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Thread started 06/09/18 4:11am

lonelyalien

Prince Cassette to CD

Does anyone know what the last thing released by prince was on cassette and the first thing released on the cd format? Are the cassettes worth anything to prince collectors I know its a shitty format but it was actually what was the most popular at his 80s peak for nostalgia if nothing else?

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Reply #1 posted 06/09/18 5:31am

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I can't comment on the last thing EVER produced on cassette, but the last 2 items I had on cassette from Prince were The War (thrown in free with my 1-800-New-Funk order) and a cassette single of him "Live in New York" if I remember correctly (he was on the cover, sitting on one of his clear amps).


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Reply #2 posted 06/09/18 5:37am

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Se7en said:

and a cassette single of him "Live in New York" if I remember correctly (he was on the cover, sitting on one of his clear amps).


Cool dont think I ever seen that.

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Reply #3 posted 06/09/18 7:00am

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lonelyalien said:



Se7en said:


and a cassette single of him "Live in New York" if I remember correctly (he was on the cover, sitting on one of his clear amps).




Cool dont think I ever seen that.




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Reply #4 posted 06/09/18 7:11am

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Wasn’t 1999 the first CD.....?.....?.....
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Reply #5 posted 06/09/18 8:02am

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sulls said:

lonelyalien said:

Cool dont think I ever seen that.

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Reply #6 posted 06/09/18 8:37am

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Wasn’t 1999 the first CD.....?.....?.....


May have been. The first pressing of 1999 omitted "DMSR" because of time constraints. I have that pressing as well as the subsequent one that included "DMSR".

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Reply #7 posted 06/09/18 1:50pm

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If I remember correctly the first single to be released on CD was the promo for If I Was Your Girlfriend.


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Reply #8 posted 06/09/18 1:55pm

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I’m pretty sure 3121 or maybe Musicology was the last album to be released on cassette. Check www.discogs.com for info like this, it’s a great resource and marketplace.

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Reply #9 posted 06/09/18 2:25pm

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greyhoodiegirl said:

I’m pretty sure 3121 or maybe Musicology was the last album to be released on cassette. Check www.discogs.com for info like this, it’s a great resource and marketplace.

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This is true. The last Prince release on cassette in the U.S. was Rave. Musicology was the last release in other countries.
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Reply #10 posted 06/09/18 2:41pm

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PurpleSkipper58 said:

Wasn’t 1999 the first CD.....?.....?.....


I think Purple Rain was the first album on CD. Don’t think 1999 was on CD until 85.
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Reply #11 posted 06/09/18 3:33pm

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greyhoodiegirl said:

I’m pretty sure 3121 or maybe Musicology was the last album to be released on cassette. Check www.discogs.com for info like this, it’s a great resource and marketplace. yes

Bloody hell I would never of guessed that I thought they would have stopped releasing cassettes way way before Musicology or 3121.

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Reply #12 posted 06/09/18 3:36pm

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I think the first Prince album to be released on cd was Around The World In A Day. I could be wrong as that was the first one that grabbed my attention as it was in one of those long cardboard sleeves that they used to prevent theft.

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Reply #13 posted 06/10/18 6:49am

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kingricefan said:

I think the first Prince album to be released on cd was Around The World In A Day. I could be wrong as that was the first one that grabbed my attention as it was in one of those long cardboard sleeves that they used to prevent theft.


IIRC, ATWIAD in the long foldout cardboard was the first CD.

The last cassette I remember seeing in record stores was Come. I also got NYC Live & The War on cassette from 1-800-New-Funk.

Of course, cassettes are back. In the last couple years they have reissued some of the 80s album on tape. I've seen the new 1999 & Purple Rain cassette reissues at my local shop.

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Reply #14 posted 06/10/18 7:58pm

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I remember seeing Emancipation on cassette. My mom's friend had it when it was released. I somewhat remember seeing Rave on cassette too.

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Reply #15 posted 06/11/18 4:16am

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TrivialPursuit said:

PurpleSkipper58 said:

Wasn’t 1999 the first CD.....?.....?.....


May have been. The first pressing of 1999 omitted "DMSR" because of time constraints. I have that pressing as well as the subsequent one that included "DMSR".

I have that one too. HOW could they have left off DMSR?!!!

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Reply #16 posted 06/11/18 6:10am

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sulls said:

TrivialPursuit said:


May have been. The first pressing of 1999 omitted "DMSR" because of time constraints. I have that pressing as well as the subsequent one that included "DMSR".

I have that one too. HOW could they have left off DMSR?!!!


I traded that one in when I got the CD reissue with the entire album. I kind of wish I'd saved for the collection, but, oh well.

The question is, who here picked up the UK import of the Risky Business soundtrack on CD because it had (an edit of) D.M.S.R.?

https://www.discogs.com/V...se/2081763



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Reply #17 posted 06/11/18 6:14am

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I got that for £1 a few years ago.

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Reply #18 posted 06/11/18 10:42am

TrivialPursuit

sulls said:

TrivialPursuit said:


May have been. The first pressing of 1999 omitted "DMSR" because of time constraints. I have that pressing as well as the subsequent one that included "DMSR".

I have that one too. HOW could they have left off DMSR?!!!


CDs initially had a 74-minute capacity so a song had to be cut. I agree that "DMSR" was the worst one to cut. Whey they were able to squeeze 6 more minutes out of a CD, subsequent pressings had the full album.

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Reply #19 posted 06/11/18 12:23pm

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djThunderfunk said:

sulls said:

I have that one too. HOW could they have left off DMSR?!!!


I traded that one in when I got the CD reissue with the entire album. I kind of wish I'd saved for the collection, but, oh well.

The question is, who here picked up the UK import of the Risky Business soundtrack on CD because it had (an edit of) D.M.S.R.?

https://www.discogs.com/V...se/2081763



That's surprising. I was certainly thinking Rippop would have been on the Showgirls soundtrack, but it wasn't. Was Private Joy on the Weird Science soundtrack? Yep - it was, by Cheyne.

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