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Thread started 05/14/22 7:09pm

Phase3

Diamonds and pearls video collection

I have had this on vhs tape since the middle 90's.
Went years without watching it due to not having a VCR anymore but now I finally got around to getting it on dvd

Got tired of waiting on tge estate to release a remastered version
Viewed the dvd last night.The videos are amazing especially live 4 love and insatiable
But the dvd itself looks very much like a bootleg direct vhs to dvd transfer..you can still see the tracking at the bottom of the gett off video

Anyways what is everyone's favorite music video from the diamonds and pearls collection? And which video collection do you prefer more?
Diamonds and pearls or 3 chains of gold?
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Reply #1 posted 05/15/22 4:53am

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I quite like the video for Strollin'. But overall I prefer 3 Chains because it covers more ground.

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Reply #2 posted 05/15/22 7:40am

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I just sold mine on eBay. Maybe you bought it. Anyway, 3 Chains is definitely better, mainly because it looks to have had an actual budget throughout. Maybe it was some of that D&P or new contract money.

I always liked the Willing And Able performance clip, as well as Strollin'. It's cool to see the live footage but there wasn't nearly enough of it.

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Reply #3 posted 05/15/22 8:52am

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They're both ok. Nothing much to get excited about. I would have preferred proper live releases from that era instead of a collection of promo videos. That said, I really liked the videos for Cream and Gett Off. There isn't really anything on either that I'd want to watch again though, and I don't think I'd bother with them if they were ever rereleased in some form or other.

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Reply #4 posted 05/15/22 9:11am

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johnpiex said:

I just sold mine on eBay. Maybe you bought it. Anyway, 3 Chains is definitely better, mainly because it looks to have had an actual budget throughout. Maybe it was some of that D&P or new contract money.

I always liked the Willing And Able performance clip, as well as Strollin'. It's cool to see the live footage but there wasn't nearly enough of it.



Ooh, I forgot about Willing & Able, that one was on fire. Might have to put it on tonight...

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Reply #5 posted 05/15/22 1:25pm

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Yeah.

VHS Singles.

Still have the ""Gett Off" and "Cream" one-offs.

They were cool back then!

There just is not any exclusive media anymore

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[Edited 5/15/22 13:27pm]

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Reply #6 posted 05/15/22 4:15pm

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I played this VHS to death back in the day. I was just nearly obsessed with it. I played that and The Girlie Show constantly when I got my hands on them.

I used to enjoy "Strollin'," but now it feels forced, and I gravitate to other things. I still love "Willing and Able" on there. The whole "Cream" sequence is fun.

I disliked "wet" being edited during "Gett Off."

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Reply #7 posted 05/15/22 9:49pm

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johnpiex said:

I just sold mine on eBay. Maybe you bought it. Anyway, 3 Chains is definitely better, mainly because it looks to have had an actual budget throughout. Maybe it was some of that D&P or new contract money.

I always liked the Willing And Able performance clip, as well as Strollin'. It's cool to see the live footage but there wasn't nearly enough of it.



If the buyer sent you a message asking if the dvd was region 1 then it was most likely me
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Reply #8 posted 05/15/22 10:38pm

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I played this VHS to death back in the day. I was just nearly obsessed with it. I played that and The Girlie Show constantly when I got my hands on them.

I used to enjoy "Strollin'," but now it feels forced, and I gravitate to other things. I still love "Willing and Able" on there. The whole "Cream" sequence is fun.

I disliked "wet" being edited during "Gett Off."


How does strollin feel forced? Just wondering
I am still upset that it is not the full version of the song
Maybe one day we will get that full version along with Jughead
Who knows? There might be music videos for "Walk don't walk" and "push" in the vault.wasnt daddy pop confirmed as a unreleased video a few years ago?
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Reply #9 posted 05/15/22 10:48pm

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nayroo2002 said:

Yeah.

VHS Singles.

Still have the ""Gett Off" and "Cream" one-offs.

They were cool back then!

There just is not any exclusive media anymore

tv

[Edited 5/15/22 13:27pm]

There were video singles for Gett Off and Sexy MF, I don't recall one being made for Cream.

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Reply #10 posted 05/16/22 2:49am

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Phase3 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I played this VHS to death back in the day. I was just nearly obsessed with it. I played that and The Girlie Show constantly when I got my hands on them.

I used to enjoy "Strollin'," but now it feels forced, and I gravitate to other things. I still love "Willing and Able" on there. The whole "Cream" sequence is fun.

I disliked "wet" being edited during "Gett Off."

How does strollin feel forced? Just wondering I am still upset that it is not the full version of the song Maybe one day we will get that full version along with Jughead Who knows? There might be music videos for "Walk don't walk" and "push" in the vault.wasnt daddy pop confirmed as a unreleased video a few years ago?


I thought that the Daddy Pop rehearsal footage that leaked some years back was confirmed as the official unreleased video. I remember reading in the Star Tribune that Lisa Bonet was at Paisley Park directing the video for Walk Don't Walk, but it was referred to as Walk Don't Run. Either Jon Bream or CJ reported that. I'm not sure if it ever happened.

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Reply #11 posted 05/16/22 6:14am

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mb71 said:

nayroo2002 said:

Yeah.

VHS Singles.

Still have the ""Gett Off" and "Cream" one-offs.

They were cool back then!

There just is not any exclusive media anymore

tv

[Edited 5/15/22 13:27pm]

There were video singles for Gett Off and Sexy MF, I don't recall one being made for Cream.



There was defniitely a standalone video for Cream. In my neck of the woods, it was very popular:


http://princevault.com/index.php?title=Video:_Cream

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Reply #12 posted 05/16/22 6:37am

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lurker316 said:

mb71 said:

There were video singles for Gett Off and Sexy MF, I don't recall one being made for Cream.



There was defniitely a standalone video for Cream. In my neck of the woods, it was very popular:


http://princevault.com/index.php?title=Video:_Cream

Yeah, I know about the video, I assumed we were talking VHS singles as mentioned by nayroo

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Reply #13 posted 05/16/22 7:19am

Milty2

I have a bunch of official Prince VHS tapes I've been trying to get rid of for a while. They are cool little artifacts too. Anyone interested?

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Reply #14 posted 05/16/22 8:45am

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mb71 said:

nayroo2002 said:

Yeah.

VHS Singles.

Still have the ""Gett Off" and "Cream" one-offs.

They were cool back then!

There just is not any exclusive media anymore

tv

[Edited 5/15/22 13:27pm]

There were video singles for Gett Off and Sexy MF, I don't recall one being made for Cream.

Woops!

You are correct!

The "Cream" long-form video was on the 'Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection" VHS.

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Reply #15 posted 05/16/22 9:25am

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Phase3 said:

How does strollin feel forced? Just wondering I am still upset that it is not the full version of the song Maybe one day we will get that full version along with Jughead Who knows? There might be music videos for "Walk don't walk" and "push" in the vault.wasnt daddy pop confirmed as a unreleased video a few years ago?


I kinda wondered if that was a weird word to use. I suppose it's just .... it feels sorta odd on the record. Don't get me wrong, I love when pop artists sorta do that jazzy-breezy thing sometimes. I don't hate "Strollin'," I just think as strong as he was coming with D&P and prince, that "Strollin'" should've been a b-side. We know there were slightly stronger songs that could've been put on the record.

If there's a longer "Strollin'," I"d be down to hear it.

"Daddy Pop" was released by the guy who filmed all that stuff, and his name escapes me right now.

I always felt like D&P had a thinness or lightness to it; something that didn't hit as hard as the prince album did. When you open one record with a one-man band thing like "Thunder," but then open the next with a bottom-heavy funky workout like "My Name is Prince," it creates a glaring contrast.

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Reply #16 posted 05/16/22 6:14pm

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The DIAMONDS AND PEARLS VIDEO COLLECTION was also released on LaserDisc, which was the gold standard for video before it was overtaken by DVD. I have it on LaserDisc and the video quality still looks good. https://www.discogs.com/r...Collection

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Reply #17 posted 05/16/22 7:09pm

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Use to watch it alot as a teen. I use to love the intro piece with all the news reporters saying how great "Diamonds and Pearls" was. Jacksons team did something similar for the "Dangerous" collection about a year later.

Plus that unreleased Tony M snippet? Has it ever leaked?

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Reply #18 posted 05/18/22 2:54am

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'I Wanna Melt With U' because I'm a massive pervert.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #19 posted 05/18/22 11:43am

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Marrk said:

'I Wanna Melt With U' because I'm a massive pervert.


Titties and skates!

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Reply #20 posted 05/18/22 2:07pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Marrk said:

'I Wanna Melt With U' because I'm a massive pervert.


Titties and skates!

Indeed. The estate should put it on youtube. black bars censoring the boobs. It would amuse me. lol

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #21 posted 05/18/22 2:29pm

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Marrk said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Titties and skates!

Indeed. The estate should put it on youtube. black bars censoring the boobs. It would amuse me. lol


The uncensored "Blurred Lines" is on YouTube, as is other nudity. Hell, for years there was a video inside a vagina and you could see a dick fucking it, and eventually ejaculating. If that ain't nudity, I don't know what is. haha

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Reply #22 posted 05/20/22 12:07pm

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I would like to know if the 'Diamonds and Pearls' video collection featured promos like in "Sexy MF" VHS had about the Symbol album and his protégées projects of Mayte and Carmen Electra?

[Edited 5/20/22 12:08pm]

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Reply #23 posted 05/20/22 12:31pm

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kondwanii said:

I would like to know if the 'Diamonds and Pearls' video collection featured promos like in "Sexy MF" VHS had about the Symbol album and his protégées projects of Mayte and Carmen Electra?

[Edited 5/20/22 12:08pm]

It did not.

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