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Thread started 03/08/17 1:08am

jaypotton

What is your preferred format for vault releases

Not asking about physical vs download and not asking about specific tracks etc.

I am interested on the way in which songs are collected and which approach people would prefer?

Here are some examples, you may have other ideas...

1. Remastered deluxe editions of every Prince album (as per upcoming Purple Rain) with additional CD(s) of out takes and unreleased vault tracks from relevant era.

2. Standalone vault releases that only contain unreleased songs grouped together by era/year they were recorded.

3. Standalone vault releases that group unreleased songs together by "theme" (what I mean here is, for example, Madhouse and Jazzy tracks together rather than mixed with different styles)

4. Original versions of albums that did not get released such as The Rebels, Dream Factory, Crystal Ball, 1989 Rave Unto, 1993 Come, The Dawn (if it ever existed), Madrid 2 Chicago (if it ever existed) Etc

5. Some other approach?

And yes theoretically you could do 1, 2 or 3, and 4 at the same time due to the volume of songs in the Vault (but I guess to make it viable each release needs a few "big/very desired" tracks that are the main "draw" for people.
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Reply #1 posted 03/08/17 2:07am

TheEnglishGent

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I don't care how they're released, I just want to hear as much as possible before I leave this mortal plane.

RIP sad
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Reply #2 posted 03/08/17 2:58am

CherryMoon57

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I would prefer : 2. Standalone vault releases that only contain unreleased songs grouped together by era/year they were recorded.

A nice format for everyone who wants to easily see the song's place in Prince's history.

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Reply #3 posted 03/08/17 3:20am

JorisE73

2. and definitely 4.

5. FLAC releases with PDF artwork for every concert recorded and DVD\Blu-Ray releases of Pro shot concerts.

[Edited 3/8/17 3:20am]

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Reply #4 posted 03/08/17 3:22am

Krid

Online streaming in HiFi quality, and FLAC downloads!

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Reply #5 posted 03/08/17 6:01am

jaypotton

Krid said:

Online streaming in HiFi quality, and FLAC downloads!



Thanks but I was not asking about the technical delivery, I was interested in the collection/collation method.
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Reply #6 posted 03/08/17 8:31am

partyup77

#2 and #4

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Reply #7 posted 03/08/17 8:44am

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CD albums, as they were originally intended.

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Reply #8 posted 03/08/17 8:47am

mbdtyler

Definitely #2. It would be cool to hear the studio albums remastered, but I don't want to have to buy each set just to own the unreleased material in a non-digital format. #4 would also be nice, especially if they came with the artwork (even just placeholder art) that Prince intended them to have, and any sort of in depth liner notes detailing the album-making process.

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Reply #9 posted 03/08/17 9:17am

fortuneandsere
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Krid said:

Online streaming in HiFi quality, and FLAC downloads!

All online streaming is the same quality, equal to CD quality in terms of what we can hear.

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Reply #10 posted 03/08/17 9:31am

LonelyStarfish

1 & 4

Sign o the times deluxe: dream factory edition, for example. I don't want option 3
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Reply #11 posted 03/14/17 10:23am

Krid

jaypotton said:

Krid said:

Online streaming in HiFi quality, and FLAC downloads!

Thanks but I was not asking about the technical delivery, I was interested in the collection/collation method.

Sorry, misread this - guess I am still dreaming about an "all (vault) doors open NPG music club" for a flat fee - a TIDAL for Prince afficionados with music and (live) videos and interviews etc...

But if things get released physically, then I would prefer 1 and 4 (and hopefully both in a remastered form that improves on the CD sounds currently available...)

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Reply #12 posted 03/14/17 10:29am

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CD Box Sets with OG album remastered and all the era's unreleased songs

on separate discs. they need to include one live show pr release too.

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Reply #13 posted 03/14/17 10:52am

Kara

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#2 and #4 are what I would prefer. I think #1 is more likely, though, and I'd be satisfied with that, too. #3 is the only one I'm averse to. I don't want different eras mixed up.
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Reply #14 posted 03/14/17 11:00am

IstenSzek

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TheEnglishGent said:

I don't care how they're released, I just want to hear as much as possible before I leave this mortal plane.


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Reply #15 posted 03/14/17 11:07am

fortuneandsere
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IstenSzek said:

TheEnglishGent said:

I don't care how they're released, I just want to hear as much as possible before I leave this mortal plane.


yeahthat

Not if they're bootlegs with god awful quality, that are offensive to P's legacy, tasteful music listeners, audiophiles (the ones who find bad quality painful to listen to, not the 'placebo effect' ones).

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Reply #16 posted 03/14/17 2:32pm

sulls

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IstenSzek said:

TheEnglishGent said:

I don't care how they're released, I just want to hear as much as possible before I leave this mortal plane.


yeahthat

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Reply #17 posted 03/14/17 2:48pm

TheEnglishGent

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fortuneandserendipity said:

IstenSzek said:


yeahthat

Not if they're bootlegs with god awful quality, that are offensive to P's legacy, tasteful music listeners, audiophiles (the ones who find bad quality painful to listen to, not the 'placebo effect' ones).

well, obviously. You never know, I might even like the original In A Large Room With No Light, if I finally got to hear it in decent quality. Can't stand shitty mulit-generation copies.

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Reply #18 posted 03/14/17 3:09pm

TKO

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A 10cd boxset including 100-120 best recordings from the Vault.

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Reply #19 posted 03/14/17 3:12pm

TKO

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And call it just THE VAULT Collection. Everybody will know what you are talking about. Just selling 100,000 box-sets for let's say $100 and it would be great business for his fam.

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Reply #20 posted 03/14/17 3:49pm

christobole

No question: 2 and 4!

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Reply #21 posted 03/14/17 5:10pm

Iamtheorg

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Reply #22 posted 03/14/17 5:27pm

Welcome2daRevo
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I am still dreaming about an "all (vault) doors open NPG music club" for a flat fee - a TIDAL for Prince afficionados with music and (live) videos and interviews etc...



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