Video: Money Don’t Matter 2 Night

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1991: Willing And Able Music Videos
(Prince)
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1992: Call The Law
Money Don’t Matter 2 Night

Money Don’t Matter 2 Night music video selected snapshots

Music Video details


First aired: 14 April 1992 (both versions)
Producer(s): Robert Borm
Director: Spike Lee (Video 1) / Sotera Tschetter (Video 2)
Related home video/DVD: Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 6 October 1992

Awards


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

Two videos were made for Money Don’t Matter 2 Night, one directed by Spike Lee, which has footage, shot in black and white, of a family trying to make ends meet. It is interspersed with images of the great depression in the 30s as well as poverty and unemployment in the 80s and 90s. Footage of President George Bush, National Security Advisor Colin Powell, general Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. and (by then) businessman Donald Trump, are also in the footage, as well as images of wealth (a casino, a ball), and shanty-town Soweto, the 1990 war in Iraq and refugees. The footage has some lyrics to the song overlaid in red, blue and yellow.

A second video was directed by Sotera Tschetter and shows Prince and The NPG performing the song in the studio. The footage of this was shot in Mid January 1992, together with footage for the Willing And Able, Call The Law and Daddy Pop videos.

A third video combined the Spike Lee 'political' version with the Sotera Tschetter live band version. This combined version of Money Don’t Matter 2 Night, as well as the Spike Lee version premiered on the same day, 14 April 1992. The Sotera Tschetter performance only video was never released on its own, while both other versions were made available in 2017.


Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Spring 1991 (Spike Lee) Unknown location
Mid January 1992 Paisley Park Studios Studio C, Chanhassen, MN, USA Live-in-the-studio performance
Cast

Video 1:

  • Black American family (George T. Odom and unidentified actors), Donald Trump (stock footage), George Bush (stock footage), Colin Powell (stock footage), Norman Schwarzkopf (stock footage), et cetera

Video 2:

Crew

Video 1:

  • Spike Lee - director
  • Ernest Dickerson - director of photography
  • More information needed

Video 2:


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Version 1) 5:13 Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection (1992)

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

Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Version 2) 4:53 Prince streaming video platforms (2017)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

combined Spike Lee/Sotera Tschetter video
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Version 3) promo only
Sotera Tschetter performance video


 
Additional Information

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References
1991
Willing And Able
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1992
Call The Law