The Prince Estate annonserer utvidet utgivelse av albumet Sign O’ The Times

Dette følger den suksessfulle utgivelsen av 1999 Super Deluxe Edition høsten 2019, og Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition representerer det dypeste dykket inn i Princes hvelv så langt, og inkluderer totalt 92 låter på tvers av 8 CDer og 13 180g vinylplater.

Med The Super Deluxe Edition får fans all musikken som Prince offisielt ga ut I 1987, I tillegg til 45 tidligere uutgitte sanger spilt inn mellom mai 1979 og juli 1987, og en komplett live opptreden fra 20. juni 1987 under Sign O’ The Times turnéen på Stadium Galgenwaard i Utrecht, Nederland.

I tillegg vil både CD og vinyl boksene inneholde en helt ny DVD som inneholder den komplette, tidligere uutgitte nyttårskonserten ved Paisley Park 31. desember 1987, som var Princes siste opptreden på Sign O’ The Times turnéen og hans eneste live samarbeid med jazzlegenden Miles Davis.

Super Deluxe Edition boksen vil også inneholde en bok på 120 sider med Princes tidligere usette håndskrevne tekster for mange av låtene fra denne tidsperioden, inkludert hitene “U Got The Look”, “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man”, og “Hot Thing”, ikoniske usette bilder tatt av Princes fotograf fra midten av 1980-tallet til tidlig 1990-tall, Jeff Katz, samt bilder fra arkivet inkludert originale analoge båndruller og studio tracking sheets.

I Super Deluxe Edition boka finner man også helt nye liner notes av Princes kreative kolleger og venner Dave Chappelle (i samtale med fotograf Mathieu Bitton) og Lenny Kravitz; Princes ingeniør Susan Rogers; Daphne A. Brooks, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor ved African American Studies, American Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies på Yale universitet; Minneapolis radio programleder og forfatter Andrea Swensson, programleder for the Official Prince Podcast; and Prince akademiker Duane Tudahl.

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition kaster et lys på den kreative produksjonen til denne virkelig unike musikeren, låtskriveren, prodsenten, og utøveren på et avgjørende punkt i karrieren og demonstrerer hvorfor hans uovertrufne arbeid fortsetter å generere så mye kjærlighet og lidenskap verden over.

Som en kompanjong til samlingen, har fans muligheten til å bestille et bokssett med 7″ singler, begrenset til 1,987 enheter, og produsert av Third Man Pressing i Detroit. Boksen inneholder alle de fire offisielle 7″ singlene utgitt i 1987, i tillegg til de to offisielle Warner Records promo singlene, samt en helt ny 7″ singel som setter sammen to versjoner av det tidligere uutgitte sporet “Witness 4 The Prosecution”. Boksen er tilgjengelig for bestilling nå, eksklusivt via den offsieielle Prince nettbutikken og Third Man Records Store, og er forventet å sendes før 14. august.

“Withness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1)” er nå tilgjengelig på alle digitale strømmetjenester. Låta ble spilt inn 14 mars 1986 i Princes Galpin Blvd. Hjemmestudio og var opprinnelig ment til å være en del av det stansede Dream Factory albumet. 

PRINCE – SIGN O’ THE TIMES REMASTERED AND EXPANDED EDITION FORMAT & TRACKLISTINGS

CD1 / LP1: Remastered Album (Disc 1)

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

CD2 / LP2: Remastered Album (Disc 2)

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

CD3 / LP3&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) (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)

CD4 / LP5&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

All tracks previously unreleased

CD5 / LP7&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

All tracks previously unreleased

CD6 / LP9&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)

All tracks previously unreleased

CD7&8 / LP11-13: 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

All tracks previously unreleased

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)

All tracks previously unreleased

* N.B. video content is exclusive to the physical DVD and will not appear on digital download or streaming versions of the Super Deluxe Edition set.

DELUXE EDITION

(3CD / 180g 4LP / Digital)

CD1 / LP1: Remastered Album (Disc 1)

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

CD2 / LP2: Remastered Album (Disc 2)

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

CD3 / LP3&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) (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)

REMASTERED ALBUM

(2CD / 180g 2LP / Digital)

CD1 / LP1: Remastered Album (Disc 1)

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

CD2 / LP2: Remastered Album (Disc 2)

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

PRINCE – SIGN O’ THE TIMES

LIMITED EDITION 7” VINYL SINGLES BOXED SET

1A Sign “O” The Times (Edit)

1B La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Edit)

2A If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit)

2B Shockadelica

3A U Got The Look

3B Housequake (Edit)

4A I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade)

4B Hot Thing (Edit)

5A Hot Thing (Edit)

5B Hot Thing (Edit)

6A The Cross

6B Adore

7A Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1)

7B Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2)

Tracks 7A and 7B previously unreleased