Prince ‎– The Black Album

Label:
Warner Bros. Records ‎– 925 677-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– WX 147
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Le Grind 6:42
A2 Cindy C. 6:14
A3 Dead On It 4:35
A4 When 2 R In Love 4:12
B1 Bob George 5:36
B2 Superfunkycalifragisexy 5:55
B3 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton 7:00
B4 Rockhard In A Funky Place 4:30

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Notes

Unreleased 1987 pressing that escaped destruction with barcode sticker on back-sleeve

The numbering '33' [RPM] within the orange triangle on the labels is white and "Side 1" & the tracklist are in line with each other (on Side 2, they're not) and track B4 is spelt correctly, whilst this bootleg version has the numbering '33' [RPM] within the orange triangle on the labels in black & there is a spelling error on track B4.

© ℗ 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the US. (sticker)
© ℗ 1987 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. FOR THE US & WEA INTERNATIONAL INC. FOR THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF THE US (labels)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, printed): 0 7599-25677-1 8
  • Label Code (Sticker & labels): LC 0392
  • Other (Sticker, distribution code, France): WE 381
  • Other (Sticker, genre code): ⓤ
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, machine stamped): R/S Alsdorf 925677-1-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, machine stamped): R/S Alsdorf 925677-1-B

Other Versions (5 of 91) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4-45793-A Prince The Black Album(Cass, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 4-45793-A US 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
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
TCR 013 Prince A Black Album In A Dirty Mind(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Prince) TCR 013 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PCW-665 Prince The Black Album(Cass, Album) Polton PCW-665 Poland 1994 Sell This Version

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elsass

elsass

May 3, 2016
REup of this useful link with photos : http://the-black-album.info
sunlover199

sunlover199

January 24, 2016
i have an all black Lp purchased in Australia (1987 ?)
has an orange sticker on top right cnr of cover, the tracks have slightly different names
DANCE THE GRIND
SONG FOR CINDY
ON IT
TOGETHER IN LOVE
FOR GEORGE
FUNKY SEX
UNITED FOR WEST
ROCK HARD & FUNKY
can anyone tell me what copy i have please, sound quality is excellent
THANKS4ALLTHEFISH

THANKS4ALLTHEFISH

December 2, 2015
The "one box with only 50 copies escaped" theory a urban legend

[by sellers to make a higher price] ...:

of course some boxes are escaped - however - indeed most circulating pressings are send all over Germany and some other EUR countries to countless DJ's & Radio stations in advance ("in advance" means: a few days before Prince decided out of the blue -some sources claim after a bad ecstasy trip- to withdraw the album, it was played in German Radio Station(s) and the bootlegs are replicas based of this pressing - some pretty close to the original - this explain the high number of "owners" but i agree: most of them are ripped off and believe their counterfeit is a real one... (in my life i met many of those 'poor' people and their disappointment after my explanation about the distinguish marks was always big - opposite to sellers: the get angry and hope for the next dump) - on the other side i know people who purchased originals in early december 1987 for bargain in record stores - so the "one box" theory is definitely off the table
dpurple1

dpurple1

November 18, 2015
95 have this?! The original release from 1987?!
Year Right. And my name is Bob George.
Sorry, I don't believe this.
dpurple1

dpurple1

October 4, 2014
67 have this release (October 2014) - the real release from 1987 or a bootleg?
akfoto7

akfoto7

March 6, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
hi i have a copy of the tnt enterprise black album. its grey marble vinyl and has two tracks on it, bob george on one side and superfunkycalifragisexy on the other. lc7706 rb12289. have not been able to find one the same. on the record its self it has a signiture, g pauler 2/rb89b. hope you can help
dpurple1

dpurple1

July 17, 2010
edited about 1 year ago
This is the one & only official and WITHDRAWN release to this LP (on vinyl) - see pics; only 50 copies excist worldwide, maybe less. It is still the official story: one box with 50 albums escaped destruction back in 1987 from Alsdorf, Germany.
Also in this category the WITHDRAWN cd longbox which is even more limited. The rest mentioned in this category are all fakes/bootlegs (925677). Fakes of the vinyl are very easily identified by some 8 particular differences in comparison to the original. Two of them are very easily checked: just look at the track Rockhard In A Funky Place (on the B-side label) - on fakes it is always misspelled as "Rockard In A Funky Place" (missing out on the "h"). Secondly, fakes NEVER have the WB-sticker + WB-logo (indented into the sleeve) on the back-side of the black sleeve. Two easy characteristics to check your copy!