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1999 (Super Deluxe Edition) Tracklist:
This Super Deluxe release is the blueprint on how the Prince Estate needs to do all future releases. They got the songs correct. The liner notes (and those who wrote them) are excellent. The Mixes are sharp as well. The pakcaging, the music and the stories they included in the release are the best of the best!
NOTES for iTunes Staff: The release date on this is wrong. It was released on Nov 29 2019. Also, this isn't showing up at all on Prince's artist page. I just recieved the LP set direct from the Prince Estate. I have listened through most of it. It is incredible. To my ears, the remastering is deftly handled. It sounds more crisp and balanced than the original album. The live set is incredible. I am glad there is a video of another concert, too. The previously unreleased songs are a spread of "previous incarnations of songs released later", some "familiar grooves with different lyrics", and wholly new songs. It is nice to hear them cleaned up (my old bootleg copies sounded horrible) and presented in a nice order. The only songs in this release that seem a bit extra are all the "edits" from singles, videos, promos, mono versions, etc. I don't understand why they are included, at all, as none of them offer anything substantially different from the full length versions. Speaking of which, the full length version of Delerious is a delight. I love that song and now I can dance a little longer to it.
Sorry to see 2 of what appear to be the best songs check in at more than 10:00, which means you have to pay 50 bucks to get them. Selling them as singles for 2.99 (or more) would be a nice option, since most Prince fans already have about 14-15 of these terrific songs.
Prince is much better than Michael Jackson in my humble opinion! This album was way ahead of it’s time! International Lover is the best song on the album hands down! I can’t wait for Friday when the album is rereleased. I love 1999 as a whole album but I have a feeling the unreleased tracks are going to have my attention like the Purple Rain rerelease album. Can’t wait
The Super Deluxe Version that’s available at the Prince store online includes a DVD, Also, with the new beautiful screens that Apple adds to its devices, wouldn’t it be nice if iTunes allowed full screen view of album cover art. But that’s another story.
Good God!!! This man was unstoppable in 82. Could this be his most prolific year recording? You won't believe the quality of unreleased material this set has. And it is even missing 2 of his most popular unreleased songs from 82 , Lust U Always/Extralovable, due to the drastic rapey vibe turn it takes at the end of each song. They are too funky to mot release. We are all okay with you fading out the vocals where needed.