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Reply #60 posted 12/08/18 12:25pm

LIBRA

release 2010!!

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Reply #61 posted 12/09/18 7:59pm

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feeluupp said:

Interesting Sony Legacy released some images and the vinyls appear will be purple...

OMG! They're so beautiful! & COMPLETE -----------!!!!!

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #62 posted 12/10/18 9:14am

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The albums are available for pre-order here: https://Prince.lnk.to/prplvnyl

The physical release of Musicology (1CD and 2LPs), 3121 (1CD and 2LPs) and Planet Earth (1CD and 1LP) follow from the historic exclusive agreement inked between The Prince Estate and SME/Legacy in June 2018. In August 2018, 23 highly-collectible Prince catalog titles (many of them hard-to-find or out-of-print) and a newly curated anthology of 37 essential tracks compiled under the auspices of The Prince Estate, titled Prince Anthology: 1995-2010, were made available digitally across all major streaming services and digital service providers.

The album trilogy set for physical release February 8th celebrates a sustained period of renewed creative energy and commercial triumph in Prince's multi-faceted career. These three albums marked Prince's return to the top of the popular mainstream, a position he maintained while simultaneously pushing the envelope and breaking industry norms pertaining to marketing, distribution and live performance. Musicology (2004) resulted in two Grammy Awards – Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Musicology") and Best R&B Vocal Performance – Male ("Call My Name") – and has been certified RIAA double platinum. Concurrently, Prince pioneered a cutting edge industry-first marketing and distribution strategy for the album, bundling a copy of the record as a gift to every fan who purchased a ticket to his monumental "Musicology Live 2004ever" tour, witnessed by over 1.47 million music lovers worldwide.

Released in 2006, 3121, Prince's 31st studio album, became his first record to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 and his first #1 album since 1989's Batman. For his follow-up studio album, 2007's Planet Earth, Prince innovated yet another bold marketing and distribution tactic, giving free copies of the album away in the UK via a partnership with the national newspaper The Mail on Sunday. Bucking conventional industry distribution strategy, the innovative partnership fueled Prince's epic 21-night run of sold out shows at London's O2 Arena (20,000 capacity), while back in the US Planet Earth debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.

Prince's studio trilogy of Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth presents the artist at a high point in his creative genius during the first decade of the 21st century. The 2004-2007 epoch gave us some of Prince's most iconic and indelible performances, including his unforgettable appearance with Beyoncé at the 2004 Grammys, his show-stopping induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a month later, and his incandescent triumph at the Super Bowl in February 2007.

Complementing the music release campaign, The Prince Estate and Legacy continue efforts to unify the iconic artist's work on all digital services with the ongoing weekly release of Prince's official music videos. Reignited on November 2nd, the weekly video drops covering the 1995-2010 period build on a current available library of over 80 official music videos, with each week's selections drawing from specific catalog albums. This week's batch features the videos from Musicology (including the controversial "Cinnamon Girl" featuring actress Keisha Castle-Hughes), 3121 (including "Te Amo Corazón" directed by Selma Hayak), and Planet Earth (including "Chelsea Rogers" shot at London Fashion Week).

The Prince Estate in Partnership with Legacy Recordings Announce First Wave of Physical Titles (CD/Vinyl) in Definitive Catalog Rerelease Project

Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth Available for the First Time on Vinyl - Friday, February 8, 2019

Prince Music Videos Continue To See Weekly Release On All Streaming Services


NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are pleased to announce the first round of physical titles set for release as part of the ongoing and definitive Prince catalog project first announced in August. Three essential full-length Prince albums, Musicology, 3121and Planet Earth, will be available on CD and – for the first time ever – on vinyl beginning Friday, February 8, 2019. Each of the vinyl titles will be pressed on highly collectible, limited edition purple vinyl. In addition, the albums will be available in both CD/LP form alongside new exclusive merchandise corresponding to each album era via the Official Prince Store.

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Reply #63 posted 12/10/18 9:28am

Rimshottbob

Will be buying the vinyl editions of these, and avoiding the purple vinyl editions like the plague.

Facepalm.

Why do they do this gimmicky shit?

I know, I know, 'the kids' love that gimmicky shit = money.

When it comes to vinyl, for me, black is the new black.

Anyway, looking forward to having these on vinyl, even if they are three of Prince's weakest albums, haha.

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Reply #64 posted 12/10/18 9:48am

darkroman

Rimshottbob said:

Will be buying the vinyl editions of these, and avoiding the purple vinyl editions like the plague.

Facepalm.

Why do they do this gimmicky shit?

I know, I know, 'the kids' love that gimmicky shit = money.

When it comes to vinyl, for me, black is the new black.

Anyway, looking forward to having these on vinyl, even if they are three of Prince's weakest albums, haha.

Sadly the Estate have no idea what the collectors want.

The purple vinyl is becoming a very warn out cliche!!!

I hope they will do something nice with the CD as all of us collectors already have the card slipcase, digipak and jewel case versions and the additional lenticular CD version of Planet Earth.


cool

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Reply #65 posted 12/10/18 11:14am

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just got the estate e-mail pitch and the Musicilgoy t-shirt uses Sign O' the Times font! - just bad!!!

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Reply #66 posted 12/10/18 11:18am

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Dandroppedadime said:

just got the estate e-mail pitch and the Musicilgoy t-shirt uses Sign O' the Times font! - just bad!!!

The Musicology Tour merchandise used the SOTT font as well as the 1999 logo. It may be because of this. Not an error. These were the official Musicology tour shirts.

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"New Power slide...."
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Reply #67 posted 12/10/18 1:03pm

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Take my money.

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Reply #68 posted 12/10/18 2:30pm

luvsexy4all

will the cd versions be remastered ??

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Reply #69 posted 12/10/18 4:42pm

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Rimshottbob said:

Will be buying the vinyl editions of these, and avoiding the purple vinyl editions like the plague.

Facepalm.

Why do they do this gimmicky shit?

I know, I know, 'the kids' love that gimmicky shit = money.

When it comes to vinyl, for me, black is the new black.

Anyway, looking forward to having these on vinyl, even if they are three of Prince's weakest albums, haha.

rolleyes

Speak for yourself! Prince WON TWO GRAMMY'S & A NUMBER ONE DEBUT ALBUM from those so called 'weak albums". Even though they ABSOLUTE WASN'T! mad

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #70 posted 12/10/18 11:11pm

JorisE73

Rimshottbob said:

Will be buying the vinyl editions of these, and avoiding the purple vinyl editions like the plague.

Facepalm.

Why do they do this gimmicky shit?

I know, I know, 'the kids' love that gimmicky shit = money.

When it comes to vinyl, for me, black is the new black.

Anyway, looking forward to having these on vinyl, even if they are three of Prince's weakest albums, haha.

I'll only buy them if they are remastered for vinyl and not the CD master dropped onto the vinyl.

I think 3121 and Planet Earth are strong albums and better then New Power Soul or Rainbow Children, Musicology was ok.

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Reply #71 posted 12/11/18 8:59am

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JorisE73 said:

I'll only buy them if they are remastered for vinyl and not the CD master dropped onto the vinyl.

yeahthat

"I've made up my mind. Don't try to confuse me with the facts." - Harry J. Anslinger
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Reply #72 posted 12/11/18 10:26am

pacey68

For those outside the U.S. worrying about the price via Amazon etc... I live in the UK and checked how much it would cost to buy the (discounted) 3 album bundle direct from the official website. Price including standard shipping to UK is £77.64 at today's exchange rate (the £ isn't doing so well) but it still looks a cheaper option than buying them seperately from Amazon, HMV etc. I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong wink

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Reply #73 posted 12/11/18 10:45am

tonyspr

pacey68 said:

For those outside the U.S. worrying about the price via Amazon etc... I live in the UK and checked how much it would cost to buy the (discounted) 3 album bundle direct from the official website. Price including standard shipping to UK is £77.64 at today's exchange rate (the £ isn't doing so well) but it still looks a cheaper option than buying them seperately from Amazon, HMV etc. I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong wink

Yes, it seems cheaper to post to the UK BUT we would probably get stung for customs, VAT at 20% adds roughly £15.

Then we would be charged a handling fee of £8 by Parcel Force as it enters the country to inform us that we need to pay the customs the £15.

Now it is £23 added. Not much to seperate the pair of them pricewise but if they arrive damaged I know it is a lot easier to return them to amazon.

My figures could be a bit off but and the parcel may slip into the country without attracting any additional fees but it isn't worth the trouble in my opinion.

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Reply #74 posted 12/11/18 10:58am

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Are these curretly available for pre-order on Amazon? I can't find them outside of the official estate website...

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Reply #75 posted 12/11/18 11:09am

tonyspr

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Are these curretly available for pre-order on Amazon? I can't find them outside of the official estate website...

If you mean amazon UK, check here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Musicology-VINYL-Prince/dp/B07K138YRW/?tag=sdepcw-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/3121-VINYL-Prince/dp/B07JZB8FWH/?tag=sdepcw-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Planet-Earth-VINYL-Prince/dp/B07K17N46R/?tag=sdepcw-21

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Reply #76 posted 12/11/18 1:53pm

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Yeah I dunno, I might get them if they get a non coloured vinyl release and they sound good? I suspect they will just be CD's pressed to vinyl. I kind of feel my money might be better spent seeking out some more obscure 80's and 90's vinyl releases I still don't have.
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Reply #77 posted 12/11/18 2:57pm

namepeace

jaawwnn said:

Yeah I dunno, I might get them if they get a non coloured vinyl release and they sound good? I suspect they will just be CD's pressed to vinyl. I kind of feel my money might be better spent seeking out some more obscure 80's and 90's vinyl releases I still don't have.


That's sound judgment.

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Reply #78 posted 12/12/18 6:56am

rasskinn

What great pleasure it is to repeatadly have to wade through the comments of two individuals debating the correct interpretation of sale figures for different albums, thread after thread... yawn...

Tried to order these from the official store, 77 USD shipping charge (to Europe) and only one shipping option, so I cancelled and ordered from Amazon (thereby missing the T shirts I wanted to include with my order). I wrote to the store and asked them to review their shipping policy (and price options). If others agree, if we had a number of such emails, it might spark an interest with them. They're loosing business as is.

Peace and love to all.

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Reply #79 posted 12/12/18 7:18am

Rimshottbob

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Rimshottbob said:

Will be buying the vinyl editions of these, and avoiding the purple vinyl editions like the plague.

Facepalm.

Why do they do this gimmicky shit?

I know, I know, 'the kids' love that gimmicky shit = money.

When it comes to vinyl, for me, black is the new black.

Anyway, looking forward to having these on vinyl, even if they are three of Prince's weakest albums, haha.

rolleyes

Speak for yourself! Prince WON TWO GRAMMY'S & A NUMBER ONE DEBUT ALBUM from those so called 'weak albums". Even though they ABSOLUTE WASN'T! mad

Of course I'm speaking for myself. Who else would I be speaking for.

Musicology was not bad... 3121 and Planet Earth verge on plastic garbage, some of the least inspired music of his career - a shadow of his former self....

And you may be the first person, well, ever, to equate Grammys and number ones with musical quality.... they don't have anything to do with each other.

I'll still buy them, haha.

And also, yes, these better be properly mastered for vinyl, not the shitty, brickwalled CD versions... I bought the 'semi-official', 'DJ version' or whatever it was of Musicology on vinyl years back. Sounded like shit. Kicked its arse out the door.

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Reply #80 posted 12/12/18 12:21pm

luvsexy4all

add the best of those 3 albums and u get 2 great albums

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Reply #81 posted 12/12/18 1:36pm

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djThunderfunk said:

JorisE73 said:

I'll only buy them if they are remastered for vinyl and not the CD master dropped onto the vinyl.

yeahthat


how do we find out? these albums aren't likely to get pressed again. it'd be nice to know before spending the dough...

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Reply #82 posted 12/13/18 1:54am

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luvsexy4all said:

add the best of those 3 albums and u get 2 great albums

Kind of agree... I think Musicology is a very average album, 3121 is a little bit better in terms of stronger stand out songs... While the "musicianship" is always "good"... Planet Earth is one of the most dull and boring Prince albums, which is sad to consider a "Prince" album, when a Prince album was always sought to have an eclectic energy to it, Planet Earth is so boring...

But if you take the best songs from each... I could only say you would have ONE AVERAGE album... There was nothing spectacular from those 3 albums that you could call it "genius" or even compare to Prince's heyday of song writing and making...

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Reply #83 posted 12/13/18 8:09am

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peedub said:

djThunderfunk said:

yeahthat


how do we find out? these albums aren't likely to get pressed again. it'd be nice to know before spending the dough...


I expect we won't know until they ship and some who purchase (and can tell the difference) give us some reviews. I doubt they'll give us the details ahead of release. Hope I'm wrong.


"I've made up my mind. Don't try to confuse me with the facts." - Harry J. Anslinger
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Reply #84 posted 12/13/18 2:01pm

RODSERLING

3121 IS thé last great Prince album. It's maybe the only album since Lovesexy where every track is strong, there is not one filler in it.
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I think it s the last time Prince achieved this degree of excellence in his music, as if he were 25 years old, and not 48.
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It s fun, smart, groovy, musically accessible and eclectic.
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Musicology is good too, Planet Earth is more lazy but is easily listenable too. Far better than most of its 90'release.
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Reply #85 posted 12/13/18 2:18pm

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RODSERLING said:

3121 IS thé last great Prince album. It's maybe the only album since Lovesexy where every track is strong, there is not one filler in it. . I think it s the last time Prince achieved this degree of excellence in his music, as if he were 25 years old, and not 48. . It s fun, smart, groovy, musically accessible and eclectic. . Musicology is good too, Planet Earth is more lazy but is easily listenable too. Far better than most of its 90'release. [Edited 12/13/18 14:03pm]

BURRRRRRRRP

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Reply #86 posted 12/13/18 4:24pm

Detroit

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feeluupp said:

Great news... Wonder what happened with the WB re releases for vinyl... It stopped at SOTT if I remember correctly.

Didn't they announce The Black Album too last year then cancelled that re release.


It was a shame the follow-up releases were cancelled.

From my understanding the cancelled vinyl reissues are;

Black - I don't know what the scheduled date was.
Lovesxy - 31 December 2016.
Graffiti Bridge - 22 November 2016.
Diamonds & Pearls - 22 November 2016.
Symbol - 31 December 2016.
Batman - 31 December 2016.

Hopefully the Sony re-issues will give us vinyl formats we don't have as everyone will already have the CDs.

Time will tell.

wink

Yep, I pre-ordereed all of these (except The Black Album) from Amazon back then and then I got an e-mail stating that they had been cancelled.

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Reply #87 posted 12/14/18 7:39am

Rimshottbob

RODSERLING said:

3121 IS thé last great Prince album. It's maybe the only album since Lovesexy where every track is strong, there is not one filler in it. . I think it s the last time Prince achieved this degree of excellence in his music, as if he were 25 years old, and not 48. . It s fun, smart, groovy, musically accessible and eclectic. . Musicology is good too, Planet Earth is more lazy but is easily listenable too. Far better than most of its 90'release. [Edited 12/13/18 14:03pm]

Yes, there is no filler on it.... errrrr,

excepting, of course,

Love

Lolita

Beautiful, Loved And Blessed

The Word

possibly also Fury in this anaemic rendering...

but that's only 1/3 of the album. lol

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Reply #88 posted 12/14/18 12:21pm

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Rimshottbob said:

RODSERLING said:

3121 IS thé last great Prince album. It's maybe the only album since Lovesexy where every track is strong, there is not one filler in it. . I think it s the last time Prince achieved this degree of excellence in his music, as if he were 25 years old, and not 48. . It s fun, smart, groovy, musically accessible and eclectic. . Musicology is good too, Planet Earth is more lazy but is easily listenable too. Far better than most of its 90'release. [Edited 12/13/18 14:03pm]

Yes, there is no filler on it.... errrrr,

excepting, of course,

Love

Lolita

Beautiful, Loved And Blessed

The Word

possibly also Fury in this anaemic rendering...

but that's only 1/3 of the album. lol

Just delete your account and start over. Maybe even shut down your Internet provider.

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Reply #89 posted 12/14/18 1:13pm

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feeluupp said:

Musicology was released as a promo on vinyl... 3121 there is some debate, if it ever was released as a promo, they said that one "released" was actually a boot.

Hmm. I have a promo copy of 3121. I hope it's not a boot neutral

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