Prince ‎– Musicology

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K 92560-51, CK 92560 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) NPG Records, Columbia K 92560-51, CK 92560 US 2004 Sell This Version
HDCD-102 Prince = 王子* Prince = 王子* - Musicology = 音乐学(HDCD, Unofficial) Sony Music (2) HDCD-102 China 2004 Sell This Version
HDCD-1380 Prince Musicology(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial, Sli) Universal HDCD-1380 China 2004 Sell This Version
CK92560LP Prince Musicology(2xLP, Album, Promo) Urban Division CK92560LP UK 2004 Sell This Version
2 517165 Prince Musicology(CD, Album) NPG Records 2 517165 Argentina 2004 Sell This Version
517165.7 Prince Musicology(CD, Album) Columbia, NPG Records 517165.7 China 2004 Sell This Version
none Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Car) NPG Records none US 2004 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 14038, 0140382000 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) NPG Records, Columbia SAMPCD 14038, 0140382000 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
2 517165 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Dig) NPG Records, Columbia 2 517165 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
517165.2 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia 517165.2 Indonesia 2004 Sell This Version
5171652000 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Dig) NPG Records 5171652000 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
SICP 590 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records, Sony Records Int'l SICP 590 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
CK 92560 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records CK 92560 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 0 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records COL 517165 0 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 5, 5171652001 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh) Columbia, NPG Records COL 517165 5, 5171652001 Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
517165.2 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) NPG Records, Columbia 517165.2 Taiwan 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 2, 5171652001 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Columbia, NPG Records COL 517165 2, 5171652001 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 9, 5171659000, 5171652001 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Columbia, NPG Records, NPG Records COL 517165 9, 5171659000, 5171652001 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
517165.2 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Columbia, NPG Records 517165.2 Singapore 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 8, 5171658000 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Jew) Columbia, NPG Records COL 517165 8, 5171658000 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CK 92560 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Lon) NPG Records CK 92560 US 2004 Sell This Version
SICP 590 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Sony Records Int'l, NPG Records SICP 590 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 5, 5171655000 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Jew) Columbia, NPG Records COL 517165 5, 5171655000 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
8 517165 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Jew) NPG Records, Columbia 8 517165 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 5, 5171655000 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Jew) Columbia, NPG Records COL 517165 5, 5171655000 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Promo, Car) NPG Records none US 2004 Sell This Version
OR3545 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Prince) OR3545 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
0404013 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Unofficial) East Records (3) 0404013 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
517165 4 Prince Musicology(Cass, Album) NPG Records 517165 4 Malaysia 2004 Sell This Version
517165.3 Prince Musicology(Cass, Album) NPG Records, Columbia 517165.3 China 2004 Sell This Version
517165.4 Prince Musicology(Cass, Album) NPG Records, Columbia 517165.4 Indonesia 2004 Sell This Version
COL 51165 2 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2) COL 51165 2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CK 92560 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Unofficial) NPG Records (2) CK 92560 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
SIJP-74 Prince Musicology(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Sony Records Int'l SIJP-74 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
19075910521 Prince Musicology(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur) The Prince Estate, NPG Records, Inc., Legacy 19075910521 US 2019 Sell This Version
19075910521 Prince Musicology(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) The Prince Estate, NPG Records, Inc., Legacy 19075910521 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
19075910012 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, RE) The Prince Estate, NPG Records, Legacy 19075910012 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
SICP 31230 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, RE, Blu) Sony Records Int'l, The Prince Estate SICP 31230 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
19075910012S1, 19075910012 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) The Prince Estate, NPG Records, Sony Music Entertainment 19075910012S1, 19075910012 US 2019 Sell This Version

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Xtraloveable

Xtraloveable

March 10, 2019
referencing Musicology, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur, 19075910521
How is this new release compared to the original promo discs....anyone who can check?
mizmazzle

mizmazzle

March 3, 2019
referencing Musicology, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur, 19075910521

This album was always one of my faves outside of his megahits. Once I listened on that lovely purple wax!? Dang! Ranks among his best in my opinion. The sound on this pressing is so full and dynamic. Prince’s musical range is so satisfying to listen too and it’s beuatifully reproduced here. A must have I’d venture to say. Long live the music of the Purple One!
OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

March 1, 2019
referencing Musicology, CD, Album, RE, 19075910012
℗ 2006 on the back instead of 2004...
they only had ONE job...
turntable1

turntable1

February 11, 2019
referencing Musicology, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pur, 19075910521
Probably the best sounding of the re-release trilogy. Vinyl is flat and pressed very well - no flaws whatsoever.
The packaging is also excellent with the cd flap on the vinyl.
Well done and excellent rerelease.
Wigbold2005

Wigbold2005

February 11, 2019
referencing Musicology, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur, 19075910521

My purple vinyl 2 LP of Musicology is flat, no crisps and has a great sound.
barryblanco

barryblanco

December 7, 2018
referencing Musicology, 2xLP, Album, Promo, CK92560LP
Last july 2018, Sony Legacy announced it had obtained the rights to release the bulk of Prince’s back catalog, starting with the albums he released after he left Warner Bros. Records in the mid-Nineties, including Emancipation, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and Musicology. Forseen spring 2019
Leo-Holland

Leo-Holland

April 18, 2017
referencing Musicology, CD, Album, Enh, Dig, K 92560-51, CK 92560
Just like Rainbow Children, 3121 and Judith Hill's Back in time: please give us a vinyl pressing of this album..
ambjenk01

ambjenk01

March 13, 2017
referencing Musicology, CD, Album, Enh, Dig, K 92560-51, CK 92560
You can't go wrong with Prince. Musicology is one of my favorite Prince songs
REENO

REENO

September 6, 2016
referencing Musicology, CD, Album, Enh, Lon, CK 92560
A shame nothing else on this album reaches the greatness of the title track.
Said_Head

Said_Head

October 15, 2009
referencing Musicology, CD, Album, Enh, Dig, COL 517165 9, 5171659000, 5171652001

My least favorite Prince album hands-down. Between the jazz/fusion muzak and desperate hip-hop dance numbers and the extremely shallow and predictable lyrics I really can't say I find anything remotely enjoyable in this album.

First, the lyrics are, as I said, predictable. You can pretty much guess each song's message via the title; for instance, 'Dear Mr. Man' is about writing a rhetorical letter to authority; 'A Million Days' talks about waiting for a lover; 'Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance' is perhaps the most interesting lyrically, but it's a stretch for me to say it's up to Prince's usual level of quality songwriting.

As far as the music goes, it's extremely bland. Jazz fusion worked pretty well I think in The Rainbow Children, but here songs like 'What Do U Want Me 2 Do?' and 'On The Couch' sound like the soundtrack to my local weather report channel. But what's worse, what I feel is the worst song Prince ever wrote, is 'Life O' The Party', a vomit-inducing dance song where the female's opening into the song with 'This is the life o' the...PAWTEH, We gonna do it right' already make me wretch. The lyrics are truly awful and bland, I'm embarrassed for Prince... 'We gonna have us a party, All r welcome 2, We ain't down with nobody, That don't party like we do'... is all I have left to say about it.

What confuses me most is how during this time period Prince actually released a number of albums, though only NPG club members got them, and the rest of us had to settle for this.

At least 3121 and Planet Earth have reclaimed his musical glory for me.