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Unlocking Purple Rain at 30, from Seger to sound trucks to Stevie Nicks.

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J. Geils Band’s Freeze-Frame, the title track from their 1981 hit album, and likely in the set of the shows on October 9 and 11, 1981, where they shared the bill with Prince.
The “Special Dance Mix” of Let’s Go Crazy, originally available in 1984 on the 12" release of the single.
Erotic City remained a staple of black radio for years after its 1983 release, despite being a b-side and ambiguously containing the word fuck/funk in its chorus.
Prince’s original hand-written lyrics for Purple Rain, including the deleted third verse.


A Linn LM-1 Drum Computer, the same model Prince used in his early 80s work. (Wikipedia)



Still from video footage of rehearsals at the St. Louis Park warehouse. Matt Fink is center, rear.





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