy. Just becuz he wrote a song in a certain period doesn’t mean he cant sing it now. Besides, this time it’s 4 Sheila! (I’m still mourning that)

  • Aliyyah
    Posted at 19:35h, 24 September

    This song breaks my heart. I would never treat him that way. I pray he knows that. God bless

  • Carla
    Posted at 18:05h, 24 September

    Very nice indeed Prince πŸ™‚

  • Erik van der Neut
    Posted at 18:01h, 24 September

    Love, love, love, loooove this! πŸ™‚

  • Twinkly1
    Posted at 17:45h, 24 September

    I absolutely love this rendition–one of my favorite songs! Since I can majorly empathize with the song’s sentiments–wish I could see the magic in Chi-Town!

  • troy lee
    Posted at 16:52h, 24 September

    INCREDIBLE SONG….to all u haters…its was an rehearsal.when he does it live his voice is off the chain

  • troy lee
    Posted at 16:51h, 24 September

    INCREDIBLE SONG….to all u haters…its was an rehearsal.when he does it live his voice is amazing

  • DGold
    Posted at 16:31h, 24 September

    So compare this to the shallow RnR Love Affair… 11 piece horns, beautiful, soulful arrangement, heartfelt, personal lyrics… Love this song… So happy to hear he’s playing it live & it’s not some watered down arrangement…. Beautiful.

  • Kiama
    Posted at 16:23h, 24 September

    Sorry, I don’t like this Prince. Too jazzy for his voice. I love you Prince but that doesn’t cut it for me.

  • Anemeire
    Posted at 15:46h, 24 September

    Bravo my little PRINCE!!!!!

  • Modernaire
    Posted at 15:08h, 24 September

    Wait a minute! That file on SoundCloud contains only 90% of the music!

    And wasn’t this song really from an era where the pre-JW Prince was sooo much in stress, a horrid era of being a slave to Warner Bros. Records? Why would he revisit songs from such a terrible, stressful, dark, nasty period in his career/life?

    Alas, another song from “The Vault” remade, live, good for taking in the “Lion’s Share” of the profits.

  • B C
    Posted at 14:06h, 24 September

    Nice but it’s missing the light, spacy airy sound that the original has. Although I love P’s music thru all the ages even now, I don’t like the kind of vaccum, airless sound P seems to have used since c.1996. Don’t know if its a major change in production equipment (switch to digital perhaps?!?) or just how he likes it, but it really takes something away. U have to let the sound ‘breathe’….The production of the 1992 ‘Symbol’ album is an example of how all his music ‘SHOULD’ sound in terms of production IMO, it was really well produced.

  • Tom509
    Posted at 13:48h, 24 September

    Hey Rr528, That’ll really make the concert FuNkY!

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