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Listen to Prince’s Funked Up Version of ‘1999’ From His 1985 Syracuse Concert

This marks the first time the iconic Syracuse show will be released on vinyl, CD, and Blu-ray
Courtesy of Prince

So, tonight we gonna party like it’s 1999, again. Prince‘s Estate released the recording of “1999” from Prince and The Revolution’s Syracuse, New York show during the 1985 Purple Rain tour. The show is considered one of the best in the artist’s live history.


The show took place on March 30, 1985 at the Carrier Dome, where Syracuse University’s football and basketball teams play. Though the collection has made the rounds as a bootleg over the years, it is finally getting a proper release on vinyl, CD, and Blu-ray as a concert film. A few years ago, the Estate streamed the concert on YouTube, and last month, they released a version of “Let’s Go Crazy” from that show.

The newly remastered version of “1999” comes ahead of quite a few projects from the late artist this year. The Official Prince Podcast debuts on May 26, which will feature memories of Prince from all five members of The Revolution. Prince and The Revolution: Live is out June 3, and this summer, Chicago will host an immersive experience dedicated to him beginning June 9.

Fans can watch Prince and The Revolution: Live when it airs on PBS beginning June 4. It will be available for digital purchase and rental on June 7, which you can pre-order now through Apple TV.

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