The announcement fans have been longing for, that Prince’s best album be remastered and given the Super Deluxe Edition treatment, has finally arrived. Containing a whopping 92 tracks, 63 of which never previously released, The Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition is confirmed for release by Warner Brothers on 25 September, 2020.

The set will be available both in CD as an 8-disk set, and 13 LPs on peach coloured vinyl. Both also contain a DVD (full confirmed tracklisting below) and an accompanying 120-page hardback book containing unseen original lyric notes, plus photos by Jeff Katz. Liner notes are written by Dave Chappelle, Lenny Kravitz, and Prince’s then sound engineer Susan Rogers. What’s in it? Disks 1 and 2 comprise the remastered iconic double album. Disk 3 the studio mixes and radio edits, in keeping with The Estate’s previous Deluxe Edition releases. But the disks of real interest to fans are numbers 4, 5 and 6, holding a staggering 45 previously unreleased vault tracks from the era, which now put the entirety of the aborted Dream Factory, Camille and Crystal Ball projects into the public domain, plus Can I Play With U? – Prince’s only studio work with the legendary Miles Davis. Disks 7 and 8 are a soundboard recording of a show performed at the Stadion De Galgenwaard in Utrecht on 20 June 1987, from the Sign O’ The Times Tour.

The DVD captures Prince’s performance, a benefit show and final show of the tour, filmed at Paisley Park on New Year’s Eve 1987. To mark the announcement of the set’s upcoming release the track Witness 4 The Prosecution was released as a single, available on streaming major streaming platforms from 25 June. The set is priced at $160, but there will likely be no shortage of fans desperate to get hold of this stunning collection of a remastering of Prince’s greatest album and studio and horde of studio live recordings deservedly unvaulted.

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition

Disk 1: 2020 Remaster, Part 1

  1. Sign O’ The Times
  2. Play In The Sunshine
  3. Housequake
  4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
  5. It
  6. Starfish And Coffee
  7. Slow Love
  8. Hot Thing
  9. Forever In My Life

Disk 2: 2020 Remaster, Part 2

  1. U Got The Look
  2. If I Was Your Girlfriend
  3. Strange Relationship
  4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  5. The Cross
  6. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
  7. Adore

Disk 3: Promo Mixes & B-Sides Remastered

  1. Sign O’ The Times [Edit]
  2. La, La, La, He, He, Hee [Edit]
  3. La, La, La, He, He, Hee [Highly Explosive]
  4. If I Was Your Girlfriend [Edit]
  5. Shockadelica
  6. Shockadelica [12″ Long Version]
  7. U Got the Look [Long Look]
  8. Housequake [Edit]
  9. Housequake [7 Minutes MoQuake]
  10. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man [Fade]
  11. Hot Thing [Edit]
  12. Hot Thing [Extended Remix]
  13. Hot Thing [Dub Version]

Disk 4: Vault Tracks, Part 1

  1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man [1979 Version]
  2. Teacher, Teacher [1985 Version]
  3. All My Dreams
  4. Can I Play With U? [feat. Miles Davis]
  5. Wonderful Day
  6. Strange Relationship
  7. Visions
  8. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker [With Horns]
  9. Witness 4 The Prosecution [Version 1]
  10. Power Fantastic [Live in Studio]
  11. And That Says What?
  12. Love And Sex
  13. A Place In Heaven
  14. Colors
  15. Crystal Ball [7″ Mix]
  16. Big Tall Wall [Version 1]
  17. Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A
  18. In A Large Room With No Light

Disk 5: Vault Tracks, Part 2

  1. Train
  2. It Ain’t Over ‘Til The Fat Lady Sings
  3. Eggplant
  4. Everybody Want What They Don’t Got
  5. Blanche
  6. Soul Psychodelicide
  7. The Ball
  8. Adonis And Bathsheba
  9. Forever In My Life [Early Vocal Run-Through]
  10. Crucial [Alternate Lyrics]
  11. The Cocoa Boys
  12. When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes
  13. Witness 4 The Prosecution [Version 2]
  14. It Be’s Like That Sometimes

Disk 6: Vault Tracks, Part 3

  1. Emotional Pump
  2. Rebirth Of The Flesh
  3. Cosmic Day
  4. Walkin’ In Glory
  5. Wally
  6. I Need A Man
  7. Promise To Be True
  8. Jealous Girl
  9. There’s Something I Like About Being Your Fool
  10. Big Tall Wall [Version 2]
  11. A Place In Heaven [sung by Lisa]
  12. Wonderful Day [12″ Mix]
  13. Strange Relationship [Shep Pettibone Club Mix]

Disk 7: Live in Utrecht, Part 1

  1. Intro/Sign O’ The Times
  2. Play In The Sunshine
  3. Little Red Corvette
  4. Housequake
  5. Girls & Boys
  6. Slow Love
  7. Take The “A” Train / Pacemaker / I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  8. Hot Thing
  9. Four [Sheila E. drum solo]

Disk 8: Live in Utrecht, Part 2

  1. If I Was Your Girlfriend
  2. Let’s Go Crazy
  3. When Doves Cry
  4. Purple Rain
  5. 1999
  6. Forever In My Life
  7. Kiss
  8. The Cross
  9. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

DVD: Live at Paisley Park – 31 December 1987

  1. Sign O’ The Times
  2. Play In The Sunshine
  3. Little Red Corvette
  4. Erotic City
  5. Housequake
  6. Slow Love
  7. Do Me, Baby
  8. Adore
  9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  10. What’s Your Name Jam
  11. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  12. Delirious
  13. Jack U Off
  14. Drum Solo
  15. Twelve
  16. Hot Thing
  17. If I Was Your Girlfriend
  18. Let’s Go Crazy
  19. When Doves Cry
  20. Purple Rain
  21. 1999
  22. U Got The Look
Goldies Parade

Goldies Parade is a lifelong Prince fan who founded this website in 1998 to serve the fan community with a resource for Prince news, releases and tour info, and to curate the extensive discography of this much copied but unequalled music icon.

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