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Thread started 01/04/19 4:21am

TheFman

Emancipation cd case

I was just cleaning and dropped the worst triple cd ever made biggrin just poking razz
But... do they still sell these things? The case broke in like 25 pieces sad I'd rather get an original set again, not just replace the case with some imitation.
Haven't been around a record store in ages, but when i did, I haven't noticed this one anymore in a long time.

Alternatively, i could cut out the best songs from the 3 cds and glue them together and put them in a regular single cd case and thus make a best of single cd version - i bet nobody have thought of that before!

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Reply #1 posted 01/04/19 6:01am

TheEnglishGent

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Check out Amazon, they have loads of different types of CD cases.

RIP sad
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Reply #2 posted 01/04/19 6:24am

TheFman

TheEnglishGent said:

Check out Amazon, they have loads of different types of CD cases.

I actually ment: do they still sell the original CD or is it sold out and not available anymore in shops?
(i dont do amazon where i live, postage cost more than 2 original albums!)

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Reply #3 posted 01/04/19 9:43am

NorthC

You know what's even worse? When you drop your prince cd case. That one is impossible to replace, so I just taped it back together and it's been looking like this ever since.🤕
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Reply #4 posted 01/04/19 9:56am

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Emancipation was in a standard 3CD case, wasn't it? Like the 4 cd cases, but without the option to put the cd on one of the two inside spots. Just order another one. If not, Emancipation used to be everywhere for a few euro, no idea if that's changed, but try local second hand shops and goodwill type places.

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Reply #5 posted 01/04/19 10:20am

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3 cds and a booklet

I treat my cds like gold and being careful.

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Reply #6 posted 01/04/19 12:03pm

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You are way off about the emancipation packaging being the worst. I got mine in the first day and it's still perfect Del Purple Rain Deluxe on the other hand, that is the single worst one ever
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Reply #7 posted 01/04/19 12:55pm

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NorthC said:

You know what's even worse? When you drop your prince cd case. That one is impossible to replace, so I just taped it back together and it's been looking like this ever since.🤕


this is the ONLY prince album of mine where the physical copy is damaged.

it was the last time i let someone borrow a cd of mine. because back in '93
i lent it to someone and they returned it broken.

evil


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #8 posted 01/04/19 1:57pm

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omg

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Reply #9 posted 01/04/19 2:02pm

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IstenSzek said:

NorthC said:

You know what's even worse? When you drop your prince cd case. That one is impossible to replace, so I just taped it back together and it's been looking like this ever since.🤕


this is the ONLY prince album of mine where the physical copy is damaged.

it was the last time i let someone borrow a cd of mine. because back in '93
i lent it to someone and they returned it broken.

evil



I have never lended any of my Prince stuff, ever!

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Reply #10 posted 01/04/19 2:50pm

RODSERLING

TheFman said:

I was just cleaning and dropped the worst triple cd ever made biggrin just poking razz
But... do they still sell these things? The case broke in like 25 pieces sad I'd rather get an original set again, not just replace the case with some imitation.
Haven't been around a record store in ages, but when i did, I haven't noticed this one anymore in a long time.






Alternatively, i could cut out the best songs from the 3 cds and glue them together and put them in a regular single cd case and thus make a best of single cd version - i bet nobody have thought of that before!



It is being re released this year.
Funny, because two months ago, I wanted to clean my two copies of Emancipation too ( dirty and clean versions lol) and I dropped the two set, and it broke into pieces.
I was lamenting I could not buy them again...Guess what? Sony made my dreams come true!
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Reply #11 posted 01/04/19 2:54pm

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luv4u said:



IstenSzek said:




NorthC said:


You know what's even worse? When you drop your prince cd case. That one is impossible to replace, so I just taped it back together and it's been looking like this ever since.🤕


this is the ONLY prince album of mine where the physical copy is damaged.

it was the last time i let someone borrow a cd of mine. because back in '93
i lent it to someone and they returned it broken.

evil





I have never lended any of my Prince stuff, ever!



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Reply #12 posted 01/06/19 1:20pm

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NorthC said:

You know what's even worse? When you drop your prince cd case. That one is impossible to replace, so I just taped it back together and it's been looking like this ever since.🤕



Ffs! I loaned my copy to a friend in high school and that asshole DROPPED it. Yeah. Same situation. I LOVE that album. Should've bought a couple of copies if I'd find em. I've even come across some where the symbol is imposed on the booklet.

Felt like such a let down
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Reply #13 posted 01/06/19 1:34pm

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25 pieces!?
I can throw mine across the room amd only get maybe 20 at the most!
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Reply #14 posted 01/06/19 3:04pm

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lol

What?
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Reply #15 posted 01/06/19 5:14pm

IstenSzek

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

25 pieces!? I can throw mine across the room amd only get maybe 20 at the most!


lol 25 does seem like a whole lot of pieces lol



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Reply #16 posted 01/10/19 9:11am

Musze

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This was my first Prince album and I took it everywhere with me. I cracked the case several times and probably replaced it about 3 times.

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Reply #17 posted 01/10/19 4:56pm

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My Emancipation cd case has survived perfectly all these years, but, for some reason my crystal ball cd case fell apart not long after i got it. And,weirdly, the crystal ball cd’s themselves somehow got scratched to bits VERY easily, and now, all 3 of them are virtually unplayable. The only one out of that set that is still playable is The Truth cd. Annoying.
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Reply #18 posted 01/10/19 5:49pm

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They were on Amazon a couple of years ago, but I'm not sure what they are.

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Reply #19 posted 02/03/19 5:32pm

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TheFman said:

I was just cleaning and dropped the worst triple cd ever made biggrin just poking razz
But... do they still sell these things? The case broke in like 25 pieces sad I'd rather get an original set again, not just replace the case with some imitation.
Haven't been around a record store in ages, but when i did, I haven't noticed this one anymore in a long time.






Alternatively, i could cut out the best songs from the 3 cds and glue them together and put them in a regular single cd case and thus make a best of single cd version - i bet nobody have thought of that before!


25 pieces? I dropped my hits/bsides CD once and it only had one broken piece
I can't think of a good signature.
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Reply #20 posted 02/04/19 1:27am

darkroman

It's fairly easy to replace most CD cases, and even for a time it was very easy to pick up the Symbol case for next to nothing, the most important cases to keep care of are the official WB cases.

These have a WB logo etched into the plastic on the bottom corner. If you break these, it will be near impossible to replace!

However the main option would be to search for old 90s WB acts in second hand stores in the hope of finding one.

cool

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Reply #21 posted 02/04/19 3:00am

jaawwnn

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You can still pick up a copy of emancipation for next to nothing, might be actually cheaper than buying an empty case.


https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/864194?ev=rb


Poor Emancipation, so unloved lol

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Reply #22 posted 02/04/19 3:55am

darkroman

Incidentally, usually with these types of cases, you'll find the front and back parts are actually the same as the rear parts of a standard jewel case.

So as long as the plastic core hindge mechanisn is unbroken, you may find you just need to replace the front and back part with the back part of a standard jewel case.

In the past this has worked for me with different releases.


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