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Thread started 10/13/16 5:18am

feeluupp

PRINCE VINYL RE-ISSUES

Can we sticky the VINYL RE-ISSUES thread again??

Has the SOTT re issue been released yet??

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Reply #1 posted 10/13/16 7:04am

player

Second this!

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Reply #2 posted 10/13/16 7:35am

darkroman

21st October.

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Reply #3 posted 10/17/16 1:43am

jstar69

picked up mine from tower records in tokyo on Saturday - lovely lovely

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Reply #4 posted 10/17/16 3:31am

bwaaatch

Sticky please!

The ability to discuss the latest reissues in the context of the previous ones is useful. Although musically each one is a big leap, the reissues should be considered part of a series, and thus discussion of the technical aspects of packaging and pressing make sense in one place.

I note Fopp had SOTT at the weekend.
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Reply #5 posted 10/17/16 4:16pm

Musze

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Received shipping notice from Amazon on Sign O' The Times" today. It'll be here Wed, 10/19....

*Editing* to reflect that this notice is actually for the BluRay.... which I'd forgotten that I'd ordered. LOL.

Sorry.....

[Edited 10/17/16 16:20pm]

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Reply #6 posted 10/20/16 1:05pm

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JUST received text from Amazon (for real this time) that my SOTT 2LP has shipped and will be delivered Friday 10/21.

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Reply #7 posted 10/20/16 4:26pm

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For You

Prince

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Purple Rain

AWTWIAD

Parade and

SOTT

Have all been re-issued on vinyl now. November release will be Lovesexy I believe.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #8 posted 10/21/16 4:57am

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Musze said:

JUST received text from Amazon (for real this time) that my SOTT 2LP has shipped and will be delivered Friday 10/21.




Reserved my copy at Barnes and Noble. Will pick it up today! cool
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #9 posted 10/21/16 7:30am

Xarina

Well, my credit card was charged yesterday, but Amazon still says my order is being prepared for shipping...even though it says I will receive my copy by 8pm tonight. Hehe. We'll see! smile

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Reply #10 posted 10/21/16 7:43am

Romeoblu

My Sign was delivered today. Not had a chance to check it out yet.
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Reply #11 posted 10/21/16 7:45am

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rainbowchild said:

Musze said:

JUST received text from Amazon (for real this time) that my SOTT 2LP has shipped and will be delivered Friday 10/21.

Reserved my copy at Barnes and Noble. Will pick it up today! cool

Me too!!! highfive

Damn, Christopher, damn!
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Reply #12 posted 10/21/16 2:38pm

Musze

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As with all the reissues... sounds amazing. Hearing things on I'd never heard. I'll detail later.

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Reply #13 posted 10/21/16 3:41pm

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Listening right now. Good warm sound. Parade seemed a touch more revealing and it seemed to have a greater upgrade to its sound from what I can tell so far.
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Reply #14 posted 10/21/16 3:41pm

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CuddlyBear said:



rainbowchild said:


Musze said:

JUST received text from Amazon (for real this time) that my SOTT 2LP has shipped and will be delivered Friday 10/21.



Reserved my copy at Barnes and Noble. Will pick it up today! cool

Me too!!! highfive




Just picked up my copy! Great price, too, for a double album! Got it for $22 and some change including tax using 15% coupon. A great way to remember Prince since his passing 6 months ago.

It was his last vinyl album I bought in the '80s; bought the cassettes and CDs of his later albums after that. I remember thinking there was something wrong with my turntable then when I played songs from the album with the Camille vocals. lol
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #15 posted 10/22/16 10:05am

feeluupp

MODS CAN WE GET THIS STICKYED AGAIN PLEASE

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Reply #16 posted 10/22/16 1:49pm

bwaaatch

For UK fans, Sainsbury's (in store) have SOTT for just £14! That's half the price of many other places.

I also have a question. This re-issue comes with the records in plain paper sleeves inside the main outer sleeve, but also contains two printed inner sleeves with photos and lyrics. Is that how the original was, too? Printed sleeves AND plain ones inside the main outer card sleeve? Or just the printed ones? Small detail, I know... just thought it might be an odd addition.
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Reply #17 posted 10/22/16 6:49pm

camilleisfunky

Amazon.ca emailed me today to cancel my Black Album order. I'd placed it back in June or July...

I'm disapponted...anyone know if it will be released?

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Reply #18 posted 10/22/16 6:54pm

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bwaaatch said:

For UK fans, Sainsbury's (in store) have SOTT for just £14! That's half the price of many other places.

I also have a question. This re-issue comes with the records in plain paper sleeves inside the main outer sleeve, but also contains two printed inner sleeves with photos and lyrics. Is that how the original was, too? Printed sleeves AND plain ones inside the main outer card sleeve? Or just the printed ones? Small detail, I know... just thought it might be an odd addition.


I can't answer the question about the original pressing (I got mine secondhand), but it's interesting that your copy of the reissue came with two sets of inner sleeves - I picked it up yesterday and mine just has one set, the printed versions.
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Reply #19 posted 10/23/16 3:09am

glassman

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Anyone else notice the slight differences in the reissued SOTT artwork cover and inner sleeve?
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Reply #20 posted 10/23/16 4:14am

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bwaaatch said:

This re-issue comes with the records in plain paper sleeves inside the main outer sleeve, but also contains two printed inner sleeves with photos and lyrics. Is that how the original was, too? Printed sleeves AND plain ones inside the main outer card sleeve? Or just the printed ones? Small detail, I know... just thought it might be an odd addition.

My original just has the printed sleeves.

The reissue I bought also has the plain paper sleeves as well as the printed versions.

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Reply #21 posted 10/23/16 7:24am

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TheDigitalGardener said:

bwaaatch said:

This re-issue comes with the records in plain paper sleeves inside the main outer sleeve, but also contains two printed inner sleeves with photos and lyrics. Is that how the original was, too? Printed sleeves AND plain ones inside the main outer card sleeve? Or just the printed ones? Small detail, I know... just thought it might be an odd addition.

My original just has the printed sleeves.

The reissue I bought also has the plain paper sleeves as well as the printed versions.

My US reissue only came with the printed sleeves. Also my version is not cropped.

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Reply #22 posted 10/24/16 6:59am

antonb

bwaaatch said:

For UK fans, Sainsbury's (in store) have SOTT for just £14! That's half the price of many other places. I also have a question. This re-issue comes with the records in plain paper sleeves inside the main outer sleeve, but also contains two printed inner sleeves with photos and lyrics. Is that how the original was, too? Printed sleeves AND plain ones inside the main outer card sleeve? Or just the printed ones? Small detail, I know... just thought it might be an odd addition.

hi what city do you live in as here in sheffield they dont sell vinyl.

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Reply #23 posted 10/24/16 8:23am

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camilleisfunky said:

Amazon.ca emailed me today to cancel my Black Album order. I'd placed it back in June or July...

I'm disapponted...anyone know if it will be released?

Interesting!!!?? Hmmm....Well to be honest I would have thought Black Album would have came as one of the last ones (since it came out officially in 1994). I have the vinyl promo already but thinking about getting it anyway too.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus
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Reply #24 posted 10/24/16 9:25am

antonb

Ok, found a store near me, and picked it up. At crystal peaks!Sounds good so far, but the packaging isn't as good Parade.
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Reply #25 posted 10/24/16 3:07pm

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bwaaatch said:

For UK fans, Sainsbury's (in store) have SOTT for just £14! That's half the price of many other places. I also have a question. This re-issue comes with the records in plain paper sleeves inside the main outer sleeve, but also contains two printed inner sleeves with photos and lyrics. Is that how the original was, too? Printed sleeves AND plain ones inside the main outer card sleeve? Or just the printed ones? Small detail, I know... just thought it might be an odd addition.

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Thanks for the tip. I didn't think of Sainsbury's as an option and was still smarting from missing the £19 pre-sale price on Amazon which shot up to £25 on release day. After visiting 3 Sainsbury stores yesterday/today I finally found a copy in the Purley Way, Croydon store. biggrin

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I must say, I'm less than thrilled with the quality of the packaging, to be honest. The outer sleeve is darker than the original (something I'd noticed with other Prince reissues, particularly the 'Prince' album) and has been cropped slightly along the right edge and bottom of the picture. It looks a bit like a bad photcopy. If I was generous I'd say it was intentional, to differentiate between the original and the reissue, but it's probably due to shoddiness.

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My copy also came with plain paper sleeves on the records with the printed bags loose inside. Again, the printed sleeve are much darker than the originals and are also printed on a matt paper (the originals were shiny). The peach colour is closer to an orange on these new versions! The printing of the lyrics is especially sloppy - very little definition to the type with 'blobby' characters and a few 'runs' here and there (see image below: new reissue on the left, original on the right). If I found this at a record fair I would probably dismiss it as a bootleg.

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I know this is par for the course with many modern vinyl pressings but it is disappointing.

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I've yet to listen to the record yet (my amp's currently out of action) so will let others comment on the quality of the pressing itself.

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Reply #26 posted 10/25/16 2:56am

mediumdry

hmm.. that's quite disappointing on the new pressings. At least they are remastered...

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I guess we just have to play remaster ourselves. cool

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I recently discovered Vulfpeck (funny and funky, imo, you can check them out if you want.

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They also sell an (expensive) compressor though, that does interesting things to sound, see also their youtube video of how it changes the Jacksons.. (word of warning, their sense of humour and style is not for everyone, focus on the audio if the rest is not for you. It IS for you if you want your music jamming, and also bumping!

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Reply #27 posted 10/25/16 10:02am

darkroman

paisleypark4 said:

For You

Prince

Dirty Mind

Controversy

Purple Rain

AWTWIAD

Parade and

SOTT

Have all been re-issued on vinyl now. November release will be Lovesexy I believe.

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You're missing the 1999 reissue from your list.

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lol

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Reply #28 posted 10/25/16 10:21am

scratchtasia

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As with all the reissues... sounds amazing. Hearing things on I'd never heard. I'll detail later.

I'd like to hear more about how the new reissue sounds. I haven't been buying the vinyl reissues, but if there were one that I'd want, it's SOTT--as long as it's done well.

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Reply #29 posted 10/25/16 10:24am

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scratchtasia said:

Musze said:

As with all the reissues... sounds amazing. Hearing things on I'd never heard. I'll detail later.

I'd like to hear more about how the new reissue sounds. I haven't been buying the vinyl reissues, but if there were one that I'd want, it's SOTT--as long as it's done well.

Always felt the CD sound was thin on this album. And the mastering was done in such a way that the volume was really low. I didn't have the previous vinyl to compare it to, but in contrast to the CD, the layered vocals on Forever In My Life and background guitar and deeper bass is evident throughout the 2 discs.

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