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Reply #30 posted 02/18/21 3:23am

leecaldon

udo said:

LoveGalore said:

None of what udo says ever is based in logic.

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If you cannot see the logic, then why are you making such statements?

Your logic says that they should put whatever in any boxset to sell the stuff.

That is logic yes, but does not work with any context at all.

And context is important.

The boxset covers the era pretty comprehensively (exlclusing previously released stuff, such as Dream Factory, because it's redundant).

They've chosen to go in chronological order, which makes perfect sense, even if it doesn't flow like Crystal Ball (1998). But we're in an era where you can create your own tracklist with ease.

Wendy & Lisa and the Revolution are a fundamental part of this era because they were still around when it started. What other collection are you going to put Dream Factory tracks on?

Your comment on the format of the book/discs in just bizarre. The discs need to be at the front because the music is more important than the book? It's completely nonsensical.

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Reply #31 posted 02/18/21 6:11am

udo

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leecaldon said:

udo said:

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If you cannot see the logic, then why are you making such statements?

Your logic says that they should put whatever in any boxset to sell the stuff.

That is logic yes, but does not work with any context at all.

And context is important.

The boxset covers the era pretty comprehensively (exlclusing previously released stuff, such as Dream Factory, because it's redundant).

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That was not the point...

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Wendy & Lisa and the Revolution are a fundamental part of this era because they were still around when it started. What other collection are you going to put Dream Factory tracks on?

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They were gone when SOTT was created.

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Your comment on the format of the book/discs in just bizarre. The discs need to be at the front because the music is more important than the book? It's completely nonsensical.

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Because?

Is this a book with music added or music with some storeis I will not read but lament over the stupid size of the thing?

No, I have to go to the back of the book, find that separate sheet to see tracks and get CD's.

That is convenince.

It is not practical at all.

If you think that's bizarre then so is your reality or at least your view of reality.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #32 posted 02/18/21 7:34am

jdcxc

These releases keep Prince relevant and connected to his base. The big paydays$$$ are yet to come in the form of movies, broadway, Vegas, etc. They are prolly waiting out the IRS negotiations and the completion of court activity.

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Reply #33 posted 02/18/21 11:05am

LoveGalore

udo said:



LoveGalore said:


None of what udo says ever is based in logic.

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If you cannot see the logic, then why are you making such statements?


Your logic says that they should put whatever in any boxset to sell the stuff.


That is logic yes, but does not work with any context at all.


And context is important.



What does that have to do with you saying SOTT's expanded set is a book release rather than an album release?

There is zero logic to that. It doesn't make any sense and isn't based in reality.

Similarly, you think that the estate includes you on it's board of directors and owes you an explanation of their roadmap. Not based in reality. Not logical. Makes no sense.

Similarly, your logic is that the SOTT and 1999 sets were disrespectful to people with tiny shelving units. Not based in reality. Makes zero sense. No logic.

Your commentary on this stuff is essentially just trolling. Obviously you may already know that, of course, I just want to put it out there again lest people take your derailment bait and this becomes a thread about the SOTT book.
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Reply #34 posted 02/18/21 9:40pm

udo

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LoveGalore said:

udo said:

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If you cannot see the logic, then why are you making such statements?

Your logic says that they should put whatever in any boxset to sell the stuff.

That is logic yes, but does not work with any context at all.

And context is important.

What does that have to do with you saying SOTT's expanded set is a book release rather than an album release?

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Do you really need convincing?

Does the book look like a record?

Does the book look like a CD?

Does the book function like a book?

Does the book smell like a book?

Then it must be a book.

You will not see music in the book.

Except when you go until the very end of the book.

Also the volume of book is greater than the volume of music.

So it must be a book.

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There is zero logic to that.

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Dream on.

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It doesn't make any sense and isn't based in reality.

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Dream on.

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Similarly, you think that the estate includes you

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Bullshit and you know it.

When someone is critical about stuff people get personaol when they run out of arguments.

That is a sign of weakness.

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So if the book would have been smaller, less protrusive, then sales in the US and perhaps the rest of the world could have been better.

The price could have been lower, shipping could have been cheaper, storage could have been easier and music could therefor be more enjoyable.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #35 posted 02/19/21 6:56am

LoveGalore

udo said:



LoveGalore said:


udo said:


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If you cannot see the logic, then why are you making such statements?


Your logic says that they should put whatever in any boxset to sell the stuff.


That is logic yes, but does not work with any context at all.


And context is important.




What does that have to do with you saying SOTT's expanded set is a book release rather than an album release?

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Do you really need convincing?


Does the book look like a record?


Does the book look like a CD?


Does the book function like a book?


Does the book smell like a book?


Then it must be a book.


You will not see music in the book.


Except when you go until the very end of the book.


Also the volume of book is greater than the volume of music.


So it must be a book.


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There is zero logic to that.

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Dream on.


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It doesn't make any sense and isn't based in reality.

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Dream on.


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Similarly, you think that the estate includes you

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Bullshit and you know it.


When someone is critical about stuff people get personaol when they run out of arguments.


That is a sign of weakness.


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So if the book would have been smaller, less protrusive, then sales in the US and perhaps the rest of the world could have been better.


The price could have been lower, shipping could have been cheaper, storage could have been easier and music could therefor be more enjoyable.




I don't need convincing that it isn't a book release because I have eyes and can read. You may think that this is a personal argument if you wish. Perhaps it is, because you're the only one who ever brings this insanity up. And it really never makes more sense than it ever has which is little to none anyway.
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Reply #36 posted 02/20/21 3:20am

leecaldon

udo said:

leecaldon said:

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They were gone when SOTT was created.

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Your comment on the format of the book/discs in just bizarre. The discs need to be at the front because the music is more important than the book? It's completely nonsensical.

.

Because?

Is this a book with music added or music with some storeis I will not read but lament over the stupid size of the thing?

No, I have to go to the back of the book, find that separate sheet to see tracks and get CD's.

That is convenince.

It is not practical at all.

If you think that's bizarre then so is your reality or at least your view of reality.

If you don't know that Wendy & Lisa were hugely important to the creation of music in the SOTT era, then I'm afraid your knowledge of this era of Prince music is sorely lacking.

I suggest you go and listen to the recent podcast series that was released to coincide with this MUSIC release. (You can think of it as book with some music - the rest of us can continue to understand what this set is).

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Reply #37 posted 02/20/21 3:53am

udo

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leecaldon said:

udo said:

If you don't know that Wendy & Lisa were hugely important to the creation of music in the SOTT era, then I'm afraid your knowledge of this era of Prince music is sorely lacking.

I suggest you go and listen to the recent podcast series that was released to coincide with this MUSIC release. (You can think of it as book with some music - the rest of us can continue to understand what this set is).

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Did I say they were not important?

Au contraire!

I only described what I recall about Prince's approach to SOTT.

You are changing the subject.

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I do not need a podcast to know that bit of history.

I only stated a few facts bout the original album.

Not about the approach of the SDE thing or what I think is important w.r.t. the history of these songs.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #38 posted 02/22/21 12:34am

leecaldon

udo said:

leecaldon said:

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Did I say they were not important?

Au contraire!

I only described what I recall about Prince's approach to SOTT.

You are changing the subject.

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I do not need a podcast to know that bit of history.

I only stated a few facts bout the original album.

Not about the approach of the SDE thing or what I think is important w.r.t. the history of these songs.

No, you said "They were gone when SOTT was created." That is not true. They were gone when it was released.

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Reply #39 posted 02/25/21 11:33pm

udo

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leecaldon said:

udo said:

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Did I say they were not important?

Au contraire!

I only described what I recall about Prince's approach to SOTT.

You are changing the subject.

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I do not need a podcast to know that bit of history.

I only stated a few facts bout the original album.

Not about the approach of the SDE thing or what I think is important w.r.t. the history of these songs.

No, you said "They were gone when SOTT was created." That is not true. They were gone when it was released.

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Sure.

SOTT was being created without W&L because they were still around.

No, SOTT was assembled after W&L left.

Songs were stripped from their contributions.

Or other songs were chosen.

I.e.: there was a specific goal, a purpose when SOTT was assembled.

This shows the line that the 'experts' should not have crossed.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #40 posted 02/26/21 3:06am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Sott was prince trying to go it alone again
And he did most of it alone
But he still had the rev in his head so they still linger over it
It's a clearly post rev album
Without them being around, it would not have sounded like it did
That's just how music works
No man is an island
Not even prince
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Reply #41 posted 02/26/21 4:26am

funkaholic1972

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udo said:

lavendardrummachine said:


I think it's pretty well accepted that SOTT has had the best execution of the 3, and fans want to see the same or better going forward.

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The SOTT has similar flaws as the other two sets.

No bad mastering.

Not too much censorship.

But we have the book.

We have the song selection.

We have the version(s) chosen.

We see clear lack of understanding of the concept of SOTT.

We see clear lack of understanding of the concept of music.

neutral neutral neutral

I am just glad they didn't hire YOU to do these boxsets. We would hear the same song over and over again! Like a broken record... razz

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #42 posted 02/26/21 4:56am

jdcxc

homesquid said:

RODSERLING said:

Best selling album in the US in 2020 )(without streaming): #57 Purple Rain (115.000 copies). Total soundscan : 4.040.000 Out of these 115k, an incredible 98k (!) were sold on the vinyl format (#16 best selling album in vinyl this year) . That is to say 85% of the total sales. eek #161 Sign O The Times (51.000). Total SS : 459.000. Out of ranking : 1999 (33.000) Total SS : 1.049.000. Prince is the #22 best selling artist of the year, with an estimated 270.000 copies sold in 2020 ( against 320.000 copies in 2019). That could be explained by the fact there were two WB releases in 2019 ( against one in 2020) and 3 waves of Sony re releases ( against one in 2019).

#161 Sign O The Times (51.000)? YOU CHEAP BASTARDS. I bought two. I bet some of you spend $150 bucks a month on cigarettes or fast food but whine about a Super Deluxe set of some of the best music ever recorded.


😂 So True.

Ppl complain about buying amazing music and art but will buy dozens of $4 coffees.

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Reply #43 posted 02/26/21 6:13am

fredmagnus

homesquid said:

RODSERLING said:

Best selling album in the US in 2020 )(without streaming): #57 Purple Rain (115.000 copies). Total soundscan : 4.040.000 Out of these 115k, an incredible 98k (!) were sold on the vinyl format (#16 best selling album in vinyl this year) . That is to say 85% of the total sales. eek #161 Sign O The Times (51.000). Total SS : 459.000. Out of ranking : 1999 (33.000) Total SS : 1.049.000. Prince is the #22 best selling artist of the year, with an estimated 270.000 copies sold in 2020 ( against 320.000 copies in 2019). That could be explained by the fact there were two WB releases in 2019 ( against one in 2020) and 3 waves of Sony re releases ( against one in 2019).

#161 Sign O The Times (51.000)? YOU CHEAP BASTARDS. I bought two. I bet some of you spend $150 bucks a month on cigarettes or fast food but whine about a Super Deluxe set of some of the best music ever recorded.


lol Bear in mind, it's also much cheaper to come here and complain about almost anything while streaming the whole set...

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Reply #44 posted 02/26/21 10:10am

leecaldon

udo said:

leecaldon said:

No, you said "They were gone when SOTT was created." That is not true. They were gone when it was released.

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Sure.

SOTT was being created without W&L because they were still around.

No, SOTT was assembled after W&L left.

Songs were stripped from their contributions.

Or other songs were chosen.

I.e.: there was a specific goal, a purpose when SOTT was assembled.

This shows the line that the 'experts' should not have crossed.

Ok, we're getting somewhere. So you admit that W&L did, in fact to contribute to songs on SOTT, even if those songs changed after their departure.

I'm not sure what kind of Super Deluxe boxset of the era you're after, but I think almost everyone else would agree that hearing early versions of the songs that ended up on the album is key part of that.

And I think everyone else groups in the Dream Factory/Camille/Crystal Ball projects as the basis for almost all of SOTT. So to exclude anything from those on the basis that W&L were involved (and they were thanked in the SOTT liner notes, btw) would be baffling.

Which era would you put those projects in?

I think we can all be glad that you were not involved in putting this great collection together.

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Reply #45 posted 02/27/21 4:44am

udo

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leecaldon said:

udo said:

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Sure.

SOTT was being created without W&L because they were still around.

No, SOTT was assembled after W&L left.

Songs were stripped from their contributions.

Or other songs were chosen.

I.e.: there was a specific goal, a purpose when SOTT was assembled.

This shows the line that the 'experts' should not have crossed.

Ok, we're getting somewhere. So you admit that W&L did, in fact to contribute to songs on SOTT, even if those songs changed after their departure.

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Their contributions (instrument, vocal tracks) were removed.

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I'm not sure what kind of Super Deluxe boxset of the era you're after,

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They would have made a different set if they would have held the SOTT-change in mind.

Maybe not as large as the current SOTT SDE but more respectful for Prince's new phase, more documents of that phase.

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but I think almost everyone else would agree that hearing early versions of the songs that ended up on the album is key part of that.

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They could be on the Parade SDE as it will document this very creative period.

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I think we can all be glad that you were not involved in putting this great collection together.

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If I were involved I would not be alone....

So do not fear.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #46 posted 02/27/21 5:00am

LILpoundCAKE

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If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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Reply #47 posted 02/27/21 7:41am

Rimshottbob

Sorry, but you're flogging a dead horse down a dead-end alley with this approach.

Yes, by the time Sign O The Times was released, it was a Prince solo record... but few major albums have ever so notoriously (or so famously) evolved from previous projects into their final guise. In this case, Sign O The Times was the final destination product of not one, but two previous works...

It stands to reason that any expansion of the final album is going to explore the progress of that evolution from project to project... by definition, exploring the album means exploring its roots... those roots are with The Revolution.

So the tracks selected by the estate are exactly the ones that should be on the expanded Sign O The Times......

People can always argue over 'this should've been left off', 'this should've been included', of course they can, but no one cares what anyone else thinks should've been on there. They released what they released. It's an expanded album full of fantastic music.

You can try and tear that down and say 'I would have done it better' til you're blue in the face, but it's just whining when all's said and done.

udo said:

leecaldon said:

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They could be on the Parade SDE as it will document this very creative period.

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I think we can all be glad that you were not involved in putting this great collection together.

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If I were involved I would not be alone....

So do not fear.

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Reply #48 posted 02/27/21 7:52am

ChocolateBox31
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feeluupp said:

renfield said:

They really need to refresh his certifications. For his singles too...many of them would receive digital gold/platinum certifications, some of which had none at all in the days of physical sales (like 1999, LRC, Raspberry Beret, etc etc etc). You can see some of the sales totals from after his passing here: https://hiphopdx.com/news...once-drake

And that doesn't include any streaming totals, which also count towards certification now too.

Receiving half a dozen or more certifications at once for the catalog would be some nice press for the estate, I would think. It would also bump him up the all-time list of most certified artists, which would also be a good look for the estate going forward.

MJ's estate is always on top of this, BAD was certified 10x platinum in USA. Purple Rain would be on the Top 10 best sellings albums of all time in USA, and if there was a real audit, I wouldn't be surprised if Purple Rain hit the 20 million mark in USA, making it as the Top 7 biggest selling album of all time in USA.

If 1996 the last certification was 13 million in USA, imagine by now, with all the physical, digital sales, vinyl sales, deluxe editions, boost in sales due to his death, etc... It's just absurd they haven't re-certified Purple Rain by now.

Prince(r.i.p.) himself always believed that Purple Rain sales were deliberately underestimated and wanted a audit himself. I agree with him. He was so in tune with "THE TRUTH".

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #49 posted 03/02/21 12:55am

leecaldon

You have exposed your lack of knowledge and/or understanding here.

How would including songs made AFTER Parade was finished make any sense whatsoever? Those songs show the beginning of the evolution of the next project - SOTT. And that's why their place is on this release.

udo said:

leecaldon said:

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They could be on the Parade SDE as it will document this very creative period.

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I think we can all be glad that you were not involved in putting this great collection together.

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If I were involved I would not be alone....

So do not fear.

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Reply #50 posted 03/05/21 1:44pm

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

what i really want is a white vinyl edition of lovesexy.

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Reply #51 posted 03/07/21 3:05am

jfenster

How much did those reissues sell?
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