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Thread started 04/05/19 9:48am

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Prince CDs You Would Buy Again if You Lost Them?

So, for the last two weeks I had a rental car and had Ultimate Prince the 2nd CD in - the 12 inch collection - most of the time.

So I'm looking for the CD this morning and I I left in the freaking rental car! And I'm usually so vigilant about that sort of thing. But obviously not this time.

I guess I'll have to buy the CD again because that 12 inch collection is jamming!

So y'all?

What CD (I'm not talking about buying an upgraded CD or getting it on vinyl) would you DEFINITELY run out and buy again if you lost it??

Or which ones would you definitely NOT buy again?

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Reply #1 posted 04/05/19 9:58am

Genesia

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There is absolutely zero chance of my losing any unless my house burns down (since the e-versions are the only ones that travel), but I would probably re-buy every one of them.

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Reply #2 posted 04/05/19 10:21am

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Couldn’t live without lovesexy the gold experience, come, emancipation, love symbol... really very attached to these ones. And crystal ball actually.

Unsure why but these are the ones I find myself reaching for no matter what.
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Reply #3 posted 04/05/19 10:21am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Couldn’t live without lovesexy the gold experience, come, emancipation, love symbol... really very attached to these ones. And crystal ball actually.

Unsure why but these are the ones I find myself reaching for no matter what.


If I lose these albums I’d lose a part of myself. eek
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Reply #4 posted 04/05/19 10:31am

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Genesia said:

There is absolutely zero chance of my losing any unless my house burns down (since the e-versions are the only ones that travel), but I would probably re-buy every one of them.


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Reply #5 posted 04/05/19 10:45am

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I'll tell you one thing, though - I'd be a heck of a lot more devastated if I lost any of my vinyl (some of which is quite rare and valuable). Most of the CDs pale in comparison - and a lot of them are albums for which I also have the vinyl.

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Reply #6 posted 04/05/19 10:49am

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Genesia said:

I'll tell you one thing, though - I'd be a heck of a lot more devastated if I lost any of my vinyl (some of which is quite rare and valuable). Most of the CDs pale in comparison - and a lot of them are albums for which I also have the vinyl.

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Reply #7 posted 04/05/19 12:02pm

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Very good question. I guess I need a copy of every album. But the ones I‘m most fond of lately are ONA...Live!, The Rainbow Children, Art Official Age and SOTT.
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Reply #8 posted 04/05/19 12:55pm

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I own every Prince CD. I wouldn't rebuy any of them if I lost them for the simple reason, I don't listen to CDs anymore.
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Reply #9 posted 04/05/19 5:13pm

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Exodus

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Reply #10 posted 04/05/19 11:46pm

PeteSilas

if i could just get the music without the packaging? none. if I had to buy the packaging (not) I would buy everything. It amazes me, as big a fan as I am, when i think I have 98 percent of his released stuff, I'll come across something that I forgot about that i don't have. Happened recently with, I think it was a release in 96 or 97, haven't really listened to it. To truly have everything, I'd have to have all the times' albums, all of sheila's pp albums, vanity, etc.., it really is mind boggling how much music the man created.

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Reply #11 posted 04/05/19 11:49pm

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Nightcrawler said:

Very good question. I guess I need a copy of every album. But the ones I‘m most fond of lately are ONA...Live!, The Rainbow Children, Art Official Age and SOTT.

I used to have the ona set, not the real expensive one with the studio ONA album but the live set, four cd's I think, i sold it but I have on comp. That was kind of a cool time to be a fan, he was sort of off the radar but preparing to ambush the music world again with musicology. this was prince not playing the hits game and excelling as much as ever. Personal faves are the piano sections, the performance of Strange relationship but the whole thing is pretty good.

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Reply #12 posted 04/06/19 3:22am

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I have 4 back-up copies of my music collections in 3 different places and 2 countries, so I can't possibly lose my music collection unless civilization ends.
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Reply #13 posted 04/06/19 3:31am

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databank said:

I have 4 back-up copies of my music collections in 3 different places and 2 countries, so I can't possibly lose my music collection unless civilization ends.

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And that's exactly what seems to be happening these days.

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Reply #14 posted 04/06/19 9:42am

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Yes....but a lot of it would be hard 2 find and cost 2 much.

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Reply #15 posted 04/06/19 10:56am

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Genesia said:

There is absolutely zero chance of my losing any unless my house burns down (since the e-versions are the only ones that travel), but I would probably re-buy every one of them.

EXACTLY!
My car would have to be shredded before I'd lose any of the music on the two iPods inside it.

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Reply #16 posted 04/06/19 10:58am

laytonian

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I own every Prince CD. I wouldn't rebuy any of them if I lost them for the simple reason, I don't listen to CDs anymore.

That's really not a superior brag. It's a double drag.
The CD (or other physical medium) is the ONLY thing you own. All that streaming and those playlists? Gone if you travel very far out of cellphone range. Meanwhile, you are paying someone over and over and over for the same things.

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Reply #17 posted 04/06/19 12:08pm

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Kamasutra
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Reply #18 posted 04/06/19 12:44pm

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laytonian said:



EmmaMcG said:


I own every Prince CD. I wouldn't rebuy any of them if I lost them for the simple reason, I don't listen to CDs anymore.


That's really not a superior brag. It's a double drag.
The CD (or other physical medium) is the ONLY thing you own. All that streaming and those playlists? Gone if you travel very far out of cellphone range. Meanwhile, you are paying someone over and over and over for the same things.



It's not a "brag". Superior, double or otherwise. Besides, who said anything about streaming?? I don't stream anything. And I'm not paying anything to anybody. I keep all my music on various storage devices. External hard drive for the car, sd card for my phone, my computer for the home. No streaming.
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Reply #19 posted 04/06/19 1:52pm

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EmmaMcG said:

laytonian said:

That's really not a superior brag. It's a double drag.
The CD (or other physical medium) is the ONLY thing you own. All that streaming and those playlists? Gone if you travel very far out of cellphone range. Meanwhile, you are paying someone over and over and over for the same things.

It's not a "brag". Superior, double or otherwise. Besides, who said anything about streaming?? I don't stream anything. And I'm not paying anything to anybody. I keep all my music on various storage devices. External hard drive for the car, sd card for my phone, my computer for the home. No streaming.


yeahthat

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Reply #20 posted 04/06/19 2:31pm

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laytonian said:

EmmaMcG said:

I own every Prince CD. I wouldn't rebuy any of them if I lost them for the simple reason, I don't listen to CDs anymore.

That's really not a superior brag. It's a double drag.
The CD (or other physical medium) is the ONLY thing you own. All that streaming and those playlists? Gone if you travel very far out of cellphone range. Meanwhile, you are paying someone over and over and over for the same things.


This is like a new level of stupid.

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Reply #21 posted 04/06/19 8:02pm

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I'm very fond of my physical copy of Crystal Ball, but since it took me years and a bit of luck to find the one I own I don't think I would spend all that time searching again.
Although I do love all my physical copies of music I own, I don't actually play them. I put the music on my computer and Ipod, etc and listen that way so Idk if I would ryn out and replace any of the cd's at this point.
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Reply #22 posted 04/07/19 4:02am

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Kares said:

databank said:

I have 4 back-up copies of my music collections in 3 different places and 2 countries, so I can't possibly lose my music collection unless civilization ends.

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And that's exactly what seems to be happening these days.

lol lol lol

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Reply #23 posted 04/07/19 4:08am

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EmmaMcG said:

laytonian said:

That's really not a superior brag. It's a double drag.
The CD (or other physical medium) is the ONLY thing you own. All that streaming and those playlists? Gone if you travel very far out of cellphone range. Meanwhile, you are paying someone over and over and over for the same things.

It's not a "brag". Superior, double or otherwise. Besides, who said anything about streaming?? I don't stream anything. And I'm not paying anything to anybody. I keep all my music on various storage devices. External hard drive for the car, sd card for my phone, my computer for the home. No streaming.

Yeah. And digital medium with backup copies at different places is actually safer than physical records. Not that people get robbed or that their house burns every day, it's super rare, but it remains a risk that is entirely avoided with digital collections.

And you can travel the world with your complete collection if needs be.

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Reply #24 posted 04/07/19 4:47am

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databank said:

EmmaMcG said:

laytonian said: It's not a "brag". Superior, double or otherwise. Besides, who said anything about streaming?? I don't stream anything. And I'm not paying anything to anybody. I keep all my music on various storage devices. External hard drive for the car, sd card for my phone, my computer for the home. No streaming.

Yeah. And digital medium with backup copies at different places is actually safer than physical records. Not that people get robbed or that their house burns every day, it's super rare, but it remains a risk that is entirely avoided with digital collections.

And you can travel the world with your complete collection if needs be.

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Even with a digital collection it's not always that easy to travel. My music archive is 14TB.. smile

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Reply #25 posted 04/07/19 5:51am

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Kares said:

databank said:

Yeah. And digital medium with backup copies at different places is actually safer than physical records. Not that people get robbed or that their house burns every day, it's super rare, but it remains a risk that is entirely avoided with digital collections.

And you can travel the world with your complete collection if needs be.

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Even with a digital collection it's not always that easy to travel. My music archive is 14TB.. smile

That's why I opted for @320 over Flac (given that I can't hear the difference anyway). My whole music, movies and series collection fits on an 8TB drive, which I can carry around.

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Reply #26 posted 04/07/19 6:07am

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Last weekend, I just picked up a third copy of The Black Album I found at a flea market.

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Reply #27 posted 04/07/19 6:08am

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databank said:

I have 4 back-up copies of my music collections in 3 different places and 2 countries, so I can't possibly lose my music collection unless civilization ends.

lol

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Reply #28 posted 04/11/19 9:27am

GottaHaveFaith

I have a large CD Collection. Not just Prince but of The Beatles, Elvis, Grateful Dead, etc. . . If i lost all my Prince CDs. I'd buy back all of them. There isn't an album by Prince that doesn't have some sort of redeemable quality to me. Shoot. If my house was on fire and i could only save a few of my CDs, i'd make sure all my Prince CDs are safe

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Reply #29 posted 04/11/19 10:47am

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I'd owned Every Prince CD through Lotusflow3r. Sometime after that I decided to swtich all of my music to digitial, so I ripped all the CDs to my hard drive and then sold them off. I'm a minimalist (I hate owning physical possessions), so this seemed like a good idea at the time...

However, I've come to greatly regret it. For one thing, being a fan/collector I miss having something tangible to hold and look at and display on my shelves. I especially miss having the CD booklets with the lyrics and photos. I hadn't realized how strong my sentimental attachment was to those discs. Plus, I ripped all of the songs at 256, which is probably more than enough for me (I'm no audiophile and my sound system sucks), but it would still be nice to have the original lossless wav files.

So over the past year I've been rebuilding my collection. I started off with the classics (Dirty Mind through SOTT) because those are easy to find an inexpensive. Next was Lovesexy (one of my favorites) but it took a bit of research because I wanted a copy with individual song tracks. Then I grabbed all of my favorites from the secon half of his career: the Gold Experience, Rainbow Children, 3121, and Lotusflow3r. Crystal Ball was high on my list to replace, but I waited a long time simply because it's so expensive on eBay. Finally, I just ordered AOA, HNR 1, and HNR 2.

So now I have 20. Not counting compliations I have 23 to go. I'll probably skip the live albums... And while some promo copies of some of the internet-only releases exist (e.g. The Chocolate Invasion), I might not be able to get my hands on those... So really I may have 16 to go.

I'm reluctant to mention this because everyone will shame me (understandby), but I'd also owned all of his albums through Lovesexy on vinyl, but I don't remember what I did with them.

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