In 1973 Richard Pryor booked four nights at the then relatively new Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard to woodshed new material.
It was never meant to be heard beyond its original audience, but luckily tape not only rolled, but survived. Fourteen tracks were originally issued in 2013 as a limited-edition promotional CD given away with copies of the No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert boxed set. Six additional Comedy Store performances found their way into the public earlier as bonus material on 2000’s And It’s Deep Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992), and Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974) in 2005. Now, all 20 tracks are pulled together for the first time and available on Live At The Comedy Store, 1973.