Peach + Black 2 (#SOTTSDC) was not a symposium. #SOTTSDC was a virtual Sign O’ The Times (SOTT) Super Deluxe Celebration on Saturday, 10 October 2020, for the September 2020 box set released by Warner Bros. Records, featuring 45 unreleased studio tracks from Prince’s vault, a full unreleased concert from the Sign O’ The Times era in Utrecht, and 2 hours of unreleased video from a New Year’s Eve benefit concert at Paisley Park on 31 December 1987, showcasing his only on-stage collaboration with jazz legend Miles Davis.
#SOTSDC is a polished solid production, curated by De Angela L. Duff.
#SOTTSDC consisted of four roundtable panels about the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe box set: the original #SOTT30BK panel of Zaheer Ali, Anil Dash, Miles Marshall Lewis, Elliott H. Powell, and De Angela, the live Utrecht show included in the box set, Madhouse Live, and the 1987 New Year’s Eve show at Paisley Park, which is the DVD included in the box set. The speakers are international Prince enthusiasts, scholars, and podcasters. Our Prince special guests were members of Prince’s band during this era, keyboardist Dr. Fink, saxophonist Eric Leeds, and trumpet player Atlanta Bliss. For more detailed information and video archives, visit the #SOTTSDC website.
Some attendees mentioned that #SOTTSDC was too short. So, for 5 consecutive Saturdays from Oct. 24 – Nov 21, 2020 on YouTube and Facebook simultaneously, De Angela hosted a virtual #SOTTSDC After Salon!
What’s a salon? It’s an informal gathering (often in someone’s living room) of old and new friends engaging in intimate and stimulating conversations.
- 24 Oct 2020 – Vault Tracks 1
- 31 Oct 2020 – Vault Tracks 2
- 07 Nov 2020 – Vault Tracks 3
- 14 Nov 2020 – SOTT Live
- 21 Nov 2020 – SOTT Live Pt. 2 & closing remarks
A very special thanks to Rev3rend for the design and illustration for the event.