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Thread started 01/03/12 3:24pm

Astasheiks

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How much is a Prince Album on Vinyl worth?

Something like 1999 or The Black Album on Vinyl...hee hee? biggrin

And when did the record companies stop making vinyl albums?

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Reply #1 posted 01/03/12 3:42pm

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Not a lot.

Vinyl is totally back, and from almost all new albums there is a CD and a vinyl. wink

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Reply #2 posted 01/03/12 3:47pm

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But then again I suppose it depends who wants them; like a Prince fanatic or collector of vinyl albums... cool razz

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Reply #3 posted 01/03/12 3:53pm

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Obviously, still-sealed and/or unplayed vinyl will be more sought-after and worth more than those used bin regulars that sell for a buck or two. Many of us still have our vinyl collections from back in the day, but those are probably all very played.

Go here and convert to your currency as needed for approximate value: http://sleevographia2.free.fr/

The rare exceptions bring top dollar, as they should. The collectors here can be more specific.

Vinyl manufacturing petered out because no one wanted them anymore. Cassettes and then CD killed the format. Vinyl is back as a nostalgia act, but that's about it. They're expensive to make because there are only a few plants left with the specialized equipment.

They do sound better, especially in the case of Prince's 80s stuff. I don't think anyone would argue that.

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Reply #4 posted 01/03/12 4:22pm

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i want a 12" boulvard promo of just as long as we'er together!

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Reply #5 posted 01/03/12 4:39pm

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It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable

an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up

Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.

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Reply #6 posted 01/03/12 5:38pm

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I recently got ATW IN A DAY vinyl on e bay for just 0.99 GBP (!)

Not a scratch on it and plays perfectly! Sleeve also in near excellent condition

Music from the 60s 70s 80s sounds awwwwwesome on vinyl cool
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Reply #7 posted 01/03/12 5:45pm

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bboy87 said:

It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable

an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up

Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.

All were used copies of PR or were some never used???

[Edited 1/3/12 17:46pm]

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Reply #8 posted 01/03/12 5:53pm

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Astasheiks said:

bboy87 said:

It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable

an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up

Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.

All were used copies of PR or were some never used???

[Edited 1/3/12 17:46pm]

All used, although I saw one in really good condition with the original wrapping plastic intact. They were all between $1.99-3.99

Back in August, I bought my copy of Sign o' The Times with the original wrapping plastic and price tag biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 01/03/12 6:33pm

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I bought the Lotusflow3r vinyl off a reputable vinyl seller.

Love vinyl always will coz I grew up with it.

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Reply #10 posted 01/03/12 6:36pm

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luv4u said:

I bought the Lotusflow3r vinyl off a reputable vinyl seller.

Love vinyl always will coz I grew up with it.

eek

It was released on vinyl?!

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Reply #11 posted 01/03/12 6:58pm

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Some of them with the inner sleeves and extras intact and in good condition could be worth something. Controversy with the poster inside comes to mind.

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Reply #12 posted 01/03/12 7:00pm

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bboy87 said:

luv4u said:

I bought the Lotusflow3r vinyl off a reputable vinyl seller.

Love vinyl always will coz I grew up with it.

eek

It was released on vinyl?!

See http://prince.org/msg/7/325401 and link within that thread.

And see http://prince.org/msg/9/325789

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Reply #13 posted 01/03/12 7:08pm

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bboy87 said:

luv4u said:

I bought the Lotusflow3r vinyl off a reputable vinyl seller.

Love vinyl always will coz I grew up with it.

eek

It was released on vinyl?!

http://sleevographia2.fre...pFRA11.htm

So was MPLSound..

http://sleevographia2.fre...0FRA11.htm

The double Lotus vinyl is a claimed limited edition of 2000 worldwide.

Copies are still easily found on ebay though these seem a bit pricey http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch...6.c0.m1538

I think my copies were £25 each and MPLSound cost me £20.

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Reply #14 posted 01/03/12 7:12pm

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never mind

[Edited 1/3/12 19:20pm]

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Reply #15 posted 01/03/12 7:33pm

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The albums released after the CD format became dominant (from Diamonds and Pearls onward) are worth more on vinyl than the earlier albums. Of the earlier albums, Controversy seems to be the hardest to find in a mint condition original pressing, but it doesn't really matter because the recent Rhino reissue sounds better anyway.

Beware of sealed vinyl. Just because nobody's opened it doesn't mean the record and inner sleeve are in perfect condition. In fact, if nobody has opened the record in twenty or thirty years, the most likely reason is that it's been sitting unnoticed in a box and no one has taken care of it.

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Reply #16 posted 01/03/12 8:14pm

Astasheiks

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bboy87 said:

Astasheiks said:

All were used copies of PR or were some never used???

[Edited 1/3/12 17:46pm]

All used, although I saw one in really good condition with the original wrapping plastic intact. They were all between $1.99-3.99

Back in August, I bought my copy of Sign o' The Times with the original wrapping plastic and price tag biggrin

Jam! eek They were all between $1.99-3.99 lol

I want one of these Purple Rain albums, hee hee!

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Reply #17 posted 01/03/12 8:17pm

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The rarest Prince vinyl is WX147 (it was never officially known as the balck album till later)

15 copies survived the pulping

back in 89 they were going for FIFTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS.

but i know of no one whom has one..


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Reply #18 posted 01/03/12 8:18pm

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bboy87 said:

It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable

an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up

Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.

you are refering to the reissue in 95...............

do your homework before answering

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Reply #19 posted 01/03/12 8:21pm

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bboy87 said:

It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable



an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up



Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.


Saw in my record store they have two vinyl copies of the black album one had actual designs and stuff on it!!!!! It's not blank it's some limited edition Japanese press or something it's 25$ definitely stealing that one they also have a regular black album with nothing, but wow that one is incredible!
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Reply #20 posted 01/03/12 9:13pm

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jonylawson said:

bboy87 said:

It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable

an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up

Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.

you are refering to the reissue in 95...............

do your homework before answering

WTF?

Of course I was referring to the 1994 reissue confused

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jonylawson said:

The rarest Prince vinyl is WX147 (it was never officially known as the balck album till later)

15 copies survived the pulping

back in 89 they were going for FIFTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS.

but i know of no one whom has one..


Your random cat number wx147 does not relate to the rarest copy of the black album at all.

See cat numbers here http://www.theblackalbum.info/

And before telling people to their homework before posting, maybe you should do yours.


[Edited 1/4/12 2:42am]

[Edited 1/4/12 2:46am]

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vvluvfunk said:

bboy87 said:

It depends. Rare pressings, picture discs, unopened and mint condition copies are always valuable

an official vinyl copy of The Black Album is worth a piece of change. I've seen it go for $50 and up

Purple Rain or 1999...not so much, every record store I've gone to has copies of Purple Rain. I'm talking STACKS.

Saw in my record store they have two vinyl copies of the black album one had actual designs and stuff on it!!!!!!! It's not blank it's some limited edition Japanese press or something it's 25$ definitely stealing that one they also have a regular black album with nothing, but wow that one is incredible!

All accurate Black Album info can be found here http://www.theblackalbum.info/, that Jap version with designs on it sounds like a bootleg.

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Reply #23 posted 01/04/12 2:49am

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"The Rainbow Children" on Vinyl is surely worth a lot. I'm still searching for it smile

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Reply #24 posted 01/04/12 3:04am

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CrystalVault said:

"The Rainbow Children" on Vinyl is surely worth a lot. I'm still searching for it smile

It is, it was limited to 1,000 copies.

I have watched copies sell on ebay for anything from £100 to over £300 for a sealed copy.

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Reply #25 posted 01/04/12 3:45am

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Obviously, still-sealed and/or unplayed vinyl will be more sought-after and worth more than those used bin regulars that sell for a buck or two. Many of us still have our vinyl collections from back in the day, but those are probably all very played.

Go here and convert to your currency as needed for approximate value: http://sleevographia2.free.fr/

The rare exceptions bring top dollar, as they should. The collectors here can be more specific.

Vinyl manufacturing petered out because no one wanted them anymore. Cassettes and then CD killed the format. Vinyl is back as a nostalgia act, but that's about it. They're expensive to make because there are only a few plants left with the specialized equipment.

They do sound better, especially in the case of Prince's 80s stuff. I don't think anyone would argue that.

That site rocks, never knew it existed, fantastic and fascinating stuff. Seems all my Kiwi and Aussie pressings of 80s Prince classics are quite rare, and are amazed by the fact, some of the Latin American pressings had one Prince song on one side and a song by someone else on the other!!! One record had kiss and a Van Halen song on the other side!!!!

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Reply #26 posted 01/04/12 4:11am

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I bought:

Dirty Mind,

Controversy,

1999

--- when these were re-released on heavy weight vinyl LPs last year.

I also bought Purple Rain vinyl from a few years back, released in 2009 iirc.

I love vinyls too. heart

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Reply #27 posted 01/04/12 4:14am

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Pics: biggrin

[img:$uid]http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1896/vinyls20101.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3277/vinyls.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #28 posted 01/04/12 4:49am

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I'm not sure if this is relevant to the conversation, but does anybody know 100% for sure whether the Musicology and 3121 vinyls are legitimate? I've heard yes and no on this site, but I can't seem to find any trustworthy information on them.

I checked this site ( http://sleevographia2.free.fr/ ), and it says there are legitimate promos, but I heard from many people on this site that they were all fake.

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Reply #29 posted 01/04/12 4:57am

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

I'm not sure if this is relevant to the conversation, but does anybody know 100% for sure whether the Musicology and 3121 vinyls are legitimate? I've heard yes and no on this site, but I can't seem to find any trustworthy information on them.

I checked this site ( http://sleevographia2.free.fr/ ), and it says there are legitimate promos, but I heard from many people on this site that they were all fake.

[Edited 1/4/12 4:52am]

According to those in the know http://prince.org/msg/7/299606 , Musicology officially exists on vinyl, but 3121 and Planet Earth are fakes.

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