Making its vinyl, CD and Blu-ray debut on June 3rd is Prince & The Revolution: Live. The legendary concert, filmed at the height of Prince’s mid-’80s fame during his Purple Rain tour, was captured on March 30th, 1985 at Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome. The concert was a major video hit when issued on VHS back in 1986.

A collector’s edition is available featuring three 150-gram LP’s on purple, red and gold vinyl, two CD’s, a Blu-ray video, a 44-page photo book, as well as new liner notes, and a poster.

Prince & The Revolution’s tour behind Purple Rain ran for 98 shows across North America between November 4th, 1984 and April 7th, 1985, selling over 1.7 million tickets.

The tracklisting to Prince and The Revolution: Live is:

“Let’s Go Crazy” 
“Little Red Corvette”
“Take Me With U” 
“Do Me, Baby” 
“Irresistible Bitch”
“How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” 
“Let’s Pretend We’re Married” 
“International Lover”
“God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)”
“Computer Blue” 
“Darling Nikki” 
“The Beautiful Ones” 
“When Doves Cry”
“I Would Die 4 U”
“Baby I’m a Star” 
“Purple Rain”
“Interlude (Yankee Doodle)”

SOURCE: Press release


  • Prince & The Revolution‘s soundtrack to Purple Rain was released on June 24th, 1984. The album topped the charts on August 7th, 1984 and spent a whopping 24 straight weeks at Number One until it was toppled by Madonna‘s Like A Virgin on February 9th, 1985.
  • The album featured five Top 40 hits — including the chart-toppers “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain” (#2), “I Would Die 4 U” (#8),” and “Take Me With U” (#25). 
  • Purple Rain scored Prince & The Revolution Grammy awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
  • Prince also won the Oscar for Best Original Song Score for the film Purple Rain.

CHECK IT OUT: Prince & The Revolution on March 30th, 1985 performing “Let’s Go Crazy” live in Syracuse: