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Thread started 03/27/07 11:22pm

moviemaster

Looking for a special edition of Symbol album (never seen it again since 1995)

Does anybody know about a very special edition of the symbol album which is a 2CD edition with extra tracks/remixes and a different tracklist? It is a long blue velvet box. I saw it in a special gift fair back in 1995 (I was 18 and stupid and didn't buy, it was very expensive though, European edition or something, but it was NOT bootleg). I am looking for it since... Any info appreciated, thanks....
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Reply #1 posted 03/28/07 1:05am

BorisFishpaw

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There is no such item.

There was never any 2 CD version of the symbol album released anywhere.
If something like this does exist then it is definitely a bootleg.
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Reply #2 posted 03/28/07 1:49am

3121

I remember seeing a special edition of the symbol album in Sam Goody - its was a purple box with a gold leaf style symbol on the cover. What was that? just a limited edition packaging?
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Reply #3 posted 03/28/07 2:44am

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There was a limited edition version of the prince album which came in a
gold box with a purple symbol on the front.
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Reply #4 posted 03/28/07 3:12am

SoulAlive

3121 said:

I remember seeing a special edition of the symbol album in Sam Goody - its was a purple box with a gold leaf style symbol on the cover. What was that? just a limited edition packaging?


I have this lol It's just fancy packaging,no bonus tracks or anything.
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Reply #5 posted 03/28/07 3:13am

3121

SoulAlive said:

3121 said:

I remember seeing a special edition of the symbol album in Sam Goody - its was a purple box with a gold leaf style symbol on the cover. What was that? just a limited edition packaging?


I have this lol It's just fancy packaging,no bonus tracks or anything.



i always wanted to get it but i was just a kid. couldnt afford it!
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Reply #6 posted 03/28/07 6:28am

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I got this one, but it's not an official Release.....:





Then there is this one to, but it's not mine.....:



And then - there is the limited Edition in gold.....:





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Reply #7 posted 03/28/07 6:37am

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BestMusic4meandU said:


This is the one I have. I'm not a collector of rare items really, and usually I'm happy to trade/sell/give away, but I like this one too much (along with my Batcan).
I am one of the Orgeanic 6
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Reply #8 posted 03/28/07 2:58pm

BorisFishpaw

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Yeah, the gold one is the only official special edition version of the prince album.
The other ones are unofficial.
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Reply #9 posted 03/28/07 3:03pm

Illustrator

I'm unofficial.
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Reply #10 posted 03/28/07 8:07pm

ARJUN

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booyah said:

BestMusic4meandU said:


This is the one I have. I'm not a collector of rare items really, and usually I'm happy to trade/sell/give away, but I like this one too much (along with my Batcan).



i have one of these autographed by the band when i met them at sam goody in nyc.
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Reply #11 posted 03/28/07 10:16pm

moviemaster

I'll take my 2CD comment back, I am not so sure about that.

But it was a long box (blue/purple velvet) and without symbol on it. Definitely Warner Bros. (engrossed on the back), I remember that very clearly, it can not be bootleg.

Anyways, never seen again, but thank you all for your replies,

I guess I will never see it again. (just like I missed the 3121 experience).
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Reply #12 posted 03/29/07 6:44am

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Hmmmm - kind of purple velvet is on this one - AND - the CD's inside are official, but the whole Release I think - it's not.





This "Box" is long and purple, but not official.
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DON'T 4GET 2 LISTEN 2 PRINCE & LEARN !!
IF ANYBODY ASKS U - U BELONG 2 PRINCE !
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Reply #13 posted 03/29/07 6:51am

SoulAlive

booyah said:

BestMusic4meandU said:


This is the one I have. I'm not a collector of rare items really, and usually I'm happy to trade/sell/give away, but I like this one too much (along with my Batcan).


Yeah,I have this one too.I bought it in 1994 at Sam Goody.Surprisingly,it was marked down to only $12 (the price of a regular CD).In 1992,when it was first released,I saw it at record stores for about $30.

Even though it doesn't contain any bonus tracks,it's a nice item to have.The packaging is very lavish.
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Reply #14 posted 03/29/07 1:46pm

PacManPlus

I actually have a version of the prince album that is called a 'clean version - playable in store' with the dirty words in each song edited out smile
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