Prince’s estate is set to reissue the legendary master of funk 1982 album 1999 on November 29. This exclusive reissue edition is part of a 10-CD and five-LP suite that includes 35 previously unreleased tracks, 23 of which were recorded between November 1981 and January 1983.
The “super deluxe” package will also include a live album recorded during a Detroit stop on 1999’s tour in November 1982, and a DVD featuring the filming from a performance in Houston, one of the venues of a tour stop a month later.
A special addition will also be Prince’s handwritten lyrics for a number of the album’s songs and some rare photos taken in the early-’80s by his photographer Allen Beaulieu. According to Spin, the release is a:
“landmark collection of vision, craft, and urgency. It’s an unprecedented immersion in the frenetic momentum and private working world of Prince in 1981 and 1082.”
Amongst Prince’s prolific album releases was June’s Originals, a collection of demos he wrote for other artists. Also, reissues of his ’90s albums Chaos and Disorder and Emancipation will be released on September 13.
An unusual and rare collection called The VERSACE Experience (PRELUDE 2 GOLD), was apparently distributed to the audience on cassette at Versace’s runway show in 1995 during Paris Fashion Week.
The remastered version of 1999 and Prince’s unreleased tracks will be made available on streaming services, in addition to the physical release. You can view the reissue’s full track list at Prince’s website.
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