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1999 [Explicit]
 
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1999 [Explicit]

24 Jan. 2009 | Format: MP3

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6:19
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4:56
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4:00
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7:21
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8:17
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9:28
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4:02
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5:08
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8:19
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5:59
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11
6:37
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1999 was the first Prince album I ever listened to. Back when I was around 11 years old I made a tape to listen to in the car whilst on holiday. On one side was Madonna's True Blue, the other was Prince's 1999. As I had only 45 minutes to play with some hasty editing had to be done: Automatic was shortened to about 3 and a half minutes; Lady Cab Driver was fortuitously edited to just before the moment when Prince repays his willing chauffeur (I'm not sure my parents would have approved!); I think Free may have been culled and Warner Bros UK helpfully decided not to even include DMSR on the original British CD release!
One week and around 10 hearings later, I, my parents and my brothers had become Prince fans. Over the course of the next five years I went out and bought just about everything there was to own for a Prince devotee.
So what was on the album that would influence just about every album I have brought ever since?
The title track is a classic even if familiarity has seen its shine wane a little. Thankfully the full-length album version is played seldomly enough for the final three minutes to be fresh.
Little Red Corvette was a catchy rock song about cars (I liked cars a lot, that appealed to me) until I became a few years older and realised what a Pocket full of horses / Trojan and some of them used, meant and then Little Red Corvette became a dirty catchy rock song (I liked dirty a lot, it appealed to me even more...)
Delirious featured the cutest catchiest high pitch synth melody and pacey beat which hooked me from the first listen. Again it seemed to be about cars, which I liked even more!
Let's Pretend We're Married seemed to be an innocent, but catchy, song about playing Mummies and Daddies.
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In my opinion '1999' will always remain Prince's best album.
I mean don't get me wrong, 'Sign 'O' The Times' is a masterpiece, but it can't match '1999' it terms of sheer brilliance, and it is only Prince's 1987 album that contains as many outstanding tracks as this record.
Containing 11 tracks (basically an average albums worth of material) Prince manages to sustain a 70 minute running time by extended the majority of the tracks into impressive funk-jams filled with grinding keyboard-lines and interspersed with some of Prince's blistering rhythm guitar work.
Prince's previous album (Controversy) was the blueprint for the 'Minneapolis sound', here is where you can find the full effect. Deep bass, multi-layered keyboard-lines and synthesisers replacing common horns; this was his royal badness at the top of his game, and it's hard to believe at times that every single instrument you hear on the album comes from him.
It's hard to pick the most impressive tracks when near-every track is a standout, but the the title track still generates the kind of excitement you can only get from listening to a Prince song. Utilising a brilliant rhythm track due to the imaginative drum-programming the title cut is an excellent party anthem that (like most of the album) packs a terrific punch.
The other two singles from the album ('Little Red Corvette' and 'Delirious') are equally as impressive. 'LRC' opens with a simple yet beautfiful synthline and leads into what is still, probably, Prince's greatest pop song. 'Delirious' is a lovely little, rockabilly tinged track with, quite possibly, the catchiest keyboard hook ever.
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'Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?'
Not the plaintive cry of Jeremy Corbyn, but the closing lines of the title track of this crazily good album of 1982.

The range of styles attempted and mastered by Prince on this disc is impressive, but the quality of his music is mindblowing.
Featuring 11 of the best tracks he has ever written, 1999 starts with the all out party of the apocalyptic title track, moves on to the sordid pop thrills of Little Red Corvette, progresses through techno (DMSR), funk (Automatic), rock (Delirious), soul (all of them), before ending with the out and out mentalism of International Lover.

No other artist could make a pretty ridiculous metaphor (Good evening/ This is your pilot Prince speaking/ You are flying aboard the Seduction 747/ And this plane is fully equipped with anything your body desires) last a full 6 minutes 37 seconds without making the listener either burst out laughing or jump up, turn the CD player off, and hurl the album out of the window.
It is to Prince's credit that one actually wishes that the song were longer.

He is a God among men.
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Got it today very quick delivery took about 3 days to come which is great played both sides on my briefcase record player today both sides work brilliantly got it used for just 1.45+1.26 delivery which is 2.71 which is good value as it goes cause i saw singles on amazon same as 1999 for like 8.00 which is a lot for just 2 songs so great i found this because i love 80s tunes. I was so happy when i picked this up on amazon thanks 24hour2post seller cheers amazon aswell very happy with my purchase.
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