stuff of legends. Includes the world debut of: I Would Die 4 U, Computer Blue, Purple Rain, Let's Go Crazy, Baby I'm A Star, & Electric Intercourse.
Curated by Markus Fiedler
Total Runtime: 1:15:02
Perhaps the most significant time capsule of all live shows, the legendary August 3, 1983 benefit gig at First Avenue was the first time anybody on the planet would hear several soon to be career defining staples all at once.
Includes the world debut of: I Would Die 4 U, Computer Blue, Purple Rain, Let's Go Crazy, Baby I'm A Star, & Electric Intercourse. You can tell that several of these tunes are still just works in progress which makes this reveal at the creative process all the more unique & special as a glimpse into The Revolution creating magic, before our very eyes & ears.
Also of significance, this show marked the introduction of Wendy Melvoin, replacing Dez Dickerson on guitar, cementing The Revolution lineup that would feature so prominently in the Purple Rain film, all the way up until the September, 1986 Hit n Run Parade tour after which Prince replaced every musician besides Dr. Fink on keys and further augmented his arsenal of musicians with a horn section to add jazzy arrangements + percussion virtuoso Sheila E & the Dawning of what would become known as the Lovesexy Band.....But, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The Revolution.
Prince @ 1st Avenue 8.3.1983
Benefit Concert For The Minnesota
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