Set List: Prince "Piano and A Microphone" Shows, Melbourne; Pays Tribute to the Late Vanity

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Prince has paid tribute to his protégé Denise Matthews aka Vanity who died yesterday at the age of 57.

Minutes into the start of his first Piano & A Microphone performance in Melbourne last night Prince dedicated a stripped back version of Little Red Corvette to Vanity saying, “I just found out a little while ago that someone dear to us has passed away and I want to dedicate this song to her”


Prince assembled Vanity 6 with Matthews in 1981 after deciding to mentor a girl group after watching ‘A Star Is Born’. Matthews died from kidney disease in Fremont, California.

Prince 6:30 Show
  • Big City (from HitnRun Phase Two, 2015)
  • Ruff Enuff (new record 6 January 2016, unreleased)
  • Little Red Corvette (from 1999, 1982)
  • Dirty Mind (from Dirty Mind, 1980)
  • Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (from Diamonds and Pearls, 1991)
  • Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley cover)
  • If I Was Your Girlfriend (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
  • How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore (b-side 1999 single, 1982)
  • The Ladder (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
  • 1000 X’s & O’s (from HitnRun Phase One, 2015)
  • When She Comes (from HitnRun Phase Two, 2015)
  • Satisfied (from 3121, 2006)
  • I Love U In Me (from The Hits The B-sides, 1993)
  • Sometimes It Snows In April (from Parade, 1986)
  • Automatic (from 1999, 1982)
  • The Beautiful Ones (from Purple Rain, 1984)
  • Raspberry Beret (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
  • Starfish and Coffee (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
  • Paisley Park (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
  • Adore (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
Prince 10 PM Show
  • The Love We Make (from Emancipation, 1986)
  • Big City (from HitnRun Phase Two, 2015)
  • Batman (from Batman, 1989)
  • Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland cover)
  • The Max (from The Symbol Album, 1992)
  • Little Red Corvette/Dirty Mind (from 1999, 1982/Dirty Mind, 1980)
  • The Beautiful Ones (from Purple Rain, 1984)
  • How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore (b-side 1999 single, 1982)
  • Sweet Thing (Chaka Khan cover)
  • Do Me Baby (from Controversy, 1981)
  • Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley cover)
  • If I Was You Girlfriend (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
  • The Ballad of Dorothy Parker (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
  • Four (from Madhouse album 8, 1987)
  • I Wanna Be Your Lover (from Prince, 1979)
  • 1000 X’s & O’s (from HitnRun Phase One, 2015)
  • Black Muse (from HitnRun Phase Two, 2015)
  • The Ladder (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
  • Raspberry Beret (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
  • Starfish and Coffee (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
  • Paisley Park (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
  • Purple Rain (from Purple Rain, 1984)

1 comment

Andrew said...

I like movable digital pianos as a result of I travel lots. By "travel", i do not mean across countries. i am simply sometimes not home as a result of I simply cannot keep in one place.

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