Full Video Of Prince’s 1985 Syracuse Show Emerges, With 20-Minute ‘Purple Rain’ Finale

first_imgWith most of the international world still reeling from the news of Prince’s passing last week, full video has surfaced of a particularly rocking Prince and the Revolution performance from Syracuse’s Carrier Dome on March 30th, 1985. Packing out the near 50,000 seat arena, even back in ’85, Prince was already an international star, coming off the heels of Purple Rain (both the album and film) the year prior.Prince Has Passed AwayA review of the show from Syracuse Herald American the day after reads, “As the Unitel cameras followed, on stage, it was sheer Prince: The crafty dance moves – pirouettes, body slams, full splits – reminiscent of rhythm-and-blues-funk greats James Brown or Sly Stone, the look of ’50s rocker Little Richard, the Jimi Hendrix-style guitar playing but the roaring ’80s music that is definitely Prince.”This is truly Prince at his prime, wailing on the guitar and bursting with enthusiasm in every note. Enjoy full video of the show below, and you can navigate between songs by clicking the icon in the top-left corner:Setlist: Prince at Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY – 3/30/85Let’s Go CrazyDelirious1999Little Red CorvetteTake Me With U Do Me, Baby Irresistible Bitch Possessed How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore Let’s Pretend We’re Married International Lover God Computer Blue Darling Nikki The Beautiful Ones When Doves CryEncore: I Would Die 4 U Baby I’m a StarEncore 2: Purple Rainlast_img read more