Tuesday, March 04, 2008

He Sang, She Sang - 12

Nothing Compares To You
Prince wrote this song in the 80's for The Family - a funk band created as an outlet to release Prince's music. This song was not released a single and went unnoticed.
In 1990, Sinead O'Connor recorded the song on her second album and made it a worldwide hit. The video was for this song is really intense and so haunting. The video went on to win the MTV Best Video award for the year.
As a result of the popularity of Sinead's cover, Prince began to perform this song live in concerts. His version features the vocal powerhouse Rosie Gaines.
A number of artists have recorded their version of this song but these are really the only 2 worth mentioning.
I have included both versions in the soundbyte playing. But i also added a live version by Lemar i discovered as well.
Which version works the best for you?


Patrice said...

I don't think Sinead O'Connor's version is ageing well, and it might now need video accompaniment to keep my attention. But of the three, I still prefer it. I might have preferred Prince's had he not turned it into a duet.

Jaycee said...

Ooooooooohhhhh, Prince's version was okay, but LEMAR's version is soooooooooooooooo beaurrriful. Aaah, I just had to smile while listening to his voice sha!!! Esp the intonations...

The Last King Of Scotland said...

sinead oconnor is by far the best version, no mean feat considering its a prince song