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Thread started 03/13/12 12:33pm

electricberet

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Another Black Album CD Longbox

I mentioned in another thread that an original CD longbox of the 1987 Black Album release sold on eBay for $7,500 recently. Well, someone is now offering a different one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2...500wt_1413


Before anyone gets angry at me, no, I am not the seller, and yes, I wish this wasn't so expensive (so that I might actually be able to buy it). The opening bid is GBP 1,500.

The Census Bureau estimates that there are 2,518 American Indians and Alaska Natives currently living in the city of Long Beach.
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Reply #1 posted 03/13/12 5:07pm

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I wonder just how many of these things really were produced.

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Reply #2 posted 03/13/12 5:17pm

electricberet

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TheDigitalGardener said:

I wonder just how many of these things really were produced.

That's a good question. Our own Princepedia says that "hundreds of thousands of copies were pressed" but "a few escaped destruction." The problem is that we have no way of knowing how many escaped destruction. Some unknown former WB employee might have a whole box of them in his closet that he hasn't told anyone about. I wish I had worked at Warner Brothers the day the album release was cancelled.

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Reply #3 posted 03/13/12 5:30pm

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electricberet said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

I wonder just how many of these things really were produced.

I wish I had worked at Warner Brothers the day the album release was cancelled.

Or worked at the record pressing plant. lol

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Reply #4 posted 03/15/12 9:25am

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My Sister in Law did work at WB UK on the day (In HR), but she never got a sniff of it.

I did get the original vinyl, but from the WB rep that used to deliver to my town. In fact, I got it a week before the release date as the reps had the copy in ther car to tout to independent shops to get them to place orders. He said they had one to play so they could prove it was acutally a Prince record.

Because I got an original vinyl, I never bothered to try for the CD.

In theory, the CD is rarer, as less were pressed, let alone survived. But personally, The vinyl is were it is at. The bass is much hotter.

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Reply #5 posted 03/15/12 9:43am

electricberet

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SquirrelMeat said:

My Sister in Law did work at WB UK on the day (In HR), but she never got a sniff of it.

I did get the original vinyl, but from the WB rep that used to deliver to my town. In fact, I got it a week before the release date as the reps had the copy in ther car to tout to independent shops to get them to place orders. He said they had one to play so they could prove it was acutally a Prince record.

Because I got an original vinyl, I never bothered to try for the CD.

In theory, the CD is rarer, as less were pressed, let alone survived. But personally, The vinyl is were it is at. The bass is much hotter.

Does the 1987 vinyl pressing sound any different from the 1994 pressing? I have heard that the CD pressings sound identical.

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Reply #6 posted 03/16/12 3:42am

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electricberet said:

SquirrelMeat said:

My Sister in Law did work at WB UK on the day (In HR), but she never got a sniff of it.

I did get the original vinyl, but from the WB rep that used to deliver to my town. In fact, I got it a week before the release date as the reps had the copy in ther car to tout to independent shops to get them to place orders. He said they had one to play so they could prove it was acutally a Prince record.

Because I got an original vinyl, I never bothered to try for the CD.

In theory, the CD is rarer, as less were pressed, let alone survived. But personally, The vinyl is were it is at. The bass is much hotter.

Does the 1987 vinyl pressing sound any different from the 1994 pressing? I have heard that the CD pressings sound identical.

The 1987 and 1994 versions of both the CDs and the vinyl LPs sound identical (as the same original 1987 masters were re-used for the 1994 release). Which is why the 1994 CDs sound a bit quiet and lack brightness by 1994 standards.

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Reply #7 posted 03/19/12 5:35am

funkylust

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Current bid

GBP 1,801.00

Reserve not yet met...

1 day to go... Will there be a phantom bidder who will take it through the roof!?

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Reply #8 posted 03/20/12 8:34pm

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Looks like the bidding ended and the reserve price was not met. I wonder if he will relist it with a lower reserve price.

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Reply #9 posted 04/12/12 7:11am

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FYI, this was relisted and sold for US $7,500.00

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Reply #10 posted 04/12/12 8:48am

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funkylust said:

FYI, this was relisted and sold for US $7,500.00

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Reply #11 posted 04/12/12 12:34pm

electricberet

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funkylust said:

FYI, this was relisted and sold for US $7,500.00

Really? I thought that was the earlier one (which didn't have a picture but was claimed to be sealed).

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Reply #12 posted 04/13/12 9:12am

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I think that two auctions are being confused here:

The initial auction (Canadian seller) realised $7500... however, the buyer may want to comment on this auction.

I listed my copy, (UK seller) it didn't reach its reserve in auction, but I sold privately afterwards.

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Reply #13 posted 04/13/12 3:20pm

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Oh oksy my mid understanding. eBay had a button h
That said this item has been relisted. That subsequent link showed me the $7500 sale...
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Reply #14 posted 04/14/12 7:39am

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Sale ended

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