Sign O' The Times

Warner Brothers
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16 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sign o' the Times 4:56 28,545
1 U Got The Look 3:47 102,278
2 Play in the Sunshine 5:05 36,483
2 If I Was Your Girlfriend 3:46 62,964
3 Strange Relationship 3:40 31,851
3 Housequake 4:42 39,089
4 The Ballad of Dorothy Parker 4:02 33,973
4 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man 3:22 73,026
5 It 5:10 32,069
5 The Cross 4:45 28,498
6 Starfish and Coffee 1:10 42,300
6 It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night 9:01 20,866
7 Adore 6:31 55,397
7 Slow Love 4:22 33,742
8 Hot Thing 5:40 33,480
9 Forever in My Life 3:30 33,791

About this album

Sign “☮” the Times (or Sign O’ The Times) is an album by Prince, released on March 31, 1987, on the Paisley Park records label. It’s the follow up to Parade, and Prince’s first “solo” album since splitting with The Revolution; the symbol between the quotes is a peace sign. The double album was a synthesis of three projects from 1986, including some work with The Revolution. The bulk of the tracks originate from the final Revolution project known as Dream Factory and a later solo project called Camille. These projects, along with some other songs merged into a 22-track, 3-LP opus called Crystal Ball. Prince’s record company, Warner Bros. Records, balked at the idea of a 3-LP album, considering the lukewarm performance of Parade, and Prince’s second movie, Under the Cherry Moon, and forced Prince to trim the album down.

The result was Sign O’ The Times, which quickly became widely regarded as Prince’s magnum opus amongst fans and critics alike. In 1989, Time Out Magazine ranked it greatest album of all time. It was 16th in the New Musical Express list All Time Top 100 Albums and 3rd in Hot Press Magazine’s list The 100 Best Albums of All Time. Rolling Stone ranked it number #93 on their list of greatest albums of all time. The album placed 8th on Nieuwe Revu’s Top 100 Albums of All Time. Time Magazine placed Sign O’ The Times as the greatest album of ’80s, and 29th greatest album of all time.

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  • thesoulution28

    All I've been listening to <3

    13 Mar 1:08am Reply
  • catlover37

    Those songs are in the wrong order,stupid.

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    probably the best pop album of the late '80s

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • prime1128

    @l8yBejbi, you are a badass.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
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    31 May 2011 Reply
  • L8yBejbi

    i've been listening to sott like a few days back. there was a whole lotta things going on, i saw sounds, crouching under my piano & right against the truntable unit, felt a dozen times more authentic than a pinch on my thigh. if any of y'all ever wanted to know it's circa 56% pastel colored, 31% metallic with those smooth little metallic, hook & eye touched up, ornamental moldings flowing around it's entirety. as for the rest, it's pretty much as if a basic colors palette would get seemlessly attached to the chandelier, yes, both the floor & the ceiling, although the bit is going down in circles. red, yellow & blue would show up every now & then. you know them pin frames one puts their palm on & leaves a bounce [?] when zoomed-up, it's them, that make it all visible. the frames, that is. each & every one with it's core... vibrating.

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • trickly

    Sign “☮” the Times, if I may. The best of Prince, as well as one of the greatest in the history. It's the perfect resume of his brilliant carrer, both artisticly and as a producent.

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • android1985

    totally addicted to this atm

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    they just released a reworked version called Sign O the Times 2009....

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Origamihirn

    genius stuff, get it on vinyl if you can, awesome!!

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • LifePaintedArt

    61,006 plays (11,085 listeners) Lulz. People, wake up!

    14 Oct 2008 Reply
  • damienpriley

    Me too!

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • NevermindAlex

    Yeah it needs to get re-mastered, it sounds a bit too quiet on CD. Glad I have the vinyl.

    25 Sep 2008 Reply
  • damienpriley

    When is this gunna get remastered!!??

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • myprettymouth

    my favourite prince album!

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • young_wives

    the second best album ever

    22 Mar 2008 Reply
  • NevermindAlex

    My favorite album of all time.

    29 Jan 2008 Reply
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