Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
ISBN_10 : 9781683304203
Copyright Year : 2016-05-13
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In a career that spanned nearly four decades, Prince captivated generations of audiences with not only his talent for songwriting and lyricism but his outré style and electrifying performances. His albums—a category-defying blend of rock, R&B, soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, disco and pop—have inspired countless artists and influenced the sound and trajectory of music for years to come. His hits have been the soundtrack for so many touchpoints across the lives of millions of fans, including “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Raspberry Beret,” “1999” and the landmark song “Purple Rain,” from the soundtrack of his semi-autobiographical movie. Now, in a tribute to the late Grammy- and Oscar-winning legend, TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Prince’s life story and career. This commemorative edition combines classic and rarely seen photographs and text from the Time Inc. archives, as well as the story behind the movie Purple Rain; a look inside Prince’s famed home and studio, Paisley Park; his unprecedented approach to the “business of Prince”; exclusive tributes from Sheila E., Seal and Lenny Kravitz; and a rundown of 25 essential Prince songs plus a handful of lesser-known gems. Comprehensive and visually compelling, Prince: An Artist’s Life honors the life, legend and musical legacy of a creative icon and performer.

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📒 Prince by Eric Braun

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
ISBN_10 : 9781512438611
Copyright Year : 2017-04-01
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Prince Rogers Nelson wrote his first song at age seven, and soon taught himself to play the piano, drums, and guitar. In the early 1980s, Prince wondered how to make his music—a mix of pop, funk, soul, and R&B—more appealing to an audience that loved more mainstream rock shows. He ended up making Purple Rain, the hit movie and soundtrack that turned him into a megastar. Experimenting with style, genre, and society's expectations of him as an African-American performer, Prince defied labels. Follow Prince's journey to superstardom, and learn how this wildly talented, prolific, and often-controversial performer touched the hearts of fans around the world.

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📒 This Thing Called Life by Joseph Vogel

Genre : Music
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN_10 : 9781501333996
Copyright Year : 2018-04-19
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What were Prince's politics? What did he believe about God? And did he really forsake the subject-sex-that once made him the most subversive superstar of the Reagan era? In this illuminating thematic biography, Joseph Vogel explores the issues that made Prince one of the late 20th century's most unique, controversial, and fascinating artists. Since his unexpected death in 2016, Prince has been recognized by peers, critics, and music fans alike. President Barack Obama described him as “one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time.” Yet in spite of the influx of attention, much about Prince's creative life, work, and cultural impact remains thinly examined. This Thing Called Life fills this vacuum, delving deep into seven key topics-politics, sound, race, gender, sex, religion, and death-that allow us to see Prince in fresh, invigorating new ways. Accessible and timely, This Thing Called Life takes the reader on a journey through the catalog and creative revolution of one of America's most compelling and elusive icons.

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Genre : Rock musicians
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ISBN_10 : 1942556535
Copyright Year : 2016-04-28
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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
ISBN_10 : 9780399589669
Copyright Year : 2019-10-29
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE GUARDIAN • NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to the book’s images. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image—his undying gift to the world.

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📒 Prince by Mobeen Azhar

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Publisher : Stories Behind the Songs
ISBN_10 : 178097891X
Copyright Year : 2016-07
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This book pays homage to the glamour, the sexiness and originality that Prince embodied: the artist is no more, but his music - and his legend - will live forever. - From the back cover.

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📒 Picturing Prince by Steve Parke

Genre : Music
Publisher : Cassell
ISBN_10 : 9781788400190
Copyright Year : 2017-09-05
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PICTURING PRINCE sees the late icon's former art director, STEVE PARKE, revealing stunning intimate photographs of the singer from his time working at Paisley Park. At least half of the images in the book are exclusively published here for the first time; most other images in the book are rare to the public eye. Alongside these remarkable images are fifty engaging, poignant and often funny written vignettes by Parke, which reveal the very human man behind the reclusive superstar: from shooting hoops to renting out movie theatres at 4am; from midnight requests for camels to meaningful conversations that shed light on Prince as a man and artist. STEVE PARKE started working with Prince in 1988, after a mutual friend showed Prince some of Steve's photorealistic paintings. He designed everything from album covers and merchandise to sets for Prince's tours and videos. Somewhere in all of this, he became Paisley Park's official art director. He began photographing Prince at the request of the star himself, and continued to do so for the next several years. The images in this book are the arresting result of this collaboration.

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ISBN_10 : 1540302792
Copyright Year : 2016-10-31
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This special Prince book is an extensive collection of stories, anecdotes, quotes and statements made about the man himself by those who worked with him, loved him or were inspired by his genius in some other way. It's not another Prince biography but more a chronicling of the effect he had on so many people from many different walks of life.Within these pages are testimonies by musical greats and celebrity personalities as well as industry insiders and ordinary people who worked for Prince privately. There are also some tales told by those he shared a bed with, though it's true that a thousand books probably couldn't contain all of those stories. This Prince ebook is intended to be a celebration of the Purple One, and a way to remember him through the words of so many of the people whose lives he touched with his musical genius and enigmatic charisma. Here's what they said about Prince...

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📒 Prince by Mobeen Azhar

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Sterling
ISBN_10 : 145492246X
Copyright Year : 2016-10-24
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The ultimate pictorial tribute to a beloved artistic legend. Filled with carefully curated photos of Prince from throughout his career, this visually stunning unofficial music biography features candid conversations journalist Mobeen Azhar had with the people who knew him best friends, musicians, artists, and members of his inner circle. These firsthand accounts paint a more personal picture of Prince than any seen before."

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 1681341212
Copyright Year : 2018-11
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An inside look at the early years of Prince, presented through both iconic and never-before-seen images taken by the photographer who was at his side through it all.

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