Prince: Preview the Upcoming ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue with ‘Cosmic Day’ (Out 9/25; Pre-Order Now)

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The Prince estate has previewed the upcoming Sign O’ the Times reissue with another recording: This time, “Cosmic Day.”

(Click here to pre-order the Sign O’ the Times reissue from our Rock Cellar Store).

Featuring the irreplaceable, innovative singer/songwriter at his most falsetto, the song’s a rather intriguing listen. Stream it below:

The song’s lyrics were published on the Prince social media pages in accompaniment of the song — which was apparently recorded on Nov. 15, 1986 at Sunset Sound:

Other pre-release tracks previewing the reissue of Prince’s 1987 album include this take on “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man“:

And “Witness 4 the Prosecution”:

The Sign O’ the Times reissue will be available in 8 CD+DVD and 13 LP+DVD formats, making this a true treasure trove for hardcore fans of Prince’s music and legacy.

(Click here to pre-order the Sign O’ the Times reissue from our Rock Cellar Store).

Here’s a description of the 8 CD+DVD edition, per Prince’s official site:

Primarily recorded between the end of 1985 and beginning of 1987, the era saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the end of his engagement to Susannah Melvoin, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball. By the end of that period of transformation, Prince emerged with one of his most urgent and wide-ranging releases to date — an epochal double album that would be hailed as a creative, critical, and commercial triumph.

The Super Deluxe Edition includes all the audio material that Prince officially released in 1987, as well as 45 previously unissued studio songs recorded between May 1979 and July 1987, and a complete live audio performance from the June 20, 1987 stop on the Sign O’ The Times Tour at Stadium Galgenwaard in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Also included is a brand-new DVD containing the complete, previously unreleased New Year’s Eve benefit concert at Paisley Park on December 31, 1987, which was Prince’s final performance of the Sign O’ The Times Tour stage show and his only on-stage collaboration with jazz legend Miles Davis.

The Super Deluxe Edition set also features a 120-page hardcover book containing Prince’s previously unseen handwritten lyrics for many of the songs from the era, including the hits “U Got The Look,” “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man,” and “Hot Thing,” iconic unseen images from the era taken by Prince’s primary photographer in the mid-1980s to early 90s, Jeff Katz, plus images of archive assets including original analog tape reels and studio tracking sheets.


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