Coming on June 21st will be the latest posthumous Prince release, titled Originals. Rolling Stone reported the 15-track collection "comprises songs from Prince’s 'Vault' recordings, which were selected by Troy Carter on behalf of the late singer’s estate alongside Jay-Z. The set hails from recordings the artist made from 1981 through 1991 that he primarily composed and wrote for others, many of which became hits, such as Sheila E.'s 'The Glamorous Life' and the Bangles’ 'Manic Monday.'"
The Originals also features Prince's versions of Vanity 6's "Make-Up," Kenny Rogers’ "You’re My Love," and Prince’s original version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which Prince's estate released in April 2018. Prior to its street date, Originals will stream on Tidal between June 7th and 20th, with 180-gram two-LP -- plus limited edition deluxe CD, and two-LP versions set for release on July 19th.
The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs recalled dropping by an L.A. Prince recording session in 1985 to snag the demo for "Manic Monday," which became the band's breakthrough hit -- despite being blocked from hitting Number One by Prince's own "Kiss": "I was told, 'Drive over there, pick it up. Prince has this cassette for you.' I went there, he was singing or something and didn't come out and say hello, but the thing was waiting for me at the front desk. I raced back to Sunset Sound Factory, we listened to it, I still have the exact cassette that I got that day, y'know, carefully, in my house -- I treasure it. But I just remember thinking, 'This is perfect for us.'"
Prince's long awaited memoir, The Beautiful Ones, will be published on October 29th.AUDIO: SUSANNA HOFFS ON THE 'MANIC MONDAY' DEMO