The estate of Prince have released his original, never before heard recording of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' on the same day that prosecutors in Minnesota announced that no criminal charges will be brought related to Prince's accidental death in 2016. You may be familiar with Sinead O'Connor's version of the song, and you may have heard Prince's live recording of the 1984 tune on 'The Hits/B Sides' three disc release. But this is the original recording unheard by the public until now.
The song didn't become a hit until 1990. Prince had wrote it to be performed by The Family. It sounds very much like the music he was making for Purple Rain. This recording serves to remind fans of what a great loss the passing of Prince was for the music world.