Prince- Irving Plaza, NYC 4/11/98 Audio Soundboard/Audience Matrix Secret Club Show

Thanks to an anonymous donor and the “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” youtube channel, we have a special treat today. This is a stellar recording of one of those famous unannounced club shows that Prince used to do.
Here is the detail:
Prince & The New Power Generation

April 11, 1998
Irving Plaza,
New York, NY

Recording: SBD (MTX) – DAT Master – cassette
Transfer: unknown

Live Matrix Recording & Transfer by Anonymous
Source provided by a kind soul
Edited & Mastered by kid with a computer
July 19, 2020

Notes:

  • This was a one-off performance
  • The doors opened at 11:59pm on 4/10 the show took place in the early morning hours of 4/11
  • Prince played earlier that night (4/10) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden formerly known as The Felt Forum.
  • Robert Hunter played earlier that night (4/10) at Irving Plaza.
  • t01 & t16 are missing.
  • track 12 includes a human beatbox improv from Doug E. Fresh
  • track 13 includes Give Up The Funk [Tear The Roof Off The Sucker] (Todd Anthony Shaw, Ramon Russell Gooden, Anthony Banks, William Earl Collins, George Clinton Jr., Mhisani M. Miller)
  • track 14 contains shades of 2001 [That’ll Work] (Charles Luis Brown)

The Players

  • Prince; guitar, vocals
  • Kirk Johnson; drums
  • Rhonda Smith; bass
  • Morris Hayes; keys
  • Mike Scott; guitar
  • Marva King; backing vocals
    Special Guests
  • Mayte Garcia; dancer
  • Larry Graham; bass, vocals
  • Chaka Khan; vocals
  • Mike Campbell; guitar
  • George Benson; guitar
  • Doug E. Fresh; vocal rap
  • setlist –
    t01 – Days of Wild –
    t02 – Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin] (Sylvester Stewart)
    t03 – Days of Wild –
    t04 – Everyday People (Sylvester Stewart)
    t05 – Free – (Larry Graham)
    t06 – Sweet Thing (Paul Anthony Powell, Mica Paris)
    t07 – You Got The Love (Chaka Khan, Ray Erskine Jr. Parker)
    t08 – Tell Me Something Good (Stevie Wonder)
    t09 – The Jam (Larry Graham)
    t10 – Mad Sex (New Power Generation)
  • encore –
    t11 – I Want to Take You Higher – (Sylvester Stewart)
    t12 – Guitar Jam –
    t13 – Push it Up – (New Power Generation)
    t14 – Bustin’ Loose – (Charles Luis Brown)
    t15 – Lodi Dodi (Snoop Dog)
    t16 – Talkin’ Loud and Saying Nothing (James Brown)

Total Run Time; 1:53:05.000

Also, I happened to check out the old frenchonionsoup channel and it looks like the Misfits show from Vegas got whacked. We will need to figure out how to make that available again. 🙂

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Son Volt, Rusted Root, Blues Traveler MMW and More- HORDE Fest, PBS On Tour TV Show 7/97 VHS Master

I have been working for about the past month to get a new/improved VHS capture setup working, which would also decrease the number of computers from 5 to 4 out here. It has been quite an ordeal, but it looks like I got it dialed in as of today. I captured this one earlier in the week (just to see if the setup was working ok) so if there are any A/V synch issues, please let me know. I can’t watch this much jam band at once.
I taped this one for the 2 Son Volt songs from HORDE in Buffalo, but this includes a bunch of HORDE acts, recorded at various stops from the 1996 tour. Includes Me’Shell NdegéOcello and Son Volt from Buffalo NY 8/20/96; Medeski, Martin and Wood/Leftover Salmon from Phoenix 7/24/96; and Blues Traveler/Rusted Root from Chula Vista 7/26/96. Good people watching on this one- you can almost smell the patchouli through the screen.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC consumer VCR
Transfer equipment: JVC HRS9900U and Tevion High Speed DVD Maker+ into Virtualdub 1.9.11

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Black Crowes- Supper Club, NYC 7/23/96 Soundcheck xfer from hi8 Master Tape Enhanced

In our search for better audio for Steve Rogers’ videos, we found that there was a nice sounding soundboard tape of the Crowes from this date. I asked the taper for the files and he sent them over for synch. Well, it appears that the band played 2 sets that night and the board tape is not this show. Damn, we tried.

Edit: Steve let me know that this is the soundcheck. Mystery Solved.

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into Workstation
Enhance (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video

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10000 Maniacs- Marquee at the Tralf, Buffalo NY 3/8/96 Live Soundboard xfer from 1st gen tape

Here’s a real treat today. Someone had asked me to transfer a tape that had part of this show. I figured that it would be nice to transfer this entire show as well. This is another one of Joel Gershon’s seemingly lost archives. Recorded through soundboard with band permission.
I love this era of the Maniacs- it is the full “classic” lineup of Buck/Augustiniak/Drew/Gustavson, PLUS John Lombardo from the early days (my favorite era), and Mary Ramsey on vocals. You get old 10,000 maniacs songs along with some John & Mary sings I think. Great stuff.
The mix was pretty weak so I fixed it up in Izotope RX7

Recorded by: Joel Gershon
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Boost guitar/bass/snare in Izotope RX7

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Belly- Impaxx, Buffalo NY 9/7/93 xfer from 1st gen cassette Live Audience Recording

Here is one from an old taping friend who taped some really amazing stuff in Buffalo. He also had connections with 10,000 Maniacs and he shared some cool stuff by them as well. In fact, this was on a tape with a soundboard tape of 10,000 maniacs that he mastered. That one is coming soon.
He had a ton of jam bands that I didn’t care about, but he would tape all of the alternative bands coming through and they always sounded stellar. This is an example. He has been gone about 25 years now. R.I.P.

Recorded by: Joel Gershon
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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