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Thread started 07/24/10 1:22pm

lucas

buying it all back

I've been a fan for years, but recently I had to sell my official albums and singles collection when I hit hard times. Now that I've begun buying back my collection, I've started to notice that all those 'lists' I had in my head over the years as to what were my favorite albums, might have been wrong all along...for one simple reason: I could only buy back a few at a time, and so I bought them in order of what I felt I absolutely HAD to have first, second, etc...for example, I never would have thought that I liked New Power Soul more than Around the World in a Day, but when faced with the choice, I picked up NPS for the last five songs, which are just more fun for me to listen than Around the World in a Day, or Lovesexy. Not a better album obviously, but when push came to shove, I wanted it more.

We all have our favorites, but if you lost your collection and had to rebuild one at a time, which do you think would REALLY get top priority? Below is the way I went, each weekend at a time. All I had to begin with was my downloads, bootlegs, and two of the hits collections.

1st BUY:

20Ten (obviously because it just came out)

Gold Experience

Emancipation

Crystal Ball

Parade

2nd BUY

Sign o The Times

Exodus

Planet Earth

Musicology

LotusFlower/MPLSound

3rd BUY:

Come

Graffiti Bridge

1999

Purple Rain

Around/Day

Lovesexy

4th BUY:

Symbol

Diamonds and Pearls

Rave

Chaos/Disorder

The Vault

5th BUY:

Black Album

Batman

One Night Alone

NEED TO PICK UP:

One Night Alone...Live (only waited on this because of expense, would have been sooner)

For You

Prince

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Rainbow Children

(Some of) the singles

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Reply #1 posted 07/24/10 1:23pm

Spinlight

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Who did you sell them to?

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Reply #2 posted 07/24/10 2:31pm

polkadotbliss

your too honest

download em' wink

in fairness-you did already pay for em all once

so i wouldn't feel bad

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Reply #3 posted 07/24/10 2:55pm

Militant

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I'd probably buy them chronologically, lol. Just because I'm weird like that.

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Reply #4 posted 07/24/10 3:47pm

squirrelgrease

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Interesting perspective.

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #5 posted 07/24/10 4:17pm

Alguy

1

Purple Rain

Dirty Mind

Parade

prince

the Gold Experience

2

Sign O the Times

3121

Black Album

Lovesexy

3

Planet Earth

Emancipation

Controversy

Really, the rest is optional.

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Reply #6 posted 07/24/10 4:17pm

Alguy

polkadotbliss said:

your too honest

download em' wink

in fairness-you did already pay for em all once

so i wouldn't feel bad

Here here!

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Reply #7 posted 08/01/10 6:28pm

ernestsewell

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I'd probably buy them chronologically, lol. Just because I'm weird like that.

Nah, it's a good way to approach it for sure. It assures you get everything, especially if you're going to delve back into getting 12" singles, etc.

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Reply #8 posted 08/01/10 6:54pm

MikeyB71

I lost pretty much my entire collection a few years back, music, memorabilia the lot.

Despite a couple of times that i found a bargain or something really rare, i bought as much as i could in chronological order.

Even going as far as buying the cd singles, vinyl, memorabilia etc that was related to the album i was buying at the time. And as Ernest pointed out, it made sure i did not overlook a release by mistake, especially when it came to multiple versions of singles for example.

Once i had all the official releases, i started once more on the collecting of bootlegs.

Overall, quite a task. But an enjoyable and interesting one.

[Edited 8/1/10 18:58pm]

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