Prince’s Estate Releases Video of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U'
Ahead of the second anniversary of the passing of the legendary musician Prince, his estate have finally released the original version of his iconic song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
The song was a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor in 1990 and Prince eventually released a live version in 1993, but this is the first time we've heard the original take from 1984.
With an accompanying video featuring previously unreleased vision of Prince & The Revolution rehearsing ahead of their Purple Rain world tour, this is a real treat for fans of the late superstar.
Prince Estate’s official Vault Archivist, Michael Howe, explained how he found the original tape in Prince's legendary vault.
“I spotted the 2″ multitrack reel in the Vault some weeks back while doing a 1984-era inventory. After retrieving my jaw from the floor, we took the reel upstairs, analyzed it, put it up on the Studer 24 track machine."
"Even our ‘faders up’ rough mix was compelling enough to indicate that this was something very special indeed."
The track, along with some limited edition merchandise is available for a strictly limited time at princehitnrun.com