Listen to Prince’s ‘Don’t Let Him Fool Ya’ From ‘1999’ Box Set
The third advance track from Prince's upcoming 1999 box set is now out. You can check out "Don't Let Him Fool Ya" below.
PrinceVault doesn't have much to say about the previously unreleased song, noting that it was recorded in the summer of 1982 at Prince's home studio on Kiowa Trail in Chanhassen, Minn. They add that he played all the instruments and that it emphasizes the bass and drums over the guitar or keyboards.
Arriving Nov. 29, the five-CD Super Deluxe edition of 1999 contains a remastered version of the 1982 double album plus one disc of promo mixes and b-sides, two discs with 35 previously unreleased tracks and another containing the midnight show on Nov. 30, 1982 in Detroit. It also adds a DVD of the Dec. 29, 1982 concert from Houston, Prince's handwritten lyrics to several songs, photographs and several essays. A Deluxe edition containing only the remastered album, promo mixes and b-sides will also be available, as will the single disc of the original.
Since the collection was announced, an eight-minute video performance of the title track from the Houston date and Take 1 of "International Lover," which includes Time frontman Morris Day on drums, have come out.
1999, Prince's fifth full-length release, was the first where his blend of R&B, rock and pop truly took hold with the mainstream, thanks to "Little Red Corvette" and the title track, which Prince said was written as an antidote to the worrisome times of the early days of the Reagan Administration.
“We were sitting around watching a special about 1999, and a lot of people were talking about the year, speculating on what was going to happen,” Prince told Larry King. “I just found it real ironic how everyone that was around me, whom I thought to be very optimistic people, were dreading those days. And I always knew I’d be cool. I never felt like this was going to be a rough time for me. I knew that there were going to be rough times for the Earth, because this system is based in entropy and it’s pretty much headed in a certain direction. I just wanted to write something that gave hope.”