Catalog # 191/192
Release Year 1996
2CD Length 57:07 | 52:22
Date/Venue Sign O The Time Rehearsals 1987
Source Soundboard Recordings
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.