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Thread started 05/06/16 5:15am

GirlBrother

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The Rarest Prince Memorabilia: Mathieu Bitton's Collection

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Reply #1 posted 05/06/16 5:35am

DaveT

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Daaaaayum!! Would love to see the full collection, some amazing stuff here.

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Reply #2 posted 05/06/16 5:40am

FunkiestOne

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That was really interesting. I forgot all about the Strange Tales from the Rain LP.

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Reply #3 posted 05/06/16 6:15am

FUNKYNESS

I guess it is easy to have a rare collection like this if you are a 14 year old white boy with $1800 to spend on records. When I was 14, I was trying to help me family eat by hustling side jobs. I bought a real Black Album record for $50 in 1988.

Save America - Stop Illegal Immigration. God bless America. PEACE
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Reply #4 posted 05/06/16 6:21am

FUNKYNESS

I have one of those Undertaker CDs that was intentionally ruined - I figured out how to play it though

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Reply #5 posted 05/06/16 6:27am

djThunderfunk

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Wow, IMPRESSIVE!!

But, it doesn't give his address or the alarm codes to his house or anything else I need to know... lol lol lol


Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #6 posted 05/06/16 6:28am

emesem

I'm such a friggin idiot. I had that Gett Off one-side 12". Gave it away for some reason. (I think it was some girl).

Also had One Nite Alone piano and Live and in a fit of "simplifying" my life I chucked the digipak and box and just kept the CDs, inserts and ONA picture booklet. IDIOT.

(honestly tho i guess it doesnt matter because I would never sell them anyway).

Still have my Purple Vinyl Purple Rain album.

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Reply #7 posted 05/06/16 6:32am

McD

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FUNKYNESS said:

I guess it is easy to have a rare collection like this if you are a 14 year old white boy with $1800 to spend on records.



Yeah, good point.

Still, the best things in life are free and I'd take that set list ahead of any of the records be bought.
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Reply #8 posted 05/06/16 11:03am

Guitarhero

Sexy MF Knickers? lol

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Reply #9 posted 05/06/16 11:31am

RiotPaisley

I think it's interesting to note that his beef with WB sounds now like it was a bit more amicable that the media portrayals. His interview with Larry King also seemed to indicate that while they got where he was coming from and respected that, they still had to make money. My anger with them is just that they didn't let him put out as much as he wanted to when he wanted to. Who cares about market saturation! He obviously has some diehard loyal fans who would buy just about anything he put out NO MATTER what.

Damn I miss him.
Surprise, surprise.
Another treat. Another trick.
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Reply #10 posted 05/06/16 11:38am

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FUNKYNESS said:

I guess it is easy to have a rare collection like this if you are a 14 year old white boy with $1800 to spend on records. When I was 14, I was trying to help me family eat by hustling side jobs. I bought a real Black Album record for $50 in 1988.

Don't forget your Apollonia 6 cd, you bought that in the 80's too right?

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Reply #11 posted 05/06/16 12:01pm

thetimefan

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Great collection and cool they got to work on the Ultimate Prince set.
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Reply #12 posted 05/06/16 12:13pm

BanishedBrian

I get the exclusion of Erotic City, Purple Medley and Sexy MF, but can anyone explain why he didn't want 7 (acoustic) on the Ultimate CD?

No Candy 4 Me
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Reply #13 posted 05/06/16 12:36pm

NME01

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I get the exclusion of Erotic City, Purple Medley and Sexy MF, but can anyone explain why he didn't want 7 (acoustic) on the Ultimate CD?



Not sure, but I read a quote (on this site) from him about not wanting to perform it 'without Mayte'. Maybe the song has too many memories.
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Reply #14 posted 05/06/16 1:01pm

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Imagine if the Purple Rain remaster was issued in that tri-fold! That is awesome!

"I like to watch."
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Reply #15 posted 05/06/16 1:04pm

BanishedBrian

NME01 said:

BanishedBrian said:

I get the exclusion of Erotic City, Purple Medley and Sexy MF, but can anyone explain why he didn't want 7 (acoustic) on the Ultimate CD?

Not sure, but I read a quote (on this site) from him about not wanting to perform it 'without Mayte'. Maybe the song has too many memories.

Yes, that was from the recent Kevin Smith podcast. He said (back at the celebration) that it wouldn't be right to perform it because she's not here. Not allowing it on a hits compilation seems to take that to another level, which is why I was surprised. I was wondering if there might be something else about the song that might have conflicted with religious beliefs, etc.?

No Candy 4 Me
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Reply #16 posted 05/06/16 1:09pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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sulls said:

Imagine if the Purple Rain remaster was issued in that tri-fold! That is awesome!

that trifiold was like how ATWIAD was released i think i have is someplace... but in poor shape

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Reply #17 posted 05/06/16 1:49pm

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His boot collection has to be insane...and I'm not talking about heels!
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Reply #18 posted 05/06/16 1:59pm

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FUNKYNESS said:

I have one of those Undertaker CDs that was intentionally ruined - I figured out how to play it though

I've always been facinated by this. Care to elaborate?

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #19 posted 05/06/16 1:59pm

bluegangsta

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NME01 said:

BanishedBrian said:

I get the exclusion of Erotic City, Purple Medley and Sexy MF, but can anyone explain why he didn't want 7 (acoustic) on the Ultimate CD?

Not sure, but I read a quote (on this site) from him about not wanting to perform it 'without Mayte'. Maybe the song has too many memories.

He's performed it countless times since breaking up with Mayte though.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #20 posted 05/06/16 2:02pm

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bluegangsta said:

FUNKYNESS said:

I have one of those Undertaker CDs that was intentionally ruined - I figured out how to play it though

I've always been facinated by this. Care to elaborate?

Goo Gone will remove the shelack they applied to the playable side. I'm told toothpaste and nail polish remover does the trick as well... wink

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #21 posted 05/06/16 2:11pm

bluegangsta

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djThunderfunk said:

bluegangsta said:

I've always been facinated by this. Care to elaborate?

Goo Gone will remove the shelack they applied to the playable side. I'm told toothpaste and nail polish remover does the trick as well... wink

And that's literally it? Wow. Some security measure then...

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #22 posted 05/06/16 2:29pm

djThunderfunk

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bluegangsta said:

djThunderfunk said:

Goo Gone will remove the shelack they applied to the playable side. I'm told toothpaste and nail polish remover does the trick as well... wink

And that's literally it? Wow. Some security measure then...


Well, yeah. You do have to be careful not to scratch the disc, just like anytime you clean a disc, but, not too hard. wink

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #23 posted 05/06/16 2:32pm

djThunderfunk

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Reminds me, there was discussion here sometime back where some were saying they didn't/wouldn't clean their copy as if it was worth more as an unplayable collectible than a playable one. I'm still trying to figure that logic out... confuse

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Reply #24 posted 05/06/16 4:54pm

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GirlBrother said:

http://www.billboard.com/...pictures/1 So much cool stuff! cool

Great collection. Thank you for sharing.

If you set your mind free, baby, maybe you'd understand.
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Reply #25 posted 05/06/16 5:10pm

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BanishedBrian said:

I get the exclusion of Erotic City, Purple Medley and Sexy MF, but can anyone explain why he didn't want 7 (acoustic) on the Ultimate CD?



Because homeboy don't make sense sometimes that's why. "I'm a Jehovah's witness, so I don't want those songs on my greatest hits, but yeah I'll make my first few records with curse words available for download and reissue them on vinyl."
. <3 Prince <3
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Reply #26 posted 06/09/16 7:55am

Tangerine17

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FUNKYNESS said:

I guess it is easy to have a rare collection like this if you are a 14 year old white boy with $1800 to spend on records.



Yeah, good point.

Still, the best things in life are free and I'd take that set list ahead of any of the records be bought.


Someone sent me this a month and I rejoined the Prince.org to reply to you. In wasn't by any means a rich kid. Actually as I explained I had recently had my Bar Mitzvah (Jewish right of passage) and like a crazy kid I basically used all
The money I had (given to me in the form of gold coins I was supposed to save for 20 years) and bought the album. People thought I was completely nuts. But I would rather have an original Black Album than gold I guess. And speaking of things being free - as karma would have it - I recently worked on a big project with an ex WB employee who as a bonus, gave me the US Black Album he got as Prince's A&R guy in 87. So there you go. Have a great day. Mathieu
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Reply #27 posted 06/09/16 8:39am

bobgeorge77

FUNKYNESS said:

I guess it is easy to have a rare collection like this if you are a 14 year old white boy with $1800 to spend on records. When I was 14, I was trying to help me family eat by hustling side jobs. I bought a real Black Album record for $50 in 1988.

I was thinking that too. not sure how much I had at 14...not really thinking I would pay that much $ now for it either! (although his collection is quite spectacular!!)

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Reply #28 posted 06/09/16 9:10am

CalhounSq

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niiiiice!

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #29 posted 06/09/16 12:27pm

BlackandRising

FUNKYNESS said:

I guess it is easy to have a rare collection like this if you are a 14 year old white boy with $1800 to spend on records. When I was 14, I was trying to help me family eat by hustling side jobs. I bought a real Black Album record for $50 in 1988.

okay? When I was 14, I thought I was doing things by scraping together money to have my local record store order the "Little Red Corvette" ext version. I remember it was like $40 at the time incl shipping from England. I was broke for weeks.

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