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30 March 2022

The Prince Estate Announce ‘Prince And The Revolution: Live’

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The Prince Estate, have announced a completely remastered and digitally enhanced release of Prince And The Revolution: Live. The historic Purple Rain Tour performance from Syracuse, NY will be available on CD, Vinyl, and Blu-ray for the very first time. The first preview track, the jaw-dropping show opener Let’s Go Crazy, was made available today.

For the first time, this powerful performance by Prince And The Revolution has been remixed from the original 2” multitrack master reels and the film has been digitally enhanced onto Blu-ray video with selectable stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos sound. Prince’s late-career and Grammy-nominated recording engineer, Chris James, remixed the recently discovered source audio, which had remained archived in Prince’s legendary Paisley Park vault for over three decades. The new release of Prince And The Revolution: Live will be available 3 June 2022, and marks the first time that the concert will be available on vinyl (as a 3LP set) and on CD (as a 2CD/Blu-ray set).

Additionally, a limited run Collector’s Edition of the iconic performance will be available exclusively from the official Prince Store. Housed in a luxe foil box, the set includes the remixed and remastered audio pressed onto 3 coloured LPs (purple, red and gold vinyl), 2 CDs, the Blu-ray video, an expansive 44-page book complete with never-before-seen photos of the Purple Rain Tour, new liner notes highlighting stories and memories from all five members of The Revolution, and a limited run 24 x 36 poster. The Collector’s Edition was designed by Grammy-nominated artist Mathieu Bitton and Grammy-nominated creative director and Prince associate Trevor Guy.

In conjunction with the physical formats, Prince And The Revolution: Live is also the first Prince release to be made available to supporting digital streaming platforms in spatial audio, as it will be delivered in Dolby Atmos.

With this new audio-visually enhanced release of Prince And The Revolution: Live, both longtime Prince fans and new generations of music lovers are invited to experience the groundbreaking, mesmerizing, creative tour-de-force that Prince brought to the stage with The Revolution during the Purple Rain Tour in an entirely new and immersive way.

“Listening back to that Syracuse show, I’m like, wow, we sound like a freight train just coming out of nowhere,” says The Revolution’s BrownMark. “That was powerful. I’ve been to a lot of concerts, and I’ve never seen anything like that.”

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