Watch: Rare Footage Of Prince Recording ‘Purple Rain’

The color purple continues to be a reminder of the greatness that is Prince. YouTube was able to dust off some footage from the archives of Prince recording “Purple Rain” live at a benefit concert in Minnesota in 1983. Recording engineer, David Z (who was also the brother of Prince’s drummer, Bobby Z) said of the experience that night, “I thought we were recording a concert, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a record, too. I knew they were working on the movie, as well. You had to just go in prepared to record whatever it was going to be as well as you could.” Prince’s LP Purple Rain recently turned 30 last month. Relive the magic above.