Recorded Highlights Of The Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party

UK release date:
Apr 10, 1987
Release date:
Apr 30, 1987

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From Club Sandwich N°44, Spring 1987:

As exclusively revealed in our last issue, a live album of last year’s memorable tenth birthday concert for the Prince’s Trust is indeed coming out. And it will be no ordinary audio souvenir of that Friday in June, when Paul closed the show with the incredible line-up of the Prince’s All Stars powering away behind him.

Andrew Sheehan, a consultant to the Trust, reveals why: “This was the first recording done by the Trust themselves, using Sony digital audio tape donated by Ad-vision Studios, so the digital process was used throughout. Four double tape set-ups gave us 48 tracks four times over, which few people could afford to do as it’s so expensive. The Trust can afford it as everything’s donated.”

Many compact discs are prepared from traditional analogue tape, so the use of the digital process throughout has ensured CD reproduction of exceptional quality in the case of Charlie’s All Stars.

“The artists produced their own tracks, which I think is a first. Paul sent a digital master of his performance to Phil Ramone in New York for his opinion, but the mix was left alone-he could have changed it if he’d wanted. This is typical of the vast interest shown by everybody: Paul’s support in particular has been enormous.”

Although The Prince’s Trust Collection scored heavily a couple of years ago, this is the Trust’s inaugural release on their own label (via A&M Records) and strikes quite a blow for good old vinyl. ‘Get Back’ closes the album, just as it closed the show; then, shrink-wrapped to the cover, comes a 7″ 45 containing ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, complete with pic sleeve showing McCartney in rootin’ tootin’ live action during the show. ‘Sally’ will also be on the tape and CD, but to get ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ you have to buy the record, since the single will not be sold separately. Prince’s Trust Tenth Anniversary Birthday Party LP No. AMA 3906. Attached single No. FREE 21. Tape No. AMC 3906. CD No. 3906. Release date is 10th April in the UK and 30th April elsewhere.

The Prince’s Trust is staging two more concerts at Wembley Arena this year, on 5th and 6th June. Phil Collins is definitely involved and people like Boy George and Eric Clapton have been asked. “Paul wanted to do it,” says Andrew, “but unfortunately there was a clash of dates.” Paul and all of us at Club Sandwich wish the Trust every possible success.

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