Prince’s Just-Released Recording Of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Is Incredible, As Is The Story Behind It

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In 1984, iconic musican and songwriter Prince penned the now famous song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” However, as any fan of his knows, he didn’t end up recording the song for himself. Instead it gained its fame thanks to a haunting rendition sung by Sinead O’Connor in 1990.

That, however, was only a sliver of the story behind the song, who it was about, why Prince didn’t record it himself, and what he really thought of Sinead O’Connor’s version.

Thirty-four years after he wrote the song, and 27 years after O’Connor made it famous, the original recording of Prince performing “Nothing Compares 2 U” has finally been released.

According to the Guardian, he actually wrote the song for The Family, a band Prince had put together, but never really ended up promoting. If you’ve never heard of them, you’re not alone, but here’s what their rendition of the song sounded like.

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