Prince ‎– The Black Album

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 92 56771
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Original 1987 Canadian pressing, pulled before release. All black album cover with only the catalog number (92 56771) printed on the spine in orange. Perimeter print on labels reads "Distributed By/Distribue Par WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd./WEA Musique Du Canada LTEE/1810 Birdchmount Rd. Scarborough, Ontario. A Warner Communications Company"

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A/Hand Etched): 92-56771-1 1A 2 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B/Hand Etched): 92-56771-2 1B 2HZ

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 25677-1, 1-25677 Prince The Black Album(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25677-1, 1-25677 US 1987 Sell This Version
4509-98581 2 Prince The Black Album(CD, Album, MP) WEA 4509-98581 2 Benelux 1994 Sell This Version
925677-1 Prince Black Album(LP, Album, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Red) Not On Label (Prince) 925677-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
4-45793-A Prince The Black Album(Cass, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 4-45793-A US 1994 Sell This Version
WX147, 925 677-1, 925677-1 Prince Black Album(LP, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2), Warner Bros. Records (2), Warner Bros. Records (2) WX147, 925 677-1, 925677-1 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version

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October 18, 2018
Whoa, Amazing how much this record has been sold for !


September 9, 2018
Interesting that one of the inner sleeves is stamped "library" ( See photos).
So this LP was found hiding in a library collection in Canada ??


September 7, 2018
$27,500 - that's expensive vinyl - and I thought Spinal Tap's black album "Smell The Glove" on Polymer Records was rare ;-)


August 22, 2018
9 owners?!! ;) I don't know who you think that you are fooling..


August 6, 2018
edited 9 months ago
For years, I'd suspected that a legit Canadian pressing of this must've been hiding away who knows where.

And I always pictured it being a Cinram pressing as opposed to a CBS pressing. Who knows? (Maybe there is a Cinram copy locked away in a trench, a Swiss picture it. Of course, to handle a fair bit of volume, WEA Canada at the time split the pressing workload for some of their releases between Cinram and CBS. Since thousands of advance copies of the Black Album were pressed here AND abroad before the cancellation and recall, I'd bet that WEA Canada might have done the plant splitting for this one too, although some of their releases were only ever made by one plant.)

After word came out about this mega-flip, turns out I was right in one count - that there indeed exists a Canadian pressing, no matter how implausible and insatiable such a suspicion may seem.