A previously unknown original Canadian pressing of Prince's 'The Black Album' has sold for a record-breaking $27,500 on Discogs.
Having went on sale in June, the sale of the 1987 release breaks the record for the most expensive purchase made on the Portland-based music database and marketplace. In April 2016, a separate promo copy of the album was sold on Discogs for $15,000 - a record at the time.
Recorded as the follow-up to 'Sign o' the Times', 'The Black Album' — which is sometimes referered to as 'The Funk Bible' — was withdrawn a week before its release date due to Prince becoming convinced that the album was "evil".
In June, it was announced that a previously unreleased Prince album, 'Piano & A Microphone 1983', will be released later in the year.
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