Video: I Wanna Be Your Lover-band

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1986: ♥ Or $
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Band version)

I Wanna Be Your Lover (Band version) music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired:  ?
Producer(s):  ?
Director: Bruce Gowers (?)
Related home video/DVD: none
First (Commercially) Released: n/a


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

I Wanna Be Your Lover (band version) is an alternate version of a video filmed to promote the I Wanna Be Your Lover single. It was shot with Prince’s band, a few months after the first video was done but was never aired and remains unreleased. Both videos are two separate run-throughs of the song and neither one contains any shots also present in the other.

The video show Prince and his band lip-syncing the song in a room stage scenery. This version marks the first of a Prince trademark for videos: all his next music videos until When Doves Cry follow the same template: a band lip-syncing a song on a live stage (mostly borrowed from Prince’s tour stages).

While the I Wanna Be Your Lover (solo version) video depicts a clean Prince image, this video shows a more dirty side of him and the band: Prince wears nothing but blue shorts (with suspenders) and legwarmers, while André Cymone wears plastic transparent pants. These outfits were reportedly usually worn during live shows.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
November 1979 Leeds Rehearsal Facility, North Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed) band version
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Unreleased Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
I Wanna Be Your Lover 2:54 promo only band version
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Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1986
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