Prince ‎– The Black Album

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 925 677-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– WX147
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Withdrawn
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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

Companies, etc.

Notes

The withdrawn retail edition. An unknown quantity with barcode stickers on the back sleeve escaped destruction.

The RPM, '33,' in the orange triangle, is white. "Side 1" & the tracklist are on the same margin, while not on side 2. Track B4's title, "Rockhard In A Funky Place," is spelt correctly, while Black Album, a bootleg, has '33' in the orange triangle, in black & there is a spelling error on track B4. The Warner logo on the outer sleeve. A price code for the UK and the catalog number are on the spine.

Sticker, outer sleeve:
[Barcode: 0 7599-25677-1 8]
LC 0392
UK: WX 147
925 677-1 ⓤ
France: WE 381
Warner Bros. Records, Inc., a Warner Communications Company [Warner logo]. 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 91510. 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10019. © ℗ 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the US. [...]. Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf
Pressé en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf
[Warner logo]. A Warner Communications Company

Labels:
925 677-1
WX147
GEMA/BIEM
All songs published by (G.B. only): Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
LC 0392
ALL SONGS PUBLISHED BY CONTROVERSY MUSIC ASCAP © ℗ 1987 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. FOR THE US & WEA INTERNATIONAL INC. FOR THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF THE US. WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY [Warner logo] 3300 WARNER BLVD. BURBANK, CALIF. 91510.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, text): 0 7599-25677-1 8
  • Label Code (Sticker & labels): LC 0392
  • Price Code (Sticker, France): WE 381
  • Price Code (Sticker): ⓤ
  • Price Code (Sticker, UK): WX 147
  • Rights Society (Both labels, boxed): GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 925677-1-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 925677-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 925677-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 925677-1-B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 113) View All

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
2-25677 The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) The Black Album(CDr, Album, TP) Warner Bros. Records 2-25677 US 1994 Sell This Version
BDPR010 Prince Black Album(LP, Album, Unofficial) Black Discs BDPR010 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
none Prince Black Album(LP, Album, Num, Unofficial) Not On Label (Prince) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
4-45793 Prince The Black Album(Cass, Album, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records, WEA International Inc. 4-45793 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version

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jordisolecala

jordisolecala

December 19, 2020
Hi everybody .I found into my youth records a original copy of 1987 prince black album WX 147 A 1 HP. I don,t use this record since 1990. I want to know the real price of this issue. The sound is perfect. Thanks
gee1973

gee1973

September 10, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I have a copy which has all the correct info: catalogue number on spine, white 33 in the triangle, exact sticker on reverse, WB embossed logo, correct alignment of track listings. The only difference is that the stamped runout ends in just 'A' rather than 'A2'. Does this suggest there was a previous press, which would also add to the theory that the 'box of 50' is just an urban myth? Otherwise my copy is identical to that listed.

One other difference, the catalogue number is printed on the top spine and left spine.
trulyindependent

trulyindependent

May 21, 2019
I can't believe this vinyl is selling for 8000 dollars
giorgio_borri

giorgio_borri

November 12, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Hi all I have a 1987 original version of Prince - The Black Album and would like to know the real value of it
thanks
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
OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

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
edited over 2 years ago
95 have this?! The original release from 1987?!
Year Right. And my name is Bob George. :-)
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 9 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 over 5 years 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!