Ulver Posts Prince Cover Of "Thieves In The Temple" Online
ULVER has posted a cover version of PRINCE's "Thieves in the Temple" on their official MySpace page."Thieves in the Temple" was originally released on Prince's 1990 "Graffiti Bridge" album, with the song hitting 6 on the US charts.
For the cover, ULVER collaborated with female soul singer and WYCLEF JEAN protégée, SIRI STRANGER. The boys downplay their own participation, and relation to Prince, with the following statement: "Prince is not our familiar, but we appreciate his spirituality and sensibility, manifest in this song. We are thieves in his temple."
Their song is part of a massive 81-track, 5-CD tribute titled, "Shockadelica: 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Artist Known As Prince" (C+C Records)
Info on the label website about the release reads: "An overwhelming compilation by the finest Norwegian artists doing their all-time favourite Prince songs. Shockadelica is a genre-breaking compilation where all musical categories are represented. We have gathered Norway's finest jazz musicians, heavy metalists, pop, electro, rock, country, blues, gospel choirs, Norway's most famous boy choir, avantgarde, soul, funk, jazz-rock, noise, humourists, singer/songwriters, hiphop-producers, Prince cover bands and dance artists. Even the national symphony orchestra KORK is represented. This is more than just a Prince tribute album. This is actually EVERYTHING the Norwegian musical scene has to offer 2008. All is made with love to the world's greatest artist ever, Prince. The 5 CD-compilation is one time offer, 5000 copies limited edition only."
You can get the full tracklisting and artists involved here.
ULVER released "Shadows of the Sun" in October last year via THE END RECORDS.
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