1999 = Remastered Super Deluxe (10xLP 180g+ DVD Box Set)
2 x LP
RTI PREMIUM PRESSING LTD
2019 Super Deluxe Edition 180g Vinyl 10LP + DVD Box Set featuring 1999 Remastered for the First Time, Promo Mixes & B-Sides, Previously Unreleased Vault Tracks, and Previously Unreleased Concert Performances!
Release date: 29-11-2019(originally released in 1999)
2019 Sony Legacy reissue on Super Deluxe Edition 180g Vinyl 10LP + DVD Box Set featuring 1999 Remastered for the First Time, Promo Mixes & B-Sides, Previously Unreleased Vault Tracks, and Previously Unreleased Concert Performances!
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.
Remastered for the very first time, November 2019 sees the timeless 1999 offered in a new reissue suite that includes: a standalone colored 180g vinyl 2LP version; a Deluxe Edition 180g 4LP-set with 18 promo mixes & B-Sides; and a pair of Super Deluxe box sets with a total of 65 audio tracks across five CDs and ten 180g vinyl records plus a brand-new DVD containing another complete, previously unreleased concert from the 1999 tour.
The 1999 Super Deluxe Edition represents the deepest dive into Prince's vault to date, bringing fans all of the audio material that The Purple One officially released in and around 1982, as well as 23 previously unissued studio tracks recorded between November 1981 and January 1983, plus a complete live audio performance of the 1999 tour recorded at the late show (the second of two that day) in Detroit, MI on November 30, 1982. The accompanying DVD contains another complete, previously unreleased concert from the 1999 tour, recorded in multi-cam live at the Houston Summit on December 29, 1982.
The Super Deluxe Edition set also features Prince's previously unseen handwritten lyrics for several songs from the era, including the hit "Little Red Corvette," plus images of the analog tape reels from the vault and rare photography from Prince's early ‘80s photographer, Allen Beaulieu. The Super Deluxe Edition is completed with brand-new liner notes by longtime Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, revered Guns N' Roses bassist and author Duff McKagan, Minneapolis historian and radio host Andrea Swensson, and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl.
The 1999 Super Deluxe Edition shines a forensic light on the creative output of this truly unique musician, songwriter, producer, and performer at a pivotal point in his career and demonstrates why his unsurpassed body of work continues to generate so much love and passion around the world. Fricke notes, "A landmark collection of vision, craft, and urgency – an unprecedented immersion in the frenetic momentum and private working world of Prince in 1981 and 1982, en route to the profound breakthrough of his fifth studio album, 1999."
• Super Deluxe Edition 180g Vinyl 10LP + DVD Box Set
• 65 audio tracks, of which 35 are previously unreleased, including 24 tracks from Prince's legendary Vault
• Entire previously unreleased audio recording of Prince's 1999 Tour performance recorded Live In Detroit on November 30, 1982
• LP1&2 - 1999 remastered for the first time
• LP3&4 - 18 promo mixes & B-Sides
• LP5&6 - Vault Tracks Part 1 (recorded between November 1981 to April 1982)
• LP7&8 - Vault Tracks Part II (recorded between April 1982 to January 1983)
• LP9&10 - previously unreleased concert performance (Live In Detroit, November 30, 1982)
• DVD featuring a complete previously unreleased 1999 Tour performance recorded Live In Houston on December 29, 1982
• Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Duff McKagan & Andrea Swensson
• Detailed notes on the Vault Tracks by Prince scholar Duane Tudahl
• Rare and previously unseen photography by Allen Beaulieu
• Handwritten lyrics
Extra info: RTI PREMIUM PRESSING LTD
Originally released: 2004
This release: 2019