Prince: Life & Times

Prince: Life & Times

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by Jason Draper
     
 

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 "O" The Times - he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on Warner

Overview

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 "O" The Times - he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on Warner Bros, and leading the internet revolution.
 
Prince: Life and Times is an authoritative chronicle of his career to date, covering every album, every movie, and every tour. It includes profiles of various key collaborators, assesses his business dealings, and details his many and varied side-projects - on stage, on record, on screen, and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906002183
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
10.72(w) x 14.68(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Draper is a writer and editor based in London, England. He is the author of a number of books, including Led Zeppelin Revealed, and is the reviews editor of Record Collector magazine.

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Prince: Life & Times 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
ricanlove More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Prince fan. I thought I really knew everything about the artist but when I bean reading this book, it showed me how much I didn't know. This made me respect him more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's really good book. I was shocked how big the format is.. little bigger than 21Nights. Same quality of paper, amazin cover and full of useful informations..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Few have attained the fame, the worldwide acclaim, or deserved it as much as the near mythical and enigmatic Prince. Draper's book gives a comprehensive and insightful look into this rock legend's world and his dealings with ours ¿ a must buy for any fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want the definitive book about Prince - in a fantastic looking package - this is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend gave me this for Christmas, and I began reading it immediately. I was completely drawn in. The average Prince fan who's been around since the beginning (like my mother) probably knows a lot of the information, but Draper describes the life and times of Prince in great detail. I personally found out things that I didn't know, and I have to admit, there were a few moments where I just felt like "Omg, I can't believe he did that!" or "Ugh! What was wrong with him?!" but nevertheless, the choices he made are what makes him the man he is today. My only problem was the repeating of certain things, like the author's constant use of the word "sacked" (as oppose to "fired" or "laid-off"). I thought to myself "If I see the word "sacked" one more time I'm gonna go off!" And the book is seperated into 5 Chapters--the Chapters are separated into sections that are titled by Albums (i.e. you have "Chapter X" that is separated by "Purple Rain(1984-1985)", Parade (1986-1987), etc.). Some of the information in the sections have already been mentioned one or two times in previous sections and annoyed me very much. But all in all, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's definitely a must-read for any Prince fan or music fan.
CatHarlem More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for Prince fans. I love how is has a blend of what was going on in Prince's personal and professional life. We also get a chance to hear from the some of Prince's band members who were in the mix at the time the various albums were created.
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I love Prince's music and purchased this book for a great discounted price. I wanted something like this for a while. I think it's a good coffee table book that tells a little bit about my musical interests and personality. Is it a bit gossipy? Possibly, but I enjoy it nontheless. I think it could be very good for those who enjoy Princes's earlier music but may be a bit young to remember the 80s in its fullness.
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sanityAL More than 1 year ago
I am a longtime fan of Prince. This book was great for chronicling his career. It give insight to his very private world, glimpses of his genius, and his ability to be cutiing edge, even if not always understood or was marketable. Having attended Prince concerts through the years, this book was exciting; it was a great medium for me to relive those ocassions. Love the ovesized feature...it's the only way to appreciate the pictures....
Books-Is-Tasty More than 1 year ago
A wonderful gift for a Prince fan, or any other fan of 80s music!
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ROSEQUENE More than 1 year ago
Bought the book for my Prince collection!