Prince’s legendary 1985 “Purple Rain” concert set for the deluxe release

The Prince Estate and Sony Music have announced a deluxe release of Prince and The Revolution: Live, the legendary 1985 concert towards the end of the 100-concert Purple Rain concert tour originally broadcast via satellite from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York on March 30, 1985. The film was first released on VHS in the late ’80s and was out of print for decades before being re-released in 2017 as part of the Purple Rain deluxe box set.

Now, the fully remastered and digitally enhanced footage will be available for the first time on vinyl along with CD and Blu-ray formats starting June 3, 2022.

According to the announcement, the deluxe edition of Prince and The Revolution: Live has been “fully enhanced and reconstructed,” with the original video source being rescanned, restored, and color corrected, with the original multitrack audio master reels remixed and on Blu -ray video was remastered with selectable stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos sound.

Prince’s late-career sound engineer Chris James was responsible for the remix of the recently discovered audio source, which has been stored in Prince’s Paisley Park archives for over three decades.

A limited number of Collector’s Editions designed by Mathieu Bitton and Trevor Guy will be available on the official Prince Store. The box set includes the remixed and remastered audio pressed on three color LPs (purple, red and gold vinyl), 2 CDs, the Blu-ray video, a book of rare photos from the Purple Rain tour, new Liner notes with stories from members of the revolution and more.

Watch a video of “Let’s Go Crazy” from Prince and The Revolution: Live below.

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/prince-revolution-live-purple-rain-syracuse-1235218929/ Prince’s legendary 1985 “Purple Rain” concert set for the deluxe release

Charles Jones

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