The Prince Estate has announced a deluxe release of Prince and the Revolution: Live. The original recording was captured in 1985 during the legendary Purple Rain tour. The performance, which took place March 30 in Syracuse, New York, was broadcast to millions live via satellite and captured in the corresponding concert film, also titled Prince and the Revolution: Live. Now, the performance has been completely remastered and digitally enhanced. It arrives June 3, available on CD, vinyl, and Blu-ray formats for the first time. Check out a video of “Let’s Go Crazy” from Prince and the Revolution: Live below.
“Listening back to that Syracuse show, I’m like, ‘Wow, we sound like a freight train just coming out of nowhere,’” the Revolution’s BrownMark said in a press release. “That was powerful. I’ve been to a lot of concerts, and I’ve never seen anything like that.”
The original video of Prince & The Revolution’s set has been rescanned, restored, and color-corrected, while the original multitrack audio master reels have been remixed and remastered onto Blu-ray video with selectable stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos. Prince’s recording engineer Chris James remixed the source audio, which was recently discovered in Prince’s Paisley Park vault, where it had been for three decades. The audio edition of Prince and the Revolution: Live will be issued as a 3xLP set, and on a 2xCD, and a Blu-ray set, as well as on digital platforms.
A deluxe edition collector’s edition of the release will also be available. The expanded version will include the remixed and remastered audio pressed onto three colored LPs, the CD edition, the Blu-ray video, a 44-page book filled with never-before-seen photos of the Purple Rain tour, new liner notes, and more.
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Prince & The Revolution: Prince and the Revolution: Live (2022 Remaster)
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