Now's The Time 2CD
Catalog # 191/192
Release Year 1996  
2CD  Length 57:07 | 52:22
Date/Venue Sign O The Time Rehearsals 1987
Source Soundboard Recordings
Quality EX
Rating 5.0/5.0

Track Listing
Paisley Park rehearsal 21/2/87 (disc 1 & disc 2 tracks 1 -5)
Paisley Park rehearsal 18/11/87 (disc 2 tracks 6 - 9)

Disc #1
  1. Sign "O" the times
  2. Play in the sunshine
  3. Housequake
  4. The ballad of Dorothy Parker
  5. Slow love
  6. Starfish and coffee
  7. Hot thing
  8. Now's the time
  9. Sheila E. drum solo
  10. If I was your girlfriend
  11. U got the look
  12. Strange relationship
              Disc #2
  1. I could never take the place of your man
  2. Forever in my life
  3. Kiss
  4. The Cross
  5. It's gonna be a beautiful night
  6. Little red Corvette
  7. Erotic City
  8. Adore
  9. What's your name/Let's pretend we're married

Deane's Comments (rates this release 5/5.0)
The February rehearsal has better sound than the 'Bonus Tracks' from November. A nice document of the Sign O The Times rehearsals with a few surprises. Fairly average packaging, for Moonraker, with some nice period shots. A must have for those of us who like to listen to rehearsals.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 5/5.0)
Well, this site may tend to be biased toward rehearsals it seems. Oh well, get over it. If you don't like it then you can make your own site. ;) Just kidding. Really though, Deane and I tend to agree on at least one thing. Rehearsals often offer some of the most interesting material, and when you can get great quality rehearsals like this one it makes it hard for anyone to argue otherwise.

Mike's Comments  (rates this release 5/5.0)
This rehearsal provides a nice insight into how the 1987 concerts were originally planned, as songs from the Sign "O" the times album dominate the set. Between the time of this rehearsal and the start of the tour the set had undergone quite a few changes; several of the tracks rehearsed here - 'The ballad of Dorothy Parker', 'Starfish and coffee;, 'U got the look' and 'Strange relationship' - were dropped, while others - 'Little red Corvette', 'Girls and boys', 'Let's go crazy', 'When doves cry', 'Purple rain' and '1999' were added. The show rehearsed here would have been one for the hardcore fans due to the lack of hits and popular classics, and no hardcore fan will be disappointed by this bootleg.

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