Prince – Sign “O” Times
(Miura 303 Edit)
Choosing a single high point from Prince’s glorious run in the ’80s is impossible, but Sign o’ the Times surely stands as his most complex and varied statement. Prince played and recorded the album using now-vintage late ’80s technology there are moments when certain sounds, particularly the drums, are clearly of their era.
But these sonic distractions don’t last as the scope of the songs, the musicianship, and overall arrangements are just too glorious to nitpick thought with the current easy access to these machines nowadays give room for some adds and twists like this edit with a driven 303 and 808 patterns.