The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
When Prince left Warner Brothers, the label randomly selected 10 cuts from the Purple One's vaults and came up with this charmer. Highlights include "She Spoke to Me," "The Rest of My Life" and the old-school love song "Extraordinary." The set's jewel in the crown is the title cut, a noirly cinematic, emotionally overwrought jazz-soul ballad that makes fame and friendship seem like wars nobody wins. Why in the earth did Prince bury the song?