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Thread started 08/28/12 7:41am

paisley2002

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Purple Rain radio edit

Does anyone know if there was ever an "official" radio-edited version of "Purple Rain"?

I remember when it first came on the radio back in 1984, there was a version where the first few seconds of the guitar solo play, and then there's a quick cut to the climactic ending of the song, and then faded during the orchestral part. I heard this version pretty consistently back then, but I haven't seen it surface anywhere since.

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Reply #1 posted 08/28/12 8:46am

daPrettyman

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There is a single version that clocks a little over 4 minutes long. Here is the wiki info:

7"

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "God" – 3:59

[edit]12"

  • A. "Purple Rain" – 8:45
  • B. "God" – 3:59

[edit]12" (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (long version) – 7:05
  • B1. "God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)" (instrumental) – 7:54
  • B2. "God" (vocal) – 3:59

[edit]Shaped picture disc (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "God" – 3:59

[edit]7" promo (US)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02

[edit]7" promo (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (radio edit) – 4:19
  • B. "Purple Rain" (long radio edit) – 5:37

[edit]12" promo (US)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "Purple Rain" (LP version) – 8:45

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Reply #2 posted 08/28/12 9:01am

djThunderfunk

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daPrettyman said:

There is a single version that clocks a little over 4 minutes long. Here is the wiki info:

7"

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "God" – 3:59

[edit]12"

  • A. "Purple Rain" – 8:45
  • B. "God" – 3:59

[edit]12" (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (long version) – 7:05
  • B1. "God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)" (instrumental) – 7:54
  • B2. "God" (vocal) – 3:59

[edit]Shaped picture disc (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "God" – 3:59

[edit]7" promo (US)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02

[edit]7" promo (UK)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (radio edit) – 4:19
  • B. "Purple Rain" (long radio edit) – 5:37

[edit]12" promo (US)

  • A. "Purple Rain" (edit) – 4:02
  • B. "Purple Rain" (LP version) – 8:45

Well, hell...

I have every version listed here except for the two on the 7" Promo (UK). Now I need those two radio edits.

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Reply #3 posted 08/28/12 12:18pm

paisley2002

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So I'm thinking the 4:02 version is the one that just fades out early without jumping to any part of the song. The version I was talking about is probably one of the other versions, I'm thinking the 5:37 one. Now I'm curious how the 4:19 version was edited.

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Reply #4 posted 08/28/12 12:56pm

dannyd5050

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Yeah the 4:02 radio edit version simply fades out as the guitar solo begins to play.

I want to hear the UK 7" promo!!

[Edited 8/28/12 13:11pm]

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Reply #5 posted 08/28/12 9:19pm

djThunderfunk

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dannyd5050 said:

I want to hear the UK 7" promo!!

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