Video: The Continental

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1992: Love 2 The 9’s Music Videos
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1992: Wanna Melt With U
The Continental

The Continental music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 18 December 1992
Producer(s): Information needed
Director: Sotera Tschetter and Randee St. Nicholas
Related home video/DVD: 3 Chains O’ Gold home video
First (Commercially) Released: 16 August 1994


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

The Continental is a Prince and the New Power Generation video that was first aired as part of the Act I TV-special.

The performance by Prince and The NPG, was shot at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan during the Diamonds And Pearls Tour in early April 1992. Details are not known, but the shooting may have taken place on 5 April 1992 on a day-off between two shows (like the shooting of U Got The Look). The scene with Pearl and Prince likely took place at the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo, Japan also. It is not known if the part with Carmen Electra was shot around that time or later in the year.

The full 4:56 (album version with Carmen Electra) was aired on the Act I TV-special only in December 1992. During the song part of the song, Prince is seducing both Pearl in his bedroom and Carmen Electra over the phone. An edit from the video was released on the 3 Chains O’ Gold home video with a completly different second part. After the main stage performance, the music ends abruptly. Alternate scenes of Prince and Pearl having sex in the bedroom are included interspersed footage of Mayte dancing wildly during an arabic ceremony until she goes in a transe and faint (this part was most likely filmed in Egypt with Randee St. Nicholas in late 1991). At the end of both versions, Prince is seen thoughtful and visibly unwilling to pursue his sex affair with Pearl who leaves the room disappointed.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
5 April 1992 (assumed) Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan,
New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, Japan,
Glam Slam, Yokohama, Japan
Shinkansen/Bullet Train, Japan
stage performance (Sotera Tschetter)
5 & 6 April 1992 (assumed) New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, Japan hotel room scene with Pearl (Randee St. Nicholas)
5 & 6 April 1992 (assumed) Glam Slam, Yokohama, Japan
Shinkansen/Bullet Train, Japan
additional scene (Randee St. Nicholas)
1992 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Carmen Electra part (Sotera Tschetter - assumed)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Continental 2:24 3 Chains O’ Gold (1994)
edit, uncredited as such The second part of the song The Continental is replaced by Egyptians playing tambourines and percussions
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Continental 5:05 Act I TV-special Full lenght version Full version of the video using an edit of the album version.

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Love 2 The 9’s
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1992
Wanna Melt With U