Prince - Sign O' The Times

 (Limited Super Deluxe Edition 13 LPs + DVD + Book)


Label:

Warner Bros.

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AWAR 628756
UPC: 603497847099
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Category:

Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 14
Shipping November 2020



 

Expanded reissue of Prince's epochal double album!

Super Deluxe Edition includes 13 180-gram LPs + DVD

Lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman

Limited time audio-only album download included

DVD contains complete, previously unreleased 1987 New Year's benefit concert film

Prince's final performance of the Sign O' The Times Tour stage show, on-stage with Miles Davis!

Prince's album Sign O' the Times returns in an expanded reissue, complete with 63 unreleased tracks and a previously unseen 2+ hour video concert performance featuring Prince's only on-stage collaboration with jazz legend Miles Davis.

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, in partnership with Warner Records, is reissuing Sign O' The Times with the classic album remastered for the very first time, by Bernie Grundman. The Super Deluxe Edition represents the deepest dive to date into Prince's vault, and includes a total of 92 audio tracks across 13 180-gram vinyl records.

The Super Deluxe Edition brings fans all the audio material that Prince officially released in 1987, as well as 45 previously unissued studio songs recorded between May 1979 and July 1987, and a complete live audio performance from the June 20, 1987 stop on the Sign O' The Times Tour at Stadium Galgenwaard in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
 
In addition, both CD and vinyl sets also boast the brand-new DVD containing the complete, previously unreleased New Year's Eve benefit concert at Paisley Park on December 31, 1987, which was Prince's final performance of the Sign O' The Times Tour stage show and his only on-stage collaboration with jazz legend Miles Davis.
 
The Super Deluxe Edition set also features a 120-page hardcover book containing Prince's previously unseen handwritten lyrics for many of the songs from the era, including the hits "U Got The Look," "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man," and "Hot Thing," iconic unseen images from the era taken by Prince's primary photographer in the mid-1980s to early 90s, Jeff Katz, plus images of archive assets including original analog tape reels and studio tracking sheets.
 
The Super Deluxe Edition book is completed with 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.
 
The Sign O' The Times Super Deluxe Edition shines a forensic light on the creative output of this truly unique musician, songwriter, producer, and performer at a pivotal point in his career and demonstrates why his unsurpassed body of work continues to generate so much love and passion around the world.

Features:
LP 1- Sign O' The Times (Remastered)
LP 2 - Sign O' The Times (Remastered)
LP 3 & 4 - Singles Mixes / Edits / B-Sides (Remastered)
LP 5 & 6 - Vault Tracks (Unreleased)
LP 7 & 8 - Vault Tracks (Unreleased)
LP 9 & 10 - Vault Tracks (Unreleased)
LPs 11-13 - Live In Utrecht, The Netherlands June 20, 1987 (Unreleased)
DVD - Live at Paisley Park December 31, 1987 (Unreleased Sign O' The Times show ft Miles Davis)
• 120-page hardcover book containing Prince's previously unseen handwritten lyrics for many of the songs from the era
• Rare photos taken in the mid-1980s to early '90s by Jeff Katz
• Images of archive assets including original analog tape reels and studio tracking sheets
• New liner notes by Prince's creative peers and friends — Dave Chappelle, Lenny Kravitz, long-time engineer Susan Rogers, author Andrea Swensson, and others.

 



LP1: Remastered Album
1. Sign O’ The Times
2. Play In The Sunshine
3. Housequake
4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
5. It
6. Starfish And Coffee
7. Slow Love
8. Hot Thing
9. Forever In My Life

LP2: Remastered Album
1. U Got The Look
2. If I Was Your Girlfriend
3. Strange Relationship
4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
5. The Cross
6. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
7. Adore

LP 3 & 4: 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) (12” version)
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)

LP 5 & 6: Vault, Part 1
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)
7. Visions
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)
14. Colors
15. Crystal Ball (7” mix)
16. Big Tall Wall (version 1)
17. Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A
18. In A Large Room With No Light

LP 7 & 8: Vault, Part 2
1. Train
2. It Ain’t Over ‘Til The Fat Lady Sings
3. Eggplant (Prince vocal)
4. Everybody Want What They Don’t Got
5. Blanche
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

LP 9 & 10: Vault, Part 3
1. Emotional Pump
2. Rebirth Of The Flesh (with original outro)
3. Cosmic Day
4. Walkin’ In Glory
5. Wally
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)

LP 11-13: Live In Utrecht – June 20, 1987
1. Intro/Sign O’ The Times
2. Play In The Sunshine
3. Little Red Corvette
4. Housequake
5. Girls & Boys
6. Slow Love
7. Take The “A” Train/Pacemaker/I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
8. Hot Thing
9. Four
10. If I Was Your Girlfriend
11. Let’s Go Crazy
12. When Doves Cry
13. Purple Rain
14. 1999
15. Forever In My Life
16. Kiss
17. The Cross
18. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

DVD: Live At Paisley Park – December 31, 1987
1. Sign O’ The Times
2. Play In The Sunshine
3. Little Red Corvette
4. Erotic City
5. Housequake
6. Slow Love
7. Do Me, Baby
8. Adore
9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
10. What’s Your Name Jam
11. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
12. Delirious
13. Jack U Off
14. Drum Solo
15. Twelve
16. Hot Thing
17. If I Was Your Girlfriend
18. Let’s Go Crazy
19. When Doves Cry
20. Purple Rain
21. 1999
22. U Got The Look
23. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night Medley (featuring Miles Davis)

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