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  • Copyright: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books
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Prince has cut a singular path through the heart of popular music for more than 30 years. After making some of 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 & 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 various business dealings, and details his many and varied side-projects on stage, On record, On screen, and beyond.

Author Biography

Jason Draper is a music journalist and author of several books, including Led Zeppelin: Revealed and A Brief History Of Album Covers. He is the reviews editor of Record Collector magazine and a regular contributor to the New Musical Express; his work has also appeared in Uncut, Metal Hammer, and Dance Today. He has never won an award, but on separate occasions, Brian Wilson told him he had nice eyes, and Beck complimented his dress sense. He lives in London with his girlfriend and their Jack Russell terrier.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
I Wasn't Born Like My Brother: Handsome and Tallp. 8
Let's Workp. 13
People Call Me Rude; I Wish We All Were Nudep. 24
All the Critics Love Up. 35
Baby I'm a Starp. 44
U Got 2 Try a New Positionp. 58
Got Any Dreams You Ain't USIN'?p. 72
Talkin' Stuff in a Violent Roomp. 81
I've Seen the Futurep. 93
We r the New Power Generation, We Want 2 Change the Worldp. 109
Eye Hate Up. 121
The Exodus Has Begunp. 134
Emancipationp. 161
U Ever Had a Crystal Ball?p. 172
This is the Work We Must Do 4 Revolution 2 Come 2 Passp. 185
Don't U Miss the Feeling Music Gave Ya Back in the Day?p. 198
U Need 2 Be a Superstar or Grow Up - But Not Bothp. 210
Prince is Alive! (And He Lives in Minneapolis)p. 224
Timelinep. 231
Endnotesp. 261
Indexp. 265
Acknowledgmentsp. 272
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