Offered for sale is an original Japanese purple vinyl pressing of Purple Rain by Prince, including the original obi, lyric insert, the usually-missing poster and a rare postcard that lists Prince’s Japanese album discography.
About this copy: This copy of Purple Rain is an original 1984 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label. The first pressings were issued on purple vinyl.
The cover and obi are M-. The insert is M-.
The poster is M- and shows no signs of use.
The postcard is M-.
The purple vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Beautiful disc!
A nearly perfect copy of a scarce Prince LP and the first time we’ve ever seen one that had the full set of inserts.
Background: Released in 1984, Purple Rain was the sixth album by Prince and his most successful, reaching #1 on the U.S. album charts and selling more than 13 million copies.
Prince designed Purple Rain as the project that would make him a superstar, and, surprisingly, that is exactly what happened. Simultaneously more focused and ambitious than any of his previous records, Purple Rain finds Prince consolidating his funk and R&B roots while moving boldly into pop, rock, and heavy metal with nine superbly crafted songs. …Taken together, all of the stylistic experiments add up to a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1984|