WATCH: New edit of the iconic Prince solo of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

cover 03/05/2021

A new edit of Prince's guitar solo on his cover of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' has been popping up on the internet.

The searing solo was delivered during the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Among those on stage included Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood and George's son, Dhani Harrison.

The cleaner result depicts a more accurate view of the performance, and more of Prince than the previous video.

Check out the new director's cut of the cover below:

A newly edited version of the performance was released on YouTube by Joel Gallen, who directed and produced the original Hall of Fame broadcast.

"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," he explained in the video's caption. "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."