Video: The Morning Papers

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1992: Damn U Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1992: Love 2 The 9’s
The Morning Papers

The Morning Papers music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 18 December 1992
Producer(s): Information needed
Director: 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 Morning Papers is a Prince and the New Power Generation video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

It was first aired as part of the Act I TV-special five months before the release of the single in the USA. The Morning Papers, directed by Randee St. Nicholas, is a performance video of Prince and The NPG shot at Paisley Park Studios Chanhassen, Minnesota, presumably in Fall 1992 (around the same time as the video for Damn U). Some 30 uncredited extra’s also appear as an audience. The performance is interspersed with footage of Prince and Mayte on a merry-go-round, in a field and on a rooftop and falling in love.

Of note, in this video Tony M. is playing guitar, Kirky J. is on percussion and Levi Seacer, Jr. is on guitar and keyboard. Although barely noticeable, Morris Hayes can also be seen playing keyboard, marking his first appearance in a Prince video.

The Morning Papers was included on the 3 Chains O’ Gold home video.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
October 1992 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Morning Papers 4:03 3 Chains O’ Gold (1994)

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

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Morning Papers 3:58 Act I TV-special

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Damn U
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1992
Love 2 The 9’s