Prince ‎– The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9362-47522-2
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1 The Rest Of My Life 1:40
2 It's About That Walk 4:26
3 She Spoke 2 Me (Extended Remix)
Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Michael Nelson, PrinceHorns [The Horns] – Brian Gallagher, Dave Jensen, Kathy Jensen, Michael Nelson, Steve Strand
8:20
4 5 Women
Technician [Additional Production], Mixed By – Ricky P., Tom Tucker
5:13
5 When The Lights Go Down 7:11
6 My Little Pill 1:09
7 There Is Lonely 2:29
8 Old Friends 4 Sale
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – Clare Fischer
3:28
9 Sarah 2:53
10 Extraordinary 2:28

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"The enclosed material was written during the period beginning 1/23/85 and ending 6/18/94 and was originally intended 4 private use only" (liner notes)

Made in Germany

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  • Barcode: 0 9362-47522-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout: [Warner logo] 936247522-2.3 07/99
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0560
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05N9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0578
  • Label Code: LC 00392
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Other (Distribution Code): WE 833

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 47522-2, 2-47522 Prince The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 47522-2, 2-47522 US 1999 Sell This Version
2-47522-A Prince The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2-47522-A US 1999 Sell This Version
WPCR-75118 Prince The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-75118 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
CDW 47522 Prince The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CDW 47522 US 1999 Sell This Version
9 47522-4 Prince The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 47522-4 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version

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djrichmatthews

djrichmatthews

July 17, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

As the name implies, this collection is a set of "Old Friends" or as Prince often calls the songs he writes, his children. From the sullen look on his face on the cover to the selection of material - all downbeat and mostly negative toned material - its clear that Prince was releasing these simply to fulfill his contract with Warner Bros. In typical Prince fashion, he chose songs that were for the most part widely available on bootleg - not that he necessarily condoned bootlegs but at least in this manner he knew his most loyal of fans wouldn't buy the disc because a) they didn't want to give the money to Warner and b) they already had copies of the songs, even if only on bootleg. Strangely, the one song that did make into the compilation was "5 Women" - a song Prince wrote for Joe Cocker and which Cocker included on his 1992 album "Night Calls" - strange because this is one of the few songs that was sought after by many a Prince fan but (at the time) was very hard to acquire. Given that, its almost made "The Vault" a catch-22 for die-hard Prince fans - damned if they buy it and give the cash to WB and damned if they don't missing out on "5 Women," something they had been trying to get for years...