Video: The Same December

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1996: I Like It There
The Same December

The Same December music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: September 1996
Producer(s): Information needed
Director: Information needed
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released: 3 November 2017


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

The Same December is a Prince (as ) video released for broadcast. The song was not released as a single (not even a promotional release).

The video was shot on 8 November 1994 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota. The first version was premiered on 3 March 1995 before the concert given at the Wembley Arena in London, England and shown before the concerts of the The Ultimate Live Experience tour in Europe (along with videos for 18 & Over, Zannalee and Empty Room). Special effects (including digitally created 1999 and The Gold Experience records spinning) were added in June 1996 for the official release of the video.

The Same December alludes to Prince’s conflict with record companies and compares it to the conflict between black and white North Americans (illustrated by the face of various members of The NPG painted in black and white). Of note, Mayte wears the same angel outfit as in the videos for Empty Room and Dolphin.
Morris Hayes portrays a business executive, who forces Prince to sign a lifetime record contract and pays off a shady-looking Sonny T. with money from Prince’s briefcase. However, Prince soon returns to the conference room with two bodyguards and proceeds to beat Hayes up and physically throw him out of Paisley Park. Oddly, the video starts with the outro of the song.

Much like with Come, videos for other songs from Chaos And Disorder (I Like It There and Zannalee) were available but were not released to promote the album.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
8 November 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
June 1996 Unknown studio, Los Angeles, CA Special effects

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Same December 3:47 Prince streaming video platforms (2017)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

streaming only before release in 2017

Unreleased Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Same December unreleased 1994 version Shown before concerts with slightly different images and no visual special effects
Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Dinner With Delores
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1996
I Like It There