Prince estate releases late artist’s unheard demos in ‘Originals’

    More music from The Purple One’s vault.

    Prince performing in Inglewood, California in 1985
    Prince performing in Inglewood, California in 1985. Image: Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

    Prince’s estate has released Originals, a 15-track LP containing never-heard-before demos from the prolific musician. The compilation album was curated by Jay-Z and Troy Carter.

    Aside from the original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which was released last April as a standalone single, these tracks were initially only produced as material for other artists. They include classic hits such as Sheila E’s “The Glamorous Life” (1984) and The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” (1986). With Originals, you can now listen to these demos as performed by Prince himself.

    Originals will stream exclusively on Tidal for two weeks from June 7, after which it will be available on other platforms.

    Stream the album here: