News Catch-up 21 August 2020

Author: Alex White  Date Posted:21 August 2020 

Hello everyone. Welcome to another news catch-up. There are some awesome releases coming out in the next few weeks. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

The re-releases and special editions of Prince’s catalogue over the last few years have consistently been on point, and this September’s re-release of Sign O’ The Times, looks to be no different. Originally released in 1987, Sign O’ The Times was Prince’s ninth studio album and was the culmination of almost a year of work for three separate albums. As well as being certified platinum upon its release, it was taken into the top ten charts in several countries and was even inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017. For a lot people, Sign O’ The Times not only stands as one of Prince’s greatest albums but also one of the best albums of the 1980’s. Regardless whether you share the opinion or not, it is hard to argue the sheer quality of Sign O’ The Times, and fortunately for everyone, it is going to be widely available in a myriad of versions this September (and by 'myriad', I mean four). So, let’s break down exactly what is on offer:

The ‘basic’ edition will be a 2 LP of the original album. This features a new remaster by Prince's original engineer Bernie Grundman.  This version will also be on a gorgeous looking peach coloured vinyl for the initial run. Subsequent pressings will be on standard black vinyl.

Next will be the 4 LP Deluxe Edition. This will include the original double album, with the third and fourth discs made up of 7” single edits, B-sides and remixes. 

For the hardcore Prince fans (I know you’re out there), there is the 13 LP & DVD Super Deluxe Edition. This includes everything from the Deluxe Edition and much more. All up, it includes 92 audio tracks – 63 of which have never been released before. The DVD will feature a previously unreleased benefit concert from 1987 which includes Prince’s one and only on-stage collaboration with the great Miles Davis. All this is housed in a stunning 12” box with a 120-page book.

The Super Deluxe Edition is also available as an 8 CD & DVD version. All the stuff from the LP version, except you can play it in the car!

All versions will be available from our store upon release, so get your pre-orders in now.

Music On Vinyl have some sweet coloured re-releases coming up in the next few weeks. Cyndi Lauper’s second studio album True Colors is getting a limited (to 2500 copies) release on flaming coloured vinyl. Due at the end of August.

The third instalment in Music On Vinyl’s Ennio Morricone ‘themes’ series is out at the end of September. Titled Lounge, it features tracks from Morricone composed movies and series such as Veruschka, Slalom, Violent City and Machine Gun McCain. It is limited to 3000 copies on solid orange vinyl.

Another Music On Vinyl release (and one I’m very much looking forward to) is Hans Zimmer’s pulse-quickening soundtrack to the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Limited to 2000 copies on silver & black marbled vinyl, this version also includes a 4-page booklet and a fridge magnet.

To pre-order any of these releases, just click on the links in the text. Otherwise, head over to our the Music On Vinyl page on our site here.

That is it for today. Next week see the first of the RSD Drops of 2020, so we'll hopefully be back early in the week to let you know all about it. Until then, take care.

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