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:
Director: Albert Magnoli
Related home video/DVD: Purple Rain (SE DVD release)
First (Commercially) Released: 24 August 2004


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

Purple Rain is the thirteenth Prince video to have been released for broadcast.
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.

Of note this is the first appearance of the white 'cloud' guitar in a Prince video.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
First two weeks of December 1983 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

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

Purple Rain (SE DVD release)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Purplerain single.jpg

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