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Thread started 03/19/17 5:09pm

madhouseman

My studio sessions book about Prince needs a title!

Hey Orgers,

I've been working on a book about Prince's studio sessions for over 20 years (since I was a writerfor UPTOWN Magazine and a researcher Per Nilsen's DMSR & THE VAULT) and I just delivered the first volume to the publisher and will have release information soon, but I wanted to ask you all a favor.

We are trying to nail down the title for the book and I've put a poll up on the facebook group for the book.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1091596104195943/permalink/1360056560683228/

The contents of the book cover everything he did in the studio from January 1, 1983 - December 31, 1984 as well as any information that would influence his work in the studio. The albums that were recorded during this era include: Purple Rain, ATWIAD, The Family, Sheila E's The Glamorous Life, Apollonia 6, The Time's Ice Cream Castle and countless outtakes and b-sides, as well as songs for Sheena Easton, The Bangles and Stevie Nicks.

The book also charts the creation of The Revolution, which was officially started once Wendy joined the group (according to others in the Revolution).

If you have a minute, head over to the fb group (PRINCE: The Complete Studio Sessions book series) and add your vote to the poll. Please don't post your vote or the titles in here. I may not see them.

Thank you all and I am looking forward to having an anouncement in the next 2-3 weeks about the release date, etc.

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My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #1 posted 03/19/17 5:15pm

HerecomethePur
pleYoda

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It looks like "Prince: The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions '83-'84" is your best bet Duane. thumbs up!

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Reply #2 posted 03/19/17 8:14pm

Lovejunky

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VOTED

I went for the third option>>ID leave out the "THE" its superflous if you add The Purple Rain era

Prince - Studio Sessions: 1983-1984, The Purple Rain era

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #3 posted 03/19/17 8:23pm

bluegangsta

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"Prince's G-Spot"

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #4 posted 03/19/17 8:40pm

Lovejunky

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bluegangsta said:

"Prince's G-Spot"

Damn...I missed that option....!

razz

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Reply #5 posted 03/19/17 8:44pm

EddieC

I'll take a trip to Facebook page later (well, I'll have my wife do it since I'm not on Facebook)--just thought I'd chime in that I'm excited to hear you've gotten to this point. I've loved the bits we've seen here of your research, and I've been waiting less-than-patiently for an actual book--so, YAY!

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Reply #6 posted 03/20/17 6:56am

PeteSilas

unlocking the vault

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #7 posted 03/20/17 8:24am

fredmagnus

I really like this stripped down title :

"Prince - Studio Sessions: 1983-1984".

But of course, adding "Purple Rain era" in the title may be useful to draw the attention of casual fans.

Not all the buyers will be hardcore fans.

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Reply #8 posted 03/20/17 10:10am

Genesia

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fredmagnus said:

I really like this stripped down title :

"Prince - Studio Sessions: 1983-1984".

But of course, adding "Purple Rain era" in the title may be useful to draw the attention of casual fans.

Not all the buyers will be hardcore fans.


Totally agree with this - because it will allow for consistency of title with other editions.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #9 posted 03/20/17 5:33pm

206Michelle

fredmagnus said:

I really like this stripped down title :

"Prince - Studio Sessions: 1983-1984".

But of course, adding "Purple Rain era" in the title may be useful to draw the attention of casual fans.

Not all the buyers will be hardcore fans.

thumbs up!

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #10 posted 03/21/17 10:57am

darkroman

I think it's wrong to have Purple Rain in the title as those sessions cover so much more.

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It should just be : Prince Studio Sessions 81-83 _insert name of studio if one was used.

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Then just have a bi-line that explains which albums and artists he recorded with.

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Alternatively give it a name and a sub-title, such as, Purple Music : Prince Studio Sessions 81-83.

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Straight forward really.

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lol

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Reply #11 posted 03/21/17 12:02pm

RicoN

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In Bloom - Studio Sessions etc.
Yes, I've probably made a spelling mistake, but I can't be arsed to go back and correc tit.
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