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Thread started 07/25/12 6:03pm

Toofunkyinhere

Prince and the Revolution live 1985, Syracuse NY

Does anyone know if this was officailly released on VHS or DVD? ,i suspect not as i can't find anything on Amazon?. Although it looks really good quality, like it was officially recorded. This is maybe the best Prince concert i have seen, he is in his absolute prime, would love to have copy of this...

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Reply #1 posted 07/25/12 6:14pm

ONTHE1

Yeah I'm sure this is the VHS 2 cassette box set. I played it to death in my teens and still have it somewhere. Makes me sound old!
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Reply #2 posted 07/25/12 6:53pm

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it was on a VHS and BETA in the US and on Laserdisc too. Not sure about DVD.

It was 1 tape in the US on VHS and Betamax.

it was in 2 tapes in the UK (as was Lovesexy live in the UK)

it was also released on Laserdisc in the US

I am pretty sure the DVDs are not offical.

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Reply #3 posted 07/25/12 7:40pm

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I just burned to set list to cd this morning, this show is hot

and Possessed is just wild, they tore that one up

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #4 posted 07/25/12 9:00pm

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The version of Purple Rain on that is my favourite ever version.. He hadn't played it to death a zillion times yet.. his vocals r very emotional and raw
**goosebumps**
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Reply #5 posted 07/26/12 2:35am

MyDogAteIt

The concert has never been officially released on dvd so please don't pay for it.

More info here http://www.princevault.co...ouble_Live

One of the best quaility unofficial versions is this http://main.thedigitalgar...world.html which has both remastered sound and video.

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Reply #6 posted 07/26/12 12:08pm

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I still have the US VHS copy of this. Imagine my surpise when I went into a wrecka stow in July 1985 and saw this sitting on the shelf. Went home immediately and I don't think I left the house for the rest of the summer! lol At the time the only place to get info on releases were magazines, and they were usually a month behind (unless it was Billboard or Rolling Stone). The Purple Rain show I saw was two days after this concert was filmed. Luckily I had talked my parents into buying a VCR a few months earlier, basically so I could watch Purple Rain the movie over and over. They were not cheap back then, around 600.00. Still hate the mirrored effect on When Doves Cry though!

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Reply #7 posted 07/26/12 12:51pm

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sfinky1 said:

The version of Purple Rain on that is my favourite ever version.. He hadn't played it to death a zillion times yet.. his vocals r very emotional and raw **goosebumps**

Absolutely agree with you!!! This is my best version ever!

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Reply #8 posted 07/26/12 12:52pm

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Now where I come from
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It's all about being there...
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Reply #9 posted 07/26/12 12:59pm

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1.Let's Go Crazy
2.Delirious
3.1999
4.Little Red Corvette
5.Take Me With U
6.Do Me Baby
7.Irresistable Bitch
8.Possessed
9.How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore
10. Let's Pretend We're Married
11. International Lover
12. God
13. Computer Blue
14. Darling Nikki
15. The Beautiful Ones
16. When Doves Cry
17. I Would Die 4 U
18. Baby I'm A Star
19. Purple Rain

Now where I come from
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Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
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Reply #10 posted 07/26/12 1:06pm

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the official VHS tape released in 1985 circa, in Europe:

--- a "better pic" follows >>>>

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Reply #11 posted 07/26/12 1:17pm

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some of my Prince books, and my VHS videos:

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #12 posted 07/26/12 1:18pm

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VHS in close:

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #13 posted 07/26/12 1:44pm

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flash.... sorry:

times for songs are not 100% accurate:

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Reply #14 posted 07/26/12 1:56pm

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the 2 parts I remember the most are:

in the intro to Let's Go Crazy it is dark and then the light come on and BAM!

and second: he is playing the piano and he knocks over his stool and a stage hand runs up and puts it back upright and Prince grins and kicks it back over. ( anyone know what song that was??)

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Reply #15 posted 07/26/12 2:02pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

...... and Prince grins and kicks it back over. ( anyone know what song that was??)

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IRRC, it is in song: "Let's Pretend We're Married" (?)

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Reply #16 posted 07/26/12 2:07pm

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thedance said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

...... and Prince grins and kicks it back over. ( anyone know what song that was??)

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IRRC, it is in song: "Let's Pretend We're Married" (?)

I will look if can ! wink

yup! Thanks thanks thanks! That was it!! (46:20 ish in just after the Orgasm bit) Classic Playful Prince. He looks back at the guy and kicks it back over.

(like in the America video when the guy grabs his coat and Prince plays along and takes it off and then the security can be seen running over to the guy)

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Reply #17 posted 07/26/12 5:06pm

Toofunkyinhere

Hmmm, might have to try out my VCR again...been a few years.

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Reply #18 posted 07/26/12 8:15pm

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motherfunka said:

I still have the US VHS copy of this. Imagine my surpise when I went into a wrecka stow in July 1985 and saw this sitting on the shelf. Went home immediately and I don't think I left the house for the rest of the summer! lol At the time the only place to get info on releases were magazines, and they were usually a month behind (unless it was Billboard or Rolling Stone). The Purple Rain show I saw was two days after this concert was filmed. Luckily I had talked my parents into buying a VCR a few months earlier, basically so I could watch Purple Rain the movie over and over. They were not cheap back then, around 600.00. Still hate the mirrored effect on When Doves Cry though!

Never understood why they did this either.

You SHOULD be able to find it WITHOUT the mirrored effect somewhere (online), as it wasn't shown like this when it was televised live.

I know, cause I taped it! smile

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Reply #19 posted 07/26/12 10:19pm

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callimnate said:

motherfunka said:

I still have the US VHS copy of this. Imagine my surpise when I went into a wrecka stow in July 1985 and saw this sitting on the shelf. Went home immediately and I don't think I left the house for the rest of the summer! lol At the time the only place to get info on releases were magazines, and they were usually a month behind (unless it was Billboard or Rolling Stone). The Purple Rain show I saw was two days after this concert was filmed. Luckily I had talked my parents into buying a VCR a few months earlier, basically so I could watch Purple Rain the movie over and over. They were not cheap back then, around 600.00. Still hate the mirrored effect on When Doves Cry though!

Never understood why they did this either.

You SHOULD be able to find it WITHOUT the mirrored effect somewhere (online), as it wasn't shown like this when it was televised live.

I know, cause I taped it! smile

I soooo hated the effect as well in that song .. i have this on VHS still and OMFG id always ALWAYS fast forward through it ( id always laugh as i watched it fast forward and do their dance moves in fast foward motion was too funny) lol

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Reply #20 posted 07/27/12 3:50am

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thedance said:

VHS in close:

What are the two videos between Graffiti Bridge and Purple Rain? I don't recognise those.

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Reply #21 posted 07/27/12 4:01am

SoulAlive

I still have my VHS copy lol it would be nice to have this on DVD or blu-ray,but I doubt that will ever happen.

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Reply #22 posted 07/27/12 5:17am

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thedance said:

some of my Prince books, and my VHS videos:

Nice collection

Now where I come from
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Reply #23 posted 07/27/12 12:10pm

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Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #24 posted 07/27/12 4:11pm

LaceyB

I walked into a local Target store in 1985 and saw the videotape and my jaw dropped! I had no idea that it had been released. The Tour didn't make it to my hometown, and I missed the live TV simulcast. The problem was that we didn't own a VCR (which you could get $299, but that was a lot of money to us). I eventually bought the tape anyway, and finally got to see it when I visited my older sister later that year (she had a VCR, though sadly still lacks an appreciation for Prince). It was the first Prince show I ever saw and I was mesmerized. My only disappointment were that Take Me With U wasn't as guitar-heavy as the live promo video had been and that they mirrored When Doves Cry uncessarily. But it is right up there with Dortmund '88 video in terms of must see (and why on Earth did we not get that video in the US? I would have killed for that in 1989! Grrrr!).

As said earlier, this was released on both Beta and VHS as well as Laserdisc. Pirates have released a DVD of the Laserdisc, and it has been posted elsewhere over the years. Prince needs to release a several DVD/Bluray set of live shows from over the years, including this one. But then Prince needs to do a lot of things. Those of you with a $77 charge on your credit card from 2009 know exactly what I mean. (I "got off the boat" after the CBPF (Crystal Ball Preorder Fiasco) and was fortunately enough to miss out on all the broken promises - and near fraud - of this century).

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Reply #25 posted 07/27/12 10:42pm

mimi02

thedance said:

VHS in close:

I'm sooooo behind....

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Reply #26 posted 07/28/12 10:59am

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I'm sick and tired of the Prince fans being sick and tired of the Prince fans that are sick and tired!
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Reply #27 posted 07/28/12 11:15am

MyDogAteIt

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thedance said:

VHS in close:

I'm sooooo behind....

And you always will be if a collection of VHS tapes is what you desire.

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Reply #28 posted 07/28/12 1:44pm

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I still have the original Rockpalast recording from back then; 3 big advantages over the video; (1) 1 sheila e song, (2) lacks the stupid when doves cry mirror scenes line the video and (3) starts with wasted broadcast chick "and now prince and the revolution whoooowhoooo" wink
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Reply #29 posted 07/28/12 10:52pm

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DoctorMambo said:

What are the two videos between Graffiti Bridge and Purple Rain? I don't recognise those.

^

that is a bootleg VHS:

"Sound & Vision Vol. 1 & 2"

a lot of video clips 1998 to 2000.

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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