Prince's estate have released the studio version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of the death of Prince, the irreplaceable pop music visionary who gave us so much amazing music.
As most people know, he also held plenty of amazing music back, all of which has been locked in a famous vault at his Paisley Park mansion. The vault is open now, and we’re starting to hear a few things that have been hidden away in there.
Today, for the very first time, we hear the original studio version of one of Prince’s biggest hits, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.
The song was most famously recorded by Sinead O’Connor, the Irish singer’s 1990 version hitting number one in over 20 countries around the world on its release. The best-known Prince version of the track is the live rendition that appeared on his The Hits/B Sides compilation of 1993.
But now we have this stunning new recorded version to enjoy.
Prince recorded this version of the song in 1984 with engineer Susan Rogers producing. Prince plays all the instruments except for backing vocals (Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson) and saxophone (Eric Leeds).
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A couple of new online resources have launched today as well, with the Prince Estate website offering an annotation of the artist’s immense catalogue and Prince2U giving fans a chance to share what Prince meant to them.
Who knows what we will hear from Prince’s vaults in the coming years, but it’s off to an excellent start.