Prince Estate Launches Weekly Release of Rare Music Videos
The Purple One's estate kicks off a weekly release of classic and rare music videos stemming from the late icon's 1995-2010 era.
A two-month-long rollout of classic and rare Prince music videos has begun.
Monday, the Prince estate launched the series with the official YouTube upload of several Gold Experience and Chaos and Disorder era videos. Per a breakdown of the re-release plans from Rolling Stone, the estate plans to continue giving fans official uploads through December on a weekly basis.
"Gold," "Eye Hate U," "Dinner With Delores," and "The Same December" shouldn't be new to most levels of Prince fans (and several appear to have been previously available in some capacity via the official Prince channel). "Dolphin" and "Endorphinmachine," however, may mark a first for those who only casually followed the Purple One's unparalleled career of audio and visual mastery.
The latter, for example, was only previously (officially) released via CD-ROM way back in 1994. Meanwhile, "Rock And Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis)"—available to blast up top—was originally only available via shitty fan uploads and serves as Prince's 1995 response to a Lenny Kravitz song prematurely declaring rock and roll dead.
Below, peep the full planned release schedule (via Stone) for the videos, all of which stem from Prince recordings released between 1995 and 2010:
"Betcha By Golly Wow!"
"The Holy River"
Last month, we learned that Ava DuVernay—director of Selma, 13th, and more—would be helming a Prince documentary for Netflix. This is
good great news.