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The Prince Estate Has Just Released the Original Version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

The Prince Estate Has Just Released the Original Version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

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A Prince classic has been unearthed

This Saturday is the two year anniversary of Prince’s death. Prince’s estate just released a goodie to celebrate the occasion. On Thursday, the estate released the original recording of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

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The song was written and recorded by Prince for a track on a Family album. But it is most closely associated with Sinéad O’Connor, who turned it into a number one smash in 1990. While O’Connor’s song had a more goth, minimalist sound to it, Prince’s version is a power rock ballad that plays up the dramatics.

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To accompany the release of the song, Prince’s estate also released a video. Directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben, the video shows Prince and his band rehearsing.

Watch the video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” below.  



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