“Purple Rain” – Martin Sexton

Earlier this week, I ripped through Alan Light’s Let’s Go Crazy, his book about the making of Purple Rain, both the movie and album. When I returned it to the library, I picked up the DVD of the movie, which I will be watching at some point this weekend.

So, I’ve been on a bit of a Purple Rain kick. Which makes this the perfect week to share this wonderful cover of the song by Martin Sexton.

I checked out a few versions that were on YouTube, and this had the best audio, although with kind of a crappy video. And the version is not as good as the one Sexton put on his Solo album a few years back. Which has become one of my all-time favorite covers. One I feel obligated to share. Which I’m going to do below. Just don’t tell anybody. I love the section that begins at about the 4:30 mark.

Now, come, and let me guide you…

“Purple Rain”