Following the recent deluxe reissue of Prince’s Purple Rain and the inclusion of Prince’s work on digital streaming platforms, several of Prince’s music videos and live performances have been made available on Youtube. Watch the video for “When Doves Cry” above.
While this decision might conflict with the singer’s assumed posthumous wishes regarding the availability of his work on video streaming services, given his clear disdain for Youtube’s licensing practices as shown in this twitter exchange, it will be passionately welcomed by the singer’s ever-growing fanbase.
The officially released videos, also including “I Would Die 4 U,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Baby I’m a Star,” and a few others, tastefully reveal the singer’s lush fashion taste and unique performance panache, while also emphasizing his timeless artistic touch and masterful skill. The wider circulation of Prince’s videos will surely make his work more accessible to younger audiences and add a bit of sweet nostalgia for those of us who greatly miss his exceptional genius.
Buy the new re-issue for Prince’s Purple Rain on Amazon.
For more, check out the Prince Zumic artist page.