Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

by Duane Tudahl, Questlove

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Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 by Duane Tudahl

Featuring insights on even more groundbreaking recording sessions, rehearsals, and sound checks, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's award-winning book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet.

His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour.

With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios’ daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret” and also reveals never-before-published details about Prince’s unreleased outtakes.

This definitive chronicle of Prince’s creative brilliance during 1983 and 1984 provides a new experience of the Purple Rain album as an integral part of Prince’s life and the lives of those closest to him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538105504
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 684,098
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Duane Tudahl has worked in entertainment for over twenty-five years and has produced and/or directed documentary programming for the History Channel, CBS, GTV, Fox, Discovery, Pax, the Gospel Music Channel, the Food Channel, Tru-TV, and HGTV, among others. He has also been an editor on multiple Emmy-nominated programs, including Intervention, Unsolved Mysteries, and Cops. He is a former stand-up comic and has been writing about Prince and the Minneapolis music scene for two decades. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Questlove
CHAPTER 1: January 1983
CHAPTER 2: February 1983
CHAPTER 3: March 1983
CHAPTER 4: April 1983
CHAPTER 5: May 1983
CHAPTER 6: June 1983
CHAPTER 7: July 1983
CHAPTER 8: August 1983
CHAPTER 9: September 1983
CHAPTER 10: October 1983
CHAPTER 11: November 1983
CHAPTER 12: December 1983
CHAPTER 13: January 1984
CHAPTER 14: February 1984
CHAPTER 15: March 1984
CHAPTER 16: April 1984
CHAPTER 17: May 1984
CHAPTER 18: June 1984
CHAPTER 19: July 1984
CHAPTER 20: August 1984
CHAPTER 21: September 1984
CHAPTER 22: October 1984
CHAPTER 23: November 1984
CHAPTER 24: December 1984

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