Prince covers The Waterboys at Ronnie Scott's show
Prince played the smallest so far of his London 'Hit and Run' gigs yesterday [February 17], performing at the 250 capacity Ronnie Scott's venue.
The set included a surprise cover version of The Waterboys' "The Whole Of The Moon". The song – originally released in 1985 – is long rumoured to have been written about Prince. The band have denied this but singer Mike Scott told Uncut that the sound was inspired by Prince.
Scott said: "The sound of '…Moon', its synths, which crop up almost nowhere else in Waterboys music, was me copping sonic ideas from Prince, which Karl [Wallinger, keyboards], also a big Prince fan, was able to translate. I'd turned him onto Prince, played him 'Purple Rain' in the summer of '84."
Prince's setlist, as reported by Gigwise, was:
'Shade Of Umber'
'I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man'
'Who Is He And What Is He 2 U?'
'Take Me With You'
'Do Me Baby'
'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World'
'Diamonds And Pearls'
'The Beautiful Ones'
'Something In The Water'
'The Whole Of The Moon'
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