Video: Purple Rain

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1984: Let’s Go Crazy Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1984: I Would Die 4 U
Purple Rain

Purple Rain music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 1984
Producer(s): Robert Cavallo, Steven Fargnoli and Joseph Ruffalo
Director: Albert Magnoli
Related home video/DVD: Purple Rain (DVD release - 20th Anniversary Collector Edition)
First (Commercially) Released: 24 August 2004


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

Purple Rain is a Prince and the Revolution video released for broadcast and to promote the single. This video was not so much made or choreographed as a video, but uses the footage shot for the performance scene of the song in Purple Rain.

Oddly, the Purple Rain video is the only one from that era that was not uploaded by The Prince Estate on Prince YouTube channel in 2017.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
First two weeks of December 1983 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA Performance for the Purple Rain movie

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Purple Rain 7:05 The Story So Far... (1986)

Purple Rain (2004 DVD release)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Let’s Go Crazy
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1984
I Would Die 4 U