Kirsty Fairclough

Kirsty Fairclough

Saturday's 1999 Presentation Panel Presenter

Thinking Inside the Box

The 1999 Super Deluxe Edition Revisited

This analysis reviews the 1999 Super Deluxe Edition box set released in 2019 in the context of the original 1982 double album release and in relation to established archival reissue norms. The presentation examines the visual representation and the audio compilation, reviewing several decisions related to the repetition, inclusion, or exclusion of Prince’s recorded work from this era.

Kirsty Fairclough, Ph.D., is a Reader in Screen Studies at the School of Digital Arts (SODA), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Chair of the Board of Manchester Jazz Festival.

She has published widely on popular culture and is the co-editor of Prince and Popular Music (Bloomsbury), The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury), and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. New York, (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (Bloomsbury) and co-author of American Cinema: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave).

Kirsty lectures internationally on popular culture, feminism, and representations of women most notably at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, The University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos Brazil, and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.

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