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Released in July 1996, Chaos and Disorder came with a rare disclaimer penned by Prince (then known as the unpronounceable “love symbol”): “Originally intended 4 private use only, this compilation serves as the last original material recorded by [The Artist] 4 Warner Bros. Records.”

Prince’s contentious relationship with the label was at its lowest point, and this record—a taut 39 minutes of dexterous guitar and simple but addictive pop melodies—was a crucial final link in the chains that kept him from releasing the music the way he wanted. Any internal turmoil was not represented in tracks like “Dinner With Delores” (a minor U.K. hit) and the rollicking title track, a staple of his live shows.

“Someone told me that Van Halen did their first record in a week,” Prince told the Los Angeles Times of the album’s quick creation. “That’s what we were going for - spontaneity, seeing how fast and hard we could thrash it out.” First time on LP Vinyl. 

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Coloured LP Info: Purple coloured vinyl.

Released ahead of 1995’s "The Gold Experience", the first album credited to Prince’s infamously unpronounceable symbol, "The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)" was a gift to attendees of the designer’s collection at Fashion Week in Paris.

Produced at the time as only a very limited edition promotional cassette, it featured remixed versions of future favorites “Pussy Control,” “Gold” and “Eye Hate U” as well as rare and commercially unreleased selections by The New Power Generation and Prince’s jazz-fusion project Madhouse. The rare promotional cassette went on to be incredibly sought after, with one copy setting a record as the highest priced cassette every sold, fetching over $4,000.

It was recreated as a limited edition cassette release as a Record Store Day exclusive in April 2019 and was one of the most popular releases. First time available on LP Vinyl.

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Coloured LP Info: Purple coloured vinyl.

Prince

Emancipation

    Emancipation was as expansive an album as anything Prince had ever release. A triple album constituting exactly three hours of music, Emancipation found Prince celebrating the release of music solely on his terms. “This is my most important record,” he proclaimed upon its release. “I’m free, and my music is free.” Much like Paisley Park, the recording complex in which Prince created Emancipation, the album represents the incredible variety of his influences and moods. Romance and family are key themes reflecting his recent marriage to back-up dancer and muse Mayte Garcia that year. Elsewhere, Prince reflects on technology and sex and offers new, upbeat grooves as well as four unique covers. 

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    6xColoured LP Info: First time on LP Vinyl, six purple LP's in slipcase. Each LP will have printed jackets and printed interior sleeves.

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    The definitive Prince reissue series continues with a first time on vinyl for three of his essential noughties albums, "Musicology", "3121" and "Planet Earth". 
    Released in 2004, "Musicology" was a major return to form and the public eye for Prince after a number of years in the wilderness. Armed with a game-changing promotional plan (the CD + Ticket bundle) and his tightest material for time, Prince taught the world a lesson in funk, go-go and classic RnB inspired equally by James Brown and the neck snapping beats of Timbaland, Neptunes and Dre. The LP spawned three singles "Musicology", "Call My Name" and "Cinnamon Girl", though "Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance" and "If Eye Was The Man In Your Life" could easily have hit the charts.

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    2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition purple vinyl.

    The definitive Prince reissue series continues with a first time on vinyl for three of his essential noughties albums, "Musicology", "3121" and "Planet Earth".
    Named after either his rented LA mansion, a biblical verse or the fact that this, his 31st LP was released on March 21st 2006, "3121" cemented Prince's return to the public eye after the critical acclaim and universal success of "Musicology" and its accompanying tour. His first number one LP since 1989's "Batman", the LP spawned four singles, the romantic "Te Amo Corazon" (essential for fans of "The Most Beautiful Girl..."), low slung stomper "Black Sweat", vintage synth funk jam "Fury" and soulful "Beautiful, Loved And Blessed". 


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    2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition purple vinyl.


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