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Thread started 12/05/17 7:43pm

thedance

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"Art Official Age" - the CD, my question is about "the Jewel Case" Cover version?

"Art Official Age" what a wonderful album to own on CD! cloud9 music


- the AOA CD, my question is about "the Jewel Case"

I dislike the 1st Digipack paper cover,


Therefor I also did buy this AOA-Cd-album, in the more "regular" but could be rare, the Cd-plastic-Jewel-case. (My photobucket account, is not working, I can't post a pic sorry)

Questions:


1) Is this Jewel-case version genuine? Or fanmade / Unofficial,

(Ok, I ask because the print looks a little suspicious)


2) How rare is the Jewel Cd-Case version compared to the 1st paper Digi-Cover?




(I also own the CD "Musicology" in Jewel Case, I am happy... and, this may be rare, right?)

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Reply #1 posted 12/06/17 2:20am

BartVanHemelen

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thedance said:

(My photobucket account, is not working, I can't post a pic sorry)

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Or you could use an actually free service like Imgur.

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Reply #2 posted 12/06/17 6:55am

TKO

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Never heard about it but i love jewel cases, digipaks are trash.

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Reply #3 posted 12/06/17 7:00am

udo

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TKO said:

Never heard about it but i love jewel cases, digipaks are trash.

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It shows the dedication from mr. Prince to his 'children'.

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Reply #4 posted 12/06/17 8:16am

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TKO said:

Never heard about it but i love jewel cases, digipaks are trash.

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It shows the dedication from mr. Prince to his 'children'.

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how are they trash? you either take care of your stuff or you dont. would you prefer vinyl to come in a giant plastic case as well?

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/17 8:23am

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savagedreams said:

udo said:

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It shows the dedication from mr. Prince to his 'children'.

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how are they trash? you either take care of your stuff or you dont. would you prefer vinyl to come in a giant plastic case as well?

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Jewel cases one can replace.

Cardboard stuff one cannot besides buying again, if the album is still in print.

That is the key difference.

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Reply #6 posted 12/06/17 8:27am

TKO

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savagedreams said:

udo said:

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It shows the dedication from mr. Prince to his 'children'.

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how are they trash? you either take care of your stuff or you dont. would you prefer vinyl to come in a giant plastic case as well?

Believe me, i'm OCD with my cd/vinyl collection, i take care of every record, but it's hard to take care of a piece of cardboard when you stock them with other 500 cds.

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Reply #7 posted 12/06/17 8:32am

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As far as I'm aware, there has never been any concrete evidence to support that the AOA jewel case version is genuine.

I think you have a bootleg, albeit a fairly convincing one.

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Reply #8 posted 12/06/17 9:26am

TrivialPursuit

It was released in digipak only. The jewel case is a bootleg from Russia.

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Reply #9 posted 12/06/17 11:15am

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It was released in digipak only. The jewel case is a bootleg from Russia.



Sadly, counterfeit CDs, DVDs etc from Russia are MASSIVELY flooding the world at great momentum!

It's absolutely criminal they have no respect for global intellectual property agreements.


sad sad sad

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Reply #10 posted 12/06/17 3:15pm

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Well I bought my AOA-Cd in Jewel Case -

It was via FaceBook.

I still have hopes it's legit - somehow, calling the experts for a reply, pretty please..?

(about my photobucket account, I believe it's not free anymore, I believe they want my money, and I am certainly not gonna pay them..)

[Edited 12/7/17 21:06pm]

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Reply #11 posted 12/06/17 3:23pm

thedance

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the CD itself (in the Jewel Case), this looks official, but it reads:

EDIT: MY eyes are doing a trick to me, it ends with "92" as well!!

But hard to read, so small and unclear printed.... I do fear its a Russian Edition! sad

"Manufactured in the EU GEMA/ BIEM LC00392" (very small numbers, printed at the edge of the cd)




R-6124461-1411772027-9100.jpeg.jpg
^ My other copy in the Digipak Cd-cover reads:

"Manufactured in the EU GEMA/ BIEM LC00392" (a small difference, ends with 92)

[Edited 12/6/17 15:29pm]

[Edited 12/6/17 15:39pm]

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Reply #12 posted 12/06/17 3:33pm

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ps) pic above is from discogs.com

at the center, and, under the NPG Logo: both cd's have this catalogue number:

9362493330

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Reply #13 posted 12/06/17 3:40pm

thedance

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what made me suspicious is the bad quality of the paper to the cover art.

Artwork, it looks like its "Home made", the paper is so "thin"...

^ on the cd- in Jewel case - edition....

[Edited 12/6/17 15:42pm]

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Reply #14 posted 12/06/17 3:44pm

thedance

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BartVanHemelen said:

thedance said:

(My photobucket account, is not working, I can't post a pic sorry)

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Or you could use an actually free service like Imgur.

photobucket used to be a free service as well,

for many years I had a lot of my Prince pics there...... posting here and elsewhere..

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Reply #15 posted 12/06/17 3:49pm

thedance

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TrivialPursuit said:

It was released in digipak only. The jewel case is a bootleg from Russia.

thanks, but... damn, I guess you are right.

my copy in Jewel case, this was bought in Holland-




I can't recall if he, the seller, told me it was made in Russia.. and is Un-official.. eek

I am sure I would not have spent my money on it, if I had known this..

[Edited 12/7/17 21:07pm]

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Reply #16 posted 12/06/17 4:01pm

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I have just checked my FaceBook conversation, ---

But also - I, myself, - did not ask about it either, maybe because I was so sure it was official...

So I blame him, but also, I blame myself, as well. Damn...... I feel disappointed somehow....



Back in October 2015 I paid $60.00 for this incl. shipping from Holland..

[Edited 12/7/17 21:08pm]

[Edited 12/7/17 21:09pm]

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Reply #17 posted 12/06/17 4:31pm

thedance

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TheDigitalGardener said:

As far as I'm aware, there has never been any concrete evidence to support that the AOA jewel case version is genuine.

I think you have a bootleg, albeit a fairly convincing one.

^ right, it saddens me a bit, but thanks all - for your replies here, also you, DigitalG.... anyway...

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Well, to end this, on a more happy note.. the Musicology Jewel - cd-case.. THIS should be genuine.. I bought this in an official store..

[Edited 12/7/17 21:09pm]

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Reply #18 posted 12/06/17 6:58pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:

As far as I'm aware, there has never been any concrete evidence to support that the AOA jewel case version is genuine.

I think you have a bootleg, albeit a fairly convincing one.

Edit:

Checked the CD in my car and I was wrong.

My copy of AOA is not a jewel case.


[Edited 12/7/17 7:17am]

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Reply #19 posted 12/06/17 11:22pm

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thedance said:

the CD itself (in the Jewel Case), this looks official, but it reads:

EDIT: MY eyes are doing a trick to me, it ends with "92" as well!!

But hard to read, so small and unclear printed.... I do fear its a Russian Edition! sad

"Manufactured in the EU GEMA/ BIEM LC00392" (very small numbers, printed at the edge of the cd)




R-6124461-1411772027-9100.jpeg.jpg
^ My other copy in the Digipak Cd-cover reads:

"Manufactured in the EU GEMA/ BIEM LC00392" (a small difference, ends with 92)

[Edited 12/6/17 15:29pm]

[Edited 12/6/17 15:39pm]

Why do I see two penises and a vulva in the picture?

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Reply #20 posted 12/07/17 12:27am

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^ no, all you see is "A" - "O" - "A", like in Art Official Age.. smile

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Reply #21 posted 12/07/17 9:32pm

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Hi, please,


this thread is about discussing this release in Jewel Case.. (so the thread won't be deleted on my behalf).


This thread is staying here, and it's not about "blame", it's not about the seller who sold me this, I have therefor made some edits, deleting some of my earlier comments....

Its christmas time, I am not interested in a feud, seller has offered me a full refund if I am returning the cd.

Very nice. Thanks. Maybe I will return it, and maybe I won't return it... I don't know this, yet.

Peace.......................

[Edited 12/7/17 21:33pm]

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