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Prince - Listen to His Previously Unreleased Original Demo of “Feel For You”

Recorded in 1979 and Available on 7-Inch

Oct 18, 2019 Prince
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Prince‘s self-titled second album turns 40 tomorrow, it was released on October 19, 1979. In honor of that anniversary, the Prince Estate and Warner Records have shared his previously unreleased demo for the album’s “Feel For You,” recorded earlier that year. Chaka Khan later had a hit covering the song in 1984. The Prince demo is out now digitally and you can also order it on 7-inch for the next seven days here, with the album version as the B-side. Listen to both versions below, follow by the video for Chaka Khan’s cover.

In a press release Prince vault archivist Michael Howe had this to say about finding the demo: “I was blown away. Here is 20-year-old Prince thinking aloud, feeling his way through the song. You hear his incredible talent shining through on acoustic guitar, which is not something he typically showcased, and his guide vocal is astonishingly great.”

In June a new posthumous Prince album, Originals, was released. It collected his demos of songs he eventually gave to other artists. Almost all of the 15 tracks were previously unreleased and it included Prince’s original versions of such iconic songs as “The Glamorous Life” and “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

When Prince passed away in 2016 he left behind a huge vault filled with unreleased material and so we can probably expect new albums from him for years to come. Last year saw the release of Piano & A Microphone 1983, which was culled from a previously unheard home studio cassette recorded in 1983 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, MN and just featured Prince singing and playing piano.

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