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1999Ranked 163/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Lacquers Cut By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering
1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 27, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 and was certified Multi-Platinum by RIAA. 1999 was Prince's breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States.
It was also the first album to feature The Revolution. The band's moniker is written in reverse on the front cover.
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 49th 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 the magazine listed the album at #8 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2003, the album was ranked number 163 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.LP 1
2. Little Red Corvette
4. Let's Pretend We're Married
2. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
4. Lady Cab Driver
5. All The Critics Love U In New York
6. International Lover$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Let's Pretend We're MarriedLet's Pretend We're Married was the final US single from Prince's 1982 album 1999.1. Let's Pretend We're Married
2. Irresistible Bitch$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
There's A Riot Goin' On (45 RPM)Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Sly And The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On 180 gram 45RPM 2LP from ORG Music
Inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 & Ranked #99 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!
More than four decades after they first stormed the Pop and R&B charts in the winter of 1968 with "Dance To the Music" - a groundbreaking jam that has the distinction of being chosen for the Grammy Hall Of Fame, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock, and Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - the music of Sly and the Family Stone is more vital than ever.
The band's catalog (every single composition penned by Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone) includes their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B smashes, "Everyday People," "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)" and "Family Affair," and their signature Top 40 hits that began with "Dance To the Music" and went on to include "Stand!," "Hot Fun In the Summertime," "Runnin' Away," "If You Want Me To Stay," "Time For Livin', and more.
Those songs not only inspired an era of youthful rebellion and independence, but also had a potent effect on the course of modern music in general. A dazzling fusion of psychedelic rock, soul, gospel, jazz, and Latin flavors, Sly's music brought the next step - funk - to a disparate populace of hip artists. From Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to the halls of Motown and George Clinton's P-Funk, from Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield, down the line to Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, Prince, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arrested Development, the Black Eyed Peas, the Roots, OutKast and on and on, Sly's DNA is traceable to every cell of the musical stratosphere.
Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by bonafide superstars Sly and the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than ever before, even as his artistic vision becomes progressively darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa.
Two of this hypnotic album's best tunes Family Affair and Runnin' Away were gigantic chart hits, and There's A Riot Goin' On hit #1 Pop/ #1 R&B within a few weeks of its release in November, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods! A transformative masterpiece, There's A Riot Goin' On was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, and is ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's '500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.'Luv N' Haight
Just Like A Baby
Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle
There's A Riot Goin' On
Brave & Strong
(You Caught Me) Smilin'
Thank You For Talking To Me Africa$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Love Symbol (Pre-Order)[Love Symbol] is the 14th full-length studio album by Prince. It's also the second album co-credited to the New Power Generation. It was originally released worldwide in October 1992 (twelve months after his previous album Diamonds And Pearls), and would be his last to be co-credited to a band until One Nite Alone... Live!, by Prince and the New Power Generation, in 2002.
The album's unpronounceable name, often leads to the album being referred to as Symbol or Love Symbol The symbol would later become Prince's name, in 1993, and he would go on to release six albums under that name (from 1995-1999).LP 1
1. My Name is Prince (with The New Power Generation)
2. Sexy M.F. (with The New Power Generation)
3. Love 2 the 9's
4. The Morning Papers
5. The Max
7. Blue Light
8. I Wanna Melt WIth U
9. Sweet Baby
1. The Continental
2. Damn U
4. The Flow
5. 7 (with The New Power Generation)
6. And God Created Woman
7. 3 Chains o' Gold
9. The Sacrifice of Victor$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
4Ever (Pre-Order)Includes A 12-Page Booklet Of Never-Before-Seen Photos By Photographer Herb Ritts
Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of PRINCE's best-loved songs, including the hits "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "Sign O' The Times," "Alphabet Street," "Batdance," and "Cream."
Prince 4Ever includes "Moonbeam Levels" -- a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by photographer Herb Ritts.
*Album art subject to change.LP 1
1. 1999 (Edit)
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy - By Prince & The Revolution
5. Raspberry Beret - By Prince & The Revolution
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Single Version)
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
9. Uptown (Single Version)
10. When You Were Mine
12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
1. Controversy (Single Version)
2. Let's Work
3. Delirious (Edit)
4. I Would Die 4 U - By Prince & The Revolution
5. Take Me With U - By Prince & The Revolution
6. Paisley Park - By Prince & The Revolution
7. Pop Life - By Prince & The Revolution
8. Purple Rain - By Prince & The Revolution
9. Kiss - By Prince & The Revolution
10. Sign 'O' The Times (Single Version)
1. Alphabet St.
3. Thieves in the Temple
4. Cream - By Prince & The New Power Generation
5. Mountains - By Prince & The Revolution
6. Girls & Boys - By Prince & The Revolution
7. If I Was Your Girlfriend
8. U Got the Look
9. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
10. Glam Slam
11. Moonbeam Levels
1. Diamonds and Pearls (Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
2. Gett Off - By Prince & The New Power Generation
3. Sexy M.F. - By Prince & The New Power Generation
4. My Name Is Prince (Single Version) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
5. 7 (Album Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
7. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation$54.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Naked In The Summertime - Vol 1This two instalment release features Prince performing at Madrid's Vicente Calderón Stadium on 22nd July 1990, on the European leg of the tour, during which the band perform a stunning mix of old and new cuts, including numbers from Batman, and others going back to Controversy and 1999.
As bonus tracks, this two part set also includes songs from the group's gig in Tokyo, Japan on 31st August the same year.1. Dat Intro
2. The Future
5. Sexy Dancer
7. Let's Jam It
8. Purple Rain
9. Take Me With U
10. Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes
11. Blues In C (If I Had A Harem)
12. Alphabet St.
13. It Takes Two/Volare/The Latest Fashion
14. The Question Of U (instrumental)
15. An Honest Man (instrumental)
16. Under The Cherry Moon (instrumental)
17. The Question Of U/Electric Man
19. Do Me, Baby
20. Ain't No Way
21. Nothing Compares 2 U
22. Batdance$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Naked In The Summertime - Vol 2This two instalment release features Prince performing at Madrid's Vicente Calderón Stadium on 22nd July 1990, on the European leg of the tour, during which the band perform a stunning mix of old and new cuts, including numbers from Batman, and others going back to Controversy and 1999.
As bonus tracks, this two part set also includes songs from the group's gig in Tokyo, Japan on 31st August the same year.1. Partyman
2. When Doves Cry
3. Baby I'm A Star/Rock The House
5. Game Boyz Groove
6. We Can Funk
7. Baby I'm A Star/Horny Pony
8. I'm In The Mood
10. Alphabet St./It Takes Two
11. The Question Of U
12. Little Red Corvette
13. Partyman/What Have You Done For Me Lately?
14. Baby, I'm A Star/Respect$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dirty MindRanked 204/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Prince's Cutting-Edge 1980 LP Back on Vinyl for First Time in Ages: Rock, Funk, New Wave, and Pop Meet in a Furious Fusion
Mastered from the Original Tapes: Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed at RTI and Features Complete Reproduction of Original Packaging: An Audiophile Spectacular
Prince had made a name for himself with his self-titled sophomore record, but didn't come into his own until the liberating Dirty Mind. Originally released in 1980, Dirty Mind is the pop provocateur's third album, completely produced, arranged and composed by Minneapolis' favorite son. While it established parameters that Prince would follow for the remainder of the decade, the record also remains unique for its blend of rock, funk, pop, and new wave. Prince uses rock, rather than soul or R&B as the foundation, and weaves the other styles around a demeanor that finds the singer/multi-instrumentalist both bluntly honest and fabulously furious.
True to the album's title, Prince doesn't shy away from sexuality, with both Head and Sister guaranteed to make many ears blush and, well, nearly every other track on the record addressing desire, lust, and partying in one form or another. Seldom as any performer been so candidly outspoken and gifted with a genius reflected in the irresistble melodies, hooks, and grooves.
After more than two decades of being out of print, Dirty Mind is finally back on vinyl--and how. Mastered from the original tapes, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl, this is the very best version you'll ever hope to hear. No longer will you have to settle for the slightly compressed original or nearly unlistenable CD versions. Moreover, rhino's analog reissue boasts replicate original packaging.
Grab the LP and get ready to party like it's 1999!1. Dirty Mind
2. When You Were Mine
3. Do It All Night
4. Gotta Broken Heart Again
8. Partyup$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
We Are The Romans (Awaiting Repress)The year was 1999. Prince told us to party like it is 1999. The world had us thinking there would be computer mayhem after the year 1999. The same year that George W. Bush told us that he would be a republican candidate for the upcoming election. It was the same year that the Euro was introduced as a major form of currency. Yet after all of events, three blunders and one economic uprising (give you a hint, the economic uprising did not have anything to do with George W. Bush), there was one record in 1999 that changed a genre of music as we know it or perhaps even created one. In 1999 in Tacoma, Washington the four members of Botch created an album that is considered one of the best within its genre entitled, We Are The Romans. A title that is a statement about the United States thought of immortality, but a realization that we are not. The album cover shows what appears to be New York City with a huge blot of black ink covering the city. Within the blot is a red target, signifying that the United States is indeed a target. The even more disturbing aspect of the art is the fact that when you first open the contents, there is a picture of destroyed buildings. That picture, perhaps, tells the story of what will happen in the near future to the United States or maybe Botch themselves. Now then, let us get to the album that Norma Jean tried to base an entire album off.
Botch had only produced two full-length albums during their brief career as a band. We Are The Romans was the second of the two and a major advancement from their earlier release, American Nervoso. While American Nervoso was an amazing record in its own regard, it was not produced well and not as groundbreaking, musically, as We Are The Romans. During this release they came up with catchy and yet menacing guitar riffs, thick distorted sludgy bass riffs, extremely technical drumming.
As an opener, "To Our Friends in the Great White North," kicks you directly, square in the nuts. With an initial shout, the guitar, bass, drums immediately follow. A consistent downward scale is played on the guitar that soon slyly transitions in a chug-to-high chord section. It then begins to break down as the pace begins to slow down. On and off head banger riffs follow at a slow dissipated pace that leads into a clean vocal section chanting
it's your fault (it's your fault)
***ing up the kids (***ing up the kids)
The chant is repeated for a few solitary moments and then it becomes tacit with just a high-hat keeping tempo that quickly turns until another heavy part with intense guitar work. The initial reactions after this song that it was simply mind blowing. The album maintains its ride of almighty power into the next song "Mondrian Was A Liar" with math metal elements incorporated. "Transitions from Persona to Object" continues the theme of memorable guitar riffs with a hook that is repeated and altered throughout the duration of the entire song. While the noises protruding may not be the most pleasant to the ear, they certainly add to the effect of destruction. While some may say that the repetitive nature of the song continues for far too long (clocking in at just over six minutes), the overall feeling was that it could not be abruptly stopped after any given point. It eventually comes to a halt when the drums are the only remaining instrument left. "C. Thomas Howell as the Soul Man"" provides a sloppy and gritty performance with classic tapping guitar riffs. Also contained is a three note distorted bass riff that evolves into a clean break within the song that builds up into chaos that then tapers off.
More than half way through the album, We Are The Romans needed a shot of pure adrenaline. In what is the climax of the album, "Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb" has an unspeakable feeling about it. The song practically defines metalcore (in an album that is the start of metalcore, as we know it, perhaps). A song that combines classic elements of brutal metal and what can be considered "fun" hardcore. It is a true staple strong in the short lifespan of Botch. Finally, in what maybe be considered the song that may have predicted Botch's downfall, "Man The Ramparts." Surely, one can look at the album in the eyes of America's downfall, but ironically, Botch may have fell first. Think about it this way, it was their last full length without conflicts of the direction the band was going. It is a song about preparing for what is ahead, because it will soon be a collapse, but not without a last stand.
We'll man the ramparts
With arrows ready
With our flags up
We are the Romans
The song can almost be related to a battle. It starts as it were trudging along to the beat of a war drum with off time guitar and bass. It then starts the battle with a brutal scream and fiery fierceness to it. As it continues, it slowly disassembles and then regains composure into the previous intensity. The song dies down, with every beat and it begins to fade into a choir hymn saying We are the Romans as almost collecting forces to join for one last hurrah. Eight minutes and thirty now elapse, the quintessential loudest section of the entire song ERUPTS. Precise drumming and abrasive chords carry on until the final hits of the instruments and the last screech and it everything stops.
It is over. The piercing screaming, the rhythmically brilliant drumming, the coarse sound of the bass, and the memorable guitar riffs are no longer. While "I Wanna Be A Sex Symbol On My Own Terms" is the only track that I feel was a grave disappointment, they produced an unbelievably solid record. We are the Romans was a completely original album in its own regard and left a legacy behind. They made the music that was out there more interesting and complex. Botch created a fusion that was perfected with this release. I am glad one thing will never change, no matter what year it is next; I can still listen to this album.
- Ryan Flatley (Sputnik Music)1. To Our Friends In the Great White North
2. Mondrian Was A Liar
3. Transitions From Persona To Object
4. Swimming The Channel Vs. Driving The Channel
5. C. Thomas Howell As The Soul Man
6. Saint Matthew Returns To The Womb
7. Frequency Ass Bandit
8. I Wanna Be A Sex Symbol On My Own Terms
9. Man The Ramparts
10. Untitled$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now