For the first time on DVD, from Prince and the New Power Generation, comes the Diamonds and Pearls DVD, featuring concert footage, band interviews, and live versions of "Thunder," "Jughead," and "Live 4 Love," as well as v... more »ideo clips of the smash singles "Gett Off," "Cream," "Diamonds and Pearls," "Insatiable," and "Money Don't Matter 2 Night." Track Listings:
"For the first time Prince and the N.P.G.'s Diamond and Pearls Video Collection is available on DVD. The collection was a treasured favorite when it was available on VHS.
First things first, I must address the picture and sound quality. It doesn't appear that the set was re-mastered--the picture or the sound. Despite this, it looks and sounds good--just not what you would expect from a DVD. Sound and picture wise it's not much different than my VHS version.
If it's been awhile since you have seen this collection let me refresh your memory. It includes the music videos from Prince's album Diamond and Pearls album. Videos included are "Gett Off," "Cream," "Diamonds and Pearls," "Call The Law," "Willing and Able," "Insatiable," "Strollin'," and "Money Don't Matter 2 Night."
Live concert footage featured on the set includes "Thunder," "Dr. Feelgood," "Jughead," and "Live 4 Love."
The running time of the set is 58 minutes. It's pretty much the same as the VHS version--except on DVD. There is nothing new, but its great that Prince fans can finally own this set on the most current format available. "
Finally and great!!!!!!!!
Joseph J. Brigante | Norwalk, CT United States | 09/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought they would release this DVD. First of all, let me make this clear, this is in region 1, not region 2 like Amazon states. There are no extras at all. What we get is what exactly what was released on video in 1992. That is correct. My brother and I purchased this on Thanksgiving weekend in 1992, which was virtually 1 year after the Diamonds and Pearls album was released. This DVD is much better, as it represented crystal sharp quality, which of course beats the VHS. One thing I must note that many people never bring, possibly becuase they don't know. The "Gett Off" video is the edited version on the DVD, as well as it was on the Diamonds and Pearls VHS. I would think as a bonus, they would add the original cut. But they did not. The saddest part is most likely the original maxi-video will never be released on DVD. That video was released right before the Diamonds and Pearls album came out, and it was killer. This my suggestion of what shoould come out, and I hope warner in listening:
Based on the Ultimate Prince collection, these videos should be released:
1. I Wanna Be Your Lover (his solo version) 2. Uptown 3. Controversy 4. 1999 5. Little Red Corvette 6. When Doves Cry 7. Let's Go Crazy (possibly the film version that matches the version on U.P. CD which really is a killer) 8. Purple Rain 9. Rasberry Beret (also matches the collection to some degree with its extra instumental chorus) 10. Kiss 11. Sign o' the Times 12. U Got The Look (the video is closer to the "long hook" on the U.P. cd too) 13. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man 14. Alphabet St. 15. Thieves In The Temple (closer the mix on U.P., even though the original single is brilliant) 16. Gett Off (Uncut, like the first video on the maxi-video collection) 17. Cream 18. Diamonds and Pearls 19. 7 20. My Name is Prince 21. Nothing Compares 2 U (the only concert performance)
As a bonus these 5 just to start:
22. Why You Wanna Treat me So Bad? 23. Sexuality 24. Automatic 25. Girls and Boys 26. Glam Slam
Notice the two I left out that were so called videos were I Would Die 4 U, which is really an annoying stage performance, and Money Don't Matter 2 Night, which you could get on this Diamonds and Pearls collection. I hope Warner Brothers is listening, because people will buy this. Thanks for reading!"
Another great release
Mike Rules | Knoxville, TN USA | 07/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another hot release from Prince and the New Power Generation to include the smash singles "Gett Off," "Cream," "Diamonds and Pearls," "Insatiable," and "Money Don't Matter 2 Night." Also, witness concert footage, band interviews and live versions of "Thunder," "Daddy Pop," "Jughead" and "Live 4 Love," as well as extended versions of "Cream" and "Diamonds and Pearls." If your a Prince fan, get this VHS, its worth it!"
A great music video collection
GARY A.ROBINSON | IRVINGTON,NEW JERSEY | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"when prince formed NPG he took his music to another level this video expresses that!..the way each video is formed...the color, not that jumping from one scene 2 another each member gets his or her chance to show their stuff..if you are a true prince fan u got to get this video...don't be a jughead..add this one to your collection!"
Been there, done that
A. Gammill | West Point, MS United States | 09/11/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I'm a huge Prince fan. And I hate to complain, but I just don't see why this release is necessary, for two reasons: (1) The 3 hits contained herein are already available on the aptly-titled "The Hits" DVD, and (2) there are PLENTY of Prince music videos that have never gotten a home video release of any kind...not to mention the SIGN O THE TIMES concert film. It just kinda bugs me that Warners would put out something like this, when there's so much more to choose from.
BUT...if you are a fan, you might want to have it anyway. I bought the VHS version in the early 90's, and I'm content with that. The only other video of note is the Spike Lee-directed "Money Don't Matter 2Nite." The rest is just filler, in my opinion. They could have at least released the bonus remix videos of "Gett Off", including the rare "Violet the Organ Grinder" video (which, thankfully, I also have on tape).