Prince – Promo-Only White Vinyl ‘The Black Album’ LP / #137 of 300 Made w/Warner Bros. Letter & COA

An unplayed, mint condition example of the ultra rare 1994 promotional issue of Prince’s The Black Album, with a letter of authenticity from Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold, who oversaw the production of this rarity, limited to 300 copies worldwide.

The accompanying letter of authenticity, on Gold’s old Warner Bros. Records stationary, reads as follows:

This letter is to authenticate an ultra-rare white vinyl copy of Prince’s The Black Album.

This example, numbered on the label in gold 137, is one of 300 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.

The cover has no printing other than peach colored type on the album cover spine.

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.

I guarantee this to be authentic without time limit.

Jeffrey Gold

The disc here is in mint condition and unplayed.  The cover is in beautiful Near Mint condition and the peach colored type on the spine unfaded and fully readable.

A beautiful copy of a true Prince rarity.  [Note: years after the release of this promotional album, some rejected copies surfaced from the pressing plant and were sold without the white cover with peach spine type.  This example, however, is one of the original edition of 300, sold with its original cover.]

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