Prince '1999' Reissue to Feature 35 Unheard Songs

Prince’s classic double-album 1999 has been remastered for the very first time and expanded with 35 previously unreleased tracks for an upcoming Super Deluxe reissue, the Prince Estate and Warner Records announced Tuesday (Sept. 10). The new edition of the album, which will also be available in deluxe and remastered versions, is slated to hit all physical, digital and streaming partners on Nov. 29.

Released on Oct. 27, 1982, 1999 was Prince’s first true crossover success, peaking at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and featuring a raft of hit singles including “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious” and the title track. The album’s success also catapulted the prolific singer-songwriter to fame as a music video star, making him one of the first black artists to be in heavy rotation on MTV.

The previously unheard songs were all recorded in 1981, 1982 and early 1983, when Prince was working on his own material as well as tracks he would give to protégés Vanity 6 and The Time, along with dozens more songs he would store away in a vault for possible later use.

The expansive Super Deluxe Edition of the album will feature a total of 65 audio tracks across five CDs or 10 180g vinyl records. Tracks will include 23 previously unissued studio recordings created between November 1981 and January 1983 as well as a complete live audio performance of the 1999 tour recorded at the second of two concerts Prince performed in Detroit on Nov. 30, 1982.

Both CD and vinyl editions of the Super Deluxe set will also include a brand-new DVD containing a complete, previously unreleased concert from the 1999 tour recorded in multi-cam at the Houston Summit on Dec. 29, 1982. Additionally, it will feature previously unseen handwritten lyrics from several Prince songs of the era including “Little Red Corvette,” images of the analog tape reels from the vault, rare photography from Prince’s early '80s photographer Allen Beaulieu and brand-new liner notes by Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Minneapolis historian and radio host Andrea Swensson and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl.

The deluxe edition will include two CDs or four 180g vinyl records and the remastered edition will feature one CD or two 180g Purple Vinyl records. All editions of the reissue will additionally include audio-only download and streaming.

Full track listings for each of the editions can be found below.

SUPER DELUXE EDITION

(5CD+DVD / 10LP+DVD / Digital *)

CD1 / LP 1&2: Remastered Album

1999
Little Red Corvette
Delirious
Let's Pretend We're Married
D.M.S.R.
Automatic
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Free
Lady Cab Driver
All The Critics Love U In New York
International Lover

CD2 / LP 3&4: Promo Mixes & B-Sides

1999 (7" stereo edit)
1999 (7" mono promo-only edit)
Free (promo-only edit)
How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore ("1999" b-side)
Little Red Corvette (7" edit)
All The Critics Love U In New York (7” edit)
Lady Cab Driver (7" edit)
Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix promo-only edit)
Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)
Delirious (7" edit)
Horny Toad ("Delirious" b-side)
Automatic (7" edit)
Automatic (video version)
Let's Pretend We're Married (7" edit)
Let's Pretend We're Married (7" mono promo-only edit)
Irresistible Bitch ("Let's Pretend We're Married" b-side)
Let's Pretend We're Married (video version)
D.M.S.R. (edit)

CD3 / LP 5&6: Vault, Part 1         

Feel U Up
Irresistible Bitch
Money Don't Grow On Trees
Vagina
Rearrange
Bold Generation
Colleen
International Lover (Take 1, live in studio)
Turn It Up
You're All I Want
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (Original Version)
If It'll Make U Happy
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore? (Take 2, live in studio)

All tracks previously unreleased

CD4 / LP 7&8: Vault, Part 2         

Possessed (1982 version)
Delirious (full length)
Purple Music
Yah, You Know
Moonbeam Levels **
No Call U
Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
Do Yourself A Favor
Don't Let Him Fool Ya
Teacher, Teacher
Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Head / Little Red Corvette (tour demo)

All tracks previously unreleased except **, released on the 2016 compilation, 4Ever         

CD5 / LP 9&10: Live In Detroit – November 30, 1982 (midnight show)  

Controversy
Let's Work
Little Red Corvette
Do Me, Baby
Head
Uptown
Interlude
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?
Automatic
International Lover
1999
D.M.S.R.

All tracks previously unreleased              

DVD: Live In Houston – December 29, 1982 *

Controversy
Let's Work
Do Me, Baby
D.M.S.R.
Interlude – piano improvisation (contains elements of "With You")
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?
Lady Cab Driver
Automatic
International Lover
1999
Head (contains elements of "Sexuality")

All tracks previously unreleased

* N.B. video content is exclusive to the physical DVD and will not appear on digital download or streaming versions of the Super Deluxe Edition set.

DELUXE EDITION

(2CD / 4LP 180g Vinyl / Digital)

CD1 / LP 1&2: Remastered Album       

1999
Little Red Corvette
Delirious
Let's Pretend We're Married
D.M.S.R.
Automatic
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Free
Lady Cab Driver
All The Critics Love U In New York
International Lover

CD2 / LP 3&4: Promo mixes & B-Sides          

1999 (7" stereo edit)
1999 (7" mono promo-only edit)
Free (promo-only edit)
How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore ("1999" b-side)
Little Red Corvette (7" edit)
All The Critics Love U In New York (7” edit)
Lady Cab Driver (7" edit)
Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix promo-only edit)
Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)
Delirious (7" edit)
Horny Toad ("Delirious" b-side)
Automatic (7" edit)
Automatic (video version)
Let's Pretend We're Married (7" edit)
Let's Pretend We're Married (7" mono promo-only edit)
Irresistible Bitch ("Let's Pretend We're Married" b-side)
Let's Pretend We're Married (video version)
D.M.S.R. (edit)

REMASTERED ALBUM

(CD / 2LP 180g Purple Vinyl / Digital)

CD1 / LP1&2: Remastered Album

1999
Little Red Corvette
Delirious
Let's Pretend We're Married
D.M.S.R.
Automatic
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Free
Lady Cab Driver
All The Critics Love U In New York
International Lover

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