Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

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Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

It's been 1,195 days since Prince left this planet and his legacy lives on. His new posthumous album, Originals, features his self-recorded versions of 15 songs made famous by others -- and startlingly, some of these “demos” sound full-fledged enough to dominate the charts themselves.

Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP


"On June 21st, Warner Bros. Records will release this extraordinary body of work, sourced directly from Prince's vast archive of Vault recordings, via all download and streaming partners and physically on CD, while 180 gram 2LP and limited edition Deluxe CD+2LP formats will follow on July 19th. Pre-order the album here.

By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts even as a writer/producer with songs he'd composed and recorded for others. 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. Occasionally, Prince's original demo recordings would be used as master takes on their albums, with only minor alterations to the instrumentation and a replacement of the vocal tracks. Other times, artists would rely on his demos to guide them through their own recording process, with Prince's initial take informing their final version of his song. The aggregate effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture.

Several of the iconic songs found on Originals were considerable hits for the artists who recorded them. Sheila E.'s "The Glamorous Life" reached #1 on the dance charts in 1984, while the enormous success of "Manic Monday" propelled the single and its accompanying album, The Bangles' Different Light, to the #2 spot on the pop charts. The Time's Ice Cream Castle, featuring the top 20 "Jungle Love", spent a whopping 57 weeks on the Billboard 200. And in 1991, Martika enjoyed international success with "Love... Thy Will Be Done", a top 10 hit in France, Australia, the UK and the USA.

Originals pulls back the curtain to reveal the origins of these familiar songs, in addition to deeper album cuts such as Vanity 6's "Make-Up," Jill Jones's "Baby, You're a Trip," and Kenny Rogers' "You're My Love." The album also features Prince's majestic original 1984 version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," released in 2018 as a standalone single."


Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

Song Title

First Released by
(Artist: Album - year)

Year of Prince's
Recording Included
on Originals

1. Sex Shooter 
2. Jungle Love
3. Manic Monday
4. Noon Rendezvous
5. Make-Up
6. 100 MPH
7. You're My Love
8. Holly Rock
9. Baby, You're a Trip
10. The Glamorous Life
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
12. Love... Thy Will Be Done
13. Dear Michaelangelo
14. Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?
15. Nothing Compares 2 U

Apollonia 6: Apollonia 6 - 1984
The Time: Ice Cream Castle - 1984
The Bangles: Different Light - 1985
Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life - 1984
Vanity 6: Vanity 6 - 1982
Mazarati: Mazarati - 1986
Kenny Rogers: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To - 1986
Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) - 1985
Jill Jones: Jill Jones - 1987
Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life - 1984
The Time: What Time Is It? - 1982
Martika: Martika's Kitchen - 1991
Sheila E.: Romance 1600 - 1985
Taja Sevelle: Taja Sevelle - 1987
The Family: The Family - 1985

 1983
 1983
 1984
 1984
 1981
 1984
 1982
 1985
 1982
 1983
 1982
 1991
 1985
 1981
 1984



Prince: ORIGINALS 2LP

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