Mike Alleyne

Mike Alleyne photo by Amanda Cirotto
Mike Alleyne photo by Amanda Cirotto

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.

Mike Alleyne, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and is also a visiting professor at the Pop  Akademie in Germany. He is the author of The Essential Hendrix (2020), The Encyclopedia of Reggae (2012), contributing editor of Rhythm Revolution (2015), co-editor of Prince and  Popular Music (2020), and co-editor of the award-nominated anthology Analyzing  Recorded Music (2023). 

He has lectured and presented conference papers internationally, publishing  numerous book chapters and articles. Journal and periodical publications include  Popular Music & Society, Rock Music Studies, the Journal on the Art of Record  Production, the award-winning Grove Dictionary of American Music, Popular Music  History, Ethnomusicology Forum, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean  Studies, Social and Economic Studies, Small Axe, Billboard magazine, and in the online SAGE Business Case Series in Music Marketing for which he also serves as an editor. 

Prof. Alleyne contributed liner notes to the groundbreaking 9-CD box set, the  Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (2021), and was an advisor on the project. He also published the online case study “Unboxing the Box Set: Music  Archives and Physical Formats in the Streaming Era” with the Music Marketing  Series in SAGE Business Cases in January 2022. His involvement with popular music also includes roles as a writer and publisher member of ASCAP (American  Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) and PRS (Performing Right Society).

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