Prince: Sign O The Times - Live
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In front of a crowd at the Rotterdam Music Hall, Prince and his band bring to life his album "Sign 'O' the Times" that garnered him a Grammy nomination for "Album of the Year". This ground-breaking concert film has been completely digitally restored, enhanced and remastered in Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 in time for this DVD release! Directed with the raw energy of the Minneapolis rocker himself, the movie is punctuated with specially filmed, dramatic vignettes appearing occasionally between songs. Drummer Sheila E. rocks the house and Sheena Easton makes a special appearance to strut her stuff. You won't want to miss these sizzling live renditions of his hits such as "Little Red Corvette" and "U Got the Look". This is Prince unleashed!
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On a technical level, the DVD surpasses all expectations. Audio and image are crystal clear which is particularly amazing for something recorded almost 20 years ago now. If you ever had this on tape you will be amazed. As other reviewers have said, the picture quality for You Got The Look is indeed the dreadful exception but you get the promo video for the single, not live footage, plus it is meant to be a "dream sequence" and I think was inferior on the original VHS edition of the movie. The audio for the track is however of the same quality of the rest of the DVD and great to listen to with its extended intro.
As for the live performances of Prince and his entourage, be in no doubt that this is the best you will ever get, and that's pretty near perfect. The arrangements of the songs taken from the album are in many ways better than on the album itself, particularly "Gonna Be A Beautiful Night" which is far more energised than the album version as recorded in Paris, "Hot Thing" with its fantastic extended organ intro, "Forever In My Life" with its wonderful warm up and much improved "gospel" backing, and "I Could Never Take The Place..." which is just Prince at his absolute best. Overall of course there are no duds here at all - I just thought I should mention my favourites.
Be in no doubt - whether you bought this on tape the first time or are diving into Prince's back catalogue to understand what the fuss was all about in the 80's, you really should buy this DVD.
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Everything is good with the purchase, I just don't like Prince, it was ordered for a friend. The price was good and as always Amazon's delivery is excellent.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting concept combining pre-recorded video and a live performance.
Audio and video are good although I'm not sure they are always in sync.... Read more
I bought this as a gift for my niece - she was ecstatic as she had just seen him in person in concert a week before her birthday. Prince is Prince and seldom, if ever, disappoints. Read morePublished on June 3 2012 by Kate
After reading many reviews, I purchased the Canadian version of Prince: Sign O The Times - Live...and LOVED IT!!! Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2012 by MurphyBrown
I bought this dvd based on a review I read on amazon's website. It stated the canadian version's 5.1 was a better choice. Read morePublished on July 7 2011 by Steven A Rodrigues
I love Prince. I love this concert film. I was looking for a good DVD of it. I read a lot of reviews and they all suggested to get it at Amazon.ca. I did. Read morePublished on June 14 2011 by J.Cat
i actually have the brazil bootleg if this film and i have to say this version is better than that the sound and picture quality is amazing thanks amazon took me awhile to look for... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2011 by alexander
If you were fortunate enough to see its original theatrical release, Prince's "Sign 'O' the Times" (1987) truly rocked the big screen. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2010 by Scott T. Rivers
I made the mistake of ordering the "other" version of this disc, and the sound and picture quality was just awful. Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2010 by aknate