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Thread started 05/16/09 1:48pm

ernestsewell

Purple Vinyl Surprise

So I'm at a record store today looking for whatever. It's a great little used place here in town, that I've rebuilt my whole Prince 12" collection from. I don't have all the albums on vinyl, but I do have most all the 12". A few promos too.

So today I'm browsing through dollar CDs, and I see "EMANCIPATION" in big orange letters. It was the CD promo with edit and album versions. Okay cool.

I find Klymaxx's Meeting In The Ladies Room LP on vinyl. $1. Nice.

Then I head to the Prince vinyl bin. Dirty Mind. Don't need it. SOTT. Nope. Misc 12". Nope. "Purple Rain" single promo with Album / Edit $6. Okay not bad. I hope it up....PURPLE vinyl. Now I have the album, regular 12", 7" and the "When Doves Cry" 7" all on purple vinyl. But I didn't know a promo for radio stations existed on purple vinyl. Needless to say there was smoke behind the record as I pulled it out of the bin.

So $8 later, I was happy with my 3 purchases. So that's 5 purple vinyl I have now from or OF that album, plus the purple vinyl of 1999 New Master. Sweet.
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Reply #1 posted 05/16/09 2:20pm

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Nice pick up.


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Reply #2 posted 05/16/09 4:13pm

ernestsewell

^that's it. The cover on mine is near excellent condition. It really was a nice pick up. I was stoked.
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/09 4:58pm

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Nice.
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Reply #4 posted 05/16/09 5:05pm

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ernestsewell said:

^that's it. The cover on mine is near excellent condition. It really was a nice pick up. I was stoked.


Congrats on a job well done. I love to do the Wrecka Stow Shuffle. smile
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Reply #5 posted 05/16/09 5:16pm

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ernestsewell said:

So I'm at a record store today looking for whatever. It's a great little used place here in town, that I've rebuilt my whole Prince 12" collection from. I don't have all the albums on vinyl, but I do have most all the 12". A few promos too.

So today I'm browsing through dollar CDs, and I see "EMANCIPATION" in big orange letters. It was the CD promo with edit and album versions. Okay cool.

I find Klymaxx's Meeting In The Ladies Room LP on vinyl. $1. Nice.

Then I head to the Prince vinyl bin. Dirty Mind. Don't need it. SOTT. Nope. Misc 12". Nope. "Purple Rain" single promo with Album / Edit $6. Okay not bad. I hope it up....PURPLE vinyl. Now I have the album, regular 12", 7" and the "When Doves Cry" 7" all on purple vinyl. But I didn't know a promo for radio stations existed on purple vinyl. Needless to say there was smoke behind the record as I pulled it out of the bin.

So $8 later, I was happy with my 3 purchases. So that's 5 purple vinyls I have now from or OF that album, plus the purple vinyl of 1999 New Master. Sweet.




the 1999 new master was purple vinyl? mine wasn't wtf mad
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Reply #6 posted 05/16/09 5:21pm

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Cool!
I don't have that many Prince albums...although I do have "Purple Rain," on Purple vinyl...and a single as well. cool
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Reply #7 posted 05/16/09 5:24pm

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PEJ said:

the 1999 new master was purple vinyl? mine wasn't wtf mad





I wanna know where you got the one that wasn't! I need that!!
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Reply #8 posted 05/16/09 5:44pm

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cool
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #9 posted 05/16/09 5:57pm

ernestsewell

djdaffy1227 said:



YEP. It looks more pink in your pic. For everyone - it's actually a darker purple, mostly transparent (opposed to the opaque Purple Rain disks). I think the PR disks looked more lavendar.

I've never played my 1999 new master, nor have I played the other purple vinyl that I remember. No reason to really.

I just need to find two more colored disks. The 7" of "True Blue" from Madonna that was a blue disk. AND a very rare (if it even exists anymore) 7" red vinyl of some song about E.T. It was a big hit after the movie came out.
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Reply #10 posted 05/16/09 6:38pm

PEJ

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ernestsewell said:

djdaffy1227 said:



YEP. It looks more pink in your pic. For everyone - it's actually a darker purple, mostly transparent (opposed to the opaque Purple Rain disks). I think the PR disks looked more lavendar.

I've never played my 1999 new master, nor have I played the other purple vinyl that I remember. No reason to really.

I just need to find two more colored disks. The 7" of "True Blue" from Madonna that was a blue disk. AND a very rare (if it even exists anymore) 7" red vinyl of some song about E.T. It was a big hit after the movie came out.

the light behind it actually makes it more pink me thinx
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Reply #11 posted 05/16/09 6:39pm

PEJ

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djdaffy1227 said:

PEJ said:

the 1999 new master was purple vinyl? mine wasn't wtf mad





I wanna know where you got the one that wasn't! I need that!!




I have no clue where I got it.
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Reply #12 posted 05/16/09 6:40pm

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ernestsewell said:

djdaffy1227 said:



YEP. It looks more pink in your pic. For everyone - it's actually a darker purple, mostly transparent (opposed to the opaque Purple Rain disks). I think the PR disks looked more lavendar.

I've never played my 1999 new master, nor have I played the other purple vinyl that I remember. No reason to really.

I just need to find two more colored disks. The 7" of "True Blue" from Madonna that was a blue disk. AND a very rare (if it even exists anymore) 7" red vinyl of some song about E.T. It was a big hit after the movie came out.


whew
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Reply #13 posted 05/16/09 11:37pm

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PEJ said:


the light behind it actually makes it more pink me thinx



Yep, it's the light. Here it is on the table, very dark purple this way (almost looks black):

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Reply #14 posted 05/17/09 12:03am

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ernestsewell said:

djdaffy1227 said:



YEP. It looks more pink in your pic. For everyone - it's actually a darker purple, mostly transparent (opposed to the opaque Purple Rain disks). I think the PR disks looked more lavendar.

I've never played my 1999 new master, nor have I played the other purple vinyl that I remember. No reason to really.

I just need to find two more colored disks. The 7" of "True Blue" from Madonna that was a blue disk. AND a very rare (if it even exists anymore) 7" red vinyl of some song about E.T. It was a big hit after the movie came out.


This one....



http://www.trademe.co.nz/...463519.htm
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
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Reply #15 posted 05/17/09 12:24am

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nod excited beg

I should go back to that record shop and look. They have a WALL of 45's. It's where I found my 7" purple vinyls of stuff w/ Prince. Hmmmm. I might have to go on a hunt again.
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Reply #16 posted 05/17/09 12:30am

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ernestsewell said:

EmeraldSkies said:



nod excited beg

I should go back to that record shop and look. They have a WALL of 45's. It's where I found my 7" purple vinyls of stuff w/ Prince. Hmmmm. I might have to go on a hunt again.
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Good luck! smile I had the original E.T. Soundtrack album when I was little,but I did'nt know that I was released in Red Vinyl.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
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Reply #17 posted 05/17/09 12:39am

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Good luck! smile I had the original E.T. Soundtrack album when I was little,but I did'nt know that I was released in Red Vinyl.


It wasn't the soundtrack. It was some dude (possibly a duo) that put out a song about E.T. It was a country song, or a rockabilly type song I think. Kind of funny, but not too "Weird Al"-ish. I remember it was the same song on both sides of the record. I don't know if he/they ever did a whole album, but I suspect it was a one-off single. I remember buying it at Target.

Edit: After some digging, here's what I found. This is it:



"We Called Him E.T." by Tom Wayne

Well, at least now I know the guy's name.
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Reply #18 posted 05/17/09 1:04am

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ernestsewell said:

EmeraldSkies said:

Good luck! smile I had the original E.T. Soundtrack album when I was little,but I did'nt know that I was released in Red Vinyl.


It wasn't the soundtrack. It was some dude (possibly a duo) that put out a song about E.T. It was a country song, or a rockabilly type song I think. Kind of funny, but not too "Weird Al"-ish. I remember it was the same song on both sides of the record. I don't know if he/they ever did a whole album, but I suspect it was a one-off single. I remember buying it at Target.

Edit: After some digging, here's what I found. This is it:



"We Called Him E.T." by Tom Wayne

Well, at least now I know the guy's name.



There is on on Ebay right now... it looks a little rough though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOM-W...dZViewItem
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Reply #19 posted 05/17/09 5:23am

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True blue shouldn't be too hard to find. I have that one too. Now that I see the ET one, I want that!!! I collect 80's music as well!!!
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Reply #20 posted 05/17/09 10:47am

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EmeraldSkies said:

ernestsewell said:



YEP. It looks more pink in your pic. For everyone - it's actually a darker purple, mostly transparent (opposed to the opaque Purple Rain disks). I think the PR disks looked more lavendar.

I've never played my 1999 new master, nor have I played the other purple vinyl that I remember. No reason to really.

I just need to find two more colored disks. The 7" of "True Blue" from Madonna that was a blue disk. AND a very rare (if it even exists anymore) 7" red vinyl of some song about E.T. It was a big hit after the movie came out.


This one....



http://www.trademe.co.nz/...463519.htm


I still have this.

Christian Zombie Vampires

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Reply #21 posted 05/18/09 8:50am

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At one point in History certain record labels would put different genres on different color vinyl, for example, pop on black vinyl, country on green, R&B on red and so on. Later it was just a gimmick to get people to buy the record. Here are some of my colored vinyl (non-Prince):

Misfits-Collection (This one is now autographed, this picture is before I got Jerry Only to sign it):


Kiss my ass (Kiss tribute album featuring Lenny Kravitz, Garth Brooks and others):


Grand Funk-We're an American band:


Blondie-Heart of glass:


Alice in Chains-Grind:
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White Zombie-More human than human (10" yellow):


The Cure-Friday I'm in love (this one is actually pretty rare and worth some decent money):


Dead or Alive-You spin me round (like a record) (Mexican pressing):


Reba McEntire-You keep me hanging on (Reba does house music, no kidding):


Funkdoobeist-Bow Wow Wow:
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Mighty Mighty Dub Cats-Magic carpet ride (10" vinyl):


Ronnie Milsap-Stranger in my house:


The Beatles:


Steely Dan-Aja:


Kraftwerk-Pocket calculator:
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Reply #24 posted 05/18/09 9:00am

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Madonna-True blue (as seen before smile ):


Stryper-Soldiers under command:


Elvis Costello-What's so funny bout peace love and understanding:


Real 2 Reel-Are you ready for some more:


KD Lang-If I were you:
Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #25 posted 05/18/09 9:08am

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I like to buy Prince albums for 2 reasons:
ITS PRINCE, of course and
the album sleeves. Most of the album sleeves have cool pics/imgaes on them..
Say it's just a dream...
U open up ur eyes and come 2 realize
u simply imagined this
So u lean over and give her a kiss
Here on earth, here on earth,
with u it's not so bad
Here on earth, here on earth
eye don't feel so sad
Stay right here
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Reply #26 posted 05/18/09 10:56am

ernestsewell

I forgot about that Stryper record. I need to dig that one up at the record shop.
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Reply #27 posted 05/18/09 11:37am

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"Vinyls" is not a word. I hate when people come into the record store I work at and say "vinyls"....


Nero
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Reply #28 posted 05/18/09 12:55pm

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ernestsewell said:

So I'm at a record store today looking for whatever. It's a great little used place here in town, that I've rebuilt my whole Prince 12" collection from. I don't have all the albums on vinyl, but I do have most all the 12". A few promos too.

So today I'm browsing through dollar CDs, and I see "EMANCIPATION" in big orange letters. It was the CD promo with edit and album versions. Okay cool.

I find Klymaxx's Meeting In The Ladies Room LP on vinyl. $1. Nice.

Then I head to the Prince vinyl bin. Dirty Mind. Don't need it. SOTT. Nope. Misc 12". Nope. "Purple Rain" single promo with Album / Edit $6. Okay not bad. I hope it up....PURPLE vinyl. Now I have the album, regular 12", 7" and the "When Doves Cry" 7" all on purple vinyl. But I didn't know a promo for radio stations existed on purple vinyl. Needless to say there was smoke behind the record as I pulled it out of the bin.

So $8 later, I was happy with my 3 purchases. So that's 5 purple vinyls I have now from or OF that album, plus the purple vinyl of 1999 New Master. Sweet.



hey! i have that record that u'r talking about! some1 put it in my desk at school when i was in grade 8, i never found out who. didn't no it was rare...
thx!
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