Anyone Notice the Prince Reissues Available on Cassette?

If you read these pages with any regularity, you’ll know that I want the cassette to die. It was a fine technology when it was around, but it’s time for it to go away. It’s outdated, outmoded, technologically inferior and generally useless. How many people even have a working cassette player?

I will concede one and one thing only: cassettes can make good collectibles for people who have too much money. They’re tchotchkes, nothing more. Keep that in mind when you’re faced with this new Prince reissues.

If you need to know more, go to Vintage Vinyl News.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Anyone Notice the Prince Reissues Available on Cassette?

  • August 6, 2016 at 3:38 am
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    I got the Burger recs email blast that i think listed some of these. I still play some of my old tapes and up until a decade ago would look for gems in the Sam’s tape clearance dumpster thingie. Having said that, no idea how we put up with rewinding and wear. These days i only use them if i know i am going to let the whole thing play (and autoreverse in the middle).

    -G.

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