Album: Sounds O' The Times

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Sounds Of The Times

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Album details

Released: Spring 1987
Length:  ??:??
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA; Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA; North Arm Drive Home Studio, Orono, MN, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Mobile Recording Unit, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA; Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA

See also

Sign O' The Times Tour  
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Sounds Of The Times is the fourth promotional compilation album by Prince, available in Spring 1987 on cassette in the UK only, to be played in stores to promote the Sign O' The Times Tour in the UK (several dates scheduled on early itineraries never materialized, including four dates at London's Earl's Court, which were canceled due to an error in obtaining the necessary permits).

The cassette includes fourteen tracks which had all been previously released as singles, from seven Prince/Prince and the Revolution studio albums, all released originally between 1979 and 1987 (Prince had, released nine albums at that point, although neither For You nor Controversy were represented on this collection).

Track listing
  • Side one:
  1. I Wanna Be Your Lover (5:47)
  2. Dirty Mind (4:11)1
  3. 1999 (6:22)
  4. Little Red Corvette (4:58)
  5. When Doves Cry (Edit) (3:49)2
  6. Purple Rain (Edit) (4:02)2
  7. I Would Die 4 U (Single Version) (2:57)2
  • Side two:
  1. Raspberry Beret (3:31)2
  2. Kiss (Single Version) (3:45)2
  3. Mountains (3:58)2
  4. Girls And Boys (5:30)2
  5. Anotherloverholenyohead (?:??)2
  6. Sign O' The Times (?:??)
  7. If I Was Your Girlfriend (?:??)

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1  Written by Prince and Dr. Fink (music)
2  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)

  • See individual tracks for credits.

  • See individual tracks and respective albums for credits.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information


  • This album was a promotional release, not meant to be distributed to the general public and/or made available for retail.

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