Prince ‎– His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club

NPG Records ‎– 0349-78558-5, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0349-78558-5, The Prince Estate ‎– 0349-78558-5
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Reissue
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
All Media, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold

Companies, etc.



Sticker on shrink:
Record Store Day Exclusive

Hype/Barcode sticker on shrink:
His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club
Original 1985 Japan-Only Promo
Strictly Limited Edition

Cover, back:
[NPG Records logo]
[Warner 'WB' logo]
[The Prince Estate logo]

Additional info sheet

"Pop Life" is listed as "Fresh Dance Mix", just like on the original Japanese issue.

Similar editions:
His Majesty's Pop Life (original 1985 Japan only promo release, limited to 500 copies)
His Majesty's Pop Life (replica for Record Store Day 2019 Europe) [this release] Limited to 2000 copies.
His Majesty's Pop Life (replica for Record Store Day 2019 USA)

[Contextual "WRECKA STOW" (pronounced "Record Store") does not belong to the original release from 1985, it's a kind of tribute to the movie Under The Cherry Moon from 1986]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, text): 6 03497 85585 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 0603497255858 I1 BI55875-01 A1 R1-573960-A KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 0603497855858 BI55875-01 B1 II1 R1-573960-B KG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): 0603497255858 BI55875-02 C1 R1-573960-C KPG@CA X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): 0603497855258 BI55875-02 D1 R1-573960-D KPG@CA X1

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PS-272~3, PS-273~4 Prince His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club(12", Comp, Promo + 12", Comp, Promo) Paisley Park, Paisley Park PS-272~3, PS-273~4 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
R1 573960, 573960-1 Prince His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club(12", Maxi + 12", Maxi + RE) Warner Bros. Records, NPG Records R1 573960, 573960-1 US 2019 Sell This Version


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May 2, 2019
I was very delighted to receive a copy of this album as a birthday present from my Uncle Vince HOWEVER he keeps several dogs as pets and his house is always quite filthy, and as a result of this my copy of this was covered in dog hairs and has a slight smell of dog poo about it. But I'm still glad to have it in my collection at last!!


April 15, 2019
Regardless of the audio quality, this is not a 'fake' it is an official reproduction.


April 13, 2019
edited 4 months ago

not sure if the miss-print is on the original but this list corvette as the dance mix on the sleeve but as the album version on the label. also it isn't the fresh dance mix of pop life but the far superior uk 12" mix that runs at 9 mins. also to note erotic city does not have the error at the start that is on the purple rain deluxe cd.


April 10, 2019
edited 4 months ago
Don't waste your money...! What you're seeing here is a blatant fan exploitation. The point is that the 1985 original is a high-standing Japanese pressing from the heyday. But this thing here is just a chap replica, pressed in rushed mass production somewhere in Europe. The music is compiled from some files that were just at hand (You may expect the same failure at the beginning of "Erotic City" as occurred on "Purple Rain Deluxe" 2 years ago). Then the "WRECKASTOW" sticker... sorry but the context to this term belongs to the movie "Under The Cherry Moon" (1986) and definitely doesn't belong here. That means you'll store a fata morgana on your shelf; a illusion like Carmen Electra's new cups size. some may like it but the bottom line remain: it's fake ;-) Edit/PS: no 'intense hate' just explain the facts.