Prince ‎– Nothing Compares 2 U

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This is the original 1984 recording by Prince.

The Song 'Nothing Compares 2 U' was initially released on The Family's debut album.

After the cover version by Sinéad O'Connor became a worldwide number one hit, Prince began performing the song on his concerts and released a live version (recorded in 1992) on CD Single and on the The Hits 1 compilation.

The 1984 recording was initially available to order on 7" picture disc exclusive via the "HITNRUN" online store (operated by 'The Prince Estate' from 19 to 25 April 2018) as part of various bundles (record combined with custom made/limited edition T-shirt or Jacket) and on all digital platforms to download.

One day later a limited edition on purple vinyl was available at the merchandise in Paisley Park during the annual celebration and also at the"Electric Fetus" record store (in Minneapolis) to "Paisley Park Celebration 2018" badge holders only. It was limited to one copy per badge. Upon purchase, the badge altered with a star-shaped punch hole.

One day later (Saturday) "Electric Fetus" offered another 300 copies for purchase (while supplies last) for the Record Store Day 2018 with the same 'one copy per person' policy.

After the Celebration/Record Store weekend "Electric Fetus" sold a unknown amount of the purple vinyl edition online, it was sold out within a few hours. Since then they had drop in sporadic intervals some copies on discogs marketplace and/or other platforms.

A limited black vinyl edition was released one month later and since June 2019 the recording is also available on the Originals album.

Tracklist

Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit Version) 4:12
Nothing Compares 2 U (Full-Length Version) 4:40

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R7-567338, R7 567338 Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(7", Single, Ltd, Pur) NPG Records, The Prince Estate, Warner Bros. Records R7-567338, R7 567338 US 2018 Sell This Version
RB7-567338, R7 567338 Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(7", Single, Ltd) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records, The Prince Estate, NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records, The Prince Estate RB7-567338, R7 567338 US 2018 Sell This Version
603497858781 Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(7", Single, Ltd) NPG Records, The Prince Estate, Warner Bros. Records 603497858781 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
RPD7-567338 Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(7", Single, Pic) The Prince Estate, Warner Bros. Records, NPG Records RPD7-567338 US 2018 Sell This Version
none Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(7", W/Lbl) Not On Label none US 2018 Sell This Version
none Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(CDr, Single, Promo) Warner Music Sweden AB none Sweden 2018 Sell This Version
none Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(File, AAC, Single, 256) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records none 2018
none Prince Nothing Compares 2 U(File, FLAC, Single) Warner Bros. Records none Europe 2018

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OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

July 22, 2019
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Pic, RPD7-567338
in the aftermath it seems only the initial "bundle" was limited - not the picture disc itself, they just not communicated that detail from the beginning and play with last-minute panic of the collectors...
L0L59

L0L59

October 14, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, RB7-567338, R7 567338

Sounds Excellent for a 7 inch record! The cover looks very nice, but they didn't line the inside of the cover to prevent the record from getting scratched. Because of this, the record gets marked and a little bit scratched.
singbluesilver

singbluesilver

September 19, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Pic, RPD7-567338
Screwed by the estate. Released it as made on order, with t-shirt or hoodie or whatever, and now they sell the Picture disc only for 20 dollars... nothing limited anymore....
REENO

REENO

June 30, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, RB7-567338, R7 567338
Very nice release! Sounds good, and looks like a CLASSIC Warner Bros. 7".

Not a favorite Prince song of mine in general, but great to hear HIS version of it.
jimhb

jimhb

June 19, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, RB7-567338, R7 567338

The pressing is great and the song is amazing. Just wish it would have been released as a 12-inch single.
dgj2017

dgj2017

June 19, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, Pur, R7-567338, R7 567338
Unless the price goes through the roof I don’t intend selling my copies for ten years.
dgj2017

dgj2017

June 9, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, 603497858781
Any body know how ltd this release is? 5000 ..? 10000...?
ZangTummTumb

ZangTummTumb

May 30, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, Pur, R7-567338, R7 567338
Well I personally think a lot of Prince items currently are over inflated, but I’m not about to sell my purple copy.
OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

May 21, 2018
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, Pur, R7-567338, R7 567338
tomorrow the BLACK vinyl edition comes in stores: same sleeve almost same sticker... = the insane price for the purple vinyl will drop ;-)
seekandreplay

seekandreplay

May 16, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Nothing Compares 2 U, 7", Single, Ltd, Pur, R7-567338, R7 567338
LOL... Bottom going to fall out on this next week. Regular unlimited black copy gets released on May 25th, 2018.