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Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
from the album
Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 25 September 2020 - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Blanche is a song recorded by Prince on 15 July 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (at the end of the one-day session that produced Sign O’ The Times). While sessions in July concentrated on material for the aborted Dream Factory, the track is not known to have been placed on any configuration of that album, or any other project.

The lyrics mention “a girl named Blanche and a dude named Stanley”, incidentally both characters from A Streetcar Named Desire, just like Stella in Stella And Charles, a song Prince created in May 1985.

The song was released in September 2020 as the fifth track of Vault Tracks part 2, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 July 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocal and instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Blanche 5:36 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio

Additional Information

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