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Thread started 09/24/19 9:06am

homesquid

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Prince 'Versace" CD Dominates Charts!

Debuts at #170 on Billboard Top 200 Albums

Much better than this crap release deseves.

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Reply #1 posted 09/24/19 1:40pm

Romeoblu

No 83 in the UK.
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Reply #2 posted 09/24/19 1:51pm

rdhull

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Rod should be happy
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #3 posted 09/24/19 3:39pm

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The estate hears you loud and clear: more cassette transfers in 2020. The people demand it!

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Reply #4 posted 09/24/19 11:46pm

mediumdry

What other cassettes did he release/give away?

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The Undertaker comes to mind, but that was a cd. Would be great if they released that though. (even though it's been bootlegged in pristine quality)

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Reply #5 posted 09/25/19 7:29am

LoveGalore

mediumdry said:

What other cassettes did he release/give away?

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The Undertaker comes to mind, but that was a cd. Would be great if they released that though. (even though it's been bootlegged in pristine quality)

The War and the JOTY Live one.

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Reply #6 posted 09/25/19 12:20pm

NouveauDance

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mediumdry said:

What other cassettes did he release/give away?

http://www.princevault.co...e=Samplers

http://www.princevault.co...gle:_Slave

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Reply #7 posted 09/25/19 12:54pm

looby

homesquid said:

Debuts at #170 on Billboard Top 200 Albums

Much better than this crap release deseves.

lol

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Reply #8 posted 09/25/19 1:29pm

jfenster

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The estate hears you loud and clear: more cassette transfers in 2020. The people demand it!

people must think this is a rare cd

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Reply #9 posted 09/25/19 2:12pm

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Just think what a Dream Factory set or The Dawn release would do on the charts, they haven’t really scratch the surface yet. “Oh the possibilities”
[Edited 9/25/19 14:13pm]
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Reply #10 posted 09/25/19 2:14pm

kindofblue

I honestly would like to see this released, as it contains many rarities and unreleased stuff:

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Sampler:_Man_O_War_(Remix)_Nine_Deep_Trax_Sampler


mediumdry said:

What other cassettes did he release/give away?

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The Undertaker comes to mind, but that was a cd. Would be great if they released that though. (even though it's been bootlegged in pristine quality)

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Reply #11 posted 09/25/19 2:41pm

RODSERLING

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Rod should be happy


I m happy Prince gets a new charting album, but I m not even interested in buying it and listening to it.
Him alive, that would have been different, and I would have enjoyed the release.
Now that he s dead, releasing this kind of thing without even a booklet in it, I pass.
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Reply #12 posted 09/25/19 2:57pm

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Dandroppedadime said:

Just think what a Dream Factory set or The Dawn release would do on the charts, they haven’t really scratch the surface yet. “Oh the possibilities” [Edited 9/25/19 14:13pm]

Everyone always brings up Dream Factory--why wouldn't they (or why wouldn't we want them to) just put the remaining tracks on a SOTT deluxe? Everyone pre-emptively itching for that double-dip?

[Edited 9/25/19 14:58pm]

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Reply #13 posted 09/25/19 11:18pm

udo

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WhisperingDandelions said:

The estate hears you loud and clear: more cassette transfers in 2020. The people demand it!

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Where did they put the 2" tapes?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #14 posted 09/26/19 12:40pm

Genesia

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kindofblue said:

I honestly would like to see this released, as it contains many rarities and unreleased stuff:

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Sampler:_Man_O_War_(Remix)_Nine_Deep_Trax_Sampler


mediumdry said:

What other cassettes did he release/give away?

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The Undertaker comes to mind, but that was a cd. Would be great if they released that though. (even though it's been bootlegged in pristine quality)


I'd love to have a version of it without Vanessa Marcil horking three-quarters of the way through The Ride.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #15 posted 09/26/19 12:45pm

jdcxc

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mediumdry said:


What other cassettes did he release/give away?


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The Undertaker comes to mind, but that was a cd. Would be great if they released that though. (even though it's been bootlegged in pristine quality)




The War and the JOTY Live one.



In the age of Trump, The War NEEDS to be rereleased!
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Reply #16 posted 09/26/19 1:05pm

jfenster

The Truth

20ten

One Night Alone

The Undertaker

The War

all could easlity be relaesd immediately

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Reply #17 posted 09/26/19 3:16pm

SquirrelMeat

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Personally, I'd love project and concept albums to be released in tandem to deluxe re-issues, be via record day or Paisley Park subscription.

There is enough material to make the deluxes meaningful, and still seperately release things like:

The Dream Factory

Camille

The Flesh

The Rebels

Varsace II

Emancipation Single Disc

The Family (By Prince)

The Time (By Prince)

etc etc

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Reply #18 posted 09/27/19 8:41am

Electrostar

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homesquid said:

Debuts at #170 on Billboard Top 200 Albums



Much better than this crap release deseves.



Definately utter crap. I didn't pay for it thankfully and deleted the lot after one play. The power of marketing....
Get up, come on let's do something.
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Reply #19 posted 09/29/19 4:26pm

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...I don't know what to say. I think this is selling well just because a lot of news sites reported on the reissue.

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Reply #20 posted 09/30/19 12:46am

kindofblue

So funny! Usually people round here complain that releases don't sell enough - and if something sells more then expected they complain too.

To each his own. I like Versace a lot. Played it a lot when it was a bootleg, and now I'm very glad to finally be able to play it from an official release. It really shows off the playful side of Prince during an era which is most often described as his bitter years.

AaronReturn2005 said:

...I don't know what to say. I think this is selling well just because a lot of news sites reported on the reissue.

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Reply #21 posted 09/30/19 1:20am

TheEnglishGent

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Genesia said:

kindofblue said:

I honestly would like to see this released, as it contains many rarities and unreleased stuff:

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Sampler:_Man_O_War_(Remix)_Nine_Deep_Trax_Sampler



I'd love to have a version of it without Vanessa Marcil horking three-quarters of the way through The Ride.

Have a search for the CD rip, the vomiting is from the VHS version.

RIP sad
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Reply #22 posted 10/21/19 1:27pm

jfenster

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Genesia said:


I'd love to have a version of it without Vanessa Marcil horking three-quarters of the way through The Ride.

Have a search for the CD rip, the vomiting is from the VHS version.

someone should ask her about is drug use

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Reply #23 posted 10/23/19 1:24pm

simonmillar

I can’t believe I’m reading some of these comments.

Some context needed; TVE and other sampler tapes mentioned were exactly that - samplers of music that prince was either still working on (and yet to be released) or completed material again yet to be released. (And for obvious reasons rose was chosen as the preferred media!)

Given the ongoing dispute with WB TVE was (alongside other projects such as TBE) an opportunity to share some of the work in progress and withheld material, and as such of great importance (then and now).

The music on this set is awesome... and at the time (and today) a real insight into just how prolific a period it was for Prince.

So warranted the release; but chart figures are meaningless as a release can chart these days with relatively low sales (compared to the past)...
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Reply #24 posted 10/24/19 1:42am

FunkJam

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I noticed that “Rootie Kazootie” is pitched higher than the full version from the bootleg Madhouse 24.
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Reply #25 posted 10/24/19 4:05am

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FunkJam said:

I noticed that “Rootie Kazootie” is pitched higher than the full version from the bootleg Madhouse 24.

Someone mentioned Mr.Howe believes leaving all these cassettes at their improper tape speeds is most respectful to his proper legacy.

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Reply #26 posted 10/24/19 4:13am

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simonmillar said:

I can’t believe I’m reading some of these comments. Some context needed; TVE and other sampler tapes mentioned were exactly that - samplers of music that prince was either still working on (and yet to be released) or completed material again yet to be released. (And for obvious reasons rose was chosen as the preferred media!) Given the ongoing dispute with WB TVE was (alongside other projects such as TBE) an opportunity to share some of the work in progress and withheld material, and as such of great importance (then and now). The music on this set is awesome... and at the time (and today) a real insight into just how prolific a period it was for Prince. So warranted the release; but chart figures are meaningless as a release can chart these days with relatively low sales (compared to the past)...

It's the opposite of your intention, but your post just makes me even more aghast at the triviality of this release. Literally just as you say it, a sampler of music given away like record stores used to give out cassette samplers for small-time bands. Originally given away, a sampler of music, now pressed to limited vinyl and sold at an inflated price (well, it never even had a price in the first place, since it was a sampler).... And they couldn't even dig in the vault for more than half a month to find the original mulitracks, we're dubbing from cassettes like a tape trader from the 80s.

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FunkJam said:

I noticed that “Rootie Kazootie” is pitched higher than the full version from the bootleg Madhouse 24.

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The whole CD / vinyl has been ripped from a cassette tape at the wrong speed, leaving everything a little higher pitched than it should be.

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Reply #28 posted 10/24/19 4:16am

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toejam said:

FunkJam said:

I noticed that “Rootie Kazootie” is pitched higher than the full version from the bootleg Madhouse 24.

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The whole CD / vinyl has been ripped from a cassette tape at the wrong speed, leaving everything a little higher pitched than it should be.

That's 3 out of 3 cassettes now ripped at improper speeds thus far, for those of you keeping track at home.

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But in all fairness, maybe Prince decided to tune all 27 instruments a couple mico-semitones off that day (or days, however long it took to record the sampler) because he was feeling kinda kooky. I mean you're going to tell me a multi-instrumentalist, professional musician, recording since the age of 18, roughly 15 years into his career is going to always record in tune? Ooookay.

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Reply #29 posted 10/24/19 4:38am

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toejam said:



FunkJam said:


I noticed that “Rootie Kazootie” is pitched higher than the full version from the bootleg Madhouse 24.

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The whole CD / vinyl has been ripped from a cassette tape at the wrong speed, leaving everything a little higher pitched than it should be.



Ah, right. I did wonder about that, but haven’t heard any of the other tracks yet. Kinda like the idea of messing with stuff like that though!
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