PrinceThe Black Album

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 92 56771
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk


A1Le Grind6:42
A2Cindy C.6:14
A3Dead On It4:35
A4When 2 R In Love4:12
B1Bob George5:36
B32 Nigs United 4 West Compton7:00
B4Rockhard In A Funky Place4:30


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 Birchmount Rd. Scarborough, Ontario. A Warner Communications Company"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 137)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Black Album (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records925 677-1, WX 147, WX147Europe1987
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The Black Album (CD, Album, Longbox)Warner Bros. Records9 25677-2US1987
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The Black Album (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Promo)Warner Bros. Records1- 25677-DJUS1987
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The Black Album (Cassette, Album, Promo)Warner Bros. RecordsWB-25677US1987
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The Black Album (CD, Album)Paisley Park Records925677-2Austria1987



  • SeansRecords's avatar
    bought this black album for 27.5k , it doesnt even have enter sandman on it ...
    • A_Rider_On_The_Storm's avatar
      Price is one of the worst artists ever. Just absolute garbage. Change my mind. Who would pay 27.5K on this piece of garbage?
      • dominicci_'s avatar
        Imagine buying this for 20 grand and getting aqua - barbie girl through the mail.
        • Granolla's avatar
          Amazingly rare album here. Wait. Maybe not, considering 30 people say they have it. I'd venture to say 2-3 actually own this version.
          • FonkSta89's avatar
            Whoa, Amazing how much this record has been sold for !
            • Wahski's avatar
              $27,500 - that's expensive vinyl - and I thought Spinal Tap's black album "Smell The Glove" on Polymer Records was rare ;-)
              • zevulon's avatar
                9 owners?!! ;) I don't know who you think that you are fooling..
                • RyansGoldenRecords's avatar
                  Edited 5 years 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.


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                  • Want:967
                  • Avg Rating:3.64 / 5
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                  • Median:$27,500.00
                  • High:$27,500.00


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