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Enjoy Prince Covering David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ Live In Toronto

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Prince’s intimate “Piano And A Microphone” shows are ripe for covers. You’d expect The Purple One to whip out a few of his favorites when he isn’t beholden to an entire arena waiting for “Purple Rain.” Still, when Prince decides to throw out a cover of the late David Bowie‘s “Heroes”, the world sits up and pays attention.

The cover came during one of two sets Prince played in Toronto last night. Sprinkled in among his own hits and rarities (consider me ultra-bummed out that I wasn’t there to hear him play “Starfish and Coffee”), Prince found time to put his spin on Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You”, Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy”, Madhouse’s “Four”, Bill Wither’s “Use Me” and Bob Marley’s “Waiting In Vain.” Check out a snippet of the latter below:

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All told, Prince played an astounding 57 songs between his two sets last night. Check out the full setlist via Consequence of Sound and get jealous.

Setlist #1:
I Would Die 4 U
Baby I’m a Star
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
Four (Madhouse song)
Dolphin
Heroes (David Bowie cover)
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Use Me (Bill Withers cover)
How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore
Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley & The Wailers cover)
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Eye Love U, But Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore
Black Sweat
Kiss
Little Red Corvette / Dirty Mind
Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi cover)
The Beautiful Ones
Take Me With U
Raspberry Beret
Starfish And Coffee
Paisley Park
Purple Music / Free Urself

Encore:
Nothing Compares 2 U

Encore 2:
Purple Rain

Setlist #2:
Joy in Repetition
Girl
Look at Me, Look at U
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
I Feel for You
Controversy
I Would Die 4 U
Little Red Corvette / Dirty Mind
Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi cover)
Cream
Elephants & Flowers
Black Muse
Take Me With U
Raspberry Beret
Starfish And Coffee
Paisley Park
Black Sweat
Kiss

Encore:
How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore
Waiting in Vain / If I Was Your Girlfriend
A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell cover)
Purple Music
Free Urself

Encore 2:
Nothing Compares 2 U

Encore 3:
Adore
Somewhere Here on Earth
Diamonds and Pearls
The Beautiful Ones
Purple Rain

(Via Pitchfork)

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