The Prince Estate Releases His Original Recording Of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

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Today the Carver County Attorney in Minnesota announced they can not file any charges involving the death of Prince, who died of an accidental fentanyl overdose two years ago. Instead, it was first heard on the only album released by The Family, a funk group Prince created, in 1985. In a press release, the Prince Estate's official vault archivist Michael Howe said: "I spotted the 2" multitrack reel in the Vault some weeks back while doing a 1984-era inventory.

A video brimming with previously unseen footage of Prince and The Revolution rehearsing "Nothing Compares 2 U" in the summer of 1984 was also released Thursday in conjunction with the song. The original song was recorded by the Purple One in 1984, six years before Sinéad O'Connor released the hit version of the song. The archival footage has been incorporated into a new video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben. "Even our "faders up" rough mix was compelling enough to indicate that this was something very special indeed", Michael Howe, a label/A&R veteran who is now serving as the official archivist for the Prince collection. Last April, a federal judge blocked a sound engineer from releasing a five-song EP of unpublished music by Prince after the late superstar's estate objected.

The song was recorded at Prince's Flying Cloud Drive "Warehouse" in Eden Prairie, Minn., with Prince playing all the instruments except for Eric Leeds' saxophone and background vocals provided by Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson. It also came on the same day Minnesota prosecutor Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced that charges won't be filed in the investigation into how Prince obtained the highly addictive painkiller, according to Variety.

"Nothing Compares 2 U" is now available as a stream and digital single. "There is no evidence that the pill or pills that actually killed Prince were prescribed by a doctor".

Rogers argues that in setting up his own label, Paisley Park, Prince had "bitten off more than he could chew" and was too busy running his own career to properly promote the Family, who he had signed.

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