Album: Nothing Compares 2 Him

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Nothing Compares 2 Him

Album details

Released: Summer 1990
Length: 96:11
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA; Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA; North Arm Drive Home Studio, Orono, MN, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Mobile Recording Unit, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA; The Warehouse, St. Louis Park, MN, USA ; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA; Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA;

See also

Nude Tour  
Nothing Compares 2 Him is the eighth promotional compilation album by Prince, available in Summer 1990 on cassette to be played in stores to promote the Nude Tour in the UK where Prince played no less than 21 shows (including setting a record-breaking of 16 performances at Wembley Arena in London that year).

A promotional VHS, also titled Nothing Compares 2 Him, was also available for in-store play.

The cassette contains twenty tracks which have all been previously released as singles. Most of them were also included on Sounds O’ The Times and Love Prince (only Dirty Mind and Girls & Boys were not kept from the previous selections).

Prince had released eleven albums at that point, but neither For You nor Controversy were represented on this collection. Nothing Compares 2 Him includes songs from Batman (Batdance and Partyman). The version of Batdance included here is the album version shortened to make it start from the Vicky Vale part. The dialogues sampled from the film are kept, as is the intro for Partyman. The versions of I Would Die 4 U and Kiss are taken from their respective albums (unlike the versions included on Sounds O’ The Times and Love Prince).

Despite its title, the tape doesn’t contain the song Nothing Compares 2 U which was a worldwide number one single (including in the UK) when covered by Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.

Track listing
  • Side one:
  1. I Wanna Be Your Lover (5:47)
  2. When You Were Mine (3:44)
  3. 1999 (6:22)
  4. Little Red Corvette (4:58)
  5. When Doves Cry (5:52) 1
  6. Purple Rain (8:41) 1
  7. I Would Die 4 U (2:51) 1
  8. Let’s Go Crazy (4:39) 1
  9. Paisley Park (4:41) 1
  10. Raspberry Beret (3:31) 1
  • Side two:
  1. Kiss (3:38) 1
  2. Mountains (3:58) 2
  3. Anotherloverholenyohead (3:58) 1
  4. Sign “☮︎” The Times (5:01) with a slight fade at the end
  5. If I Was Your Girlfriend (5:01)
  6. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:28)
  7. Alphabet St. (5:33) incomplete intro
  8. Glam Slam (4:25) edit of the album version not labeled as such
  9. Batdance (3:28) edit of the album version not labeled as such
  10. Partyman (3:11)

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
2  Written by Prince, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (credited to Prince and the Revolution)

  • See individual tracks for credits.

  • See individual tracks and respective albums for credits.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information


  • This album was a promotional release, not meant to be distributed to the general public and/or made available for retail.

Stockholm 1988
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1992
The Crown Jewels