I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon

Celebrated journalist, tv personality, i would die 4 u relies on surprising and in-depth interviews with Prince’s band members, musicologists, former girlfriends, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: PRINCEDrawing on new research and enlivened by Touré’s unique pop-cultural fluency, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct the artist’s life and work.

Celebrated journalist, tv personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: Prince. By demystifying the man and his music, I Would Die 4 U shows us how Prince defined a generation. Defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, he nonetheless presents a very traditional conception of religion and God in his music.

Prince’s baby boomer status allowed him to play a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of generation X. He was an mtv megastar and a religious evangelist, using images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God. Used book in Good Condition.

Prince: The Man and His Music

A fixture of the pop canon, prince is widely held to be the greatest musician of his generation and will undoubtedly remain an inspiring and singular talent. This meticulously researched biography is the most comprehensive work on Prince yet published. Acclaimed british novelist and critic matt thorne draws on years of research and dozens of interviews with Prince's intimate associates many of whom have never spoken on record before to examine every phase of the musician's 35-year career, including nearly every song—released and unreleased—that Prince has recorded.

Originally released in the uk in 2012, this first us publication of Prince includes updated content detailing the artist's two 2014 albums, tour, 2015 Tidal release, and other career events. This astonishingly rich, almost encyclopedic biography is a must-have for any serious fan of Prince. The newest, prince was one of the few music superstars who remained, largely, most updated book on Prince available todayFamously reticent and perennially controversial, an enigma—even up to his premature death on April 21, 2016.

Agate Pub Inc. Unlike other prince books, this one eschews speculation into the artist's highly guarded private life and instead focuses deep and sustained attention exactly where it should be: on his work.

Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait

Agate Pub Inc. He designed everything from album covers and merchandise to sets for Prince's tours and videos. This edition also includes 16 pages of lost photographs, all of which have recently been uncovered by the author from within his extensive archive. Alongside these remarkable images are fifty engaging, poignant and often funny written vignettes by Parke, which reveal the very human man behind the reclusive superstar: from shooting hoops to renting out movie theatres at 4am; from midnight requests for camels to meaningful conversations that shed light on Prince as a man and artist.

Steve parke started working with prince in 1988, after a mutual friend showed Prince some of Steve's photorealistic paintings. He began photographing Prince at the request of the star himself, and continued to do so for the next several years. Somewhere in all of this, he became Paisley Park's official art director.

At least half of the images in the book are exclusively published here for the first time; most other images in the book are rare to the public eye. The images in this book are the arresting result of this collaboration. Picturing prince sees the late icon's former art director, STEVE PARKE, revealing stunning intimate photographs of the singer from his time working at Paisley Park.


Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince

Here, journalist, with the passion of an obsessive fan and the skills of a critic, and novelist, he mines his encyclopedic knowledge of Prince’s music to tell both his story and the story of the paradigm-shifting ideas that he communicated to his millions of fans around the world. Asking a series of questions―not only “who was prince?” but “Who wasn’t he?” and “Who are we?”―Dig if You Will the Picture is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary talent.

Agate Pub Inc. Greenman's take on Prince is the autobiography of a generation and its ideas. Uniting a diverse audience while remaining singularly himself, and a pop-culture prophet who shattered traditional ideas of race and gender, Prince was a tireless artist, rewrote the rules of identity, a musical virtuoso and chameleon, and redefined the role of sex in pop music.

A polymath in his own right who collaborated with George Clinton and Questlove on their celebrated memoirs, Greenman has been listening to and writing about Prince since the mid-eighties. Named one of the best music books of 2017 by the wall street journala unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant, contributing writer to the New Yorker, legacy, willfully contrary, experimental, mercurial, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our cultureBen Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, or prolific as Prince.

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The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, beloved artist--than Mayte, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. Agate Pub Inc. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life.

Henry holt. The most beautiful is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come. Instant new york times bestsellerat the one-year anniversary of his death, candid, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons.

Hachette. In the most beautiful, mayte garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert and the long-distance romance that followed, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, to their fairy-tale wedding and their groundbreaking artistic partnership, to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good.


Prince: A Private View

Brief, personal, stories about Shahidi and Prince’s collaboration and time together are alternately incisive, but complete and rich, and even funny. Agate Pub Inc. With never-before-seen photos, it is the ultimate collection of shots of Prince. Afshin was the only photographer allowed to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood; some of those photos are included in this book.

Hachette. Henry holt. Prince: a private view compiles photographer Afshin Shahidi’s work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. He collaborated with Prince longer than any other photographer. Now a new york times bestseller!Featuring a foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Afshin shahidi met prince in 1993 and soon became his cinematographer and later one of the only people allowed to photograph him.


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

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. From sunset sound studios’ daily recording logs and the Warner Bros.

Featuring groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, Duane Tudahl 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, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, singers, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. Hachette. 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.

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TIME Prince, An Artist's Life 1958-2016

Agate Pub Inc. His hits have been the soundtrack for so many touchpoints across the lives of millions of fans, including “i wanna be your lover, ” “1999” and the landmark song “Purple Rain, ” “Kiss, ” “Little Red Corvette, ” “Raspberry Beret, ” “Let’s Go Crazy, ” from the soundtrack of his semi-autobiographical movie.

Now, in a tribute to the late grammy- and Oscar-winning legend, TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Prince’s life story and career. Henry holt. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment. And sold by Amazon. This commemorative edition combines classic and rarely seen photographs and text from the Time Inc.

Hachette. His albums—a category-defying blend of rock, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, soul, disco and pop—have inspired countless artists and influenced the sound and trajectory of music for years to come. Archives, as well as the story behind the movie purple rain; a look inside Prince’s famed home and studio, Paisley Park; his unprecedented approach to the “business of Prince”; exclusive tributes from Sheila E.

Seal and lenny kravitz; and a rundown of 25 essential Prince songs plus a handful of lesser-known gems. Comprehensive and visually compelling, Prince: An Artist’s Life honors the life, legend and musical legacy of a creative icon and performer.

In His Own Words - Prince

Agate Pub Inc. While almost everyone familiar with his work ranks Prince as a brilliant musician, a dynamic performer and a sublime songwriter, he is rarely given much credit as an inspirational speaker. This compilation finally collects the very best Prince interviews which, all at once, educational, are enthralling, and downright entertaining.

Hachette. Henry holt. But evidence to the contrary is contained on this remarkable dVD which contains seven lengthy filmed interviews with the man himself, crucially, remarkably eloquent, and during which he shows himself to be a hugely intelligent, given at various junctures during his incredible career, well informed and, a most humane and compassionate individual.

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Prince: Chapter and Verse―A Life in Photographs

The ultimate pictorial tribute to Prince—with personal, firsthand anecdotes from those who grew up with, knew, and worked alongside him. Factory sealed DVD. Henry holt. Sterling. News of his untimely passing shocked and shattered his millions of fans. Agate Pub Inc. These firsthand accounts paint a more personal picture of Prince than any seen before, glamour, and, musical genius, along with the images, pay homage to the originality, and sex appeal that Prince embodied.

Prince was a legend of artistry and individuality, a man who lived for his music and positioned himself outside the confines of the recording industry. Hachette. Filled with rare and carefully curated photos of prince from all stages of his career, musicians, artists, this visually stunning unofficial music biography tells Prince’s story through conversations that journalist and Prince fanatic Mobeen Azhar had with the people who knew him best—friends, and members of his inner circle—many speaking out about the great artist for the first time.


The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988

The great distance traveled by prince during his final months - tours of australia and New Zealand, a funeral in the Bay Area for former muse and lover Denise Matthews, and a final return home - in some ways mirrored on a grand scale Prince's nomadic childhood, a tour of Canada, to which the book returns after detailing the events of 2016.

Alex hahn, brings his extraordinary experience to this book, which includes fully updated and expanded elements of his controversial 2003 biography Possessed, writing with co-author Laura Tiebert, a sought-after collector's item that remains a classic of Prince literature. Henry holt. Thanks to the many close friends and associates who shared their stories with the authors, The Rise of Prince will both enlighten and deeply move Prince's legions of fans.

. What is ultimately revealed is the very human story of how a young man from a small Midwestern city overcame adversity to achieve one of the greatest runs of creativity in pop history, along the way creating an unparalleled universe of side projects, alter egos, and a musical legacy for the ages. The rise of prince: 1958-1988 gives you a front-row seat to the dramatic events of iconic artist Prince Rogers Nelson's dazzling rise to fame.

This book's gripping, 2016, 50-page prologue provides a nearly day-to-day account of the events that unfolded between November 2015 and April 21, when Prince tragically died at Paisley Park. The book opens with the gripping tale of prince's final months in 2016, and then transports you to the Minneapolis of his childhood to tell a story that is by turns tragic and triumphant.

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