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Thread started 04/11/19 3:14pm

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Versace Tape - [Discussion Here]

Oh my GOD loving it !!
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Reply #1 posted 04/11/19 3:48pm

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Sticky thumbs up!

I am getting that cassette cool

Previous discussion (self-locked): http://prince.org/msg/7/458453


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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #2 posted 04/11/19 4:06pm

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Reply #3 posted 04/11/19 4:43pm

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^^^^^ omfg

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Reply #4 posted 04/11/19 11:33pm

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Electric Fetus seems to be the only record store selling the purple version of teh cassette, could anyone hook me up with one of those?

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Reply #5 posted 04/12/19 5:54am

TrevorAyer

remix of gold? i thought it was an edit

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Reply #6 posted 04/12/19 12:14pm

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Prince
His Majesty's Pop Life/Purple Mix Club (Warner Bros.)
The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) (Legacy Recordings)

We may have yet to see the real treasures that abound in the mythical vault of the late Prince Rogers Nelson. But this slow drip of titles from inside its confines is moving along at a swagger as cool as its creator. And this RSD, two true holy grails will be up for grabs and will surely have hardcore Prince fans up bright and early Saturday morning. From Warner Bros. comes a highly rare Japanese import from the Around The World in a Day era. Originally released in an increment of 500 copies, this four-sided remix album features different versions of such beloved Purple faves as "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette" and the complete "Erotic City." Meanwhile, Legacy Recordings comes through with one of the hardest-to-find Prince Easter eggs in existence. Initially created as a gift for people who attended Gianni Versace's Fashion Week exhibit in Paris just before the release of his Gold Experience LP in 1995, The Versace Experience cassette is a career-spanning mixtape containing unique snippet versions of several Gold tracks, exclusive material from the New Power Generation and songs from the guitarist's unsung fusion group Madhouse.



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Reply #7 posted 04/12/19 12:25pm

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They should have put that cassette on wax smh
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Reply #8 posted 04/12/19 2:11pm

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I like that it's a faithful reissue of the original cassette. Maybe it will get a vinyl release on Cassette Store Day later this year.

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Reply #9 posted 04/12/19 10:32pm

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What about "His Majesty's Pop Life/The Purple Mix Club"? How much is that going to cost?

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Reply #10 posted 04/13/19 12:55am

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purplemajesty23 said:

What about "His Majesty's Pop Life/The Purple Mix Club"? How much is that going to cost?

It's £30 in the UK.

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Reply #11 posted 04/13/19 7:23am

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sexton said:

Maybe it will get a vinyl release on Cassette Store Day later this year.


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Reply #12 posted 04/13/19 8:12am

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Just back from my first Record Store Day experience. It was totally worth waiting in line outside the store for over an hour. Got the 2 Prince releases I went for and a couple other things I couldn't pass up (the Parliaments 10" is sweeeeet!).

These releases are much cooler than the UK single disc 1999 LP from last year, but, it would be really nice if they'd do an RSD of something other than a reissue. How about a 12" for "The War"? Or a 10" of "F.U.N.K."/"Turn Me Loose" I dunno, just an idea.

I really like how the Record Store Day sticker on the Prince record has been changed to Wrecka Stow Day. Cool detail!!

My haul...
















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Reply #13 posted 04/13/19 9:25am

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Feel sickened. Queued and queued. They’d gone by the time I got in, yet already there are hundreds on eBay. Going for well above what they cost. Meaning hundreds of horrors or bastards who went to buy things, not even to have them but to make a profit on eBay. DOOMED!!!
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Reply #14 posted 04/13/19 9:48am

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Yeah.... there were a bunch of ebayers ahead of me in line. Even with a 1 each limit at my store, some stuff was gone b4 we got in. Lucky for me those guys wanted Dylan and Pearl Jam, we had plenty of Prince when I went through.

EDIT: Mikey, check your store(s) again tomorrow and Mon and Tues, etc... At my store they get more shipments in the days following RSD and often have stuff that they sold out of on SAT.



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Reply #15 posted 04/13/19 10:04am

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I didn't find the cassette at the record store but there was several His Majesty's Pop Life/Purple Mix Club vinyls.
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Reply #16 posted 04/13/19 10:38am

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Man, went to three record stores in Richmond and all of them sold out of the Versace experience cassette. I did manage to grab a couple of His Majesty POP Life vinyls but that’s it.
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Reply #17 posted 04/13/19 10:52am

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djThunderfunk said:

Yeah.... there were a bunch of ebayers ahead of me in line. Even with a 1 each limit at my store, some stuff was gone b4 we got in. Lucky for me those guys wanted Dylan and Pearl Jam, we had plenty of Prince when I went through.



EDIT: Mikey, check your store(s) again tomorrow and Mon and Tues, etc... At my store they get more shipments in the days following RSD and often have stuff that they sold out of on SAT.



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There’s only the one independent in Preston, Action (world famous) - gonna call them Monday and see if they have any and nip down if they do. It’s frightening how many are on eBay. My flabbers are gasted.
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Reply #18 posted 04/13/19 11:03am

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Tape was gone by the time i had a look, ah well. His Majesty's Pop Life was gone as well but tbh i dont think i was willing to pay 40 odd euro for it, was going to decide in person. Ill probably just buy some old single i dont have instead. Hope it sounds good though!
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Reply #19 posted 04/13/19 11:10am

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mikeyaddict said:

djThunderfunk said:

Yeah.... there were a bunch of ebayers ahead of me in line. Even with a 1 each limit at my store, some stuff was gone b4 we got in. Lucky for me those guys wanted Dylan and Pearl Jam, we had plenty of Prince when I went through.

EDIT: Mikey, check your store(s) again tomorrow and Mon and Tues, etc... At my store they get more shipments in the days following RSD and often have stuff that they sold out of on SAT.



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There’s only the one independent in Preston, Action (world famous) - gonna call them Monday and see if they have any and nip down if they do. It’s frightening how many are on eBay. My flabbers are gasted.

Similar for me. I have one record store an hours drive away. I knew some were camping the night as it was on the stores twitter feed, but obviously I didn't know what they wanted. By 5.30am they had 40 people in their queue. I knew they only had 4 copies of the cassette and 6 copies of Pop Life so I knew my chances weren't good. As I suspected when I spoke to the owner when I got there, I was infomed that even if I'd have got there at 6.00am I wouldn't have got what I wanted. I had to drive a 2 hour journey for nothing, and then I see hundreds on ebay. Non fans buying for profit sad

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Reply #20 posted 04/13/19 11:26am

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maplenpg said:

mikeyaddict said:

djThunderfunk said: There’s only the one independent in Preston, Action (world famous) - gonna call them Monday and see if they have any and nip down if they do. It’s frightening how many are on eBay. My flabbers are gasted.

Similar for me. I have one record store an hours drive away. I knew some were camping the night as it was on the stores twitter feed, but obviously I didn't know what they wanted. By 5.30am they had 40 people in their queue. I knew they only had 4 copies of the cassette and 6 copies of Pop Life so I knew my chances weren't good. As I suspected when I spoke to the owner when I got there, I was infomed that even if I'd have got there at 6.00am I wouldn't have got what I wanted. I had to drive a 2 hour journey for nothing, and then I see hundreds on ebay. Non fans buying for profit sad

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I guess the stores will get some more stock and eventually every fan who wants to buy these will find their copies. I don't think the demand would be much higher than the 14,000 copies (of HMPL) or 4000 (of the Versace tape) pressed worldwide. So the ebayers will probably have to lower their prices soon.
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Reply #21 posted 04/13/19 1:54pm

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I just got the record and the cassette, 16:30 local time...i went in for the new budos band album, and they had the record on the shelf so i asked about the cassette. Dude said they sold out first thing, but when i got to the register, he threw one up on the counter and said 'this guy didn't pick his up in time'. God bless 'em....it pays to shop at the same record store for 30 years.
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Reply #22 posted 04/13/19 2:24pm

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Man, went to three record stores in Richmond and all of them sold out of the Versace experience cassette. I did manage to grab a couple of His Majesty POP Life vinyls but that’s it. [Edited 4/13/19 11:13am]

I managed to get one from BK Music but that took getting there at 5am this morning to wait in line. It looked like they only had 6 total (Versace tapes).

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Reply #23 posted 04/13/19 2:58pm

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Our local shop closed last month so we went into the next town -- and found out that they had (unadvertised) opened two hours early. The line was still backed out of the door and moving slowly.

By the time we got inside, there was only one Versace Experience left -- although there were six RMPL albums.

Now, I'm on attempt #5 of using an unfamiliar USB Cassette>MP3 recorder so I can put it on my iPod. The cassette should have come as a set with a CD twin.

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Reply #24 posted 04/13/19 3:16pm

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Got the vinyl, missed out on the cassette.

Thought it would have been cool to have, but I luckily have a digital version of Vercace and no cassette player. lol!

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Reply #25 posted 04/13/19 4:44pm

TrevorAyer

Not a fan of the gold exp but versace tape is an enjoyable listen ... fun remixes and shorter edits ... it works better as a tape .. kinda like lovesexy as one track ... snips are too short for tracking
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Reply #26 posted 04/13/19 4:46pm

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laytonian said:

Now, I'm on attempt #5 of using an unfamiliar USB Cassette>MP3 recorder so I can put it on my iPod. The cassette should have come as a set with a CD twin.


Download codes would suffice. I made digital copies of both from the first playback but not everybody has the equipment and/or the ability to do a quality transfer. Download codes included should be standard with analog releases.

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Reply #27 posted 04/13/19 4:57pm

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This is nice to listen... 33 minutes of music

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Reply #28 posted 04/13/19 6:46pm

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I bought the cassette (even though I have no way to listen to it), the Pop Life vinyl, and the Sugar Walls picture disc.

The Record Store I go to doesn’t just buy a bunch of stuff and hope it sells. I actually submitted a wishlist a month ago. The Prince releases were on it, but I didn’t know about Sugar Walls until a couple days ago. I totally lucked out with that one - they had one unsold copy.
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Reply #29 posted 04/13/19 6:51pm

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I was able to find the 12” “Majesty” vinyl locally - got the last one! The local store sold out of their Versace cassettes.

If I had to pick one to have, it’d be the vinyl. Can’t believe the Versace mix was on cassette only. Cassettes are not a trend I’m looking to help bring back.
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