Back in 1983, Prince emphatically described how he was going to bring in the new millennium. Still, who knew "1999" would be so prophetic? Who knew Prince would still be around to make good on his promise? It's doubtful you were sitting home, watching a pay-per-view special on the last night of 1999, but know this: The Artist, Prince--whatever he's calling himself on a daily basis--understands how to throw one amazing party. This DVD not only presents the entire 21-song pay-per-view in its entirety, but also includes behind-the-scenes interviews and adds additional jams featuring Jimmy Russell, bassist Larry Graham, and George Clinton. Clinton is the key figure here, because over the last decade, Prince has essentially followed in the funk master's footsteps. Rather than just fronting a band (as he did with the Revolution and New Power Generation), Prince is now more of a bandleader. Here, surrounded by legends like Maceo Parker and members of Sly and the Family Stone, Prince displays the graciousness of a sideman, showcasing the musicians on his crowded stage. He offers backup vocals on the Family Stone's "Everyday People," and then plays cheerleader on "I Want to Take You Higher." Prince even gives up his stage to Lenny Kravitz for "American Woman," and to the Time for energetic, tongue-in-cheek versions of the hits "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." When taking center stage, Prince shows he hasn't lost a step either. His guitar playing on "Purple Rain," for example, is some of his strongest in years. All told, this is the best Prince concert film we've had since Sign O' the Times. --Dave McCoy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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DAMN!!!!!! prince can throw a party ! At his own paisley park studio! he Recorded a unforgetable PErformance. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by Jennifer Cruz
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GREAT MOMENT OF MUSIC, DON'T LOSE TIME NO MORE, YOU GOT IT ! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DVD I HEARD IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2003 by BRUNO POMIE
Prince's talent and charisma, that is. His genius really shines in this New Year's Eve 1999 performance; it almost isn't possible to get your mind wrapped around his capabilities... Read morePublished on July 21 2003
I absolutely LOVE Prince's music. To see him perform in concert on this DVD makes it that much better! Read morePublished on May 11 2003 by flex
Saw this live! He was incredible. Prince is a great performer and does a nice turn on his own older music...Published on Oct. 29 2002 by Omni
This is the funkiest Prince concert ever!! Let me get my one criticism out of the way, it's the crowd, at times they act like they aren't in to the music and Prince has to... Read morePublished on April 24 2002 by Maccafan
What Can I say? This DVD showcases the still growing talent of Prince. He continues to prove himself as an artist and performer. Read morePublished on March 19 2002 by Jason Privett
I consider myself a pretty hardcore Prince fan. Musically the man is a genius, which he proves on this video. As always, he puts on a hell of a show. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2001 by cjpurplestar