I Would Die 4 U is a Prince and the Revolution video released for broadcast and to promote the single.
This video is the first live recording used to promote a single. Although the single and album versions of I Would Die 4 U were also a (albeit overdubbed in studio) live performance of the song, the live footage was shot during the 20 November 1984 concert at Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland (some channels also used footage from the film). There have been no audio-only releases of this performance. The maxi-single contained a rehearsal take of the song.
The video was included on The Hits Collection in 1993.
While the first three commercial videos to promote singles issued from the Purple Rain album contained footage from the film (When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain), the two following videos (I Would Die 4 U and Take Me With U) were live performances and can be also seen as promotional tools for the Purple Rain Tour.
The video for Baby I’m A Star is from the same Landover show.