"The Early Demo Version of Parade", recorded 1985, bootleg first released 1987
Label: Planet Rock Records / B&W Records / NEC Records
Rip: Charade bootleg was first issued on Vinyl LP by Planet Rock Records in the year of 1987. B&W Records released the limited edition White Vinyl LP in 1988. The third and final edition of Charade was released by NEC Records on CD. Their edition had a different track configuration and 3 extra tracks were added "Movie Star," Data Bank" and "Girl O’ My Dreams". Ripped from NEC Records CD, extra tracks omitted and contains Planet Rock Records track configuration.
Audio Source: Soundboard
Lineage: CD -> WAV -> FLAC Compression Level 8
Number of discs: 1
Total Running Time: 48:47
Artwork: Front, tray and CD custom artwork included, but I am afraid it is only 100 DPI.
I'd rate the audio quality as VG to VG+ - it clearly is soundboard files, mixed more or less differently from the official Parade album. The FLAC files have a clear cut-off at 21 kHz which may be due to CD mastering. All good lossless.
Prince has been known to dislike and take action against bootleggers that make a profit from his music, and has also managed to get a few indexing websites closed. He has been known to express kinder sentiments towards fans that trade unofficial recordings for free, though, and I hope I am right in concluding that sharing unofficial recordings using bittorrent is OK, too.
01. Little Girl Wendy's Parade 2:07
02. New Position 2:16
03. I Wonder U 1:33
04. Under The Cherry Moon 2:51
05. There's Others Here With Us 2:38
06. Life Can Be So Nice 3:08
07. Sometimes It Snows In April 6:41
08. Old Friends 4 Sale 3:30
09. All My Dreams 7:12
10. Girls & Boys 5:37
11. Love Or Money 4:10
12. Heaven 7:04