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VaultCurator

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Double LP "Prince - The Hits 1" to be released on Purple Vinyl

Exclusive to German retailer Tchibo. Images of the test pressing have appeared in the Prince Vinyl Collecting Facebook group and an advert has appeared in a German magazine.

https://twitter.com/Neo_M...35521?s=19

UPDATE: PRE ORDER LINK:

https://www.tchibo.de/m/d...61045.html
[Edited 12/1/20 2:11am]
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Reply #1 posted 11/30/20 9:36pm

RODSERLING

No interest at all, since it contains mostly edit versions.
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It is to be noted it s a shame that for MJ and Prince, there is no greatest hits available for the masses ( in one LP for a reduced price).
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They should do a special release to please the masses who buy vinyl, without being especially fans of Prince.
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For Prince I would go like that :

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Side A
1. I wanna Be Your Lover (edit)
2. 1999 (edit)
3. Little Red Corvette
4. When Doves Cry
5. Nothing Compares 2 U

Side B

1.Partyman (1993 edit)
2.Cream
3. SOTT ( edit)
4. U Got the Look
5. Purple Rain
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Reply #2 posted 11/30/20 9:48pm

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Shame it doesn’t look like it’ll be a widespread release available everywhere, as I’d have snapped up a copy otherwise (early ‘90s has been a pretty neglected period in the reissues/SDEs so far, even if this isn’t early-‘90s material as such). Unless it’s a Versace Experience-style ‘toe in the water’ before they do a wider black vinyl reissue of Hits 1 *and* 2 later...
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Reply #3 posted 11/30/20 10:08pm

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I wonder if they have remastered the trax. There's already 1 listing of this on ebay with photos, but I can't tell from the fine print if it contains remastered versions. This seems like such an odd exclusive 2 give 2 Tchibo alone, although The David Bowie Estate did an exclusive SPACE ODDITY coloured vinyl with Paul Smith boutiques last year, so I guess this type of deal is possible. Perhaps this is a hint that The Estate will release The Hits / B-sides as a 6-LP box set in the spring 4 Record Store Day...

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Reply #4 posted 12/01/20 2:10am

VaultCurator

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Here's the pre-order link for anyone who would like it...

https://www.tchibo.de/m/d...61045.html

Requires a German billing address to purchase sad
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Reply #5 posted 12/01/20 2:50am

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VaultCurator said:

Here's the pre-order link for anyone who would like it... https://www.tchibo.de/m/d...61045.html Requires a German billing address to purchase sad [Edited 12/1/20 2:18am]

Not neccessarily as I managed to order it and have it send the Netherlands

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Reply #6 posted 12/01/20 5:40am

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RODSERLING said:

No interest at all, since it contains mostly edit versions. . It is to be noted it s a shame that for MJ and Prince, there is no greatest hits available for the masses ( in one LP for a reduced price). . They should do a special release to please the masses who buy vinyl, without being especially fans of Prince. . For Prince I would go like that : . Side A 1. I wanna Be Your Lover (edit) 2. 1999 (edit) 3. Little Red Corvette 4. When Doves Cry 5. Nothing Compares 2 U Side B 1.Partyman (1993 edit) 2.Cream 3. SOTT ( edit) 4. U Got the Look 5. Purple Rain

ChangesOnePrince eh?

I think that's a decent tracklist, i'd probably replace Partyman with either Gett Off or When You Were Mine though.

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Reply #7 posted 12/01/20 5:48am

funkbabyandthe
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more fan exploitation

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Reply #8 posted 12/01/20 6:45am

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VaultCurator said:

Here's the pre-order link for anyone who would like it... https://www.tchibo.de/m/d...61045.html Requires a German billing address to purchase sad [Edited 12/1/20 2:18am]

I just tried to place an order 2 ship 2 Canada, and indeed it didn't work. Although I did see that they ship 2 anywhere in the EU. It's possible 2 pay with Paypal or credit card, and if U sign up 4 their email newsletter, U can save 10%. Here's their message about countries they ship 2: "Adresse im Ausland (Belgien, Bulgarien, Zypern, Dänemark, Estland, Spanien, Finnland, Frankreich, Griechenland, Kroatien, Irland, Italien, Litauen, Luxemburg, Lettland, Malta, Niederlande, Portugal, Schweden, Slowenien)"

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Reply #9 posted 12/01/20 8:37am

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Just attempted an order to the UK and it wasn't allowed. So really is just the EU then.

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Reply #10 posted 12/01/20 9:04am

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Doppel-LP »Prince – The Hits 1«

Costs almost 30 euros with tax and s&h.

i would only get this as a gift for someone else who likes vinyl.

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Reply #11 posted 12/01/20 9:08am

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why

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 12/01/20 11:59am

jjam

embmmusic said:

Just attempted an order to the UK and it wasn't allowed. So really is just the EU then.

Bloody Brexit...

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Reply #13 posted 12/01/20 2:33pm

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I wonder if it will be released in other countries as well. It seems odd to only release it in Germany.
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Reply #14 posted 12/02/20 6:02am

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I have a feeling it'll be available worldwide soon but just in case it's not, a German friend on Facebook is ordering it for me and shipping it to me in the USA. I, of course, am paying him through PayPal.

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Reply #15 posted 12/02/20 6:22am

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I don't understand this at all.

I mean, what's the reason they only release it in Germany ?

This is more the field of interest of Bart Vanhemelen. he often knows what the administrative and legal rules are.

Could it be the same reason as with the SOTT movie?

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #16 posted 12/02/20 7:58am

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Vannormal said:

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I don't understand this at all.

I mean, what's the reason they only release it in Germany ?

This is more the field of interest of Bart Vanhemelen. he often knows what the administrative and legal rules are.

Could it be the same reason as with the SOTT movie?

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The fine print on the back of the album cover indicates it's exclusive to Tchibo, so it won't be 4 sale anywhere else in Germany. However, anyone in the EU can order it from the Tchibo website. This isn't that strange as The Estate has had 2 recent official and exclusive Prince covermount 45s on German magazines: Muzikexpress and Rolling Stone. Nevertheless, I'm guessing that the rest of the world will see a spring purple vinyl release of The Hits Part 1, The Hits Part 2, and The Hits / The B-sides. Fingers crossed the trax will be remastered.

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Reply #17 posted 12/02/20 12:40pm

RJOrion

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more fan exploitation

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Reply #18 posted 12/02/20 7:53pm

RODSERLING

History ( CD2) was released as a single album in a digipack, solely in a german magazine too.
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Germany was also one of the 5 countries where 2010 was available.
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Reply #19 posted 12/03/20 7:18am

Thibaut

I would have bought the B-sides disc on vinyl but this seems a bit of a pointless release to me honestly.

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Reply #20 posted 12/03/20 9:24am

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MadeUpName said:

Vannormal said:

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I don't understand this at all.

I mean, what's the reason they only release it in Germany ?

This is more the field of interest of Bart Vanhemelen. he often knows what the administrative and legal rules are.

Could it be the same reason as with the SOTT movie?

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The fine print on the back of the album cover indicates it's exclusive to Tchibo, so it won't be 4 sale anywhere else in Germany. However, anyone in the EU can order it from the Tchibo website. This isn't that strange as The Estate has had 2 recent official and exclusive Prince covermount 45s on German magazines: Muzikexpress and Rolling Stone. Nevertheless, I'm guessing that the rest of the world will see a spring purple vinyl release of The Hits Part 1, The Hits Part 2, and The Hits / The B-sides. Fingers crossed the trax will be remastered.

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What makes you think this will happen ?

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #21 posted 12/03/20 9:49am

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Vannormal said:

MadeUpName said:

The fine print on the back of the album cover indicates it's exclusive to Tchibo, so it won't be 4 sale anywhere else in Germany. However, anyone in the EU can order it from the Tchibo website. This isn't that strange as The Estate has had 2 recent official and exclusive Prince covermount 45s on German magazines: Muzikexpress and Rolling Stone. Nevertheless, I'm guessing that the rest of the world will see a spring purple vinyl release of The Hits Part 1, The Hits Part 2, and The Hits / The B-sides. Fingers crossed the trax will be remastered.

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What makes you think this will happen ?

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Keyword = "guessing". My thinking is that it seems so random that The Estate would release The Hits Part 1 on purple vinyl in the EU only, especially when the project sold very well back in the 1990s and it would be a missed money-maker opportunity 2 not re-release the whole thing re-mastered on purple vinyl for the world. However, just because I'm speculating this is forthcoming doesn't mean that I want it! There are at least 50 other Prince projects of both unreleased material and remastered super deluxe editions that I would prefer. I think that the re-release of The Hits would be more appropriate in 2043, 2 celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

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Reply #22 posted 12/03/20 9:59am

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If they should release a greatest hits package,

it better be new !

Not a reissue.

On that The Hits I and II are enough forgotten songs to leave aside,

and to add new ones.

And maybe add a few new 'hits'.

I'm sure there is enough unknown material available form his last two years.

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #23 posted 12/04/20 6:34pm

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Reply #24 posted 12/06/20 6:19am

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I love all these songs but the tracklist is a mess unless they release the entire Hits/B-side collection on Vinyl.

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Reply #25 posted 12/08/20 5:08am

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No shipping to the UK, weirdly

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Reply #26 posted 12/08/20 8:45am

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ian said:

No shipping to the UK, weirdly

Your warehouses are full of vaccines! biggrin

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Reply #27 posted 12/08/20 8:25pm

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TKO said:

I love all these songs but the tracklist is a mess unless they release the entire Hits/B-side collection on Vinyl.



Agreed - they have to release it as a box and the individual albums - why would they just release Hits 1?
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Reply #28 posted 12/10/20 2:04am

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Speculation:

This has me thinking. We've seen a few instances where there have been limited Prince releases ahead of more substantial ones.

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* The 1999 single LP that was released for record store day, a year ahead on 1999 remastered.
* The Versace Experience RSD cassette, ahead of the wider vinyl and CD release
* The Sign O' The Times Picture disc was originally intended to be released ahead of the Super Deluxe, unfortunately this was derailed due to covid.

Now couple that with the fact that the 2018 Anthology collection (although digital only) was released by NPG records and Legacy, to mark the digital release of Prince's post 1995 catalogue.

Now consider that Legacy is going to be issued publishing rights to the bulk of Prince's pre-1995 catalogue in some regions. Maybe Legacy intend on starting the WB era re-issues with a vinyl release of The Hits / The B-Sides? This may require some co-ordination with WB as the set contains Purple Rain / Parade / Graffiti Bridge tracks, but I can still see this happening.

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Reply #29 posted 12/10/20 6:11pm

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