Prince - Originals
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Based on 19 reviews
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Based on 84 ratings
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June 7, 2019 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
Synth Funk, Pop Soul / Genres
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Prince is, for me, one of the best singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of all time. The legend has not yet said its last word. In 2018, a set of demos recorded on the piano was released. In 2019, this is "Originals". A posthumous project that is definitely worth the detour, much more enjoyable and interesting musically. The songs have just been remastered, nothing has been added. From the beginning of the 80s, the prolific Prince began to write and compose many songs for ... read more
A pretty cool compilation which really highlights how talented Prince was as a writer.

Best Track: Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?
Worst Track: Jungle Love
Finally, a collection of unreleased demos that Prince donated to other artists, demos that flourished without any trace of the originals, till now.
Such a fun project. I went into this just on a whim and left thoroughly enjoying the entire album. Not only does this emphasize the omnipresence of Prince in pop culture, but how friggin' good he was at writing classic hits. 'The Glamorous Life' blows Sheila E.'s version out of the water and is my main bop at the moment.

The demo version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' is also a highlight, though someone could play that song while I was being waterboarded and I would still enjoy the experience. A ... read more
Yeah I dont really see why this has so much praise. Dont get me wrong there are really good songs like sex shooter, jungle love, and 100 mph. I just feel like the mixing is just dog shit and some of the songs are not even prince's best work. It makes me think are they giving him praise because hes gone or is it because of the music.
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Track List

  1. Sex Shooter
  2. Jungle Love
  3. Manic Monday
  4. Noon Rendezvous
  5. Make-Up
  6. 100 Mph
  7. You're My Love
  8. Holly Rock
  9. Baby, You're a Trip
  10. The Glamorous Life
  11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too
  12. Love... Thy Will Be Done
  13. Dear Michaelangelo
  14. Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?
  15. Nothing Compares 2 U
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Added on: April 25, 2019