Song appears on upcoming Sign O’ The Times reissue
The Prince Estate and Warner Records have released “Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2),” a previously unheard recording from Prince’s legendary vault that will be featured on the expanded reissue of Sign O’ The Times on September 25th.
“Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2)” was recorded at Sunset Sound, Studio 3 on October 6, 1986. It was engineered by Coke Johnson and features contributions from saxophonist Eric Leeds and trumpet player Atlanta Bliss.
The original version of “Witness 4 The Prosecution,” released earlier this summer, was recorded with The Revolution. Prince created this new version just two weeks before announcing The Revolution had disbanded, and contemplated giving it to country singer Deborah Allen.
The new Sign O’ The Times expanded reissue will be available this fall via all physical, digital and streaming partners, with the classic album remastered for the very first time. The Super Deluxe edition features 63 previously unreleased tracks, as well as a previously unreleased more than two hour video concert performance from the vault. Physical configurations include 8 CD/DVD and 13 LP/DVD Super Deluxe Edition; 3 CD and 4 LP 180-gram vinyl Deluxe Edition; and remastered 2 CD and 2 LP 180-gram peach vinyl edition.
The first unreleased tracks from Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition were shared in recent weeks; “Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1),” “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version)” and “Cosmic Day” are now available on all digital download and streaming platforms.