XPN MusicNotes: Prince’s estate releases original version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

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Prince | via The Quietus

Just before the two-year anniversary of his passing, an original and previously unreleased version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” recorded in 1984 has been put out by the late superstar’s estate.

The video and audio was released Thursday form an underground bank vault at Paisley Park. The original version was recorded in 1984, six years before Sinéad O’Connor made it a hit in 1990. According to Consequence of Sound:

“Prince’s rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U was recorded at the Flying Cloud Drive ‘Warehouse’ in Eden Prairie by Prince’s long-time engineer Susan Rogers, and originally composed, arranged and performed in its entirety by Prince, aside from the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul “St. Paul” Peterson. Also featured on the original track is saxophone work by Eric Leeds.”

Watch video below.

Also in late breaking news today it was announced that the investigation into Prince’s death has been closed with no criminal charges filed. Read the latest here.

Watch Sinead O’Connor’s video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” below.

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