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Prince Estate announces monster reissue of seminal album 1999

prince 1999 reissue

Since Prince’s death, his estate have slowly been drip-feeding the public a wealth of material once kept under lock and key in the artist’s archives. Whether or not you agree with the carefree way it’s been shared, it’s certainly a treat to witness everything come to light.

The latest golden nugget is a deluxe reissue of Prince’s incredible album 1999, his fifth studio LP released in 1982.

prince 1999 reissue

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Another one from the archives: 1999 is set to be reissued in deluxe, featuring unreleased tracks, live recordings, and plenty more goodies.

The reissue will ship in three versions. Standard includes the remastered album on 2x180g purple (of course) vinyl and CD – also coming to streaming services. The Deluxe edition includes 35 additional tracks from the vault over two CDs or four LPs.

And then there’s the Super Deluxe edition for the die-hards, which includes every piece of audio Prince released in and around 1982, 23 extra unreleased studio tracks, a complete recording of a 1999 tour performance in Detroit, and a DVD of a Houston show on December 29th, 1982.

That’s not quite it though, you’ll also score handwritten lyrics from the era including Little Red Corvette, rare photography by Allen Beaulieu, and liner notes from Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, radio host Andrea Swensson, and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl.

The reissue is due for release on November 29th.

Tracklist

Disc 1 – 1999 Remastered Album:
01. 1999
02. Little Red Corvette
03. Delirious
04. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
05. D.M.S.R.
06. Automatic
07. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
08. Free
09. Lady Cab Driver
10. All The Critics Love U In New York
11. International Lover

Disc 2 – Promo Mixes & B-Sides:
01. 1999 (7″ stereo edit)
02. 1999 (7″ mono promo-only edit)
03. Free (promo-only edit)
04. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (“1999″ b-side)
05. Little Red Corvette (7″ edit)
06. All The Critics Love U In New York (7” edit)
07. Lady Cab Driver (7″ edit)
08. Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix promo-only edit)
09. Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)
10. Delirious (7” edit)
11. Horny Toad (“Delirious” b-side)
12. Automatic (7″ edit)
13. Automatic (video version)
14. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ edit)
15. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ mono promo-only edit)
16. Irresistible Bitch (“Let’s Pretend We’re Married” b-side)
17. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (video version)
18. D.M.S.R. (edit)

Disc 3 – Vault, Part 1:
01. Feel U Up
02. Irresistible Bitch
03. Money Don’t Grow On Trees
04. Vagina
05. Rearrange
06. Bold Generation
07. Colleen
08. International Lover (Take 1, live in studio)
09. Turn It Up
10. You’re All I Want
11. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (Original Version)
12. If It’ll Make U Happy
13. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? (Take 2, live in studio)

Disc 4 – Vault, Part 2:
1 Possessed (1982 version)
2 Delirious (full length)
3 Purple Music
4 Yah, You Know
5 Moonbeam Levels **
6 No Call U
7 Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
8 Do Yourself A Favor
9 Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
10 Teacher, Teacher
11 Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Head / Little Red Corvette (tour demo)

** released on the 2016 compilation, 4Ever

Disc 5 – Live In Detroit – November 30, 1982 (Midnight Show)
01. Controversy
02. Let’s Work
03. Little Red Corvette
04. Do Me, Baby
05. Head
06. Uptown
07. Interlude
08. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
09. Automatic
10. International Lover
11. 1999
12. D.M.S.R.

DVD: Live In Houston – December 29, 1982:
01. Controversy
02. Let’s Work
03. Do Me, Baby
04. D.M.S.R.
05. Interlude – piano improvisation (contains elements of “With You”)
06. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
07. Lady Cab Driver
08. Automatic
09. International Lover
10. 1999
11. Head (contains elements of “Sexuality”)

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September 11, 2019