Prince - Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution

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(Book). Prince has cut a singular path through the heart of popular music for more than 30 years. After making some of the most inventive albums of the '80s including 1999 , Purple Rain and Sign of the Times he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on his record label, Warner Bros., and leading the internet revolution. His subsequent career has had many ups and downs, but he remains a major commercial and artistic force, as evidenced by his ability to sell

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Overview

(Book). Prince has cut a singular path through the heart of popular music for more than 30 years. After making some of the most inventive albums of the '80s including 1999 , Purple Rain and Sign of the Times he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on his record label, Warner Bros., and leading the internet revolution. His subsequent career has had many ups and downs, but he remains a major commercial and artistic force, as evidenced by his ability to sell out the O2 Arena in London for 21 nights in succession in 2007. In 2010 he announced that the internet was "over" and released his latest album, 20Ten , as a free cover-mounted CD with several European publications. Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution is an authoritative chronicle of one of popular music's true mavericks. Covering every album, every movie, and every tour, it includes profiles of various key collaborators, assesses the artist's various business dealings, and details his many and varied side projects on stage, on record, on screen, and beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879309619
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 I Wasn't Born Like My Brother: Handsome and Tall 8

Chapter 2 Let's Work 13

Chapter 3 People Call Me Rude; I Wish We All Were Nude 24

Chapter 4 All the Critics Love U 35

Chapter 5 Baby I'm a Star 44

Chapter 6 U Got 2 Try a New Position 58

Chapter 7 Got Any Dreams You Ain't USIN'? 72

Chapter 8 Talkin' Stuff in a Violent Room 81

Chapter 9 I've Seen the Future 93

Chapter 10 We r the New Power Generation, We Want 2 Change the World 109

Chapter 11 Eye Hate U 121

Chapter 12 The Exodus Has Begun 134

Chapter 13 Emancipation 161

Chapter 14 U Ever Had a Crystal Ball? 172

Chapter 15 This is the Work We Must Do 4 Revolution 2 Come 2 Pass 185

Chapter 16 Don't U Miss the Feeling Music Gave Ya Back in the Day? 198

Chapter 17 U Need 2 Be a Superstar or Grow Up - But Not Both 210

Chapter 18 Prince is Alive! (And He Lives in Minneapolis) 224

Timeline 231

Endnotes 261

Index 265

Acknowledgments 272

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Thorough and balanced look at a music icon

    A well-researched look at the musical icon and enigma that is neither muck-raking nor fanatical. The author explores Prince (and O+>) from a musical view while incorporating the personal background behind the music in real-time. If all that is said is true, it gives the reader a glimpse inside the psyche producing the music. The only thing holding this book back from five stars is a sometimes confusing, bouncing-about chronology.

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