The Prince Estate in partnership with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, continue efforts to reunite the artist’s music on all digital services, turning attention to unavailable music videos from the 1995-2010 era. Starting on November 2 and coming in weekly batches by album, the music videos will be made available on all streaming video services. The first batch includes the music videos for 1995’s The Gold Experience and 1996’s Chaos And Disorder including rarely seen videos for “Endorphinmachine,” “Dolphin” and “Rock And Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis).”
Watch the videos here: https://Prince.lnk.to/PrinceMV
The video for “Endorphinmachine” which appeared on The Gold Experience was released well before, via the innovative CDRom video game Interactive which came out on Prince’s birthday on June 7, 1994. The video had only been available as a hidden treasure for those who successfully navigated the game. “Dolphin” also premiered well before the album’s release, making history as the first video ever played on VH1 Europe in September of 1994. Meanwhile “Rock And Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis),” a B-side from The Gold Experience, was only shown as part of the VH1 broadcast special “Love 4 One Another” aired in January of 1997. The song was a direct response to the Lenny Kravitz single “Rock And Roll Is Dead” and the video captured Prince joined by his band at Paisley Park, turning his hometown pride up to 11 while filming the video. Snow is falling, the entire crew is decked out in winter gear, and Prince showcases his love for the Minnesota Vikings by donning a giant, puffy purple and gold parka.
These videos join more widely available clips from The Gold Experience and Chaos And Disorder including “Gold,” “Eye Hate U,” “Dinner With Delores” and “The Same December” for the week’s batch of featured videos. In the weeks ahead, dozens more music videos will be rolled out that had either been impossible to find or only available in substandard fan uploads taped off of television. See below for the complete list of upcoming videos.
The videos follow August’s wide digital release of the Prince catalog titles from 1995-2010, a crucial epoch in Prince history. 23 highly-collectible Prince catalog titles and Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 (a newly-curated anthology of 37 essential tracks from the era) were made available across all major streaming services and digital service providers. Many of these albums, long sought-after by fans and collectors, are available for the first time for streaming and download, adding more than 300 essential Prince songs to the artist’s online in-print catalog.
For Prince, 1995-2010 was an unprecedented period of sustained and prolific creativity. Releasing fresh recordings at a rapid-fire pace through a variety of distribution strategies including his own online NPG Music Club, Prince was making some of the most provocative, experimental and soulful music of his career. Freed from major label demands and expectations, Prince was able to write, record and release his own music on his own terms.
from Gold Experience
Rock and Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis)
Eye Hate U
from Chaos and Disorder
Dinner With Delores
The Same December
Betcha By Golly Wow!
The Holy River
from Crystal Ball
from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic/Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
Hot Wit U (feat. Eve) – Nasty Girl Remix
from Chocolate Invasion
U Make My Sun Shine (feat. Angie Stone)
Call My Name
Te Amo Corazón
from Planet Earth
Somewhere Here On Earth
The One U Wanna C
Crimson and Clover
Chocolate Box (feat. Q-Tip)