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Interview Prince archivist Michael Howe talks SDE through ‘1999’ bonus material

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Prince archivist Michael Howe talks SDE through ‘1999’ bonus material

The official ‘vault’ archivist offers some insight into the unheard songs

Warner Music’s recently announced reissue of Princes album 1999 has sparked massive interest in the 35 previously unreleased bonus tracks. SDE spoke to Prince ‘vault’ archivist Michael Howe, who helped to put this set together in conjunction with the Prince Estate and the record label, and asked him about some of this unheard material…

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Reply #1 posted 09/12/19 10:06am

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wow, that's a fantatsic run down. So excited!

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Reply #2 posted 09/12/19 10:12am

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Bold Generation is an early version of New Power Generation eek

Free the music, fire Michael Howe
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Reply #3 posted 09/12/19 10:13am

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Reply #4 posted 09/12/19 10:13am

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Thanks, Love2thenines. Appreciate it.

I just hate that I have to wait 2 months and almost 3 weeks to hear it. Damn!

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Reply #5 posted 09/12/19 10:26am

soladeo1

It sounds like a couple of the outtakes were in his rockabilly vein...

Man, during this time, he sure had a serious case of the Rockabillys....

Jack U Off, Delirious, Horny Toad, etc....

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Reply #6 posted 09/12/19 10:33am

AvocadosMax

I think Michael Howe is wrong on the edits crap.
Why cater to this annoying minority of crazed collectors? Just give us the full/extended versions and be done with it
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Reply #7 posted 09/12/19 10:33am

AvocadosMax

soladeo1 said:

It sounds like a couple of the outtakes were in his rockabilly vein...



Man, during this time, he sure had a serious case of the Rockabillys....



Jack U Off, Delirious, Horny Toad, etc....


Can’t wait for No Call u
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Reply #8 posted 09/12/19 10:35am

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Something in the Water....

MH: "This is something I believe that has circulated. I’m not sure it’s circulated in this quality obviously, because we took it right from the master...."

My preferred version of this song. I can't wait to bless the walls with this one.

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Reply #9 posted 09/12/19 10:37am

Romeoblu

Great read.

Too bad he didn't address the omission of Extraloveable and Lust U Always.
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Reply #10 posted 09/12/19 10:43am

Strive

Romeoblu said:

Great read. Too bad he didn't address the omission of Extraloveable and Lust U Always.

I love how he mentions that they added Colleen because it would be viewed as a glaring omission otherwise while not addressing the giant elephants in the room.

At least the comment section isn't letting him get away with it lol

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Free the music, fire Michael Howe
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Reply #11 posted 09/12/19 10:44am

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Romeoblu said:

Great read. Too bad he didn't address the omission of Extraloveable and Lust U Always.

Finally some mention of how the remaster of the album will be like...so happy to hear some good news on that front.

I noted they did not mention How Come U Don't Call Me...damn. I am super excited about that one.

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Reply #12 posted 09/12/19 11:44am

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soladeo1 said:

It sounds like a couple of the outtakes were in his rockabilly vein...



Man, during this time, he sure had a serious case of the Rockabillys....



Jack U Off, Delirious, Horny Toad, etc....


Those Stray Cats must have inspired him.
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Reply #13 posted 09/12/19 11:46am

SoulAlive

excellent interview!

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Reply #14 posted 09/12/19 11:47am

SoulAlive

Romeoblu said:

Great read. Too bad he didn't address the omission of Extraloveable and Lust U Always.

yeah,I was waiting and hoping that he would talk about "Extralovable" smile

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Reply #15 posted 09/12/19 11:50am

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blacknote said:

Something in the Water....

MH: "This is something I believe that has circulated. I’m not sure it’s circulated in this quality obviously, because we took it right from the master...."

My preferred version of this song. I can't wait to bless the walls with this one.


Hearing that track in perfect quality may be the thing I'm most excited about.

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Reply #16 posted 09/12/19 11:54am

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GREAT interview! I.CAN.NOT.WAIT. excited excited excited

Of the songs previously available on boots, I am MOST excited about Possessed. That is a JAM.

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Reply #17 posted 09/12/19 12:50pm

Romeoblu

This got me thinking of other omissions from the set.

Extraloveable
U Should Be Mine
My Baby Knows How to Love me
Lust U Always
Moral Majority
Too Much
Baby I'm A Star( Studio Version)
Boom, Boom
Fox Trap
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Reply #18 posted 09/12/19 1:11pm

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Interesting answer about "Raspberry Beret":

Something that I was looking for that is rumoured to exist is a 1982 studio version of ‘Raspberry Beret’, which I simply have not found – and this is conjecture, I don’t know with certainty – but I think it’s because the two inch master that ended up being released on Around the World in a Day was basically an embellished version or an overdubbed version of whatever Prince started in 82. So there’s no distinguishing characteristic, enough, to determine, at least from the track sheets and the notes, what might have been from 82…

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Reply #19 posted 09/12/19 2:06pm

SoulAlive

Genesia said:

blacknote said:

Something in the Water....

MH: "This is something I believe that has circulated. I’m not sure it’s circulated in this quality obviously, because we took it right from the master...."

My preferred version of this song. I can't wait to bless the walls with this one.


Hearing that track in perfect quality may be the thing I'm most excited about.

nod it is definitely one of the highlights that I'm VERY excited about.That demo version is mesmerizing!

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Reply #20 posted 09/12/19 2:29pm

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We can argue the sound quality of Bold Generation will be "bad" as Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?

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Reply #21 posted 09/12/19 2:37pm

AvocadosMax

fabriziovenerandi said:

We can argue the sound quality of Bold Generation will be "bad" as Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?

[Edited 9/12/19 14:30pm]


Hopefully not as bad
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Reply #22 posted 09/12/19 2:39pm

AvocadosMax

olb99 said:

Interesting answer about "Raspberry Beret":



Something that I was looking for that is rumoured to exist is a 1982 studio version of ‘Raspberry Beret’, which I simply have not found – and this is conjecture, I don’t know with certainty – but I think it’s because the two inch master that ended up being released on Around the World in a Day was basically an embellished version or an overdubbed version of whatever Prince started in 82. So there’s no distinguishing characteristic, enough, to determine, at least from the track sheets and the notes, what might have been from 82…



I have a theory that they haven’t found it because Prince, either mistakenly or on purpose, mislabeled or misplaced the master tapes for some tracks. Or he might have just did as Michael said here or just put them in the garbage. Hopefully they just haven’t found everything yet
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Reply #23 posted 09/12/19 3:33pm

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blacknote said:

Something in the Water....

MH: "This is something I believe that has circulated. I’m not sure it’s circulated in this quality obviously, because we took it right from the master...."

My preferred version of this song. I can't wait to bless the walls with this one.

Are we talking about the piano to the fore version?

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #24 posted 09/12/19 3:41pm

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rdhull said:

blacknote said:

Something in the Water....

MH: "This is something I believe that has circulated. I’m not sure it’s circulated in this quality obviously, because we took it right from the master...."

My preferred version of this song. I can't wait to bless the walls with this one.

Are we talking about the piano to the fore version?

Sounds like it.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is picked as a promo single for the new package. Any promo is likely to be one of the main tracks, as the 2 disc set is the one to sell to the mass market.

Although the alternative version isn't on the first 2 discs, the song itself is of course on the main album, so the 'alt' mix might be a good way to promote all versions of the set.

And of course, it would make a great single, full stop. And the 'Alt' version has dated better due to the lack of electronics on it.

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Reply #25 posted 09/12/19 3:44pm

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rdhull said:

Are we talking about the piano to the fore version?

Sounds like it.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is picked as a promo single for the new package. Any promo is likely to be one of the main tracks, as the 2 disc set is the one to sell to the mass market.

Although the alternative version isn't on the first 2 discs, the song itself is of course on the main album, so the 'alt' mix might be a good way to promote all versions of the set.

And of course, it would make a great single, full stop. And the 'Alt' version has dated better due to the lack of electronics on it.

Great!! Can wait to blast this.

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #26 posted 09/12/19 3:46pm

SoulAlive

I like the idea of “Something In The Water” being a promo single for this set
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Reply #27 posted 09/12/19 3:50pm

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rdhull said:

blacknote said:

Something in the Water....

MH: "This is something I believe that has circulated. I’m not sure it’s circulated in this quality obviously, because we took it right from the master...."

My preferred version of this song. I can't wait to bless the walls with this one.

Are we talking about the piano to the fore version?

Abso-funkin-lutely

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Reply #28 posted 09/12/19 4:23pm

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I was sure 1999 wasn't gonna be released this year because of Micheal Howe. Judging from the past, he kept putting it back, so why would he change his mind and release it this year? He has all the power after all. Now it turns out Howe is promoting this year after all. That's just really weird.

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Reply #29 posted 09/12/19 4:32pm

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pricetag said:

I was sure 1999 wasn't gonna be released this year because of Micheal Howe. Judging from the past, he kept putting it back, so why would he change his mind and release it this year? He has all the power after all. Now it turns out Howe is promoting this year after all. That's just really weird.


I don't think he has the power to choose what is released when.

That said, whether is was him or the label, they may have chosen to release it now, to make up sales in this financial year due to the lack of sales of Original.

What's clear from the 1999 formats, is they are testing whether a limited sales volume at high cost is more profitable that a 'mass market' push.

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