Video: Raspberry Beret

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1985: Take Me With U Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1985: 4 The Tears In Your Eyes
Raspberry Beret

Raspberry Beret music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: Week of 17 June 1985
Producer(s): Simon Fields and Drew Takahashi
Director: Prince
Related home video/DVD: The Hits Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 14 September 1993


Date Institution, Country Award
6th Annual Minnesota Music Awards, USA 20 May 1986 Best Video
MTV Video Music Awards, USA 5 Sep. 1986 Best Choreography in a Video

Raspberry Beret is a Prince and the Revolution video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

Shooting took place on 5 June 1985 at S.I.R. in Los Angeles, California, the day after recording a video for 4 The Tears In Your Eyes. Wardrobe wise, Prince and The Revolution wear the same outfit as the characters on the Around The World In A Day album cover. Producer Simon Fields revealed that they filmed a whole video, "then Prince got a Japanese animator to do a completely different video and we mashed the two up".

Of note, the version of the song is an edit of the Extended Remix (also called New Mix).

The video was included on The Hits Collection in 1993.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
5 June 1985 S.I.R., Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Simon Fields - producer (Limelight)
  • Drew Takahashi - animation (Colossal Pictures)
  • Prince - director and choreographer
  • Jan Kiesser - camera
  • Jeff Katz - still photography
  • Crystal Lujan - casting director
  • Robyn Lynch - makeup
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Raspberry Beret 4:21 The Story So Far... (1986)

The Hits Collection (1993)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

  • Nominations:
- Best Urban Contemporary Video: 4th American Video Awards (20 November 1985).
- Best Performance by a duo or group: 4th American Video Awards (20 November 1985).

Take Me With U
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1985
4 The Tears In Your Eyes