‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ single incoming

News / Preorders / April 23, 2018

The previously unreleased version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” is being released as a 7″ picture disc. This was recorded in 1984, six years “before 1990’s classic re-imagining 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.

You can grab it at the webstore in a bundle, or at Amazon.

The single will be released on May 25.


Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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