Wanted: Live in Concert

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Wanted: Live in Concert
Wanted Live In Concert.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 1978
Recorded1978
GenreComedy
Length86:31
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRichard Pryor, Biff Dawes
Richard Pryor chronology
Bicentennial Nigger
(1976)
Wanted: Live in Concert
(1978)
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideA–[2]

Wanted: Live in Concert (also known as Wanted/Richard Pryor - Live In Concert) is the twelfth album by American comedian Richard Pryor. Produced by Richard Pryor and Biff Dawes. Released as a double-LP in 1978, it includes performances from Pryor's concert tour in 1978. Two performances from that tour were filmed in Long Beach, California for theatrical release.

The album was one of the nominees for the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.[3] In 2017, Wanted: Live in Concert was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "New Year's Eve" - 3:54
  2. "White And Black People" - 7:59
  3. "Black Funerals" - 2:55
  4. "Discipline" - 8:00
Side B
  1. "Heart Attacks" - 8:11
  2. "Ali" - 4:11
  3. "Keeping In Shape" - 6:48
  4. "Leon Spinks" - 5:09
Side C
  1. "Dogs And Horses" - 5:50
  2. "Jim Brown" - 4:43
  3. "Monkeys" - 4:05
  4. "Kids" - 3:50
Side D
  1. "Nature" - 3:31
  2. "Things In The Woods" - 3:13
  3. "Deer Hunter" - 3:02
  4. "Chinese Food" - 3:23
  5. "Being Sensitive" - 7:54

Recording locations[edit]

  • Tracks A2, B3, C1, C3-C4, D1-D2 and D5 recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, September 3, 1978.
  • Tracks A1-A3, B1-B2, B4, C2 and D4 recorded at the City Center of Music and Drama in New York, New York, September 19, 1978.
  • Tracks A4 and D3 recorded at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, September 28, 1978.
  • Location Recording by Wally Heider Recording, Biff Dawes and Paul Sandweiss engineers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallucci, Michael. Wanted: Live in Concert at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ "Grammy Award Nominees 1980 – Grammy Award Winners 1980". Awardsandshows.com. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ "National Recording Registry Picks Are "Over the Rainbow"". Library of Congress. March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016.