The resurgence of vinyl records continues. With many music lovers favoring its appeal choice and freedom, the music has been selling like hotcakes. Even when records are set, they are broken within months.
A good example of that happened just last month. An exceptional copy of David Bowie’s self-titled album was regarded as the most expensive ever. Well, there was no problem with that. But something also happened -- popular music icon, Prince passed on. Despite his death featuring in all top media headlines, a good number of younger persons couldn’t fathom who Prince was.
Thanks to his music, Prince’s legacy and artwork still lives on. With many music lovers scrambling for his songs, the price definitely shot up. That helped Prince to dethrone David Bowie. David’s record-setting sale was $6,826.
Now, enter Prince. A rare copy of his 1987 “The Black Album” went for a stunning $15,000. That was more than double David’s previous record. Definitely, that set the bar much higher. We don’t know how long it will take to break that record. But one thing is evident -- Prince’s work was a masterpiece -- and he was a maestro in his genre.
The album came at the heels of Prince’s “Sign ‘O’ the Times”. Actually reports indicate that Prince withdrew from the Album’s release that time. He then smashed all the available promos. However, some people were able to get the copies. That made the recording very rare thus the reason for its higher value today.
Those who knew or loved Prince’s work have been paying tribute to the late icon. Actually, copies of his rare albums were releases last week to celebrate his 58th birthday. 15 albums were released which included “Indigo Nights”. This particular album contained rare recording of Prince’s aftershow performances at Indigo2 club almost 10 years ago.
Additionally, “The Gold Experience”, released back in 1995 contains his only number one single song, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”.Certainly, this is something everyone would want to have. Other albums released on Tidal last week were recorded when he left Warner in 1996. Two of them were live albums.