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Prince in the Studio: The Stories Behind the Hits 1977 - 1994 by Jake Brown Available for Pre-Order

Prince in the Studio: The Stories Behind the Hits 1977 - 1994 by Jake Brown

Given his tragic recent passing, Prince's fans are clamoring for new books, and this is the most out of the box of all of them, focusing exclusively on the creation of the hits that made him a legend over nearly 40 years as an icon.

Newsweek reported in the wake of Prince’s passing that the Purple wunderkind “expanded the realm of what is or might be possible for a pop star to accomplish – and he made it look easy.” Accomplishing this feat musically above all other due recognitions, Prince was without a doubt the Mozart of his time, and one whose catalog will no doubt be studied and celebrated by musical generations to come for the simple truth that, as Time Magazine has so eloquently noted, “at his best, Prince has always been…far ahead of his time.” Working with his musical imagination as a canvas and the 35+ musical instruments he played as his brushes, each and every one of the Purple pioneer’s albums – from “1999” and “Purple Rain” to “Sign O’the Times” and “Batman” and beyond – were not merely works of art, but galleries with each song a portrait opening our ears to new sounds and possibilities realized, often for the first time. Now, for the first time, in the pages of “PRINCE IN THE STUDIO: The Stories Behind the Hits 1977-1994,” the creation of this multi-instrumentalist’s timeless catalog is chronicled in a front-row seat for readers that takes them deeper inside the heart of Prince’s rare creative process than ever before!!

This is the first time Prince fans can read about the making of every one of his greatest hits, including “Little Red Corvette,” “1999,” “Kiss,” “Batdance,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Sign O’the Times,” “Cream,” “Seven,” “Pop Life,” “Let’s Pretend We’re Married,” “Take Me With U,” “Alphabet St.,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man,” “The Beautiful Ones,” “U Got the Look,” “D.M.S.R.,” “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “I Feel For You,” “When U Were Mine,” “Delirious,” “When Doves Cry,” “Sexy M.F.,” “Get Off,” “Money Don’t Matter 2nite,” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” “Somebody’s Somebody,” “P. Control,” “Crazy Relationship,” and “I Would Die 4 U!”

Right now $10.24 at Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble...1125352479

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Reply #1 posted 03/19/17 2:51pm

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Were all his songs in 1977 hits? And i thought he died in 2016 not 1994?

When are writers going to focus on all of his music and not just the WB stuff?

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Reply #2 posted 03/19/17 2:58pm

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That's some bootleg looking cover there!

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Reply #3 posted 03/19/17 3:01pm

ladygirl99

I like all these books come out and all.

But damn writers slow down a bit. lol

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Reply #4 posted 03/19/17 5:58pm

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Also, look forward to the new book The Studio Sessions series by Duane Tudahl that covers 1983-1984.

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Reply #5 posted 03/19/17 6:16pm

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Holy fuck that cover is godawful. Why would you fuck with that photo?
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Reply #6 posted 03/19/17 6:36pm

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Yeah, we're actually hoping that this is not the released cover to this.

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Reply #7 posted 03/19/17 8:04pm

ladygirl99

TwiliteKid said:

Holy fuck that cover is godawful. Why would you fuck with that photo?

It does look like graphic art. Graphic books are popular these days so maybe they use that photo trying to appeal to younger audience.

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Reply #8 posted 03/19/17 9:56pm

thebiscuit

Don't let the cover put you off. It's a great read for a Prince fan. Think I might read mine again.
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Reply #9 posted 03/19/17 10:13pm

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thebiscuit said:

Don't let the cover put you off. It's a great read for a Prince fan. Think I might read mine again.

Crazy Relationship, huh? If this is any indication of the book's content, it's not very encouraging. And yeah, I also thought Prince died in 16 not 94...
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Reply #10 posted 03/20/17 6:24am

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So this is a repackaging of his seven year old book? The one that's a complete and utter mess, desperately in search of a decent editor? The one where he copy-pasted info and interviews from other books and forums like the Org and Housequake without proper attribution?

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Reply #11 posted 03/20/17 10:58am

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BartVanHemelen said:

So this is a repackaging of his seven year old book? The one that's a complete and utter mess, desperately in search of a decent editor? The one where he copy-pasted info and interviews from other books and forums like the Org and Housequake without proper attribution?

Thank you Bart. A definite pass and someone should be beaten for that art work.

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Reply #12 posted 03/20/17 11:20am

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Give Jake Brown some credit. It takes a lot of effort to prouduce a book about Prince that have no desire to own and he's one of
the few authors to have achieved that.

And what's that cover? It's like someone asked what would the child of Prince and Michael Jackson look like if he was ever bitten by the walking dead!
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Reply #13 posted 03/20/17 11:41am

EddieC

Bart's description might be a bit harsh--but it was a tough read, though I found stuff I hadn't seen before. It really could have used an editor. It seemed like every time someone was quoted he gave their whole CV. A lot of repetition and organizational issues too, if I remember right.

I read the thing on a tablet, so I didn't have to see the cover art much. But I think the old art was better... or at least not actively bad.

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Reply #14 posted 03/20/17 11:42am

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databank said:

thebiscuit said:
Don't let the cover put you off. It's a great read for a Prince fan. Think I might read mine again.
Crazy Relationship, huh? If this is any indication of the book's content, it's not very encouraging. And yeah, I also thought Prince died in 16 not 94...

He gets the titles right in the book. biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 03/20/17 12:08pm

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The only studio book we will need will be Duane's.

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Reply #16 posted 03/20/17 12:30pm

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Lord have mercy.. lol

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #17 posted 03/20/17 1:23pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:

The only studio book we will need will be Duane's.

Yes, and in plural biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 03/20/17 2:49pm

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ladygirl99 said:

TwiliteKid said:

Holy fuck that cover is godawful. Why would you fuck with that photo?

It does look like graphic art. Graphic books are popular these days so maybe they use that photo trying to appeal to younger audience.

The popularity of graphic novels has nothing to do with this - they've taken a great photo and fucked it up by drawing on top of it.

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Reply #19 posted 03/20/17 3:09pm

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Reply #20 posted 03/24/17 11:01am

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The responsible for this graphic art cover should be in jail.

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Reply #21 posted 03/24/17 5:09pm

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Even better will be a book by Kiwi author Hamish Whitta, which will speak on bootlegs.

That cover looks horrible though,airbrushed anime. I consider it racial too, he looks too white there.

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Reply #22 posted 03/27/17 8:09am

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Adorecream said:

Even better will be a book by Kiwi author Hamish Whitta, which will speak on bootlegs.

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Huh, so someone is publishing a book on their favorite bootlegs? What's the point?

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Reply #23 posted 03/28/17 1:44pm

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BartVanHemelen said:



Adorecream said:


Even better will be a book by Kiwi author Hamish Whitta, which will speak on bootlegs.



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Huh, so someone is publishing a book on their favorite bootlegs? What's the point?



My guess is the point of a book like this is that it's something the author is passionate about and perhaps he thinks other people might like it too.


Much like the point of ever other book I suppose.

I know I'll be picking one up.
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