Album of the Week: Prince, '1999'

'1999' Super Deluxe Edition.

Your Album of the Week is the Super Deluxe reissue of Prince's 1999. In addition to remastering Prince's original double album, 1999, the new Super Deluxe reissue of his iconic, breakthrough album includes 35 tracks from Prince's vault, making it the biggest posthumous release of his work to date.

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Top 89 of 2019

Top 89 of 2019

What were your favorite songs of this year? Fill out your ballot by December 22 to help us make the list of the Top 89 songs of 2019!

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Friday Five: Solid Gold, Graveyard Club, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Friday Five is back after last week’s Thanksgiving break! Here are five music videos that caught my eye over the last couple of weeks. And if you’re interested in submitting a video for next week, send a link to our new associate blogger Emma Manley (emanley@mpr.org), who’ll be handling this post on Dec. 13. Solid…

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How much does it cost to get a Cameo shout-out from a Minnesota musician?

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“2019 is all about the experiences,” read a e-mail I recently received from a publicist. “Consumers are shifting their gift lists from products to experiences/memories that will last a lifetime. This year, you can get your loved one a personalized shout out from a favorite musician.” The publicist was writing about Cameo, a service that sells…

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Prince: The Story of 1999

Album of the Week: Prince, '1999'

'1999' Super Deluxe Edition.

Your Album of the Week is the Super Deluxe reissue of Prince's 1999. In addition to remastering Prince's original double album, 1999, the new Super Deluxe reissue of his iconic, breakthrough album includes 35 tracks from Prince's vault, making it the biggest posthumous release of his work to date.

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Prince: The Story of 1999 bonus feature: Dez Dickerson: 'Put an explosion over it'

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Prince's first guitarist, Dez Dickerson, talks with The Current's Andrea Swensson, taking us back to the early days, into the recording studio, and from the smallest clubs to the biggest stages. 'From the very beginning,' Dickerson says, 'Prince had a clear idea of what he wanted, how he wanted it, how he wanted us to coalesce as a band, what he wanted to say, and what message that would send.'

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Pete Shelley

Today in Music History: Remembering Pete Shelley


Lead Belly passed away, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck was born, Led Zeppelin had their first hit in the US, Sid Vicious lived up to his name, The Rolling Stones performed a free concert at the Altamont Speedway; and Pete Shelley passed away, Today in Music History.

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