On this day in music history: October 27, 1982 - “1999”, the fifth album by Prince is released. Produced by Prince, it is recorded at Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN and Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA from Early - Mid 1982. The eleven track 2 LP set is the first to be credited to “Prince And The Revolution” (the latter written in reverse on the front cover), will be his breakthrough to a wide mainstream audience, and to this day remains one of the artists’ most important and influential albums. It will spin off four singles including “Little Red Corvette” (#6 Pop, #15 R&B), “Delirious” (#8 Pop, #18 R&B) and the title track (#1 Dance, #4 R&B, initially peaked at #44, re-charted in 1983 peaked at #12 Pop). When the album is first released on CD, it will omit the track “DMSR” since it would breach the 70 minute running time placed on a single disc at the time. The track will be restored to the album in 1992 when the CD is reissued. “1999” will spend over two years on the charts peaking at #2 on the Billboard R&B album chart and #9 on the Top 200, and to date, has been certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA. “1999” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2008.
Delirious is the song I heard on the radio when I was 8 years old and decided I loved Prince. Still love him over 30 years later.