FWV018: Prince: The Vinyl Era
Since the release of this collection, I have obtained my own personal copies of the 12″ releases of “Just As Long As We’re Together”, “Sexy Dancer” and “Pop Life (UK)”. This release now includes my rips vice the borrowed ones.
Always save the best for last, right? This collection of 33 vinyl cuts came about from a discussion about Prince tracks that have never been available on CD or as an official lossless digital download, vinyl only (well, maybe cassette or 8-track, but…really?). I’ve put them through the same process as all my other vinyl issues, so hopefully you will enjoy these tracks. Included here are single edits, remixes, extended and dub versions from Prince that have not seen an official lossless digital release.
I took ‘Just As Long As We’re Together (Disco Mix)’, ‘Soft And Wet (Disco Mix)’, ‘Sexy Dancer (Long Version)’ and ‘Pop Life (Extended Version)’ from ‘T’s 12″ Archive V2.0′. I took ‘Just As Long As We’re Together (Edit)’, ‘Still Waiting (Edit)’, ‘All The Critics Love U In New York (Edit)’ & ‘Baby I’m A Star (Edit)’ from ’7 Inch In The Computer Volume 1 1978-1986′. I ripped these eight four tracks from lossless sources and put them through the same ClickRepair process that I have used on all of my vinyl conversions. The remaining 25 29 tracks were all taken from my personal record collection.
This is the end of the road for large collections of vinyl rips being posted as Fun With Vinyl. However, I have started a blog where I will continue sharing my vinyl rips: http://
blog.djrichiep.com Here you will find vinyl rips from various artists with and without connections to Prince. I hope everyone has enjoyed this series and was able to hear some tracks they had never heard before or, at the least, better quality than they had before. I hope everyone continues to “Enjoy and get it on”!!
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 accompanied these issues. To put it simply, the artwork was and is stunning!
Tracks in this issue:
Just As Long As We’re Together (Edit) **
Just As Long As We’re Together (Disco Mix)
Soft And Wet (Disco Mix)
Still Waiting (Edit) **
Sexy Dancer (Long Version)
Let’s Work (7″ Single Version)
Little Red Corvette (Edit)
Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix 7″ Edit)
All The Critics Love U In New York (Edit) **
Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Stereo Edit)
Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Mono Edit)
Let’s Go Crazy (Edit)
Purple Rain (Edit)
God (Instrumental) Love Theme from ‘Purple Rain’
Another Lonely Christmas (Extended Version)
Baby I’m A Star (Edit) **
Paisley Park (Remix)
Pop Life (Extended Version)
America (Extended Version)
Girl (Extended Version)
Love or Money (Extended Version)
Mountains (Extended Version)
Alexa De Paris (Edit)
Anotherloverholenyohead (Extended Version)
La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive)
Shockadelica (Extended Version)
Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake)
Hot Thing (Dub Version)
Hot Thing (Edit)
Alphabet St. (Cont.)
Escape (Free Yo Mind From This Rat Race)
* remastered from ‘T’s 12″ Archive V2.0′
** remastered from ’7 Inch In The Computer Volume 1 1978-1986′
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