First Listen: Prince acoustic "I Feel For You" demo pulled from the vault

(December 30, 2019) Without a doubt, one of the great R&B songs of the 1980s was the tremendously funky Chaka Khan gem, “I Feel For You.” With revolutionary production by Arif Mardin and guest work from the great Stevie Wonder and Melle Mel, the song became a top 10 song on both the pop and R&B charts in 1984, and gave Chaka’s solo career a well deserved boost.

The song, written by Prince, has mostly been known for that iconic version, but recently Prince’s estate has released the original demo of the song. With just acoustic guitar and Prince’s instantly recognizable falsetto – with a lot of scatting -- the recording gives an entirely different feel to the song, one that in its simplicity is pure enjoyment for the listener.

Check out this very different version of a classic, and tell us what you think.

(December 30, 2019) Without a doubt, one of the great R&B songs of the 1980s was the tremendously funky Chaka Khan gem, “I Feel For You.” With revolutionary production by Arif Mardin and guest work from the great Stevie Wonder and Melle Mel, the song became a top 10 song on both the pop and R&B charts in 1984, and gave Chaka’s solo career a well deserved boost.

The song, written by Prince, has mostly been known for that iconic version, but recently Prince’s estate has released the original demo of the song. With just acoustic guitar and Prince’s instantly recognizable falsetto – with a lot of scatting -- the recording gives an entirely different feel to the song, one that in its simplicity is pure enjoyment for the listener.

Check out this very different version of a classic, and tell us what you think.

Prince – “I Feel For You” (Acoustic Demo)

And, of course, here is the most famous version of the song, from Chaka Khan

 
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