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BartVanHemelen

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"His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club" on CD in Japan

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Reply #1 posted 07/07/20 5:58am

udo

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So it is out?

My shipper did not get it yet...

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #2 posted 07/07/20 6:09am

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Amazon UK says mine is coming 22nd-23rd July. Maybe I'll get it early

Check out The Collector's Guide to Prince on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/p...4ldzxwlEuy
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Reply #3 posted 07/07/20 6:18am

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I'm so excited. Can't wait (Paisley Park & Pop Life in pristine versions) 4 my copy. It looks like it will B in jewel case and/or digipack.

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Reply #4 posted 07/07/20 6:54am

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Ramzoo said:

It looks like it will B in jewel case and/or digipack.

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Read the previous thread, it has all the info.

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Reply #5 posted 07/07/20 7:06am

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Ramzoo said:

I'm so excited. Can't wait (Paisley Park & Pop Life in pristine versions) 4 my copy. It looks like it will B in jewel case and/or digipack.

Looking back at my order, it's indeed digipack. What' shown at Tower Records might be a kind of blister.

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Reply #6 posted 07/07/20 7:58am

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Images: https://twitter.com/TOWER...0204325890

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Previous thread: https://prince.org/msg/7/462660


Thanks!
Had it ordered from Japan and forgot all about it.

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Reply #7 posted 07/07/20 10:46am

christobole

Ramzoo said:

I'm so excited. Can't wait (Paisley Park & Pop Life in pristine versions) 4 my copy. It looks like it will B in jewel case and/or digipack.

Regardless of the pre-release info - nothing in the images indicates it coming in a jewel case / digipack.

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Reply #8 posted 07/07/20 11:07am

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Pre-ordered! Bart is good for something at least! haha... evillol


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Reply #9 posted 07/07/20 2:19pm

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At that price - I think I'll skip it.
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Reply #10 posted 07/08/20 11:13am

pfunk77

Hello -

Thanks to the (as always) excellent service from CD Japan, I received my pre-ordered copy yesterday on release day.

LP replica digipack. Packaging is similar to the recent LP re-issue but with a 4-panel booklet reproducing the LP disc labels.

[img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0IH7h0Ca_Wuef4SIAVaPU3d0w[/img]
[img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0jxUB92pnuMnA6lhUslYZVnew[/img]
[img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0vJQjL2fzHHT9bXOevBDlGVmw[/img]
[img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0SnOyIWy5H5zkWi1PIx3XawLQ[/img]
[img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/00fYbpBJX4gg_TgI1BJkXIkrw[/img]
[Edited 7/8/20 12:19pm]
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Reply #11 posted 07/08/20 11:32am

bwaaatch

Some people were concerned that the playback speed on the RSD vinyl release last year was a bit off.

Can owners of this CD tell us about their impressions of the speed, and confirm the published versus actual track times?

THANKS!
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Reply #12 posted 07/08/20 3:36pm

Ramzoo

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pfunk77 said:

Hello - Thanks to the (as always) excellent service from CD Japan, I received my pre-ordered copy yesterday on release day. LP replica digipack. Packaging is similar to the recent LP re-issue but with a 4-panel booklet reproducing the LP disc labels. [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0IH7h0Ca_Wuef4SIAVaPU3d0w[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0jxUB92pnuMnA6lhUslYZVnew[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0vJQjL2fzHHT9bXOevBDlGVmw[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0SnOyIWy5H5zkWi1PIx3XawLQ[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/00fYbpBJX4gg_TgI1BJkXIkrw[/img] [Edited 7/8/20 12:19pm]

Thanks 4 sharing the pictures.

I was satisfied with CD Japan, till the day they charged me shipping fees for an item that was sent back to them (???!). I didn't agree & tried claiming my money back. They didn't accept pretending it was my fault. Hopefully, I claimed through Paypal & got my money back against CD Japan opinion.

I tried to order again but...I'm banned. Lucky that there's Amazon.co.jp (item comes faster than CD Japan).

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Reply #13 posted 07/08/20 5:22pm

pfunk77

Ramzoo said:

pfunk77 said:

Hello - Thanks to the (as always) excellent service from CD Japan, I received my pre-ordered copy yesterday on release day. LP replica digipack. Packaging is similar to the recent LP re-issue but with a 4-panel booklet reproducing the LP disc labels. [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0IH7h0Ca_Wuef4SIAVaPU3d0w[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0jxUB92pnuMnA6lhUslYZVnew[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0vJQjL2fzHHT9bXOevBDlGVmw[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0SnOyIWy5H5zkWi1PIx3XawLQ[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/00fYbpBJX4gg_TgI1BJkXIkrw[/img] [Edited 7/8/20 12:19pm]

Thanks 4 sharing the pictures.

I was satisfied with CD Japan, till the day they charged me shipping fees for an item that was sent back to them (???!). I didn't agree & tried claiming my money back. They didn't accept pretending it was my fault. Hopefully, I claimed through Paypal & got my money back against CD Japan opinion.

I tried to order again but...I'm banned. Lucky that there's Amazon.co.jp (item comes faster than CD Japan).

Sorry to hear that! All I can say is that I just checked my account and I've been a customer of theirs since 2003 and in 26 orders I have never had an issue. Would order more if not for the generally higher prices of Japanese CDs and unavoidable high shipping fees.

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Reply #14 posted 07/08/20 5:35pm

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I had it pre-ordered from CDjapan and I got an email yesterday to say it had shipped. It did come with a 'covid delay' warning, but the shipping from Japan to the UK has been pretty good to date, so I hope to have it in the next few days.

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Reply #15 posted 07/08/20 6:23pm

Transformed1

Definitely interested in the sound quality and any speed issues.

Since the Versace cd sound quality, I'm not confident that this will be anything more than a vinyl rip.

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Reply #16 posted 07/08/20 6:26pm

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I just listened to a wav file of Pop Life and it sounded slow.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #17 posted 07/08/20 7:21pm

Transformed1

On the Amazon japan site for this release you can click on the song titles (in japanese) to hear a 30 second sample of each track. I didnt have headphones on to tell the quality or notice any speed problems from the short clips.

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Reply #18 posted 07/09/20 1:55am

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pfunk77 said:

Hello - Thanks to the (as always) excellent service from CD Japan, I received my pre-ordered copy yesterday on release day. LP replica digipack. Packaging is similar to the recent LP re-issue but with a 4-panel booklet reproducing the LP disc labels. [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0IH7h0Ca_Wuef4SIAVaPU3d0w[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0jxUB92pnuMnA6lhUslYZVnew[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0vJQjL2fzHHT9bXOevBDlGVmw[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0SnOyIWy5H5zkWi1PIx3XawLQ[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/00fYbpBJX4gg_TgI1BJkXIkrw[/img] [Edited 7/8/20 12:19pm]

I was under the impression that there were 2 versions, one being a normal digi-pak and the other an LP sized cover ?? Possibly cancelled.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0862T8RQJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_CWTbFbD6GK6A2

Eitherway mine has just left Tokyo.

[Edited 7/9/20 2:00am]

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Reply #19 posted 07/09/20 2:10am

JorisE73

kremlinshadow said:

pfunk77 said:

Hello - Thanks to the (as always) excellent service from CD Japan, I received my pre-ordered copy yesterday on release day. LP replica digipack. Packaging is similar to the recent LP re-issue but with a 4-panel booklet reproducing the LP disc labels. [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0IH7h0Ca_Wuef4SIAVaPU3d0w[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0jxUB92pnuMnA6lhUslYZVnew[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0vJQjL2fzHHT9bXOevBDlGVmw[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/0SnOyIWy5H5zkWi1PIx3XawLQ[/img] [img]https://share.icloud.com/photos/00fYbpBJX4gg_TgI1BJkXIkrw[/img] [Edited 7/8/20 12:19pm]

I was under the impression that there were 2 versions, one being a normal digi-pak and the other an LP sized cover ?? Possibly cancelled.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0862T8RQJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_CWTbFbD6GK6A2

Eitherway mine has just left Tokyo.

[Edited 7/9/20 2:00am]


That version has already been shipped to customers I heard.

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Reply #20 posted 07/09/20 2:19am

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I am really happy that this is out, thank you for the information and pictures smile

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Reply #21 posted 07/09/20 8:35am

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Posted on Housequake FB:

So happy!

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Reply #22 posted 07/09/20 10:50am

PacManPlus



Amazon just told me that I'm not getting mine until August sad



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Reply #23 posted 07/09/20 2:16pm

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PacManPlus said:



Amazon just told me that I'm not getting mine until August sad



Cancel and re-order at amazon.jp they ship immediately by DHL, mine is coming 2morrow and shipped yesterday, JP to UK in 2 days can't beat that.

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Reply #24 posted 07/09/20 3:33pm

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The cd version is merely a vinyl rip. So not the best cd quality. I cancelled my order at amazon uk.
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Reply #25 posted 07/09/20 11:32pm

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tomds said:

The cd version is merely a vinyl rip. So not the best cd quality.

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Says who? Any proof?

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Reply #26 posted 07/10/20 1:42am

tomds

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tomds said:


The cd version is merely a vinyl rip. So not the best cd quality.

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Says who? Any proof?


From people who actually have the cd already. It's on facebook.
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Reply #27 posted 07/10/20 1:58am

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tomds said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Says who? Any proof?

From people who actually have the cd already. It's on facebook.

Link please, facebook is a big place.

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Reply #28 posted 07/10/20 4:19am

JorisE73

Mine just arrived and my wife sent me a pic of it:

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Reply #29 posted 07/10/20 5:07am

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kremlinshadow said:

tomds said:

BartVanHemelen said: From people who actually have the cd already. It's on facebook.

Link please, facebook is a big place.

Hi Kremlin.

Unfortunately this is being discussed in multiple closed groups so unfortunately I’m unable to provide links.

Basically a copy of this album has began circulating with the claim that it is an authentic rip of the new Japanese CD. However, a couple of different users who downloaded it complained that there are faint pops on a couple of the tracks, believing those tracks to be vinyl sourced.

So at the moment we are unsure as to whether the circulating rip is genuine, and if it is whether or not the faint pops are because these tracks are vinyl sourced or result of an audio glitch.

I have no way of authenticating this for myself as I don’t own the original CD and haven’t listened to the circulating copy, however given that ‘The Versace Experience’ was sourced from a cassette tape I’m willing to believe that it’s possible that some or all of the tracks on this album were vinyl sourced.

If I can authenticate anything for myself or provide some concrete evidence as to whether or not this release is from vinyl then I’ll be in touch.

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