Prince - Sign O' The Times [2020 Super Deluxe Edition]
+ The first run of the 2LP format is pressed on limited peach coloured vinyl.
“I feel that we’re on the brink of something. It is going to be strict and wild and pretty.” – Prince, 1986
Overflowing with musical ideas and topical lyrics that sound just as relevant today as they did when they were initially released, Prince’s iconic double album Sign O’ The Times captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention. The final 16-track album included just some of the countless songs Prince recorded in the prolific period of 1985-1987, which saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the construction of his innovative recording complex, Paisley Park, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball.
The Prince Estate reissues Sign O’ The Times. The Super Deluxe Edition will feature the classic album remastered for the very first time, previously unreleased tracks, and the DVD formats include a previously unreleased 2+ hour video concert performance from Prince’s legendary vault that illuminates his wide-ranging and prolific creativity in this era. Following the successful release of the 1999 Super Deluxe Edition in the fall of 2019, the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition represents the deepest dive to date into Prince’s vault.
Original Album Tracks
Sign O’ The Times
Play In The Sunshine
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
Starfish And Coffee
Forever In My Life
U Got The Look
If I Was Your Girlfriend
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
4LP & 3CD EXTRA TRACKS - Single Mixes & Edits
1. Sign O’ The Times (7” single edit)
2. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (7” single edit)
3. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive) (7” single edit)
4. If I Was Your Girlfriend (7” single edit)
5. Shockadelica (“If I Was Your Girlfriend” B-side)
6. Shockadelica (12” long version)
7. U Got The Look (Long Look) (12” edit)
8. Housequake (7” edit)
9. Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake) (12” edit)
10. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade 7” edit)
11. Hot Thing (7” single edit)
12. Hot Thing (Extended Remix)
13. Hot Thing (Dub Version)
BOX SET EXTRAS (LP & CD formats)
92 audio tracks, of which 63 are previously unreleased, including 45 studio tracks from Prince’s Vault.
Opens with Prince’s iconic album, 'Sign O’ The Times', dazzlingly remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.
Includes an entire previously unreleased audio recording of Prince’s 'Sign O’ The Times' tour performance in Utrecht, Netherlands, on June 20, 1987.
DVD features a complete previously unreleased recording of Prince’s benefit performance at Paisley Park, December 31st, 1987. The show includes Prince’s only on-stage collaboration with Miles Davis.
Housed in a 12” box, and accompanied by a 12” 120-page hardback book featuring: Brand new liner notes by: Prince’s creative peers and friends Dave Chappelle (in conversation with photographer Mathieu Bitton) and Lenny Kravitz; Prince’s longtime engineer Susan Rogers; Daphne A. Brooks, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University; Minneapolis radio host and author Andrea Swensson, host of the Official Prince Podcast; and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl.
Rare and previously unseen photography by Jeff Katz plus Prince’s handwritten lyrics.
Includes Single Mixes & Edit tracks.
Vault Tracks (All Unreleased):
1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 version)
2. Teacher, Teacher (1985 version)
3. All My Dreams
4. Can I Play With U? (featuring Miles Davis)
5. Wonderful Day (original version)
6. Strange Relationship (original version)
8. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (with horns)
9. Witness 4 The Prosecution (version 1)
10. Power Fantastic (live in studio)
11. And That Says What?
12. Love And Sex
13. A Place In Heaven (Prince vocal)
15. Crystal Ball (7” mix)
16. Big Tall Wall (version 1)
17. Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A
18. In A Large Room With No Light
2. It Ain’t Over ‘Til The Fat Lady Sings
3. Eggplant (Prince vocal)
4. Everybody Want What They Don’t Got
6. Soul Psychodelicide
7. The Ball
8. Adonis And Bathsheba
9. Forever In My Life (early vocal studio run-through)
10. Crucial (alternate lyrics)
11. The Cocoa Boys
12. When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes
13. Witness 4 The Prosecution (version 2)
14. It Be’s Like That Sometimes
1. Emotional Pump
2. Rebirth Of The Flesh (with original outro)
3. Cosmic Day
4. Walkin’ In Glory
6. I Need A Man
7. Promise To Be True
8. Jealous Girl (version 2)
9. There’s Something I Like About Being Your Fool
10. Big Tall Wall (version 2)
11. A Place In Heaven (Lisa vocal)
12. Wonderful Day (12” mix)
13. Strange Relationship (1987 Shep Pettibone Club Mix)
Live In Utrecht – June 20, 1987 (All unreleased)
1. Intro/Sign O’ The Times
2. Play In The Sunshine
3. Little Red Corvette
5. Girls & Boys
6. Slow Love
7. Take The “A” Train/Pacemaker/I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
8. Hot Thing
10. If I Was Your Girlfriend
11. Let’s Go Crazy
12. When Doves Cry
13. Purple Rain
15. Forever In My Life
17. The Cross
18. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
DVD: Live At Paisley Park – December 31, 1987 (All unreleased)
1. Sign O’ The Times
2. Play In The Sunshine
3. Little Red Corvette
4. Erotic City
6. Slow Love
7. Do Me, Baby
9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
10. What’s Your Name Jam
11. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
13. Jack U Off
14. Drum Solo
16. Hot Thing
17. If I Was Your Girlfriend
18. Let’s Go Crazy
19. When Doves Cry
20. Purple Rain
22. U Got The Look
23. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night Medley (feat. Miles Davis)
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