Symbols

For some records only (new - april 07)

Sleeve opens at top • Mat paper sleeve  
Sleeve opens at top • Glossy paper sleeve  
Sleeve opens at top • Mat cardboard sleeve  
Sleeve opens at top • Glossy cardboard sleeve  
Sleeve opens at side • Mat paper sleeve  
Sleeve opens at side • Glossy paper sleeve  
Sleeve opens at side • Mat cardboard sleeve  
Sleeve opens at side • Glossy cardboard sleeve  
With bar code on back sleeve  
Without bar code on back sleeve  
With GEMA on label  
With GEMA/Biem on label  
With GEMA/BIEM on label  
With GEMA on label and WB logo as wallpaper  
With GEMA/Biem on label and WB logo as wallpaper  
With GEMA/BIEM on label and WB logo as wallpaper  

 

 

Prince Vinyl Code (PVC)

Record # / Numérotation des vinyles
[Album Code] + [Single Code] + [Format Code] + [Country Code] + [Type Code] + [Item Code] + [Picture Code]

 

[Album Code] : 01 to 99

assign a number to an album / attribue un numéro à un album

Album For You Prince Dirty Mind Controversy
Code 01 02 03 04
Album 1999 Purple Rain Around The World In A Day Parade
Code 05 06 07 08
Album Sign "O" The Times Black Album Lovesexy Batman
Code 09 10 11 12
Album Graffiti Bridge Diamonds & Pearls Symbol The Hits - The B Sides
Code 13 14 15 16
Album Come The Gold Experience Chaos & Disorder Emancipation
Code 17 18 19 20
Album Crystal Ball The Vault..Old Friends 4 Sale Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic The Rainbow Children
Code 21 22 23 24
Album One Night Alone...Live! N.E.W.S.     Musicology
3121
Code 25     26     27 28
Album Planet Earth Lotusflow3r MPLSOUND
next one....
Code 29     30     31 32

 

 

[LP/Single Code]: a to z

assign a letter to a LP/single / attribue une lettre à un "45t"

Single Album/LP single #1 single #2 single #3 single #4 single #5 single #6 etc...
Code a b c d e f g etc...

 

[Format Code]

assign a number to a format / attribue un numéro à un format

Designation
Code
Code
Designation
LP
0
0
Normal (simple / black vinyl)
Promotional LP

1

1
Colored Vinyl
12"
2
2
Double
Promotional 12"
3
3
Colored Double
10"
4
4
Picture disc
Promotional 6"
5
5
Shaped Picture Disc
Flexi 6"
6
6
Juke Box
7"
7
7
Stickered sleeve
Promotional 7"
8
8
Gold
Back to Back Hits
9
9
Platinum
LP Test Pressing
a
a
Acetate
12" Test Pressing
b
b
Box set / Coffret
7" Test Pressing
c
c
with calendar
Gatefold sleeve LP
d
d
with booklet
Club Edition LP
e
f
Armed Forces Radio
180g Edition LP
f
i
with insert
7" Poster Sleeve
p
k
with K7
Laser Disc
L
p
with poster
CD Video - Video Disc
V
q
with sticker & poster
Other / Autre
x
v
Virgin vinyl
Juke box
j
1
Sterling Title Strip Co. Red-lined on white (aka Red)
Juke box
j
2
Sterling Title Strip Co. Pink-lined on pink (aka Pink)
Juke box
j
3
Sterling Title Strip Co. Blue-lined on blue (aka Blue)
Juke box
j
4
Star Title Strip Co Old type
Juke box
j
5
Star Title Strip Co
Juke box
j
6
Picture/Drawing
Juke box
j
7
Hit Pop
Juke box
j
8
Classic Hit
Juke box
j
9
Others
x
Other / Autre

 

[Country Code]

assign   letters to a country / attribue des lettres à un pays

Country Argentina Australia Belgium Brazil Barbados Canada Chile
Code ARG AUS BEL BRA BRB CAN CHL
Country China Columbia Germany Ecuador Spain European Union Fake pressing
Code CHN COL DEU ECU ESP EUR FAK
Country France United Kingdom Greece Guatemala Hong Kong Holland Croatia
Code FRA GBR GRC GTM HKG HOL HRV
Country Hungary Irland Island Israel Italy Japan Korea
Code HUN IRL ISL ISR ITA JPN KOR
Country Mexico Malaysia New Zeland North Irland Panama Peru Philippine
Code MEX MYS NZL NI PAN PER PHL
Country Poland Portugal Russia Sweden Turkey Taiwan  
Code POL PRT RUS SWE TUR TWN  
Country Uruguay USA Venezuela Yugoslavia South Africa Zimbabwe  
Code URY USA VEN YUG ZAF ZWE  
Country Czech Republic            
Code CZE            

 

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm

 

[Type Code] : 1 (common) to z (default =1)

to differentiate varieties / permet de différencier les variétés

[Item Code] : 1 to z (default =1)

"double" for collectors / "doubles" des collectionneurs

[Picture Code] : a to z (default = a)

assign a letter to a scan / attribue une lettre à une image

Picture front sleeve back sleeve side A label side B label Inner Sleeve A Inner Sleeve B
Code a b c d e f

 


CLASSIFICATION

Steps / Etapes Album Singles
1 Album # (01-xx) Album # (01-xx)
2 a Single # (b-..)
3 LP Picture (04)
2xLP (02)
LP (00)
LP Promo (10)
LP Gold (08)
LP Acetate (0a)
12" Picture (24)
12" (20)
10" (10)
7" Shaped Picture Disc (75)
7" Picture (74)
2x7" (72)
7" (70)
6" (60)
12" Promo (30)
12" Promo (embossed or stickered) (14)
7" Promo (80)
12" Gold (28)
7" Gold (78)
12" Acetate (2a)
4 Common record / disque commun (normal)
5 Special editions ordering with catalog number / Editions spéciales classées par référence catalogue
Exemples Batman LP Picture UK (12a04GBR11)
Batman LP UK (12a00GBR11)

Girls And Boys 7" UK :
7" Shaped Picture Disc (08e75GBR11)
2x7" UK (08e72GBR11)
7" UK (08e70GBR11)


If I Was Your Girlfriend 7" UK
7" UK (09c70GBR11) - common single
7" UK Collectors Pack (09c71GBR11) - W8334E
7" UK Poster Bag (09c70GBRK41) - W8334W

 


STATISTICS / STATISTIQUES


Album # of pix Referenced
For You (01) 155 [108/27/18/2] 41 [25/9/6/1]
Prince (02) 397 [168/161/24/20/20/4] 103 [37/50/8/8/6/1]
Dirty Mind (03) 269 [153/51/16/13/25/8/3] 74 [37/16/6/5/6/3/1]
Controversy (04) 326 [136/78/67/12/33] 106 [39/29/22/6/10]
1999 (05) 932 [329/276/140/94/70/4/6/1/8/4] 268 [60/94/51/30/24/1/3/1]
Purple Rain (06) 1338 [410/294/183/248/141/50/3/9] 403 [105/94/56/77/47/20/2/2]
ATWIAD (07) 779 [225/226/112/122/94] 222 [47/69/37/40/29]
Parade (08) 760 [238/212/108/111/91] 212 [50/69/35/32/26]
SOTT (09) 804 [214/211/117/146/103/8/4/1] 226 [32/70/35/47/34/3/4/1]
Black Album (10) 62 [27/35] 17 [7/10]
Lovesexy (11) 518 [172/118/93/131/4] 146 [38/40/28/39/1]
Batman (12) 590 [133/163/113/66/75/37/3] 180 [30+57+37+21+24+10+1]
Grafitti Bridge (13) 386 [139/117/79/16/21/6/2/1/5] 106 [23/38/28/4/6/3/1/1/2]
D&P (14) 397 [93/97/78/49/51/11/15/0/3] 127 [18/32/28/17/18/5/7/1/1]
Symbol4s.gif (952 octets) (15) 276 [50/72/62/40/25/14/6/2/2/3] 90 [9/21/23/15/9/6/3/1/1/2]
The Hits (16) 147 [43/27/14/23/6/5/29] 47 [7/10/3/8/2/1/16]
Come (17) 102 [21/58/12/11] 30 [5/16/5/4]
Gold (18) 119 [18/71/22/8] 34 [2/21/8/3]
C&D (19) 0 0
Emancipation (20) 9 [0/4/5] 3 [0/1/2]
Crystal Ball (21) 0 0
The Vault...Old Friend 4 Sale (22) 0 0
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (23) 44 [20/24] 10 [3/7]
The Rainbow Children (24) 10 [10] 1 [1]
One Night Alone...Live! (25) 4 [4] 1 [1]
NEWS (26)

0

 
Musicology (27) 30 [11/8/11] 8 [2/2/4]
3121 (28) 53 [17/0/23/13] 13 [4/0/6/3]
Planet Hearth (29) 8[5/3] 2 [1/1]
Total (Dec-08) 8515 pix (+1476) 2477 different vinyl records referenced (+304)
Total (Aug-06) 7040 pix (+1491) 2173 different vinyl records referenced (+358)
Total (June-04) 5549 pix (+2330) 1815 different vinyl records referenced (+512)
Total (Dec-01) 3219 pix (+186) 1303 different vinyl records referenced (+19)

 


NOTE

Most collectors have problems in Prince's records classification. Many pressing, many countries, some varieties  for the same record make not very easy to know "what' s the record" you found in a second hand store. This classification is a tentative to give each Prince's record a different code number.

Why this classification ?

  1. As two different records (not same pressing for instance) can have same catalogue number, this classification has to right this failing.

  2. It wants to become, maybe one day, a reference in Prince's records trade / sale.

  3. It wants to be complete (refer to all records from all over the world). This to permit a record store listings verification.

  4. It allows fast search and logical sorting.

So I need your help to complete this classification.
- All contributions would be fully credited -
If you have records not yet referenced in this catalogue or scans...please contact me :
sleevographia@free.fr

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Nombreux sont les collectionneurs de disques qui ont du mal à s'y retrouver parmi la variété des pressages internationaux et les différents pressages d'un même pays. Cette nomenclature est une tentative permettant d'attribuer un numéro de code à tous les disques de Prince.

Pourquoi cette classification ?

  1. Elle doit remédier aux défauts des références catalogue des maisons de disques; En effet il se trouve fréquemment qu'un disque ayant la même référence soit en fait un pressage différent.

  2. Elle se veut devenir, un jour peu-être, une référence pour l'échange ou la vente de disques de Prince.

  3. Elle se veut, à terme, complète. Quiconque pourra venir vérifier si le disque qu'il possède ou qu'il désire acheter est bien le disque "rare". Elle permet aussi de vérifier les listings que les disquaires envoient à leurs clients.

  4. Elle doit permettre une recherche informatique rapide ainsi qu'un tri logique.

Toute aide afin de completer au mieux ce catalogue est la bienvenue.
- Toute participation sera pleinement créditée -
Donc si vous avez des disques non encore référencés ici ou des scans de pochette de disques, contactez-moi  :
sleevographia@free.fr