Sign O’ The Times
Super Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Box Set
Prince‘s 1987 album Sign O’ The Times will be reissued and amongst the formats are two enormous CD and vinyl super deluxe editions that offer a massive 63 previously unreleased tracks, including 45 studio ‘vault’ tracks.
The 45 vault tracks are full of unreleased gems including a 1979 version of ‘I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man‘, two unreleased versions of ‘Strange Relationship‘ (including a Shep Pettibone club remix!), alternate versions of ‘The Ballad of Dorothy Parker‘ and ‘Forever in My Life‘ and a fantastic amount of songs that Prince simply never issued, many of which were destined for three aborted albums conceived in 1986: The Dream Factory, Camille and Crystal Ball. These songs include ‘Rebirth of the Flesh‘, two completely different versions of ‘Witness 4 the Prosecution‘ and ‘Wonderful Day‘
Super Deluxe Edition: • The Super Deluxe Edition contains 92 audio tracks, of which 63 are previously unreleased, including 45 studio tracks from Prince’s legendary Vault. • The Super Deluxe Edition 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. • The set also includes an entire previously unreleased audio recording of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times tour performance in Utrecht, Netherlands, on June 20, 1987 • The 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. • Both CD and LP sets are housed in a 12” box, and accompanied by a 12” 120 page hardback book featuring: o Brand new liner notes by: William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University – Daphne Brooks; US comedian Dave Chapelle; audio engineer Susan Rogers; and Minneapolis music scene commentator Andrea Swensson. Foreword by Lenny Kravitz. o Detailed notes on the Vault Tracks by Prince scholar Duane Tudahl o Rare and previously unseen photography by Jeff Katz o Prince’s handwritten lyrics
Deluxe Edition: • Prince’s iconic album, Sign O’ The Times, has been remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. • CD1-2 / LP1-2: Sign O’ The Times album (2020 Remaster) • CD3 / LP3-4: 13x singles mixes and edits, all newly remastered
Remastered album: • Prince’s iconic album, Sign O’ The Times, has been remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. • The new remastered 2LP is being pressed on 180g peach coloured vinyl (for initial run only, then reverting to black vinyl)