It features the original versions of the iconic hits he wrote for other artists.
Prince‘s estate has confirmed the release of a new 15 track album, featuring the original versions of the iconic hits that he penned for other artists.
The ‘Originals’ LP will stream on Tidal from June 7th – 20th, beforea physical release via Warner Bros follows on June 21st.
Largely comprised of songs from Prince’s ‘Vault’ recordings, it spans the period from 1981 and 1991 and includes his original takes on Sheila E.’s ‘The Glamorous Life’ and the Bangles’ ‘Manic Monday.’
Other lesser heard tracks include his version of Vanity 6’s ‘Make-Up’and Kenny Rogers’ ‘You’re My Love.’
The record closes with Prince’s original version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ which became a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor in 1990.
All the tracks on ‘Originals’ were also hand-picked by Jay-Z and influential music manager Troy Carter. You can check out the tracklisting in full below.
01 Sex Shooter (1983)
02 Jungle Love (1983)
03 Manic Monday (1984)
04 Noon Rendezvous (1984)
05 Make-Up (1981)
06 100 MPH (1984)
07 You’re My Love (1982)
08 Holly Rock (1985)
09 Baby, You’re a Trip (1982)
10 The Glamorous Life (1983)
11 Gigolos Get Lonely Too (1982)
12 Love… Thy Will Be Done (1991)
13 Dear Michelangelo (1985)
14 Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me? (1981)
15 Nothing Compares 2 U (1984)
The record announcement comes only days after the cover to Prince’s memoirs was revealed. The book, which will be published on October 29 by Random House, in partnership with Prince’s estate features a picture of the icon in his younger days holding a camera. Plans for the book were first revealed in March 2016, and it was being worked on by Prince until his death the following month.
‘The Beautiful Ones’ is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House said of the book.
The music icon died in April 2016 at the age of 57. He was found alone at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.