Album: Sign O' The Times Deluxe

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Sign O' The Times (Super) Deluxe

Sign O' The Times Deluxe album artwork

Album details


Released: 25 September 2020
Length: 08:01:23 (approx)
Label(s): Warner Records
Studio(s): Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA; Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Dierks Studio Mobile Trucks (outside Le Zénith, Paris, France); Stadion De Galgenwaard, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: The Billboard 200 xxx x x
USA: Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums xxx x x
USA: Billboard Top R&B Albums xxx x x
USA: Billboard Top Album Sales xxx x x
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


None at the time of release, although Witness 4 The Prosecution was streamed on Prince's Youtube channel and other streaming platforms on 25 June 2020, the day the set's release was officially announced, followed by I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version) in July.

See also


Sign O' The Times
(album)
Sign O' The Times Tour
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Sign O' The Times Deluxe is an elaborated remastered re-issue of Prince's ninth full-length studio album Sign O' The Times and the ninth posthumous album release overall.

In the 3CD version, the remastered original album is augmented with 1 CD with 13 b-sides, extended versions and edits from the Sign O' The Times era.

The more elaborate edition has fourth, fifth and sixth disc with 45 previously unreleased songs or versions from the Sign O' The Times era, a 2CD with the 20 June 1987 show in Utrecht, The Netherlands from the Sign O' The Times Tour as well as a 2 hour 15 minutes DVD release of the concert on 31 December 1987, Paisley Park Studios, New Years Eve show.


Sessions and compiling

See Sign O' The Times for details on recording of the sixteen original tracks.

Prince's estate started to work on Sign O' The Times Deluxe in 2019, following the release of 1999. The original album was remastered by Bernie Grundman, who also did the mastering of the initial release in 1987. Grundman also worked on the third disc, Promo mixes and B-Sides Remastered which contains all the edited versions, remixes and B-sides that were officially released on singles to promote the album in 1987. All other songs on the released have [the 2020 remaster] label as well, but are in fact first mastered by Grundman and released for the first time in 2020.

The fourth, fifth and sixth volumes of the CD-version, Vault Tracks I, Vault Tracks II and Vault Tracks III contain 29 previously unreleased songs (some in different versions) and eleven previously unreleased versions (alternate or initial takes) of songs recorded between May 1979 (the original version of I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man) and July 1987 (songs intended for a project with Bonnie Raitt) that didn't come to fruition. It should be noted that while from the right era, some of these songs were never considered for the Sign O' The Times album.

The Prince Estate intended to include the Sign O' The Times film on DVD in the Super Deluxe set, but the legal complications over the rights (which have passed between several companies since Prince sold them to Cineplex Odeon Films in 1987) prevented them from doing so.


Certifications

Certification for this Deluxe edition will be noted as if it were a new release and not linked to the certification of the original edition of Sign O' The Times.



Track listing
CD Vinyl

Disc 1: Original Album (2019 Paisley Park Remaster)

  1. Sign O' The Times (5:02)
  2. Play In The Sunshine (5:05)
  3. Housequake (4:34)
  4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (4:04)
  5. It (5:10)
  6. Starfish And Coffee (2:51) 1 
  7. Slow Love (4:18) 2 
  8. Hot Thing (5:39)
  9. Forever In My Life (3:38)


Disc 2: Sign O' The Times (2019 Paisley Park Remaster)

  1. U Got The Look (3:58)
  2. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)
  3. Strange Relationship (4:04)
  4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)
  5. The Cross (4:46)
  6. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (8:59) 3 
  7. Adore (6:29)


Disc 3: Promo mixes & B-sides

  1. Sign O' The Times (Edit) (3:42)
  2. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (3:21) 4 
  3. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive) (10:31) 4 
  4. If I Was Your Girlfriend (3:46)
  5. Shockadelica (3:30)
  6. Shockadelica (Extended Version) (6:12)
  7. U Got The Look (Long Look) (6:45)
  8. Housequake (Edit) (3:24)
  9. Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake) (7:15)
  10. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
  11. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
  12. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)
  13. Hot Thing (Dub Version) (6:53)


Disc 4: Vault Tracks part 1

  1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version) (3:12)
  2. Teacher, Teacher (1986 Version) (3:07)
  3. All My Dreams (7:23)
  4. Can I Play With U? (featuring Miles Davis) (6:29)
  5. Wonderful Day (Original Version) (3:47)
  6. Strange Relationship (Original Version) (6:41)
  7. Visions (2:18) 5 
  8. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (With Horns) (4:56)
  9. Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1) (3:59)
  10. Power Fantastic (Live In Studio) (7:18) 6 
  11. And That Says What? (1:50)
  12. Love And Sex (1986 Version) (4:11)
  13. A Place In Heaven (Prince Vocals) (2:57)
  14. Colors (1:01) 7 
  15. Crystal Ball (7″ Mix) (3:29)
  16. Big Tall Wall (Version 1) (5:58)
  17. Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A (2:33)
  18. In A Large Room With No Light (3:27)


Disc 5: Vault Tracks part 2

  1. Train (4:22)
  2. It Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings (2:21)
  3. Eggplant (Original Prince Vocal) (5:18)
  4. Everybody Want What They Don't Got (2:08)
  5. Blanche (5:36)
  6. Soul Psychodelicide (12:36)
  7. The Ball (4:22)
  8. Adonis And Bathsheba (5:27)
  9. Forever In My Life (Early Vocal Run-Through) (6:25)
  10. Crucial (Alternate Lyrics Version) (6:14)
  11. The Cocoa Boys (6:06)
  12. When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes (6:17)
  13. Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2) (5:03)
  14. It Be's Like That Sometimes (3:19)


Disc 6: Vault Tracks part 3

  1. Emotional Pump (4:59)
  2. Rebirth Of The Flesh (Original Outro) (5:28)
  3. Cosmic Day (5:39)
  4. Walkin' In Glory (5:14)
  5. Wally (4:45)
  6. I Need A Man (5:33)
  7. Promise 2 Be True (3:37)
  8. Jealous Girl (Version 2) (4:52)
  9. There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool (3:48)
  10. Big Tall Wall (Version 2) (5:46)
  11. A Place In Heaven (Lisa Vocals) (2:45)
  12. Wonderful Day (12" Mix) (7:34)
  13. Strange Relationship (7:07)


Disc 7: Live in Utrecht- June 20, 1987 part 1

  1. Intro / Sign O' The Times (Live In Utrecht) (5:36)
  2. Play In The Sunshine (Live In Utrecht) (4:36)
  3. Little Red Corvette (Live In Utrecht) (1:36)
  4. Housequake (Live In Utrecht) (4:52)
  5. Girls & Boys (Live In Utrecht) (4:16)
  6. Slow Love (Live In Utrecht) (5:05) 2 
  7. Take The "A" Train 8  / Pacemaker 9  / I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Live In Utrecht) (10:16)
  8. Hot Thing (Live In Utrecht) (6:15)
  9. Four (Includes Sheila E. Drum Solo) (Live In Utrecht) (6:11)


Disc 8: Live in Utrecht- June 20, 1987 part 2

  1. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Live In Utrecht) (5:17)
  2. Let's Go Crazy (Live In Utrecht) (6:10)
  3. When Doves Cry (Live In Utrecht) (2:46)
  4. Purple Rain (Live In Utrecht) (5:40)
  5. 1999 (Live In Utrecht) (5:54)
  6. Forever In My Life (Live In Utrecht) (13:12)
  7. Kiss (Live In Utrecht) (3:33)
  8. The Cross (Live In Utrecht) (7:44)
  9. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Live In Utrecht) (13:55) 3 


DVD: Live at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN 12/31/1987

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

The Super Deluxe edition contains 13 LPs and the DVD.

LP 1: Original Album (2020 Paisley Park Remaster)

  • Side 1 :
  1. Sign O' The Times (5:02)
  2. Play In The Sunshine (5:05)
  3. Housequake (4:34)
  4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (4:04)
  • Side 2 :
  1. It (5:10)
  2. Starfish And Coffee (2:51) 1 
  3. Slow Love (4:18) 2 
  4. Hot Thing (5:39)
  5. Forever In My Life (3:38)


LP 2: Sign O' The Times (2020 Paisley Park Remaster)

  • Side 1 :
  1. U Got The Look (3:58)
  2. If I Was Your Girlfriend (4:54)
  3. Strange Relationship (4:04)
  4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:31)
  • Side 2 :
  1. The Cross (4:46)
  2. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (8:59) 3 
  3. Adore (6:29)


LP 3: Promo mixes & B-sides

  • Side 1 :
  1. Sign O' The Times (Edit) (3:42)
  2. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (3:21) 4 
  3. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive) (10:31) 4 
  • Side 2 :
  1. If I Was Your Girlfriend (3:46)
  2. Shockadelica (3:30)
  3. Shockadelica (Extended Version) (6:12)
  4. U Got The Look (Long Look) (6:45)


LP 4: Promo mixes & B-sides

  • Side 1 :
  1. Housequake (Edit) (3:24)
  2. Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake) (7:15)
  3. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Fade) (3:39)
  4. Hot Thing (Edit) (3:40)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) (8:32)
  2. Hot Thing (Dub Version) (6:53)


LP 5: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (3:12)
  2. Teacher, Teacher (1986 Version) (3:07)
  3. All My Dreams (7:23)
  4. Can I Play With U? (featuring Miles Davis) (6:29)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Wonderful Day (Original Version) (3:47)
  2. Strange Relationship (Original Version) (6:41)
  3. Visions (2:18) 5 


LP 6: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (With Horns) (4:56)
  2. Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1) (3:59)
  3. Power Fantastic (Live In Studio Take 1) (7:18) 6 
  4. And That Says What? (1:50)
  5. Love And Sex (1986 Version) (4:11)
  • Side 2 :
  1. A Place In Heaven (Prince Vocals) (2:57)
  2. Colors (1:01) 7 
  3. Crystal Ball (7″ Mix) (3:29)
  4. Big Tall Wall (Version 1) (5:58)
  5. Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A (2:33)
  6. In A Large Room With No Light (3:27)


LP 7: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Train (4:22)
  2. It Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings (2:21)
  3. Eggplant (Prince Vocals) (5:18)
  4. Everybody Want What They Don't Got (2:08)
  5. Blanche (5:36)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Soul Psychodelicide (12:36)
  2. The Ball (4:22)
  3. Adonis & Bathsheba (5:27)


LP 8: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Forever In My Life (Early Vocals Version) (6:25)
  2. Crucial (Alternate Lyrics Version) (6:14)
  3. The Cocoa Boys (6:06)
  • Side 2 :
  1. When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes (6:17)
  2. Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2) (5:03)
  3. It Be's Like That Sometimes (3:19)


LP 9: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Emotional Pump (4:59)
  2. Rebirth Of The Flesh (Original Outro) (5:28)
  3. Cosmic Day (5:39)
  4. Walkin' In Glory (5:14)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Wally (4:45)
  2. I Need A Man (5:33)
  3. Promise 2 Be True (3:37)
  4. Jealous Girl (Version 2) (4:52)


LP 10: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool (3:48)
  2. Big Tall Wall (Version 2) (5:46)
  3. A Place In Heaven (Lisa Vocals) (2:45)
  4. Wonderful Day (12" Mix) (7:34)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Strange Relationship (7:07)


LP 11: Live in Utrecht- June 20, 1987

  • Side 1 :
  1. Intro/Sign O' The Times (Live In Utrecht) (5:36)
  2. Play In The Sunshine (Live In Utrecht) (4:36)
  3. Little Red Corvette (Live In Utrecht) (1:36)
  4. Housequake (Live In Utrecht) (4:52)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Girls And Boys (Live In Utrecht) (4:16)
  2. Slow Love (Live In Utrecht) (5:05) 2 
  3. Take The "A" Train 8  / Pacemaker 9  / I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Live In Utrecht) (10:16)


LP 12: Live in Utrecht- June 20, 1987

  • Side 1 :
  1. Hot Thing (Live In Utrecht) (6:15)
  2. Four (Live In Utrecht) (6:11)
  3. If I Was Your Girlfriend (Live In Utrecht) (5:17)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Let's Go Crazy (Live In Utrecht) (6:10)
  2. When Doves Cry (Live In Utrecht) (2:46)
  3. Purple Rain (Live In Utrecht) (5:40)
  4. 1999 (Live In Utrecht) (5:54)

LP 13: Live in Utrecht- June 20, 1987

  • Side 1 :
  1. Forever In My Life (Live In Utrecht) (13:12)
  2. Kiss (Live In Utrecht) (3:33)
  3. The Cross (Live In Utrecht) (7:44)
  • Side 2 :
  1. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Live In Utrecht) (13:55) 3 


DVD: Live at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN 12/31/1987

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

All songs written by Prince except where noted.

1  Lyrics written by Prince and Susannah Melvoin
2  Lyrics written by Prince and Carole Davis
3  Music written by Prince, Dr. Fink and Eric Leeds
4  Lyrics written by Prince and Sheena Easton
5  Written by Lisa Coleman
6  Music written by Prince, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
7  Written by Wendy Melvoin
8  Written by Billy Strayhorn
9  Written by Eric Leeds
10  Written by Don Convay



Personnel
Musicians


Live at Stadion de Galgenwaard, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 6/20/1987 and Live at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN 12/31/1987 (DVD)


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References
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