Prince
1999

Prince

1999
Factory Sealed 1982 2LP Original, Saw Cut. 1999 Was Constructed Almost Entirely On Synthesizers By Prince Himself After His Previous LPs Had Contained A Fusion Of Organic And Electronic Sounds. Naturally, The Effect Was Slightly More Mechanical And Robotic Than His Previous Work And Strongly Recalled The Electro-Funk Experiments Of Several Underground Funk And Hip-Hop Artists At The Time. Prince Had Also Constructed An Album Dominated By Computer Funk, But He Didn't Simply Rely On The Extended Instrumental Grooves To Carry The Album — He Didn't Have To When His Songwriting Was Improving By Leaps And Bounds. The First Side Of The Record Contained All Of The Hit Singles And They Were The Ones That Contained The Least Amount Of Electronics. "Little Red Corvette" Is Pure Pop, And "Delirious" Takes Rockabilly Riffs Into The Computer Age. After That Opening Salvo, All The Rules Go Out The Window — "Let's Pretend We're Married" Is A Salacious Extended Lust Letter, "All The Critics Love U In New York" Is A Vicious Attack At Hipsters, And "Lady Cab Driver," With Its Notorious Bridge, Is The Culmination Of All Of His Sexual Fantasies. All In All 1999 Is A Stunning Display Of Raw Talent, Not Wallowing Indulgence.
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  • Artist: Prince
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: Warner
  • Catalog ID: 23720
  • Condition:
    Media:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 19835