• Ultra rare "My Name Was Prince" promotional CD given out to executives of Warner Bros Japan. Cost me $750 back in 1996. It now sells for upwards of $2500.
  • Official Japanese releases of Apollonia 6, Mazarati, Jill Jones, Madhouse 8, Madhouse 16 and The Family. These are not part of the 551 CDs since they aren't "Prince" titles.
  • Rare copy of the gold layered version of "Purple Rain." Cost me $400 back in 1996.
  • Rare Warner Bros Japanese Promo CD of "Endorphinmachine."
  • Rare promotional tracked version of "Lovesexy." Found this at a used record store in Astoria, Oregon in the early 90s.
  • All 16 three inch CD singles released in Japan. 14 behind the "Letitgo" single and the rarest three inch Prince CD single featuring 6 tracks from his debut album. The CD with the purple sleeve is the ultra rare Japanese promotional CD single for "The Rest Of My Life." I paid $250 for it in 1999.
  • Ultra rare promotional kit for Maxwell's "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever." Comes with CD single and VHS single.
  • The Crown Jewels. UK Promo selection of hits to promote "The Hits/The B-Sides." Contains a previously unreleased version of "Batdance.". In the same area is the rare German promotional single for "Sexy MF."
  • Chaos & Disorder testpressing. Includes test artwork. Paid way too much for this about 10 years ago. Right next to it is the UK advance of Chaos & Disorder. Both are very rare.
  • Ultra rare Spanish promo CDs of "The Pope," "Nothing Compares 2 U," and "Purple Rain." The singles were promoting the 1993 release of "The Hits/The B-Sides."
  • Rare Australian limited edition of "The Black Album." I have 6 different versions of this CD.
  • Rare gold layered version of "Around The World In A Day" from Germany. Paid $150 for this about 10 years ago.
  • Rare CD single of "The Truth/Don't Play Me."
  • Ultra rare promotional slides taken from several photo shoots used to promote Meshell Ndegeocello's 1993 debut album "Plantation Lullabies."
  • 5 CD version of "Crystal Ball." Includes the otherwise unavailable "Kamasutra."
  • Sealed "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" CD single in long 4U sleeve. Includes area for you to write a note to your loved one before giving her the CD single. I also have the ultra rare Japanese version that I paid $400 for about 10 years ago.
  • We won't be talking about these... lol.
  • The ultra rare Japanese advance CD of "Graffiti Bridge." Paid $350 for that.
  • Edited (Clean) version of the 1992 "Symbol" album still in it's original shrinkwrap. Bought at Tower Records in Beaverton, Oregon in 1992.
  • I bought this DVD in December 1997 before I even had a DVD player. It was the first DVD I bought.

This is what 552 Prince CDs looks like...

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I pretty much stopped collecting everything that had his name on it in 1997 when DVDs came out.

2/5/10 Update: Since I began collecting (all) vinyl, I have also been picked up some Prince stuff too...

  1. Rick & Bart ages ago | reply

    oh yes that looks so familiar :-)

  2. Yves. ages ago | reply

    Hah, wow... and I thought I had many of him!!!! :-P

  3. JeremieLanders 120 months ago | reply

    O.O .....o.....m.....g.... dude, you are addicted. :) Well then again, so am I. I have never even seen so many .., ehrm... "bottom shelf" CDs from this one artist in my life!!!

  4. ilandqt23 [deleted] 114 months ago | reply

    ive been looking high & low trying to buy the maxwells promo cd for whenever, wherever, whatever. I had the spanish version & it was taken from me. i would pay almost anything for just the mp3. or the song. hopefully you could help me out. The song is very beautiful & has alot of meaning to me. Im a huge maxwell fan & just cant get my hands back on the spanish version. PLEASE HELP!!

  5. beats.breaks 106 months ago | reply

    Crazy prince collection! I'm jealous. Also could you reup on the Maxwell link. Please? It's next to impossible finding a copy to buy. I been looking for a CDQ copy of that one for a long time. I got most of the rest of Maxwells's singles, if you happen to be looking for any...

  6. JBBKK 105 months ago | reply

    whooaa that's alot of cds, i used to try and collect most stuff through the late 80s up until the mid 90s until i moved to Thailand - hard to get P stuff over here... did pick up a couple of interesting cds last year in Osaka. i guess i have something in excess of 100 cds and maybe half as much in vinyl. got a few vcrs and dvds of official stuff only, would love to get my hands on more concert material.

  7. nikkidkat 51 months ago | reply

    Awesome. Since leaving all my CD's in L.A., I miss them like children. Playing a CD while perusing the CD Booklet, artwork & lyrics....very analog of me, I know!

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