The private music cache of a national treasure
A full two-years since the untimely passing of music legend Prince, the artist continues to grab the attention of the music world as avid fans wait patiently for unreleased music from the Minnesota-born maestro to be released to the masses.
Just last week, Prince’s estate released an unearthed rendition of his track ‘Nothing Compares To U’ – a song made famous by singer Sinead O’Connor back in 1990.
Prince’s estate has today released the original and previously unheard rendition of the the artist’s original single ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’. The track was originally recorded in 1984, a full six years before Sinead O’Connor would take the song and reimagine it into a worldwide hit.
This starry and jaw-dropping original rendition of the track was released alongside previously unseen footage of the Minnesota-born maestro rehersing with his band, The Revolution.
Since his untimely passing in 2016, Prince’s estate has had its hands full with legal battles, the posthumous investigation into the cause of the artist’s death, mixing and prepping unreleased tracks by the artist for release and finding a way to finish the memoir that Prince left unfinished.
On top of the release of this new single, Prince’s estate declared today that they would not be pressing criminal charges in the relation of the artist’s death. The amount of fentanyl found in the artist’s toxicology report was declared “a pretty clear smoking gun” when investigating the cause of his death, but CNN reports that no evidence showing how the star obtained the pills that lead to his death has been found, meaning no criminal charges will be filed in the case.
Listen to the song and watch previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution below.
As part of the investigation into Prince’s death – which recently took a turn last week when his estate stated that “no criminal charges will be filed” for the artists death – the Carver County Sheriff’s Officehas released jaw-dropping photos of the artist’s secret music vault to the public.
According to Prince’s estate, there is enough unreleased music within this vault to release a new album every year for the next century. Plans to release much of this “mind blowing” unreleased music have yet to be revealed, but Troy Carter – the official advisor to Prince’s estate – insists that this unheard music will be “coming soon”.
Check out the photos to Prince’s private music vault below.