Prince - 1999 (Purple Vinyl)

Availability: OUT OF STOCK

For the first time ever Prince's classic album 1999 has been remastered for vinyl! His 5th album came right before he became a huge star with his 1984 film and soundtrack, Purple Rain. The album spawned two massive singles "1999" and "Little Red Corvette".

With Dirty Mind, Prince had established a wild fusion of funk, rock, new wave, and soul that signaled he was an original, maverick talent, but it failed to win him a large audience. After delivering the sound-alike album, Controversy, Prince revamped his sound and delivered the double album 1999.

Where his earlier albums had been a fusion of organic and electronic sounds, 1999 was constructed almost entirely on synthesizers by Prince himself. Naturally, the effect was slightly more mechanical and robotic than his previous work and strongly recalled the electro-funk experiments of several underground funk and hip-hop artists at the time. Prince had also constructed an album dominated by computer funk, but he didn't simply rely on the extended instrumental grooves to carry the album - he didn't have to when his songwriting was improving by leaps and bounds.

Limited Edition heavyweight PURPLE double vinyl produced by NPG and Warner Records in 2019. Includes download card.

0 stars based on 0 reviews