Out Now: Massive Deluxe Edition Reissue of Prince’s 1987 Album ‘Sign O’ The Times’ (Stream/Buy)


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After months of anticipation, it’s here: The Prince Estate‘s lavish Deluxe Edition re-release of Prince’s 1987 album Sign O’ The Times.

The collection, officially released on Friday, packs in a wealth of previously unreleased material from the Prince recording vaults, and has been made available to stream via digital platforms as well as in a variety of different physical editions — all of which are available at our Rock Cellar Store:

2-CD (Click here to purchase from our Rock Cellar Store)
Deluxe 3-CD (Click here to purchase)
Super Deluxe Edition 8CD+1DVD (Click here to purchase)
Super Deluxe 13LP+DVD (Click here to purchase)
2-LP Edition (Click here to purchase)
4-LP Deluxe (Click here to purchase)

Here’s a glimpse inside the Super Deluxe CD edition, via our Rock Cellar Store:

The Super Deluxe Edition set also features a 120-page hardcover book containing Prince’s previously unseen handwritten lyrics for many of the songs from the era, including the hits “U Got The Look,” “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man,” and “Hot Thing,” iconic unseen images from the era taken by Prince’s primary photographer in the mid-1980s to early 90s, Jeff Katz, plus images of archive assets including original analog tape reels and studio tracking sheets.

The Super Deluxe Edition book is completed with brand-new liner notes by Prince’s creative peers and friends Dave Chappelle (in conversation with photographer Mathieu Bitton) and Lenny Kravitz; Prince’s longtime engineer Susan Rogers; Daphne A. Brooks, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University; Minneapolis radio host and author Andrea Swensson, host of the Official Prince Podcast; and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl.

The Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition shines a forensic light on the creative output of this truly unique musician, songwriter, producer, and performer at a pivotal point in his career and demonstrates why his unsurpassed body of work continues to generate so much love and passion around the world.

The set was previewed in recent weeks with a handful of demo recordings and alternate studio takes of songs from the album sessions, but now it’s all here, together, as one massive release.

Stream the Sign O’ The Times set below, via Spotify:


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