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Ultimate Rave

Sony Legacy

Party like it’s 1999

Ultimate Rave is a three-disk box set comprising CD reissues of two of Prince’s studio albums issued at the turn of the Millennium and when under the name of Prince love symbol – 1999s Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic album and its later remix companion Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic. The third disk is a DVD re-release of the concert performed by Prince and special guests, recorded at Paisley Park and televised on New Year’s Eve 1999, Rave Un2 the Year 2000. The collection does not contain any previously unreleased or extra tracks and recordings but is beautifully repackaged as one boxset. See original releases for review and further details.

Data

Producer
Prince
Label
NPG Records
Distribution
Sony Legacy
Cover Art
Steven Parke
Released
0 years ago, 26 April 2019
US Chart Peak
Not charted
UK Chart Peak
Not charted

Track list

Disk 1: Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

  1. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (4:18)
  2. Undisputed [feat. Chuck D] (4:19)
  3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (5:29)
  4. Segue (0:04)
  5. Hot Wit U [feat. Eve (Ruff Ryder)] (5:11)
  6. Tangerine (1:30)
  7. So Far, So Pleased [feat. Gwen Stefani] (3:23)
  8. The Sun, The Moon, And Stars (5:15)
  9. Everyday Is A Winding Road [feat. Larry Graham] (6:12) 1
  10. Segue
  11. Man O' War (5:14)
  12. Baby Knows [feat. Sheryl Crow] (3:18)
  13. Eye Love You, But Eye Don't Trust U Any More [feat. Ani Difranco] (3:33)
  14. Silly Game (3:29)
  15. Strange But True (4:12)
  16. Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do (3:15)
  17. Segue (0:43)
  18. Prettyman [feat. Maceo Parker] (4:23) 2
Running Time
69:52

Disk 2: Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic

  1. Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (5:13)
  2. Undisputed [The Moneyapolis Mix] (5:45)
  3. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold [Extended] (8:07)
  4. Hot Wit U [Nasty Girl Remix] (4:22)
  5. Tangerine [Extended] (2:13)
  6. So Far, So Pleased [feat. Gwen Stefani] (3:23)
  7. The Sun, The Moon, And Stars (5:15)
  8. Man O' War [Remix] (5:12)
  9. Baby Knows [Extended] [feat. Sheryl Crow] (3:18)
  10. Eye Love You, But Eye Don't Trust U Any More [feat. Ani Difranco] (3:33)
  11. Beautiful Strange (4:55)
  12. Silly Game (3:29)
  13. Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do (3:15)
  14. Prettyman [Extended] (5:35) 2
Running Time
64:09

Disk 3: Rave Un2 The Year 2000 (DVD)

  1. Let's Go Crazy (2:09)
  2. She's Always In My Hair (2:34)
  3. U've Got The Look (2:29)
  4. Kiss (3:34)
  5. Jungle Love [performed by The Time] (4:16)
  6. The Bird [performed by The Time] (4:21)
  7. American Woman [feat. Lenny Kravitz] (6:40)
  8. Fly Away [feat. Lenny Kravitz] (5:08)
  9. Gett Off (2:34)
  10. Medley [feat. Rosie Gaines, Mike Scott, Maceo Parker] (6:32)
  11. It's Alright (2:26)
  12. Everyday People [feat. Larry Graham] (8:15)
  13. Higher [feat. Larry Graham] (5:00)
  14. Purple Rain (11:45)
  15. The Christ (5:05)
  16. Blues Medley [feat. Maceo Parker] (11:28)
  17. Nothing Compares 2 U (4:14)
  18. Take Me With U / Raspberry Beret (4:50)
  19. Greatest Romance (3:32)
  20. Baby Knows (3:37)
  21. 1999 [Intro] (2:36)
  22. Baby I'm A Star (1:25)
  23. 1999 (7:32)
  24. End Credits (1:34)
Running Time
132 minutes

1 Written by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott and Brian McLeod.
2 Hidden track.

Related releases

Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic
Rave Un2 The Year 2000

Ultimate Rave – review

Rave Un2/In2 The Joy Fantastic are much overlooked Prince albums, no doubt like many it took their reissue under Ultimate Rave to rediscover them myself. I forgot how they were so damn funky and fresh they deserved far more frequent listening over the intervening years, still packing a punch some twenty years later – can it really be so long. Not ever being much a fan of his millennial catalogue, Ultimate Rave has me re-evaluating that entirely. I won’t go in to any individual review of the albums, because you will find them on Rave Un2 and Rave In2’s own pages, so what about the reissue? – it is amazing what a repackaging can do. These may not be re-masters but the packaging is masterful – and beautiful to boot. Following on very much the packaging of the original Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic with Prince in light-catching electric blue cat-suit, Ultimate Rave not only lovingly matches and even betters the originals quality. There is also a beautifully put together booklet and that’s not all – bundled within is the long deleted concert DVD Rave Un2 The Year 2000. Ultimate Rave is a wonderful return to the joy fantastic, which if anything would rebuild your appreciation of his catalogue of ‘99.

Ultimate Rave

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