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Thread started 11/07/19 5:37pm

AaronReturn200
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In 2008, to celebrate Michael Jackson's 50th birthday, Sony issued "King of Pop" compolations featuring the best songs as voted by local fans. The Australian one was the first to go into a voting phase, and I believe the fact that you could give Michael a 50th birthday message is one reason why Sony's Australian leg has been extremely quiet over Michael since his death 10 years ago (refusing to issue his songs on VA compilations etc.)

Sony Australia tried doing the same thing in 2012, but with Elvis Presley and AM sponsorship (voting from a list of every single Elvis track), and of course it was just-as-sucessful.

Fast-foward to now. Prince has died, and Sony has brought the rights to his post-1994 material. In other news, it will extend to Warner-owned albums in 2021 (although it's debated if the non-Batman soundtracks will be included or not (it's common for a soundtrack to be issued on a label not affilated with the film's disburitors)). With this happening, maybe Sony can do the same "2CD compolation as voted by you" thing but with Prince, which would also make a nice showcase for the extended deal. However, all Legacy reissues I run into in Australia are European exports.

P.S. TMBGITW reissued on CD (not digitally) finally? (it might be true)

[Edited 11/7/19 17:41pm]

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Reply #1 posted 11/07/19 5:46pm

IstenSzek

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i don't think anyone needs another compilation. all the albums are on streaming sites
and there are already too many compilations, including "anthology".

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 11/07/19 6:09pm

WhisperingDand
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no. no more compilations. Prince isn't MJ, and moreover I don't think Prince fans are going to put up with the same kind of nonsense (see: endless compilations, see: Xscape Disc 1, see: Cascio tapes).

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Reply #3 posted 11/07/19 6:36pm

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I’ll be honest. The only compilations I want to see are compilations of previously unreleased songs. The bigger the better. Having said that, I do love a good list thread I’ll play ball... wink

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CD1:

01) I Wanna Be Your Lover

02) Controversy

03) 1999

04) Little Red Corvette

05) When Doves Cry

06) Let's Go Crazy

07) Purple Rain

08) Take Me With U

09) Raspberry Beret

10) Pop Life

11) A Love Bizarre (part 1)

12) Kiss

13) Mountains

14) Girls & Boys

15) Anotherloverholeinyohead

16) Sign O' The Times

17) If I Was Your Girlfriend

18) U Got The Look

19) I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

.

CD2:

01) Partyman

02) Thieves In The Temple

03) Gett Off

04) Diamonds And Pearls

05) Sexy MF

06) The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

07) Letitgo

08) The Good Life

09) Gold

10) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

11) Supercute

12) Days Of Wild (live 2002)

13) Controversy (live 2003)

14) Black Sweat

15) Extraloveable

.

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RIP EXTRALOVEABLE!!! sad
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Reply #4 posted 11/07/19 9:56pm

TrivialPursuit

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AaronReturn2005 said:

In 2008, to celebrate Michael Jackson's 50th birthday, Sony issued "King of Pop" compolations featuring the best songs as voted by local fans. The Australian one was the first to go into a voting phase, and I believe the fact that you could give Michael a 50th birthday message is one reason why Sony's Australian leg has been extremely quiet over Michael since his death 10 years ago (refusing to issue his songs on VA compilations etc.)

Sony Australia tried doing the same thing in 2012, but with Elvis Presley and AM sponsorship (voting from a list of every single Elvis track), and of course it was just-as-sucessful.

Fast-foward to now. Prince has died, and Sony has brought the rights to his post-1994 material. In other news, it will extend to Warner-owned albums in 2021 (although it's debated if the non-Batman soundtracks will be included or not (it's common for a soundtrack to be issued on a label not affilated with the film's disburitors)). With this happening, maybe Sony can do the same "2CD compolation as voted by you" thing but with Prince, which would also make a nice showcase for the extended deal. However, all Legacy reissues I run into in Australia are European exports.

P.S. TMBGITW reissued on CD (not digitally) finally? (it might be true)


What is a compolation?

PS We don't need another goddamn compilation anyway. That's what we have iTunes or Spotify playlists. Make ya own.

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Reply #5 posted 11/07/19 10:28pm

LoveGalore

No thanks. Compilations aren't fun for me as a consumer and the poor, sad state of MJ's library (being riddled with 485 different compilations each with 1-4 "new" tracks) is devastating as a fan. I would not want Prince's music raped and pillaged that way.

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Reply #6 posted 11/08/19 7:21am

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No thank you. I already have all of his album tracks. I would have no interest in buying a compilation unless if was of unreleased songs or alternate takes.




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