Original unreleased version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Prince released

The Prince Estate, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records, has released the original version of the iconic song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990’s classic reimagining 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 backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin, Paul “St. Paul” Peterson and saxophone work by Eric Leeds.