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Prince's Sign o' the Times (33 1/3 Series)

Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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Through personal anecdote and the great music criticism fans have come to expect from Michelangelo Matos of Rolling Stone, Sign O' the Times takes listeners on a trip through what this celebrated Prince album means to its audience, and how it came to be. Nick Sullivan's all-American voice carries listeners through this fascinating journey: to Matos' childhood, through Prince's development as an artist, and through an album that changed the face of pop music forever. Prince fans will revel in this audiobook installment of the 33 1/3 series.

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One of the greatest double albums of the vinyl era, Sign 'O' the Times shows Prince at his peak. Here, Michaelangelo Matos tells the story of how it emerged from an extraordinary period of creativity to become one of the landmark recordings of the 1980s. He also illustrates beautifully how - if a record is great enough and lucky enough to hit you at the right time - it can change your way of looking at the world.
Rock on: listen to more of the 33 1/3 series.
©2004 Michaelangelo Matos (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Interesting Insight

Started slow but once in, I learnt tons about this album that I never knew. Especially liked the story about Prince dressing up as Cat!!!

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  • Joey
  • 12-07-10

Outstanding Audio Book

Matos takes on a journey that begins with him simply buying a cassette tape! Princes revolutionary work in this album changed music! Matos sincere approach shows the magic of music. I have been blown away by the right music all my life and I feel what he felt! If U are a Prince fan this book is a must. I have listened to it over 20 times! Although this album was the last of it's kind, before the garbage of Rap Music took over. It sent the album world off with a bang! Thank U Michaelangelo Matos! Look me up on facebook if U read this review. My name is Joey Derden!

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  • Patricia
  • 20-04-17

A critical view of the Purple One

Interesting read. A lot of information, but also very critical of the Purple One.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-19

good listen

good insight into the sign era i would recommend it to those wanting to get some inside info

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  • Carnese D. Jackson
  • 26-06-19

Finally someone write a book about this album!!

Good but not a great personal opinion about one of Prince's greatest albums ever! Definitely worth a listen for die-hard and new Prince fans. As well as good music lovers!