Album: Sounds O’ The Times

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Sounds O’ The Times

Album details

Released: Spring 1987
Length: 69:52
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / WEA International
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  
Sounds O’ The Times (labeled Sounds O’ The Times on the cassette) is the fifth 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. Several dates scheduled in the UK 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 between 1979 and 1987. Prince had released nine albums at that point, but 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 (5:52) 2
  6. Purple Rain (8:41) 2
  7. I Would Die 4 U (2:57)2 Single version not labeled as such
  • Side two:
  1. Raspberry Beret (3:31) 2
  2. Kiss (3:45) 2 Single version not labeled as such
  3. Mountains (3:58) 3
  4. Girls And Boys (5:30) 2
  5. Anotherloverholenyohead (3:58) 2
  6. Sign “☮” The Times (5:01)
  7. If I Was Your Girlfriend (5:01)

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)
3  Written by Prince, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (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

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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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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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