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No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert (7 CD/ 2DVD) [Box set]

Richard Pryor Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 11, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Shout Factory!
  • ASIN: B00C6P7I8Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"No Pryor Restraint likely serves as the best and most complete release of Richard Pryor's work that we have seen or will ever see, with the memorable jokes, funny looks and bathing of applause coming through the speakers and television loud and clear." --Ryan Keefer, DVD Talk, 6/14/13

"This tribute set to Richard Pryor is a fan's dream. This wonderful set captures the essence of his marvelous comedic sense and timing." --Bob Bloom, Journal Courier, 6/16/13

"This truly amazing box set has opened my eyes up to a whole new world of Richard Pryor, and it's a damn funny one. Top it all off with beautiful packaging and an in-depth book, and this set is hands-down a top-notch effort on all fronts." --Mike Spring, DVDSnapshot, 6/15/13

Product Description

With seven CDs and two DVDs that deliver over 12 hours of prime Pryor hilarity both familiar and rare spanning from 1966 to 1992, this essential collection features the best recordings from his early years as a still-developing stand-up, his '70s-early '80s glory years as a profane-but-profound comic icon, and one of his final onstage performances in 1992. The deluxe book contains rare photos, multiple essays, exclusive celebrity tributes, a discography, a filmography, and a personal note penned by Richard's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. This is the most comprehensive collection ever devoted to the greatest comedian who ever lived and includes nearly two hours of previously unreleased material.

DVDs include three complete concert films:
Richard Pryor Live In Concert (1979)
Richard Pryor Live On The Sunset Strip (1982)
Richard Pryor... Here And Now (1983)

CDs collect the best material from Pryor's classic albums for the Laff, Stax and Warner Bros. labels, including:
Richard Pryor (1968)
'Craps' (After Hours) (1971)
That Nigger's Crazy (1974)
...Is It Something I Said? (1975)
Bicentennial Nigger (1976)
Wanted/Richard Pryor - Live In Concert (1978)
Live On The Sunset Strip (1982)
Here And Now (1983)

As well as tracks released only on the following compilations
...And It's Deep Too! The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992) (2000)
Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974) (2005)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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I am the co-producer of "No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert." I also co-produced the previous Pryor sets, "...And It's Deep Too! The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992)" (2000), "The Anthology (1968-1992)" (2002), and "Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974)" (2005).

The first Pryor box, "...And It's Deep Too!," has been out of print for several years. About two years ago, Shout! Factory asked me to co-produce another Pryor box to fill the void. At that point, the only thing that had been decided upon was that the new box would include all three concert films on DVD. ("...And It's Deep Too!" was devoid of video content altogether.) The biggest challenge for me was to include enough quality "new" material to entice someone who'd already bought the first box to fork over for the new one. I also set out to avoid plundering "...And It's Deep Too!" too badly because I didn't want those who own it to feel that they wasted their money the first time around if they purchased the new box. And then we considered those who completely missed out on "...And It's Deep Too!," so we sought out to make "No Pryor Restraint" a more than worthy substitute.

So here's what we did... Recordings from all of Pryor's Warner Bros. albums are represented on this package, most of them very liberally, along with the best of the previously unreleased material that first appeared on "...And It's Deep Too!" In addition to that, much of the early material that was included on the 2-CD follow-up, "Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974)," appears here as well. ("...And It's Deep Too!" and "Evolution/Revolution" only have one track in common. The former covers his Warner Bros. recordings only.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful August 9, 2013
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This is not the complete Richard Pryor Albums as the title may indicate. The wording No Pryor Restraints sounds as if there is nothing limiting the material presented.
Yes, if you read closely it does state that it the "Best" of all his classic albums, but even that is misleading as some of his best routines IMO are not present.
Having the 3 Concert Films inlcuded is what raises the price but for the greateness of his audio material I highly reccomend you buy a pre owned copy of the out of print "And It's Deep Too" which is all the complete albums witht he exception of "Craps (After Hours)" but which is available for download. Although "And It's Deep Too" doesn't come with the stand up movies, the audio versions of those films are included.
Plus, you can purchase those stand up films individually at inexpensive prices.
If you do choose to get "And It's Deep Too" just be sure to read closely what the seller states to ensure it's in good condition and that all the discs are there, as with any pre owned item.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential box set for an essential comedian! June 25, 2013
By M.R.
Format:Audio CD
If you're reading this review, you probably already know what a giant of comedy Richard Pryor is. He, George Carlin and probably no one else laid the template down for every stand-up comedian who came after. This box set sums up that genius as succinctly as possible.

If you're a hardcore fan, you probably have seen all three of the concert films included here, but it's great to have them in one place. If you haven't seen them yet--well, get watching.

That still leaves a mind-boggling 7 CDs. I played them in my car and couldn't stop laughing, and marveling at how relevant his best bits still are.

If you want to know what stand-up comedy is all about, or be reminded of Pryor's genius, start here.

I can't recommend this collection strongly enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert July 13, 2013
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A great piece of work. An artist way ahead of his time. Great writing material. No copying material from other artists. The greatest comedian ever. Maybe the young bucks can learn from him because they will never duplicate him. One of a kind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Richard Pryor!!! May 4, 2014
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Richard Pryor's comedy is priceless. I'm very glad to own this collection of his work. I play his audio CD's in my car while I'm driving and laughing my head off, even in busy traffic. I grew up listening to his comedy, as a child (when I wasn't suppose to Hee-Hee). Richard Pryor's legacy of laughter is what the doctor ordered, sort of speak. Rest in peace Richard, You'll never be forgotten.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the Kang of COmedy January 7, 2014
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nobody and I repeat nobody else still til this day comes close to the word usage and Genius of this man on a stage. he could make a facial expression and make both your sides hurt from rolling. nobody was as honest, vulnerable and straight forward with so much candor and yet cool and crazy with it all at once. i mean his live performances are the standard period. i dig some of his films a whole and some i can do without, however on stage and especially in his prime he was Money in the bank and in the bag with his presentation and topics. he is truly missed and one of a Kind.
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I love this product because when I am down and going through whatever I can always count on Richard pryor for great laugh so I can watch the movies in the car and just forget about my problems for a min. I used have on cassette long ago and I have here and now and live on sunset strip on dvd., but this collections has met my expectations and more. please buy!!!

thanks for reading my review!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Havent watched the videos, the CDs are OK.
Published 21 days ago by Steven F. boyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh for years to come!
Masterful storytelling, inciteful anecdotes and characters you will reference in conversations for years to come. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gregg A. Cork
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it
This is such a classic and provided hours of hilarity. Love it and would recommend it to any Pryor or comedy fan in general
Published 5 months ago by alevel
5.0 out of 5 stars many laughs. True classic.
Loved his work as a comedian. One of the best. How can you go wrong. A must have for any collection.
Published 6 months ago by Dr ren
5.0 out of 5 stars laugh your ass off
My boyfriend loves Richard Pryor's comedy from when he performed live. I looked at several different box sets and decided on this one. Read more
Published 7 months ago by L Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent career collection
Pretty much everything you would want from Pryor as a comedian is here! 3 concert films and all his albums!
Published 12 months ago by Darin Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Comedian Ever
Richard ' genious clearly shines through when you witness his facial expressions and mannerisms together with his verbal thunderbolts, extraordinary!
Published 13 months ago by corrubbio
5.0 out of 5 stars If you missed the boxed set, don't miss this!!!
Job well done, by Shout Factory production team, with the masterful performances from the Master Richard Pryor. Read more
Published 13 months ago by D.T.
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Is it just me, or does this look like a repackaging of "...And It's Deep...
All of the Warner Bros. albums are represented on this package, most of them very liberally, along with the best of the previously unreleased material that first appeared on "...And It's Deep Too!" (which is now out of print). In addition to that, much of the early material that was... Read More
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