Prince – 1999


Prince¬†was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. A guitar virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist known for his eclectic genre-crossing work, flamboyant and androgynous persona, energetic live shows and wide-ranging singing voice. Prince is regarded as one of the greatest, versatile and most successful musicians in the history of popular music. His innovative music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. Prince also pioneered the late 1970s Minneapolis sound, a funk rock subgenre drawing from synth-pop and new wave. 1999 is his fifth album, released on October 1982. It became his first album to be recorded with his band the Revolution. 1999 received widespread acclaim from critics, and was seen as Prince’s breakthrough album and on March 1999 it was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 1999 has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time by several publications and organizations. According to the Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), “1999 may be Prince’s most influential album: Its synth-and-drum machine-heavy arrangements codified the Minneapolis sound that loomed over mid-’80s R&B and pop, not to mention the next two decades’ worth of electro, house, and techno.”

Limited Edition 2 x LP
Remastered on 180 gram Purple Vinyl
Includes Download Code
Label: Warner Records
Cat. # RR1 23720


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