- Product Code: C30 RGM 7040
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The second full-length studio album by legendary Irish Alternative/Folk Pop Rock singer.
"I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" became Sinéad O'Connor's popular breakthrough on the strength of the stunning Prince cover "Nothing Compares 2 U", which topped the pop charts for a month. But even its remarkable intimacy wasn't adequate preparation for the harrowing confessionals that composed the majority of the album. Informed by her stormy relationship with drummer John Reynolds, who fathered O'Connor's first child before the couple broke up, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" lays the singer's psyche startlingly and sometimes uncomfortably bare. The songs mostly address relationships with parents, children, and (especially) lovers, through which O'Connor weaves a stubborn refusal to be defined by anyone but herself. In fact, the album is almost too personal and cathartic to draw the listener in close, since O'Connor projects such turmoil and offers such specific detail.
The first song on the album, "Feel So Different", starts with "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Niebuhr. The album also includes O'Connor's rendition of "I Am Stretched on Your Grave", an anonymous 17th century poem that was written in Irish, translated into English by Frank O'Connor, and composed by musician Philip King in 1979. O'Connor's sings her version over the oft-sampled loop of "Funky Drummer" by James Brown.
The album contains O'Connor's version of the Prince song "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was released as a Single and was one of the best-selling Singles in the world in 1990, topping the charts in many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. This rendition of the Prince song reflected on O'Connor's mother, who had lost her life in an auto accident five years earlier. The single "Emperor's New Clothes" found moderate success, although it did top the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US.
The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1991, including "Record of the Year", "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance", and "Best Music Video, Short Form" for "Nothing Compares 2 U", winning the award for "Best Alternative Music Performance". However, O'Connor refused to accept the nominations and award.
In 2012, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" was ranked number 408 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album was ranked number 457 on the 2020 edition of the list.
RGM, 1990/1992 (C30 RGM 7040). Russian bootlegged release. Used (cover/disc): EX+/EX+.
1. Feel So Different
2. Three Babies
3. The Emperor's New Clothes
4. Black Boys On Mopeds
5. Nothing Compares 2U
6. You Cause As Much Sorrow
7. The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance
8. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got