Rare Vinyl Copies Of Prince’s Black Album Are On Sale
Prince’s 1987 Black Album is one of his most controversial releases because of the way he condemned it as being “evil” causing Warner Brothers to destroy the 500, 000 vinyl copies. The Black Album was later released on cassette and CD in 1994 but no more vinyl was pressed. As a result, it has become a much sought-after collector’s item. Jeff Gold, a former executive at Warner Brothers recently came across five unsealed copies of the album from a former colleague who found them in a closet. Gold has sold one copy of The Black Album and the others are on sale at his website RecordMecca. He intends to keep one and possibly sell another at an auction. The last final copy is selling for $20,000.