Prince’s final concert in Atlanta is a stunning, finessed listen

Before Prince passed away this week at 57 and deprived the world of Western music’s most dynamic iconoclast, he touched down in Atlanta.

The Georgia capital’s Fox Theatre would unknowingly become host to the Purple One’s final concert on Thursday, April 14. It’s a gig that Prince had rescheduled following illnessone, perhaps fittingly, performed during a solo tour that featured just the hitmaker born Prince Rogers Nelson and his angelic piano.

Most importantly, Prince was happy with the show. As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Friday, he told his inner circle that he planned to release the Fox Theatre gig as some kind of live album.

And goodness check out this setlist, via SoundCloud:

When Will B Paid
The Max
Black Sweat
Girl
I Would Die 4 U
Baby, Im a Star
Ballad of Dorothy Parker
Dark
B-side Song (Indifference)
I Love U But I Dont Trust U
Little Red Corvette
It was a non-stop onslaught of songs;
Dirty Mind
Linus and Lucy (The Peanuts theme)
back to Little Red Corvette
Nothing Compares 2 U

Encore 1

Cream
Black Muse
How Come U Dont Call Me Anymore

Encore 2

Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)
If I Was Ur Girlfriend
back to Waiting In Vain
back to If I Was Ur Girlfriend

Encore 3

Sometimes It Snows In April
Purple Rain (the crowd goes nuts)
The Beautiful Ones
back to Purple Rain
Diamonds & Pearls
back to Purple Rain

You can stream the whole thing below.

H/T Stereogum

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