Prince ‎– Sign "O" The Times

Paisley Park ‎– 9 20648-0 A, Paisley Park ‎– 0-20648
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single

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A Sign "O" The Times (LP Version) 4:57
B La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive)
Lyrics By [Co-Written] – Sheena Easton

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  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince


Black printed text on on labels

Not to be confused with
Prince - Sign "O" The Times (red printed text on labels)

Original version of 'Sign "☮" The Times' on the 4th-coming double album Sign "☮" The Times.
Available on the Paisley Park LP, cassette and compact disc (1/4/2-25577)

Paisley Park Records, manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., A Warner Communications Company. © 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Made in U.S.A.

Side A: Controversy Music ASCAP
Side B: Controversy Music ASCAP/Sticky Black Publishing BMI

The catalog number appear as follows:
9 20648-0 A (spine)
0-20648 (labels)

Sign "O" the times is printed as: Sign "☮" The Times

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-20648-0
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
W 8399 T, 9 20648-0 Prince Sign "O" The Times(12") Paisley Park, Paisley Park W 8399 T, 9 20648-0 UK 1987 Sell This Version
920648-0 Prince Sign "O" The Times(12", Maxi) Paisley Park 920648-0 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
7-28399 Prince Sign "O" The Times(7", Single, Promo) Paisley Park 7-28399 US 1987 Sell This Version
920 648-0 Prince Sign "O" The Times(12", Single) Paisley Park 920 648-0 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
W8399, 928399-7 Prince Sign "O" The Times(7") Paisley Park, Paisley Park W8399, 928399-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version


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November 11, 2016
Text needs to be edited! It says:
"Not to be confused with
Prince - Sign "O" The Times (black printed text on labels)" SHOULD BE: .. (RED printed text on labels)"


September 23, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

I can remember first hearing this in the middle of a House set at the Hacienda and Graeme Park just stopped the music and played 'Sign of The Times' and I was spellbounded. An incredibly beautiful and poignant piece of Black Soul music that is also brilliantly funky in it's inimitable style. You can't dance to this but you don't need to. You are just mesmerised by it's sheer beauty. Prince's finest moment as far as I'm concerned.