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Prince - Sign "O" The Times flac album

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Performer: Prince
Title: Sign "O" The Times
Country: US
Released: 1987
Style: Synth-pop, Ballad, Funk, Contemporary R&B
Category: Electronic / Funk, Soul / Pop
Rating: 4.9 ✦
Other format: MP4 MOD FLAC ADX MIDI DMF MP2

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

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 mess with your mind Hurry before it's too late Let's fall in love, get married, have a baby We'll call him Nate. if it's a boy. Time, time. About Sign O’ the Times. This hit became the key theme and title track of Prince’s 1987 album, following many unreleased and dismissed projects under different concepts. Here, he expresses his depressed view of the chaotic, frenzied present world – In a funky tune

One theory for Prince’s invincibility in the ‘80s and relative fallibility in subsequent decades is that after becoming a star, he needed the Revolution to keep him in check. That notion is complicated by his masterpiece Sign O’ the Times, his first album after dismantling that backing band in October 1986. Released 30 years ago today (March 31, 1987), Sign O’ the Times was born from Crystal Ball, a proposed triple album that Warner Bros. refused to put out. That aborted set was itself composed of songs from two other scrapped projects

In its own roundabout way, Sign 'O' the Times is the sound of the late '80s - it's the sound of the good times collapsing and how all that doubt and fear can be ignored if you just dance those problems away. Track Listing - Disc 1. Title/Composer.

THE GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM OF THE YEAR The "Sign O The Times" album represented the pinnacle of Prince's career, with its blend of songs and music styles. On its original (cinematic and video) release this film was more or less declared to be the "Greatest Concert Film" ever made. Prince and his 1987 entourage whiz, slide, jump and bounce around the stage during the collection of 14 classic songs

Album: Sign O' The Times. 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.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 Sign "O" The Times 5:02
1-2 Play In The Sunshine
Backing Vocals – Susannah
5:05
1-3 Housequake
Lead Vocals – Camille Voice [Party Voice] – Brad M.*, Coke J.*, Gilbert D.*, Mike S.*, Susan R.*, The Penguin , Todd H.*
4:38
1-4 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 4:04
1-5 It 5:10
1-6 Starfish And Coffee
Backing Vocals, Lyrics By [Lyrics Co-written By] – SusannahLyrics By – Prince
2:51
1-7 Slow Love
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Claire Fischer*Backing Vocals – Lisa*, Wendy*Guitar – Wendy*Lyrics By – PrinceLyrics By [Lyrics Co-written By] – Carol Davis*
4:18
1-8 Hot Thing 5:39
1-9 Forever In My Life 3:38
2-1 U Got The Look
Drums, Percussion – Sheila E.Vocals – Camille , Sheena Easton
3:58
2-2 If I Was Your Girlfriend
Lead Vocals – Camille
4:54
2-3 Strange Relationship
Lead Vocals – Camille Sitar, Flute [Wooden Flute] – Lisa*Tambourine, Congas – Wendy*
4:04
2-4 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 6:31
2-5 The Cross 4:46
2-6 It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Backing Vocals – Greg Brooks, Jerome Benton, Wally SaffordLead Guitar – Mico WeaverLead Vocals [Co-lead Voice] – Jill Jones, SusannahMusic By – PrinceMusic By [Music Co-written By] – Dr. Fink, Eric LeedsPercussion, Rap [Transmississippirap] – Sheila E.Performer [Recorded Live In Paris By] – Prince & The Revolution*
8:59
2-7 Adore 6:29

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Paisley Park Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Recorded At – Paisley Park Studios
  • Recorded At – Sunset Sound
  • Recorded At – Dierks Studio Mobile Trucks
  • Mixed At – Paisley Park Studios
  • Mixed At – Sunset Sound
  • Mixed At – Dierks Studio Mobile Trucks
  • Glass Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Published By – Controversy Music

Credits

  • Art Direction – Laura LiPuma
  • Engineer – Coke Johnson, Prince, Susan Rogers
  • Lyrics By – Prince (tracks: 1-1 to 1-5, 1-8 to 2-7)
  • Mastered By [Originally Mastered By] – Bernie Grundman
  • Music By – Prince (tracks: 1-1 to 2-5, 2-7)
  • Photography By [Cover & Innersleeve Photos By] – Jeff Katz
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince
  • Saxophone – Eric Leeds
  • Trumpet – Atlanta Bliss

Notes

Sign "☮" The Times

Paisley Park, manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company
© 1987 Paisley Park Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the US.
Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf·Pressé en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.
A Warner Communications Company

Similar versions (same Cat # and GEMA/BIEM) but DIFFERENT CD PRINTING OF CAT #. It is printed through the black band at the bottom of the CD:Prince - Sign "O" The Times, Prince - Sign "O" The Times and Prince - Sign "O" The Times.
This version has the Cat # printed ABOVE the black band at the bottom of the CD.

Printed in USA
Slim Double Jewel Case / one booklet / 1 back tray insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 75992 55772
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 925 577-2 SRC-06
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 925 577-2/2 SRC-01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987
9 25577-4, 4-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(Cass, Album, AR) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-4, 4-25577 US 1987
25577-1 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records 25577-1 US 2016
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album, ARC) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987
925 577-2 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xCD, Album, 2 J) Paisley Park 925 577-2 Germany 1987

Tracklist

A1 Sign "O" The Times 4:56
A2 Play In The Sunshine 5:02
A3 Housequake 4:41
A4 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 4:01
B1 It 5:10
B2 Starfish And Coffee 2:50
B3 Slow Love 4:22
B4 Hot Thing 5:39
B5 Forever In My Life 3:29
C1 U Got The Look 3:47
C2 If I Was Your Girlfriend 4:49
C3 Strange Relationship 4:01
C4 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 6:27
D1 The Cross 4:45
D2 It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night 9:01
D3 Adore 6:29

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – BMG Ariola Discos Ltda.
  • Distributed By – BMG Ariola Discos Ltda.
  • Licensed From – WEA Discos Ltda.

Notes

Released in single sleeve cardboard cover, containing two printed inner sleeves w/ pics, words and credits.

Some copies may have a (promo) gold stamp on the back cover:
"ESPECIAL PARA PROMOÇÃO INVENDÁVEL. AMOSTRA GRÁTIS TRIBUTADA" (it means that some copies were destinated for promotion and broadcasting for free).

675.0003 on sleeve (front, spine, inner sleeves) and labels.
36.224·25 on sleeve (rear, spine, inner sleeve).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Stamped): RCA 675.0003_A 1S A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Stamped): RCA 675.0003_B 1S A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side C, Stamped): RCA 675.0003_C 1S A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side D, Stamped): RCA 675.0003_D 1S A1
  • Other (Rear sleeve): 759925577-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987
9 25577-4, 4-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(Cass, Album, AR) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-4, 4-25577 US 1987
25577-1 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records 25577-1 US 2016
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album, ARC) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987
925 577-2 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xCD, Album, 2 J) Paisley Park 925 577-2 Germany 1987

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sign "O" The Times 5:02
A2 Play In The Sunshine 5:05
A3 Housequake 4:38
A4 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 4:04
B1 It 5:10
B2 Starfish And Coffee 2:51
B3 Slow Love 4:18
B4 Hot Thing 5:39
B5 Forever In My Life 3:38
C1 U Got The Look
Vocals – Sheena Easton
3:58
C2 If I Was Your Girlfriend 4:54
C3 Strange Relationship 4:04
C4 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man 6:31
D1 The Cross 4:46
D2 It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night 8:59
D3 Adore 6:29

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – WEA Records, S.A.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Discos CBS, S.A., Madrid
  • Distributed By – Discos CBS, S.A., Madrid
  • Printed By – Indugraf Madrid, S.A.
  • Published By – Controversy Music

Credits

  • Arranged By – Prince
  • Art Direction – Laura LiPuma
  • Engineer – Coke Johnson, Prince, Susan Rogers
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Photography By – Jeff Katz
  • Producer – Prince
  • Saxophone – Eric Leeds
  • Trumpet – Atlanta Bliss
  • Written-By – Carole Davis (tracks: B3), Dr. Fink (tracks: D2), Eric Leeds (tracks: D2), Prince, Susannah (tracks: B2)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SGAE
  • Depósito Legal (Record 1): M-6882-1987
  • Depósito Legal (Record 2): M-6883-1987

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987
9 25577-4, 4-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(Cass, Album, AR) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-4, 4-25577 US 1987
25577-1 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records 25577-1 US 2016
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xLP, Album, ARC) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987
925 577-2 Prince Sign "O" The Times ‎(2xCD, Album, 2 J) Paisley Park 925 577-2 Germany 1987