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Thread started 06/26/19 5:25am

PURPLEIZED3121

Purple Rain anniversaries - is it time to just stop with the special editions etc?

Didn't realise it was yet another anniversary, the 35th - which have been an all too obvious date for the estate to launch something !

Don't know about you lot but I'm kind of done celebrating the movie, the album etc. Clearly its peak Prince but there's been sooooooo much said, released etc. Anything else released now would just be milking it. Yes release a stand alone vault out-takes disc & I suppose the cleaned up MPLS benefit concert on DVD etc.

I'd always welcome new stuff BUT I'd much rather have say Black is the new Black or 1999 special editions etc rather than anything P. Rain related.

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Reply #1 posted 06/26/19 5:27am

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Unfortuneatly that's what happens when one album sells over 25 million copies and the rest of your albums during your commercial peak sells an average of 4 million an album. Ofc the general public will always put Purple Rain in the spot light.

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Reply #2 posted 06/26/19 6:01am

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actually almost nothing has been released.

even if they just do it once a year on the anniversary

release

1. The Dance Benefit show 1983

2. A disc of the videos

3. A soundtrack disco of the music as heard in the movie (with new photos etc)

4. A Purple Rain tour/show

5. A disc of all the award shows/performances/speaches

6. the First Avenue Birthday show 1984

7. A full length disco of the PR premiere, with performance by Sheila E and the Prince & the Revolution aftershow performance

8. Another deluxe of outtakes not included on the previous

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Reply #3 posted 06/26/19 6:19am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Don't know about you lot but I'm kind of done celebrating the movie, the album etc. Clearly its peak Prince but there's been sooooooo much said, released etc.

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Hilarious. We've had almost nothing.

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Reply #4 posted 06/26/19 6:23am

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BartVanHemelen said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Don't know about you lot but I'm kind of done celebrating the movie, the album etc. Clearly its peak Prince but there's been sooooooo much said, released etc.

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Hilarious. We've had almost nothing.

nah, I'm all Purple Rained out! Time to move on.

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Reply #5 posted 06/26/19 6:29am

PURPLEIZED3121

OldFriends4Sale said:

actually almost nothing has been released.

even if they just do it once a year on the anniversary

release

1. The Dance Benefit show 1983

2. A disc of the videos

3. A soundtrack disc of the music as heard in the movie (with new photos etc)

4. A Purple Rain tour/show

5. A disc of all the award shows/performances/speaches

6. the First Avenue Birthday show 1984

7. A full length disco of the PR premiere, with performance by Sheila E and the Prince & the Revolution aftershow performance

8. Another deluxe of outtakes not included on the previous

A sexy list ! BUT I acn live without any of them. the last 3 in the list are great ideas but I'd rather have stuff that isn't officially around like a full 21 nights in London, P&M shows etc.

1. The Dance Benefit show 1983 - got it already, an important point in history but 1 for the hardcore only. At best we get a cleaner copy.

2. A disc of the videos - we already have access to this stuff, pointless.

3. A soundtrack disco of the music as heard in the movie (with new photos etc) - meh!

4. A Purple Rain tour/show - how many do we have on bootleg already? - Syracuse will do for the masses as it's a brilliant document.

5. A disc of all the award shows/performances/speaches - again, we have all of this.

6. the First Avenue Birthday show 1984 - HELL YES!!!!

7. A full length disco of the PR premiere, with performance by Sheila E and the Prince & the Revolution aftershow performance HELL YES!!

8. Another deluxe of outtakes not included on the previous - HELL YES!!

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Reply #6 posted 06/26/19 6:42am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Hilarious. We've had almost nothing.

nah, I'm all Purple Rained out! Time to move on.


Then move on. You spoiled it for yourself by buying/downloading bootlegs.
Just becuase you are content with the bootlegs you have of this era doesn't mean The Estate should mind any of that and let this era go.
I also have all those things on bootlegs but I want them officially in better quality than the merely acceptable quality of bootlegs.

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Reply #7 posted 06/26/19 6:43am

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feeluupp said:

Unfortuneatly that's what happens when one album sells over 25 million copies and the rest of your albums during your commercial peak sells an average of 4 million an album. Ofc the general public will always put Purple Rain in the spot light.


Of course it makes total sense why they keep milking Purple Rain. But like the OP, I'm sick of it. I still recognize that it's a great album, but I've heard it so many times that I'd be happy to never hear it again. I, too, would like the estate to surprise me by releasing something I've never heard before, like Black is the New Black. I get why they don't do that (no appeal outside the hardcore Prince fans), but it's what I personally would enjoy.


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Reply #8 posted 06/26/19 6:45am

PURPLEIZED3121

I also wonder if all connected with the movie including The Revolution, the producers, The Time etc are also sick of talking about it too.

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Reply #9 posted 06/26/19 6:49am

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Did they release something for the 35th anniversary? No.

Yet another troll thread. rolleyes

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Reply #10 posted 06/26/19 6:50am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

I also wonder if all connected with the movie including The Revolution, the producers, The Time etc are also sick of talking about it too.


I can understand that they are, but I think they also know very well that that movie and soundtrack is what put them in the spotlight and the sole reason most of the general public know of them.

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Reply #11 posted 06/26/19 6:51am

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Genesia said:

Did they release something for the 35th anniversary? No.

Yet another troll thread. rolleyes


Then leave it to people who do find it interesting to talk about.
Get off your high horse.
The OP is merely stating something a lot off fans agree with.

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Reply #12 posted 06/26/19 6:54am

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JorisE73 said:

Genesia said:

Did they release something for the 35th anniversary? No.

Yet another troll thread. rolleyes


Then leave it to people who do find it interesting to talk about.
Get off your high horse.
The OP is merely stating something a lot off fans agree with.


Go away, kid.

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Reply #13 posted 06/26/19 6:59am

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nah, I'm all Purple Rained out! Time to move on.

There´s still soooo much from that era that is worthy of a proper release.

First of all they could give us a "real" remaster and not that brickwalled edition we got.

First Ave August 1983 in good quality plus bonus material would be great.

A couple more Purple Rain show videos/DVD/Bluray of shows with slightly different playlists (I know he played pretty much the same songs during the tour but toward the end of the tour he changed the setlist a bit here and there).

A documentary, more songs from that era.

What we got was ok for what it was but not really satisfying for the longtime fans.

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Reply #14 posted 06/26/19 7:19am

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I for one, would LOVE to have all the Purple Rain Tour Shows in one box !

Prince & The Revolution, The Time, Sheila E, Apollonia 6, etc... everything possible.

Including extended rehearsals footage, etc. All on BlueRay.

I'm even ready to pay big bucks for that!

One can dream, right ?

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No I'm not Rained out in Purple, I never will to be honest.

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Just by seeing the latest video with those rehearsal snippets... I want more.

Liek Queen said: "I want it All".

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Reply #15 posted 06/26/19 7:20am

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I WISH we were spoilt with releases! rolleyes
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Reply #16 posted 06/26/19 8:04am

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I wouldn't mind an upgraded Blu Ray of the film with additional footage/concert sequences, interviews, etc.

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Reply #17 posted 06/26/19 8:48am

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[color=blue] one thing being a Prince fan has left me with is an almost insatiable appetite for more material. I still feel that we have barely scratched the surface[\color]
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Reply #18 posted 06/26/19 8:54am

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We still haven't gotten what's been mentioned already in this thread, like a Bonus Blu-Ray disc w/deleted scenes or the "Makings of The Rain Benefit Show". So, in my opinion, they still haven't fully capitalized on everything possible.

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Reply #19 posted 06/26/19 9:09am

endiadj

I'm for anything and everything celebrating Prince and his genius in any way as long it's tastefully done. Celebrating his landmark album and film whenever possible, I see nothing wrong or tiresome about it. Since he's no longer here to give us new music, it's either celebrate his classics or let him slip into oblivion. Can't let that happen.
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Reply #20 posted 06/26/19 11:45am

jfenster

most coveted would be the outtakes from movie.....but every freakin year they should release something associated with it..theres so f#$%in much.....doesnt the soundtrack continue to sell every year???

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Reply #21 posted 06/26/19 2:37pm

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I'm over Purple Rain in general and have been for some time. I love it but have just beaten it to death

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Reply #22 posted 06/26/19 2:50pm

tab32792

THIS. IT'S ALMOST AS IF HE'S DONE NOTHING OUTSIDE OF PURPLE RAIN AND PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION. IT'S DISRESEPCTFUL TO A 40 YEAR CAREER AND IT'S SICKENING

herb4 said:

I'm over Purple Rain in general and have been for some time. I love it but have just beaten it to death

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Reply #23 posted 06/26/19 3:18pm

endiadj

tab32792 said:

THIS. IT'S ALMOST AS IF HE'S DONE NOTHING OUTSIDE OF PURPLE RAIN AND PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION. IT'S DISRESEPCTFUL TO A 40 YEAR CAREER AND IT'S SICKENING



herb4 said:


I'm over Purple Rain in general and have been for some time. I love it but have just beaten it to death




Almost every artist has a landmark album, film, song, etc. Something that put him/her on the map, something he/she is most famous for. What everyone points to and says, ah ha! Nothing bad about that.
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Reply #24 posted 06/26/19 6:39pm

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endiadj said:

tab32792 said:

THIS. IT'S ALMOST AS IF HE'S DONE NOTHING OUTSIDE OF PURPLE RAIN AND PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION. IT'S DISRESEPCTFUL TO A 40 YEAR CAREER AND IT'S SICKENING

Almost every artist has a landmark album, film, song, etc. Something that put him/her on the map, something he/she is most famous for. What everyone points to and says, ah ha! Nothing bad about that.

I think it's just more egregious because for other artists it's one out of a stack of albums, for Prince it's one out of like 40-55 individual albums depending on how stringent you are with instrumentals, NPG, proteges etc.

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Reply #25 posted 06/26/19 11:22pm

JorisE73

Genesia said:

JorisE73 said:


Then leave it to people who do find it interesting to talk about.
Get off your high horse.
The OP is merely stating something a lot off fans agree with.


Go away, kid.


Why?
You're the one stinking up the place and trolling every topic you post on.
Obviously you can't handle friendly discussions between people on a Prince-fan website so maybe you should take a breather and enjoy more of your life outside of the internet.
You come off as really stressed out in most of your posts.
I have no ill will towards you and you seem to want to pick a fight and troll on this site when ever someone posts something you don't agree with. You could just leave it and scroll past it.
And I'm not a kid so don't try to patronize me, you are the one coming off as some entitled Millennial douchy kid.

[Edited 6/26/19 23:23pm]

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Reply #26 posted 06/27/19 5:09am

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I posted this before (pretty obvious stuff, just discussing) but almost everything released since Prince died is from the "Purple Era".

- Moonbeam Levels
- Purple Rain Deluxe
- Piano & Microphone
- Nothing Compares 2 U (including video)
- Originals

Even other innocuous things like baseball stadium giveaways are usually from the Purple Rain era. Umbrellas, hats, etc.

When that new store opened in the airport, you can see that it's mostly filled with Purple Rain and 1999 stuff.

It's just what most of the general public knows.

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Reply #27 posted 06/27/19 12:06pm

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Rave Un2 the Joy Fantasic set was released this year

The Piano set was released

the Originals

tab32792 said:

THIS. IT'S ALMOST AS IF HE'S DONE NOTHING OUTSIDE OF PURPLE RAIN AND PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION. IT'S DISRESEPCTFUL TO A 40 YEAR CAREER AND IT'S SICKENING

herb4 said:

I'm over Purple Rain in general and have been for some time. I love it but have just beaten it to death

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Reply #28 posted 06/27/19 12:15pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

actually almost nothing has been released.

even if they just do it once a year on the anniversary

release

1. The Dance Benefit show 1983

2. A disc of the videos

3. A soundtrack disc of the music as heard in the movie (with new photos etc)

4. A Purple Rain tour/show

5. A disc of all the award shows/performances/speaches

6. the First Avenue Birthday show 1984

7. A full length disco of the PR premiere, with performance by Sheila E and the Prince & the Revolution aftershow performance

8. Another deluxe of outtakes not included on the previous

A sexy list ! BUT I acn live without any of them. the last 3 in the list are great ideas but I'd rather have stuff that isn't officially around like a full 21 nights in London, P&M shows etc.

1. The Dance Benefit show 1983 - got it already, an important point in history but 1 for the hardcore only. At best we get a cleaner copy.

2. A disc of the videos - we already have access to this stuff, pointless.

3. A soundtrack disco of the music as heard in the movie (with new photos etc) - meh!

4. A Purple Rain tour/show - how many do we have on bootleg already? - Syracuse will do for the masses as it's a brilliant document.

5. A disc of all the award shows/performances/speaches - again, we have all of this.

6. the First Avenue Birthday show 1984 - HELL YES!!!!

7. A full length disco of the PR premiere, with performance by Sheila E and the Prince & the Revolution aftershow performance HELL YES!!

8. Another deluxe of outtakes not included on the previous - HELL YES!!

But there are a lot of people who don't have them.

I'm still someone who loves hardcopies. I love books and LPs over books online and mp3s and mp4s

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Having access to stuff doesn't mean everyone has access(youtube doesn't count) so it isn't pointless. Any of these can be combined. But definately not like 'stopping because of all the special edititions...' what special editions? 1 PR Deluxe... I'm just saying everything hasn't been released that should have already.

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There are a lot of great PR shows, that would be wonderful to see/hear in a better 'setting' not to mention there are some interesting offnight shows. Like an aftershow with just Prince Bobby Z and BrownMark @ the 7th Avenue Entry.

When you say 'WE' a lot of people don't. And again I'm someone who would be happy to have physical hard copies of these things. Especially if my $ can go to the Estate and getting more of similar type output from other periods. I'm at an age where just give me 1977-1989 and I'll be set. There is so much more to my lifes interests.

I mean all of this could/should have been released and a collectors set form by now

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http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/prince-rave-un2-the-joy-fantastic-vinyl-and-cd-reissues/

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