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Thread started 01/02/11 9:42am

MrNorway

Prince box-set

Hello!

I was wondering: Has there ever been any plans from Prince´s side to release a box set? That would be incredible IMO if he had done it the right way. He could for instance have two discs of his own "Best Of", one with "The Funky Tunes" and one with "The slow Jams". He could have one disc with unreleased hidden treasures and one disc of demos, which could show the evolution of some of his masterpieces. And he could even have a disc consisting of a new album with new versions of older or leaked songs. Suggestions for some of the discs:

The One (demo)

Nothing Compares 2 U (studio version)

Electric Intercourse ( studio version)

The Ladder (Piano studio version)

Purple Rain (Studio version)

We Can Funk (Demo)

And even maybe a DVD concert from one of his latest tours.

Has there any been any talks about something like this or is it only in my (our) dreams???

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Reply #1 posted 01/02/11 12:11pm

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Prince claims not to be interested in his past except for live concerts which is where his main income is so don't expect any re releases or vault clearances soon. the dude needs to take inspiration from Bruce Springsteen, the Boss has released half the amount of albums but twice the amount of outtakes.

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Reply #2 posted 01/02/11 1:39pm

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Yes, Prince has had plans to release box sets. The Chocolate Invasion set was shelved and so was a multi-volume sampling collection. Crystal Ball was a released box set.

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #3 posted 01/02/11 3:29pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Yes, Prince has had plans to release box sets. The Chocolate Invasion set was shelved and so was a multi-volume sampling collection. Crystal Ball was a released box set.

Yeah, this would have been a nice thing to have in the collection instead of crappy mp3's.

This from NPGMC.......

The NPGMC announced in an online teaser the following CD titles / 7 CD collection (on 10/15/2003). Based on material (downloads for club members) from the paste years of The NPG Music Club, the previously club-only edition of the "One Nite Alone" (studio album/CD from 2002) and the so called 'web only MP3 release" album "Xpectation".

UPDATE 03/29/2004:
With the opening of the NPGMC's MUSICOLOGY STORE this set is likely withdrawn and cancelled, but the download store offerd 4 of the 7 CD's to download. Left are the collector's and independently released items "One Nite Alone - Solo Piano & Voice" (CD from 2002) and the NPG's "The War" (rare Maxi CD from 1998).

And then this from NPGMC....

UPDATE 11/15/2003 - according 2 the NPGMC:

"The Chocolate Invasion is put on hold 4 now, indefinitely. There was a problem with the manufacturing and until the bug is worked out, we'd rather not have u wondering when ur home would b invaded. As soon as we have any new info 2 report, u will b notified immediately. The members of the NPGMC deserve the best, thank u 4 ur patience."

[Edited 1/2/11 15:36pm]

[Edited 1/2/11 15:39pm]

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Reply #4 posted 01/02/11 3:43pm

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^^^^ This was the content.......

COMING SOON in "one xtraordinary package":

C-note, Xpectation, One Nite Alone - Solo Piano & Voice, Chocolate Invasion - Trax from NPGMC Volume 1, Slaughterhouse - Trax from NPGMC Volume 2, Glam Slam Club Mix, The War.

[Edited 1/2/11 15:44pm]

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Reply #5 posted 01/02/11 3:50pm

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Again, from NPGMC.......

prince - Newfunk sampling CD series (7-CD set):


*** This set is so far NOT released! ***

The 4thcoming set contains 7 (!!!) CD´s with Prince samples from
over 700 Prince songs!
Sampled suites: bass, human voice, keyboards, loops & percussion,
sound fx, orchestral).
This DJ + Remixer´s dream comes alive 4 a onetime fee $700!

This seven-CD set of Prince samples for producers, DJs and the general public was announced in the year 2000 to be available "soon" from the orderline 1-800-NEW-FUNK but is so far not released and it's not clear if this set will ever be released.
The discs in the Newfunk Sampling CD Series - "Bass," "The Human Voice," "Guitar," "Keyboards," "Loops & Percussion," "Sound FX" and "Orchestral" - not only spare music producers the trouble of combing through Prince's long-lauded output for sounds, but also help to encourage legal use of the Artist's samples. Instead of full-length songs, the Newfunk CDs offer hooks, beats, etc., all culled from various Prince songs, including a few well-known works from his '80s heyday, such as "Kiss," "Raspberry Beret," "When Doves Cry", "Erotic City" and more.
For a single payment of $700, producers will be able to sample the works featured on the CDs without fear of reprisal, copyright prosecution or additional royalties.

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Reply #6 posted 01/02/11 4:31pm

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^^^ Very nice information! wink Thanks

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Reply #7 posted 01/02/11 4:54pm

TheDigitalGard
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There was also this, though not a box set in the conventional sense.

It did come with a cd though. lol

I have seen naughty people sell the cd without the box or any of the other content for silly prices on ebay.

[Edited 1/2/11 16:56pm]

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Reply #8 posted 01/02/11 10:56pm

LuneCerise

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But at least you can still get the Opus!

disbelief

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Reply #9 posted 01/03/11 2:45am

bboy87

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Again, from NPGMC.......

prince - Newfunk sampling CD series (7-CD set):


*** This set is so far NOT released! ***

The 4thcoming set contains 7 (!!!) CD´s with Prince samples from
over 700 Prince songs!
Sampled suites: bass, human voice, keyboards, loops & percussion,
sound fx, orchestral).
This DJ + Remixer´s dream comes alive 4 a onetime fee $700!

This seven-CD set of Prince samples for producers, DJs and the general public was announced in the year 2000 to be available "soon" from the orderline 1-800-NEW-FUNK but is so far not released and it's not clear if this set will ever be released.
The discs in the Newfunk Sampling CD Series - "Bass," "The Human Voice," "Guitar," "Keyboards," "Loops & Percussion," "Sound FX" and "Orchestral" - not only spare music producers the trouble of combing through Prince's long-lauded output for sounds, but also help to encourage legal use of the Artist's samples. Instead of full-length songs, the Newfunk CDs offer hooks, beats, etc., all culled from various Prince songs, including a few well-known works from his '80s heyday, such as "Kiss," "Raspberry Beret," "When Doves Cry", "Erotic City" and more.
For a single payment of $700, producers will be able to sample the works featured on the CDs without fear of reprisal, copyright prosecution or additional royalties.

WHOA! now THAT is what I'd buy!

$700, though? neutral

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Reply #10 posted 01/03/11 4:30am

squirrelgrease

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TheDigitalGardener said:

"The Chocolate Invasion is put on hold 4 now, indefinitely. There was a problem with the manufacturing and until the bug is worked out, we'd rather not have u wondering when ur home would b invaded. As soon as we have any new info 2 report, u will b notified immediately. The members of the NPGMC deserve the best, thank u 4 ur patience."

Prince-speak for "Eh... It's gonna cost too much. We'll just put up the same stuff in lossy, restricted access wma files. Fams™ won't know the difference."

disbelief

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Reply #11 posted 01/03/11 7:20am

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Nkosquirrelgrease said:



TheDigitalGardener said:



"The Chocolate Invasion is put on hold 4 now, indefinitely. There was a problem with the manufacturing and until the bug is worked out, we'd rather not have u wondering when ur home would b invaded. As soon as we have any new info 2 report, u will b notified immediately. The members of the NPGMC deserve the best, thank u 4 ur patience."



Prince-speak for "Eh... It's gonna cost too much. We'll just put up the same stuff in lossy, restricted access wma files. Fams™ won't know the difference."



disbelief


Haha, I know, I like the NPGMC members deserve the best part. Oh really? Then just release the bloody thing then. Or give us it in lossless at least.
Maybe one day. neutral
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Reply #12 posted 02/22/11 5:54am

xt1000

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TheDigitalGardener said:

squirrelgrease said:

Yes, Prince has had plans to release box sets. The Chocolate Invasion set was shelved and so was a multi-volume sampling collection. Crystal Ball was a released box set.

Yeah, this would have been a nice thing to have in the collection instead of crappy mp3's.

This from NPGMC.......

The NPGMC announced in an online teaser the following CD titles / 7 CD collection (on 10/15/2003). Based on material (downloads for club members) from the paste years of The NPG Music Club, the previously club-only edition of the "One Nite Alone" (studio album/CD from 2002) and the so called 'web only MP3 release" album "Xpectation".

UPDATE 03/29/2004:
With the opening of the NPGMC's MUSICOLOGY STORE this set is likely withdrawn and cancelled, but the download store offerd 4 of the 7 CD's to download. Left are the collector's and independently released items "One Nite Alone - Solo Piano & Voice" (CD from 2002) and the NPG's "The War" (rare Maxi CD from 1998).

And then this from NPGMC....

UPDATE 11/15/2003 - according 2 the NPGMC:

"The Chocolate Invasion is put on hold 4 now, indefinitely. There was a problem with the manufacturing and until the bug is worked out, we'd rather not have u wondering when ur home would b invaded. As soon as we have any new info 2 report, u will b notified immediately. The members of the NPGMC deserve the best, thank u 4 ur patience."

IMO the NPGMC was pretty much a waste of my time and money, too few new tracks, merchandise FAR TOO expensive, users being banned and blocked for no real reason unless you agreed with the Mod's censored .......... then the classic ' there is no such thing as time' rolleyes to which the reply ' our membership can't run out then '. nana

Pretty piss poor effort really............... wall


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Reply #13 posted 02/22/11 6:12am

Graycap23

TheDigitalGardener said:

Again, from NPGMC.......

prince - Newfunk sampling CD series (7-CD set):


*** This set is so far NOT released! ***

The 4thcoming set contains 7 (!!!) CD´s with Prince samples from
over 700 Prince songs!
Sampled suites: bass, human voice, keyboards, loops & percussion,
sound fx, orchestral).
This DJ + Remixer´s dream comes alive 4 a onetime fee $700!

This seven-CD set of Prince samples for producers, DJs and the general public was announced in the year 2000 to be available "soon" from the orderline 1-800-NEW-FUNK but is so far not released and it's not clear if this set will ever be released.
The discs in the Newfunk Sampling CD Series - "Bass," "The Human Voice," "Guitar," "Keyboards," "Loops & Percussion," "Sound FX" and "Orchestral" - not only spare music producers the trouble of combing through Prince's long-lauded output for sounds, but also help to encourage legal use of the Artist's samples. Instead of full-length songs, the Newfunk CDs offer hooks, beats, etc., all culled from various Prince songs, including a few well-known works from his '80s heyday, such as "Kiss," "Raspberry Beret," "When Doves Cry", "Erotic City" and more.
For a single payment of $700, producers will be able to sample the works featured on the CDs without fear of reprisal, copyright prosecution or additional royalties.

7 bones 4 this is dirt CHEAP. I'd buy it in a heart beat........on the 1.

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