Prince Estate Announces Album of Unreleased Prince Demos

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Jasmine Albertson

While many artists hoard their hits, the endlessly talented Prince was incredibly generous in giving his away to other artists. Over his 40-year career, the Purple One penned hits for a wide range of artists including Sheila E., The Bangles, and Sinéad O’Connor.

Today, The Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records have announced a new collection comprised of demos of songs written by Prince and later recorded by other artists will be making its way into the world.

Titled Originals, the album will stream exclusively on TIDAL for two weeks starting June 7, with a physical CD release set for June 21 and a vinyl release on July 19. The tracks on Originals were selected by music industry veteran Troy Carter, on behalf of the Prince Estate, and JAY-Z. 

Read KEXP’s Rewind of Purple Rain here and explore Kevin Cole’s tribute to Prince, Nothing Compares 2 U here. The exhibit "Prince from Minneapolis" is currently running at MoPOP, get tickets here. On Monday, it was announced that Prince’s long-awaited memoir The Beautiful Ones will finally be released this fall. 

Below, check out the Originals tracklist and listen to Prince's take on "Nothing Compares 2 U," which uncovered and shared last year.

Originals Tracklist: 
01. Sex Shooter (1983 for Apollonia 6)
02. Jungle Love (1983 for The Time)
03. Manic Monday (1984 for The Bangles)
04. Noon Rendezvous (1984 for Sheila E.)
05. Make-Up (1981 for Vanity 6)
06. 100 MPH (1984 for Mazarati)
07. You’re My Love (1982 for Kenny Rogers)
08. Holly Rock (1985 for Sheila E.)
09. Baby, You’re a Trip (1982 for Jill Jones)
10. The Glamorous Life (1983 for Sheila E.)
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too (1982 for The Time)
12. Love... Thy Will Be Done (1991 for Martika)
13. Dear Michelangelo (1985 for Sheila E.)
14. Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me? (1981 for Taja Sevelle)
15. Nothing Compares 2 U (1984 for Sinéad O’Connor)



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