45RPM Single Pressed at Optimal in Germany: Audiophile Quality, Maximum Groove Space
Prince hit an artistic peak with Sign 'O' the Times (1987), his first album since 1999 not to be co-credited to the Revolution. A double album that was trimmed down from an intended triple, Sign 'O' the Times was Prince's most musically expansive and lyrically incisive album. On the sobering lead single "Sign 'O' the Times" (No. 6), Prince enumerated a catalog of social ills (AIDS, crack, gang violence) over a skeletal funk track. Other hits from the album included "U Got the Look" (No. 2), a duet with Sheena Easton and "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" (No. 10). 12" vinyl reissue of the 1987 maxi-single featuring Sign 'O' the Times' fourth single, the upbeat pop number "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man," plus three mixes of fellow album track "Hot Thing."