Prince ‎– Sign "O" The Times

Paisley Park ‎– 9 25577-1, Paisley Park ‎– 1-25577
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Sign "O" The Times 5:02
A2 Play In The Sunshine
Voice [Background Voice] – Susannah
A3 Housequake
Lead Vocals – Camille (3)Voice [Party Voice] – Brad M.*, Coke J.*, Gilbert D.*, Mike S.*, Susan R.*, The Penguin (3), Todd H.*
A4 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 4:04
B1 It 5:10
B2 Starfish And Coffee
Voice [Background Voice], Lyrics By [Lyrics Co-written By] – Susannah
B3 Slow Love
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Claire Fischer*Guitar, Voice [Backing Voice] – Wendy*Lyrics By [Lyrics Co-written By] – Carol Davis*Voice [Backing Voice] – Lisa*
B4 Hot Thing 5:39
B5 Forever In My Life 3:38
C1 U Got The Look
Drums, Percussion – Sheila E.Vocals – Camille (3), Sheena Easton
C2 If I Was Your Girlfriend
Lead Vocals – Camille (3)
C3 Strange Relationship
Lead Vocals – Camille (3)Sitar, Flute [Wooden Flute] – Lisa*Tambourine, Congas – Wendy*
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
Lead Guitar – Mico WeaverMusic By [Music Co-written By] – Dr. Fink, Eric LeedsPercussion, Rap [Transmississippirap] – Sheila E.Performer [Recorded Live In Paris By] – Prince And The RevolutionVoice [Backing Voice] – Greg Brooks, Jerome Benton, Wally SaffordVoice [Co-lead Voice] – Jill Jones, Susannah
D3 Adore 6:29

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Heart shaped title sticker on shrink, postcard for "The New Breed" fan club and two dust sleeves with photos, detailed credits and lyrics

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Heart shaped sticker on shrink, text): 0 7599-2577-1
  • Barcode (Sleeve): none
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand etched): 1-25577-A-SR6 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand etched): 1-255 6̶̷̲̅8̶̷̲̅ 77-B-SR6 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, hand etched): 1-25577-C-SR4 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, hand etched): 1-25577-D-SR4 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (All Sides, Stamped [Big S with R and C inside)): SRC

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 25577-4, 4-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times(Cass, Album, AR) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-4, 4-25577 US 1987 Sell This Version
25577-1 Prince Sign "O" The Times(2xLP, Album, RE) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records 25577-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
9 25577-1, 1-25577 Prince Sign "O" The Times(2xLP, Album, ARC) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25577-1, 1-25577 US 1987 Sell This Version
925 577-2 Prince Sign "O" The Times(2xCD, Album, 2 J) Paisley Park 925 577-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
675.0003, 36.224·25 Prince Sign "O" The Times(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 675.0003, 36.224·25 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version


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January 11, 2015
Yes, I know, Purple Rain will go down in history as Prince's best selling album, but let's be honest here, " Sign 'O' The Times" is his best period! Why? Maybe he was going through an identity crisis (aka, the Camille charater), maybe he was almost already fed up with the music biz, or maybe he just was tired of people trying to sound like him. Who knows! But it sure brought out the best music he ever produced!!! After this he never made a fully complete album, and after you listen to this you will understand why! There is no need for an overview at all, this a Prince Classic period!!!!!!!


October 2, 2014
my copy has "R-261991" on the bottom left hand corner on the backside, can anyone tell me what that is.


March 20, 2003

Prince's finest ! everything is in the right place and happens at the right time -' it's June (1987) a little disease with a big name' ("Sign Of The Times").From"Starfish and Coffee" , "Ballad of Dorothy Parker" to 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' we#ll find the best songs, probably ever written in some way or another , at least from this genious of a musician .