Prince’s 1999 Gets Supersized
With the release of his fifth album 1999 in October 1982, Prince made the leap from a ribald R&B sensation into a massive crossover pop star. Now 37 years later, his estate is partnering with Warner Bros. Records to release a 5-CD/10-LP/DVD jumbo edition packed with rare and previously issued studio and live tracks.
Making sure you can party like it’s 1999 into the wee hours, the original double-LP will appended with 7”, 12” and dance mixes, B-sides, a multitude of original songs and versions never before officially released, and two complete live shows from late 1982 – one on CD/LP and the other on a DVD.
If you don’t feel like you need all that extra stuff, there are also a 2-CD/4-LP version, and a single CD/double LP straight reissue. They’re all available beginning Nov. 29.
Photo by Allen Beaulieu.