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is the second album by I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got Sinéad O'Connor. It was released in March 1990 on Ensign/Chrysalis Records. 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. 
Background [ edit ]
The critically acclaimed album contains her most famous single, "
Nothing Compares 2 U", and was one of the best selling records in the world in 1990, topping the charts in the US, UK, and Canada. This rendition reflected on O'Connor's mother who lost her life in an auto accident five years earlier.  The single "Emperor's New Clothes" found more moderate success, although it did top the  Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US.
The album includes O'Connor's rendition of "
I Am Stretched on Your Grave", an anonymous 17th century poem, originally written in Irish and translated into English by Frank O'Connor and composed by musician Philip King in 1979.  The first song, "Feel So Different", starts with  The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr.
The inner sleeve notes acknowledge
Kabbalah teacher, Warren Kenton: "Special thanks to Selina Marshall + Warren Kenton for showing me that all I'd need was inside me."
Critical reception [ edit ]
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got received critical acclaim. In 2003, the album was ranked number 406 on magazine's list of Rolling Stone the 500 greatest albums of all time. 
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks written by
Sinéad O'Connor, except where noted.
"My Special Child"
"Damn Your Eyes"
Silent Night" (long version) Traditional
You Do Something to Me"
"What Do You Want"
"I Am Stretched on Your Grave"
(Apple Brightness Mix)
Troy" (recorded live in London)
"I Want Your (Hands on Me)"
(live at Hammersmith Odeon)
Rob Dean Spike Hollifield
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Sinéad O'Connor: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, percussion, drum programming, arranger, producer, string arrangements
Nellee Hooper: producer Chris Birkett, Sean Devitt: producers, engineers
Marco Pirroni: electric guitar David Munday: acoustic guitar, piano
Andy Rourke: acoustic guitar, bass
Jah Wobble: bass
John Reynolds: drums
Steve Wickham: fiddle
Philip King: vocals, melody arrangement
Nick Ingman: conductor, orchestra director, string arrangements
Karl Wallinger: arranger Dave Hoffman, Dominique Leringoleur: photography
John Maybury: cover design
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Huey, Steve. "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got – Sinéad O'Connor". AllMusic . Retrieved . 5 October 2015
^ a b Sandow, Greg (16 March 1990). "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved . 12 December 2011
^ CBSnews.com "Sinead Sings And Speaks Her Mind" Accessed: 11 September 2016
^ Stafford, James. "25 Years Ago: Sinead O'Connor Releases 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. '" Diffuser.fm . Retrieved . 4 April 2016 So a lot of the songs on this record were really about her. Even the f–ng title I got from having a dream about her, and in this dream she said to me, "I do not want what I haven't got." In my mind, even 'Nothing Compares 2 U' was me thinking about her ...'Feel So Different' was a song about my mother. 'I Am Stretched On Your Grave' speaks for itself really [she laughs bleakly] ...'You Cause As Much Sorrow' was about my mother ...
^ O'Connor, Frank (trans). "I am Stretched on Your Grave". Lucy, Seán, (ed). Love Poems of the Irish, Cork: Mercier, 1967
^ Sleeve notes to 1979 Album Scullion
^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Sinéad O'Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0-312-24560-2 . Retrieved . 12 December 2011
^ Larkin, Colin (2011). (5th concise ed.). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
^ Willman, Chris (18 March 1990). "Sinead O'Connor 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got' Chrysalis". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . 5 October 2015
^ Quantick, David (1990). "Sinead O'Connor – I Do not Want What I Haven't Got". . Archived from NME the original on 17 August 2000 . Retrieved . 9 July 2015
^ Richardson, Mark (24 April 2009). "Sinéad O'Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Limited Edition)". Pitchfork Media . Retrieved . 12 December 2011
^ Sandall, Robert (April 1990). "Sinéad O'Connor: I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got". (43). Q
^ Gilmore, Mikal (22 March 1990). "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". Rolling Stone . Retrieved . 12 December 2011
^ Cinquemani, Sal (3 October 2003). "Sinéad O'Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". Slant Magazine . Retrieved . 12 December 2011
^ "#406 I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" " The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" 1 November 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
^ ". I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor on iTunes" . United States: iTunes Store Apple Inc. 4 April 2016. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016.
^ ". I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Special Edition) by Sinead O'Connor on iTunes" . United States: iTunes Store Apple Inc. 4 April 2016. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016.
^ EveryHit.co.uk UK Top 40 database Accessed: 3 December 2006
^ Billboard.com Sinead O'Connor album chart history Accessed: 3 December 2006
^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 January 2010 . Retrieved . 17 August 2011
^ SwissCharts.com I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got page Accessed: 3 December 2006
^ AustrianCharts.at I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got page Accessed: 3 December 2006