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Thread started 02/11/19 7:42pm

sro100

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Prince Stuff You Regret You Threw Away?

Stuff you once owned that you just threw away? And now you regret throwing away.

I remember a few years back I was sorting my CDs and I saw my One Night Alone Live Box. I figured no value, just takes up space. So I threw away the box and just kept the CDs. Now I see prices people are getting for the whole box and it makes me say "ouch."

I know there was others I owned like vinyl and such but that box just stood out for me.

Y'all?

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Reply #1 posted 02/11/19 7:58pm

rdhull

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The oversized shirts Eye Like Funky Music from the CB order, a Billboards sweatshirt and a few other T shirts..I should have just had them made into a quilt with some other music themed shirts I got rid of and never wore

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Reply #2 posted 02/11/19 8:36pm

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My original RollingStone Magazine with Prince on the front from Purple Rain.

Many moons ago I was purging, and tossed numerous RollingStone magazines and I regret this decision.

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Reply #3 posted 02/11/19 9:14pm

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I have not thrown away anything. cool

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Reply #4 posted 02/11/19 9:14pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

My original RollingStone Magazine with Prince on the front from Purple Rain.

Many moons ago I was purging, and tossed numerous RollingStone magazines and I regret this decision.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention ALLLLLLLL the magazines....

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Reply #5 posted 02/11/19 9:30pm

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luv4u said:

I have not thrown away anything. cool

yeahthat

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Reply #6 posted 02/11/19 10:06pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

My original RollingStone Magazine with Prince on the front from Purple Rain.

Many moons ago I was purging, and tossed numerous RollingStone magazines and I regret this decision.

Agree on the Magazines glad I still have all my Albums, and cassettes.

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Reply #7 posted 02/12/19 12:54am

SadAntenna

100 bootlegs on vinyl and cds.

Threw out the vinyl in the late 90s when I went all cds.

Threw out the cds in 2010 when I went all digital.

Now I'm back to vinyl. Duh!

Also tour programmes from the early 90s. All the issues of Controversy. Lots of stuff.

[Edited 2/12/19 0:54am]

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Reply #8 posted 02/12/19 3:02am

dopedog

Didn’t exactly throw out, but when i moved out my parents house they also moved, and in the process threw out about 30 t-shirts, all the books (a pop life, imp of the perverse etc) all my tour programmes(nude tour, diamonds and pearls tour, act 2tour, ‘95 ‘Gold’ tour), and all the controversy magazines and ‘dream nation’ fanzines. Quite a lot of stuff, some of which can’t be replaced:(
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Reply #9 posted 02/12/19 3:04am

dopedog

Oh yeah and all the magazines!(the Kerrang! One with Prince on the front with the purple rain tour review) is especially missed...
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Reply #10 posted 02/12/19 3:38am

pinkcashmere23

Magazines from 2004/5

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Reply #11 posted 02/12/19 3:39am

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I regret throwing away(or losing) all the magazines that i had that featured Prince. Basically just about everything from the 80's. That and a original 8 track of the Prince album. Also, i wish i would have kept the ticket stub from the 1999 concert. I doubt any of that stuff would be worth anything. It's just the sentimental factor.


Oh, i also wish i would have kept the Prince Vinyls that i had.

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Reply #12 posted 02/12/19 5:20am

sulls

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Concert t's that I felt I would no longer wear. Magazines. I had a big box of photos, clippings and whatnot - including 45rpm record sleeves that I gave to a friend and I'm nearly certain was subsequently thrown away. I think they kept my Parade song book. My granny painted for me, on canvas, the When Doves Cry face that I remember tossing out when I was moving. PAINFUL, PAINFUL....

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Reply #13 posted 02/12/19 5:50am

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Prince and the band t shirt right around the Come and Gold era. Prince, Mayte, Tommy B, Michael B and Sonny T I think were on it. If I remember correctly.

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Reply #14 posted 02/12/19 7:27am

emesem

Lost or threw away the CD packaging on the indy releases (eg. NEWS, One Nite Alone). Idiot!

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Reply #15 posted 02/12/19 7:31am

rdhull

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emesem said:

Lost or threw away the CD packaging on the indy releases (eg. NEWS, One Nite Alone). Idiot!

I have a few sealed singles from that music club. I was this close to tosing them a few years ago but still kept them...UTC, Supercute etc..

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Reply #16 posted 02/12/19 7:52am

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I remember regretting throwing away my 1992-1993 concert tickets, but now I don't care. I'd rather have the audience recordings from those Paris shows (I had them on cassette but I won't ever have a cassette player again).

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I hope I kept my original Batman cassette though, because it's the first Prince thing I ever purchased. I think I've kept it but I'm not sure. I think it'd be fun to still have it. I know I kept my Lovesexy tour program.

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There are many maxi-singles, including some by associates, that I sold for 50 cents a piece in 2004, and the rest of my collection that I sold on eBay for a decent price in 2010, but I could sell all that stuff for so much more today...

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Funny thing is I've been living abroad for almost 10 years. Most of what I had I got rid of before I moved, and what little I kept have been in boxes for so long that I think I wouldn't flinch if someone told me it has all burnt. I'll probably throw most of it away if I ever get those boxes back. You learn to live with everything you own in the world fitting in a harddrive and a backpack, and soon enough you realize you didn't need all those things you used to have.

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Reply #17 posted 02/12/19 8:01am

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Goddess4Real said:



luv4u said:


I have not thrown away anything. cool




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Reply #18 posted 02/12/19 8:17am

0uterageous

i regret throwing away the opportunites of seeing him live since musicology tour sad sad

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Reply #19 posted 02/12/19 8:31am

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0uterageous said:

i regret throwing away the opportunites of seeing him live since musicology tour sad sad

Oh, that too sad I purposedly missed quite a few shows in the 2000's sad

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Reply #20 posted 02/12/19 8:33am

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0uterageous said:

i regret throwing away the opportunites of seeing him live since musicology tour sad sad

I had three chances to see him during the 3rdeyegirl concerts all within a month at three different places, 100's of miles apart. I was in those seperate places for certain reasons almost as if by divine coincidences but I passed for professional reasons I had to do and didnt want the drama of the lines etc etc. Those performances/concerts were badass from what Ive seen on youtube etc.

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Reply #21 posted 02/12/19 8:33am

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Any Prince items I no longer wanted, I sold. I could never throw away anything that was still in good condition knowing someone else might really want it. And the demand, especially now is definitely there.

The Prince things I did get rid of, I don't regret--with the exception of the associated artists vinyl albums when I bought the corresponding releases on CD. While the CDs--the earlier releases specifically--may be more valuable, the records sounded better and I wish I still had them.

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Reply #22 posted 02/12/19 9:33am

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Im a true believer of owning only the stuff you really need in life. The more stuff you have, the more attachments you have. Life is very easy when you don't have much stuff.

I don't have my cd and album collection anymore. I bought every cd and cd single until 1995, but its all gone. And im totally fine with that.

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Reply #23 posted 02/12/19 9:40am

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nextedition said:

Im a true believer of owning only the stuff you really need in life. The more stuff you have, the more attachments you have. Life is very easy when you don't have much stuff.

I don't have my cd and album collection anymore. I bought every cd and cd single until 1995, but its all gone. And im totally fine with that.

sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
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Reply #24 posted 02/12/19 9:54am

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Im a true believer of owning only the stuff you really need in life. The more stuff you have, the more attachments you have. Life is very easy when you don't have much stuff.

I don't have my cd and album collection anymore. I bought every cd and cd single until 1995, but its all gone. And im totally fine with that.



Hallelujah man, I massively agree with you!

I have been saying this to people for years.

However I do keep a very extensive record collection, but I don't buy anything that is merely going to add another chain around my neck.

I'd rather have an empty loft and empty cupboards rather than clutter that means nothing.

Similarly I hate it when people are whipped into a frenzy about a new release and then consume it the moment it is out and within five minutes are hungry for the next one. Take for example, Purple Rain Deluxe, most people would say, ''what?'' Take for example Piano And Microphone, most people will say, ''what?'' The hunger is now for reissues and the Warner and Tidal releases. They will come, live for today and enjoy it!


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Reply #25 posted 02/12/19 10:43am

donnyenglish

I had a backstage pass for the 1981 Controversy concert in Dayton Ohio that I attended. I kept it for a long time but I think my father got rid of it and a bunch of other rare stuff when he moved.

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Reply #26 posted 02/12/19 1:36pm

PeteSilas

i didn't throw away a thing, some of the stuff hasn't been very well preserved but I have it all.

how could I forget, i did live with a preacher for a couple years when i was 18, he burned all my prince records (along with the rest of my record collection) but I wouldn't call that "throwing away".

[Edited 2/12/19 13:37pm]

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Reply #27 posted 02/12/19 1:38pm

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dopedog said:

Didn’t exactly throw out, but when i moved out my parents house they also moved, and in the process threw out about 30 t-shirts, all the books (a pop life, imp of the perverse etc) all my tour programmes(nude tour, diamonds and pearls tour, act 2tour, ‘95 ‘Gold’ tour), and all the controversy magazines and ‘dream nation’ fanzines. Quite a lot of stuff, some of which can’t be replaced:(

i wish poplife would be re-released and updated, but the author seems to have gotten lost in the bermuda triangle or something. it was, up to that time and for many years after, the best prince bio out there.

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Reply #28 posted 02/12/19 1:40pm

PeteSilas

I tend to agree but you don't need that goddamned much storage space, i had everything i owned, along with all my prince stuff in a five by five storage place up until recently.

darkroman said:

nextedition said:

Im a true believer of owning only the stuff you really need in life. The more stuff you have, the more attachments you have. Life is very easy when you don't have much stuff.

I don't have my cd and album collection anymore. I bought every cd and cd single until 1995, but its all gone. And im totally fine with that.



Hallelujah man, I massively agree with you!

I have been saying this to people for years.

However I do keep a very extensive record collection, but I don't buy anything that is merely going to add another chain around my neck.

I'd rather have an empty loft and empty cupboards rather than clutter that means nothing.

Similarly I hate it when people are whipped into a frenzy about a new release and then consume it the moment it is out and within five minutes are hungry for the next one. Take for example, Purple Rain Deluxe, most people would say, ''what?'' Take for example Piano And Microphone, most people will say, ''what?'' The hunger is now for reissues and the Warner and Tidal releases. They will come, live for today and enjoy it!


thumbs up!

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #29 posted 02/12/19 2:05pm

donnyenglish

I also was a member of his first fan club called The New Breed and had some stuff from that that got lost when my Dad moved.

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