The director's cut of the legendary Prince guitar solo at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has gone online.
Director Joel Gallen shot the ceremony, which included an all-star performance of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'.
Part of a celebration of George Harrison's work as a solo artist, the band was led by the late Beatle's son, Dhani Harrison.
Stevie Winwood took part, alongside Harrison's Traveling Wilburys cohort Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
So, a killer band, then…
Prince steps up for the guitar solo, and to say he killed it perhaps does a disservice to the impact that the sweet release of death can have.
Remaining a potent viral moment, Joel Gallen has gone back to offer an extended cut with even more Prince.
The film maker comments…
17 years after this stunning performance by Prince, I finally had the chance to go in and re-edit it slightly – since there were several shots that were bothering me. I got rid of all the dissolves and made them all cuts, and added lots more close ups of Prince during his solo. I think it’s better now.
Check out his Royal Badness below.
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