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Thread started 02/08/17 2:18pm

SignOthetimes1
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STRANGE TALES FROM THE RAIN

I love this double vinyl, a Japanese promo.

I read that it was only pressed in 500 copies.

does anyone else on here have it and what do think?

it doesnt include anything ultra rare but is just so nice the way it flows.

love the concept. on various sites people pay up $600 for it now. crazy.

the fold out album cover=awesome too.

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Reply #1 posted 02/08/17 4:40pm

TrivialPursuit

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I remember my aunt telling me she saw this in the record store back in the day. I didn't believe her at first because it didn't make sense. I really didn't know about limited releases, etc. Fast forward to the years of the internet and I learned it was indeed real. I've seen copies closer to $1000 before Prince's death. It is very, very rare. Basically the songs from the movie, album versions, in the order they're in the movie, plus other older tracks. It's definitely a collector's item, and I've rarely heard anyone here ever mention it, or having it.

To my knowledge, it's no special versions or demos. It's by their respective artists.

Side 1:

Let’s Go Crazy

Jungle Love

Take Me With U

The Beautiful Ones

God

When Doves Cry


Side 2:

Computer Blue

Darlin’ Nikki (spelling error by WB)

Sex Shooter

The Bird

Purple Rain

I Would Die 4 U

Baby I’m A Star


Side 3:
Soft and Wet

I Wanna Be Your Lover

Sexy Dancer

Uptown

Dirty Mind

Do Me, Baby



Side 4:

Sexuality

Controversy

1999

Little Red Corvette

Delirious

The Glamorous Life

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #2 posted 02/08/17 4:53pm

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I´ve seen it several times at record fairs in the early 90s and the price was way below 600 dollars.

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Reply #3 posted 02/08/17 5:20pm

TrivialPursuit

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KoolEaze said:

I´ve seen it several times at record fairs in the early 90s and the price was way below 600 dollars.


I went to a record fair recently. They had a LOT of Prince plastered up on the walls. I saw 3 vinyl boots. Charade, some 1987 aftershow, and that one boot where Prince has 3 faces melded together.


(PS Apparently this photo I googled is from SquirrelMeat's Photobucket).

Anyhoo - it's rare, but I'm not sure how much I'd be willing to pay for it.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #4 posted 02/08/17 5:21pm

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I picked this up, and its sibling 'His Majesty's Pop Life' for £80 each in '87. That was expensive then. They always commanded top dollar. I sold them in 2005 for considerably more.

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Reply #5 posted 02/08/17 6:37pm

SignOthetimes1
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SquirrelMeat said:

I picked this up, and its sibling 'His Majesty's Pop Life' for £80 each in '87. That was expensive then. They always commanded top dollar. I sold them in 2005 for considerably more.

yeah, I've been looking at "His Majesty's Pop Life" but dont have the $$ right now.

it's super expensive.

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Reply #6 posted 02/08/17 7:08pm

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how much r they going for today?

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Reply #7 posted 02/08/17 7:42pm

SignOthetimes1
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luvsexy4all said:

how much r they going for today?

His Majesty's Poplife $355

Strange Tales From The Rain $650

(from a reputible site).

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Reply #8 posted 02/09/17 3:18am

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SignOthetimes1987 said:

luvsexy4all said:

how much r they going for today?

His Majesty's Poplife $355

Strange Tales From The Rain $650

(from a reputible site).

Wasn´t there also a Japanese promo CD called "Crown Jewels" ? I think that one was pretty expensive, even back then.

And then there´s that "My Name Was Prince" CD, also a promo and very rare.

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Reply #9 posted 02/09/17 3:20am

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I liked the look of the album sleeve of Strange Tales from the Rain (the name was a bit odd though, wasn´t it? )

The colors, the pictures of Apollonia, Prince, The Time, that whole Purple Rain era look.

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Reply #10 posted 02/09/17 3:22am

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KoolEaze said:

SignOthetimes1987 said:

His Majesty's Poplife $355

Strange Tales From The Rain $650

(from a reputible site).

Wasn´t there also a Japanese promo CD called "Crown Jewels" ? I think that one was pretty expensive, even back then.

And then there´s that "My Name Was Prince" CD, also a promo and very rare.

There are a few promo albums http://www.princevault.co...omo_Albums

The Crown Jewels wasn't Japanese.

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Reply #11 posted 02/09/17 4:24am

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this was a common ie:easily find-able..

record for REAL vinyl/cassette collectors in the 90's.

TrivialPursuit said:

KoolEaze said:

I´ve seen it several times at record fairs in the early 90s and the price was way below 600 dollars.


I went to a record fair recently. They had a LOT of Prince plastered up on the walls. I saw 3 vinyl boots. Charade, some 1987 aftershow, and that one boot where Prince has 3 faces melded together.


(PS Apparently this photo I googled is from SquirrelMeat's Photobucket).

Anyhoo - it's rare, but I'm not sure how much I'd be willing to pay for it.

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #12 posted 04/04/17 3:00pm

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SignOthetimes1987 said:



luvsexy4all said:


how much r they going for today?



His Majesty's Poplife $355


Strange Tales From The Rain $650


(from a reputible site).



I still have my Strange Tales but I recently sold one of my His Magestys Pop Life copies for £500, to another collector who is also Prince mad!
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Reply #13 posted 04/04/17 7:20pm

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I would LOVE to get my hands on this thing.
to be honest though by looking at the tracklist...damn this is what the Purple Rain album

SHOULD'VE BEEN!

The tracklist is almost near perfect with having all of the songs straight from

the movie in order (God after The Beautiful Ones?... I'll take it) then you got Sides C/D with songs from his first 5 albums w/ A Glamorous Life as a last track for Side D

and not to mention the cover art plus it's an open fold album with pictures from PR and whatnot, i mean who can go wrong with that??

if i were ballin' with money again i would have to hunt down for this thing razz

[Edited 4/4/17 19:44pm]

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Reply #14 posted 04/04/17 8:06pm

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No Modernaire?
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Reply #15 posted 04/04/17 8:39pm

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datdude said:

No Modernaire?

Ah i forgot about that one! well the album would've been TOO perfect if it included Modernaire (after Take Me With U). I have downloaded this promo, added this version of the song as track 4 and pretended its in the actual album. lol

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