1999

Label
Warner Bros.
Release date
30 Jul 2007
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
62:56

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 1999 3:42 259,174
2 Little Red Corvette 4:56 274,934
3 Delirious 4:01 68,744
4 Let's Pretend We're Married 7:21 32,210
5 D.M.S.R. 4:30 25,280
6 Automatic 9:28 27,019
7 Something In The Water ( Does Not Compute ) 4:02 1,779
8 Free 3:59 24,006
9 Lady Cab Driver 8:15 26,200
10 All The Critics Love U In New York 6:04 22,144
11 International Lover 6:38 23,762

About this album

1999 is the fifth album by Prince, released on October 27, 1982. It was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 charts in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983. 1999 was Prince’s breakthrough album, but his next album Purple Rain would become his most successful.

According to the Rolling Stone Album Guide, “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. ” In 2003, the TV network VH1 placed 1999 forty-ninth in its list of the greatest albums of all time. The album was also part of Slant Magazine’s list “The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums”, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

The album’s critical and commercial success secured Prince a place in the public psyche, and marked the beginning of two years of intense activity which, via massively successful tours, hit singles and a Hollywood movie, would make Prince arguably the biggest musical star on the planet next to Michael Jackson. In 2003, the album was ranked number 163 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.



Originally released on vinyl as a double LP (the first of a number of double sets from Prince), 1999 was cut to a single vinyl edition in some countries; Brazil, for example, opted to issue the release as two separate vinyl albums, 1999 and 1999 II. The original compact disc version of the album was also cut, omitting “D.M.S.R.

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  • ManDirky

    Great album. Linn LM-1 drums, synthesizers, hall effects... pure capzure of 80s sound.

    10 Jul 10:40pm Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about albums of Prince ! http://www.purposegames.com/game/albums-prince-game

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Ren-X

    Little Red Corvette ♥

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • king-ofpop

    Happy birthday! ;) I adore this album.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • brandosoul

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1999!

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Zoltanrah

    Something In The Water is incredible, as is the album, but I think that could be my favourite... so beautiful and soo eerie [2] I couldn't agree more :)

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • theboredone

    Something In The Water is incredible, as is the album, but I think that could be my favourite... so beautiful and soo eerie

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • musicgodlything

    a seminal album

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Sonni16

    Grossartiges Album!

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • jakeums

    a matsterpiece. got it on vinyl the other day and it 's been blowing my mind.

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tekkie69

    Swaggering Lively Bright Spicy Eccentric Bravado Energetic Sexy Freewheeling Passionate Playful Joyous Brash Provocative Sensual Tense/Anxious Quirky Exuberant Sexual Stylish Whimsical

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • MsMaia

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    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • oneeyedcunt

    International Lover is really affecting to me, for whatever reason

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • rexholman

    @godSmokie... amen!

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • paisleypark15

    Something In The Water is incredible. It has an eerie feeling about it that I love.

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • jamierobertward

    DMSR is my favourite of the upbeat songs on here.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • somebodyunot

    Masterpiece, no questions about it!

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • imematt

    First Prince I were exposed to... A total classic. For my money, the only artist that should've ever been allowed to own a Linn Drum (or is it some Sequential Circuits?) machine... He rocked it like he owned it.

    15 Mar 2008 Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    A-U-T-O-matic!

    28 Feb 2008 Reply
  • TheTallMan

    D.M.S.R. is where it's at!

    27 Nov 2007 Reply
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