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Thread started 05/12/20 8:38pm

Phase3

Is "The very best of Prince" worth buying?

Saw it for sale at walmart today for $18.
I already have "Ultimate ","hits/b sides",and "4ever".
I know all of the songs that are on the very beat of are available on the Cd's I have but for those of you have it,is there any special artwork that would kinda justify getting it?
Also,was this released against Prince's blessing?
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Reply #1 posted 05/13/20 6:04am

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Yes. Get it. I have it. Nice to add to your collection


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Reply #2 posted 05/13/20 8:56am

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I vote no!

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Reply #3 posted 05/13/20 9:07am

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I say no. Edited versions of songs I have in full/extended/remix versions on like 4 different albums. Nope. Waste of $$.

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Reply #4 posted 05/13/20 10:11am

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If you've already got those other compilations then there's no point getting this. I mean, even if you didn't have those other albums I'd personally avoid this so called "Very Best of Prince". One look at that tracklist will tell you that the title of the album is bullshit. And at $18? For 17 songs, some of them shortened. It's not a good deal.
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Reply #5 posted 05/13/20 10:37am

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The first Prince album I ever bought so it has a special place in my heart! But if you are not a competist and have the other Warners hits collectons no need to get it I'd say.

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Reply #6 posted 05/13/20 11:13am

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Yup.

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Reply #7 posted 05/13/20 11:22am

ludwig

No. It's the only album I don't have in my collection. You have all the better greatest hits sets, plus the albums. Bying this cheap cash grab doesn't make any sense.

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Reply #8 posted 05/13/20 12:02pm

looby

Personally no, but that's because I already have all the songs from other albums. It would just be needlessly buying the same songs all over again, and that's just ridiculous, even if it is Prince. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 05/13/20 12:37pm

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It feels insignificant with the other compilations out mentioned herein. I have it, but I've never listened to it beyond when I first got it.

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Reply #10 posted 05/13/20 12:54pm

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It was the first prince release I didn’t buy. I didn’t purposefully avoid it, I just never got around to buying it. There’s nothing on it that’s not elsewhere, but I’ll probably get it some day for completeness.
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Reply #11 posted 05/13/20 2:46pm

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EmmaMcG said:

If you've already got those other compilations then there's no point getting this. I mean, even if you didn't have those other albums I'd personally avoid this so called "Very Best of Prince". One look at that tracklist will tell you that the title of the album is bullshit. And at $18? For 17 songs, some of them shortened. It's not a good deal.



I agree.

Even though I do have those 'other compilations' I bought it anyways just to add to my collection. Played it a few times and then put it away.

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Reply #12 posted 05/13/20 4:57pm

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EmmaMcG said:

If you've already got those other compilations then there's no point getting this.


Agreed.

It's a completist thing.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #13 posted 05/13/20 7:16pm

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Funny because I sometimes say "I have every prince album"

But I never purchased this compilation lol
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Reply #14 posted 05/13/20 11:46pm

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FragileUndertow said:

Funny because I sometimes say "I have every prince album" But I never purchased this compilation lol

I mean, it is a compilation, not an album.

I kind of didn't even realize people potentially mathed it that way, I came from the opposite end of music nerdom where it was like kind of odd if you say Legend is your favorite Bob Marley album or put Eagles Greatest Hits on a Top Albums ranking.

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Reply #15 posted 05/14/20 2:24pm

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Phase3 said:

Is "The very best of Prince" worth buying?

The Hits / The B-Sides: In addition to a large collection of 7" singles, contained some fresh material and an entire disc of B-sides, many of which were not previously available on CD.

Ultimate: Contained a disc of 12” versions and extended mixes that we’re previously rare / not issued on CD.

4Ever: Contained the first official release of ‘Moonbeam Levels’

All of the above releases contain something extra that make them worth while, even for die hard fans that have all his original albums. Unfortunately that can’t be said for ‘The Very Best of’. It would be worth buying for newcomers that own very little Prince music, outside of that I’d save your money.


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Reply #16 posted 05/14/20 11:15pm

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even though I never bought it (as there was nothing new on it) my wife did before she met me and she plays it in the car. My favourite compilation so far was Ultimate smile

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Reply #17 posted 05/18/20 1:27pm

Rimshottbob

I mean... can't you just put those songs in a playlist and listen to it... or burn to a CD if you're feeling romantic....

It's not like any of those tracks can't be found ANYWHERE that Prince's name is mentioned.

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Reply #18 posted 05/18/20 5:19pm

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I mean... can't you just put those songs in a playlist and listen to it... or burn to a CD if you're feeling romantic....



It's not like any of those tracks can't be found ANYWHERE that Prince's name is mentioned.


No I am too lazy to do that.The only thing that would make me want to buy it is for the artwork.If it is really good and maybe came with rare pics or lyrics then I would most likely buy it.
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Reply #19 posted 05/19/20 7:58am

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Rimshottbob said:

I mean... can't you just put those songs in a playlist and listen to it... or burn to a CD if you're feeling romantic....

It's not like any of those tracks can't be found ANYWHERE that Prince's name is mentioned.

No I am too lazy to do that.The only thing that would make me want to buy it is for the artwork.If it is really good and maybe came with rare pics or lyrics then I would most likely buy it.

You're too lazy to make a fucking playlist?

Jesus Christ, you would not have survived in the 1980s.

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Reply #20 posted 05/20/20 6:58am

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Phase3 said:

Rimshottbob said: No I am too lazy to do that.The only thing that would make me want to buy it is for the artwork.If it is really good and maybe came with rare pics or lyrics then I would most likely buy it.

You're too lazy to make a fucking playlist?

Jesus Christ, you would not have survived in the 1980s.


lol lol lol lol
Making mixtapes was the standard when I grew up (I'm from '73) waitinng and compiling for hours to get a awesome playlist.
People these days can't even be bothered and are too lazy to drag and drop a mp3 file 5 centimeters on a screen. lol lol

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Reply #21 posted 05/21/20 12:52am

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luv4u said:

EmmaMcG said:

If you've already got those other compilations then there's no point getting this. I mean, even if you didn't have those other albums I'd personally avoid this so called "Very Best of Prince". One look at that tracklist will tell you that the title of the album is bullshit. And at $18? For 17 songs, some of them shortened. It's not a good deal.



I agree.

Even though I do have those 'other compilations' I bought it anyways just to add to my collection. Played it a few times and then put it away.

Huh? You just said "get it" and now you agree there's no point getting this LOL

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Reply #22 posted 05/22/20 8:19am

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nextedition said:



luv4u said:




EmmaMcG said:


If you've already got those other compilations then there's no point getting this. I mean, even if you didn't have those other albums I'd personally avoid this so called "Very Best of Prince". One look at that tracklist will tell you that the title of the album is bullshit. And at $18? For 17 songs, some of them shortened. It's not a good deal.



I agree.

Even though I do have those 'other compilations' I bought it anyways just to add to my collection. Played it a few times and then put it away.



Huh? You just said "get it" and now you agree there's no point getting this LOL



I don't mean to speak for anyone else (and yet, look at me go) but I think Luv meant that it's good to get from a collector's standpoint. Like, if Phase3 was interested in building up their Prince collection, then they should get The Very Best of Prince because it's a nice addition to the collection. But, if they're not too interested in that and was purely in it for the music alone, then there's no point if they already have other Best Of albums.
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Reply #23 posted 05/22/20 5:01pm

Phase3

For those that own this cd,Can you tell me if it comes with a good booklet with some good pictures and lyrics?
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Reply #24 posted 05/22/20 6:24pm

mtlfan

Weak booklet, weak tracklist. It doesn't even cover all his biggest WB hits, and if they're saying "the very best of Prince" is a handful of hits that can fit on one CD, I'll go ahead and call this album mistitled. It's a WB cash-grab for those who don't want to purchase the more expensive triple disc hits/B-sides (which has stellar liner notes and photos), or who can't choose between Hits 1 and Hits 2. I'd say it's only for very determined competionists and people buying their first Prince album. I bought it when it came out because it grabbed my eye but I haven't listened to it since getting the hits/Bs. Save your money.

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Reply #25 posted 05/24/20 7:09am

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If you are going to buy a compilation, I'd get Ultimate Prince.






Even Prince listened to this one. After the plane incident he commented on twitter that he was listening to "Controversy" from the album Ultimate Prince.


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