FWV001: Prince / The Time / Vanity 6 / Apollonia 6 / Sheila E.
I recently decided to get serious about converting my vinyl collection. So, I ditched the JVC semi-automic turntable I’ve had since the mid-80′s and bought a brand spanking new Technics SL-1200MK2 with an Audio Technica AT440MLa phono cartridge. The tracks that make up this issue are the first batch converted with my new turntable, I hope you’ll find something in this batch that interests you. I’m going back and starting over at the beginning of my vinyl collection and converting everything I haven’t found on CD. My vinyl collection consists primarily of 12″ singles with an emphasis on Prince and related artists.
I have managed to find almost all Prince 12″ versions and B-Sides on either officially released CDs or bootlegs. The only thing I have that I haven’t found on CD are the “Vocal Version” and “Guitar Version” edits of Pink Cashmere from the promo 12″. So, I have included those here along with b-sides, some single edits and remixes from The Time. I’m also throwing in Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6 here since The Time was their “backing band”. Plus it includes all of Sheila E.’s 12″ versions and b-sides that I have on vinyl and have never found on CD.
I’ll be sharing the rest of my work here so, stay tuned, I have 37 different issues planned, so there should be LOTS of Fun With Vinyl to come…
How I do it: Technics SL-1200MK2 turntable w/Audio Technica AT440MLa phono cartridge via analog connection to a Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver which goes analog to a Sony PCM-R300 DAT deck. The DAT deck does the analog to digital conversion and the audio signal is then sent digitally through a Turtle Beach Catalina sound card and recorded via Cool Edit Pro as a wav file on my computer. The wav file is then processed with ClickRepair, trimmed/edited in Cool Edit Pro and converted to FLAC. All FLAC files have been verified with Trader’s Little Helper. I guess the simplified lineage would be: Vinyl>WAV>FLAC
A HUGE THANK YOU to squirrelgrease for the artwork that accompanies these releases. To put it simply, the artwork is stunning!
Tracks in this issue:
Apollonia 6 – Sex Shooter (Dance Version)
Prince – Pink Cashmere (Guitar Version)
Prince – Pink Cashmere (Vocal Version)
Sheila E. – Holly Rock (7″ Single Edt)
Sheila E. – Holly Rock (Extended Version)
Sheila E. – Koo Koo (Remix)
Sheila E. – Paradise Gardens (Extended Version)
Sheila E. – Save The People
Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life Part II
Sheila E. – The World Is High
Sheila E. – Too Sexy
The Time – 777-9311 (Edit)
The Time – Grace
The Time – Ice Cream Castles (Edit)
The Time – The Bird (Edit)
The Time – The Bird (Remix)
The Time – Tricky
Vanity 6 – Drive Me Wild (Extended Version)
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