Celebration 2000

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Prince: A Celebration (2000)

Album details

Released: 7 June 2000 - 13 June 2000
Length: 7 Days
Label(s): Paisley Park Studios, Northrop Auditorium

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Singles released

Seven days of tours and nightly parties at Paisley Park, plus a closing "jam" at Northrop Auditoriumby Prince and special guests on 13 June 2000.

According to MTV, who reported on the announcement of Prince: A Celebration that year, "Prince will allow ticketed fans to enter his Paisley Park domain every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during which the attendants will tour the Artist’s recording studios, personal offices, wardrobe rooms, and soundstages. Many of Prince’s own personal memorabilia will be on display for the "Celebration," including his 20 gold and platinum certifications, his multiple Grammy Awards, and the infamous motorcycle from the Purple Rain album cover and film. The Paisley Park tour will also include an interactive element in which visitors can vote on which of Prince’s unreleased songs should be issued on future New Power Generation albums. Prince is also staging a series of 'dancetildawn' parties each night of the exhibition, with the all-night shows featuring costumed dancers, screenings of Prince’s vintage concert footage, and performances by several as-yet-unnamed guests."

Taja Seville, TKO, Best Kept Secret, Fonky Bald Heads, Mint Condition, Dayz of Wild, and Macy Gray each performed gigs at Paisley Park. At Northrop Auditorium Prince was joined on stage by Angie Stone, Doug E. Fresh, Q-Tip, Maceo Parker, Larry Graham, and the Hornheadz — plus, for a few shining moments, The Revolution’s Bobby Z, Dr. Fink, and Brownmark, who performed America with Prince.

Ripple Effects
Prince’s "fams" were ecstatic at the opportunity to tour Prince’s studios for the first time. Rich Benson, who says he’s attended well over 100 events at Paisley Park, was at the entire 2000 Celebration and recalls the exhilarating experience of stepping into Prince’s world and meeting music lovers from around the world. “I never really saw how much he touched people until that week,” Benson recalled. He says a "Purple Time Tunnel" of major moments in Prince’s career had been added to the hallway outside the studios for Celebration, which still remains at Paisley Park today, and that the tour led people through nearly every room of the complex, including the garage where Prince parked his cars and the Pre-Vault Room that leads to Prince’s career-spanning vault of unreleased material.

Track listing
  1. Taja Seville (7 June 2000, Paisley Park )
  2. TKO (Date performed... Paisley Park )
  3. Best Kept Secret (Date performed... Paisley Park )
  4. Fonky Bald Heads (Date performed... Paisley Park )
  5. Mint Condition (Date performed... Paisley Park )
  6. Dayz of Wild (Date performed... Paisley Park )
  7. Macy Gray (Date performed...Paisley Park )
  8. Prince - 13 June 2000 - Northrop Auditorium (with Angie Stone, Doug E. Fresh, Q-Tip, Maceo Parker, Larry Graham, and the Hornheadz, Bobby Z, Dr. Fink and Brownmark




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