Purple Rain was recorded live! Witness the brilliance of Prince.
I've long been a fan of him, and regard him as one of the best living musicians and one of the greats of all time, but this video has brought that appreciation to a whole new level.
I never knew this, but Purple Rain, the classic and perfect anthem of the 80's, was almost entirely recorded live at a real concert. There were a few overdubs to add strings, guitar riffs, and such, and a few sections were cut out, since this version is 13 minutes long. But for the most part in, the bulk of the song is intact and was performed live, in one take, including the famous guitar riff going out, which he more than likely made up on the spot.
Oh what I would give to return to the era when pop musicians were this talented.
The Recording of Purple Rain Live w/Commentary
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