Prince – Purple Rain complete purple vinyl Japan LP with obi and poster


An original 1984 Japanese pressing of Purple Rain by Prince, pressed on purple vinyl and including the original obi, scarce poster and discography postcard.

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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. gave Purple Rain a 5 star review:

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1984
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in