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Thread started 05/18/07 11:04pm

scrubdadishes

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is there 'authorised' footage of purple rain concert live?

Anyone know? thanks
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Reply #1 posted 05/18/07 11:07pm

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There is no "authorized" purple rain live concert. That would be a bootleg. It's ok to discuss. NO asking where can I get/how can I get of bootlegs.

As stated on a banner at the top of the Prince forum:

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Reply #2 posted 05/18/07 11:12pm

scrubdadishes

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thank you. i understand not to discuss 'where can I get' etc.

I used to have this on Video and the quality of the footage was excellent and it seemed like an authorised release.

oh well.

thanks again.
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Reply #3 posted 05/18/07 11:20pm

robertlove

I had the purple rain live concert on video also...and it looked pretty much authorized...great concert by the way....
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Reply #4 posted 05/18/07 11:43pm

Anxiety

there IS one authorized purple rain concert video, yes indeed.

it's out of print, but warner music released "prince and the revolution live" in '85, from a syracuse show.

you can probably find it on ebay or gemm.com, but likely only on vhs.

it's totally legit, though, yup. i wish they'd reissue it on DVD one of these days... sigh
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Reply #5 posted 05/19/07 1:16am

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Yes, there was an official Purple Rain Live video released back in 1985.
It was just called "Prince and the Revolution Live!". The track list was...

Let's Go Crazy
Delirious
1999
Little Red Corvette
Take Me With U
Do Me, Baby
Irresistible Bitch
Possessed
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
Let's Pretend We're Married
International Lover
God
Computer Blue
Darling Nikki
The Beautiful Ones
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U
Baby I'm A Star
Purple Rain

It was only ever released on video, originally as a double cassette set, then
later all on one video. So if you see a copy on DVD, it's a bootleg/pirate.
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Reply #6 posted 05/19/07 1:38am

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The Purple Rain Special Edition DVD also contains the promo videos for "I Would Die 4 U - Baby I'm A Star" and "Take Me With U" which were taken from live concerts (different to the Revolution Live VHS versions).
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Reply #7 posted 05/19/07 3:47am

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toejam said:

The Purple Rain Special Edition DVD also contains the promo videos for "I Would Die 4 U - Baby I'm A Star" and "Take Me With U" which were taken from live concerts (different to the Revolution Live VHS versions).


those put on the special edition are excellent additions. there must be more in the archives considering they were pro shot. the quality of the audio is great too. its a shame they are lying on some shelf somewhere. there is a big demand for pro footage of his past shows i think.
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Reply #8 posted 05/19/07 11:07am

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it is an official authorized release on VHS and LASERDISC! I have two laserdiscs of it...


[Edited 5/19/07 11:16am]
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Reply #9 posted 05/19/07 12:48pm

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luv4u said:

There is no "authorized" purple rain live concert. That would be a bootleg. It's ok to discuss. NO asking where can I get/how can I get of bootlegs.

As stated on a banner at the top of the Prince forum:

"ABSOLUTELY NO SOLICITING FOR BOOTLEGS.You want to discuss them? That's fine - but NO OFFERS TO COPY, NO REQUESTS TO COPY, NO "WHERE CAN I GET", etc. NO POSTING OF LINKS TO THESE SITES EITHER. Please be aware that the moderators here strictly enforce this rule."




No there is, it's the one live from Syracuse 1985. Check block buster.
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Reply #10 posted 05/19/07 2:15pm

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ufoclub said:

it is an official authorized release on VHS and LASERDISC! I have two laserdiscs of it...


[Edited 5/19/07 11:16am]


I have it on laserdisc too. I love it, even though my friends mock me a lot for having a laserdisc player hooked up.
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Reply #11 posted 05/19/07 2:19pm

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Efan said:

ufoclub said:

it is an official authorized release on VHS and LASERDISC! I have two laserdiscs of it...


[Edited 5/19/07 11:16am]


I have it on laserdisc too. I love it, even though my friends mock me a lot for having a laserdisc player hooked up.



Yeah laserdisc never caught on, it's like beta. Hope it comes on dvd format.
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Reply #12 posted 05/19/07 2:23pm

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I was seriously tempted to buy a laserdisc just because there are a few official releases - such as Lovesexy Live which are available on Laserdisc but not DVD. You should be proud biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 05/19/07 3:37pm

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Yeah, I am a little proud of it. Prince Live, the Gett Off videos, Billboards, and Latina Familia are just a few of the reasons I pray my laserdisc player never breaks down.
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Reply #14 posted 05/19/07 9:01pm

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Efan said:

Yeah, I am a little proud of it. Prince Live, the Gett Off videos, Billboards, and Latina Familia are just a few of the reasons I pray my laserdisc player never breaks down.


Co-sign! highfive And they are GREAT collector items! thumbs up!
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Reply #15 posted 05/19/07 10:52pm

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kpowers said:

Efan said:



I have it on laserdisc too. I love it, even though my friends mock me a lot for having a laserdisc player hooked up.



Yeah laserdisc never caught on, it's like beta. Hope it comes on dvd format.


who says laserdisc never caught on? right before dvd came on strong, you could rent laserdiscs at my local blockbuster and hollywood video stores...

I got "3 Chains of Gold" too!
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Reply #16 posted 05/20/07 3:34am

kpowers

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ufoclub said:

kpowers said:




Yeah laserdisc never caught on, it's like beta. Hope it comes on dvd format.


who says laserdisc never caught on? right before dvd came on strong, you could rent laserdiscs at my local blockbuster and hollywood video stores...

I got "3 Chains of Gold" too!




yeah dvd came out and killed it.
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Reply #17 posted 05/20/07 7:58am

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luv4u said:

There is no "authorized" purple rain live concert. That would be a bootleg.


Are you sure about that?

Poster advertising 'Prince & The Revolution LIVE' (1985)

© 1985 Warner Bros




note how the live is also LOVE
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Reply #18 posted 05/20/07 1:39pm

GiGi319

luv4u said:

There is no "authorized" purple rain live concert. That would be a bootleg. It's ok to discuss. NO asking where can I get/how can I get of bootlegs.

As stated on a banner at the top of the Prince forum:

"ABSOLUTELY NO SOLICITING FOR BOOTLEGS.You want to discuss them? That's fine - but NO OFFERS TO COPY, NO REQUESTS TO COPY, NO "WHERE CAN I GET", etc. NO POSTING OF LINKS TO THESE SITES EITHER. Please be aware that the moderators here strictly enforce this rule."


Sure the 85 Syracuse tape was authorized. It was also broadcast live via satellite all over the planet, so everybody could tape it. lol lol
No bootleg here, Sir.
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Reply #19 posted 05/20/07 2:03pm

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there IS one authorized purple rain concert video, yes indeed.

it's out of print, but warner music released "prince and the revolution live" in '85, from a syracuse show.

you can probably find it on ebay or gemm.com, but likely only on vhs.

it's totally legit, though, yup. i wish they'd reissue it on DVD one of these days... sigh

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Reply #20 posted 05/31/07 7:05am

scrubdadishes

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tHANKS GUYS, I thought there was cos I used to have it on tape from when it was broadcasted in Australia. Now the tape is so old id like to buy a new copy!!!!!
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Reply #21 posted 05/31/07 12:00pm

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scrubdadishes said:

tHANKS GUYS, I thought there was cos I used to have it on tape from when it was broadcasted in Australia. Now the tape is so old id like to buy a new copy!!!!!


Didnt Molly Meldrum get all excited when it was broadcast. I thought he was going to have a coronary!!!

Straight after this was broadcast, they mentioned ATWIAD. Oh that was a happy day....memories....

Only concert ones I have mad lol
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #22 posted 05/31/07 12:04pm

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on the official vid they did that thing to When Doves Cry like on the original vid-split down middle of screen. That wasnt on the broadcast- i'm 99.9% sure i've seen this. have 2 dig thru the old vhs


Ifound it!!! excited
[Edited 5/31/07 12:08pm]
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #23 posted 05/31/07 4:43pm

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prb said:

on the official vid they did that thing to When Doves Cry like on the original vid-split down middle of screen. That wasnt on the broadcast- i'm 99.9% sure i've seen this. have 2 dig thru the old vhs


Ifound it!!! excited
[Edited 5/31/07 12:08pm]

I remember that split thing being broadcast on Super Channel. I remember thinking at the time that song sounds good/familiar.
My dad recorded GAA over half this and half of my lovesexy dortmund videos cos I never labeled my videos.
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Reply #24 posted 05/31/07 5:41pm

ZiggmanZoo

It's entertaining to watch this official VHS, I have it, but I fear it does not catch ,,the moment" it's so dark and the production quality is bad. I wish I was there...must be totally different experience...btw...so much of Prince's footage on the screen looks too dark!
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Reply #25 posted 06/01/07 2:47am

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omnithanos said:

prb said:

on the official vid they did that thing to When Doves Cry like on the original vid-split down middle of screen. That wasnt on the broadcast- i'm 99.9% sure i've seen this. have 2 dig thru the old vhs


Ifound it!!! excited
[Edited 5/31/07 12:08pm]

I remember that split thing being broadcast on Super Channel. I remember thinking at the time that song sounds good/familiar.
My dad recorded GAA over half this and half of my lovesexy dortmund videos cos I never labeled my videos.

disbelief
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #26 posted 06/01/07 9:03am

Graycap23

luv4u said:

There is no "authorized" purple rain live concert. That would be a bootleg. It's ok to discuss. NO asking where can I get/how can I get of bootlegs.

As stated on a banner at the top of the Prince forum:

"ABSOLUTELY NO SOLICITING FOR BOOTLEGS.You want to discuss them? That's fine - but NO OFFERS TO COPY, NO REQUESTS TO COPY, NO "WHERE CAN I GET", etc. NO POSTING OF LINKS TO THESE SITES EITHER. Please be aware that the moderators here strictly enforce this rule."

NOT true. I have a LASERDISK of a Purple Rain concert from WB.
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Reply #27 posted 06/01/07 8:03pm

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Lets start a petition!!!!! RE ISSUE ON DVD!!! RE ISSUE ON DVD!!!!!
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Reply #28 posted 06/01/07 8:18pm

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lol
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Reply #29 posted 06/02/07 12:27am

prb

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scrubdadishes said:

Lets start a petition!!!!! RE ISSUE ON DVD!!! RE ISSUE ON DVD!!!!!


i'll sign!!

just leave off the when doves cry split effect!
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