Sign o' the Times is the ninth studio album by American singer, songwriter, producer, and t Prince. It was first released as a double album on March 30, 1987, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. The album is the follow-up to Parade (1986) and is Prince's first album following his disbanding of the Revolution
Prince wanted Sign O' The Times to be a triple album called "The Crystal Ball," but in a rare rebuke, his record company refused, and instead it was pared down to a double album. This was one of the first significant conflicts between Prince and Warner Bros. Records; over the next few years Prince grew to resent the label, which was restricting his output. This led to his name change and public appearances with the word "slave" written on his face. The B-side was "La La La He He He," which appears only on the collection The Hits/The B-Sides
Sign o’ the Times is difficult to grapple with because there’s so much going on in each track. The up-tempo Play in the Sunshine drops in jazz fusion riffs and choral voices just when you think its winding down. The Cross starts as a mournful song of devotion to Christ with acoustic guitar and sitar before exploding into a huge rock anthem with military drums and fuzz guitar. Because Prince played and recorded the album using now-vintage late ’80s technology there are moments when certain sounds, particularly the drums, are clearly of their era. But these sonic distractions don’t last as the scope of the songs, the musicianship, and overall arrangements are just too glorious to nitpick. Sign o’ the Times is a double album made with a restlessness that never allows it to settle into complacency or formula. It’s a soundtrack to a highly charged and specific period, for both Prince and his listeners.
In its own roundabout way, Sign 'O' the Times is the sound of the late '80s - it's the sound of the good times collapsing and how all that doubt and fear can be ignored if you just dance those problems away. Track Listing - Disc 1. Title/Composer.
Sign o' the Times (styled Sign "☮" the Times) is a 1987 American concert film written and directed by Prince. However, the United States remained resistant to his latest album, and sales began to drop; it was at this point that Prince decided to film a live concert promoting the new material, for eventual distribution to theaters in America.
Sign O the Times mess with your mind Hurry before it's too late Let's fall in love, get married, have a baby We'll call him Nate. if it's a boy. Time, time. About Sign O’ the Times. This hit became the key theme and title track of Prince’s 1987 album, following many unreleased and dismissed projects under different concepts. Here, he expresses his depressed view of the chaotic, frenzied present world – In a funky tune
Tracklist: 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, 10. U Got The Look, 11. If I Was Your Girlfriend, 12. Strange Relationship, 13. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, 14. The Cross, 15. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night, 16. Adore. 1. Sign O The Times. 2. Play In The Sunshine. 4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker. 5. It. 6. Starfish And Coffee.