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Prince - Sign "O" The Times mp3 album

  • Performer: Prince
  • Title: Sign "O" The Times
  • Genre: Rock / Funk / Pop
  • Formats: DTS WAV ASF MP3 MPC AC3 MP4
  • Released: 1987
  • Style: Minneapolis Sound, Funk, Pop Rock
  • MP3 album: 1244 mb
  • FLAC album: 1360 mb
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Prince - Sign "O" The Times mp3 album

Sign o' the Times is the ninth studio album by American singer, songwriter, producer, and t Prince. It was first released as a double album on March 30, 1987, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. The album is the follow-up to Parade (1986) and is Prince's first album following his disbanding of the Revolution

Sign o' the Times (styled Sign "☮" the Times) is a 1987 American concert film written and directed by Prince. However, the United States remained resistant to his latest album, and sales began to drop; it was at this point that Prince decided to film a live concert promoting the new material, for eventual distribution to theaters in America.

Prince wanted Sign O' The Times to be a triple album called "The Crystal Ball," but in a rare rebuke, his record company refused, and instead it was pared down to a double album. This was one of the first significant conflicts between Prince and Warner Bros. Records; over the next few years Prince grew to resent the label, which was restricting his output. This led to his name change and public appearances with the word "slave" written on his face. The B-side was "La La La He He He," which appears only on the collection The Hits/The B-Sides

Sign o’ the Times is difficult to grapple with because there’s so much going on in each track. The up-tempo Play in the Sunshine drops in jazz fusion riffs and choral voices just when you think its winding down. The Cross starts as a mournful song of devotion to Christ with acoustic guitar and sitar before exploding into a huge rock anthem with military drums and fuzz guitar. Because Prince played and recorded the album using now-vintage late ’80s technology there are moments when certain sounds, particularly the drums, are clearly of their era. But these sonic distractions don’t last as the scope of the songs, the musicianship, and overall arrangements are just too glorious to nitpick. Sign o’ the Times is a double album made with a restlessness that never allows it to settle into complacency or formula. It’s a soundtrack to a highly charged and specific period, for both Prince and his listeners.

It was released worldwide in March 1987. Eight of the album's seventeen tracks were included on various configurations of the Dream Factory album, planned as the fourth album by Prince and the Revolution. When the Revolution was disbanded in October 1986, Prince reworked the album

While the music overflows with generous spirit, these are among the most cryptic, insular songs he's ever written.

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Tracklist

A1 Logos
A2 Sign "O" The Times
A3 Play In The Sunshine
A4 Little Red Corvette
A5 Housequake
A6 Slow Love
A7 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
A8 Hot Thing
A9 Now's The Time
B1 U Got The Look
B2 If I Was Your Girlfriend
B3 Forever In My Life
B4 It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
B5 The Cross
B6 Sign "O" The Times (Instrumental)

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cineplex Odeon Films Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Cineplex Odeon Films Inc.

Notes

Running time: 85 minutes

On the Artwork appear some quotes from numerous UK newspapers & magazines
[those are absent on: Sign "O" The Times]

The final performance (The Cross) segues into a instrumental studio version of 'Sign "O" the times' which is the background music during the end credits roll - it's not printed on the tracklist which list it as "End Credits / Lovesexy"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 44008 16161 5
  • Barcode: 044008161615
  • Price Code: PY 714

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
80797 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(VHS, NTSC) MCA Home Video 80797 US 1988
927 525-1, Bizarre Prince A Love Bizarre ‎(2x12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Paisley Park , Prise 927 525-1, Bizarre UK 1989
501030 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(DVD-V, Multichannel, PAL, Dol) Alliance Atlantis 501030 Netherlands 2006
7952288 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(DVD, RM, PAL) Network 7952288 UK 2005
9849124 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(DVD-V, RE, RM, PAL) Alliance Atlantis, Barclay 9849124 France Unknown


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