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Thread started 01/11/10 4:35am

endorphinmachine21

Black Album promo CD

Hi guys, this is my first post!! I live in England and I've been collecting Prince stuff for about 15 years now and am quite pleased with what I've got (so far!!), but a friend of mine at work has shown me what appears to be an original Black Album promo CD from the late 80s. I'm no expert but I'd swear it's not a fake. It has the normal 8 tracks and then track 9 is In All My Dreams, and track 10 is Old Friends 4 Sale. The wording on the inner sleeve is in orange and reads:

'All Songs Published by (G.B.Only): Warner Bros. Music Ltd

NOT FOR SALE! PROMOTION USE ONLY

GEMA / BIEM 975 677 WX147

LC 0392

Printed in West Germany by / Imprime en Allegmagne par Neef, Wittingen. Made in West Germany'

The booklet itself is black (obviously!!!) but when you hold it at certain angles you can see numerous black 'paisley park' symbols on there. The disc itself is black with orange text.

I'm guessing this is kinda rare (and believe me I've tried to pry it from his grubby mits) but would welcome any thoughts any of you may have as to the authenticity of this or if anyone else has something of the like.....
Reply #1 posted 01/11/10 4:45am

yankem

endorphinmachine21 said:

Hi guys, this is my first post!! I live in England and I've been collecting Prince stuff for about 15 years now and am quite pleased with what I've got (so far!!), but a friend of mine at work has shown me what appears to be an original Black Album promo CD from the late 80s. I'm no expert but I'd swear it's not a fake. It has the normal 8 tracks and then track 9 is In All My Dreams, and track 10 is Old Friends 4 Sale. The wording on the inner sleeve is in orange and reads:

'All Songs Published by (G.B.Only): Warner Bros. Music Ltd

NOT FOR SALE! PROMOTION USE ONLY

GEMA / BIEM 975 677 WX147

LC 0392

Printed in West Germany by / Imprime en Allegmagne par Neef, Wittingen. Made in West Germany'

The booklet itself is black (obviously!!!) but when you hold it at certain angles you can see numerous black 'paisley park' symbols on there. The disc itself is black with orange text.

I'm guessing this is kinda rare (and believe me I've tried to pry it from his grubby mits) but would welcome any thoughts any of you may have as to the authenticity of this or if anyone else has something of the like.....



Hello and welcome to the org !!!
I've got that one too, unfortunatly, it's a bootleg. A very nice one I must say, i've always loved the little black paisley symbols on it.
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Reply #2 posted 01/11/10 5:11am

KoolEaze

It can hardly be authentic if it has In All My Dreams and Old Friends 4 Sale on it.That would be one weird promo album, with two totally unrelated songs attached to it.
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Reply #3 posted 01/11/10 9:17am

BorisFishpaw

endorphinmachine21 said:

Hi guys, this is my first post!! I live in England and I've been collecting Prince stuff for about 15 years now and am quite pleased with what I've got (so far!!), but a friend of mine at work has shown me what appears to be an original Black Album promo CD from the late 80s. I'm no expert but I'd swear it's not a fake. It has the normal 8 tracks and then track 9 is In All My Dreams, and track 10 is Old Friends 4 Sale. The wording on the inner sleeve is in orange and reads:

'All Songs Published by (G.B.Only): Warner Bros. Music Ltd

NOT FOR SALE! PROMOTION USE ONLY

GEMA / BIEM 975 677 WX147

LC 0392

Printed in West Germany by / Imprime en Allegmagne par Neef, Wittingen. Made in West Germany'

The booklet itself is black (obviously!!!) but when you hold it at certain angles you can see numerous black 'paisley park' symbols on there. The disc itself is black with orange text.

I'm guessing this is kinda rare (and believe me I've tried to pry it from his grubby mits) but would welcome any thoughts any of you may have as to the authenticity of this or if anyone else has something of the like.....


It's a bootleg.
Reply #4 posted 01/11/10 12:14pm

langebleu

moderator

You can check out authentic Black Album information here:

http://www.theblackalbum.info/

http://sleevographia2.free.fr/0Chercher.htm
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Reply #5 posted 01/11/10 1:51pm

squirrelgrease

Many bootlegs said "Promo" on them, possibly in an attempt to make them look legitimate. But as stated above, the real deal would not have the extra tracks on it. There was a promo of the 1994 CD release, which would have a de-bossed "For Promotional Use Only - Not For Resale" in gold foil letters on the booklet.
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Reply #6 posted 01/11/10 1:55pm

Graycap23

endorphinmachine21 said:

Hi guys, this is my first post!! I live in England and I've been collecting Prince stuff for about 15 years now and am quite pleased with what I've got (so far!!), but a friend of mine at work has shown me what appears to be an original Black Album promo CD from the late 80s. I'm no expert but I'd swear it's not a fake. It has the normal 8 tracks and then track 9 is In All My Dreams, and track 10 is Old Friends 4 Sale. The wording on the inner sleeve is in orange and reads:

'All Songs Published by (G.B.Only): Warner Bros. Music Ltd

NOT FOR SALE! PROMOTION USE ONLY

GEMA / BIEM 975 677 WX147

LC 0392

Printed in West Germany by / Imprime en Allegmagne par Neef, Wittingen. Made in West Germany'

The booklet itself is black (obviously!!!) but when you hold it at certain angles you can see numerous black 'paisley park' symbols on there. The disc itself is black with orange text.

I'm guessing this is kinda rare (and believe me I've tried to pry it from his grubby mits) but would welcome any thoughts any of you may have as to the authenticity of this or if anyone else has something of the like.....

1 word: Boot
Reply #7 posted 01/11/10 11:03pm

endorphinmachine21

OK thanks guys. I'll let him know!!!

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