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coldcoffeeandc
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Your first boot

Mine was a tape, no pretty packaging with a label scribbled in biro - one side, moonbeam levels. The other, wonderful ass. No idea of origin, market seller picked it up on his travels in America. Quality iffy.

My first Internet boot was be my mirror and the quality blew me away.
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Reply #1 posted 07/09/21 7:26pm

shakalakaboom

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Chocolate Box on vinyl in 89 or 90- I was so excited, but the quality of sound was really disappointing and I rarely listened to it.

Internet first boot was probably Cosmos or Dreams or one of those other Thunderball multi-cdr sets with better quality- I remember thinking the quality on “Vibrator” was especially great!
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Reply #2 posted 07/09/21 8:01pm

Phase3

Mp3 DVD called "revelations 2.1".....
I inserted into the computer and my mind was blown when I saw the amount of unreleased tracks
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Reply #3 posted 07/09/21 8:06pm

grantevans

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Taped recording of 13.8.1986 Wembley show in October 86
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Reply #4 posted 07/09/21 8:22pm

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Reply #5 posted 07/09/21 8:37pm

billymeade

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Yellow
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Reply #6 posted 07/09/21 9:41pm

FragileUnderto
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Year: 1988
Cassette Tape:
Side 1: The Black Album
Side 2: The first half of Small Club
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #7 posted 07/10/21 12:00am

luv4u

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The White Album. Bought the CD at a flea market for $8.00.

https://prince.org/msg/7/362602


https://www.discogs.com/P...se/1017047


Prince – The White Album (1989, CD) - Discogs

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #8 posted 07/10/21 12:04am

bwaaatch

Two tapes with wonderful (cheap) covers made from coloured paper and one colour of ink, perhaps on a Risograph machine or similar?

One was ‘Crucial’ (orange paper, blue ink), the other was D&P era outtakes (white paper, blue ink) in pretty scrappy quality (which I’m looking forward to hearing again soon in the SDE).

First CD was ‘Jewel Box 2’. As others have said, sometimes the quantity of new songs just seemed unreal.
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Reply #9 posted 07/10/21 12:22am

9to5People

The Black Album in 1992. From my local record store (breaking all kinds of laws. Lol). Cost me AU$80, by far the most expensive single CD I've ever purchased. The quality was amazing, and I was shocked it was never released... well... until 2 years later. To this day still the only bootleg I ever purchased. Thank you internet! I still remember seeing it in that glass display case at the counter.

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Reply #10 posted 07/10/21 12:26am

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A cassette of the Black Album, back in 88. I wasn't even a big fan yet, I didn't have all his albums, but everybody wanted to hear this. I can't remember what my first bootleg CD was.
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Reply #11 posted 07/10/21 2:10am

Nuernberg72

That was the Red Box Lovesexy Dortmund. I think I bought this in 1990. The quality is so good. I still like to listen to it today even though the concert is public everywhere.
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Reply #12 posted 07/10/21 2:36am

FrankieCoco1

The Royal Jewel with the mid-spelt tracks and all.

“Muting"
“Let Me Feel You Up"
"Souly-A-Colia"
"Export Lover"
“Crystal Ball"
“Heaven"
"Starfish E Coffee"
“Pretty Face"
"I Can't Stop"
“We Can Fall"

https://www.discogs.com/P...se/3898295
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Reply #13 posted 07/10/21 4:09am

IAdoreWeronika

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Charade on cassette.
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Reply #14 posted 07/10/21 5:17am

muleFunk

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The Black Album was mine.

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Reply #15 posted 07/10/21 6:36am

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The Black Album, along with a dodgy VHS of The Beautiful Experience TV special from a market stall in Essex, England.
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Reply #16 posted 07/10/21 7:07am

milesb

Lisa...Your Love is So Hard. 1991. Not the best boot to choose as the first in retrospect. Sound quality was not good. Got it through one of those inserts that used to come with Uptown mag

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Reply #17 posted 07/10/21 7:43am

PJMcGee

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Cassette of Black Album that was recorded at wrong speed. I didn't realize it until Lovesexy came out, I guess. I got a vinyl later that was good.
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Reply #18 posted 07/10/21 8:22am

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After the august 17th 1986 I put up an add for wanted recordings and got tapes of Parade outtakes with the best OF4$ - All My Dreams fade out-in (not charade) and Prince in Ahoy the 18th.

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Reply #19 posted 07/10/21 8:26am

gsmith5678

A cassette of the '87 New Morning show, bought at a record fair in a sports centre in Bracknell, with track #5 listed as "Wasn't My Face"...

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Reply #20 posted 07/10/21 8:26am

jdcxc

The Black Album...on cassette

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Reply #21 posted 07/10/21 8:32am

kingricefan

Mine was a vinyl pressing of The Black Album way back in the day (probably a year after the original was pulled from being released). I purchased it from someone in California and eagerly awaited it's arrival in the mail. Came with an all black cover with a lighter black being the background and a darker black of an image of Prince on front with the back being just the song titles listed. @1986 Erotic City Records. I think I paid $40 for it which back then was pricey. About ten years later a friend from Amsterdam brought me three CDs- A Place In Heaven, Crystal Ball and Forever In My Life.

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Reply #22 posted 07/10/21 9:37am

Romeoblu

Black album cassette tape. October 31st 1988
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Reply #23 posted 07/10/21 10:09am

LoveGalore

Someone dubbed me a cassette around 1995. The tracklist was close to Yellow, with an extra song or two in there, if memory serves. I really remember being completely in love with that and then Jewel Box being my first proper purchase. THAT was a wild fucking ride, I still remember the night I got it and I fell into an entirely different world. One of the first times I recall feeling synesthesia and seeing colors in my mind when listening to a song.
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Reply #24 posted 07/10/21 6:32pm

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Romeoblu said:

Black album cassette tape. October 31st 1988


Got the same around the same time. I was in the Navy, and it was sometime in 1988. Somehow, that cassette of music made it to a Navy ship docked in Philadelphia and into my office.

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Reply #25 posted 07/10/21 6:47pm

wonderboy

Back in the early 2000's a Canadian lady named 'Seduction 747' would upload MP3s on her website. I downloaded City Lights and could not believe my ears. Eventually I got connected to a guy in Europe that would sell me original boots so I started buying the complete Sabatage collection starting with Purple Finale.

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Reply #26 posted 07/10/21 6:56pm

jimino1

Black album and charade...both on cassette around '88
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Reply #27 posted 07/10/21 7:14pm

wilmer

Small Club in amazing quality. This show is magical!
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Reply #28 posted 07/10/21 7:53pm

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Physical boot, Charade, sometime mid to late 00s, Jewel Box 1 n 2 after that. Internet first boot, I wanna say was Neon Rendezvous (my OBSESSION with the "title track" began love), then some The Work sets, that Revelations 2.1 was my stuff 2 omfg mushy.
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Reply #29 posted 07/11/21 3:51am

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SantanaMaitreya said:

A cassette of the Black Album, back in 88. I wasn't even a big fan yet, I didn't have all his albums, but everybody wanted to hear this. I can't remember what my first bootleg CD was.


This, excpet my dub was slightly slow. Not enough to notice anything weird sounding but enough to notice how sped up the real album was when i got it.

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