After Rhino's 2000 Richard Pryor box set ...And It's Deep, Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992) fell out of print, producer Reggie Collins was contacted by the Shout Factory label in an effort to fill that void. Just as mammoth (seven CDs and two DVDs compared to the first set's nine CDs) and just as vital (this is the crafted output of a brutally honest, approachable, hilarious, and groundbreaking comedian's comedian) as Rhino's effort, Shout Factory's No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert is required listening for aspiring comedians, fans of comedy, those who like to laugh, and those who seek the best of any given art form, but unlike the first set, it's not complete, as only the "best material" from Pryor's albums for Laff, Stax, and Warner Bros. are included. That means some of his recorded work is missing, and while it is not the "Greatest Hits" material that got the axe, a collection of 90-percent of the Beatles' recordings is still missing some very important work, and Pryor's recorded legacy is no different. Know that, and the set provides a long but captivating overview of the comedian's career, beginning with disc one's collecting of the early years 1966-1968. Pryor debuted as an upstart, an experimenter, and an artisan all at once, and there's a tension to be felt on these rare '60s cuts as the cool California audience doesn't know what to make out of guy who rambles rather than just tell jokes. Come disc two you've got the in-your-face -- or foul-mouthed -- Pryor with some recordings for the Stax label and their various-artists set Music from the Wattstax Festival & Film. Disc three pulls from a Soul Train appearance and begins covering the classic Warner era with selections from ...Is It Something I Said?. From here to the audio portion's finish, it's familiar Warner material with plenty of alternative and unreleased recordings to savor, exiting with a wonderful "Ad Libs & Hecklers Montage" plus an interview from 1983. Bonus tracks from ...And It's Deep, plus the early years set Evolution/Revolution, are sprinkled about the track list in chronological order, plus the three DVDs include the blockbuster feature films Live in Concert (1979), Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), and ... Here and Now (1983). The booklet is a treasure, filled with archival photos, interesting essays, and an inspirational intro from Richard's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. No Pryor Restraint may not be the last word in Pryor sets, but it's a big, beautiful, and artistically inspiring montage, acting as both a loving tribute and an enticing overview of a man who forever changed comedy while entertaining millions.