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. 12" vinyl reissue of the 1987 maxi-single featuring the LP version of the aforementioned title cut plus the 10-minute plus version of b-side "La, La, La, He, He, Hee" which Prince wrote as a response to a dare by Sheena Easton who also received a writing credit.