1999 is Prince's fifth album. It was Prince's first major commercial success, with the album and two of its singles getting into the Top 10. It saw Prince embracing a mostly electronic sound.
The album notably features the Linn LM-1 on most songs. It also saw the introduction of Prince's Boss pedals, used for processing guitars, keyboards and drums. Prince would use Boss pedals for the rest of his career.
Prince toured the album from November 1982 to April 1983.
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The Band Live
Prince In The Studio
1999 was recorded between January and July 1982 at Sunset Sound and Prince's Kiowa Trail home studio. Dez Dickerson plays the solo on "Little Red Corvette", probably using his live rig listed above.
|Pianos and Keyboards|
Recording (Kiowa Trail)
Outboard (Kiowa Trail)
- Lexicon 224 Reverb
- Lexicon Digital Delay (possibly a Prime Time)
- Eventide H949
Recording (Sunset Sound)
See the Purple Rain page for more information.
- Brown, Jake (2010) Prince 'in the Studio' 1975 - 1995
- Facebook Jesse Johnson - Musical Insights
- Bass Player Magazine, June 2021
- 1999 Super Deluxe Edition Booklet