The Prince Estate has released the 1984 studio recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” with a video that unveils rehearsal footage of Prince and the Revolution.

The song was originally written for a side-project of Prince’s called The Family, and became a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor in 1990. This is the first time the studio version of the song has been released, distinct with Prince’s lead vocals and a saxophone solo.


The video shows different snippets of Prince and the Revolution rehearsing – incredible dance moves included!

Watch this:



You can stream this version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” here and keep your eyes out for a seven-inch vinyl single set to be released on May 25th, 2018.





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