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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 version of this timeless album includes the original release remastered for the very first time and also includes promo mixes and B-sides.
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.
- Deluxe Edition 4LP Box Set
- LP 1-2: '1999' album remastered for the very first time
- LP 3-4: Remastered 7" edits / 12" mixes / promo versions
- Remastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
- Box with lift-off lid
- Limited time download code
- Made in the EU
LP 1 & 2 - 1999 Remastered
- 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
- International Lover
LP 3 & 4 - Promo Mixes & B-Sides Remastered
- 1999 (7" Stereo Edit)
- 1999 (Mono Promo-Only Edit)
- Free (Promo Only Edit)
- How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore? ("1999" B-Side Version)
- 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)
- Horny Toad ("Delirious" B-Side)
- 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)
- Irresistible Bitch ("Let's Pretend We're Married" B-Side Version)
- Let's Pretend We're Married (Video Version)
- D.M.S.R. (Edit)