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Thread started 04/29/17 9:16am

rusty1

How many feel that "Sign O' The Times" should've had a deluxe edition first?

It's the 30 th anniversary of this legendary album.
This is the one album that you can argue is right there
with PR.
I understand though that the PR deluxe was overdue, Since 2014.
It would've been cool to get a SOT deluxe to celebrate
Its 30 yrs.
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Reply #1 posted 04/29/17 9:19am

dance4me3121

Of course SOTT needs to remastered but first? I don't think so.maybe to the hardcore fans but WB knows that Purple Rain has the chance of selling the best and it is Prince's best known album to the general public .If sales go well for PR remastered then I'm sure we will get SOTT some day.
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Reply #2 posted 04/29/17 9:37am

crimesofparis

If nothing else, SOTT is in serious need of a remaster. The volume differences I've heard between songs from the digital versions make it difficult to listen to.

But yeah, for marketing purposes, PR just makes more sense to get a deluxe edition. Then probably 1999 and other records to follow.

What I don't get is why they couldn't do more than one at once. I'm a big Elvis Costello fan, and they fairly recently released deluxe versions of most of his catalog, and he's hardly a big seller. If the money so recently seemed to be there for him, then it has to be there exponentially for Prince.

My only guess would be issues with the estate and the vault are slowing things down.
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Reply #3 posted 04/29/17 9:41am

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crimesofparis said:

If nothing else, SOTT is in serious need of a remaster. The volume differences I've heard between songs from the digital versions make it difficult to listen to.

But yeah, for marketing purposes, PR just makes more sense to get a deluxe edition. Then probably 1999 and other records to follow.

What I don't get is why they couldn't do more than one at once. I'm a big Elvis Costello fan, and they fairly recently released deluxe versions of most of his catalog, and he's hardly a big seller. If the money so recently seemed to be there for him, then it has to be there exponentially for Prince.

My only guess would be issues with the estate and the vault are slowing things down.


I would say SOTT should be the next reissue, before 1999 imo.
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Reply #4 posted 04/29/17 9:41am

dualboot

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No, let then learn first from purple Rain
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Reply #5 posted 04/29/17 9:45am

NorthC

-Sign O' the Times album remastered
-Dream Factory
-Crystal Ball 3 album set
-Sign O' the Times film + outtakes
That would be 5-6 CDs plus 1 DVD. Yes, of course it would mean we'd have the same songs several times over, but it would be one hell of a box set! And don't say there's no market for it! Columbia Records released a 4 CD box of Bob Dylan's Self Portrait and that's one of the most hated albums of his carreer! So imagine what can be done with one of Prince's most loved albums...
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Reply #6 posted 04/29/17 9:56am

NouveauDance

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Patience dear, patience.

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Purple Rain is THE one for the general public, we all know it and that's why it came first. The simultaneous number one album, single and movie, the oscar winning soundtrack, the album that was number one for nigh on 6 months? It deserves the honour.

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Reply #7 posted 04/29/17 11:04am

luvsexy4all

does wB have vault material for this?

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Reply #8 posted 04/29/17 11:46am

coldasice

If you think all the albums are going to be coming out soon in deluxe editions. Wrong. There is no market unfortunately
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Reply #9 posted 04/29/17 12:12pm

mediumdry

besides, WB does not have the rights to the movie. Would be great if there was finally a proper concert release of the SOTT tour instead of that lipsync fiasco with those annoying segues..

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Reply #10 posted 04/29/17 12:17pm

rusty1

NorthC said:

-Sign O' the Times album remastered
-Dream Factory
-Crystal Ball 3 album set
-Sign O' the Times film + outtakes
That would be 5-6 CDs plus 1 DVD. Yes, of course it would mean we'd have the same songs several times over, but it would be one hell of a box set! And don't say there's no market for it! Columbia Records released a 4 CD box of Bob Dylan's Self Portrait and that's one of the most hated albums of his carreer! So imagine what can be done with one of Prince's most loved albums...


That would be awesome a must have
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Reply #11 posted 04/29/17 2:41pm

jaawwnn

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Nah, Purple Rain first makes more sense.
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Reply #12 posted 04/29/17 2:53pm

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dance4me3121 said:

Of course SOTT needs to remastered but first? I don't think so

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Reply #13 posted 04/29/17 3:04pm

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dualboot said:

No, let then learn first from purple Rain



agreed. let's wait for other remasters until the estate is settled and all parties
can join forces and work together how when and if they want to, to assemble
the best and most extensive packages for each album.

i'd rather wait another few years and have it done right nod

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Reply #14 posted 04/29/17 3:13pm

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I agree. SOTT is the album that deserves a little more attention. It's a masterpiece. PR is great of course, but it feels like it's a bit overplayed.

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Reply #15 posted 04/29/17 3:13pm

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Reply #16 posted 04/30/17 4:55pm

214

SOTT must be next, is regarded as his best album or the most important one.

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Reply #17 posted 04/30/17 4:59pm

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214 said:

SOTT must be next, is regarded as his best album or the most important one.

1999 next.

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Reply #18 posted 04/30/17 5:06pm

GustavoRibas

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I think SOTT is his best album ever, but Purple Rain will always be associated with him first when it comes to non-fans (and fans love it too).

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Reply #19 posted 04/30/17 6:54pm

214

rdhull said:

214 said:

SOTT must be next, is regarded as his best album or the most important one.

1999 next.

Indeed.

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Reply #20 posted 04/30/17 9:40pm

luvgirl

Not first, no way. They were right to choose Purple Rain as the first deluxe. So many exciting releases coming our way. I can't wait!
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Reply #21 posted 05/20/17 12:24am

Laydown

Deluxe edition? No. the album is a masterpiece on its own.Sure the b sides are fantastic but having them all in one package is a rehash.Warner wont release a deluxe edition. NO WAY. Warner have no confidence in anything other than P R. I hope im wrong but im pretty sure we are all well aware of Warner and how they think about Prince music,its a product to be sold and who cares about the fans.

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Reply #22 posted 05/21/17 4:15pm

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Laydown said:

Deluxe edition? No. the album is a masterpiece on its own.Sure the b sides are fantastic but having them all in one package is a rehash.Warner wont release a deluxe edition. NO WAY. Warner have no confidence in anything other than P R. I hope im wrong but im pretty sure we are all well aware of Warner and how they think about Prince music,its a product to be sold and who cares about the fans.

Let's hope you're wrong, because is the album that i want a deluxe edition the most.

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Reply #23 posted 05/21/17 6:21pm

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I don't think the album could have a proper deluxe edition like Purple Rain.

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I do want one though as in the released album, Bsides/long version

I don't think SOTT officially has outtakes (unless there is one two I'm missing) is Sex an outtake?

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I think the Camille set that Prince had pressed and the June configuration of the Dream Factory should be released in connection

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Reply #24 posted 05/21/17 6:35pm

SoulAlive

I want 1999 to be the next deluxe edition.

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Reply #25 posted 05/21/17 7:01pm

TheGloved1

Considering the circmstances, it makes the most sense for Purple Rain to get a deluxe treatment. It's his most well known album and had been in the gun for awhile.

Have Warners even acknowledged the possibilty of more Deluxe releases? They recently reissued a bunch of the albums in the past few years, I picked up Sign O' The Times on vinyl recently. (Dissapointed that it wasn't a gatefold like Parade)

This is probabaly the most they're willing to do.

In an ideal world, 1999, Parade and Sign O' The Times would all get expanded releases. I say those because they have the highest chance of yielding supplemental material and selling well, opposed to the others.

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Reply #26 posted 05/21/17 10:05pm

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TheGloved1 said:

(Dissapointed that it wasn't a gatefold like Parade)

It never had a gatefold. (like 1999)

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Reply #27 posted 05/22/17 12:00pm

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This is wha a S O T T deluxe should look like.

Disc I

1. Sign o the Times

2. Play In the Sunshine

3. Housequake

4. Ballad of Dorothy Parker

5. It

6. Starfish & Coffee

7. Slow Love

8. Hot Thing

9. Forever In My Life

Disc II

1. U Got the Look

2. If I Was Your Girlfriend

3. Strange Relationship

4. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

5. the Cross

6. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

7. Adore

Disc III

0. La La La He He Hee

1. La La La He He Hee (Highly Explosive)

2. Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake)

3. Shockadelica

4. Shockadelica 12"

5. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) Junior Vasquez/Shep Pettibone

6. Hot Think (Dub Version) Junior Vasquez/Shep Pettibone

7. U Got the Look (Long Look)

Disc IV
DVD of the Sign O the Times movie

DVD including the MTV Awards performance and another concert

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Reply #28 posted 05/22/17 12:33pm

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As long as people actually buy PR and don't download it for free, then they might think about doing SOTT.

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Reply #29 posted 05/22/17 1:02pm

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Thinking as a record label executive, maybe the remaster/release order would be something like this...

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1) Purple Rain (a no-brainer)

2) 1999 (his breakthrough album)

3) Sign 'O' The Times (critically acclaimed)

4) Diamonds & Pearls (his last big seller)

5) Batman OST (***if*** they feel like celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film in 2019)

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For what it's worth, this isn't my personal list. I want them in this order:

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1) Purple Rain

2) Sign 'O' The Times

3) Lovesexy

4) Batman OST

5) 1999

6) Around The World In A Day

7) Dirty Mind

8) Parade

9) Controversy

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