Prince: Ultimate Rave UN2 Year 2000 Prince's Epic 1999 New Year's Eve Party (3CD/DVD) 2019 Release Date 4/26/19
A 3-disc bundle of the artist's pivotal new millennium pop party dance music, Ultimate Rave brings together CDs of 1999's Rave UN2 the Joy Fantastic and its 2001 remix Rave IN2 the Joy Fantastic alongside a DVD containing the full-length performance version of Rave UN2 the Year 2000, Prince's epic 1999 New Year's Eve party, originally captured for on-demand pay-per-view airing during the dawning of Y2K.
First came Rave UN2 the Joy Fantastic, his only album for NPG/Arista (and last released under the unpronounceable "Love Symbol" moniker), a record showcasing Prince's mastery of pop and R&B through a variety of tracks and a surprising range of guest artists including Chuck D, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Ani DiFranco, and Sheryl Crow (Prince even covers Crow's smash hit "Every Day is a Winding Road" on the album).
By 2001, Prince had established a groundbreaking internet presence through his NPG Music Club, an online destination site where fans could access new music alongside tracks from the fabled Prince Vault and other rarities. One of the first full-length releases from NPG Music Club was Prince's Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic, a remix and reimagining of his ongoing "Rave" project.
In 1999, Prince promoted the release of Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic with his iconic pay-per-view special, Prince In Concert: Rave Un2 the Year 2000. Broadcast on New Year's Eve 1999, the special featured guest artists including Morris Day & The Time, Maceo Parker, Larry Graham, George Clinton, and Lenny Kravitz. The DVD of this concert features 23 tracks plus 4 "bonus groovez." Tracks from across Prince's career are featured including hits like "Let's Go Crazy," "Purple Rain," "U Got The Look," "Raspberry Be
Prince's Ultimate Rave arrives during CELEBRATION 2019, the ultimate four-day Prince event to be held April 25-28 at Paisley Park, Prince's historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis. The annual event welcomes Prince fans from around the world into an inspired environment of live music, concert screenings, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous talent and cultural impact. Performing artists this year include internationally acclaimed musician, guitarist a