James Brown had the Apollo. Jimi Hendrix had Monterey Pop. And Prince had Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome on the Purple Rain Tour. And now that show has been lovingly restored with enhanced video and recently discovered source audio, which had remained archived in Prince’s legendary Paisley Park vault for over three decades.
Once upon a time, Prince and the Revolution's March 30, 1985 Purple Rain Tour stop was beamed to millions live via satellite and captured for posterity in the Grammy Award-nominated concert film Prince and The Revolution: Live. It has since gone down in history as one of the most iconic live recordings in pop and rock history.
For the first time, this powerful performance has been entirely enhanced and reconstructed: the original video source was rescanned, restored and color-corrected; and the original multitrack audio master reels have been remixed and remastered onto Blu-ray video with selectable stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos sound. Prince’s late-career and Grammy-nominated recording engineer, Chris James, remixed the recently discovered source audio, which had remained archived in Prince’s legendary Paisley Park vault for over three decades.
Available on vinyl and CD for the first time, Prince and The Revolution: Live comes on three 150g black LPs with a 16-page book with never-before-seen photos of the Purple Rain Tour and new liner notes. The double CD package includes the performance on Blu-ray as well.
There is also a limited run Collector’s Edition, available exclusively from the Official Prince Store. Housed in a luxe foil box, the set includes the remixed and remastered audio pressed onto 3 colored 150g LPs (purple, red and gold vinyl), 2 CDs, the Blu-ray video, an expansive 44-page book complete with never-before-seen photos of the Purple Rain Tour, new liner notes highlighting stories and memories from all five members of the Revolution, and a 24 x 36 poster. The Collector’s Edition was designed by Grammy-nominated artist Mathieu Bitton and Grammy-nominated creative director and Prince associate Trevor Guy.