It’s been two years, tomorrow, since Prince died and the silence is deafening. He was a huge part of the 1980’s and my youth. His voice was so unique and his style was out of this world. I can’t even begin to count how many times I watched Purple Rain! My best friend and I would listen to the Purple Rain soundtrack album all night while practicing his dance moves, which we were never able to recreate. His voice was silenced way too soon and the world has been denied his artistry.
While perusing YouTube this morning I ran across a brand new video that I just had to share. I sit here with tears streaming down my face as I hear his voice and watch this previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984. This footage was uploaded with the following description:
The following is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.
It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor.
Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is presented here for the first time.
Video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben.
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I hope you enjoy this video as much as I have. Rest in Peace, Prince…. you are truly missed.