Prince’s Original Demo Tape from the 70’s Found in Attic
It can be breathtaking the things that you can find in someone's attic.
It's been seven years since musical sensation Prince has died. The original recording of his demo tape that helped him to land his first music deal was found in the attic of a Warner Bros. executive, and now the reel has been put up for auction according to the goodnewsnetwork.org.
Decades of fans have enjoyed Prince's music, and even have enjoyed songs made famous by other artists, but Prince originally wrote that. The talented star died of an accidental opioid overdose on April 21, 2016. He thought he was taking Vicodin, but it was laced with Fentanyl. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studio.
It was on that 1976 demo reel that Warner Bros. executive Russ Thyret. It includes several tracks:
- 'Just as Long as We're Together'
- 'My Love is Forever'
- 'Jelly Jam', which was never released to the public
Prince wrote, sang, and performed everything on this demo reel which ultimately led to Warner Bros. signing a contract with the musical giant in 1997. Boston-based Auction company RR says that so far only one bid has been made for the demo reel. The bid is for $5,000. The auction will be open until Friday, June 23.
Prince was a prolific writer. While he wrote his own extremely successful music, he also wrote such hits as "Nothing Compares to You", the hit made famous by Sinead O'Connor. Prince also used pseudonyms when he wrote songs. For example, he used the pseudonym, Christopher when he wrote the song, "Manic Monday" made famous by the Bangles.