No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert [7CD/2DVD]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663137996
  • Catalog Number: 13799
  • Sales rank: 127,619

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Peoria (4:06)
  2. 2 Improv, Pt. 1 (3:33)
  3. 3 Heart & Brain (1:09)
  4. 4 Playboy Club (0:40)
  5. 5 Rumpelstiltskin (8:32)
  6. 6 Slippin' In Poo Poo (0:33)
  7. 7 Birth Control (0:54)
  8. 8 Nigger Babies (1:53)
  9. 9 Black Power (1:41)
  10. 10 Super Nigger (3:05)
  11. 11 I Feel (1:44)
  12. 12 Jail (4:41)
  13. 13 Prison Play (AKA Black Ben the Blacksmith) (9:27)
  14. 14 War Movies (4:39)
  15. 15 The Army (2:27)
  16. 16 Army Life (4:50)
  17. 17 Hippy Dippys (4:10)
  18. 18 Hank's Place (10:50)
  19. 19 Improv, Pt. 2 (3:35)
  20. 20 Mankind (6:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Gettin' High (1:05)
  2. 2 F**K From Memory (2:34)
  3. 3 Big Tits (0:55)
  4. 4 Gettin' Some (0:44)
  5. 5 Ass-Hole (2:55)
  6. 6 The Line-Up (4:14)
  7. 7 Religion (2:12)
  8. 8 Black Preachers (1:45)
  9. 9 I Spy Cops (1:24)
  10. 10 Sugar Ray (1:31)
  11. 11 White Folks (0:54)
  12. 12 Indians (0:37)
  13. 13 Black and Proud (0:25)
  14. 14 Got a Dollar (0:58)
  15. 15 Dope (0:12)
  16. 16 Wino Panthers (0:16)
  17. 17 After Hours (0:50)
  18. 18 280 Pound Ass (0:39)
  19. 19 Crap Game (5:20)
  20. 20 Blackjack (0:29)
  21. 21 Whorehouse, Pt. 1 (1:01)
  22. 22 Whorehouse, Pt. 2 (2:33)
  23. 23 Attica (Behind Those Walls) (4:30)
  24. 24 Wattstax Monologue: Niggers/The Handshake/Rummage Sale/Stylin'/Whitey/" (9:47)
  25. 25 Fighting (2:38)
  26. 26 Niggers & Italians (1:43)
  27. 27 Death (3:08)
  28. 28 Street Corner Wino (7:41)
  29. 29 Nigger With a Seizure (5:24)
  30. 30 Have Your Ass Home By 11:00 (2:30)
  31. 31 Black & White Lifestyles (3:41)
  32. 32 Exorcist (1:53)
  33. 33 Wino Dealing With Dracula (2:11)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Niggers Vs. the Police (1:39)
  2. 2 The Back Down (3:35)
  3. 3 Wino & Junkie (7:08)
  4. 4 Interview (4:52)
  5. 5 Mudbone (Intro) (5:43)
  6. 6 Mudbone: Little Feets (11:48)
  7. 7 Life (0:45)
  8. 8 My Funeral (1:07)
  9. 9 Cocaine (4:09)
  10. 10 Just Us (3:48)
  11. 11 When Your Woman Leaves You (6:28)
  12. 12 The Goodnight Kiss (1:47)
  13. 13 Ali (3:48)
  14. 14 Our Text For Today (3:49)
  15. 15 Soul Magazine Promo (0:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Fame, Pt. 1 (2:55)
  2. 2 Patty Hearst (3:54)
  3. 3 History Lesson (4:36)
  4. 4 Bicentennial Prayer (6:40)
  5. 5 Black & White Women (4:03)
  6. 6 Hillbilly (1:31)
  7. 7 Our Gang (1:32)
  8. 8 Our Gang (2:47)
  9. 9 Acid (4:52)
  10. 10 Bicentennial Nigger (2:28)
  11. 11 New Year's Eve (13:42)
  12. 12 New Year's Eve (3:53)
  13. 13 White and Black People (7:58)
  14. 14 Black Funerals (2:55)
  15. 15 Discipline (7:58)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Heart Attacks (8:09)
  2. 2 Dogs and Horses (5:50)
  3. 3 Jim Brown (4:44)
  4. 4 Monkeys (4:05)
  5. 5 Kids (3:48)
  6. 6 Chinese Food (3:23)
  7. 7 Being Sensitive (7:57)
  8. 8 I Don't Give a Fuck (5:15)
  9. 9 Fame, Pt. 2 (4:00)
  10. 10 Women (17:36)
  11. 11 Women (2:42)
  12. 12 Therapy (1:13)
  13. 13 God (4:52)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Prison (6:22)
  2. 2 Africa (13:11)
  3. 3 Bein' Real (8:18)
  4. 4 Racism (1:48)
  5. 5 Opening Night Jitters (8:21)
  6. 6 Freebase (8:11)
  7. 7 Hospital (10:20)
  8. 8 One Day At a Time (3:25)
  9. 9 Getting Older (4:03)
  10. 10 Hangin' With Sammy Davis Jr. - Sammy Davis Jr. (6:38)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Motif the Junkie (10:20)
  2. 2 Inebriated (5:53)
  3. 3 I Like Women (6:24)
  4. 4 Childbirth (6:08)
  5. 5 M.S. (10:43)
  6. 6 Ad Libs & Hecklers Montage (17:00)
  7. 7 Interview (22:44)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Arrival
  2. 2 White and Black People
  3. 3 Thank You For Coming
  4. 4 New Year's Eve
  5. 5 Dogs
  6. 6 Monkeys
  7. 7 Dogs and Horses
  8. 8 Heart Attacks
  9. 9 Preach, Nigger, Preach!
  10. 10 Black Funerals
  11. 11 Discipline
  12. 12 Nature
  13. 13 Things In the Woods
  14. 14 Deer Hunter
  15. 15 Leon Spinks
  16. 16 Ali
  17. 17 Keeping In Shape
  18. 18 Kids
  19. 19 Lights Up, Please
  20. 20 Chinese Food
  21. 21 Being Sensitive
  22. 22 End Credits
Disc 9
  1. 1 Opening Credits
  2. 2 Women, Pt. 1: Sex
  3. 3 Greed & Money
  4. 4 Lawyers
  5. 5 Cool Clothes
  6. 6 Women, Pt. 2: Relationships
  7. 7 Prison
  8. 8 Racism
  9. 9 Africa
  10. 10 Mafia Club
  11. 11 Mudbone
  12. 12 Freebase
  13. 13 Hospital
  14. 14 End Credits
  15. 15 Opening
  16. 16 Here and Now
  17. 17 Slavery & Southern Hospitality
  18. 18 Cold Weather
  19. 19 Inebriated
  20. 20 I Like Women
  21. 21 One Night Stands, Pt. 1: Strange Women
  22. 22 Foreign Policy
  23. 23 The Motherland
  24. 24 I Met the President/Fire Exit
  25. 25 Mudbone
  26. 26 One Day At a Time, Pt. 1: Fucked Up
  27. 27 Listening To the Crab
  28. 28 Motif the Junkie
  29. 29 One Day At a Time, Pt. 2: No Drugs
  30. 30 I Remember
  31. 31 One Night Stands, Pt. 2: Sexual Issues
  32. 32 Being Famous
  33. 33 End Credits
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Pryor Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Richard Pryor Composer
Dan Hersch Mastering
Todd Boyd Essay
Michael Ochs Photo Courtesy
Reggie Collins Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Pokorny Producer
Vinnie Zuffante Photo Courtesy
Jeffrey A. Greenberg Executive Producer
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
Derek Dressler Executive Producer
Karrie Stouffer Art Direction
Brian Blum Producer
Scott Saul Essay
Jennifer Lee Pryor Producer, Essay, Photo Courtesy
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