Prince – ‘The Black Album’ – #5 of 50 Grey/Marbled Vinyl Copies

One of 50 grey/marbled vinyl, numbered copies of Prince’s The Black Album, from the archive of Recordmecca’s own Jeff Gold, who was responsible for this ultra rarity. This unplayed and mint condition example is stamped #005 of 50 produced.

Gold’s included letter of authenticity details it’s history: This letter is to authenticate an ultra rare grey marbled-vinyl copy of Prince’s The Black Album. This example, #005, is one of 50 individually numbered copies pressed in 1994. While a senior executive at Warner Bros., I commissioned three limited edition promotional pressings of The Black Album: fifty numbered copies on grey marbled vinyl, 300 numbered copies on white vinyl, and 1000 unnumbered copies on peach colored vinyl. (Years later, Rockaway Records sold some rejected sample copies that surfaced in the warehouse of the pressing plant, Fitzgerald-Hartley. However this unplayed example is one of the original edition of 50, from my personal collection.

While at Warner Bros. during the 1990’s, I worked closely with Prince, art directing numerous album covers for him, including “Diamonds & Pearls”, “Love Symbol” and “The Hits/The B-Sides”, and overseeing much of the marketing of his releases, including The Black Album (for more about this, see: recordmecca.com/news/working-with-prince/).

Sincerely, Jeff Gold (signed).

This is a superb unplayed copy of a highly sought after Prince collectible, with a very low number, and perfect provenance, and Recordmecca’s lifetime guarantee of authenticity. See our other listings for more Prince rarities.  (Note: this is our last extra copy.)

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