The Prince Estate has released a brand new music video for Prince’s original recording of the classic “Manic Monday” featuring never before seen, archival footage from his vault.
The recently discovered footage features Prince and his then band, The Revolution, rehearsing their high energy live show as well as their dance routine for the iconic “When Doves Cry” video.
The song is on the new release Originals which is available on Apple Music and via all download and streaming partners and physically on CD, while 180-gram 2LP and limited-edition Deluxe CD +Purple 2LP formats will follow on July 19th.
Originals pulls back the curtain to reveal the origins of these familiar songs, in addition to deeper album cuts such as Vanity 6’s “Make-Up,” Jill Jones’s “Baby, You’re a Trip,” and Kenny Rogers’ “You’re My Love.” The album also features Prince’s majestic original 1984 version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” released in 2018 as a standalone single.
When the Prince-written track “Manic Monday” was released by The Bangles in 1986, it helped propel their Different Light album to #2 on the charts.
As one of the most prolific writer/producers of our time, Prince dominated the charts with songs he’d composed and recorded for others as well. 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. The Time’s Ice Cream Castle, featuring the US top 20 “Jungle Love”, spent a whopping 57 weeks on the Billboard 200. And in 1991, Martika enjoyed international success with “Love… Thy Will Be Done”, a top 10 hit in France, Australia, the UK and the USA.
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 for the rising artists he respected. The combined effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture.
Here are all the tracks on Originals (Listed with First Released by (Artist: Album – year) followed by the year of Prince’s recording included on Originals)
1. Sex Shooter Apollonia 6: Apollonia 6 – 1984 / 1983
2. Jungle Love The Time: Ice Cream Castle – 1984 / 1983
3. Manic Monday The Bangles: Different Light – 1985 / 1984
4. Noon Rendezvous Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life – 1984 / 1984
5. Make-Up Vanity 6: Vanity 6 – 1982 / 1981
6. 100 MPH Mazarati: Mazarati – 1986 / 1984
7. You’re My Love Kenny Rogers: They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To – 1986 / 1982
8. Holly Rock Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) – 1985 / 1985
9. Baby, You’re a Trip Jill Jones: Jill Jones – 1987 / 1982
10. The Glamorous Life Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life – 1984 / 1983
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too The Time: What Time Is It? – 1982 / 1982
12. Love… Thy Will Be Done Martika: Martika’s Kitchen – 1991 / 1991
13. Dear Michaelangelo Sheila E.: Romance 1600 – 1985 / 1985
14. Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me? Taja Sevelle: Taja Sevelle – 1987 / 1981
15. Nothing Compares 2 U The Family: The Family – 1985 / 1984
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