Prince - Originals Colored 180g Vinyl 2LP & CD

Prince Originals Colored 180g Vinyl 2LP & CD

 

Prince will forever be remembered as a commanding live performer, chart-topping recording artist and music business revolutionary. Yet for all the time he spent in the spotlight over his four-decade-long career, Prince also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to nurture talent and pen songs fro the rising artists he respected.

 

Sourced directly from Prince's vast archive of Vault recordings, Originals is a 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in other artists' careers.

 

By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts even as a writer/producer with songs he'd composed and recorded for others. In addition to releasing nine of his most commercially successful full-length albums, he also wrote and recorded endless reels of material for proteges The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E., Apollonia 6, Jill Jones, the Family, and Mazarati.

 

Occasionally, Prince's original demo recordings would be used as master takes on their albums, with only minor alterations to the instrumentation and a replacement of the vocal tracks. Other times, artists would rely on his demos to guide them through their own recording process, with Prince's initial take informing their final version of his song.

 

The aggregate effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture.

 

Several of the iconic songs found on Originals were considerable hits for the artists who recorded them. Sheila E.'s "The Glamorous Life" reached #1 on the dance charts in 1984, while the enormous success of "Manic Monday" propelled the single and its accompanying album, The Bangles' Different Light, to the #2 spot on the pop charts. 

 

Prince Originals Track Listing:

 

LP 1

 

1. Sex Shooter
2. Jungle Love
3. Manic Monday
4. Noon Rendezvous
5. Make-Up
6. 100 MPH
7. You're My Love
8. Holly Rock

 

LP 2

 

1. Baby, You're A Trip
2. The Glamorous Life
3. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
4. Love... Thy Will Be Done
5. Dear Michaelangelo
6. Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?
7. Nothing Compares 2 U

 

CD

 

1. Sex Shooter
2. Jungle Love
3. Manic Monday
4. Noon Rendezvous
5. Make-Up
6. 100 MPH
7. You're My Love
8. Holly Rock
9. Baby, You're A Trip
10. The Glamorous Life
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
12. Love... Thy Will Be Done
13. Dear Michaelangelo
14. Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?
15. Nothing Compares 2 U

Prince - Originals Colored 180g Vinyl 2LP & CD

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