Prince ‎– 1999

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 23720-1 F, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 23720-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-23720
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Jacksonville Pressing
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A1 1999
Lead Vocals [Co-Lead Vocal] – Dez*, J.J.*, Lisa*Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
6:22
A2 Little Red Corvette
Lead Vocals [Co-Lead Vocal] – Dez*, Lisa*Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – PrinceSoloist [Guitar Solos] – Dez*
4:58
A3 Delirious
Backing Vocals [Background Vocal] – Lisa*Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
3:56
B1 Let's Pretend We're Married
Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
7:20
B2 D.M.S.R.
Backing Vocals [Background Singing], Handclaps – Mark Brown*, Carol*, Jamie*, Lisa*, Peggy*, Poochie, The Count (7)Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
8:05
C1 Automatic
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – J.J.*, Lisa*Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
9:24
C2 Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
4:00
C3 Free
Backing Vocals [Background Voices] – J.J.*, Lisa*, Vanity, Wendy*Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
5:00
D1 Lady Cab Driver
Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – PrinceVoice Actor [Lady Cab Driver] – J.J.*
8:25
D2 All The Critics Love U In New York
Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
5:55
D3 International Lover
Musician [All Music], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
6:35

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© 1982 Warner Bros Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Bros Records Inc.

This version is the Jacksonville pressing plant variation and can be identified by the "0" stamped in the runout grooves.
Not to be confused with:
Winchester pressing
Specialty Records Corp. (SRC) pressing
Allied Record Co. pressing

Catalog numbers appear as follows:

9 23720-1 F (spine)
9 23720-1 (inner sleeve, 'record one')
23720-1 [sic] (inner sleeve, 'record two')
1-23720 (labels)

Song lyrics are printed on inner sleeves

Inner sleeves:
All songs © 1982
Controversy Music ASCAP
All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted by Permission.

© 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23720-1
  • Barcode (Compact text): 07599237201
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Other (Spine price code): $10.98
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, all variants, all sides, stamped): 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #1, side A, etched): 1-23720-A-JW1 #1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #1, side B, etched): 1-23720-B-JW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #1, side C, etched): 1-23720-C-JW2 #Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #1, side D, etched): 1-23720-D-JW2 #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #2, side A, etched): 1-23720-A-JW2 #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #2, side B, etched): 1-23720-B-JW2 #3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #2, side C, etched): 1-23720-C-JW2 #1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #2, side D, etched): 1-23720-D-JW2 #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #3, side A, etched): 1-23720-A-JW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #3, side B, etched): 1-23720-B-JW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #3, side C, etched): 1-23720-C-JW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, variant #3, side D, etched): 1-23720-D-JW2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 23720-1 F, 9 23720-1, 1-23720 Prince 1999(2xLP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23720-1 F, 9 23720-1, 1-23720 US 1982 Sell This Version
W8-23720 Prince 1999(8-Trk, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W8-23720 US 1982 Sell This Version
P-5617~8 Prince 1999(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records P-5617~8 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
OLW-237 Prince 1999(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records OLW-237 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version
9 23720-4F, 4-23720 Prince 1999(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23720-4F, 4-23720 US 1982 Sell This Version

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That_guy_

That_guy_

January 26, 2017
umm, what does the 'jacksonville' marking mean in the format desc.?
isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

January 11, 2015
Purple Rain made have made P a superstar, 1999 got him super-noticed! Why? Well, while everyone was just about into the new wave stuff, P took things much further. Sly, Stevie Wonder, even Smokey Robinson tried to flirt with Electo-Funk, Prince grabbed ahold of it and put it into grand use! Even though I don't listen to half of the album anymore, I remember it, and it was some the most creative music I ever heard! Once again, albums like this don't need an overview, and it is a PRINCE CLASSIC!!!!!!
Lionel_Vinyl

Lionel_Vinyl

May 30, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

I don't care what anyone says... this is my favorite Prince record!
soundandlight

soundandlight

July 5, 2011
Now if we could only get a remastered version.....
Danny-Z

Danny-Z

May 3, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
'1999' is my favourite Prince album, more experimental and outrageous than the preceeding 'Dirty Mind'/'Controversy', and less eclectic than the follow-up, 'Purple Rain'. Plus I can't imagine the release of this album to have been better-timed as it came when very exciting things were happening in the scene, namely the emergence of Electro and a wider use of new technology. Despite most of the album being synthetic, it rarely sounds mechanical as Prince's ever-present funk sensibilities show through in a way where the songcraft is never overshadowed by neither the Linns or the Yamahas. Indeed, his use of the new technology simply take his compositions to a new level; the electronic underbellies of tracks like '1999', 'Let's Get Married' and 'D.M.S.R.' give the songs a unique robotic perfection which would not have been possible had they been solely recorded on real instruments (use your common sense when drawing the line between "real" and "fake" instruments). The whole album is a wet dream come true for anyone who digs on both classic groove and the angular perfection of MIDI. It has also proved to be my own personal bible when it comes to composing or producing. The sheer original brilliance of '1999' makes it perhaps the best funk album of the 80's; you're hard-pressed finding anything else as insatiable or unique.
aka_dmsr

aka_dmsr

October 23, 2003
edited over 2 years ago

1982, Prince invented House with this masterpiece new-wave-funk-rock double LP (check the first Jamie Principle or Jesse Saunders EPs to be sure).The Linn drum M-1 rhythm box is omnipresent, as Prince: doing all, singing all parts, playing all instruments (with a little help from The Revolution).So visionary at its time, so fresh and inventive 20 years later.