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A Return To Glory

Sign 'O' The Times, in many peoples opinion, saw Prince return to what he's best at after changing direction with his previsou two albums - Rock and Roll. And you certainly get that in this album, I Could Never Take The Place of Your man and Sign 'O' the Times are absolute classics in that genre. But Prince also shows that he has so much more diversity as a musician, wowing us with falsetto ballads like If I Was Your Girlfriend and Adore and then turning 180 degrees and grinding out obscure but fascinating songs like Hot Thing and Strange Relationship. This album is one of those that everyone should own a copy of. Every emotion in 16 songs.

messy but masterful...only prince

chaotic, disorientating, confusing...just a few words used to decribe Sign o the times. Negative words? no way. This album, if its possible, shows us what Prince is all about: funk, irrepressable rythm, beat, superb lyricism and most of all, that dirty pop that makes him so very different from the cleaner cut artists out there. Sign o the times may not have a 'kiss' or 'little red corvette', but the depth and levels of emotion and understanding in this work makes it his best artistic and creative piece, if not most commercially sucessful. Now this isnt an album that is easy to listen to, you have to listen hard to those lyrics and those little spots of music that seep in and out of these tracks. However for the effort, you will feel greatly rewarded. Highly reccomended for MUSIC lovers.


I was 17 when this came out, and as with all Prince albums of the mid to late 80's, I bought it 5 minutes after the record shop doors opened on the day of its release. I know each of the 16 tracks backwards, forwards, upside down even, but never ever get bored. How could I? The word ecclectic was made for this album. In terms of style, it's all over the place, but that's Prince, and that's why we love him. Who else could have written Dorothy Parker, Housequake and the truly stunning Adore, all for the same album, and still have enough in the tank to give us 13 more songs for our money. Sign of the Times really is the work of a genius...but PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE warner these amazing 80's albums, in quality fit for 2008.


Born: 07 June 1958 in Minneapolis, MN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums and wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince has shown remarkable stylistic...
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