Prince: Legendary 1985 ‘Purple Rain’ Tour Recording Getting Official Release
Prince and the Revolution: Live featuring the band’s iconic 1985 Purple Rain tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y. that was broadcast to millions is finally getting an official release.
Due out June 3, Prince and the Revolution: Live will be available in a variety of video and audio formats, with pre-order/pre-save options available here. Prince’s official story has a variety of bundles, exclusive t-shirts and other merch available at Store.Prince.com.
Embedded below is the show’s opener of “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Per the video’s description on YouTube, “James Brown had the Apollo. Jimi Hendrix had Monterey Pop. And Prince had Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome—the March 30, 1985 Purple Rain Tour stop that was beamed to millions live via satellite and captured for posterity in the Grammy Award-nominated concert film ‘Prince and The Revolution: Live.’ For the first time, this powerful performance by Prince and The Revolution has been remixed from the original 2” multitrack master reels and the film has been digitally enhanced onto Blu-ray video with selectable stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos sound.”
The description added, “The new release of ‘Prince and The Revolution: Live’ will be available June 3, 2022, and marks the first time that the concert will be available on vinyl (as a 3-LP set) and on CD (as a 2-CD/Blu-ray set) as well as a limited run Collector’s Edition available exclusively from the official Prince Store. Housed in a luxe foil box, the set includes the remixed and remastered audio pressed onto 3 colored LPs (purple, red and gold vinyl), 2 CDs, the Blu-ray video, an expansive 44-page book complete with never-before-seen photos of the Purple Rain Tour, new liner notes highlighting stories and memories from all five members of The Revolution, and a 24 x 36 poster.”