The Prince Estate, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records, has today released the original version of the iconic song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.
Accompanying the track is a video featuring previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984. It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinéad O’Connor. Video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben.
This previously unreleased version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990’s classic reimagining by Sinéad O'Connor, and before Prince started performing the song live. The track 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. The new version of the song is available to stream, to purchase via digital retailers and will be available as two 7” vinyl singles (in picture disk and standard black vinyl formats).
The Prince Estate has also launched a new site for fans to showcase what Prince means to them. Prince2Me (www.Prince2Me.com) is an interactive fan experience that explores what Prince means, individually and collectively to his fans.
In addition to the Prince2Me site, the Estate has launched an immersive annotated discography website highlighting the incomparable breadth and depth of Prince’s recorded catalogue.
Visit the discography website here: www.princeestate.com