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Thread started 05/06/16 9:54pm

Cloreen

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Where Do You Place "Girl 6" and "Black Album" In Your Prince Collection?

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1. If we shelve our CDs chronologically by release date, as most people do, the "Girl 6" soundtrack album should be placed after "Gold Experience." Do you place it there or at the far end of your Prince collection with the assorted singles, boots, compilations...?

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2. Chronologically by production "The Black Album" should be placed right after "Sign O The Times," but by release date it should be after "Come." Where do you have it on your shelf?

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Reply #1 posted 05/06/16 10:18pm

Goddess4Real

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With the Girl 6 Soundtrack I put in my Prince Associates section between Jill Jones and Vanity 6. It's one of my fav soundtracks because it has a crisps clear versions of Nasty Girl and Screams of Passion. With The Black Album I put it between Sign O' The Times and Lovesexy. Yes I have all my Prince albums in chronlogical order lol nuts

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Reply #2 posted 05/06/16 10:37pm

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For me, Girl 6 is just another version of The Hits/B-Sides. So, I put Girl 6 (and The Hits/B-Sides) in their chronological release date along with all of his other official releases.

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As for The Black Album, I don't consider that to be from 1994. For me, it is the best of what Prince was. In other words, late 1987. So his peak (for me) is For You through Lovesexy -- and The Black Album is included in that bunch.

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Reply #3 posted 05/06/16 11:54pm

TrivialPursuit

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I'm pretty particular in how I line up my vinyl and CDs. It's always chronological. A year or two ago, I've actually made a spreadsheet grid with all album & movie & single releases (not promos or white label stuff) listed with dates. That, along with catalog numbers, makes it easy to keep things in order, if desired.

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Girl 6 was released March 19, 1996.

The Black Album was officially released November 22, 1994. It's original date was December 10, 1987, I believe. I put it in the 1994 position in my collection. I used to put it in 1987, but it just didn't seem right. I hated that black space between SOTT & Lovesexy.

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When it comes to 90's stuff, it's a rather interesting reflection to sit back and look at the frequency and order of albums, etc that were released.

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Reply #4 posted 05/07/16 12:02am

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Place it the year it was released shrug
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Reply #5 posted 05/07/16 12:05am

thetimefan

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Mine are ordered by year of release. Although NEWS is seperate because it doesn't fit into a normal CD tower because of the cardboard case but I like the design though.
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Reply #6 posted 05/07/16 12:07am

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thetimefan said:

Mine are ordered by year of release. Although NEWS is seperate because it doesn't fit into a normal CD tower because of the cardboard case


This !! lol damn that strange CD holder
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Reply #7 posted 05/07/16 12:07am

friend2001

actually pretty far away from one another.

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Reply #8 posted 05/07/16 12:11am

Nickadoo

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I, personally, would put "Girl 6" alphabetically under G for movies that begin with the letter G. It's not really an official Prince album because it's not made up of predominanetnly new Prince music (even if that's the only reason I bought it).

The Black Album? I file all official releases chronologically by official release date. So the OFFICIAL Black Album goes with the other official releases in 1994. All the official releases will be followed by any bootlegs I might own (of which I own none, I swear, I've never bought a bootleg from anyone ever, but hypothetically speaking if I owned a bootleg), The Bootlegged Black Album (which I've never owned) which be filed somewhere between Prince and the Revolution Live at First Avenue 1983 (which I mean it, I don't own such a thing) and Prince Crystal Ball unofficial version (which, again, I don't know what you're even talking about).

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Reply #9 posted 05/07/16 12:14am

BoraBora



"The Black Album" has historically to be shelved between "SOTT" and "Lovesexy", no matter it was officially released 7 years later.



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Reply #10 posted 05/07/16 12:16am

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Yes, The Black Album between SOTT and Lovesexy, right where it belongs biggrin But i don´t own Girl 6 and have no intention to buy it, since I don´t like a(nother) collection of some Hits. I´m not a fan of this Best Of kind of thing.

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Reply #11 posted 05/07/16 12:17am

Nasalhair

I don't have "Girl 6" but I own and love "The Black Album", and my copy is filed where it was originally slated for release, so after "Sign O The Times", with "Lovesexy" in the next slot.
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Reply #12 posted 05/07/16 12:18am

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Yep, my Black album goes inbetween Sign o' The Times and Lovesexy. I'm pleased to see that WB feels the same way, as the vinyl reissue is indeed coming out in between those two albums. Traded my Girl 6 CD years ago, but I just filed it in the mid 90s there inbetween Gold and Old Friends 4 Sale.

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Reply #13 posted 05/07/16 12:23am

Bluu

Good question. Personally, I file them according to the year those albums were issued--helps me to keep the chronology of his releases straight in my head. So The Black Album I file as a 1994 release between Come and The Gold Experience, even though I know and have it mentally archived in my head that TBA was initially released and recalled in 1988.

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Reply #14 posted 05/07/16 2:09am

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The Black album I please between SOTT & Lovesexy

It made no impact in 1994 (that was all about the GOLD)

the music and the times of 1987-88 are totally affected by the Black album

Without it there would have been no Lovesexy

so it is placed between SOTT & Lovesexy

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Reply #15 posted 05/07/16 1:19pm

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The Black Album goes between Sign 'O' The Times and Lovesexy as most others have said. I file the Girl 6 CD at the end of my collection with the other soundtracks.

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Reply #16 posted 05/07/16 1:52pm

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Girl 6 is placed nowhere, just bunched with singles, etc.

Black album is after Lovesexy. I know it was due first, but as two sides of one project they are together and LS gets first place as the official one. I wouldn't monkey around with chronology for anything else, but I had a copy of that same album, cover, configuration at or near the time so it's 1988 all the way.
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Reply #17 posted 05/07/16 2:07pm

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Wow, very surprised that so many place "Black" album between "Sign O Times" and "Lovesexy."

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Forget about those who bootlegged it back in '88, the bottom line is most of us didn't hear the "Black" album until its release...after "Come" in 1994. It has to go there. That was the order in which most of us experienced Prince music.

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Consider this. If after all this Vault business is settled and Warners releases unheard tracks from 1992, are you going to now put that album after "Diamonds And Pearls" or at the end of the pack as a 2017 release? Have to do it chronologically by release date, no?

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Reply #18 posted 05/07/16 2:11pm

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Black Album absolutely goes between SOTT & Lovesexy.

Censorship is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it or how noble their motivation.
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Reply #19 posted 05/07/16 2:12pm

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The Black Album goes before Lovesexy.

That's how it was done during the entire Lovesexy tour.

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Reply #20 posted 05/07/16 2:14pm

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Cloreen said:

Wow, very surprised that so many place "Black" album between "Sign O Times" and "Lovesexy."

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Forget about those who bootlegged it back in '88, the bottom line is most of us didn't hear the "Black" album until its release...after "Come" in 1994. It has to go there. That was the order in which most of us experienced Prince music.

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Consider this. If after all this Vault business is settled and Warners releases unheard tracks from 1992, are you going to now put that album after "Diamonds And Pearls" or at the end of the pack as a 2017 release? Have to do it chronologically by release date, no?

Really? By 1988 it was pretty easy to find.

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Reply #21 posted 05/07/16 2:18pm

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I guess I'm an outlier here. I group "Girl 6" as a "Various Artists" compilation release alongside 1-800-NEW-FUNK and apart from the main Prince canon. The "Black Album" I have grouped by the year of official release (1994) between "Come" and "Gold Experience".

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Reply #22 posted 05/07/16 8:47pm

sexton

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paulludvig said:

Cloreen said:

Wow, very surprised that so many place "Black" album between "Sign O Times" and "Lovesexy."

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Forget about those who bootlegged it back in '88, the bottom line is most of us didn't hear the "Black" album until its release...after "Come" in 1994. It has to go there. That was the order in which most of us experienced Prince music.

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Consider this. If after all this Vault business is settled and Warners releases unheard tracks from 1992, are you going to now put that album after "Diamonds And Pearls" or at the end of the pack as a 2017 release? Have to do it chronologically by release date, no?

Really? By 1988 it was pretty easy to find.


I agree. From what I've read here, most of us found a copy of the Black Album long before its official release in 1994. My first copy was a cassette I bought from a street vendor with a picture of Prince wearing a dress on the cover.

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Reply #23 posted 05/07/16 9:08pm

Cloreen

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"Black" album easy to possess back then if you seek out bootlegs.

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I wasn't really into that with Prince. It's a road I never wanted to go down with him because I knew with all his unofficial material I could never ever be satisfied. No endgame if you choose to go down the Prince bootleg road.

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Reply #24 posted 05/07/16 9:20pm

McD

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Most hardcore Prince fans - even those not bootleg obsessed - owned the Black album, exactly as eventually released, way before 1994 and may find it odd to place it so randomly there in their collection.
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Reply #25 posted 05/07/16 9:21pm

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Girl 6 is the best greatest hit collection lol
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Reply #26 posted 05/07/16 9:22pm

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djThunderfunk said:

Black Album absolutely goes between SOTT & Lovesexy.


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It most certainly does. Without the blackness of The Black Album, there would be no white/purity for Lovesexy. The Black Album was a terribly kept secret, with songs from it played on the Lovesexy tour and the album mentioned during Partyman on the Nude tour.
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Reply #27 posted 05/08/16 6:06am

mightycow

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Girl 6 after TGE

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BA before Lovesexy

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Reply #28 posted 05/11/16 12:57am

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Cloreen said:

Wow, very surprised that so many place "Black" album between "Sign O Times" and "Lovesexy."

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Forget about those who bootlegged it back in '88, the bottom line is most of us didn't hear the "Black" album until its release...after "Come" in 1994. It has to go there. That was the order in which most of us experienced Prince music.

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Consider this. If after all this Vault business is settled and Warners releases unheard tracks from 1992, are you going to now put that album after "Diamonds And Pearls" or at the end of the pack as a 2017 release? Have to do it chronologically by release date, no?

Absolutely, I would place a 1992 vault disc in the 1992 section of my collection. Why wouldn't you?

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #29 posted 05/11/16 2:11am

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Black Album goes right between Lovesexy and SOTT in my timeline of Princology. Thats also when I first heard a boot of it and got deep obsessed.

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