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Thread started 04/19/18 8:15am

feeluupp

BRAND NEW UNSEEN FOOTAGE OF NOTHING COMPARES 2 U VIDEO

Uploaded on his official youtube channel

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Reply #1 posted 04/19/18 8:17am

feeluupp



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Reply #2 posted 04/19/18 8:23am

billymeade

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Wow - this is pretty awesome. And sad sad

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Reply #3 posted 04/19/18 8:27am

antonb

That rehearsal footage. OMG. Get it out there for gods sake. What a performer and artist!
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Reply #4 posted 04/19/18 8:28am

tmcjb

Also available on streaming services:

https://lnk.to/NC2UMP
"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #5 posted 04/19/18 8:29am

feeluupp

Also available on a limited vinyl release:

The Prince Estate And Warner Bros. Records release original version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

New York, NY – April 19, 2018 — The Prince Estate, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records, has now released the original version of the iconic song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990’s classic reimagining by Sinéad O’Connor and before Prince started performing the song live. The track was recorded at the Flying Cloud Drive ‘Warehouse’ in Eden Prairie by Prince’s long-time engineer Susan Rogers, and originally composed, arranged and performed in its entirety by Prince, aside from the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul “St. Paul” Peterson. Also featured on the original track is saxophone work by Eric Leeds. The new version of the song will be available to stream, to purchase via digital retailers and as two 7″ vinyl singles (in picture disk and standard black vinyl formats).

As remembered by Michael Howe, long-time industry A&R executive, Prince expert, and the Prince Estate’s official Vault Archivist, “I spotted the 2″ multitrack reel in the Vault some weeks back while doing a 1984-era inventory. After retrieving my jaw from the floor, we took the reel upstairs, analyzed it, put it up on the Studer 24 track machine, and digitized it to 24/192. Even our ‘faders up’ rough mix was compelling enough to indicate that this was something very special indeed.”

Howe continued, “No Prince-penned song performed by another artist has enjoyed more chart success (#1 in 20+ countries) and overall cultural impact than Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 recording, so hearing the song in its original context performed in its entirety by the author makes it particularly noteworthy.”

The song is accompanied by a video featuring never before seen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution practicing their choreography in that same Eden Prairie warehouse during the same summer of 1984. Captured for Prince as a part of his rehearsal process, the footage is presented for the very first time in a video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben. The video offers a glimpse into Prince’s total commitment to his art and its emotional impact, even when no audience is present. Watch the video HERE.

After the successful launch of the Prince HitNRun online pop-up store last November, the Prince Estate is bringing back the concept (www.PrinceHitNRun.com), where the limited edition, picture disk vinyl will be sold exclusively. In addition to the limited edition picture disk vinyl, fans will also be able to purchase a variety of official Prince merchandise, including pieces that draw from his iconic Dirty Mind and Lovesexy eras. The black vinyl 7″ will be available for pre-order from major physical retailers and will be released on Friday 25th May.

The Prince Estate has also launched a new site for fans to showcase what Prince means to them. Prince2Me (www.Prince2Me.com) is an interactive fan experience that explores what Prince means, individually and collectively to his fans. The Prince Estate has also announced that this will be the first of many online experiences to come, each will shine a new light on his artistry. When fans visit the Prince2Me site they will be able to craft their own message using Prince vocabulary, an array of images and videos provided by the Estate. Once a fan creates their desired message they can share their post across social media and spark the conversation of who Prince is to them. Fans who use Twitter to share their Prince2Me messages using #Prince2Me or #NothingCompares2U will be able to activate an exclusive Prince Love Symbol Twitter emoji:

In addition to the Prince2Me site, the Estate has launched an immersive annotated discography website highlighting the incomparable breadth and depth of Prince’s recorded catalogue. Featuring audio previews, photos, videos, quotes and editorial commentary, the discography site provides a rich platform for fans old and new to immerse themselves in the creative genius of Prince . Visit the discography website here:www.princeestate.com.

The Prince Estate serves to present Prince’s life and work, and celebrate his ground-breaking cultural impact.


Limited Edition 7″ picture disk and black vinyl tracklisting and credits:
A. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (EDIT VERSION) [4:12]
B. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U (FULL LENGTH VERSION) [4:40]

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Reply #6 posted 04/19/18 8:31am

eyewishuheaven

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Exquisite.

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #7 posted 04/19/18 8:35am

Loefie

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Great footage. I would really buy stuff of those rehearsals. Also great they released this version of Nothing Compares 2 U. This might mean they are really busy with his recordings. Keeping my fingers crossed for great stuff to come through the “official” channels.
Produced, Arranged, Composed & Performed by PRINCE


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Reply #8 posted 04/19/18 8:37am

darkroman

That is an awesome tribute to mark the second anniversary!

AMAZING!!!


lol

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Reply #9 posted 04/19/18 8:38am

Genesia

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Be still my broken heart. bheart

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #10 posted 04/19/18 8:42am

BartVanHemelen

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Hot-damn.

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It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
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Reply #11 posted 04/19/18 8:48am

peedub

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beautiful...and bought.

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Reply #12 posted 04/19/18 8:51am

james

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7" now available with a Limited Edition T-Shirt Bundle... and lots of other good stuff!!

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https://www.princehitnrun.com/store/

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Had to grab a Dirty Mind T-Shirt and the Love Sybmol T too !! biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 04/19/18 8:57am

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I can't help but think the Estate missed a trick here.

This track, in general commercial terms, is one of the holy grails.

It would have been much more effective to use it as a lead digital single for an ATWIAD remaster or new unreleased project.
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Reply #14 posted 04/19/18 9:00am

RodeoSchro

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HOLY MOLEY.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #15 posted 04/19/18 9:00am

Silvertongue7

SquirrelMeat said:

I can't help but think the Estate missed a trick here.

This track, in general commercial terms, is one of the holy grails.

It would have been much more effective to use it as a lead digital single for an ATWIAD remaster or new unreleased project.

Or as part of 4ever...
I got really excited for a minute, and I’m happy it’s being released, but I was hoping for a bit more...
Someone's in my body, someone's in my body...
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Reply #16 posted 04/19/18 9:01am

QueenofPurpleP
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Lawd Jesus

I Just Came To Dance and Shade for Yall
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Reply #17 posted 04/19/18 9:01am

purplethunder3
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eek

Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see...
I know that the tide is turning 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down!
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Reply #18 posted 04/19/18 9:04am

peedub

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jesus...seeing new footage when he's so beautiful and alive, instead of the same rehashed images...it's breathtaking. it makes my heart heavy.

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Reply #19 posted 04/19/18 9:05am

poppys

sun

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Reply #20 posted 04/19/18 9:06am

james

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They should have released this for Record Store Day (This Saturday!).

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It would have been one of THE releases to get... instead only the fans on here will know about it (probably).

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Reply #21 posted 04/19/18 9:09am

MIRvmn

Great news cool
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #22 posted 04/19/18 9:10am

Genesia

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QueenofPurplePalace said:

Lawd Jesus


Exactly. lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #23 posted 04/19/18 9:10am

james

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BartVanHemelen said:

Hot-damn.

Bart, are you OK mate? You seem... happy !! wink

[Edited 4/19/18 9:21am]

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Reply #24 posted 04/19/18 9:13am

Wolfie87

THAT JUMP TO SITTING POSITION! 3:56 eek

In spike heels I might ad. I never knew how good of a dancer he really was. This is seriously challenging MJ.

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Reply #25 posted 04/19/18 9:14am

Genesia

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peedub said:

jesus...seeing new footage when he's so beautiful and alive, instead of the same rehashed images...it's breathtaking. it makes my heart heavy.


I know. We've all seen that grainy warehouse footage on youtube, but this is so clear and he's so beautiful. I can barely swallow, my throat is so tight.

Then I watch a little more and think, "No wonder his poor body was broken." And I almost feel guilty for enjoying it. And then I think, "But that's not what he would have wanted. He did everything willingly and with purpose." And then I feel guilty for feeling guilty.

Yeah...still not over it.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #26 posted 04/19/18 9:17am

QueenofPurpleP
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james said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Hot-damn.

Bart, are you OK mate? So seem... happy !! wink

Bart is happy, Bootlegs getting official release WITH video. I can't take today!

I Just Came To Dance and Shade for Yall
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Reply #27 posted 04/19/18 9:22am

poppys

QueenofPurplePalace said:

james said:

Bart, are you OK mate? So seem... happy !! wink

Bart is happy, Bootlegs getting official release WITH video. I can't take today!


lol

See the source image

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Reply #28 posted 04/19/18 9:24am

poppys

Genesia said:

peedub said:

jesus...seeing new footage when he's so beautiful and alive, instead of the same rehashed images...it's breathtaking. it makes my heart heavy.


I know. We've all seen that grainy warehouse footage on youtube, but this is so clear and he's so beautiful. I can barely swallow, my throat is so tight.

Then I watch a little more and think, "No wonder his poor body was broken." And I almost feel guilty for enjoying it. And then I think, "But that's not what he would have wanted. He did everything willingly and with purpose." And then I feel guilty for feeling guilty.

Yeah...still not over it.

hug all that

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Reply #29 posted 04/19/18 9:32am

pinkcashmere23

heart Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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