“I didn’t want to do a double album, but I just kept writing... 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.” Prince, November 1982
Considered one of the most iconic and influential double albums in rock history, Prince’s 1999 was released at a major turning point in the artist’s career. After years of being relegated to the R&B charts, he experienced his first true crossover moment with the mega-hits “Little Red Corvette,” “1999,” and “Delirious,“ shattering barriers with his revolutionary blend of rock, funk, R&B and new wave pop, and making history by being one of the first black artists to have their videos in heavy rotation on MTV.
The songs included on 1999 were just a small sampling of the work that was pouring out of Prince in the intensely prolific period of 1981 and 1982. In addition to his own material, he was also working up tracks that he would give to his protégés Vanity 6 and The Time, and recording dozens of songs that would be stored for possible later use, archiving them in his growing vault of unreleased material.
The Deluxe Edition of this timeless album includes the original release remastered for the very first time and also includes promo mixes and B-sides. The Deluxe Remastered CD album will be shipped for the release date of November 29th.
Little Red Corvette
Let's Pretend We're Married
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Lady Cab Driver
All The Critics Love U In New York
1999 (7" Stereo Edit)
1999 (7" Mono Promo-Only Edit)
Free (Promo Only Edit)
How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore
Little Red Corvette (7" Edit)
All The Critics Love U In New York (7" Edit)
Lady Cab Driver (7" Edit)
Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix Promo Only Edit)
Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)
Delirious (7" Edit)
Automatic (7" Edit)
Automatic (Video Version)
Let's Pretend We're Married (7" Edit)
Let's Pretend We're Married (7" Mono Promo Only Edit)
Let's Pretend We're Married (Video Version)
This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.