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eBook Purple Reign: The Artist Formerly Known As Prince ePub

by Liz Jones

  • ISBN: 155972448X
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Liz Jones
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Birch Lane Pr (April 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 284
  • ePub book: 1331 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1949 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 864

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I found Purple Reign to be a very interesting read, especially considering my interest in The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Jones rarely introduces her interviewees, making it very difficult for readers not familiar with O(+ 's associates to follow the book

I found Purple Reign to be a very interesting read, especially considering my interest in The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Interviews done for the book in addition to interviews taken from previous magazine gave excellent insight to the personality and talent of O(+ in addition to the circumstances in which he writes his music. Jones rarely introduces her interviewees, making it very difficult for readers not familiar with O(+ 's associates to follow the book.

Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 1997. A Birch Lane Press book. Includes discography (pages 249-274), bibliographical references (p. 275-276), and index. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today.

Purple Reign takes a long, hard look at the artist formerly known as Prince as he approaches forty. It goes behind the scenes at Paisley Park for an exclusive interview with the artist, in which he talks openly of his battle with the music industry, his new wife, his new life, and how he makes music. In other interviews members of his family, friends, fellow musicians, producers, dancers, and managers shed new light on perhaps the most misunderstood, and certainly most elusive, artist of our time

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Prince's name is now written as a strange symbol he calls "the love symbol. As such he no longer goes by the name "Prince" and now insists on being referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Hey man have you heard that new Prince song?" "Who's Prince?"

Prince's name is now written as a strange symbol he calls "the love symbol. Hey man have you heard that new Prince song?" "Who's Prince?" "You know who i mean, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Prince". by RoomTemperature November 16, 2013. 48. 10. Get a The Artist Formerly Known as Prince mug for your daughter Nathalie.

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Purple Reign: The Artist Formerly Known As Prince~ Paperback by Liz Jones. Prince has worked his way to the top just like Michael did. He may not of achieved as much as Michael did, but he deserves the success that he gets

Purple Reign: The Artist Formerly Known As Prince~ Paperback by Liz Jones. He may not of achieved as much as Michael did, but he deserves the success that he gets. but that may just be me. kacie · 3 years ago.

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Covers all aspects of the controversial pop icon's life, from his first record deal in 1977 to his new sound, and provides an inside glimpse of the record industry and the many new talents who are influenced by his work

Comments

Jozrone Jozrone
This is another great book about the musical icon, Prince. He is amazing. Love this book. It is very apparent why Prince is so popular. Everything he does is outstanding.
Watikalate Watikalate
I REMEMBER WHEN PRINCE FIRST CAME OUT WITH "I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER". PRINCE IS VERY TALENTED. PLAYS ALL THE INSTRUMENTS,WRITE SONGS, AND CAN DANCE IN HIGH HEELS!. HE WAS THE MAN OF THE 80'S. I ENJOYED THIS BOOK, AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT.
Manesenci Manesenci
great read
Makaitist Makaitist
Great condition and price.
Gianni_Giant Gianni_Giant
Even is U are not a fan of da man, this excellent biography will still be a fascinating and engrossing read. Not a gossipy, tabloid-like expose that focuses on Prince's eccentricities, but an intelligent study of not only his music, but the changing texture of black music in general. There is also an excellent discography and reviews of all of his albums in an nice appendix. This is one of the most accomplished biographies I've read in recent years, and it's highly recommended. Peace and Be Wild!!
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Prince is a notoriously difficult biographical subject. Most things said about him are second hand accounts of one sort or another and what does come from the source tends to be cryptic and open to much interpretation. He makes himself into such a mystery and as much as she tries writer Liz Jones isn't able to go much further than that in writing this. There are some obvious contraditions that do get played up here,the most obvious being that Prince didn't listen to R&B growing up: he most certainly did by most accounts. Basically we start after Prince and than wife Mayte Garcia lost their only child to a birth defect,goes back to Prince's beginnings and right back to square one again. There are plently of interesting musical anylizations along the way and they make up the best part of this particular book. One thing almost every account tends to point out is Prince being a workaholic control freak,often obsessed with perfecting his musical art and often recording mounds of music only to can most of it in his massive vaults. There's also some troubling notes regarding his extreme rudeness to fans on occasion and even outright hostility towards others,notably musicians he seems to feel threatened by. His moodiness would seem to indicate he wheres his astrological sign of Gemini on his sleeve as his attitude seems to know little predictabilty. Again though these don't come from Prince himsef. What you do get here from his own mouth paint the picture of another character:that of an aloof,complex and reflective man who has yet to discover who he is personally and developed his persona largely as a method of coping with sensativity over mistreatment in his life. It's a similar psychological makeup to another talented musical icon Prince greatly admired;Miles Davis. The book doesn't go too in depth to Prince's somewhat baffling name change to O(-> during the mid 90's and his confusing record company hassles. Again most of this comes from different outside accounts. There's a lot of healthy discussion here regarding the long gestating making of his debut motion picture Purple Rain and all the twists and turns,cast and script changes it went through during it's conception. This helps to explain why 1983 was the one single year of the 1980's that Prince didn't release an album of his own. Even though a lot of the book tries to make some sense of his life it actually ends up asking more questions than it answers and that's what makes this book so interesting. Even so there has yet to be a definative and thoroughly truthfull biography of Prince.
Acebiolane Acebiolane
I found Purple Reign to be a very interesting read, especially considering my interest in The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Interviews done for the book in addition to interviews taken from previous magazine gave excellent insight to the personality and talent of O(+> in addition to the circumstances in which he writes his music. A great deal of information was given to me of which I was previously unaware and it was a very comprehensive book.
However, I find it doubtful that much of this information is completely accurate. In any unauthorized biography, one must be aware of the fact that interviews and information from vindictive ex-employees is probably not all that reliable. There seems to be a polarity in the book: one group of people raved about how fantastic a person Prince is, while the other group of people couldn't stop talking about how much of a jerk he was. There were some believable sources (Wendy & Lisa, Alan Leeds, Eric Leeds, etc.), but many seemed to be doubtful.
Which brings me to by fart the weakest quality of the book (and the reason I only gave it 3 stars). The book is absolutely terribly written. Liz Jones convolutes many paragraphs in such a way that the reader has no idea who she's talking about by the time the paragraph has ended. Jones manages to use the words 'he' and 'she' over ten times in one 15 line paragraph without once mentioning exactly who she was speaking of. Jones rarely introduces her interviewees, making it very difficult for readers not familiar with O(+>'s associates to follow the book. I find it incredible that Jones is a regular magazine columnist in England and currently editor of a major magazine; perhaps a creative writing course is warranted!
All in all, a very easy and fascinating read. I recommend it. I do, however, look forward to Per Nilson's Dancemusicsexromance for additional insight into Prince's music and less focus on 'dirt'.
I read Ms. Jones book recently and found it to be full of errors. There are so many mistakes, I found myself more angry than entertained by the end of the book. Dates, names, events etc were out of place. The book give good info on the record industry as a whole, but her layout of the story of Prince's life is jumbled and confusing. Any real Prince fan would find more than a couple of errors in her attempt at a biography. She quoted Prince from when he was on the Oprah show (and quoted Oprah herself) and NEVER gave credit to the show. 25% of the book wouldn't be there if she hadn't have used Oprah's show as a base. My advice as a writer (published more than a few times) do your research and then do it again then to be sure.....do it once more.