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Prince – Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition

September 25, 2020

I am just beginning to sample this massive release via Tidal (streaming service – appears to be available on all services) and it is amazing. Granted Sign O’ The Times is one of my favorite Prince albums – so I come to this as a receptive vessel.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Jon Bream, who has followed and written about Prince’s career since day one, has a great review/article on the reissue. See link here.

I will be hard pressed to justify $300 for the vinyl edition, but it is sure tempting given the quality of material here.

Prince has always been known as a prolific artist and this super deluxe reissue of his 1987 classic Sign O’ The Times is evidence of that prolificity. It includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased material. The collection captures the scope of the Prince’s boundless genius: funk, jazz, gospel, rock, new wave, pop, singer songwriter pop symphonies – it goes on and on. The new material, is at its worst, intriguing experiments, most of it is good and there are some absolute gems. This is what bonus reissues are supposed to be: a true treasure chest.

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