Remastered 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Remastered 2LP: Amazon U.S. (TBD) / Amazon U.K. (TBD) / Amazon Canada (TBD)
Expanded 3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Expanded 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Deluxe 8CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Deluxe 13LP/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Prince’s 1987 masterpiece Sign “O” The Times will be remastered and reissued by Warner Records on September 25, kicking off 2020’s box set season with considerable style. It’ll be available in multiple formats: newly remastered double CD or double vinyl, a 3CD or 4LP set that includes all the original B-sides and single mixes, and a massive 8CD/DVD or 13LP/DVD super deluxe box that adds hours of unreleased, often mythic outtakes – some never available as bootlegs – and audiovisual concert material from one of Prince’s most ambitious years. It’s all packed in a deluxe box sporting an outtake from the album cover sessions by Jeff Katz, and will feature a 120-page hardcover book featuring unpublished photos and lyric sheets plus new liner notes and essays by Dave Chappelle (speaking with photographer Mathieu Bitton); Lenny Kravitz; engineer Susan Rogers; Daphne A. Brooks; William R. Kenan, Jr., professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University; author/Official Prince Podcast host Andrea Swensson; and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl (author of a comprehensive book on the Purple Rain sessions, with a volume on Sign “O” The Times slated for publication next year). Newly remastered 2CD and 2LP sets (on peach and black vinyl) will also release the same day. Whew!