PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED Prince's original recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Apr 19, 2018 15:17

For those who don't know the story, Prince wrote the song "Nothing Compares 2 U" and gave the song to a band he had assembled called The Family. The song was not released as a single by them, so the song was barely heard of by the general public. It wasn't until 1990, when Sinead O'Connor released a cover, that the song became huge. Until today, ( Read more... )

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hypertwink April 19 2018, 22:24:21 UTC
Raspberry Beret

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smnp April 19 2018, 22:24:40 UTC
i didnt know it was him who wrote it,
such great song and "his version" is also good
also wasnt him who didnt want his music on youtube ?

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loglady April 19 2018, 22:34:26 UTC
IIRC he was super anti-pirating music so most likely, yeah.

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rara8777 April 19 2018, 22:56:49 UTC
He was ALWAYS very protective over the rights of his music and his royalties, it's part of the reason he changed his name to a symbol in the 90's, to protest WB's treatment of him.

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joe_pwnz_pete April 19 2018, 22:25:19 UTC
so i saw something the other day that listed this as one of the songs white people should not cover... i'm now unsure if they were referring to the sinead o'connor version or not since no one has heard the prince version til now?

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loglady April 19 2018, 22:33:47 UTC
He performed it live a few times, I know that much. I remember after he died, seeing a tweet with video footage of him performing it but Idk when/where.

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joe_pwnz_pete April 19 2018, 22:59:27 UTC
Now that I'm thinking of it, I have a weird distant memory of them playing his version on one of the local radio stations when he died. Who was phone tbh

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loglady April 19 2018, 23:22:53 UTC
Yeah I also remember hearing a duet version he performed live a while back.

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fromyourashes April 19 2018, 22:27:53 UTC
i feel like he'd be pissed off that this was released.

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fakevoices April 19 2018, 22:32:24 UTC
he's defiantly rolling in his grave. his family are not honouring his wishes, but that's what happen when you don't have a will. It is weird how he was so controlling in life but didn't take any caution to the future.

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fromyourashes April 19 2018, 23:00:18 UTC
he seemed like the type to think he'd live forever, so he probably thought he'd have plenty of time. that, or he was arrogant enough to think they'd respect his wishes after he died?

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melispurple April 19 2018, 23:01:47 UTC
he probably thought he would live for another 20+ years, so he'd still have time...

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fakevoices April 19 2018, 22:30:42 UTC
this month, diamond and pearls

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