Purple Rain picture disc available in UK

The once elusive vinyl picture of Prince‘s Purple Rain is finally available to pre-order for those in the UK.

The 12-inch picture disc of the album is reasonably priced right now and will be released in June, at the same time as the black vinyl, two-CD deluxe and 3CD+DVD expanded edition of Purple Rain.

There has been some uncertainty around whether this edition uses the ‘2015 Paisley Park remaster’. It’s hard to see why it wouldn’t but SDE has made enquiries with Warners and will report back. It might be academic, since picture discs never sound that great, anyway!

This is released on 23 June 2017.

LP pic disc 

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I’m A Star
  9. Purple Rain

PURPLE RAIN DELUXE (3CD+DVD expanded edition)

Disc One:  Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I’m A Star
  9. Purple Rain

Disc Two:  From The Vault & Previously Unreleased

  1. The Dance Electric
  2.  Love And Sex
  3.  Computer Blue (“Hallway Speech” version)
  4.  Electric Intercourse (Studio)
  5.  Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
  6.  Possessed (1983 version)
  7.  Wonderful Ass
  8.  Velvet Kitty Cat
  9.  Katrina’s Paper Dolls
  10. We Can Fuck
  11. Father’s Song

Disc Three:  Single Edits & B-Sides

  1.  When Doves Cry (edit)
  2. 17 Days
  3. Let’s Go Crazy (edit)
  4.  Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)
  5.  Erotic City
  6.  Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”)
  7.  Purple Rain (edit)
  8.  God
  9.  God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
  10. Another Lonely Christmas
  11. Another Lonely Christmas (extended version)
  12. I Would Die 4 U (edit)
  13. I Would Die 4 U (extended version)
  14. Baby I’m A Star (edit)
  15. Take Me With U (edit)

DVD:  Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome,  Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Delirious
  3. 1999
  4. Little Red Corvette
  5. Take Me With U
  6.  Do Me, Baby
  7.  Irresistible Bitch
  8.  Possessed
  9.  How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
  10. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  11. International Lover
  12. God
  13. Computer Blue
  14. Darling Nikki
  15. The Beautiful Ones
  16. When Doves Cry
  17. I Would Die 4 U
  18. Baby I’m A Star
  19.  Purple Rain



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the shaped disc is the single, not the album

as for which master, how many people are buying this to play? i never play picture discs unless they have some music not available elsewhere and then i rip a copy once to play digitally. you are better off with the cd or even a new press black vinly

Pete Miles

It would be nice to know how limited the picture disc is – I’m thinking only 100,000 copies worldwide…

Kevin Davis

WHY is Purple Rain on PledgeMusic at all? Is that even a legit campaign, or is someone scamming people? It’s not like this isn’t available through every music retailer around the world…

Andy Scoffin

I will probably stick with my shaped picture disc that ive had from release and has not discolored or broke. £1.99 when purchased ;-)

elliott buckingham

fair price but poss will be reduced by a few quid before release but pre ordered anyway because its prince and you cant own too many versions of this great album. its a shame the new reissue isn’t on purple vinyl the last reissue 2012 I think sounds excellent compared to the original cd release


Is that really the scale image of the picture disc? poor Apollonia has her head cut off.

I have to also say I have owned one picture disc LP and this was when I was young and didn’t know much about audio quality and I thought the sound was the worst thing I heard ever. I will never understand collecting vinyl picture discs.

Dave Van Musicmaster

NO – over £20 is NOT reasonably priced at all – £15 is the maximum I’d be prepared to pay, so I’ll wait

After all being a pic disc, it’s hardly going to be of top audio quality – so it’s just meant to be looked at

A damn great album though

Boaz Halachmi

IT’S NOT the 2015 remaster. It’s indicated on the web store, the PledgeMusic campaign and in the emails they sent.

Pete C T


This seems to suggest that it’s the previous master, not the 2015 one.