37,000 hours of Billy Joel covers found in Prince’s vault!!
The executors of Prince’s estate announced Monday that the performer’s famed vault in his Paisley Park residence sadly contains 37,000 hours of Billy Joel covers. “Prince was constantly creating throughout his career, and after finally accessing his vast trove of previously unheard music, we now know that he produced over 40,000 albums’ worth of material that is, unfortunately, made up entirely of songs originally recorded by Billy Joel,” said attorney L. Londell McMillan, reluctantly admitting that Prince had produced at least 9,000 hours of “Uptown Girl” covers alone. “We regrettably found a slowed-down, 40-minute version of ‘Scenes From An Italian Restaurant’ from the late 1980s, as well as a melodic vocal-only version recorded more recently—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It appears he was still recording pulsing, guitar-driven covers of ‘She’s Always A Woman’ up until his death. Tragically, we could be hearing new Prince tracks covering Billy Joel classics for decades to come.” Executors went on to announce they had discovered Prince’s private journals containing hundreds of pages of additional, updated verses to “We Didn’t Start The Fire.”
Now one should ask themselves, “Does it really matter?” Prince was an iconic singer, songwriter, and performer. A true Prince fan will anxiously await the release of those covers. Anything he was able to get his hands on, has been magical. A true artist is able to take another’s song and put their spin on it without changing the meaning of the song.
Prince was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical genius and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and amazing vocal range. Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. The Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists.