Listen to the only recording of Prince’s original tune, Nothing Compares 2 U.

The video, which was just released today, shows previously unseen video footage of Prince & The Revolution rehearsing back in 1984. The video is paired with a recording of Prince singing a very rough version of Nothing Compares 2 U prior to Sinead O’Conner even being considered to record the song.

The video is captioned with the following:

“The following is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984. It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Praire , Minnesota that Prince created  and committed to tape one of his most beloved  and iconic compositions , which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Conner.  Prince’s original studio version of Nothing Compares 2 U is presented here for the first time.”

I’m not even going to breakdown the video for you – just watch and you’ll see just how talented Prince truly was and how dedicated he was to his craft. Much respect.