1999: The New Master Face front, millennium watchers — it's the most inevitable remake of the year. In truth, Prince's opportunistic update of his ahead-of-its-time 1983 hit, 1999 is… 1999: The New Master Face front, millennium watchers — it's the most inevitable remake of the year. In truth, Prince's opportunistic update of his ahead-of-its-time 1983 hit, 1999 is… Prince and the Revolution Pop R&B Singles
Music Review

1999: The New Master (1999)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Prince and the Revolution; Genres: Pop, R&B, Singles

Face front, millennium watchers — it's the most inevitable remake of the year. In truth, Prince's opportunistic update of his ahead-of-its-time 1983 hit, 1999 is neither an improvement on nor a desecration of the original (although pandering asides like ''This is the party of the century!'' do make you want to smack his head). Docked a notch for appending the usual handful (six) of pointless remixes. B-

Originally posted Feb 12, 1999 Published in issue #471 Feb 12, 1999 Order article reprints