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Prince - Sign 'O' The Times: Super Deluxe Edition (8xCD + DVD + Book)

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Release Date: 9/25/20

"I feel that we're on the brink of something. It is going to be strict and wild and pretty." - Prince, 1986

More than any other release in his four-decade-long recording career, Prince's iconic double album Sign O' The Times captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention.

Primarily recorded between the end of 1985 and beginning of 1987, the era saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the end of his engagement to Susannah Melvoin, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball. By the end of that period of transformation, Prince emerged with one of his most urgent and wide-ranging releases to date - an epochal double album that would be hailed as a creative, critical, and commercial triumph.

The Super Deluxe Edition includes 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.

Also included is a 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, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University; Minneapolis radio host and author

Track listing
Remastered Album (CD 1)
Sign O' The Times
Play In The Sunshine
Housequake
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
It
Starfish And Coffee
Slow Love
Hot Thing
Forever In My Life
Remastered Album (CD 2)
U Got The Look
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Strange Relationship
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
The Cross
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Adore
Single Mixes & Edits (CD 3)
Sign O' The Times (7'' single edit)
La, La, La, He, He, Hee (7'' single edit)
La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive) (7'' single edit)
If I Was Your Girlfriend (7'' single edit)
Shockadelica (''If I Was Your Girlfriend'' B-side)
Shockadelica (12'' long version)
U Got the Look (Long Look) (12'' edit)
Housequake (7'' edit)
Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake)
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade 7'' edit)
Hot Thing (7'' single edit)
Hot Thing (Extended Remix)
Hot Thing (Dub Version)
Vault, Part 1 (CD 4)
All tracks previously unreleased
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 version)
Teacher, Teacher (1985 version)
All My Dreams
Can I Play With U? (featuring Miles Davis)
Wonderful Day (original version)
Strange Relationship (original version)
Visions
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (with horns)
Witness 4 The Prosecution (version 1)
Power Fantastic (live in studio)
And That Says What?
Love And Sex
A Place In Heaven (Prince vocal)
Colors
Crystal Ball (7'' mix)
Big Tall Wall (version 1)
Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A
In A Large Room With No Light
Vault, Part 2 (CD 5)
All tracks previously unreleased
Train
It Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings
Eggplant (Prince vocal)
Everybody Want What They Don't Got
Blanche
Soul Psychodelicide
The Ball
Adonis And Bathsheba
Forever In My Life (early vocal studio run-through)
Crucial (alternate lyrics)
The Cocoa Boys
When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes
Witness 4 The Prosecution (version 2)
It Be's Like That Sometimes
Vault, Part 3 (CD 6)
All tracks previously unreleased
Emotional Pump
Rebirth Of The Flesh (with original outro)
Cosmic Day
Walkin' In Glory
Wally
I Need A Man
Promise To Be True
Jealous Girl (version 2)
There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool
Big Tall Wall (version 2)
A Place In Heaven (Lisa vocal)
Wonderful Day (12'' mix)
Strange Relationship (1987 Shep Pettibone Club Mix)
Live In Utrecht (CD 7 & CD 8)
All tracks previously unreleased
Intro/Sign O' The Times
Play In The Sunshine
Little Red Corvette
Housequake
Girls & Boys
Slow Love
Take The ''A'' Train/Pacemaker/I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Hot Thing
Four (With Sheila E. Drum Solo)
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Let's Go Crazy
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
1999
Forever In My Life
Kiss
The Cross
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Live At Paisley Park - December 31, 1987 (DVD)
All tracks previously unreleased
Sign O' The Times
Play In The Sunshine
Little Red Corvette
Erotic City
Housequake
Slow Love
Do Me, Baby
Adore
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
What's Your Name Jam
Let's Pretend We're Married
Delirious
Jack U Off
Drum Solo
Twelve
Hot Thing
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Let's Go Crazy
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
1999
U Got The Look
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night Medley (featuring Miles Davis)

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