First Listen: Long Lost Prince version of "The Glamorous Life" released from vault

(June 21, 2019) Prince fans know that, as prolific as the Purple One was at releasing music, there are literally hundreds of songs in the vaults that were never released. A new album gathers a number of Prince's demos of songs that later became huge hits for such artists as The Time, The Bangles and even Kenny Rogers. To call it Originals is a bit of a misnomer. These are relatively rough demo recordings that were used to present the basic song to the artists who would ultimately record them with more full-bodied production.

(June 21, 2019) Prince fans know that, as prolific as the Purple One was at releasing music, there are literally hundreds of songs in the vaults that were never released. A new album gathers a number of Prince's demos of songs that later became huge hits for such artists as The Time, The Bangles and even Kenny Rogers. To call it Originals is a bit of a misnomer. These are relatively rough demo recordings that were used to present the basic song to the artists who would ultimately record them with more full-bodied production.

All that aside, hearing Originals is pretty fun, even if Prince was generally providing understated vocals. One of the songs that is really interesting is Prince's original demo recording of "The Glamorous Life," a song that would become the signature number for his drummer protege, Sheila E. The Prince version opens with a funky sax solo and a string section playing the song hook, before leading into a more familiar wall of sound. Prince plays it low key on the vocals, but still sounds great. It reminds us again about what a great song "The Glamorous Life" was. If you're a Prince STAN, you'll love it, but even if you're not it is intriguing. Check it out below

Prince - "The Glamorous Life"

 
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