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PURPLEIZED3121

How many Deluxe sets or smaller vault compilations can you handle per yr?!

I know we have always been an insatiable community but I wanted to know this. Just how much is enough on an annual basis? If we take the SOTT box set - we will have digested it / watched it to death & studied every aspect of every track by the end of the year. So, if Parade was the next box set & it was released in Feb for example would that be too soon? What if they did a monthly NPG club release too? would that be too much? Clearly the cost to the estate to do more would be huge BUT if they are making a profit on each then it might be viable?

Personally I'd love 2 deluxe box sets,a monthly NPG style subscription including different versions of tracks, video content & vault tracks in chronological sets - imagine THAT!


How much funk can you handle in a year?!!

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Reply #1 posted 10/14/20 6:55am

CAL3

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

I know we have always been an insatiable community but I wanted to know this. Just how much is enough on an annual basis? If we take the SOTT box set - we will have digested it / watched it to death & studied every aspect of every track by the end of the year. So, if Parade was the next box set & it was released in Feb for example would that be too soon? What if they did a monthly NPG club release too? would that be too much? Clearly the cost to the estate to do more would be huge BUT if they are making a profit on each then it might be viable?



Personally I'd love 2 deluxe box sets,a monthly NPG style subscription including different versions of tracks, video content & vault tracks in chronological sets - imagine THAT!




How much funk can you handle in a year?!!


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How much good funk can I handle in a year?
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Unlimited.
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How much of Prince’s vault material can I handle in a year?
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Depends on how much Imodium I have on-hand.
I’ve been informed that my opinion is worth less than those expressed by others here.
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Reply #2 posted 10/14/20 7:01am

JorisE73

- A remastered SDE every 6 months would be cool.
- A Live album CD/DVD every month.
- Every month a "beat the boots" set with tracks that are available on bootlegs that they won't put on SDE's (for example the early versions of Witness.. , Cocoa Boys, Crucial etc.)
- RSD releases with (limited) releases WB refused to release or aborted albums like Camille, Dream Factory, Crystal Ball, Rave Unto The JOy Fantastic, Heart etc.
- Every once in a while a boxset (for example a complete First Avenue boxset with all his appearances there)

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Reply #3 posted 10/14/20 9:19am

antonb

Once a month would probably just about keep me happy
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Reply #4 posted 10/14/20 9:41am

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I wouldn't mind something every month or two.

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Reply #5 posted 10/14/20 10:36am

The777Man

I think one every quarter or perhaps two a year. More often than that would be difficult to digest all vault tracks.....

Hope that they would also contiue the podcast series hosted by Andrea Swensson for each SDE release.

The777Man

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Reply #6 posted 10/14/20 11:43am

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The $177 (tax, shipping) SDE was a bit high.
I could do without the book.
I also considered buying the $99 Digital version.


Deluxe sets like the 1999 (price range $80)
I would definitely buy them twice a year.
If they put out more I'm sure I'd buy them too.

But I dont expect anything but one release a year, which is better than nothing
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Reply #7 posted 10/14/20 12:08pm

vainandy

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It's according to the price. Two of them per year in the price range of the "1999" deluxe.

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Reply #8 posted 10/14/20 12:16pm

Romeoblu

One every four months would be nice.
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Reply #9 posted 10/14/20 12:17pm

Musze

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JorisE73 said:

- A remastered SDE every 6 months would be cool.
- A Live album CD/DVD every month.
- Every month a "beat the boots" set with tracks that are available on bootlegs that they won't put on SDE's (for example the early versions of Witness.. , Cocoa Boys, Crucial etc.)
- RSD releases with (limited) releases WB refused to release or aborted albums like Camille, Dream Factory, Crystal Ball, Rave Unto The JOy Fantastic, Heart etc.
- Every once in a while a boxset (for example a complete First Avenue boxset with all his appearances there)

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Reply #10 posted 10/14/20 1:31pm

ThePersian

Vault - Studio material .... endless amounts I could take...

live stuff... don't really care 4 it... unless it's soundboard stuff like the Coachella Empty Room ...

my only caveat with the studio stuff is audio quality... The originals was pretty shoddy, so if it's worse than that then pfff...

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Reply #11 posted 10/14/20 1:44pm

RODSERLING

I could afford 10 box set a month, and listening to 120 remixes of Hot Thing and 313 versions of Wonderfulday a quarter.
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Reply #12 posted 10/14/20 1:49pm

LoveGalore

At a rate of 1 per 6 months, I'll be here into my 50s so let's get the fuck on with it.

Nevermind the fans already in their 50s. 💀
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Reply #13 posted 10/14/20 3:20pm

lust

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I reckon they’ve got it about right.

9 hours of vault stuff plus the live stuff in 3 years. That sort of pattern will do nicely.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #14 posted 10/14/20 3:56pm

kewlschool

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3 total albums per year.

1 per year on the super Deluxe level.

1 deluxe album a year done via pre-order only through the prince official site and Amazon (like 20ten for example) This would be for less popular albums that would not chart and they would not report sales to the charts. This is done not to tarnish the Prince brand for marketing bigger projects.

1 additional album like originals, piano & microphone, or a completed album from the vault not yet released.

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Reply #15 posted 10/14/20 4:48pm

bluesangel

CAL3 said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

I know we have always been an insatiable community but I wanted to know this. Just how much is enough on an annual basis? If we take the SOTT box set - we will have digested it / watched it to death & studied every aspect of every track by the end of the year. So, if Parade was the next box set & it was released in Feb for example would that be too soon? What if they did a monthly NPG club release too? would that be too much? Clearly the cost to the estate to do more would be huge BUT if they are making a profit on each then it might be viable?



Personally I'd love 2 deluxe box sets,a monthly NPG style subscription including different versions of tracks, video content & vault tracks in chronological sets - imagine THAT!




How much funk can you handle in a year?!!


.
How much good funk can I handle in a year?
.
Unlimited.
.
How much of Prince’s vault material can I handle in a year?
.
Depends on how much Imodium I have on-hand.




I'm still working through this latest release, but God it's GLORIOUS. Unlimited?!? YES, PLEASE!
[Edited 10/14/20 19:59pm]
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Reply #16 posted 10/14/20 5:24pm

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One album per month on an NPGMC style premium service. That could be a mix of unreleased time capsule albums, compilations of vault songs, various alternate versions and configurations of albums, live soundboard recordings and rehearsals.
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Reply #17 posted 10/14/20 6:58pm

lavendardrumma
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I get free Tidal, so lay it on me, but I think 6 months or 8 months is a good time frame.

That takes us through another 3 years or so to release the anticipated deluxe reissues, and means about 5-6 years total, which is reasonable.

I wonder if the sets we expect will be less involved will turn out to be more work for them, and turn out to have the most surprises. Parade seems like it would be a quick one, but maybe we'll be surprised.

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Reply #18 posted 10/15/20 1:04am

fredmagnus

The best option for me would be :

- 2 Super Deluxe editions per year (one bigger like SOTT just before Cristmas and the other one more like 1999 SDE)

- 1 studio album/compilation from the Vault per year

- 1 Originals volume per year (Or maybe add those Originals volumes to the SDE Editions if it's not possible to have them released separatly). SOTT SDE would have been even greater if they had added an Originals volume from this era.)

- And last but not least, i'd pay for a year subscription on a new NPGMUSICCLUB that would offer each month studio/rehearsal/video content in the same vein Prince did back in 2001. I mean 5 tracks per month offering underground demos, alt. versions, rehearsals, etc would be cool.

I don't care much about the live stuff, i already have too much of it + no need for more Sony reeditions without extra content. We already have these records + it takes the place of other Vault releases that would be much more attractive for the fans.

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Reply #19 posted 10/15/20 2:38am

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I think long term, one major release a year (such as a complete studio session collection) subsidised by a few minor releases (stand alone albums / concerts / aftershows) would be a healthy pace. Around 3 to 4 releases a year in total?

However, for the immediate future I hope the estate consider increasing the productivity to two super deluxe releases a year, just to help us catch up and get the most urgently needed LPs remastered, even if it's just for a the next two to three years.

It would also be nice if they increased the frequency of surprise singles that get released digitally. I hope they don't get too hung up on demos either. One or two new songs a month on digital platforms would be amazing.

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Reply #20 posted 10/15/20 2:55am

Vannormal

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VaultCurator said:

I think long term, one major release a year (such as a complete studio session collection) subsidised by a few minor releases (stand alone albums / concerts / aftershows) would be a healthy pace. Around 3 to 4 releases a year in total?

However, for the immediate future I hope the estate consider increasing the productivity to two super deluxe releases a year, just to help us catch up and get the most urgently needed LPs remastered, even if it's just for a the next two to three years.

It would also be nice if they increased the frequency of surprise singles that get released digitally. I hope they don't get too hung up on demos either. One or two new songs a month on digital platforms would be amazing.

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I think 3 to 4 releases a year would not be able to gain enough profit for The Estate.

All this coasts a lot of money and energy.

But for the rest I full agree on what yo propose.

I personally see an oportunity with digital platforms as a perfect outlet for Prince's live shows, aftershows, even rehearsals, available only for those who are really interested.

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Reply #21 posted 10/15/20 3:07am

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Vannormal said:

I think 3 to 4 releases a year would not be able to gain enough profit for The Estate.

All this coasts a lot of money and energy.

But for the rest I full agree on what yo propose.

I personally see an oportunity with digital platforms as a perfect outlet for Prince's live shows, aftershows, even rehearsals, available only for those who are really interested.

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Yeah, making some releases digital only works for me. Maybe just 2 physicial releases a year (including the SDE), and a couple of digital? I wouldn't turn my nose up at that.

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Reply #22 posted 10/15/20 5:00am

jfenster

Maybe they don't want us spending ALL our money on his stuff....
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Reply #23 posted 10/15/20 5:06am

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OperatingThetan said:

One album per month on an NPGMC style premium service. That could be a mix of unreleased time capsule albums, compilations of vault songs, various alternate versions and configurations of albums, live soundboard recordings and rehearsals.

Yeah. NPGMC literally offered about an album's worth of new content every month in its first year. I thought back then it was a good pace. I'd gladly have paid more even.
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Reply #24 posted 10/15/20 7:06am

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Depends on the price.
I could easily afford the $150 SOTT release, but I like thrift stores, sales, coupons and savings.

I could do two major sets a year

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Reply #25 posted 10/15/20 2:17pm

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jfenster said:

Maybe they don't want us spending ALL our money on his stuff....

I don't know about them, but I certainly don't. The price of this new box is ridiculous. I decided to pay it this time, but I'm not gonna keep doing it. Just put out a 4 CD set of outtakes for €30, that would be great. Put out a concert, say Detroit 86 on dvd/blue-ray for €20... Throw the whole thing online... There's plenty of ways that you can release things for an affordable price.
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Reply #26 posted 10/15/20 2:48pm

SoulAlive

I'm okay with one SDE a year,and maybe a few other projects a year.....how about a live DVD set containing at least one show from all his tours?

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Reply #27 posted 10/15/20 3:48pm

PURPLEIZED3121

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I could afford 10 box set a month, and listening to 120 remixes of Hot Thing and 313 versions of Wonderfulday a quarter.

all joking apart we are such a bunch of freaks that we would all happiy pay for that!

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Reply #28 posted 10/15/20 3:50pm

PURPLEIZED3121

Have to say that when you add up the estates releases thus far they are stacking up into quite a collection...but there's always room for more!

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Reply #29 posted 10/15/20 7:39pm

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databank said:

OperatingThetan said:

One album per month on an NPGMC style premium service. That could be a mix of unreleased time capsule albums, compilations of vault songs, various alternate versions and configurations of albums, live soundboard recordings and rehearsals.

Yeah. NPGMC literally offered about an album's worth of new content every month in its first year. I thought back then it was a good pace. I'd gladly have paid more even.
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The first year was the best, but I do have fond memories of having the NPGMC Year Two rehearsal/aftershow access for the ONA... Live tour in London in 2002. My interaction with Prince in Soho at the first after-party was brief, but very precious to me. But in terms of downloads and monthly excitement, the first year was where it was at. A genuinely wild, pioneering time.
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