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Within the wake of Prince’s premature and tragic demise almost two years in the past, many followers anticipated flood of unheard materials from the “Purple One’s” legendary vault would quickly flood the market. Whereas that anticipated wave of songs has but to crash, we now have gotten to get pleasure from just a few eye-popping tracks right here and there, most notably on a deluxe version of his iconic 1984 album Purple Rain.

Right this moment, Prince’s property launched one other unreleased merchandise out into the world; his unique recording of the music “Nothing Compares 2 U” that he later gave to Irish singer Sinead O’Connor. Prince recorded the music again in 1984 on the Flying Cloud Drive ‘Warehouse’ in Eden Prairie, the place he composed, organized, and carried out the entire thing fully by himself, minus the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul “St. Paul” Peterson, and a spine-tingling sax solo from Eric Leeds.

“After retrieving my jaw from the ground, we took the reel upstairs, analyzed it, put it up on the Studer 24 monitor machine, and digitized it to 24/192,” Prince archivist Michael Howe stated in an announcement. “Even our ‘faders up’ tough combine was compelling sufficient to point that this was one thing very particular certainly.”

To assist in giving viewers a greater sense of the time and period that the music was initially recorded in, a brand new video was created utilizing beforehand unseen footage of Prince and his seminal band The Revolution training in that very same Eden Prairie warehouse the place the music was laid down in 1984.

You’ll be able to watch the video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” above and pre-orded the limited-edition image disc single right here.

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