New Edit Offers Another Take on a Classic Prince Performance

L-R: Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Prince
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In 2004, the year Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the guitarist took part in a tribute to fellow inductee George Harrison with an all-star cover of the late Beatle's beloved "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

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Most of us know what happened next: put simply, Prince stole the show, delivering a climactic solo that nearly stopped the other players - including George's Traveling Wilburys companions Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, his son Dhani, Steve Winwood and others - in their tracks. (We're still not sure if the guitar he threw skyward ever really landed.)

If you haven't lost time to just stare at this clip in slack-jawed respect, get ready: the show's original director, Joel Gallen, has taken some of the available footage from the show to offer a new edit of this unforgettable moment. (The original is above; the new edit is below.)

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The new clip has gone viral, removing the dissolved cuts from the original video and adding in some rarely-seen closeups of Prince as he makes his six-stringed supremacy known to anyone who'd been asleep for the quarter-century before. It may not challenge the 100 million views and counting of the original edit, but it's worth getting lost in the power of Prince for a solid six minutes.

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