Prince’s hard-to-find 1987 concert film, Sign O’ The Times, is set to air on American television for the first time in over a decade. Showtime made the announcement yesterday (Aug. 23), revealing that it had procured the rights to the rarely-seen film. The concert movie will make its debut on the cable network on September 16.

Prince made the film as a companion piece to his 1987 double-album of the same title. Though hailed critically, the film failed to achieve commensurate success at the box office. It has been out of print in the U.S. since 1991, the year it was last reissued on VHS.

Prince’s backing band, at the time, included members of the Revolution as well as musicians who would soon become part of the New Power Generation. The film features live versions of such material as “U Got the Look” (with Sheena Easton), “If I Was Your Girlfriend” and “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man,” as well as the earlier hit “Little Red Corvette” and a cover of Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time.” Sheila E. figures prominently in the concert, playing drums and performing an extended solo.

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