Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Prince Estate Reissuing 1999


The estate of the late rocker Prince are reissuing his iconic 1999 album with unreleased tracks from Prince's mythical vault...







On November 29 the Prince Estate, in partnership with @warnerrecords will reissue Prince's landmark album 1999, remastered for the very first time, along with 35 previously unreleased tracks from Prince's legendary vault. • • Considered one of the most iconic and influential double albums in rock history, #Prince1999 was released at a major turning point in Prince's career. After years of struggling to break out of the R&B charts, he scored major crossover hits with "Little Red Corvette" and "1999." The success helped Prince to introduce his iconic Minneapolis Sound to the world: a revolutionary blend of rock, funk, R&B and new wave pop that shattered barriers in the industry. • • The songs on 1999 were just a small sampling of the work pouring out of Prince in this intensely prolific period. In addition to his own material, he was also working up tracks to give to his protégés Vanity 6 and The Time, and storing countless unreleased songs in his vault. • • Many of those unreleased tracks are included in the Super Deluxe Edition of the 1999 reissue, and on November 29 they will be heard by the public for the very first time. • • “I didn’t want to do a double album, but I just kept writing," Prince told @rollingstone in 1982. "I always compare songwriting to a girl walking in the door. You don’t know what she’s going to look like, but all of a sudden she’s there.” • • In addition to the remastered album and studio tracks from the vault, the Super Deluxe Edition includes two complete live performances from the 1999 Tour: an audio recording captured on 11/30/82 in Detroit; and a video recording from 12/29/82 in Houston, presented on DVD. • • The Super Deluxe Edition features Prince's never-before-seen handwritten lyrics from the era, tape reels from the legendary vault, and rare photography from #AllenBeaulieu, plus liner notes by longtime Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, revered Guns N' Roses bassist and author Duff McKagan, and Prince scholars Andrea Swensson and Duane Tudahl.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

They all just broke and trying to find innovative ways to cash out...no thanks..but I was never really all that into Prince so whatever.

Anonymous said...

I AM a Big PRINCE Fan and Supporter and I really wish he was still here but the truth is that he ISN'T ...I don't mind buying remix Prince Music and his Music from the vault but I wish my money could go to a children foundation beside his family that didn't deserve none of his estate fortune..

Anonymous said...

@10:31 AM agreed. He didn't support them, so why should anyone else? The hidden tracks look like fire!

Vagina was originally going to be Vanity's name. So, if that sound is a ode to her, I would love to hear what that sounds like.

Anonymous said...

Since they are in that era I hope they release some vaulted Vanity 6 stuff ...

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

I don't want that. I only want the R and B and Funk stuff. 1978- 1983. Thanks. Give me something similar to the Originals album, but better. Stop playing.

iketernr said...

@1:40 I’m with you!

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