He will forever be remembered as a commanding live performer, chart-topping recording artist, and music business revolutionary. Yet for all the time he spent in the spotlight over his four-decade-long career, Prince also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to nurture talent and pen songs for the rising artists he respected.
Sourced directly from Prince’s enormous archive of Vault recordings, Originals is a brand new 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in the careers of other artists.
More than just demos, the production quality has been kept high and the recordings resemble a pristine quality, similar to that of Nothing Compares 2 U released last year. By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts even as a writer/producer with songs he had composed and recorded for other artists.
In addition to releasing nine of his most commercially successful full-length albums, he also wrote and recorded endless reels of material for proteges The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E., Apollonia 6, Jill Jones, the Family, and Mazarati. Several of the iconic songs found on Originals were chart hits for the artists who recorded them.
Formats: 2LP Black vinyl / Deluxe 2LP Purple vinyl + CD
The Deluxe Pack is a once only pressing and include 2x 180g purple vinyl LPs, a 24 page colour booklet plus a CD, house in a Hardback 12" gatefold book format sleeve.
Song Title - Originally Released By - First Recorded
1. Sex Shooter - Apollonia 6 - 1983
2. Jungle - Love The Time - 1983
3. Manic Monday - The Bangles - 1984
4. Noon Rendezvous - Sheila E. - 1984
5. Make-Up - Vanity 6 - 1981
6. 100 MPH - Mazarati - 1984
7. You're My Love - Kenny Rogers - 1982
8. Holly Rock - Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) - 1985
9. Baby, You’re A Trip - Jill Jones - 1982
10. The Glamorous Life - Sheila E. - 1983
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too - The Time - 1982
12. Love… Thy Will Be Done - Martika - 1991
13. Dear Michaelangelo - Sheila E. - 1985
14. Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? - Taja Sevelle - 1981
15. Nothing Compares 2 U - The Family - 1984
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