Video: Diamonds And Pearls

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1991: Cream Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1991: Insatiable
Diamonds And Pearls

Diamonds And Pearls music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 4 December 1991
Producer(s): Information needed
Director: Rebecca Blake
Related home video/DVD: Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 6 October 1992


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Diamonds And Pearls is a Prince and the New Power Generation video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

Like Cream, which was also directed by Rebecca Blake, the video begins with Prince plagued by reporters, this time running from them. For the performance of the song, Prince is alternatively set behind a piano (singing with Rosie Gaines), dancing and playing guitar with the band. Diamond and Pearl also appear in the video. After the bridge, he enters a projection room and is surrounded by children.

Seven ballet dancers were recruited for the video. Prince flew Mayte in to participate in the video, but Rebecca Blake voted against the idea. After Kiss and Cream, Diamonds And Pearls was the last video directed by Rebecca Blake.

The video was included on the Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection and The Hits Collection.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
25 & 26 May 1991 City Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Rebecca Blake - director
  • Sean Cheesman - choreography
  • Mike Southon - director of photography
  • Deke Donelian - cinematography
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Diamonds And Pearls 4:53 The Hits Collection (1993)

Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Diamonds And Pearls 5:16 Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection (1992) long version longer introduction with additional scenes

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1991