Official website and ticket info: http://www.princecinemareunion.com
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Thirty years after the first cinema release and one year since Prince’s untimely death, coming to cinemas worldwide, distributed by Nexo Digital, is the digitally restored, 2k version of “Sign o’ the times”. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the talent of Prince and, for the very first time, offer audiences scattered all over the world the chance to hold a reunion on the exact same days, the week of the 20th November only, to remember him and enjoy his music and his extraordinary artistry once more.
A concert that has already made music history returns to cinemas after 30 years to show how immortal and revolutionary Prince’s talent is. Once again now fans are invited to wear something peach or black, as they did at the time for the original concert tour.
1987 was a year that left a lasting impression on the memory of every Prince fan. The artist from Minneapolis had just released three highly successful albums under the name Prince & The Revolution, the band of incredible musicians and performers that accompanied him live and in the recording studios. He conquered the charts with the soundtrack to the film “Purple Rain” (1984), followed by the release of his most multi-coloured album “Around the world in a day” (1985) and the album “Parade” (1986), which was also the soundtrack of the film “Under the Cherry Moon” containing his stellar hit “Kiss”, and this completed the trilogy with the Revolution. Then, Prince surprised everybody by returning to the spotlight with a double album, recorded practically solo, which was to become one of his greatest masterpieces, his magnum opus.
It was called “Sign o’ the times”, and was released as a solo album under the name Prince. It was preceded by a single release with the same title, and it is the album which, in terms of song writing and performance, gives the greatest example of the breadth of his artistry. It is an extraordinary journey into his musical universe which expanded into diverse musical genres, from rock to soul, funk to spiritual ballads, while his lyrics are a compendium of all the main themes and subjects of his poetic artistry – sex, spirituality, love, jealousy, regret, fear, hope – intertwined with the story of a decade, the Eighties, which is the backdrop to the entire narrative.
1987 is also the year in which Prince turned “Sign o’ the times” into a concert-film directing it, which eloquently focused on the vital energy, the impact made by his music and his charisma as an entertainer: backed by a brand new band able to master any situation (like the dancer Cat Glover, keyboard player Boni Boyer, bass player Levi Seacer Jr., guitarist Miko Weaver, drummer Sheila E. And keyboard player Dr. Fink, formerly with the Revolution), Prince offered the best of the double album interspersed with jam sessions and tributes (like the one to great jazz musician Charlie Parker) emanating a 360-degree love for music and performance. The film “Sign o’ the times” established him, and consecrated him with audiences, as one of the greatest musicians and composers of all time, winning the respect of music legends such as Miles Davis.