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Reply #120 posted 12/18/18 3:51pm

RODSERLING

djThunderfunk said:



RODSERLING said:


The real question is : why every releases after 1993 were out of print after six months? . Why the major companies couldn't reprint them ? Was there a clause in the contracts forbidding them to do so? Was there even a contract, and if there wasn t how was it possible to stop the printing? Why Prince wanted his albums to be out of print, even in the digital form? Some albums such as Musicology would have been good catalogue sellers.


No need for the hyperbole of "six months". They all went out of print too fast sure, but those that went to retail on major labels were available for a few years at least.


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In mint condition ? In 2005 Musicology was already out of print and couldn't be ordered.
It has never been printed since 2004.
The shipments in stores were so low, that even with the Grammy's where the album won 2 awards, the album couldn t crack the top 200 again !
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And you didn't answer the question...
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Reply #121 posted 12/18/18 3:52pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:



RODSERLING said:


ChocolateBox3121 said:


I'm fully aware of the out of print problem. I was just talking about Musicology individually was well distributed during it's promotion. U don't have to inform me about anything that has to do with Prince. I know EVERYTHING!



I never implied that Musicology were not well distributed during its promotion lol, you completely misread. . If you know everything lol ( but I assume you were joking) you should know that the Musicology tour never toured outside North America

I'm surprised U even said it sold at all.



Btw I don't joke about Prince's legacy. He left me here to protect it.


You have hard time to read and understand, right?
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Reply #122 posted 12/18/18 5:53pm

djThunderfunk

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RODSERLING said:

djThunderfunk said:


No need for the hyperbole of "six months". They all went out of print too fast sure, but those that went to retail on major labels were available for a few years at least.


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In mint condition ? In 2005 Musicology was already out of print and couldn't be ordered. It has never been printed since 2004. The shipments in stores were so low, that even with the Grammy's where the album won 2 awards, the album couldn t crack the top 200 again ! . And you didn't answer the question...


Yes. Musicology was available in retail stores for several years. It was easily available in 2005. At least here in the U.S. it was.


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Reply #123 posted 12/18/18 7:25pm

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RODSERLING said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I'm surprised U even said it sold at all.

Btw I don't joke about Prince's legacy. He left me here to protect it.

You have hard time to read and understand, right?

Don't start with me. I'm asking U nicely.

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 #124 posted 12/18/18 10:09pm

RODSERLING

djThunderfunk said:



RODSERLING said:


djThunderfunk said:



No need for the hyperbole of "six months". They all went out of print too fast sure, but those that went to retail on major labels were available for a few years at least.



[Edited 12/18/18 15:16pm]



In mint condition ? In 2005 Musicology was already out of print and couldn't be ordered. It has never been printed since 2004. The shipments in stores were so low, that even with the Grammy's where the album won 2 awards, the album couldn t crack the top 200 again ! . And you didn't answer the question...


Yes. Musicology was available in retail stores for several years. It was easily available in 2005. At least here in the U.S. it was.




In Europe it wasn't. It wasnt even included in Sony holiday 2004 catalogue at a little price, like every other albums.
In the US, That was old shipments that had to be sold, since it sold only 49.000 copies between January 2005 and April 2016 (!).
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It s like Emancipation was Available at some stores until 2014, but it was clearly old shipments printed around 1996/1997.
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Maybe the shipments were bigger in stores at some point in 2005 and were sent to music clubs?
.
One thing is for sure, the album couldn t be ordered by February 2005 and wasn't so easily available, or else it would have cracked the top 200 again with the Grammy s hype.
Just like 3121 wasn t produced anymore at the time the Superbowl performance came up.
.
I think that whenever Prince ended promoting an album and did everything he wanted to do with it, he made a call to stop produce the current album, to be more focused on the next one. Surely something superstitious.
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I m amazed nobody here ever thought or wonder about the fact that a large part of his discography is out of print.
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Reply #125 posted 12/18/18 11:33pm

laforet99

"If they really release the 23 albums unavailable next year, Prince will be a huge physical seller. "

but what does it mean, what does it change in your life that an artist sells music, physical or not?

will his music be or feel better in your ears?

i love Prince's music but seriously i don't give a fuck how many discs are sold, and the mount doesnt mean anything to me.

Explain to me what you like in the amout of sales, i've always been curious to know.

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Reply #126 posted 12/19/18 4:24am

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laforet99 said:

"If they really release the 23 albums unavailable next year, Prince will be a huge physical seller. "



but what does it mean, what does it change in your life that an artist sells music, physical or not?


will his music be or feel better in your ears?



i love Prince's music but seriously i don't give a fuck how many discs are sold, and the mount doesnt mean anything to me.


Explain to me what you like in the amout of sales, i've always been curious to know.



I think it a shame that his post 1993 albums are out of print.
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It a shame because this material couldn t be broadcast to the the general audience, and new fans. Then, this often great material is completely forgotten and discarded by music critics. It s like they never existed, and in a sense, that s true : since you can t buy it in a physical or digital form.
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I m sure some albums such as Gold or Musicology would have been good catalogue sellers. And they missed their chance to meet their audience when Prince died.
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Sales are an important part of the topic, because it s the only objective factor we can have, not to enjoy the music, but to talk about an album.
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There is a poll in the org to list the best albums of Prince. I m sure the top ten will be his best selling albums. Coincidences?
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I didn't even participate to this poll...
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Purple Rain sales are as important as the music to describe the phenomenon it was and the cultural impact it had on the music. If it was a flop, we wouldn't be here discussing Prince s music, cause the org wouldn't even exist.
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Is there a slystone.org? No. Why? Because he never had this huge selling véhicule such as Purple Rain.

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I don t understand neither the point in creating topics such as " what song have you in mind today" or " what are you thinking of this album". To each one his tastes, every body understand music on his own, so what s the point in discussing about it?
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If I were like you, I would go on every of these topics saying "what is your point you all with all these debates in the wind?". No. Everybody has the right to discuss whatever they want to. That's the goal of a board, and that includes talking about sales too. That s incredible that guys like you are still complaining about people interested in sales, when this was a topic that Prince was very interested in.
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Tolerance is clearly something you missed in Prince s music, to ask questions like that, and not understanding what the Goal of a board is.
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That s why sales are an interesting matter : you can rely on facts, and in the same time there is an investigating work to do, because some time facts are hard to find.
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In the case of Prince, his sales reflect too the way he innovated in distributing his music, and show the evolution of the industry. So from an historical point of view, it also shows how the behaviour of the consumers changed.
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I never implied that because an album sells well, suddenly the music becomes better. That s absolutely not my point.
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If you understood it that way,I m sorry for you.
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Reply #127 posted 12/19/18 5:27am

RODSERLING

I was right : RAVE un2 is among the next batch of re releases on march, 8.
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It is listed as 3 CDs though.
Maybe it is in fact 3 vinyl discs...
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Reply #128 posted 12/19/18 6:14am

djThunderfunk

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RODSERLING said:

djThunderfunk said:


Yes. Musicology was available in retail stores for several years. It was easily available in 2005. At least here in the U.S. it was.


In Europe it wasn't. It wasnt even included in Sony holiday 2004 catalogue at a little price, like every other albums. In the US, That was old shipments that had to be sold, since it sold only 49.000 copies between January 2005 and April 2016 (!). . It s like Emancipation was Available at some stores until 2014, but it was clearly old shipments printed around 1996/1997. . Maybe the shipments were bigger in stores at some point in 2005 and were sent to music clubs? . One thing is for sure, the album couldn t be ordered by February 2005 and wasn't so easily available, or else it would have cracked the top 200 again with the Grammy s hype. Just like 3121 wasn t produced anymore at the time the Superbowl performance came up. . I think that whenever Prince ended promoting an album and did everything he wanted to do with it, he made a call to stop produce the current album, to be more focused on the next one. Surely something superstitious. . I m amazed nobody here ever thought or wonder about the fact that a large part of his discography is out of print.


Well here in his home country it was available in stores or from Amazon, at retail price, for YEARS. So was 3121 which was easily available when the Superbowl performance happened. Sorry about Europe.

Even Rainbow Children, NEWS and One Nite Alone Live were available at retail for 2 or 3 years. They were out of stock faster than most.

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Reply #129 posted 12/19/18 6:33am

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RODSERLING said:

I was right : RAVE un2 is among the next batch of re releases on march, 8. . It is listed as 3 CDs though. Maybe it is in fact 3 vinyl discs...


listed where? i have 'rave...' on vinyl and it's only 2 discs. i wonder if 3 discs is going to include remixes?

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Reply #130 posted 12/19/18 12:16pm

42Kristen

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Reply #131 posted 12/19/18 12:34pm

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RODSERLING said:

I was right : RAVE un2 is among the next batch of re releases on march, 8. . It is listed as 3 CDs though. Maybe it is in fact 3 vinyl discs...

A search brings up no info on any releases past those 3 already mentioned. Where did you see this?

Check out The Collector's Guide to Prince on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/p...4ldzxwlEuy
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Reply #132 posted 12/19/18 3:45pm

xodusfr

embmmusic said:

RODSERLING said:

I was right : RAVE un2 is among the next batch of re releases on march, 8. . It is listed as 3 CDs though. Maybe it is in fact 3 vinyl discs...

A search brings up no info on any releases past those 3 already mentioned. Where did you see this?

Here is where you can see it:

https://www.cede.ch/de/music/?view=detail&branch_sub=0&branch=1&aid=16599114

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Reply #133 posted 12/19/18 3:50pm

xodusfr

xodusfr said:

embmmusic said:

A search brings up no info on any releases past those 3 already mentioned. Where did you see this?

Here is where you can see it:

https://www.cede.ch/de/music/?view=detail&branch_sub=0&branch=1&aid=16599114

More information here too biggrin :

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/princes_musicology_3121_and_planet_earth_given_vinyl_reissues

The Purple One's Musicology (2004), 3121 (2006) and Planet Earth (2007) will all arrive on CD and vinyl on February 8.

The reissues mark the first time all three albums have been pressed to wax, set to arrive on purple-coloured LPs that can be pre-ordered here. Each reissue will arrive as single CD packages, as well as 2-LP vinyl sets for Musicology and 3121. Planet Earth, however, will be reissued as a only a single vinyl LP.

As previously reported, additional titles set to get the reissue treatment as part of the campaign's first phase include 1995's The Gold Experience, 1996's Emancipation, 1999's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and 2001's The Rainbow Children.

Titles featured in the deal's second phase, set to begin in 2021, include 1979's Prince, 1980's Dirty Mind, 1981's Controversy, 1982's 1999, 1985's Around the World in a Day, 1987's Sign 'O' the Times, 1988's Lovesexy, 1991's Diamonds and Pearls and 1992's [Love Symbol].

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Reply #134 posted 12/19/18 4:22pm

feeluupp

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Unless your a collector, the post 95 reissues dont really excite me that much, due to the fact it's clear they are not remastered or adding any deluxe features to it...

But the second batch is interesting becasue it was literally a year ago they just released remastered versions of Prince, ATWIAD, Sign O' The Times, Lovesexy... So maybe these will all get the deluxe treatment. Would be amazing to have his classic albums get a real deluxe treatment.

xodusfr said:

xodusfr said:

Here is where you can see it:

https://www.cede.ch/de/music/?view=detail&branch_sub=0&branch=1&aid=16599114

More information here too biggrin :

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/princes_musicology_3121_and_planet_earth_given_vinyl_reissues

The Purple One's Musicology (2004), 3121 (2006) and Planet Earth (2007) will all arrive on CD and vinyl on February 8.

The reissues mark the first time all three albums have been pressed to wax, set to arrive on purple-coloured LPs that can be pre-ordered here. Each reissue will arrive as single CD packages, as well as 2-LP vinyl sets for Musicology and 3121. Planet Earth, however, will be reissued as a only a single vinyl LP.

As previously reported, additional titles set to get the reissue treatment as part of the campaign's first phase include 1995's The Gold Experience, 1996's Emancipation, 1999's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and 2001's The Rainbow Children.

Titles featured in the deal's second phase, set to begin in 2021, include 1979's Prince, 1980's Dirty Mind, 1981's Controversy, 1982's 1999, 1985's Around the World in a Day, 1987's Sign 'O' the Times, 1988's Lovesexy, 1991's Diamonds and Pearls and 1992's [Love Symbol].

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Reply #135 posted 12/19/18 5:12pm

ChocolateBox31
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I can't BELIEVE Prince forgot the combination to THE VAULT! Therefore hadn't entered it in YEARS!!!!

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 #136 posted 12/19/18 9:57pm

RODSERLING

djThunderfunk said:



RODSERLING said:


djThunderfunk said:



Yes. Musicology was available in retail stores for several years. It was easily available in 2005. At least here in the U.S. it was.




In Europe it wasn't. It wasnt even included in Sony holiday 2004 catalogue at a little price, like every other albums. In the US, That was old shipments that had to be sold, since it sold only 49.000 copies between January 2005 and April 2016 (!). . It s like Emancipation was Available at some stores until 2014, but it was clearly old shipments printed around 1996/1997. . Maybe the shipments were bigger in stores at some point in 2005 and were sent to music clubs? . One thing is for sure, the album couldn t be ordered by February 2005 and wasn't so easily available, or else it would have cracked the top 200 again with the Grammy s hype. Just like 3121 wasn t produced anymore at the time the Superbowl performance came up. . I think that whenever Prince ended promoting an album and did everything he wanted to do with it, he made a call to stop produce the current album, to be more focused on the next one. Surely something superstitious. . I m amazed nobody here ever thought or wonder about the fact that a large part of his discography is out of print.


Well here in his home country it was available in stores or from Amazon, at retail price, for YEARS. So was 3121 which was easily available when the Superbowl performance happened. Sorry about Europe.

Even Rainbow Children, NEWS and One Nite Alone Live were available at retail for 2 or 3 years. They were out of stock faster than most.



Like I said 49.000 copies of Musicology sold in 12 years is not what one could call "easily available", unless as I suspect some shipments not counted by soundscan were sold through Colombia House.
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Some albums such as Emancipation or Lotus Flower could reappear in some stores from time to time, but my point is that the labels stopped printed them after the promotion, for reasons not only illogical (the goal is to produce them to sell them to make money out of it) but that were never officially explained.
.
If there were more shipments in stores that weren t sold it would still be available at a normal price on some services such as Amazon, where the price of these albums reached fast summit beyond normal.
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Reply #137 posted 12/19/18 10:05pm

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feeluupp said:


Unless your a collector, the post 95 reissues dont really excite me that much, due to the fact it's clear they are not remastered or adding any deluxe features to it...




But the second batch is interesting becasue it was literally a year ago they just released remastered versions of Prince, ATWIAD, Sign O' The Times, Lovesexy... So maybe these will all get the deluxe treatment. Would be amazing to have his classic albums get a real deluxe treatment.





xodusfr said:




xodusfr said:





Here is where you can see it:


https://www.cede.ch/de/music/?view=detail&branch_sub=0&branch=1&aid=16599114






More information here too biggrin :



http://exclaim.ca/music/article/princes_musicology_3121_and_planet_earth_given_vinyl_reissues




The Purple One's Musicology (2004), 3121 (2006) and Planet Earth (2007) will all arrive on CD and vinyl on February 8.

The reissues mark the first time all three albums have been pressed to wax, set to arrive on purple-coloured LPs that can be pre-ordered here. Each reissue will arrive as single CD packages, as well as 2-LP vinyl sets for Musicology and 3121. Planet Earth, however, will be reissued as a only a single vinyl LP.

As previously reported, additional titles set to get the reissue treatment as part of the campaign's first phase include 1995's The Gold Experience, 1996's Emancipation, 1999's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and 2001's The Rainbow Children.

Titles featured in the deal's second phase, set to begin in 2021, include 1979's Prince, 1980's Dirty Mind, 1981's Controversy, 1982's 1999, 1985's Around the World in a Day, 1987's Sign 'O' the Times, 1988's Lovesexy, 1991's Diamonds and Pearls and 1992's [Love Symbol].







So now it s time for WB to move their asses if they want their piece of the cake, and release deluxe editions of Parade and Batman (which is the 30th anniversary next year).
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And what about Come and Black album? It seems neither Sony nor WB has the rights to release them.
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Post 1995 albums don t need remasterisation, they are too recent and already suffer from the loudness war.
It would be horrid if they remasterised them, meaning they would sound even worst.
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Reply #138 posted 12/20/18 5:58am

djThunderfunk

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RODSERLING said:

djThunderfunk said:


Well here in his home country it was available in stores or from Amazon, at retail price, for YEARS. So was 3121 which was easily available when the Superbowl performance happened. Sorry about Europe.

Even Rainbow Children, NEWS and One Nite Alone Live were available at retail for 2 or 3 years. They were out of stock faster than most.

Like I said 49.000 copies of Musicology sold in 12 years is not what one could call "easily available", unless as I suspect some shipments not counted by soundscan were sold through Colombia House. . Some albums such as Emancipation or Lotus Flower could reappear in some stores from time to time, but my point is that the labels stopped printed them after the promotion, for reasons not only illogical (the goal is to produce them to sell them to make money out of it) but that were never officially explained. . If there were more shipments in stores that weren t sold it would still be available at a normal price on some services such as Amazon, where the price of these albums reached fast summit beyond normal.


Being available to pick up at or order from retail stores at retail price IS EXACTLY what I would call "easily available". And as long as it was still available, why on earth would there have been a need to keep printing it? Again, sorrry about Eurpoe, but Musicolgy was around at retail price in the states for YEARS.

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Reply #139 posted 12/20/18 8:27am

darkroman

djThunderfunk said:

RODSERLING said:

djThunderfunk said: Like I said 49.000 copies of Musicology sold in 12 years is not what one could call "easily available", unless as I suspect some shipments not counted by soundscan were sold through Colombia House. . Some albums such as Emancipation or Lotus Flower could reappear in some stores from time to time, but my point is that the labels stopped printed them after the promotion, for reasons not only illogical (the goal is to produce them to sell them to make money out of it) but that were never officially explained. . If there were more shipments in stores that weren t sold it would still be available at a normal price on some services such as Amazon, where the price of these albums reached fast summit beyond normal.


Being available to pick up at or order from retail stores at retail price IS EXACTLY what I would call "easily available". And as long as it was still available, why on earth would there have been a need to keep printing it? Again, sorrry about Eurpoe, but Musicolgy was around at retail price in the states for YEARS.


I bought the CD Digipak in April 2004 when it was released and the Vinyl in September 2004.

I eventually bought the Jewel Case version in October 2005 in my local record shop.

I certainly remember Musicology being available for quite a few years in shops - even if this was just a case of an old pressing taking years to sell.

I even remember stacks and stacks of the Crystal Ball being dicounted for ages as they were not selling at all.


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Reply #140 posted 12/20/18 10:34am

RODSERLING

darkroman said:



djThunderfunk said:




RODSERLING said:


djThunderfunk said: Like I said 49.000 copies of Musicology sold in 12 years is not what one could call "easily available", unless as I suspect some shipments not counted by soundscan were sold through Colombia House. . Some albums such as Emancipation or Lotus Flower could reappear in some stores from time to time, but my point is that the labels stopped printed them after the promotion, for reasons not only illogical (the goal is to produce them to sell them to make money out of it) but that were never officially explained. . If there were more shipments in stores that weren t sold it would still be available at a normal price on some services such as Amazon, where the price of these albums reached fast summit beyond normal.


Being available to pick up at or order from retail stores at retail price IS EXACTLY what I would call "easily available". And as long as it was still available, why on earth would there have been a need to keep printing it? Again, sorrry about Eurpoe, but Musicolgy was around at retail price in the states for YEARS.




I bought the CD Digipak in April 2004 when it was released and the Vinyl in September 2004.

I eventually bought the Jewel Case version in October 2005 in my local record shop.

I certainly remember Musicology being available for quite a few years in shops - even if this was just a case of an old pressing taking years to sell.

I even remember stacks and stacks of the Crystal Ball being dicounted for ages as they were not selling at all.


wink



Yes CB was available until around 2005 in stores at a reasonable price, but that s not answering why every album post 1993 are still not printed as of now. Especially when it was handled by music majors such as Sony or Universal...
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Even the newspapers for 2010 hadn't t the right to reprint new copies, whereas in France for instance the 140.000 copies were sold out at 11 in the morning the day of release
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Reply #141 posted 12/20/18 11:25pm

JorisE73

darkroman said:

djThunderfunk said:


Being available to pick up at or order from retail stores at retail price IS EXACTLY what I would call "easily available". And as long as it was still available, why on earth would there have been a need to keep printing it? Again, sorrry about Eurpoe, but Musicolgy was around at retail price in the states for YEARS.


I bought the CD Digipak in April 2004 when it was released and the Vinyl in September 2004.

I eventually bought the Jewel Case version in October 2005 in my local record shop.

I certainly remember Musicology being available for quite a few years in shops - even if this was just a case of an old pressing taking years to sell.

I even remember stacks and stacks of the Crystal Ball being dicounted for ages as they were not selling at all.


wink



I ordered the 5 CD Crystall Ball through the website and somewhere around 2005 I bought the 4 CD jewel case version with booklet for €10 and they had stacks of these in a bargain bin in Netherlands, sadly not the round case 4 CD version because my case was cracked and replacing it for €10 would have been great. Musicology is still pretty easy found here. I saw a couple not to long ago at the Mediamarkt.

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Reply #142 posted 12/21/18 4:28am

RODSERLING

JorisE73 said:



darkroman said:




djThunderfunk said:




Being available to pick up at or order from retail stores at retail price IS EXACTLY what I would call "easily available". And as long as it was still available, why on earth would there have been a need to keep printing it? Again, sorrry about Eurpoe, but Musicolgy was around at retail price in the states for YEARS.




I bought the CD Digipak in April 2004 when it was released and the Vinyl in September 2004.

I eventually bought the Jewel Case version in October 2005 in my local record shop.

I certainly remember Musicology being available for quite a few years in shops - even if this was just a case of an old pressing taking years to sell.

I even remember stacks and stacks of the Crystal Ball being dicounted for ages as they were not selling at all.


wink





I ordered the 5 CD Crystall Ball through the website and somewhere around 2005 I bought the 4 CD jewel case version with booklet for €10 and they had stacks of these in a bargain bin in Netherlands, sadly not the round case 4 CD version because my case was cracked and replacing it for €10 would have been great. Musicology is still pretty easy found here. I saw a couple not to long ago at the Mediamarkt.



Musicology on mint condition in stores in 2018?
Looks like science fiction, it s on amazon for a hundred bucks for years
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Reply #143 posted 12/21/18 5:29am

JorisE73

RODSERLING said:

JorisE73 said:



I ordered the 5 CD Crystall Ball through the website and somewhere around 2005 I bought the 4 CD jewel case version with booklet for €10 and they had stacks of these in a bargain bin in Netherlands, sadly not the round case 4 CD version because my case was cracked and replacing it for €10 would have been great. Musicology is still pretty easy found here. I saw a couple not to long ago at the Mediamarkt.

Musicology on mint condition in stores in 2018? Looks like science fiction, it s on amazon for a hundred bucks for years


No science fiction. Numerous stores in The Netherlands seem to have old boxes of CD's laying about.

For instance 2 years ago a fresh batch of unsold Gold Experience CD's were stocked at a music shop in Delft.
At Mediamarkt in Zoetermeer there we copies of Musicology and 3121 still stocked.

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Reply #144 posted 12/21/18 7:17am

RODSERLING

JorisE73 said:



RODSERLING said:


JorisE73 said:




I ordered the 5 CD Crystall Ball through the website and somewhere around 2005 I bought the 4 CD jewel case version with booklet for €10 and they had stacks of these in a bargain bin in Netherlands, sadly not the round case 4 CD version because my case was cracked and replacing it for €10 would have been great. Musicology is still pretty easy found here. I saw a couple not to long ago at the Mediamarkt.



Musicology on mint condition in stores in 2018? Looks like science fiction, it s on amazon for a hundred bucks for years


No science fiction. Numerous stores in The Netherlands seem to have old boxes of CD's laying about.


For instance 2 years ago a fresh batch of unsold Gold Experience CD's were stocked at a music shop in Delft.
At Mediamarkt in Zoetermeer there we copies of Musicology and 3121 still stocked.



God bless Netherlands. So why nobody bought them all to sell them at a much higher price on Amazon?
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Reply #145 posted 12/21/18 9:23am

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I'm really looking forward to get these on vinyl especially 3121.

I just hope they are good pressings.

I really hope that Come Get a release soon and we also get vinyl copies of Chaos and The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

Emancipation would be cool be I guess that would have to be a 6 album set.
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Reply #146 posted 12/21/18 4:55pm

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Cater Vinyl Hipster Crowd? Most of us VHC have been collecting Vinyl long before you were itiching in your daddy's pants... 30, 40 years ago?

JorisE73 said:

luvsexy4all said:

why bother releasing this stuff WITHOUT bonus tracks ?


I think mostly to cater to that recent vinyl hipster crowd.

And girls, if you wanna to get that lovely tattoo of the sunrise rising out of your ass crack... Gorgeous when you're 20, but when you're 50, it's an octopus chasing a fucking starfish ~ Robin Williams
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Reply #147 posted 12/21/18 5:01pm

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Pay attention closer to the lyrics to Fury and trust me I know the real story behind this song wink

ChocolateBox3121 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]

If 3121 would have went like Prince planned it. It would have been & even MORE MEGA HIT! Too bad Universal wouldn't approve "Fury" being used as the video from SNL. Then Oprah turning down what would have been a second appearance to promote the project & new 3121 perfume on her then high rated show The Oprah Winfrey Show. Then of course being served papers from Mani right in the middle of it all. It was ALL bittersweet for Prince

And girls, if you wanna to get that lovely tattoo of the sunrise rising out of your ass crack... Gorgeous when you're 20, but when you're 50, it's an octopus chasing a fucking starfish ~ Robin Williams
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Reply #148 posted 12/24/18 1:49am

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Kobe said:

Cater Vinyl Hipster Crowd? Most of us VHC have been collecting Vinyl long before you were itiching in your daddy's pants... 30, 40 years ago?

JorisE73 said:


I think mostly to cater to that recent vinyl hipster crowd.

Oh please, 44 years here and grew up on vinyl and CD's.
The recent new vinyl buyers don't care about quality like vinyl masters pressed on vinyl or Digital masters pressed on digital media and only buy these crap quality CD-masters-pressed-on-vinyl releases to come over as interesting, pretentious hipsters.

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Reply #149 posted 12/24/18 6:55pm

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Kobe said:

Pay attention closer to the lyrics to Fury and trust me I know the real story behind this song wink

ChocolateBox3121 said:

If 3121 would have went like Prince planned it. It would have been & even MORE MEGA HIT! Too bad Universal wouldn't approve "Fury" being used as the video from SNL. Then Oprah turning down what would have been a second appearance to promote the project & new 3121 perfume on her then high rated show The Oprah Winfrey Show. Then of course being served papers from Mani right in the middle of it all. It was ALL bittersweet for Prince

LIES!

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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