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Thread started 02/16/19 7:44am

SonnyDJP

Alternate Lovesexy CD artwork?

Today, I saw a Lovesexy CD in a secondhand store which had different cover art than the one we all know and love. It just had the Lovesexy lettering on a white cover. Anyone seen this before? Is it worth getting?

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Reply #1 posted 02/16/19 8:50am

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You're too late- I already bought it!! razz razz

SonnyDJP said:

Today, I saw a Lovesexy CD in a secondhand store which had different cover art than the one we all know and love. It just had the Lovesexy lettering on a white cover. Anyone seen this before? Is it worth getting?

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Reply #2 posted 02/16/19 12:20pm

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gotta be an import boot probably from russia

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Reply #3 posted 02/16/19 12:41pm

SonnyDJP

Ha...It looked official. I looked up the serial number and it said it was a UK reissue?

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Reply #4 posted 02/16/19 1:12pm

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What is the serial number, please?

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Reply #5 posted 02/16/19 2:06pm

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I don’t have my CD copy handy, but couldn’t that just be the CD booklet inserted into the case backwards?
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Reply #6 posted 02/17/19 12:55am

SonnyDJP

Can't remember the serial number but yeah, I suppose it could be folded inside out? I'll have another look the next time I'm in town.

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Reply #7 posted 02/17/19 1:42am

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It has nothing to do with the thread, but ... off topic comment deleted - l'ange bleu - moderator
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Reply #8 posted 02/17/19 2:21am

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SonnyDJP said:

Can't remember the serial number but yeah, I suppose it could be folded inside out? I'll have another look the next time I'm in town.

Can't you find the Discogs (or other) entry you fond using your browser history?

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Reply #9 posted 02/18/19 5:14am

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SonnyDJP said:

Today, I saw a Lovesexy CD in a secondhand store which had different cover art than the one we all know and love. It just had the Lovesexy lettering on a white cover. Anyone seen this before? Is it worth getting?


It's probably just the booklet folded in a way that the title comes on the front page (I think he last page of the booklet is that page). Some recordshops sold them like that in the Netherlands back in the day.

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Reply #10 posted 02/18/19 1:34pm

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Wasn´t there an altenate, censored version for the Saudi-Arabian market ?

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We´ve also had several threads with the alternate cover (the portrait) that wasn´t used. It was a portrait of Prince with a pink heart around his face. I tried to google and post it here but to no avail.

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Reply #11 posted 02/18/19 11:03pm

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KoolEaze said:

Wasn´t there an altenate, censored version for the Saudi-Arabian market ?

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I remember a fake Parade cover. I doubt, however, that those were official releases, developping countries aren't usually very strict when it comes to pirate copies.

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Reply #12 posted 02/18/19 11:54pm

JorisE73

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Wasn´t there an altenate, censored version for the Saudi-Arabian market ?

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We´ve also had several threads with the alternate cover (the portrait) that wasn´t used. It was a portrait of Prince with a pink heart around his face. I tried to google and post it here but to no avail.


lol The Lovesexy oine with the blue pants painted on it.

I think the below picture was the alternate artwork but with more pink and a heart around it.

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Reply #13 posted 02/19/19 4:36am

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JorisE73 said:

KoolEaze said:

Wasn´t there an altenate, censored version for the Saudi-Arabian market ?

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We´ve also had several threads with the alternate cover (the portrait) that wasn´t used. It was a portrait of Prince with a pink heart around his face. I tried to google and post it here but to no avail.


lol The Lovesexy oine with the blue pants painted on it.

I think the below picture was the alternate artwork but with more pink and a heart around it.

Yep, that´s the one I meant. I couldn´t find the one with the pink heart around his head.

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Reply #14 posted 02/19/19 4:38am

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I think the Lovesexy album cover is one of the best album covers of all time, an artistic statement. But I wonder if he would have sold considerably more units if he had opted for the alternate album cover. On the one hand you want to make an artistic statement that includes the album cover as a part of the whole experience, on the other hand you don´t reach as many people as you would have liked to reach with that special message.

It´s a dilemma.

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