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Discogs record smashed by $27,500 sale of Prince’s ‘The Black Album’

What’s the most you would splash on wax?

Prince album The Black Album sells for record prices
Prince album The Black Album sells for record prices

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as the follow-up to 'Sign o' the Times', 'The Black Album' — which is sometimes referered to as 'The Funk Bible' — was withdrawn a week before its release date due to Prince becoming convinced that the album was "evil".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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