Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U

Prince's estate has released his original 1984 recording of Nothing Compares 2 U, ahead of the second anniversary of his death. 

Prince's recording is more ornate than Sinead O'Connor's stripped-down version, and features a heavy guitar riff and a saxophone solo by frequent collaborator Eric Leeds.

But the backing vocals, recorded by the star's on-off girlfriend Susannah Melvoin, are a revelation, providing a harmonic counterpoint to the desolate lyrics. 

via BBC

The video features previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984. It is incredibly sad to watch and listen to. Gone to soon, but will never be forgotten.