The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records, have just released Prince: Originals, a new 15-track album of Prince songs recorded by other artists - and we've got four copies to give away.
A new music video for Prince’s original recording of the classic Manic Monday, a massive hit for The Bangles in 1985, has also been released and it features never before seen, archive footage from the great man’s vault.
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As one of the most prolific writer/producers of all time, Prince dominated the charts with songs he'd composed and recorded for others as well.
Several of the iconic songs found on Originals were considerable hits for the artists who recorded them; Sheila E.’s The Glamorous Life reached No. 1 on the dance charts in 1984, while the enormous success of Manic Monday propelled the single and its accompanying album, The Bangles’ album Different Light, to the No. 2 spot on the pop charts in the US and the UK.
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.
Originals is now available on Apple Music and for download and streaming partners. It is also available on CD, while a 180-gram two LP and limited-edition Deluxe CD and Purple two LP formats will follow on July 19th.
The full track listing of Prince: Originals is:
First Released by (artist: album - year) followed by the year of Prince's recording included on Originals
Sex Shooter Apollonia 6: Apollonia 6 - 1984 / 1983
Jungle Love The Time: Ice Cream Castle - 1984 / 1983
Manic Monday The Bangles: Different Light - 1985 / 1984
Noon Rendezvous Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life - 1984 / 1984
Make-Up Vanity 6: Vanity 6 - 1982 / 1981
100 MPH Mazarati: Mazarati - 1986 / 1984
You're My Love Kenny Rogers: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To - 1986 / 1982
Holly Rock Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) - 1985 / 1985
Baby, You’re a Trip Jill Jones: Jill Jones - 1987 / 1982
The Glamorous Life Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life - 1984 / 1983
Gigolos Get Lonely Too The Time: What Time Is It? - 1982 / 1982
Love… Thy Will Be Done Martika: Martika’s Kitchen - 1991 / 1991
Dear Michaelangelo Sheila E.: Romance 1600 - 1985 / 1985
Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me? Taja Sevelle: Taja Sevelle - 1987 / 1981
Nothing Compares 2 U The Family: The Family - 1985 / 1984
We have two CD copies and two vinyl copies of the album to win. Simply answer the question below and e mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Prince" in the subject line and specifying if you want a CD or vinyl copy. closing date it noon this Friday, June 28th.
Which band had a massive hit with the Prince-penned song Manic Monday?